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Great kit review!
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Ordered one last nice fro Sprue.
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When you get it let me know what you think about the C model parts. It's a pretty good kit as far a the J goes, but it's not Tamiya F-16 good. I had to shim two different areas when joining the upper and lower fuselage together, which is something I didn't expect on an 80 dollar kit. The other thing I don't get is why they didn't do rudder that could be positioned and why use slot mounting for the horizontal stabs instead of a round or peg mounting so, they could be positioned.
Just my 2 cents.....but I'm still going to buy two of the C Models!
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When you get it let me know what you think about the C model parts. It's a pretty good kit as far a the J goes, but it's not Tamiya F-16 good. I had to shim two different areas when joining the upper and lower fuselage together, which is something I didn't expect on an 80 dollar kit. The other thing I don't get is why they didn't do rudder that could be positioned and why use slot mounting for the horizontal stabs instead of a round or peg mounting so, they could be positioned.
Just my 2 cents.....but I'm still going to buy two of the C Models!
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Got the kit from Sprue. Great boxing & packaging as usual. The plastic is excellent along with great detail. The correct non-slotted stabs are provided as well as the correct nozzles. However, the fuselage molds are the same so it still has the incorrect shape for the engine humps.


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Got the kit from Sprue. Great boxing & packaging as usual. The plastic is excellent along with great detail. The correct non-slotted stabs are provided as well as the correct nozzles. However, the fuselage molds are the same so it still has the incorrect shape for the engine humps.


HeyChris,
I've got to wait until the second week in December until my bonus comes through. I've heard that the horizontal stabs are correct and non slatted but that they forgot the "tri-angle" reinforcement plate that is very prevalent on the C....can you take a look on your kit and confirm. I think it will be very easy to correct, but again you'd think that they would have caught that!
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The stiffener isn’t there...

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Big Miss by the ZM guys.....but as I said I don't think it will be too hard to fix!
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Big Miss by the ZM guys.....but as I said I don't think it will be too hard to fix!
easy fix...
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easy fix...
This is how I fixed the stabs on my Academy F-4C.....



Turned out good, when I got some paint on them.
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Hi,

I didn't think any F-4C's or D's were delivered with those plates on them, so I wouldn't call it a Big Miss.
Does anyone know when they started installing them?
Right now, I'm thinking they are a post-Vietnam thing...I did remove them from my Monogram stabs intended for the 1967 gun pod Mig-killers.

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Hi,

I didn't think any F-4C's or D's were delivered with those plates on them, so I wouldn't call it a Big Miss.
Does anyone know when they started installing them?
Right now, I'm thinking they are a post-Vietnam thing...I did remove them from my Monogram stabs intended for the 1967 gun pod Mig-killers.

Cheers, Stefan.
Hi Stefan,
You're correct none of the F-4C's were delivered with the arrow reinforcement plate, they began doing the mod in the early 70's. I guess my comment was centered around the fact that the decals depict a 1976 William Tell F-4C and based on that fact the aircraft should have had them. At the very least they should have made a set that you could add on.......just my two cents worth!
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