F-105D Vacu Canopy (F-Toys kit)

Published: May 1st, 2020     
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Reviewed by: Ben Morton - IPMS# 47301
Scale: 1/144
Company: Brengun
Price: $4.33
Product / Stock #: BRL 144160
Product provided by: Hauler Brengun

One of the banes of existence for fans of modeling 1/144th scale aircraft are the over-sized, out of scale canopies supplied with the kit that often lack any molded definition. With few exceptions modelers just have to contend with these abnormalities. Another thing germane to our hobby overall is patience, and if you wait long enough everything will be provided by some manufacturer. Such is the case with Brengun and their new vacuum formed, clear canopies for the 1/144th scale F-Toys F-105D aircraft kit. [Technical Note: The F-Toys F-105D kit was originally released in 2010 with another issue in 2018 with new box art and decals.]

The 'kit' from Brengun includes two vacuum-formed canopies on a small sheet of clear acetate. The only 'assembly' required is the careful cutting away of the excess material. And do be careful! After removing the clearly marked excess material all that's needed to do is paint the canopy frames and then attach same to the completed model. Or if you want, attach the canopy to the model, mask, and then paint.

Aside from the scale thinness and clearness of the vacuum formed acetate canopies from Hauler, is the added bonus of being able to separate the forward section of the canopy from the rear, allowing for an open canopy. An option that is nigh on impossible with the kit supplied part.

These vacuum formed canopies from Brengun are most welcome for use with F-Toys' F-105D kit. They will, however, require some careful fitting and use of those crafty modeling skills. The reward will be a crystal clear canopy that may be displayed open. Note: Should you choose to open up the 'front office' your gonna need to scratch build an interior as F-Toys left all those parts (seat, sidewalls, etc.) out of the box. Maybe a detailed interior set coming soon from Brengun?

My thanks to Brengun and IPMS/USA for the review copy.

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