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Hasegawa 1/48 F-4B finished


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This is the old Hasegawa (1983) release of this kit. It's been on my shelf for a looong time! It's still a great kit with good detail and excellent fit. I used a Aires cockpit, Quickboost seats, and AOA decals on the build. Painted with Testor's MM throughout. This a/c was flown by Maj. John Trotti from Chu Lai Vietnam in the late 60's. His book, Phantom Over Vietnam, was the "inspiration" for this build. I hope y'all will like the results of my efforts! :)

Remember to click on the 1st photo for best resolution and to easily view as a slide show. :)

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John

Simply stellar build and beautiful in every detail. Just goes to show what can be done with the older kits with some TLC, some AM to do a bit of updating in the detail department and applying our skills of today. Top notch work.

What's on board for your next build?

 

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

John

Simply stellar build and beautiful in every detail. Just goes to show what can be done with the older kits with some TLC, some AM to do a bit of updating in the detail department and applying our skills of today. Top notch work.

What's on board for your next build?

 

 

 

Thanks for the kind words Peter. I'm happy you like the final product! Just because a kit is old doesn't mean it's not any good. :) Not sure about what's next. I pulled the ZM Skyraider off the SOD for another look but I'm undecided if I want to resume that one. 😄

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13 minutes ago, belugawhaleman said:

Another great finish John!  Well done!

Thanks Paul! I'm glad you like the ol' F-4. I think it turned out just fine (really better than I expected!). LOL :)

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32 minutes ago, GazzaS said:

Excellent job, John!  Really a stunning presentation.

Thank you Gaz! I appreciate that very much. Glad you like it. :)

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27 minutes ago, Bomber_County said:

John, and as if my magic another stunning build, looks awesome good Sir…..

Thanks Phil! I'm glad you like it. Goes to show even though a kit is old it can still be built up to look good. :)

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Well done John.  In my 20 plus 1/48 Phantom builds all I have ever used is the Hasegawa and Monogram
F-4 kits.  They still build up nice after all these years.  Still have a closet full of Phantoms.  I'd better get busy
and build some more.  :lol:

Jerry :piliot:

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37 minutes ago, k5ikl said:

Well done John.  In my 20 plus 1/48 Phantom builds all I have ever used is the Hasegawa and Monogram
F-4 kits.  They still build up nice after all these years.  Still have a closet full of Phantoms.  I'd better get busy
and build some more.  :lol:

Jerry :piliot:

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Thanks Jerry. Like I've said before, just because a kit is old doesn't mean it can't be built up to look good. :)

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Just for grins I decided to pose my recent build with one I built something like 25 years ago. :) Paint and decals have yellowed slightly over time.

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10 hours ago, Bill_S said:

Some nice work, John! Do you display all your built models in one place? I'd love to see a picture.

Thanks Bill! I have 5 display cases full plus others on shelves, etc. Running out of room but that doesn't stop me from building. :)

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