Jump to content

Recommended Posts














Hey folks, not finished anything for a l-o-n-g time hence not been around. Bought this in 1991 in a wee model shop my mate owned in Southport and it's been on the shelf ever since. Dragged it to the bench before Christmas to keep me out of trouble over the holidays - which it pretty-much has.


Other than the ALQ pod and the mid-1980's Microscale decals, what you see here is exactly what came in the box. Definitely not my best work, but wonderful nostalgia trip (even painted it with Humbrol enamels).

All comments, criticism and questions welcomed -


Happy New year everyone.





  • Like 54
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well done, sir!
The F-4E version of this kit was the first model I built when returning to the hobby a few years ago. It was a nostalgic experience for me, too, having originally built this kit when it first came out. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice build, thank you for sharing. It seems that 1/72 scale Hasegawa "Photo Phantoms" are hard to find these days. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's been a while since we've seen a 1/72 Hasegawa Rhino  around here, and this one was worth the wait! Very nice camouflage  and very realistic color demarcation as well as the metal tones on the keel and stabilizers!Well done! :goodjob:


  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Lovely model.


Having lived under the approach to Bergstrom AFB in the 1980s/early 1990s I saw a steady stream of RF-4s (and many other types) on a daily basis.  When they started doing wraparound camouflage, I wondered why, until one day I saw an F-4 go into a 90* bank and for a few seconds couldn't tell if he was turning toward me or away.  A few seconds is all it takes for an advantage in aerial combat.



  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...