Cutting Edge Modelworks

1/48 F-8A/B/C/D/H/K/L conversion set

Product # CEC48419 for $16.99 for Hasegawa F-8 kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on May 20 2003




This new resin set from Cutting Edge Modelworks is for the 1/48 Hasegawa F-8. 

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1 of 2 resin nose halves resin wing center section 7 smaller resin antennas and parts

The parts are beautifully and flawlessly cast in the standard gray resin as all resin detail items from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  The set includes 10 resin parts.  The detail is crisp and finely detailed and will permit you to backdate the Hasegawa F-8E to the F-8A, F-8B, f-8C, F-8D, F-8H, F-8K and F-8L with the smaller nose randome, flatter front fuselage sides, and lack of Bullpup hump on the wing top. 

Installation is fairly straight forward.  You cut the nose off and install the 2 piece resin nose halves.  For the center wing piece you cut away the center of the wing and install the resin wing center section.  Kit parts are cut along panel lines to make installation as easy as possible.

The panel lines and detail are done in such a way to resemble the Hasegawa kit parts as closely as possible.  The 2 nose halves fit perfectly together and are hollowed out on the backside like kit parts to simplify installation.

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This set has excellent detail and is highly recommended to anyone wanting to backdate the Hasegawa F-8E kit to the earlier variants.

I would like to thank Cutting Edge Modelworks for providing me with this review sample.


Photos and text by Steve Bamford