1/48 weapons

Where can I get quality aircraft weapons in 1/48 scale be it for props or
jets?
I'm just getting back into plastic modelling after years (about a
decade-and-a-half) since I last built a model. Even then, I built 1/72nd
jets but now I've purchased a few 1/48 kits with the plan to start on a few
WW2 birds before mixing in some jets. I'm not sure I'll dress up my Ding
Hao! with any a-g, but the stuff is never a bad thing to have in the spares
box.
And why aren't there any 1/48 F-4 USN with fully scribed panel lines? Grrr.
(The F-8 is a beaut though.)
Reply to
Mr. Peanut Head
Loading thread data ...
Hasegawa makes a number of 1/48 scale modern weapons sets, as well as a WW2 Luftwaffe weapons set, in injection plastic. For other WWII nations, you'll have to go for aftermarket resin sets. Verlinden probably makes the most in 1/48 scale.
For F-4s, both the Hasegawa F-4J and F-4S have scribed panel lines. The only one that doesn't is the F-4 B/N.
Dave
"Mr. Peanut Head snipped-for-privacy@cox.net" Where can I get quality aircraft weapons in 1/48 scale be it for props or
Reply to
Dave Williams
Thanks for the advice. I remember the Hasegawa sets in 1/72nd when I used to build many moons ago but I figure they are dated now and won't have the latest goodies that some of the aircraft are carrying. Also, I was hoping there are some other after-market stuff that are much better quality. Anyway, I'll mostly be building USA stuff at first...the home team.
As far as the Phantoms, I thought I'd heard there are two Hasegawa F-4J kits available but one is to be avoided at all cost. However, I thought both were raised panel lined. The Phantom is my favorite, though I prefer Vietnam War marked aircraft. However, if the S has fully engraved panel lines, I'll definitely consider that one. And if the F-4J is as well (though I hear the F-4B has the best shape), I'll get that one too because I hate rescribing and there is so much more to do in 1/48 than my old 1/72nd. Hmm, does Pro Modeler plan on releasing any more F-4s? I read that their F-4E is fully engraved.
Right now, I plan on warming up with some WW2 aircraft before adventuring to my jets and am really enjoying the Tamiya P-51B with Jaguar interior.
Thanks!
Reply to
Mr. Peanut Head
The very first release of the Hasegawa F-4J (about 20 years ago) had raised panel lines. A few years later, they did a High Tech F-4S and made a new recessed panel line fuselage for that kit. Hasegawa combined the recessed panel line F-4S fuselage with the recessed panal line wings in the F-4EJ kit and released the kit as a new F-4J kit. All the Hasegawa F-4Js sold within the last 10 years or more have recessed panel lines. Chances of getting the old raised panel line J kit are pretty slim unless you go out looking for one specifically.
The Promodeler F-4E kit is just a reboxing of Hasegawa F-4E kit with the non-slatted wing.
Hasegawa weapons set D has fairly up-to-date US weapons like GBU-10, 12, 16, and 24 (the 10, 12, and 10 are Paveway II weapons, the -24 is a Paveway III with the BLU-109 warhead), JDAM, and SLAM. Agreed, their earlier A,B amd C sets are somewhat dated now, but some aircraft still carry Mk. 82s occasionally. Hase Set D takes care of A-G, but for A-A weapons, SOL makes nice resin AIM-120s and AIM-9L/Ms.
Dave
"Mr. Peanut Head snipped-for-privacy@cox.net" Thanks for the advice. I remember the Hasegawa sets in 1/72nd when I used
Reply to
Dave Williams
Depends what you're looking for... There are the Hasegawa weapons kits... and the Monogram A-10 kit with a bunch of "things under wings" to build. They throw in an airplane kit, too, for less than the Hase. kits... :) I *think* the ProMod F-15E was well stocked (not the Rev/Mon release) as well.
We need Academy to scale down their F-18 kit now. With all the goodies. :)
"Mr. Peanut Head snipped-for-privacy@cox.net" Where can I get quality aircraft weapons in 1/48 scale be it for props or
Reply to
EGMcCann
Hasegawa's F-4S and (newer) F-4J kits have recessed panel lines. The old ESCI Navy F-4 kit had recessed lines as well but could only be built OOB as a J despite their claims of a B option, since it only contained the thick wing.
Reply to
Al Superczynski
Thanks for the replies.
I guess I'll have to purchase the Hase weapon sets even though I don't plan on using about 75% from any one box. I thought I'd seen a guy who is selling some nice resin bombs at some point, I'll keep looking for that. I guess there isn't much in the way of variety for USA WW2 weapons, but I was hoping to get a few things..notably some of those bazooka rocket launchers. I never built WW2 before so am not real knowledgeable with what people are doing in that genre and like I said, now after fifteen years of not building anything (I threw out about $300 worth of unbuilt kits when I felt it was time to grow up) I've stepped up to 1/48 scale so I'm working in a new scale too.
As for the Phantoms, then I'll definitely get myself a Hase F-4J. When I last stopped building, I was spoiled with the latest tooling of their 1/72 line...before that, I built some of the Fujis. I look forward to finally getting through my couple warmups with WW2 before I get to jets. I do have to say, this scale is much more enjoyable and I look forward to when my P-51B is completed.
Reply to
Mr. Peanut Head
Throw it away and hell you'll pay Better hang on to it-be worth money someday! (Anthem of the Crapatorium)
The rocket tubes are a bit on the rare side; I thought they were in the Hawk/Testors P-51D but they weren't on the empty box I have. Anyone else? Cheers,
Keeper (of too much crap)
Reply to
Keeper
If you mean those three tube things, I have a few extra from kits. E-mail me and we'll work something out.
"Mr. Peanut Head > > Thanks for the replies. > > I guess I'll have to purchase the Hase weapon sets even though I don't plan > on using about 75% from any one box. I thought I'd seen a guy who is > selling some nice resin bombs at some point, I'll keep looking for that. I > guess there isn't much in the way of variety for USA WW2 weapons, but I was > hoping to get a few things..notably some of those bazooka rocket launchers.
Reply to
Ron
Hase P-47's, some P-51's and IIRC some of the P-38's.
Keeper wrote:
Reply to
Ron

PolyTech Forum website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.