Z-M 48th F-4 Phantom
The term “over-engineered” is often used to describe some manufacturing techniques lately. I can’t really say that this is the case here, but it did seem (at least to me), that Z-M made this kit a little more ‘complicated’ that it had to be. Although a very nice kit – with many little nuances you don’t normally find in this scale – there were some aspects of the assembly procedure that made one kinda scratch their head and wonder “…why did they do it like THIS…”? In any event, it built up to very nice Rhino (despite the few self-inflicted ‘wounds’ I managed to make). I used the excellent Eduard PE interior and a set of decals from the newly-formed Floyd Werner’s “Werners Wings” decal cottage industry. To be fair, this model does NOT depict any particular aircraft, but rather an example created in my own warped mind (because I CAN)..LOL – SO..I have yet another addition to the Shelf of Doom (for the Phantom’s enemies, that is).
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