Academy 48th F-4B Phantom
Some of you may recall I didn’t think this kit lived up to all the hype that preceded it. Of course, my whining could be attributed to the fact that I didn’t possess enough talent to make it a “good” build. There were/are, in my opinion, ‘issues’ that my limited skills could not overcome satisfactorily. The short list is the landing gear, fit of the canopy pieces and the seats. This is why I’m not including any pics of the underside. Besides, there’s not the first store or decal to be found if one were to turn it over. I’m not completely finished with this yet. Yesterday, I took off the shelf of doom, where it had rested for about a month. I was in a decaling mood (sort of) so I got started and finally stopped a little while ago. And, no…..it’s not “accurate”. I don’t like sharks’ teeth decals on anything but a P-40 (ok….maybe an A-10). Nor did I specifically adhere to the decal placement instructions….exactly. Technically, I suppose this would be more appropriate under a “what-if”, but I did it my way (thanks, Frank). But other than you guys, nobody would know the difference anyhow. I build for my own enjoyment/relaxation. So there ya have it. A [colorful] model airplane that could pass for a Phantom.
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