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Tamiya 1/48 F-4B Phantom


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hi all,

 

This is the Tamiya 1/48 F-4B Phantom II.

 

It is built straight from the box except for the back-dates to make an early version. These include Wolfpack MB Mk5 seats, no ECM or RWR lumps and bumps on the airframe and an early under-nose pod. Wheels are by Brassin.

 

The VF-41 squadron markings are from Double Ugly and all other decals are from the kit and a Tamiya detail-up set, all of which went on very well.

 

Hope you like it

Andy

 

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F-4-B-Phantom-VF-41-7.jpg

 

F-4-B-Phantom-VF-41-8.jpg

 

F-4-B-Phantom-VF-41-9.jpg

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Thanks Latinbear.

 

Actually, not that long to do the decals. I did it over a few sessions and all told it was about six hours. Once you get into a rhythm of doing 6 or 7 stencils at once, time flies. It also helps that the Tamiya instructions are very large and incredibly well designed.

 

Andy

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Nice job, Andy! I did those early F4H-1Fs when they had only the centreline fuel tank and none of the drag-producing anti skid walkways on the wings and fuselage shoulders.

 

I agree about the Eduard Brassin wheels, but i think the Brassin landing gear struts are way overrated.

 

I probably need to update my thread on LOVEBUG one of these days.....

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Just incredible work. I have this Phantom in the stash, had to get it since I hear it's an amazing kit to build. This result definitely gets me even more excited to get started on it soon.

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Lovely work, those stencils are credit to you. Thanks for sharing this build

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A lovely model of an early Phantom. :like:  Fundekals were going to produce a set of Navy decals for this kit, but then binned it. :shrug:  There is some good information on their site about detailing early F-4B aircraft and I have their sheet to make the F-110 marked Phantom.  

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Thanks very much everyone. It's a great kit to make and the decals are easy. You just have to be methodical and patient, crossing them off as you go.

 

By the way, every stencil is readable!

 

Andy 

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Phantastic Phantom! Very nice job of the paintwork and all those stencils.

 

Cheers

 

Jeff

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