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helios16v

RG 51 RF-4E Phantom II (1/72 Fujimi)

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Better late than never!

 

NATO forces are being bolstered by forward deployed recon birds in W. Germany, based out of Bremgarten Air Base near Freiburg.  Due to the fairly limited time, this will be a largely OoB build.  At this time I will likely be building RF-4E 35+23.

 

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I lie.....

 

I'm probably going to snag some Quickboost bang seats & an Eduard Zoom PE for the cockpit to replace the kit decals.  I'll need to get those enroute in the next couple days though so as not to hold up progress too much.

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36 minutes ago, modelling minion said:

Good choice, I look forward to seeing what you can do with her.

Good luck.

 

Don't get your hopes set too high, I am a bit of a scrub! :rofl:  

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Top choice of subject Chris :thumbsup: 

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Made some progress on the pit.  Still need to finish up w/ a dry brush and paint the belts.  PE is actually for a F-4E...not an RF-4.  Unfortunately that's all that I could find on short notice, but regardless, I think it looks a lot better than the kit decals.  Bang seats are Quickboost pieces.  Not the highest grade pieces I've seen, but still very good for the money and a big step forward from the kit pieces.

 

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I must be a glutton for punishment.  So much for quickie out of the box..... :banghead: 

 

Camera lenses anyone?

 

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Plinking away.  Completed the pit.  Trying to get the lenses finished up so I can button up the fuselage.

 

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The "lens holder".  Not really a camera as I can pretty much guarantee it doesn't look like the real thing. :lol:

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And the teaser.  I think it will look satisfactory once the exterior paint is applied.

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Very nice work on the seats and cockpit  chris.

Glynn

 

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Both the cockpit and 'lens holder' look grand. I'm sure both will be most effective in their various places within the fuselage.

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I'm just floored by how good you made the cockpit look. I'm throwing in my 1:72 Phantom towel, because I can't even touch that. 

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9 hours ago, SoftScience said:

I'm just floored by how good you made the cockpit look. I'm throwing in my 1:72 Phantom towel, because I can't even touch that. 

 

Thanks.....but don't do that!  :o

 

The pit only came out as well as it did due to the Eduard PE bits (only used the large cockpit pieces from the cheap ZOOM kit) and substituting the kit seats for Quickboost resin items.  Though since the PE set is for the Hasegawa kit...it's going to require a fair bit of rework to the front pit cowl.  I'm not out of the woods yet.

 

 

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I obviously failed to get this finished, but I will be continuing on as I get free time.

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On 2017-5-14 at 1:21 AM, helios16v said:

The "lens holder".  Not really a camera as I can pretty much guarantee it doesn't look like the real thing. :lol:

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And the teaser.  I think it will look satisfactory once the exterior paint is applied.

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Wow, how did you make the lenses? Transparent sprue?

 

Jay

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On 6/30/2017 at 11:55 PM, Mountain goat said:

 

Wow, how did you make the lenses? Transparent sprue?

 

Jay

 

Used an artificial water product by Woodland Scenics.  It took a few applications over a few days to fill and get the final convex shape.

http://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/show/Item/C1211/page/1

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