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It seem’s weird to me that weighted wheels, white metal u/c and a small colour cockpit etch is ‘extra’.

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23 hours ago, Wafu said:

It seem’s weird to me that weighted wheels, white metal u/c and a small colour cockpit etch is ‘extra’.

 

Cha Ching $$$$$

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Fresh news - Release date in JP: 29/08/2020

Herebelow a japanese google translated text.

Source: https://www.zoukeimura.co.jp/sentiment/oyajiblog_107.html

Now also in English https://www.zoukeimura.co.jp/en/sentiment/oyajiblog_107.html

 

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The first answer to you who fall in love with the F-4 Phantom is newly released from the long nose series F-4E (early model)!

 

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▋SWS 1/48 scale F-4E (early model) assembly kit

Injection plastic kit (gray/clear 2-color molding), 481 parts

Price: 7,500 yen (excluding tax)

Release date: August 29, 2020

[Click here for more information]

Click here to purchase at Volks Official Hobby Heaven Online Store

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This is exactly the phantom family!
First of all,


7 models are the entry for the Long Nose Brothers starting with "F-4E (early model)" !

● "F-4E (early model)"New release on August 29, 2020!

● "F-4EJ Kai (planned retirement marking machine)"Scheduled to be released from the end of 2020 to the beginning of the year

● "F-4G"Scheduled to be released around the summer of 2021

● "F-4E (late model)"Release date undecided

● "F-4F"Release date undecided

● "F-4EJ"Release date undecided

● "F-4F/ICE" German Air Force specification aircraftRelease date undecided

As you can see, this is the first series of guns for you to fall in love with the F-4 Phantom!
From "F-4E (early model)", it will ring loudly on the morning of Saturday, August 29, Japan time!

 

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▋The answer from Zoukei-mura to give to you in love with the F-4E Phantom!! The very long-awaited machine for F-4 fans around the world is finally on sale!What is the charm of the F-4? The power itself hidden in.
You can see it in every detail of the aircraft, with a fascinating appearance that stretches all over the body. Please enjoy the reproducibility unique to the SWS kit!

 

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▋What is the uniqueness of the SWS kit that was derived from interviews with actual machines?
One of them is the reproduction of the complicated three-dimensional shape of this beautiful canopy. In addition, the engine nozzle is divided into two parts, the front and rear parts for more detailed work and painting, and the open/closed state can be selected. Other stabilizers are angle-selectable. Naturally, you can select the angle for flaps, ailerons, air brakes, etc. With a new mold, the air intake splitter vane is also split type, making the work surprisingly easy.

 

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▋This beautiful form unique to the F-4 Phantom is yours on the 1/48 scale. This example is displayed in the show window of Volks Akihabara Hobby Square store .

 

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▋The charm of the “long nose” unique to the F-4E is here! Of course, including the cockpit, the detailed expression is reproduced in detail from the previous model to various models. If you are an F-4 fan, you will be amazed at the reproducibility.

This phantom series, which has been very popular since the SWS phantom "F-4J Short Nose" that was released in 2016, is a completely new design to further refine and refine as a scale model kit. Mold development started in.

 

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▋This is a photograph of all 15 runners of the SWS "F-4E (earlier model)". (Of which, 2 runners are the same type.)
Of those, only 3 runners were diverted from the short nose series, such as seat mats and missile weapons. The 13 runners, which are the main parts, have made the mold with a completely new design. (In the photo, the one surrounded by the red frame is the diversion runner from the short nose.)

 

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▋Pay attention to the shape of the canopy, its shape, and its transparency, which influence the appeal of the F-4E.


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▋Please look at the high quality decal sheet packed with the other value and charm of the SWS kit.


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▋The transfer location is also specified here! Exact and detailed. Exactly the fun of finishing work unique to the F-4 Phantom will develop. This process requires preparation and enthusiasm from the day before. On the eve of this, you may not be able to sleep because this is fun.


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▋The lower part of the machine, the back side and other parts that are not normally visible are also on this street! The charm of F-4 comes back to your hands.


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▋The appeal of the SWS kit is also full of its assembly instructions.
Even by checking this in detail, it is possible to enjoy the "preludes of aircraft models".


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▋ You know! If Zoukei-mura is able to cover the actual machine, we will visit the collaborators (company) all over the world!
This time is F-4E. The birthplace of the United States, with the full cooperation of the "Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum," is a close-up interview! Climbing up and down, lying down, with or without the F-4 giant?
Even with this, I took a lot of pictures.


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▋I want to reproduce as much of the F-4 as possible on the 1/48 scale. Moreover, all parts are made of plastic!
The interview of such thought continues. The news gathering machine is not an active machine, so some equipment may be lacking, but it will be covered by huge publications! Only the royal road of the scale model is advanced.

 

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▋End of coverage ~~~ Comfortable fatigue is also a treasure of coverage. This time, I would like to thank Dave, Jennifer, David, Matthew, and many other staff members. Thank you very much for this magazine.


I'm really thankful to you!!

 

Various aftermarket parts will be
released at the same time as the release of the F-4E (earlier model) kit!

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V.P.

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Wow, some very interesting information there! I’m very surprised that they re-tooled so many part / runners! Like the wing for instance. Really would have thought they’d use the J wing for this release.

