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DenPhill

1/72 Airfix Phantom FG.1 (R.A.F.)

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Rich is correct, the RAF FG.1s retained the cat hooks etc.

Having said that you've done a blinding job at covering them up!

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Sanded the surface to add a few faded areas then the wash is applied. Still a bit more to do to the paint job but must reframe from going too far in this scale.

 

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Its hard to tell in this photo but I painted the pylons white. I noticed that on early films of the Phantom that they looked white. Any opinion on that?

 

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The rear areas next.

 

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1 hour ago, 71chally said:

Rich is correct, the RAF FG.1s retained the cat hooks etc.

Having said that you've done a blinding job at covering them up!

Yes hands up, sorry! I should have asked the question. It was a pain in the bum to hide them. Talk about creating work for myself.

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6 hours ago, Lord Riot said:

The green looks perfect, is it Tamiya XF-81?

No its a mixed colour slightly darker than XF-81. I messed around with different shades of both grey and green on a test piece until I found one that looked near enough when dried.  

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3 hours ago, RichG said:

Strictly speaking I think the cat hooks should be there on the FG.1 (Royal Navy or RAF) - like the nose legs and slotted tail planes they were retained by the RAF aircraft.

Yes my mistake. I'm not digging them out.:smile:

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4 hours ago, Gondor44 said:

What did you do with the holes for the catapult strops? Did you use plastic card to fill the area or did you fill around the strop hooks supplied in the kit or as a third option, am I simply haveing difficulty seeing them in your pictures?

 

Gondor

Don't fill them in! I'm stupid and did. And just to answer your question, I added the hooks and filled them in with green putty. Nightmare job getting them to look seamless.

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12 minutes ago, DenPhill said:

Yes my mistake. I'm not digging them out.:smile:

... sorry :(.

 

I meant to add its a cracking build. 43 Squadron?  What roundels will you be putting her in red/blue tactical or old school red/white/blue? I've  a soft spot for the original style - going to go for this myself. 

 

Rich 

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35 minutes ago, DenPhill said:

Its hard to tell in this photo but I painted the pylons white. I noticed that on early films of the Phantom that they looked white. Any opinion on that?

Not something I've ever really noticed before, but now you mention it looking at photos of early camoflaged aircraft the pylons do seem lighter/brighter than the LAG undersides and whilst it could be a trick of the light they do look white; possibly a consequence of their Royal Navy heritage the pylons were all delivered in white. 

 

Rich

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Mee Likee!

 

-d-

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The very early FGR.2s certainly had white under wing pylons and tanks, maybe the same for FG.1s?

These 54 Sqn Phantoms are good examples.

http://www.thephantomshrine.co.uk/raf54/54.htm

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Like Rich I think this was an issue with supplying aircraft to the Royal Navy as well, like the Navy FG.1s being finished in Dark Sea Grey and a pair in camo.

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On ‎18‎/‎02‎/‎2018 at 4:38 PM, RichG said:

... sorry :(.

 

I meant to add its a cracking build. 43 Squadron?  What roundels will you be putting her in red/blue tactical or old school red/white/blue? I've  a soft spot for the original style - going to go for this myself. 

 

Rich 

Yes 43 Squadron. Not sure yet the old school looks good, but I'll have to source some slanted fin flashes first. Will have to make a decision very soon.

 

Images from Aircraft Illustrated 1973.

 

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2 hours ago, DenPhill said:

Yes 43 Squadron. Not sure yet the old school looks good, but I'll have to source some slanted fin flashes first. Will have to make a decision very soon

You're in luck - Xtradecal have just released a new set for the Phantom FG.1 / FGR.2 (Part 4!). It includes the 43 Sqn markings from 1970 (including the slanted fin flash).  https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72293 - talk about just in time :D

 

Rich

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Great info about the strop hooks and extendable leg being kept by the RAF. Did the FG.1's of 43 Sqn ever get the strengthening plates under the wings at all?

 

Sorry for hi-jacking the thread but it is kind or related

 

Gondor

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3 hours ago, DenPhill said:

Yes 43 Squadron. Not sure yet the old school looks good, but I'll have to source some slanted fin flashes first. Will have to make a decision very soon.

 

Images from Aircraft Illustrated 1973.

 

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DenPhill, you do realise it is illegal in some parts of the world to display only small areas of Phantom pictures.  I demand full reveal !!

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