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1/48 Hasegawa FGR.2 Phantom

December 22, 2015 in Aviation

Here is my 1/48 Hasegawa FGR.2 Phantom. I obtained it from another modeller as a “partial build” kit- I think only the wings were asembled- it was so long ago, i forget! I bought some Seamless S****r resin intakes for it (UK Spey engine intakes are different from the other F-4’s) and then after some more assembly, it sat for about 4 years.
I finally worked to complete it this past summer.
As with most Hasegawa kit decals, white is usually “ivory”- so I had to hand paint white on all the kit markings.
I set up a hypothetical load out- I could not find a photo of the setup, but based on the photos I did find, I figured this could have been possible. I had to use bombs from an Airfix Sepcat Jaguar kit.
I left the canopies loose so that they could be removed to view the cockpit, and then replaced. I have a Royal Navy Phantom on the build list so you may see it next year at this time.

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16 responses to 1/48 Hasegawa FGR.2 Phantom

  1. Two really nice builds, Dan. Bravo on the intakes and other details that you labored over. Definitely worthwhile.

  2. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    I saw this one and in a flash a happy grin was on me. I just LOVE the F-4, any F-4 to be exact, it just looks like business, no matter what livery is on.
    Nice clean work Dan.

    • Thanks very much for your comment- I know a lot of people groan when they see familiar markings like what I chose, but I couldn’t seeing building it and applying any other scheme! it was fun painting around the snake in the tail emblem-not!

  3. Nice build Dan and from one of my favourite squadrons.

    • Thanks Michelle, I had planned another in Barley Greys, but sold it off when culling the herd a bit. So the only other British Phanotm I will be building is going to be my RN one. I have a resin cockpit and boarding ladder planned for that one. I would be building it now, if not for a lot of partial builds on the bench i am trying to clear this Christmas break.

  4. Nice work Dan – it looks great – thanks for the post

  5. Dan,
    Very nicely done. I like the scheme

  6. Nice RAF Phantom great build.

  7. One of my favorites….you did her proud – very nice!

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