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B-1B Lancer Nozzles



Cutting Edge Modelworks


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Numbers: CEC48389 and CEC72030
Scale: 1/48 and 1/72
Contents and Media: 64 pieces in grey resin
Price: 1/48 - USD$19.99; 1/72 - USD$16.99 from Meteor Productions Website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautiful casting; massive improvement over kit items; spare actuator arms supplied; the cans will be prominent and obvious on finished model.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended for anyone building a B-1B in 1/72 or 1/48 scale


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Cutting Edge Modelworks has released two sets of featherless burner cans for the B-1B Lancer - one set in 1/72 scale and one in 1/48. The smaller set comes packed in a bag, and the 1/48 scale set fills a small sturdy box.

Apart from the size and packaging, the sets are essentially the same. Each comprises 64 pieces in grey resin. The casting is particularly delicate, and I could not see any imperfections on the samples in either size. The focus of the sets are the featherless exhausts. Each set of exhaust nozzles is attached to a cylindrical casting block. A few seconds of careful attention with a razor saw will free these parts.

The nozzles are surrounded by twelve fine actuator arms. Cutting Edge has thoughtfully supplied eight spare arms in case of misfortune during removal or attachment of these small parts.

Instructions are simpler than usual, but this is a fairly simple detail set. The main concern of the instructions is to ensure the correct orientation of the actuator arms on the nozzles.

These nozzles represent a massive improvement in detail and accuracy compared to the original Revell items in both scales. Anybody with a B-1B Lancer in their collection should consider these excellent accessories.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review samples

Cutting Edge Modelworks accessories are available online from Meteor Productions website

Text and Images Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Page Created 22 September, 2002
Last updated 19 July, 2003

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