1/48 Hasegawa F-4J Phantom II
May 14, 2013 in Aviation
Here’s one of my older builds, Hasegawa’s 1/48 F-4J Phantom II, which I completed several years ago. Even though the new Academy Phantom probably leaves this kit in the dust as far as detail goes, it’s still a great kit, and for many years was the best Phantom in this scale.
I dropped the flaps, folded the wings and scratchbuilt (rather poorly!) wingfold joints, and added aftermarket resin seats and some Eduard photo-etchd canopy mirrors and other pieces in the cockpits. The ‘Remove Before Flight’ tags are also from Eduard. For markings, I used a now-ancient SuperScale decal sheet to depict a jet from VF-33 deployed aboard USS Independence in the early ’70’s. I have three more Hasegawa and two Monogram Phantoms in the stash, and have collected decals to build them as Mig-killers.
2 additional images. Click to enlarge