Hasegawa 1/48th scale

F-4E Phantom II

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Hasegawa 1/48th scale F-4E Phantom II

"30th Anniversary" Missouri ANG, Brig. Gen. Jim Renschen, 110th TFS 131st TFW St Louis 1990

Model Built late-2002/early-2003

Four weeks before the completion

1.     These first five photo's show this 1/48th scale Hasegawa F-4E Phantom about four weeks before the photo's of the completed model below.

 

Hasegawa 1/48th scale F-4E Phantom II

Canopy and ejection seats Open avionics panel Cockpit before the ejection seats are fitted Ejection seats
2.     Here we have a close up of the canopy and ejection seats after painting but before assembly. Other items in this photo include airbrakes and other panels. 3.     Here we see the open avionics panel before the air intake splitter was fitted. 4.     Ever wondered what the cockpit looked like before the ejection seats were fitted? 5.     A close up of those ejection seats after painting.
Wing Commander's Aircraft 110th TFS 131st TFW Missouri Air National Guard F-4E as viewed from Spy Satellite Verlinden "F-4E Phantom Super Detail Set" Bare metal and weathering
6.     These photo's show the Hasegawa 1/48th Scale F-4E Phantom II that I built around November, December and January 2002/2003. The model is complete in kit decals of the Wing Commander's Aircraft 110th TFS 131st TFW Missouri Air National Guard. 7.     A view of the F-4E as viewed from Spy Satellite. The kit was airbrushed in Xtracolour paints and the natural metal areas of the tail are from Bare Metal. Weathering is with oil pastels dust and black acrylic. 8.     A Verlinden "F-4E Phantom Super Detail Set" was used for the cockpit, gun, radar and avionics bay. The ladder is from the kit although it was thinned down with files and scalpel before painting to give it a better scale appearance. This aircraft scored a "kill" against a MiG during the Vietnam war - hence the single Soviet star on the air intake splitter plate. 9.     A close-up of the tail showing the bare metal and weathering off to effect.
Ejection seats were resin items supplied by Verlinden Instrument panels are straight from the kit with a little dry brushing Open avionics area on the aircraft's starboard side Radar was over-scale by about 50%
10.     The ejection seats were resin items supplied by Verlinden. 11.     The instrument panels are straight from the kit with a little dry brushing. Canopy sills and rails came from Verlinden but the fit of these parts was a little poor. 12.     A view of the open avionics area on the aircraft's starboard side. These was worked in with reference to Verlinden's own 'Lock On' book covering the F-4E although the Verlinden photo's didn't agree with their own resin parts. 13. The worst Verlinden-sin for this kit was the inaccurate photo-etched parts for the gun bay section. The fuselage plate was the wrong length whilst the trough detail parts were too big. The radar itself was over-scale by about 50% - a massive degree of error on a kit this size!!
Radar set up into smaller parts and glue it back together to make it small enough to match the photo's Base with Name Plate Manufacturer's own publicity shots Name Plate
14.     Despite the errors by Verlinden it was possible to slice the Radar set up into smaller parts and glue it back together to make it small enough to match the photo's. After the wiring was added painted, washed and dry-brushed the final effect is excellent. 15.     This photo was taken in December 2004 and shows the model mounted on its display Base with Name Plate. Some matching 1/48th scale Ground Equipment will be added to this to make a diorama. 16.     It is nice how this is starting to look like those Manufacturer's own publicity shots... Maybe. 17.     The Name Plate.

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