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Hi all and another blast from the past finished for the recent Frog GB here. Build thread is here but to recap:

 

Kit: Frog F-4K/M Phantom

Scale: 1/72

Paints: Halfords plastic primer, Revell Acyrlics, Flory Models wash, Klear, W&N Satin varnish

Build: Small panel line rescribe. Scratchbuilt engine doors. Seats, cockpit & canopy from Italeri F-4S

Decals: From the kit with some extras from the spares

 

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With an equally ancient Airfix F-4 I built a couple of years back.

 

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Good fun and looks like a Phantom from across the room!

 

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Thanks for looking and happy modelling.

Cheers,

Dermot

 

 

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Very nice I remember seeing that box on display in the window of Peri's newsagent at the Walkinstown roundabout. Mr Dowling the owner had a selection of kits down the back. That and a Westland Wyvern. A blast from the past. 

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7 hours ago, Hairtrigger said:

Nice one...  Lines look good, as does the finish...   Did you think this was better than the Airfix version? 

 

Thanks.

They're both very basic kits, reflecting their age...I'd say the Airfix one shades it because you can build it as three different versions. 

And shape-wise for me the Airfix kit looks more Phantomy if you know what I mean - the wings on the Frog kit look a bit small. 🤔

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16 hours ago, Dermo245 said:

Thanks.

They're both very basic kits, reflecting their age...I'd say the Airfix one shades it because you can build it as three different versions. 

And shape-wise for me the Airfix kit looks more Phantomy if you know what I mean - the wings on the Frog kit look a bit small. 🤔

Nice one...  Lines look good, as does the finish...   Did you think this was better than the Airfix version?

 

Maybe old but they both look pretty good to me. 

 

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Hi Dermot,

 

congrats for finishing a Frog kit! These kits deserve to be built.

Great job you've done there. Really smart! A bit of a shame you could not find some unit badge to stick on the vertical surfaces.

As you say, it looks like a Phantom, and that 's what counts.

The nose may be a bit too bulbous, but then so is mine.

 

Congrats for a great build!

JR

 

PS: And a beautiful Airfix Phantom you should be proud of!

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They both look fantastic, lot to be said about these old kits .

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