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  1. Completed before the house move, this is off to the backseat as it depicts his farewell flight. The Hasegawa kit performed beautifully with an Aires and Eduard cockpit upgrade. Painted with Vallejo.
  2. Greetings! So once again I am back with another completed project, the 1/48 Zoukei Mura F-4S Phantom II in the unique Heater-Ferris scheme adorned by VF-302, circa 1983. The kit is the excellent Zoukei Mura F-4S kit. This was a fun build for me, and I enjoyed pretty much the entire process. Fitment is very good, and detail is fantastic! So much so that the only aftermarket I used were the decals. Those decals are the from the long OOP Afterburner Ferris Phantoms sheet from 2009. I think I lucked into finding that sheet on eBay for less than $20, after I had been searching for quite some time. As usual, the Catograf printed Afterburner Decals performed flawlessly. This kit has a well known flaw in the rear fuselage, but it is not something that bothers me much so I did not worry about it. It is said that the upcoming long-nosed Phantoms from ZM will have the fuselage issue fixed. Makes me wonder if they will ever do anything about the ones already produced... Probably not... Masking for this scheme is actually considerably harder than I was expecting. I freehand masked the Splinter Eagle Aggressor scheme and Splinter Tomcat Adversary scheme, but those were both actually easier than this one. Getting the lines at the correct angle over the fuselage and continuing the shape across complex curves proved to be quite frustrating. I got it mostly right, but there are some definite inconsistencies with the real aircraft as far as line positions. Looks good enough for me though! Overall I am very happy with this one. Such a cool scheme! I weathered this moderately heavy, and was a little afraid I took it to far. But as I looked at it more day by day I have decided that I am very happy with it. Here is what I used for this project: Kit: 1/48 Zoukei Mura F-4S Phantom II SWS-48-05 Decals: Afterburner Decals Ferris Phantoms 48-051 Aftermarket: None Paints: Gunze Mr. Surfacer Black 1500 (primer base), Tamiya Liquid White Primer (for marble coat), Gunze Aqueous H316 FS 17875 Insignia White, H308 FS 36375 Light Ghost Gray, H337 FS 35237 Grayish Blue, and H42 FS 35164 Intermediate Blue, Mr Paint MRP-245 FS 36307 Light Sea Gray, ModelMaster FS 35109 Aggressor Blue, Tamiya Rubber Black, Clear Red, Clear Green, and Smoke, and Alclad II Gloss Black Primer, Airframe Aluminum, Pale Burnt Metal, and Burnt Iron. Future Gloss coat for decals and Future+Tamiya XF-21 Flat Base 6:1 ratio for final matte coat. Mig Ammo Deep Gray panel wash. Thanks for looking!
  3. Hi there! After lot of time without contributing in this forum, I am going to open a new topic. This time is a project that was started some years ago and was latter abandoned and put on waiting. Recently I reopened the box and decided that it was the time to resume it. The basis is the well know 1/72 Hasegawa F-4C and it will be finished in spanish markings: And here is how the kit was when I resumed the work on it: Instigated for some post that I found on the forums I decided to add as much as detail as I were able, so I opened the some panels on the upper spine, the RAT hollow, some panels on the wings, and on the front fuselage... As you can see I have put a lot of scratchwork on it aside of some aftermarket items, as the aires cockpit for the Revell F-4F that I slightly modified to resemble the F-4C cockpit, and some items from the venerable Verlinden detail set for the Phantom, such as some parts to depict the radar (no pics by the moment). Some pics of the cockpit: In the time that has passed since all this has been done I have discovered some mistakes on the details, mainly on the fuel sistems of the spine, and I have improved my skills, so I have been rebuilding that area as well as the RAT hole... I will be posting some more images on the nexts days of the work done. And now I have a request for you the Phantom experts. I will be opening the underside of the fuselage to show at least the left engine bay and the J79 itself. Could anybody please help me with photos of the area? Any help will be welcome. That´s all for now. Any comments or suggestipons are welcome. Cheers Juan
  4. Dear all, An old project ressurected and I would like to ask if you could help me with some research. I need to know the name of the Backseater of an Vietnam era Phantom: The particular aircraft was a F-4E Phantom II, 66-0371, tailcode was JJ. It served in Korat with the 388th TFW, 34th TFS from May 1969 to Feb. 1972. In May 1970 the aircraft was named Arizona Chicken with the appropriate artwork on the intake. The crew names were painted on the canopy rails. The pilot's name was Maj. Roger Long. I already contacted the USAF museum and the USAF archive, I got a lot of help and good information but unfortunately I was unable to find out the correct name. BTW: The Zotz decal sheet as some mistakes and is no appropiate refference. I hope that anyone has further information about the backseaters name. I'm gratefull for any help! Many thanks in advance and best regards Sven
