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What do you guys think? I've never heard of this company.

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What do you guys think? I've never heard of this company.

http://img.luckymodel.com/default.as...m_no=SWS-48-04
Chris,

Its a Zoukei-Mura F-4J, No 4 their 1/48 Super Wing Series(SWS). I have read only good things about this kit. Google will help you out mate.

Go on......pull the trigger!


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Chris,
Pull the trigger! It's an incredible kit, probably the best F-4 kit ever made. It only has one shape issue, but it's not a deal breaker...I'm gonna probably purge my Hasegawa's one day...

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Hey Jeff,
I keep hearing they they are going to come out with a C Model......is that true?
I may have to wait until they do, hearing great things about this kit!
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Unread March 21st, 2017, 08:52 PM
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The ZM F-4 is as much of an advance over the Academy kit as the Academy kit was over the Hasegawa F-4's. I have all three and go buy it.
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Pull the trigger! It's an incredible kit, probably the best F-4 kit ever made. It only has one shape issue, but it's not a deal breaker...
Actually two, but still not deal breakers.
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Hey Jeff,
I keep hearing they they are going to come out with a C Model......is that true?
I may have to wait until they do, hearing great things about this kit!
a C/D is on the cards... no idea what the timeline is, next up is the S
Long noses are also going to be done..
Eventually the K/M
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Brad,
At Nats this past summer they said all versions were up for grabs. They don't wanna back down....

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Already built one nice kit, far better than Hasegawa, and considerably better in most ways than the Academy kit. I'd give it the top spot of 48th F-4s at this time and by far the best OOB cockpit.
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What are the shape issues specifically?

Thinking about getting one but would like to know before I pull the trigger.
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Great info fellas...THANKS
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Just ordered one!
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For those on Facebook, do you think it's worth a group build? I'll start one!
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The only one I'm aware of is on the sides over the back near the nacelles. Somebody on ARC did a buncha stuff to prove its off. It may be a bit, but I'm not gonna lose sleep over it...

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The only one I'm aware of is on the sides over the back near the nacelles. Somebody on ARC did a buncha stuff to prove its off. It may be a bit, but I'm not gonna lose sleep over it...

Jeff
Thanks!

Just wanted to make sure it didn't have some major shape issue, sounds like that area maybe just a red cunt hair off and not really noticeable.

Got a bunch of Furball Decals that need something to be displayed on, sounds like this is a perfect blank canvas for a set.
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I just got mine and all I can say is WOW. Can wait to get this one started. The level of detail is very impressive and from what I can see, better than any other 1/48 scale kit on the market. I will be grabbing several of these as soon as the Air Force variants come out! I'm thinking the C/D is going to be a huge hit!
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I'm building one now alongside an Academy. The ZM is far nicer and much better detailed. I'm only about 1/3 through - but in the future - especially if they do other versions - ZM would be my first choice in 1/48 Phantoms.
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I bought one too. The molding looks great!
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Until the C/D comes out, will the Nose cone of the Academy fit on this kit?
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Until the C/D comes out, will the Nose cone of the Academy fit on this kit?
Nope. The Academy kit has reasonably accurate radome cross section. The ZM kit, while generally superior, has slightly too wide nose cone/radome, so the parts won't fit.
Another issue is that in the Academy kit the radome base line (where it is attached to the fuselage) is too vertical when you look at it from the side. In the ZM kit the radome base line is correctly angled. One more reason the parts would not fit...

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