Published on
February 4, 2021
Review Author(s)
Product / Stock #
32 246
Base Kit
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site

Tamiya once set the standard with their 32 scale F-4 Phantom II kits and these still dominate the market with their attention to detail. While being on top of the modeling empire, the leaders do lack at times in details and the nature of injection molding that makes some detail difficult if almost impossible. Quickboost came to the rescue with this little gem that will close out the leading edge of your Phantom tail. In 32 scale and on top of the model, this is a highly visible addition.

The replacement vertical tail vent comes in a sealed bag with picture of the parts and what portions to trim (on one part) and a reference to what part number it replaces on the kit. There are two identical vents in the package so depending on how many Phantoms you have, one set could last a while. This is the extent of the instructions which is all that is needed for this simple set. The resin is flash free and zero bubbles for a flawless surface.

The vents have excess material connecting to the pour block and the directions indicate cutting that away. I recommend filing that extra tab to a shape that matched the tab on the kit part, but it may install without any issue cutting the vent as the instructions show.

Something I did not realize until this review is the vent is different on the USAF C/D models than the USAF E/F and NAVY J/S Phantoms. This set is for the USAF F-4C/D (also works on NAVY F-4B). If you are modeling later model F-4 Phantom II, use the Quickboost set QB 32 247. I would like to thank Aires for this review sample.


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