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Finemolds and Hasegawa 1/72 F-4E Phantom II - the Long Nose saga - Completed!

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On 29/10/2023 at 15:09, hendie said:



A masterclass in Phantomery Giorgio.



On 29/10/2023 at 16:05, Brandy said:

I can only echo what Alan said. Stunning work!



Cheers guys, you are way too kind! :thumbsup:


On 29/10/2023 at 18:12, keefr22 said:


Excellent - I was just thinking they'd be the icing on the cake! :)


Absolutely fantastic Toom Giorgio, superb modelling!!



Thanks Keith! :thumbsup: RBF tags added, see below


On 29/10/2023 at 18:20, Biggles87 said:

Speechless! ( that hardly ever happens ).



:D Thanks John, much appreciated :thumbsup: 


On 29/10/2023 at 20:23, AliGauld said:

What a journey of wonder this has been.

Every time I think it can't get any better you have surpassed yourself and what an absolutely beautiful finish to a fantastic build.

I cannot express just how gob-smackingly good this is.

Thanks so much for allowing us to join the journey.




Thank you Alistair, you are way too kind too! :thumbsup:


On 29/10/2023 at 21:07, Terry1954 said:

An amazing educational journey for me Giorgio, and what a stunner this one has turned out to be.


Your attention to detail has really paid off, and the replication of the Greek camouflage is very effective and realistic.


Top job!



Glad you like it, Terry! :thumbsup:


On 29/10/2023 at 21:38, Chrisj2003 said:

Giorgio, you took a great kit and made a beautiful replica out of it. I’ve very much enjoyed the WIP. Phabulous work. :goodjob:


Thanks Chris! :thumbsup: The kit is indeed great, glad you enjoyed the ride!


On 29/10/2023 at 22:14, The Spadgent said:

HONK HONK!!!! AWOOGA! NEE NAW NEE NAW!. Just me driving around the streets making all the noise for such an awesome finale. Those pics are stunning so I know in real like she’s going to be even better. Best yet dear boy. Astonishing. 🙌🙌🙌🙌



:D  :D  Thanks Johnny for your very loud praise! :thumbsup:  :rofl: 


On 29/10/2023 at 22:14, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

It’s a beautiful example of a Phantom in what I think is probably the best looking camouflage ever worn by one. 

Dennis, I tend to agree about the HAF camouflage, it's definitely very intriguing. Thanks for the praise! :thumbsup:


On 29/10/2023 at 23:34, corsaircorp said:

An absolute stunner Maestro G !!!

Such a detailled 1/72 kit is Waoow, just Waooow !!

Congratulations !!




Thank you Alain, I'm glad you like it! :thumbsup:


On 29/10/2023 at 23:43, Klaasdebouwer said:

Superb Phantom. Almost hard to believe it's only 1:72nd scale. Congrats. :clap:

Thank you! :thumbsup: But my (sore) eyes can confirm that it's actually 1/72 :rofl: 


On 30/10/2023 at 12:32, Galligraphics said:

Stunning. So lifelike, I can almost smell it.

Well, the oil wash certainly helped in that regard :winkgrin: :D Thank you! :thumbsup: 


On 31/10/2023 at 00:40, VT Red Sox Fan said:

I’ll join in the chorus of “stunning build”—looking forward to the next adventure!  Best, Erwin

Glad you like it, Erwin! :thumbsup: See below for the next project...


On 31/10/2023 at 16:00, phantom61 said:

great work Giorgio...
you are the phantom man...


You know that this plane, especially the UK version, have a special place in my heart...






Grazie Silvano - even more so for the precious reference book you lent me! :thumbsup:


I have one UK Spook kit in my stash, maybe next time... :winkgrin:


Alright, I added the RBF tags:





I did manage to knock off both canopies while doing that, but as you can see, I've glued them back since :banghead: No RFI yet, still waiting for a sunny afternoon for that.


Meanwhile, here's my new project:



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RBF tags complete the perfect look!


2 hours ago, Cookenbacher said:

Wait - a Corsair [puff of smoke as I race over to the new thread]


Wait ..................... I'm close on your heels Cookie!



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6 hours ago, Cookenbacher said:

Fantastic Giorgio - can't wait to see the RFI!

Wait - a Corsair [puff of smoke as I race over to the new thread]

4 hours ago, Terry1954 said:

RBF tags complete the perfect look!



Wait ..................... I'm close on your heels Cookie!




Thank you both :thumbsup: The more the merrier, on the new project :winkgrin:



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Just noticed the update Giorgio, and yes the RBF tags are indeed the icing on the cake and the perfect finishing touch to a simply superb Toom - all round stunning model! 


I'm off to follow the crowd to watch your next masterpiece come together! :)


Top job!



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