F-15I Ra'am Conversions
1/48 and 1/32 Scale
1/32 Scale F-15I Ra'am
Cutting Edge Modelworks
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||CEC32074 & CEC48374
||1/32 and 1/48 Scales
|Contents and Media:
||Resin conversions sets, instructions
||$18.99 (CEC48324), $22.99(CEC32074)
||Contains everything needed for F-15I
conversion, detailed instructions and information on differences of the
Reviewed by Kursad Albayraktar
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Cutting Edge has recently released Israeli F-15I conversion sets for the
Tamiya F-15E kit in 1/32 scale; and the Revell-Monogram/ProModeler F-15E kit in
1/48. These sets were prepared with the help of Ra'anan Weiss of IsraDecal and
Yoav Efrati; both accomplished modelers and experts in the subject matter.
The casting quality is superb; but then, this is nothing new to anybody who has
seen a Cutting Edge resin set. All parts are cast in Cutting Edge's gray resin,
with nicely scribed details where necessary.
Both sets contain new "turkey feather" nozzles, new tip for the port fin,
various ECM and GPS antennae, the rear fuselage extensions and corrected forward
CFT pylons. The 1/32 set also contains the CFT air intake for the F-15I's "uprated"
engines. The 1/48 set does not have the CFT intakes since these are included in
the 1/48 Revell-Monogram/ProModeler F-15E kits. Note that the instructions of
the Revell-Monogram boxing do not indicate the use of these parts even though
they are present in the sprues - the RM boxing does not come with decals for
aircraft with the uprated engines, and as such RM did not specify their use in
the instructions. The ProModeler boxing depicts a Lakenheath-based F-15E with
the uprated engines, so the instructions do specify the CFT intakes.
1/48 Scale F-15I Ra'am
Meteor Productions have advised me that the instructions of the 1/48 set will
be modified to explain this point so modelers will not be confused.
The single-sheet instructions have excellent drawings and explain all the
external differences of the F-15I and F-15E, and the modifications necessary to
convert the F-15E kits to the F-15I. There is some minor cutting and rescribing
involved, but the instructions eliminate all the guesswork.
Cutting Edge F-15I conversion sets are highly recommended for any modeler
interested in the F-15I.
Cutting Edge recommends these conversion sets be used
in conjunction with the new IsraDecal F-15I decal sheet, and I cannot agree
more. Please also see my review for the new, impressive IsraDecal F-15I sheet.
Many thanks to Meteor Productions for the review samples
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