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F-4EJ KAi of 301 Sqn


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Hi,

 

Despite my awful started/finished kits ratio and the late date in the GB, I'd like to enter with a Finemolds 1/72 F-4EJ Kai.

It will be my first Finemolds Phantom and I'll build it as the last one built (17-8440).

 

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Good attention to detail by Finemolds, they provide two 301 Sqn badges: the one from Nyutabaru has 5 stars on the frog's scarf, the one from after the move to Hyakuri has more stars.

I'll build it as I saw her at Nyutabaru.

 

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Cheers, Stefan.

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welcome along Stefan, with what is sure to be a lovely model, Finemolds do release some lovely models.

 

Don't worry it's never to late to join in a GB, even if you don't complete her in time, it's all about joining in the fun. The threads stay open so you can always update the build if you miss the finish date.

 

Well good luck with the build their are lots of Phantom Phanatics here who will Phollow the build with interest.

 

Am very jealous you got to see this one in action!!!!  

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Hi,

Thanks for the warm welcome, Rich. 

So far, it has indeed been a very enjoyable experience to work on this model. I've done some small sub-assemblies and everything fits very nicely together. 

The only surprise I got was how small the mating surfaces for the Sidewinder rails are (attaching the parts D5 to E9). In the end, I got them on there but it's something to watch out for.

I haven't taken pictures of the small things I've been doing, but I'll take one tonight.

 

Cheers, Stefan.

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Hi,

 

This is still largely a loose collection of sub-assemblies, but I wanted to show at least something before I started the final week-end of this GB.

Part E8 (top of the spine) has been glued on, you may notice that there's a gap. I have seen models online where this was filled with putty. I decided to leave this one alone and see what think of the final result.

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Cheers, Stefan.

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Hi,

 

This is about as far as I got before the dead-line of the GB.

I intend to finish this model fairly soon, within a week or so.

I had a great time getting to know the Finemolds F-4. I think I'll build another F-4EJ Kai in the prototypes/ Special  Schemes later this year (the black one from 302 Sqn's retirement pair).

 

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Cheers, Stefan.

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no worries at all in not finishing her, there will be a lot of others too who couldn't quite make the deadline.

 

Please feel free to update the thread so we can see her completed, and thank you for joining in, that's the most important part.

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