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Lord Riot

Phantom FGR2, XV480/I, No. 56 Sqn, RAF Wattisham, 1987.

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XV480 was delivered to the RAF in August 1969, initially serving with numbers 6 and 41 squadrons before a spell at Wildenrath with 19 and 92 squadrons. She transferred to 56 squadron at Wattisham in the mid 80s and remained with the Firebirds until being withdrawn from use in September 1991.

 

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I was very impressed with this kit, I think better modellers than me could get an absolute beauty out of this. It goes together really well with very little filler required and the shape looks spot on to me. If you make a grey one without the coloured tail as I did, remember to carefully trim away the very thin white lines around the fin flash decals. 

 

I made mine oob, except for the red 'I' fin code and a tiny aerial under the rear fuselage which is so small you can't really see it. For the dummy Skyflash and ACMI round I just cut the fins off missiles. 

 

Any comments welcome as I have another in the stash (and tempted for a third to do as a green/grey FG1!). 

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Very nice!!!  Phantoms look particularly attractive in the RAF “uniform” and your`s is spot on. 👍

 

 

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Looks great.  I am becoming a fan of the grey tailed mid 80s Phantoms & yours fits the bill.  Like the grubby underside a lot.  Nice Tornado too.  I agreed that these FGR2s are tempting to do another.  I have 3 RAF Phantoms and 2 USAF and still think there might be room for another1

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Looking great!!

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Lovely job, the real one probably went over my head many times from Wattisham!

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Thanks for the kind comments gents! One more in the stash, tempted for green/grey camo next time.

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Lovely Phantom. Having seen yours & others I am sorely tempted to get one. 

 

Pete

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Really nice job there. She's a cracker. That's YET another kit added to the want list (thanks to you) 🤨 haha.

Nice Tonka too fella! 👍

 

Ben

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Having followed the build, your final photos look great.

 

I've got two of theses sat in primer and must get round to finishing them off.  Also have several more waiting for the group build in June.

 

Mike

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Thanks for the comments gents, really appreciate it. I'd definitely recommend this kit if you haven't already got at least one in the stash. I did find some of the little stencil decals weren't the stickiest though, I had to reapply a few after the dirt wash. No real issues with the kit though and the fit was excellent. Need to do a green/grey one soon!

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