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When I opened the new Airfix Phantom FG1 I was blown away by the various options for the finished model. I know the kit has problems with missing vents etc but this is countered by the variety of poses available. I generally build my aircraft 'wheels up' but I fancied a change. I wanted lowered flaps and slats etc but didn't really want to pose it launching so the obvious solution was a landing aircraft. I also wanted the hook down so this necessitated a carrier landing. Finally I wanted something a bit different to the RN aircraft provided by Airfix. A quick browse of Hannants website resulted in some decals and PJ Production aircrew (I still don't understand why Airfix omitted these). Fours months of work later and a steep learning curve with my new airbrush resulted in this: Phantom 1 by Brian Mather, on Flickr Phantom 2 by Brian Mather, on Flickr Phantom 3 by Brian Mather, on Flickr Phantom 4 by Brian Mather, on Flickr She is far from perfect and I am not sure about the historical accuracy of an A&AEE Phantom landing on HMS Ark Royal but I am sure you will allow a little modeller's licence!