Geoff M Posted February 3 Share Posted February 3 (edited) I am starting on my next Phantom kit. It is the relatively new Meng F-4G. It will be an Out-of-the-Box build. Here are some sprue and decals shots. I will be using the new Speed Hunter Graphics F-4G sheet for an SEA Wrap scheme from the 52nd TFW at Spangdahlem AB, Germany. I am also using a Flying Leatherneck belly strap that Meng did not provide for the kit. Kit decals are on the left, Speed Hunter decals on the right. I am going to do the SP 69-250 it is the 10th plane down from the top. It is shown as it was in 1987. I will need to do some research for an accurate weapon load for that time frame. Nice and fine engraved panel lines and one-piece upper fuselage. Test fitting these and a few other parts shows very tight fit with no gaps and the joints are situated on natural panel lines. I have already placed the Flying Leatherneck belly strap on the lower fuselage. Flying Leathernecks states it is for the Hasegawa kit but it fits this kit with no problems. Sprues A, B and C (2 C sprues). Wings are designed so that the slats can be displayed extended or retracted and separate control surfaces on the wings and vert stabilizer. Meng supplies decals for the cockpit consoles and instrument panels. Sprues E, F, G and J. All parts are finely scribed, no flash. Includes only the F-15 style centerline fuel tank. ALQ-119 and ALQ-131 provided. Full depth intake trunking. I test fit the aft lower fuselage behind the engine openings and the nose gondola for the electronics and they are snap fits, no gaps. The raised detailing on the lower engine area and the arresting hook is not like any I have seen on a kit before. There are separate sprues for each weapon. 2x AGM-88 HARMs, 2x AGM-78 Standard ARM, 6x AGM-65 (?! no triple launcher), 4x AIM-7, no AGM-45 Shrike. Masks are provide for the canopy and the wheels and photo etch plate for the tailplanes. Meng provides the capability for the tailplanes to move. The canopies have faint mold separation line that will need be dealt with but they are crystal clear. Not shown are 6 sets of clear lenses for the AGM-65s. I am looking forward to getting started on this one. I also have the Z-M F-4G waiting in the wings. Thanks for watching I will post periodic updates as I progress. Edited February 3 by Geoff M Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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