Jump to content

1/48 McDonnell F4H-1 Phantom


Recommended Posts

My latest effort. This the Academy F-4B with the Brigade model resin conversion. Not the easiest conversion I've done. I had a little difficulty with the canopy and with the nose contours. The decals were a little fragile as well. Finished as prototype F4H-1 142259 with Xtracrylix Light Gull Grey on the top and Vallejo white undersides. Anyway, here it is.

1.
32809160847_c7b085a85d_b.jpg

2.
47752572821_1a0b5a1f0f_b.jpg

3.
40786085393_9588e107b4_b.jpg

4.
32809161067_4fe95081a0_b.jpg

5.
47752572911_d8c86d5e1d_b.jpg

6.
40786085493_9ac3246473_b.jpg

  • Like 28
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Excellent but really you can see why it was called  'Double Ugly' or 'Rhino' even at that stage. I remember reading something from an American commentator that it was so ugly that you might think it was British designed rather than American. 

 

Those Americans! What do they know. 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like this subject.  It would look perfect ( not that it doesn’t already ) with a collection of Phantoms. 

 

Very nice!!!!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

18 hours ago, RMCS said:

Superb  Kevin has pulled a blinder with that conversion set

I agree. The fit in general was excellent. Most of the cock-ups were entirely of my own making. The instructions could do with a bit of tweak in one or two areas though.

 

20 hours ago, exhausted said:

That's a pretty big undertaking and you did a great job! 

 

Any pictures of the build?

Sadly not. I'm not sure why I didn't to be honest.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Fantastic work man, I have to hand it to you.  If I can make a small suggestion.  I would replace those US national insignia with some properly proportioned stars and bars from SuperScale or some other reputable decal manufacturer that has done early gray/white Phantoms.  You've put soooooooooooo much work into that model, it is a shame the national insignia are so substandard.  Then again you are free to tell me to jump off a cliff.  😀

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Looks very nice. Do you know where I can find this conversion? Hannants got a batch in but they sold out quickly.

I could probably pick you one up direct from the source, although I couldn’t promise when it would be available.  Postage to the USA would be on top - probably still a bit less than Hannants, but sales taxes and charges would be at your own risk.  PM me if you’re interested.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...