Furball Decals FD 48041: F-4 Canopy Seal Decals




Academy kit

Review By:

Scott Van Aken



For the most part, modern military aircraft are pressurized to 10,000 feet so they can operate at higher altitudes. To do this, the windows, canopies and windscreens need to be equipped with a gasket to help keep the pressure in the aircraft. On many jets, this seal is easily seen as it is a different color from the surrounding airframe. As modelers, many of us are hesitant to add what are in effect tiny slivers of color to our clear bits as it often requires considerable masking to get them just right.

Fortunately, we have folks like Furball Aero-Design who come to our rescue with decals to simulate these gaskets. In this case, we have a sheet that includes gasket decals for the F-4 Phantom II. This sheet includes two sets; one in grey and the other in tan. Though designed for the 1/48 Academy kit, I'd like to think they would fit other 1/48 F-4s. I know I'd give it a go.  This is one of only several sets they offer so check them out to see if they have something for your next jet build.

February 2017

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