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1/48 Hasegawa QF-4 Aerial Target Conversion

Finally finished this thing. It was a kit that I bought about 20 years ago when I was getting back into model building. After market includes Eduard seats and exhaust, as well as a couple of parts from an ancient resin cockpit set. The front canopy is from my doomed Academy F-4J kit. I figured it looked better that the Hasegawa one and no one would ever notice that it doesn’t fit properly when closed since it won’t be. Mr Paint was used- again. The metallics were mostly Alclad.

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17 responses to 1/48 Hasegawa QF-4 Aerial Target Conversion

  1. I’m an admitted Phantom nut and I love this one, George…really nice work!

  2. Phasinating Phantom! you nailed the weathering.

  3. looks great George !!!!

  4. Beautiful bird! Beautifully built and finished! Grat!

  5. Nice one. Aren´t drones required to wear orange panels to show it´s unmanned?

  6. Good looking F4. Most folks don’t build unmanned aircraft, Louis being an exception.

  7. The headline for this article is a bit misleading. It should say that it is an Aerial Target, not Target Drone. This is a manned aircraft. I just changed the headline. I also realized that I forgot to take the mask off of the wing camera pod.

  8. Nice job, George. I always thought AF Phantoms looked best in that Euro One scheme.

  9. She’s a beauty, George. That ‘Euro 1’ with the shark mouth is a winner.

  10. That looks amazing mate, another stunner for the collection!

  11. I like Phantoms. I especially like THIS beauty, George!! Well done, amigo.

  12. Nice work. Reminds me of the best rollercoaster ride I ever got to take: back seat of an F-4E accompanying two F-4Gs of the 37th TFW into the Red Flag range in 1981 for an assignment from Air Force Magazine to do an article on the Wild Weasels (yes! I actually got *paid* to do that!).

  13. Very nice job on this.

  14. Very cool looking Phantom, so glad you finished it.

  15. Thanks, everybody. I’m working on a 1/32 Horten Ho-229 now.

  16. Gorgeous! I’m gonna need to do an F-4 in the Euro scheme soon…

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