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Hasegawa 1/48 McDonnell Douglas RF-4B Phantom II

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Here is my third Hasegawa 1/48 Phantom that I've built concurrently: a USMC RF-4B from 1979 in the kit provided markings for VMPF-3. The only additions are True Details resin seats and a nose pitot made from Albion Alloys brass tubing. The paint is all Mr Color finished with Tamiya Semi-Gloss. A full build article and more pictures can be found at: https://jonbryon.com/hasegawa-1-48-mcdonnell-douglas-rf-4b-phantom-ii/

 

Apologies for those of you with browsers that convert the images into egg-planes 😯

 

Comments welcome and thanks for looking.

 

Jon

 

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Jon,

 

I find the model to be a bit too pristine for my taste but otherwise It's an excellent build. From construction to paint and decals, a solid 10 overall. The bare metal areas are nicely done and you succeeded in making sure the MLG is not crooked as is often the case with most Hasegawa F-4 builds I've seen.

 

-Elmo

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56 minutes ago, wardog said:

Jon,

 

I find the model to be a bit too pristine for my taste but otherwise It's an excellent build. From construction to paint and decals, a solid 10 overall. The bare metal areas are nicely done and you succeeded in making sure the MLG is not crooked as is often the case with most Hasegawa F-4 builds I've seen.

 

-Elmo

 

Thanks for the feedback. I can understand it is quite clean. I only had one photo of this airframe in this scheme and it's not great for showing any weathering: 

 

http://www.f-4.nl/usm46.html

 

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Hasegawa 1/48 F-4 MLG tend to be crooked because they made the retraction strut slightly too short, and it pulls the wheels inward. It only took me building nine of these kits to begin to figure that out!

 

Jon

 

 

 

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Great work, even if it is squished. It’s only your model photos that show up that way. And sometimes it goes away.

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