F-4E in 1/48 Revell vs Academy???

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F-4E in 1/48 Revell vs Academy???

Joined: December 8th, 2011, 3:48 am

December 16th, 2011, 4:30 am #1

I assume that the hasegawa kit is really the best but between the other two which one is the best build? Thanks so much.
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December 16th, 2011, 4:49 am #2

The Revell/Hasegawa F-4E is a very nice kit, but the Academy 48th F-4E is the same old 1/50th copy of the Fujimi kit; It's horribly inaccurate; Stay far away!

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December 16th, 2011, 6:49 am #3

Doesn't look like Hasegawa's, so is this the 1/50 Fujimi?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-48-ACADEMY ... 3f0ddc9f0a



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December 16th, 2011, 7:48 am #4

which is a "recessed panel copy" of the old Fujimi 1/50th F-4E.

Original Academy:
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Original Fujimi

Again, it's horribly inaccurate.

In a nutshell; late 70s Fujimi came out with their 1/50th F-4E, which had raised panel lines. In 1980, Academy/Minicraft (at the time, not to be confused with Minicraft of today) basically copied the Fujimi kit, but in recessed panel line form. The copied every inaccuracy, right down to the under-scaling.

Fast forward to today: instead of tooling a new F-4E, Academy took cheesy (in this case -pitiful) way out by resurrecting that awful 1/50th F-4E from the early 80s.

Just be aware


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December 16th, 2011, 3:44 pm #5

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December 16th, 2011, 6:23 pm #6

which is a "recessed panel copy" of the old Fujimi 1/50th F-4E.

Original Academy:
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Original Fujimi

Again, it's horribly inaccurate.

In a nutshell; late 70s Fujimi came out with their 1/50th F-4E, which had raised panel lines. In 1980, Academy/Minicraft (at the time, not to be confused with Minicraft of today) basically copied the Fujimi kit, but in recessed panel line form. The copied every inaccuracy, right down to the under-scaling.

Fast forward to today: instead of tooling a new F-4E, Academy took cheesy (in this case -pitiful) way out by resurrecting that awful 1/50th F-4E from the early 80s.

Just be aware


"I am a "Realist". I see and call things as they are, not how I want them to be."
AFAIK... I have one I was building on recently. The kit is pretty clean and the surface detailing wasnt bad... its just not accurate and has no cockpit, etc.
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December 16th, 2011, 6:52 pm #7

I assume that the hasegawa kit is really the best but between the other two which one is the best build? Thanks so much.
One of those good deals out there! I got mine when they were dumping a lot of the ProModeler boxed Hase kits cheap: A-4E, F-4E, Bf109F (1/32), Arado 234. All went for about $10 each. The older Monogram now revell kits of the F-4C and F-4J are the raised panel line kits of yore.

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December 16th, 2011, 6:58 pm #8

AFAIK... I have one I was building on recently. The kit is pretty clean and the surface detailing wasnt bad... its just not accurate and has no cockpit, etc.
of the versions I've seen. I'm looking at one now in the boxing I posted above and it has all raised panel lines....

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December 16th, 2011, 6:58 pm #9

AFAIK... I have one I was building on recently. The kit is pretty clean and the surface detailing wasnt bad... its just not accurate and has no cockpit, etc.
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December 16th, 2011, 8:15 pm #10

AFAIK... I have one I was building on recently. The kit is pretty clean and the surface detailing wasnt bad... its just not accurate and has no cockpit, etc.
And the Fujimi came out not in the late '70s but in the very early '70s or the late '60s. I either had one before I left high school ('72) or it was on the side of the box of the A-4 I built in high school.

Undersized and not very detailed, not 100% accurate in shape but it DOES all fit well and go together easily!





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