I’ll get the kit as soon as possible to see where the differences are (or not).

I see a three- position insert option for the stabilators as standard, without the need for cutting.

Did the canopy shape change as well? We will find out...

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Thanks for posting the pictures and translating the newsletter into English.

I'm curious too about the clear parts - it's an all new sprue, but I can't tell from the pictures if the canopy and windscreen have been accurized per Wings of Pegasus research.

I'm also curious if the longer "Midas" gun muzzle is an option in this first release - hard to discern from the sprue shots.

It's good to see that ZM have included both the original and the later "F-15 style" centerline fuel tank.

 

So far I'm impressed. I'm adding this kit to my wish list.

 

Rich

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Looks like the EJ Kai is next up. That's the one I'd like to get. I would have preferred some of the early experimental color schemes in lieu of a retirement scheme.

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1 hour ago, RichB63 said:

I'm curious too about the clear parts - it's an all new sprue, but I can't tell from the pictures if the canopy and windscreen have been accurized per Wings of Pegasus research.

 

 

Since the sprue with the internal canopy insert pieces is one of the three that is the same as on the short nose Phantoms they can't have changed the cross section by much.

I will investigate come next weekend 🙂

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2 hours ago, JeffreyK said:

 

Since the sprue with the internal canopy insert pieces is one of the three that is the same as on the short nose Phantoms they can't have changed the cross section by much.

I will investigate come next weekend 🙂

 

Yes we expect you to queue at the Osaka Volks store to grab one example of the kit :banana:

 

And if the Midas gun muzzle is not included...you know what to do...:thumbsup2:

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7 hours ago, JeffreyK said:

I’ll get the kit as soon as possible ... .

 

I am envious that "You Are There" and look forward to your review(s).

 

What's the shipping out of Japan to the US at present if these kits are ordered from Japan? I'm a little hesitant to order from there right now, so hope Sprue Brothers gets a good "early" stock (like they did for the Meng Fokker).

 

Your new Hypersonic centerline and outboard Weapons Pylons will be valued accessories!!

 

Gene K

 

 

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3 minutes ago, GeneK said:

 

I am envious that "You Are There" and look forward to your review(s).

 

What's the shipping out of Japan to the US at present if these kits are ordered from Japan? I'm a little hesitant to order from there right now, so hope Sprue Brothers gets a good "early" stock (like they did for the Meng Fokker).

 

Your new Hypersonic centerline and outboard Weapons Pylons will be valued accessories!!

 

Gene K

 

 

 

I don't know how ZM handle individual shipments. If they have a deal with FedEx or someone like that they may be able to ship as normal. If they ship with Japan Post like me it's nada.... As there is Volks USA though I'm pretty sure they have sent a ship full of F-4E's on the way already and probably to SB as well.

 

The new kit seems to have outboard pylons this time, not sure about the centreline. All will be revealed in due course!

 

Cheers!

J

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So is the Zoukei Mura F-4 Phantom now the "Gold Standard" when we talk of F-4, displacing the Hasegawa forever?

I heard there were issues on the aft section of  their kits, have they  totally corrected them in this upcoming rendering or anywhere along their production line?

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45 minutes ago, adamitri said:

So all you would have to do to make a late model "E" is to use the "J" wings and fix the gun muzzle ?

 

No, you'll also need slatted wings. The S wings would be similar, but the slats on that version were different from those on the E/F/G. With the exception of the catapult hook slots, the J wings are almost identical to the F-4C/D/EJ and early E wings.

 

Ben

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22 hours ago, JeffreyK said:

  ... Volks USA though I'm pretty sure they have sent a ship full of F-4E's on the way already and probably to SB as well.

 

The F-4E just popped up on the Volks USA site with a pre-order price of $75 and this VolksUS release info:

  • Pre-Order Deadline: September 18, 2020 @4:00PM (PT)
  • Release Date: September 25, 2020
  • Delivery Date: Sequentially delivered starting end of September, 2020 [/unquote]

 

Gene K

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18 hours ago, flybywire said:

So is the Zoukei Mura F-4 Phantom now the "Gold Standard" when we talk of F-4, displacing the Hasegawa forever?

I heard there were issues on the aft section of  their kits, have they  totally corrected them in this upcoming rendering or anywhere along their production line?

 

The rear fuselage issue has been addressed and the example at SMW last year looked pretty good.

 

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On 8/21/2020 at 7:01 AM, Mstor said:

Looks like the EJ Kai is next up. That's the one I'd like to get. I would have preferred some of the early experimental color schemes in lieu of a retirement scheme.

Agree there Mstor,

 

Some less mainstream schemes would be nice.

 

 

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On 8/21/2020 at 12:26 AM, JeffreyK said:

Wow, some very interesting information there! I’m very surprised that they re-tooled so many part / runners! Like the wing for instance. Really would have thought they’d use the J wing for this release.

I’ll get the kit as soon as possible to see where the differences are (or not).

I see a three- position insert option for the stabilators as standard, without the need for cutting.

Did the canopy shape change as well? We will find out...

 

Jeffrey, what are your thoughts on the rear area of the fuselage? It looks like they did correct it?

 

Edit...I guess it helps to read the entire thread....answer found.

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