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Hasegawa 1/72 F-4E Phantom II


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Kit manufacture: Hasegawa 

Scale: 1/72

Type: F-4E Phantom II

Extras used: Brassin missiles, bombs and bomb racks

Paints and colours used: Hataka European One paint set


Finished this old kit today. Raised panel lines were sanded down. Minimal weathering added, as this was a trip back to child hood. Built this about 30 years ago. Great fun :)

 

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Best regards

Rune

Norway

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Looks great in this camouflage.

Paint job is excellent. Even this is one of oldest molding from Hasegawa, it looks very impressive.

Did you colorize windshield....how you done that (or i am wrong?)

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Djordje

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15 minutes ago, djos said:

Looks great in this camouflage.

Paint job is excellent. Even this is one of oldest molding from Hasegawa, it looks very impressive.

Did you colorize windshield....how you done that (or i am wrong?)

Best regards

Djordje

Thanks :) I colored the windshield using Tamiya Clear Blue thinned a bit with water. I used a brush when I applied it.

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Nice that. You've got me thinking if these older Hasegawa kits can come up like that, they make an excellent base for different Phantom schemes without going for expensive &/or hard to come by kits.

Steve.

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There can never be too many F4 Phantom models on this site.

An excellent job on a pretty old kit.  Well done!

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Nice work!  Wanting to get back into model and miniature after a very long hiatus, I decided for a first project to do up an F-4.  I lost dad coming up on 2 years ago and his last assignment was hydraulics on the Phantom.  We were stationed at SJAFB when the plane was decommissioned and dad retired right after.  One of my first jobs was at the commissary.  But the many hours friends and I spent at a small open field (accessible only by a tiny dirt road at the end of a neighborhood), sitting on the hoods of our cars, drinking beer.  There was a chain link fence there, marking SJ property, and only a couple hundred feet past the end of the runway.  I'm sure the pilots saw us and usually gave us a show, scratching paint on the tops of the trees over us...  I had many many years up close with this plane going back to Nellis AFB (What a base!!!  Wow!).  Memories.  So much to my surprise, the first model I came upon was this one, with the tail designation "SJ."  I was stunned.  Almost felt like a wink from dad.  He loved building models with me as a kid.

EDIT:  The model shown here is a German base I believe. (?) But a second decal option, and the one shown on the box, is the SJ option.

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