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1/48 Revell/Hasegawa Royal Navy Phantom FG.1 892 Naval Air Squadron HMS Ark Royal / USS Saratoga. Took little break from from building as I am getting myself ready for a Master's Degree program.  Here is my latest build.  I was originally going to build this kit up as a later FGR.2 hence the navigator's periscope, but I decided to do this aircraft instead. I know early brit phantoms were not equipped with them.  I love these markings and shows a pretty cool historical bond between the UK and US.  The kit is OOB with Xtradecal markings combined with the stencils from the kit ( not sure if they are accurate but they seem to do the trick).  Thanks for looking! 

51245646875_218110e94c_k.jpgFG.1 colonial navy by Reginaldo Reyes, on Flickr

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It's very easy to get hung up on the differences between FG.1 and FGR.2, and as you pointed out the Nav's forward facing periscope wasn't there.

 

But none of that should take anything away from your build, which looks good.  I love the presentation and as you rightly say there is a long tradition of mutual respect between all Naval Aviators and especially between the USN/USMC and the FAA.

 

If you were ever to do another F-4K (FG.1) then the following should be observed:

Slotted Stabilators.

Cat hooks.

Nose leg tilted slightly aft, only a degree or so but it was noticeable.

The stencils are mostly correct but FAA Phantoms didn't have the bi-lingual emergency markings, these were only RAF Germany Squadrons. 

 

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9 hours ago, At Sea said:

It's very easy to get hung up on the differences between FG.1 and FGR.2, and as you pointed out the Nav's forward facing periscope wasn't there.

 

But none of that should take anything away from your build, which looks good.  I love the presentation and as you rightly say there is a long tradition of mutual respect between all Naval Aviators and especially between the USN/USMC and the FAA.

 

If you were ever to do another F-4K (FG.1) then the following should be observed:

Slotted Stabilators.

Cat hooks.

Nose leg tilted slightly aft, only a degree or so but it was noticeable.

The stencils are mostly correct but FAA Phantoms didn't have the bi-lingual emergency markings, these were only RAF Germany Squadrons. 

 

Thank you for the tips. I am not a Phantom expert but will def use your advice on the next build.  

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Another very smart build Reggie and looking good in-flight. 

 

I'll have a Jack and Coke and maybe a glass of whatever is in that fine looking USMC bottle..!!  Semper Fi, Brother.  

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6 hours ago, 29Triplex said:

Reggie,

Another amazing Phabulous Phantom build :worthy:

Keep up the excellent work! and

I eagerly await the next Phantom build from your stash :thumbsup:

Thanks bro! I am on the lookout for 29 Sqn decals in 1/48 for an FGR.2!

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5 hours ago, Booty003 said:

Another very smart build Reggie and looking good in-flight. 

 

I'll have a Jack and Coke and maybe a glass of whatever is in that fine looking USMC bottle..!!  Semper Fi, Brother.  

Semper Fi brother! That bottle was given to me when I got out of the Marines after my second tour in Iraq.  It's a bottle of red wine.  called Jarhead Red hahaha.  hope you are well!

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