Ian M's Phantom

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Well I been waiting to get in to this for a while now and now I have a good reason to start it.

I have just ordered the decals for it at it will not be out the box.

Luxury problem is I have two kits, Both Hasegawa, just one of them is in a Revell boxing. One is a GR1, the other a GR2. If I recall the Royal navy one was a GR1

Some where I have a box of resin goodies. Cockpit, bang seats, intake goodies and wheel bays I think. I'll pop a few photos up when I find the box that I put in a safe place.... :tongue-out3:

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Get into it Ian, look forward to seeing your F4 evolve.
 

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Ha! Found it!

Right then that was easy. I found the box with the bits in.

Here is the kit that will one day be a Royal Navy bird in glorious Dark sea Grey over white.

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One of the kits I have suitable for a Royal Navy Phantom is this Hasegawa FGR1

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Any one want a sheet of decals? I won't be needing them.

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The main fuselage the wing and tail elevaron sprues

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The tail wing thingies have the required slats for a Navy Phantom and included in the kit is the three stage nose leg. In both high and lox position, which is handy. In the bag with the clear parts are a set of white metal wheels of the correct type? along with some very bad soft plastic tyres with ejector pin marks all over them.

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The resin bits. Here I would be glad for a bit of feed back from our resident Phantom Phitter, Dave W.

The cockpit set is for a FG2, can this be used or was there are lot of differences.

Also another area that I am a bit unsure of is the wheels and tyres. Which ones where on the Navy Spook's and which one on the RAF...

I am seriously considering having a closer look at some of the "Brassin" bits from Eduard. Would that open nose with the radar be OK on this version.

Any ways, that is what I have thus far, now I am off on a reference hunt.

See Yer!

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What a great load of goodies you got there Ian. I'm scouring around looking for something, the Academy Sundowners kit is catching my eye. M
 

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Postman came with the decals today, A bit more for the build.

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Sweet kit Ian ,been trying to score one on evil bay forever !
 

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Yeah I got a bit luck. I managed to snipe it in the last seconds of the auction.

I have been after the Royal Navy version but in the end I gave up and went this way, Hell its only a few decals......?

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Yea nice sniping that,do'nt envy all those tiny stencil decals you'll be dealing with tho. Still wish I had one in the stash to join in with,oh well back to evil bay wish me luck!
 

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Nice one Ian will watch with interest
 
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Looking better than good there Ian....Im still hunting for something suitable... Should have a few options over the weekend..

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A good few on Ebay UK

Phantom in Models | eBay

Loads on ebay.de F-4 Phantom 1/48 | eBay

And for those on the other side of the pond: Ebay.comhttp://www.ebay.com/sch/Military-/2586/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=f-4+phantom

Might just go shopping in a while.

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The last(?) of the goodies

I got the correct cockpit for an FG1 in the post the other day. Nice detail in it.

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Thought I'de post them up if anyone wanted a bit inspiration for more detail for their one.

Ian M

Sorry about the background, couldn't be chuffed to clean the table top down.

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Very nice Ian, thought about getting a cockpit for mine, opted for some P.E and quickboost seats and new wheels, looking forward to watching yours come together. M
 
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Looks like your phantom is going to be top notch Ian :smile1:I'm having trouble getting the lid off of my humbrol thinners:hmmm:
 

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Cheers chaps. I have a Sea Venom on the bench at the moment, Attempting to get it painted and out the way. It would go a lot quicker if I had not changed my mind on the scheme half way through painting it!!!

Also helps to get the eye in for aircraft after four armour builds.

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Well the Venom is in clear coat, so I needed something to do.

A tentative start has been made. I have cut the bang seats off the block and mounted them on a stick, so they are ready to get going on.

The Office IP's are going together, I forgot that Aires sets have the IP as photo etch, with a film behind them. I dropped the film and will be very surprised in any one even notices.

Not much but its a start.

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I guess that the instruments would only really show if the systems are on. A bit a paint and glass in I doubt that I'll be able to see them any way.

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Very detailed instrument panels there. Looking forward to seeing this develop Ian.
 
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They are nicely detailed panels Ian, I too will be looking forward to there development.

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Cut the tub and got the bits and bobs primed yesterday.

Today I started to paint them. Pictures later when I have had a chance to really bugger them up lol

Looking at the fit into the cockpit area of the fuselage, it looks like I need to build the resin cockpit totally to find out which bits of the kit have got to go, and how much things are going to need thinning. Always a scary job.

It looks like the nose wheel well is going to be a fun job as the bottom of the resin cockpit looks like its a lot lower down......

Of shopping now so back later. Groan!

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Hi Ian, Yes the Aires Cockpit is a real pain to fit, it fouled the wheel bay by 3mm on my one. On researching the problem when I did my RN Phantom it would appear that Aires do a special wheel well which allows a correct fit of the tub, or so I am told?? Cheers Derek

p.s. Mine was thr British Phantom FRG.1 Set
 
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