Crusader Air Intakes (For Afterburner Cooling)

Published: July 10th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: Rod Lees - IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard
Price: $7.95
Product / Stock #: EDU648381
Product provided by: Eduard

Extreme appreciation to Eduard for their having once again provided a sample copy of a long-awaited product, the F-8E Crusader, and the usual wave of thanks to the IPMS USA leadership for ensuring I received it!

This upgrade provides additional detail for the recently re-released Hasegawa F-8E crusader under the banner of Eduard, in the form of a hollowed out intake with visible depth to the intake. Just four parts here; two very thin PE baseplates with rivet detail, and the scoops themselves.

Installation steps: drill the two mounting holes in the afterburner position on the model at the pre-located drill hole wells from the inside, then carefully remove the PE baseplates from their fret. Dress the cut marks with your favorite method, then set aside.

The resin intakes themselves require an individual to: carefully remove them from the casting web and bloc; clean up the mounting surface; then fit the two pegs through the PE mounting plate and into the spot on their model.

I applied a small dot of thin CA to the fore and aft sections of the PE to tack glue in place. When cured, I flooded acrylic floor polish around the intake and PE parts on the model, then wiped off the excess to let It dry. Filler and adhesive in one application! When dry, primer all with Tamiya Spray fine primer and continue to build rest of the kit

Another fine score for Eduard. Thanks to them for extending the lead, and again to my bosses in IPMS for trusting me to produce in a timely manner...

  • Parts included in resin- and photoetch-aftermarket kit
    Parts included in resin- and photoetch-aftermarket kit
  • Closeup of mounting plates
    Closeup of mounting plates
  • Afterburner cooling scoop installed on Hasegawa F-8 kit
    Afterburner cooling scoop installed on Hasegawa F-8 kit
  • Front view of installed afterburner cooling scoop
    Front view of installed afterburner cooling scoop

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