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DaveJL

Phantom FGR2, XV498, 92 Squadron.

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Hello all,

 

Here is my recently completed 1/48 Revell (Hasegawa) Phantom FGR2 in the markings of 92 Squadron, based at RAF Wildenwrath. Built as part of my 'RAF QRA through the years' project, you can see the build thread from page 5 onwards here

 

Extras used included Quickboost seats, Eduard & Airwaves etch, QMT FOD inserts, New Ware mask and a Flightpath ladder. Decals are a mixture of Xtradecal and Revell. Paints are from MRP and the missiles are all from a Tamiya F-14 kit.

 

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Beside my F-4F that I completed several months ago:

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

Dave

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That looks great, what MRP colours did you use (I didn't know they had modern RAF colours in their range)?

 

Duncan B

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1 hour ago, ForestFan said:

Very nice, and great contrast to the F-4F!

Cheers!

1 hour ago, Duncan B said:

That looks great, what MRP colours did you use (I didn't know they had modern RAF colours in their range)?

 

Duncan B

Thanks Duncan. I used MRP-374 'Light Aircraft Grey' and MRP-373 'Camouflage Grey.' The inner wing surfaces had a drop of dark grey added to the Camouflage Grey. Nose cone is Tamiya Medium Sea Grey with a few drops of white.

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Spot on that, great job. How did you find the join between the wing sub assembly and the fuselage aft of the nosewheel bay? I’m  on with mine and it’s a devil of a job. There’s a whacking gap and a step that would equate to about six inches on a full sized aircraft.

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2 minutes ago, goggsy said:

Spot on that, great job. How did you find the join between the wing sub assembly and the fuselage aft of the nosewheel bay? I’m  on with mine and it’s a devil of a job. There’s a whacking gap and a step that would equate to about six inches on a full sized aircraft.

Thanks mate. I had a bit of a gap but wasn't too bad. A bit of styrene sheet popped in and some filler sorted it, was quite an easy fix.

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Great job on a good kit, but the add-ons really lift it into a real beaut, excellent modelling, good job!

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Lovely work Dave, got one of these myself at Xmas and looking at yours really makes me want to get it started :)

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Very good, nice and dirty as well phantoms should be! Very good build, I really should add the Airfix 1/72 kit to my stash.

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Beautiful example of a phabulous aircraft.  The UK Phantoms' profile with the Speys add an tad more brutishness to an already glamorous fiend.  Well done!

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Thank you for this great FGR2 model. Cheers, Michael

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Very nice work - especially the weathering!

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Thanks for the comments chaps, much appreciated!

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Outstanding 

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This is an excellent build and one that I am grateful to you for presenting on Britmodeller.

It's of particular interest to me as I was an airframe mechanic on 92 Squadron in the 1980's and worked on this very aircraft. You have captured the look of a working Toom really well and I the 'aircraft armed' sign, Nav's ladder and base really sets it off nicely.

You have just taken me back 35 years and I thank you for it.

 

Regards

 

Mike

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22 hours ago, RMCS said:

Outstanding 

Thanks mate!

2 hours ago, MikeH said:

This is an excellent build and one that I am grateful to you for presenting on Britmodeller.

It's of particular interest to me as I was an airframe mechanic on 92 Squadron in the 1980's and worked on this very aircraft. You have captured the look of a working Toom really well and I the 'aircraft armed' sign, Nav's ladder and base really sets it off nicely.

You have just taken me back 35 years and I thank you for it.

 

Regards

 

Mike

Thanks Mike. Always great to hear from those who worked on machines depicted on the site.

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