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#121 F`s are my favs

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:24 PM

Congrats for the awesome finish. Looks beautiful, awesome weathering and these loadouts... Nice nice. Pure classic.
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Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:35 AM

Added those details...  :-)

 

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 11:02 AM

Such a great build! Like it! I already saved some stuff as reference for my own kit when being build!


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 01:41 PM

Great reference build.

 

May i ask how would you rate the kit in aspect of buildability (including issues and positives that it offers)?

 

Im deciding what should i take (hasegawa/eduard-academy or ZM) considering that the ZM costs nearly double as either of both, is the question if it is worth? Does it assemble itself so much better? Im no external contour fanatic, so if it looks like a F-4J its pretty much close enough for me.

 

I did not read carefully enough though, are the fit issues due to insufficient dry-fitting/or similar, or are a general design issue - i know that i should read it once more in detail prior posting, but somehow i dont get to it at this time due to work :(

 

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 04:10 PM

Super work on the details.

Keep 'em coming

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:55 PM

Great reference build.

 

May i ask how would you rate the kit in aspect of buildability (including issues and positives that it offers)?

 

Im deciding what should i take (hasegawa/eduard-academy or ZM) considering that the ZM costs nearly double as either of both, is the question if it is worth? Does it assemble itself so much better? Im no external contour fanatic, so if it looks like a F-4J its pretty much close enough for me.

 

I did not read carefully enough though, are the fit issues due to insufficient dry-fitting/or similar, or are a general design issue - i know that i should read it once more in detail prior posting, but somehow i dont get to it at this time due to work :(

 

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Marko,

   if price is a consideration, I'd opt for one of the Academy F4 kits. I built the B and it's more detailed and a better fitting kit then the old Hasegawa kit. Buy what AM parts you feel you want, not what Eduard decides to include in the kit.  Like I posted, I'm getting a ZM J and the Academy C.

 

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 03:12 PM

Great reference build.

 

May i ask how would you rate the kit in aspect of buildability (including issues and positives that it offers)?

 

Im deciding what should i take (hasegawa/eduard-academy or ZM) considering that the ZM costs nearly double as either of both, is the question if it is worth? Does it assemble itself so much better? Im no external contour fanatic, so if it looks like a F-4J its pretty much close enough for me.

 

I did not read carefully enough though, are the fit issues due to insufficient dry-fitting/or similar, or are a general design issue - i know that i should read it once more in detail prior posting, but somehow i dont get to it at this time due to work :(

 

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Marco,

 

since I haven´t built the Academy kit I can´t tell you which one is better. I liked the Z-M kit, dispite those problems I had. Considering the price and what the aftermarket offers, I would go for the Academy kit. Otherwise I would wait what Z-M releases in the future and what they did to adress the issue with the outer wings.

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:29 AM

Hi Dirk,

 

thanks for heads up. Well, i jumped too early and ordered two of the ZM kits...darn :/ (not yet paid,..but still)

With a bit of blocksanding i figure the wing issue is easy solveable, is it? How about with the cockpit sides, can you give a good insight about that issue?

 

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 05:21 PM

Hi Dirk,

 

thanks for heads up. Well, i jumped too early and ordered two of the ZM kits...darn :/ (not yet paid,..but still)

With a bit of blocksanding i figure the wing issue is easy solveable, is it? How about with the cockpit sides, can you give a good insight about that issue?

 

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Marco,

 

the outer wing issue is solveable. Regarding the cockpit. Just make shure that the walls of the front wheel well ar fiting good together. And than add the cockpit on top of it. Just check if everything is there where it should belong. Then you won´t have any problems. I just didn´t pay enough attention, therefore my problems with the cockpit.

 

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:40 PM

Dirk,

  At 1st I posted that the ZM kit seems to offer greater deal, and therefore I was going to buy the J from ZM rather then from Academy. Honestly, the wing tip issue has been nagging at me, as I didn't have any real dimensional issues with the Academy B, so I'm going to buy the Academy F4-C, & J. And then see if ZM address the wing tip issue with their S.

 

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:58 PM

Well, mine are paid now, so im all in. :piliot:

Dirk, thanks for the heads up, i will keep the tips in mind.

I just hope that the boxes are not as exaggerated in size as the ones from Eduard :)


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