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Cold War (1950-1974)
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Airfix FG 1 Phantom
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 01:39 AM UTC
Oh yeah the AM companies will soon have a replacement for sale.
Just odd that Airfix decided to do it that way. Sure it's just a minor issue though and it's not putting me off one.
Berwickboy
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 11:15 PM UTC

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Seems like that could be a weak point unless done properly and reinforced with a brass or steel pin. Why not make it easier for the average modeller and give both? Even Matchbox gave you both options.

I presume SAC will be releasing White metal legs in the near future
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 07:02 PM UTC
Seems like that could be a weak point unless done properly and reinforced with a brass or steel pin. Why not make it easier for the average modeller and give both? Even Matchbox gave you both options.
f_4phantom1959
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 02:50 PM UTC
Both Hasegawa in 1/48 (part J6 and J4) http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10402480 and Fujimi in 1/72 (Parts 56 and 57 ) http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10341050 give you both long and short front landing gear
betheyn
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 01:06 PM UTC

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Having watch a review on the kit, I thought great you can pose it in so many ways. Them I noticed that you have to cut and join the front gear to make it shorter. Would it have been better just to give you 2 front gears one extended and one not.


Having just bought this kit, I can confirm you do sort of get two front legs.
The front leg is built up of two parts, with the top part with the cylinder either compressed or fully extended depending how you want the model too sit.
The only cut is if you want the Phantom to sit as in taxiing or just stationary you need to cut the extended oleo off, then fit the shorter compressed cylinder part.
Andy
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:28 PM UTC
Having watch a review on the kit, I thought great you can pose it in so many ways. Them I noticed that you have to cut and join the front gear to make it shorter. Would it have been better just to give you 2 front gears one extended and one not.