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Padubon

Experimenting with Tamiya's 1/32 F-4E horrible Jet Intakes

Gents,

 

   I have been wanting to build a F-4E Kurnass using the 1/32 Tamiya kit and I think I had everything I need to do.  The reason why I keep stalling on the project is the absolutely terrible intakes that Tamiya engineered on this model.

  I bought a set of Rhino Model works seamless intakes but I do not like the way they fit.  I decided that I was going to try to use the kit’s parts and see if I can make it work.

 

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This is the Rhino's resin intake.

 

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And this is the kit's intake pieces.

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The inside has been puttied and sanded as smooth as I can possibly do it.

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I will get rid of those huge gaps.

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This is how I am planning to install the intakes to the fuselage.

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I hope it works.

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Gentlemen,  

I need your opinions about the finished product.  I must chose between this or the aftermarket intakes shown above.

 

Thank you.

 

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