Revell/Monogram F-4D Phantom II in 1/48 scale
November 7, 2014 in Aviation
Hi, the light was good outside and i took the camera and made some pics from my Spook.
The Monogram F-4 is a great kit, still after all the years. From time to time Revell is re-releasing older kits from Monogram. After this was out, i surfed in the net and after some days i got it in my hands.It never saw my stash, it went out of the box on my bench.
The fit of the cockpit tube was also not so good. The intakes needed some sanding to fit. All areas which needed some work were carefully masked to retain the fine but raised panel lines.On this kit everything is raised, the working parts like the spoilers, slats,flaperons too. My idea was to use an old modeller trick to prime the whole kit black, apply the camo and sand/polish the raised, black lines to pop out.
This worked relative well on the undersides, the multi colored uppersiders were masked to archieve the hard edges, neede on this camo to look realistic.
For the greens, i used Xtra colors and that was the problem, after the masks are of, i sprayed a glossy varnish all over to get the flat Modell Master Tan on the same glossy level.
Sadly the Xtra color reacted badly with my gloss. The next step after biting in my bench Sadly this has worked not to well, so some further sanding was necessary. A step which killed easily my raised panels 🙁
Trash it ? No, i choose to finish it, the camo was sprayed free hand on ( my favorite method)
The lost surface lines were recreated by thin black decal lines, found on older Airix decal sheets.It is sometimes very helpfull not to throw everything into the bin.
After a slight overspray with the camo colors and a semi gloss varnish i called it done and my F-4 is proudly sitting on my shelfs.
Not a great job, but i won ! 🙂
I hope you like it
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