Rick’s 1/72 Airfix Phantom FG1, 43 Sqn Royal Air Force - almost complete

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Nearly done with this one. An out of the box build with just paint masks as extra. I was going to go to town with more AM but in the end opted for an OOB to see how the kit went together, I found some fit problems with the wing to lower fuselage join and needed to shim with plasticard - just like the Hasegawa 1/48 kit.
Just the wing tanks to fit, one needs a respray because I had terrible trouble getting paint to stick even after a through wash & degrease.
I have two more in the stash with plans for a 17 Sqn jet and an early 56 Sqn jet in maintenance inspired by some images I found online.
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