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Another F-4 crops up, this is a 43 Sqn FG.1 from circa 1970, the well documented XV574. Remember the photo being on the cover of an issue of Airfix Magazine back in the day, stalking a Soviet 'Bear'. From the currently still running STGB . Fujimi 'Silver Jubilee' boxing. OOB, I had to carve away the electronics fairing off the Tail-fin. Xtradecal markings, Eduard 'Brassin' Sidewinders, PJ Products Pilots. Xtracrylic's paints airbrushed over Ultimate Grey Primer. By no means perfect, I still have trouble airbrushing these particular paints, but happy with the overall finish. I did weather the bottom a bit, but it doesn't really show in the photo's, was a bit scared to go over the top even though photo's show they get really dirty underneath! Comments and queries welcome. Davey.
Recently finished after a very long time on the shelf of doom. This one caused me a few problems and after a nasty incident with some defective paint, lingered without being finished for quite a while. I decided I would try to get it finished off today to make room for something else. The downside to the Fujimi Phantom is the complete lack of detail in the intakes but now that the Airfix kit is out, British Phantom lovers are well catered for. Other than the paint disaster, the kit was generally pretty good and fitted together quite well. I had some issues with the cockpit (my aftermarket bang seats were too big and needed a lot of fettling) and this ultimately led to the canopy not fitting perfectly as some of the more observant of you may notice! The only other issue I had was the lack of sidewinder pylons as these aren't supplied in this boxing unfortunately. Maybe I'll get round to scratch buiding some eventually but I doubt it! Anyway, on to the photos. Apologies for the poor quality as I rushed to take a couple of snaps before the light faded... Cheers for looking, GJ
Good Evening, Seem to have been on a bit of a roll at the moment, and have finished a couple of Battle of Britain subjects, my normal builds being fast jets. Airfix new release 1/72 kits are simply beautiful, and after completing a Spit Mk.1 that had languished on the shelf for 5 years, I realised I hadn't ever built a Hurricane to a reasonable standard so thought I'd give there Mk.1 a go. Here's the finished article, the first couple of pics were taken before I'd added the antenna wire. Decals are Xtradecal. Thanks for taking a peek, all feedback good or bad most welcome, Eng