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LF: 1:48 A&AEE Phantom FG.1 XT597 flattened nose radome

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I recently purchased the Hasegawa 1/48 Phantom FG.1 25th Anniversary boxing and was curious if DB Productions or Flightpath UK ever released a resin flattened nose cone for XT597 in 1/48 scale? I know of a 1/72 molding by DB Productions. Curious. R/ Dutch

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I don't know about DB and Flightpath but if you can find one Heritage Aviation Models Ltd had a 1/48 XT597 Nose Conversion.

Rob

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Hey Dutch,

Let me check the Phantom parts box. It's possible I have that nose cone left over from an old Brit Phantom I did for a customer years ago.

Don

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Right on, Rob. I will check it out! Hmm, Heritage doesn't seem to list it now.

Don, as Rob points out, this is a special nose radome that has been flattened on the bottom with some kind of aerial between two di-electric panels. The kit comes with the standard F-4J/K/M/S radome molded in place.

R/ Dutch

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Dutch, I understand what the radome is and looks like. It was included as part of the Hasegawa kit with a right and left half and the sensor pallet on the bottom. I assembled the radome but didn't use it. Problem is, I can't find my dang Phantom parts box. I know I still have it. If Ben has one, go with his. Don

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Found it! If you want it let me know. It's in great shape and no it's not resin or aftermarket. It came with the kit as an injected part. don

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My kit came with two of those. Maybe Dutch's kit was ahead of mine on the assembly line and his radome ended up in mine. :D

Anyway, if for some reason you need another one (or two), you're welcome to them.

Ben

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Don & Ben,

Thanks to both of you for looking and each of your offers. Now let me dig mine out and determine the extent of my "lack of dome." [There's a pun somewhere in there just waiting to come out!]

R/

Dutch

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Doh! I just checked the box and found the radome. Don't know why I missed it the first time. I,ve got so many Phantom kits, that I think my mind confused my eyes into not seeing it the first time. Sorry for the false alarm. Good to know I have modeling buddies willing to lend a hand, though. Thanks, again. Dutch

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OK then. I'll toss mine back in the Phantom bin and save it for a rainy day or for when the next Phantomphile needs one. :salute:/>

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