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Darren Roberts

1/48 Revell F-4S Phantom

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This is the first of a series of Phantoms I'm planning on building. I'll build an F-4 from each manufacturer in 1/48 scale and do a review/ranking. The Revell kit is quite old. My copyright date said 1979. The kit was released as an F-4E and an F-4J. Since the parts for a slatted wing E are in the box, I decided to make mine an F-4S. The kit is pretty basic. Instrument panels are decals and there's little to no detail in the cockpit or the wheel bays. Since it was released as an E, the nose section is too square, and the air conditioning inlets are squared off at the rear as opposed to rounded on the short nose Phantoms. Overall detail is lacking. You can look in the engine nozzles and see up to the front of the model. Needless to say this will be ranked quite low. With that said, it was still fun to build and brought back a bunch of memories from my childhood. Decals are from Furball. The build was OOB with the exception of Steel Beach intake plugs.

 

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Nice work Darren, I look forward to seeing more in this series. Can't recall when this kit was last issued, I think it was the Chuck Yeager boxing.

 

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Great job Darren on an old beast! You've inspired me to do a Nostalgia build. Which intake plugs did you use? For Revell, Hasegawa, or Academy? Also, could use some Steel Beach F-4 parts like nozzles for the Monogram/Revell kits. Would greatly appreciate it!

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13 hours ago, Big Texan said:

Also, could use some Steel Beach F-4 parts like nozzles for the Monogram/Revell kits. Would greatly appreciate it!

 

Most definitely.

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Wait. You do Phantoms too??? 

 

 The kit description sounds VERY much like the Testors/Italeri F-4F/G/J release with raised panel lines. Hmmm?

 

Nice build! 

 

 

 

 

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Well Darren, you can never go wrong with the Phantom, even if it is a Revell kit.  She looks beautiful and I cant wait to see your other Phantom builds!

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Darren you could get a job building box top models for kit manufacturers.  Or box side model photos.  Most people want fancy box top art signed by Shigeo.  That's of course if the 2nd grade gig doesn't work out.  You seem to be getting the hang of this modeling thing. 

 

Rick L.

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Darren

 That's quite an impressive build of such an old kit. As a presentation piece it does indeed look quite good.

 

Joel

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Very nice Darren! Like the fading on top of the wing and fuselage.

 

 

 

Brandon

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