|This new resin
set from Victory
Productions is for those modells wanting to build their 1/48
Trumpeter RA-5C with the Early Productions Engine Intakes.
contains 4 pieces of cream colored resin for the intakes. The early
aircraft were fitted with the J-79-8 engines and featured short burners
cans, similar to the US operated F-104's, and early F-4 Phantoms
(F-4B/C/D/N). The intakes of the early aircraft featured curved
outer leading edges -by comparison the late build featured straight
leading edges. The wings of the early aircraft also featured a
much shorter and curved leading edge root extension (LERX) in comparison
to the later models which had a long straight LERX.
The parts all contain well
done recessed panel lines and recessed rivets.
To complete this conversion
you will need a set of early J-79 burner cans and Victory Production
recommends the Aires Early RZA-4C burner can set (Aires stock # 4258)
which are a big improvement over the kit supplies parts. You will
need to remove the resin items from the casting blocks and this will
require a bit of time to score back and forth to remove them.....go slow
and don't rush it and you'll do fine. As always....avoid breathing
in resin dusts.