  5. Guys, a few days ago I've released my latest product, a correction set for the Zoukei Mura Phantom kits. It rectifies the shape error in the aft fuselage parts, at the engine "shoulders". As you can see, this is not a "drop fit" set - cutting of the fuselage is required as well as some sanding and blending to integrate the replacement parts seamlessly. I do provide self adhesive guide strips though that will give you the precise cutting line, based on existing kit panel lines as well as thorough instructions. I think the Zoukei Mura Phantoms are great kits, probably the best available but the shape problem is there and I wanted to fix it. Whether you care about the shape error or not, whether you think it's worth correcting or not or whether you don't really care for ZM's Phantoms altogether is totally up to you. Decide with your wallet. 😎 The set installed, after blending and primer: Refined surface detail at the chaff/flare bucket door: Cheers, Jeffrey
  6. So I've built maybe a half dozen of this particular kit as USAF Vietnam era or Thunderbird and even one like on the box. But it doesn't look like I've kept any of the instructions for this kit. I've searched online but come up negative. I have two kits in the stash, neither has the instructions, and would like to build one in the dark blue splinter looking camo with white sharks mouth but don't recall what the paint pattern is or what colors to use. Anyone have a soft copy they can email or a hard copy they can scan and forward? Thanks in advance for any help. Don
  7. 48021 is now shipping. It includes a variety of colors/style walkway for F-4s from Vietnam to modern day. Sized for Hasegawa and the new ZM kit. www.reidairpublishing.com
  8. My last build for 2017 is a commission from the navigator of XV426 which flew with 56sqn RAF. The scheme is from the final scheme of the aircraft including the red cockpit surround which was added by the Norwich Aviation Museum who now owns the cockpit section of the aircraft. Using the excellent, but now dated Hasegawa FGR 2 kit along with Eduard cockpit set. Painting was done using Vallejo air and the decals were a mixture of kit and spares. The Spooky II mascot is a 9G mm figure by aerobonus.
  9. Returning to aircraft subject matter this week with a look at Monograms F-4J Phantom kit in 1/72nd scale.
  10. Hi, guys I'm about to start Tamiya's F-4E Early. My budget won't allow me to buy afternarket correct engine nozzles for it, so I'm looking for the Revell kit ones. I thought I had a pair of them in my spares' box, but could not find it. If someone has those parts and is willing to negotiate them, we can work something out, I have lots of parts and spare decals, in 1/48 and 1/32 . Cheers and TIA, Sergio :)
  11. Hello Fellow Modellers, I am trying to find the Platz decal sheet JD-18 which is for the JASDF F-4EJ Kai two tone blue scheme in 1/72. If you have a set to sell/trade or something close from another manufacturer, I would be interested. Here is a link to the decal sheet: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10030444/20/1 Thanks, Harold
  12. Eagle Aviation Publications is in the honored position to present a new legendary title: "The end of the film" Commemorating 64 years of Recce excellence the book unveils the illustrious story of 348 Squadron! Serving the Nation from 1953, 348 Squadron will cease operations on 5th of May and the last remaining Hellenic Recce Phantoms will get their place in history as some of the most beloved jets in Aviation!
  13. Hi all, Had a bit of a clear out from the loft and came across a couple of plastic beauties, the ERTL KC-135A and Real KC-10 with Tornado IDS. Also getting rid of the die-cast Century Wings F-14 Jolly Rogers AJ203 and Corgi RAF Phantom F.MK.3. KC-135A http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252752144051?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 KC-10 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252752163221?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 F-14 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252752173322?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 F-4J (UK) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252752179215?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  14. I'm surprised that I haven't see a thread on this topic? Looks like ZM is working on a 1/32 line of phantoms. Great to see! I have the 1/48 kit and it looks spectacular but I've always wanted to do an accurate F-4S in 1/32. "And………………………………….!!! These machines will be finally made into SWS 1/32 scale kits!! Both are way under development and, needless to say, will be reproduced as SWS standard models with their extreme level of details! And these two aircrafts are proceeding simultaneously!! Japanese aircraft fans, German aircraft fans and you, every-kind-of-airplane freak just like me, get ready for some restless nights from this day on! One more dream of yours is coming true. Enjoy the prior taste of SWS kits as much as you can." http://www.zoukeimura.co.jp/en/sentiment/oyajiblog_089.html
  15. Ho, i'm checking my (self)engraved Hase F-4D, and notice some discrepancies with regards to the panel lines. which book /site has the most accurate line drawings? I have D&S and aerograph/fax books. tnx, Sudesh
  16. Hi, anybody have a good colour shot of the top of an USAF phantom seat? I have found several walkarounds online, but they all seem to forget the top! tnx, Sudesh
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