Seamless Suckers Intakes






Revell 1/48 A-6E (and perhaps EA-6A)


Scott Van Aken

Probably one of the biggest hassles that the modern jet builder has is getting the intakes of his model to look nice. Often, these areas of a kit are molded in several pieces and so the real challenge is to eliminate the seams that one often sees in these areas. Doing so is often either extremely difficult and time consuming, or impossible due to the design of the intake. The A-6 Intruder is a good case of the latter.

Fortunately, Seamless Suckers are available for a wide range of jet models and these take care of the problems with filling and smoothing out intakes. The ones in today's review are designed for the Revell 1/48 A-6E Intruder. They combine the complete intake and include a set of compressor faces. These are simply superglued to the ends of the intake trunking once the resin plug is removed.

The resin is of a good quality, with no surface imperfections or air bubbles. Detailing on the intakes is good with that detail being engraved. The instructions contain information on whatever trimming is needed to the kit to install these intakes with drawings showing the material to be removed. There is also painting and other general information provided on the sheet.

All in all, a rather neat way of taking care of a major problem for jet modelers.

Review item courtesy of Seamless Suckers and CRM Hobbies, who carry the full line of Seamless Suckers resin replacement intakes.

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