- Jan 8, 2011
- First Name
I bought this kit last weekend for £64.99 .And after examining the contents of the large box, I think you get a lot of kit for your money. Moulding is flawless and details very sharp. Engraving to my eyes is just right. Unlike the recent Academy kit with its one piece fuselage,this one is more conventional with the usual two halves. But Zoukie-Mura have tackled the problem of the fuselage seam by providing an insert for the spine panels. This does away with the need to rescribe lost detail , like the multitude of circular fuel tank access panels. The intakes are moulded as separate parts. Just like every other Phantom kit I've ever built. I'm currently building the italeri F4E and Hasegawa F4K. Both kits have needed quite a bit of work to get rid of the joins in these areas. So it remains to be seen how good the fit of these parts is on the Zoukie-Mura kit. Cockpit and wheel bay details are very comprehensive and superbly done. The ejection seat is nice,but there are no seat straps. Two engines with full intakes are included. A first in a Phantom kit in this scale to my knowledge.Some parts like the radome and leading edges are moulded as a single part.Very impressive. Instructions are very good and there's a nicely done decal sheet.Only one markings option.But it's a nice one.As a Phantom fan,I'm really impressed with this kit and can't wait to start it.