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Bish

Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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For a long time i have avoided Airfix kits, only building the odd one of there older ones. But i have ben gathering a collection of their new tooled kits ove rthe last couple of years and finally got round to building one. The Phantom was a really nice kit, there were a couple of fit issues which i think were self inflicted. The only really down side with the kit was the decals, mainly the stencils. The 250+ took me 6 days to apply. I added an Eduard Big Ed set, resin wheels and metal pitot tube. The tractor is from F4 models and the base from Coastal kits. Its not completly finished as i am awating the release of some RN deck figures including a tractor driver, from Air Graphics.

 

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Sweet build. Nicely presented and will look nicer when the ground crew arrive.

Not my scale but I have build many of the newer Airfix 1/48 kits - they are mainly very good but all have annoying little nuances and detail discrepancies. Hopefully in time Airfix will get better at the small details!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Thanks all.

The tractor was a nice kit, if a little pricey.

 

Malcolm, i have built up a bit of a collection the last few years. I am hosting an Airfix 80th Anniversary GB next year on another forum, so am planning to get a taste of some more of their new kits.

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Over 250 1/72 stencils?!!

 

Probably why I'll never build this kit.

 

So I'll just look at your wonderful model instead!

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Really nice Navy Phantom there, nice little dio` too

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Thanks a lot guys, much appreciated. Ian, yes, when i saw it i nearly felt the same. This is the decal sheet, of course you can take off the 2 other marking options, cockpit decals and the weapons i didn't use.

 

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And this is the instruction sheet just for the stencils.

 

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Thats why it took me the best part of a week at a couple of hours a night.

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I remember when I built a 'Sundowner' phantom years ago, using MicroScale stencils. Something of the same: those 200+ stencils. But when you begin, it is a matter of perseverance: A true modeller never gives up!

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Yep, i was determined i was going to add every one even though its secured to the base. Boy am i looking forward to the FGR.2 😭

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Wonderful build and diorama

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Lovely model of one of the loveliest looking Phantoms IMHO ........... the Royal Navy FG1!

 

Terry

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