Speaking of the Academy F-4B I have a question for the experten

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December 29th, 2014, 12:07 am #1

There are a lot of extra parts in the box and I wonder if the correct parts are there to do a F-4N.
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Yes, the parts for the N are included. n/t

December 29th, 2014, 12:27 am #2

Yes, the parts for the N are included. n/t
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Joined: September 28th, 2013, 8:56 pm

Now the $64,000 question

December 29th, 2014, 12:40 am #3

Does anyone have a list of which parts need to be substituted to make it a F-4N?
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Wouldn't that be in the instructions ? nt

December 29th, 2014, 1:21 am #4

Wouldn't that be in the instructions ? nt
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The parts aren't in the instructions since the kit is marketed as a B model

December 29th, 2014, 1:41 am #5

I assume they're planning on releasing a separate N model boxing. I haven't looked at my kit in a while, but I believe the only N-specific parts in the box are the antenna housings on the intakes (and maybe some others that I don't remember at the moment); a study of photos will indicate what needs to go where.
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Instructions are not much help in this case...

December 29th, 2014, 1:42 am #6

There are a lot of extra parts in the box and I wonder if the correct parts are there to do a F-4N.
The B/N had many variations over their service lives, your best bet is to check references to see what nose / tail configuration. Hope that helps.
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Eduard has issued an "N" boxing...

December 29th, 2014, 4:31 am #7

There are a lot of extra parts in the box and I wonder if the correct parts are there to do a F-4N.
If you could find the instructions for that kit it might help.
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Eduard Instruction

December 29th, 2014, 9:33 am #8

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F-4N

December 29th, 2014, 2:12 pm #9

There are a lot of extra parts in the box and I wonder if the correct parts are there to do a F-4N.
Yes they are all in there.

Since the N was an upgraded B the differences would be minimal and mostly internal. A few obvious ones are later N's all had slotted stabs. They were later retrofitted to some B's. Later N's had long RHAW antenna strakes on the intake shoulders, B's did not. Later N's also had the fin tip with two antenna's, one facing rear the other forward. Later B's only had the rear facing fin antenna, early B's didn't have either antenna. Also the antenna under the nose varied throughout service.

In short, check photos of the specific aircraft because the upgrades were introduced over time and in some cases not all at once during a single rework visit.

My bad. Evidently some B's had both fin antennas.
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F-4 N

December 29th, 2014, 4:01 pm #10

There are a lot of extra parts in the box and I wonder if the correct parts are there to do a F-4N.
The eduard N instructions will give you a generic "N". But to be totally accurate you need period photos. The conversion of the F-4B to F-4N was done over several years and not all AC got all the mods. Yes,"totally accurate" is a bad choice of words but you get the point.
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