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F-4J Academy 1/48

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  • Member since
    April 2021
F-4J Academy 1/48
Posted by RobCosta on Monday, May 8, 2023 5:55 PM

Are these Academy kits any good? How do they compare to Zoukei-Mura?

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: MN
Posted by Nathan T on Monday, May 8, 2023 6:30 PM

The academy kit is really good. It is far more accurate than the ZM if you care about that sort of thing. You also get outer pylons and MER/TERS. The upper one piece fuselage is much easier to deal with also. Only things the ZM kit has the upper hand with is slightly  better surface detail and more detail in the cockpit. 



  • Member since
    January 2006
  • From: Earth
Posted by DiscoStu on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 1:11 PM

They build up nicely, but I'll echo the sentiments above:  The Academy cockpits are nowhere near as detailed as the ZM ones.

On the other hand, they are not nearly as fiddly as the ZMs.  Depending on what kind of experience/outcome you are looking for, there's nothing really wrong with the Academy offering.

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  • Member since
    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Saturday, May 13, 2023 6:55 AM

Installing the landing gear mains is a pain. 


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