Cutting Edge Modelworks

1/48 RA-5C Forward Fuselage/Canopy/Fin Correction Set

Product # CEC48486 for $36.99 for Trumpeter kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Aug 22 2006




This new resin set from Cutting Edge Modelworks will permit you to correct the  Forward Fuselage/Canopy/Fin on the Trumpeter RA-5C Vigilante.  

The front fuselage on the 1/48 Trumpeter RA-5C Vigilante kit has shape issues including being too wide and not having the "mae west" or "double bubble" shape along the bottom of the canopy and spine.  This set not only corrects these shape problems but Cutting Edge Modelworks went one step further and included a clear cast windscreen, pilot's canopy, and rear cockpit cover and a correct pitot tube to fit our fuselage.  This kit also has problems with the upper vertical fin and this part is included  to replace the too-short and misshapen kit part.  

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This set is required if you want to correct BOTH the early (Dash 8) and late (Dash 10) variants of the RA-5C.  The clear resin canopy parts are flawless and a treat to behold.

This set includes one page of instructions with photos that help you as you complete this project.

One thing I appreciate about Cutting Edge Modelworks sets is that the areas that need to be trimmed by the cockpit windows are very thin and will be easy to remove. 

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Resin casting is of a very high quality and all the detail is very well done with no air bubbles.  

This new resin set from Cutting Edge Modelworks will be a welcome set for those wishing to correct the shape of their 1/48 Trumpeter RA-5C Vigilante kit.  The correct intakes with full intake throats are available separately in sets CEC48487 (early version) and CEC48488 (late version).

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


Photos and text by Steve Bamford