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Oh No….Not Another One..!! (addendum)

September 16, 2017 in Aviation

This is the old (’98) Revell boxing of “Showtime 100” F-4J Mig Ace in 48th scale (which is obviously not the scheme I chose to do). This is quite a difference from the Z-M kits. The fuselage halves were were one solid piece – nose cone, tail hook, etc…all molded into one (no extra parts, Bernard)). Really not many parts on the sprues at all. The decals and bomb racks/bombs are all from the spares box (I think). And I still have 3 F-4’s left! Two in 32nd and one more in 48th. What’s a fella to do when he’s got “Phantomitis”…? 🙂
And I see I didn’t wait long enough for the front canopy to set good (it’s starting to close on it’s own)….oh well, an easy fix.
EDIT: since I first posted this a little while ago, I was gonna start on my last 48th scale F-4.
I say ‘was’, because when I opened the box and started looking at the sprues, it’s painfully obvious what a piece of c**p it is. The [Revell] 1987 release of the Phantom with Chuck Yeager’s endorsement on the box art (kit #4563). OMG, I don’t think I could even use anything in there for spare parts….it’s that bad! I immediately opened one of Tamiya’s 32nd scale kits and I was back in my comfort zone. What a difference! Like night & day.
Anybody want a terrible kit of an F-4? Lemme know. I’ll send it to ya. Free.

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32 responses to Oh No….Not Another One..!! (addendum)

  1. Craig, love the scheme, nice change from the RVN 3 tone uppers or gray and white. What rattlecan gray did you use?

  2. Keep them coming, Craig, we’re loving them!

  3. Who doesn’t like a Phantom ??? I say bring it on Craig. The more the merrier !!!!
    Great looking plane by the way……………….

    PS: some kits are just not what they’re cracked up to be. I have had similar experiences. I think it was Clint Eastwood in “Dirty Harry” that said “A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do”. He also said “A man’s gotta know his limitations”……….. both great quotes.

  4. I like this one too, Craig! Keep them coming since ‘Phantomitis’ is not on the list of infectuous diseases it seems… I checked it 😉

  5. Phantomitis…hhmmm. I’ll have to consider it. But too many on the bucket list, and so little time! I’m teaching 21 credits this semester and have so many students the provost gave me a student worker worth 60 hours! Shows where I am.

    But this is nice work, Craig. I wish I had more time. I’m increasingly learning, though, the lesson you mention here: don’t waste your time on lousy kits. In the end, no one cares about how hard you worked, only about the end product.

  6. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Ahhhhh … and so we begin … again … I logged in to the forum and … :O …
    a PHANTOM ! I felt urged to see more photos but something told me to check for the name of the builder … just by looking at it I knew who this work belonged too, but I had to check. Craig Abrahamson … 🙂 .
    Nice work on this one my friend. Very much caught by the paint color, very good choice. For some reason, the fun and relax state in you really shows here. Please keep the PHANTOMS coming, and the good times rolling.

    • Well, THANK you for that, my friend. Next up is a Tamiya 32nd scale build – that one will take much longer than these last few, so I’m unsure just when you’ll be blasted with another Phantom in the headlines. Again, I appreciate your responses.

  7. Hi Craig,

    You have the Phantomania 🙂

    Nice work again on this USAF model

    Eric

  8. Nice one Craig, you can never have too many Phantoms in the collection.
    Keep them coming good sir.

  9. I can see why you love em so much Craig. Great looking Phantom.

  10. Nice! For that canopy problem just charge up the pneumatic system…

  11. You can never have enough phantoms! It looks very nice as well as your other F-4’s.

  12. Thank you, Luis…I appreciate your reply.

  13. Well – it seems like you’ve taken my assembly line idea…
    another great Phantom!

  14. I like Phantoms and this one is nicely done!

  15. Phantomitis / Phantomania

    Doesn’t matter whatcha callit: (“what you call it” if you don’t speak American Slang English) they’re all good. As others have already said, one can’t have too many Phantoms! Way back in history when both F4s and I were new, it was the first jet I began to really favor. I still like them!

    Great job on this & the others, Craig!

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