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1:32 F-104 exhaust nozzle late Eduard For Italeri kit Catalogue # 632044 Available from Eduard for €14,95 Bunny Fighter Club price: €12,71 Eduard has jumped on the new Italeri 1/32 F-104 Starfighter and gone to town! A total of 28 sets have seen the light, including two Big Sin sets that include all you need to spice up your Starfighter. (Almost) All of these sets are or will be reviewed here on Large Scale Modeller so you can decide for yourself whether you need or just plain want it J79-GE-19 Here we take a look at the late exhaust nozzle. First of all: calling the nozzle of a F-104 is a little bit confusing since it’s not a common description for a certain type of 104. So more accurately this nozzle was used on the 104 that had the J79-GE-19 engine. You can find this info on the back of the packaging, so look there to check whether a set fits your particular 104! All in all about 23 variants of the J79 engine were born and (are) used in jets like the F-4 Phantom, B-58 Hustler, F-16 and IAI Kfir. With this nozzle you can either make the italian build Aeritalia F-104S or the retrofitted F-104A belonging to the 319th FIS. The italian F-104S was perhaps one of the most capable of the 104-series, with the ’S’ standing for Swallow. The J79-GE-19 engine allowed for a faster climb than the F-104G and was capable of reaching Mach 2. The Aeritalia F-104S Looking inside the engine. Lots of detail you don't want to miss. Don't just spray one colour Alclad. Use different shades... What do we get? This set comes in the usual Edaurd Brassin blister pack with the added foam to protect the resin from damaging during transport. The Eduard Brassin sets usually contain both resin and PE, but this particular set consists of two resin parts that fit together. You will have to saw the moulding block on the rear of on both pieces in order to fit them together. The instructions. Cut and fit. That's it. The detail is like we have come to expect from Eduard: sharp, computer rendered (so no flaws or tool marks) and printed and accurate. You may be able to get an even higher level of detail by folding the entire nozzle from photo etch, but there are better ways to torture one-self. If you look at the photo’s of the real thing you’ll see the engine is made up from small overlapping plates, but I believe that with a nice dark wash the detail really pops up. What is not included in this set is the engine nozzle with closed vanes. Only the all open position. But since this is the way the nozzle is normally position on the ground, that’s OK. (For me that is). Conclusion A very simple way to add a lot of visible detail and accuracy to your blowtorch. An all resin solution with one nozzle in the all open position. Very highly recommended My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample. To purchase directly, click THIS link. Jeroen Peters
1:32 F-104 undercarriage wheels early Eduard For Italeri kit Catalogue # 632045 Available from Eduard for €11,25 Bunny Fighter Club price: €9,56 Eduard has jumped on the new Italeri 1/32 F-104 Starfighter and gone to town! A total of 28 sets have seen the light, including two Big Sin sets that include all you need to spice up your Starfighter. (Almost) All of these sets are or will be reviewed here on Large Scale Modeller so you can decide for yourself whether you need or just plain want it The early wheels The significant difference between the early and late rims on the F-104 wheels are the spoked or smooth hub. Most F-104’s had the late spoked wheels, but the earlier F-104C and A types still had the smooth hubs with 9 round holes. The insides feature the brake system. The Goodyear tires between the early and late types are different too, so make sure you buy the right ones’! The nose wheel is a one-option open styled hub, whereas with the late type nose wheel you get the option to opt for a closed version. The real deal! What do we get? Six pieces of resin, packed in the typical Eduard blister packaging with a piece of foam to protect them during transport. Also included is a sheet of wheel masks. You might think: the hubs are separate so why not paint first and glue later?? I guess this is just a matter of personal taste. I like to glue as much together as I can, because I don’t want to mess with glue once and risk my paint job. The main wheel hubs: Inside brakes on the main wheels: Main tires: Nose wheel hub: Nose wheel tire: Mask: The resin is as sharp and crisp as we can expect in this material. Visible in one of the 9 holes in the main wheel is the air valve. The Goodyear logo’s on the tires are sharp and clearly readable. And the inside brakes are works of art. The hexagon bolts look like you can twist them right off. You can just make out the flattening of the weighed tires. When studying photo’s of the real thing this looks to be right. Conclusion When modeling an early F-104A or C this is really the way to go. On a kit this size you really want some detail in a visible place like this. The casting and mastering is first class, which makes this little set another step towards a show stopping 104. Very highly recommended My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample. To purchase directly, click THIS link. Jeroen Peters