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1/72 Hasegawa F-4E Phantom II

August 14, 2016 in Aviation

Dear All ,Great to see the wonderful Phantoms posted – congrats and thank you to all . The Rockin Rhino is still under construction as you will see ( will post in WIP shortly), however in an attempt to contribute just a little to this Phabulous Phestival of Phantoms – here is the archaic Hasegawa 1/72 F-4E in City of Homestead colours. I picked the kit up for a song a Telford last year intending to use it as a testbed for an attempt at a SEA scheme and the Phantoms infamous afterburner metalwork.
The kit and I have fought each other most of the way and it has been on and off the shelf of doom more times than I can say.It is ancient and shows it, and I have contributed a few of my very own mistakes. However it is finished so here it is.
A big thank you to Greg Kittinger for organising this GB. Thanks. Dave

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12 responses to 1/72 Hasegawa F-4E Phantom II

  1. Indeed an ancient kit , but one Phine Phantom anyway.

  2. Looks like it lost the “fight” David, because it appears you tamed the brute. Nice work.

  3. Looks good David, I have had the privilege of building this kit, it can be tough (I remember breaking both rear stabilizers and a lot of the small pieces on the landing gear). But over all it came out well. yours looks great !

  4. Well done David, I have one of these in the stash, one day maybe !

  5. Looks great Dave! Metal work and SEA scheme both convincing. I’ve got this kit waiting for an IAF build – any “what to watch out for” items flag me with a PM!

  6. That’s pretty good for something that came of the shelf of doom! You’ve achieved a really nice finish on it.

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