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Summertime build: 1/48 F-4B Phantom

June 24 2012 at 9:19 PM
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It's Summertime...which means a super slow down in time spent at the model bench. Been working on and off trying to get this F-4B Phantom from VF-14 completed for a local plane park that is doing an exhibit of VF-14 aircraft. This is the Hasegawa F-4B/N with the raised panel lines (guess that is the older kit). Build was pretty easy. Took off a bunch of lumps and bumps and backdated it just a little. Nobody makes VF-14 F-4 markings in 1/48, so I am stealing some from the recently released Demon aftermarket sheets that are out there. The painting is standard, but lightened up the upper surface gray to match photos references. I'm just putting on standard F-4 markings from a Vagabond Decal sheet for VF-84 I believe. These decals ROCK, and conform beautifully when using Tamiya X-20A as a setting solution.

So here she is, my in-progress. More to come as I put the thousands of little decals on and work all the landing gear/pylons/weapons.


Preshadding with Tamiya Flat Black
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Working the Gloss Gull Grey and white underbelly
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Drying rack (my furnance room)
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Trying to match the upper surface color
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Start of the decaling process
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