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Jan Baranec
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F-4D phantom, Tamiya 1/32

September 14, 2016 · in Aviation · · 14 · 3.6K

Hello gentlemans, I missed the group build, but here is my result of last months work. I started build with removing protuding panels and re-scribing all panel lines. I improved cockpit with eduards photo-etched parts and perfect brassin seats. I also used resin seamless air-intakes from rhino models. Inner surface of air-intakes was pretty nice but outer surface was little bit coarse and they were generally smaller. One of the big mistakes kit is bad dihedral angle of wingtips. I had to fix these parts by adding plastic profiles to made correct (smaller) angle. Detailed resin exhaust nozzles is also from eduard company. Effect of burnt metal behind nozzles I created by airbrushing different tones of GSI super-metallic iron color and airbrushing some stripes with transparent orange and blue colors. On this aircraft flown Col David O. Williams Jr and 1/Lt James P. Feighny of the 435th TFS, 8th TFW during vietnam war. Armament was used for standart mig hunting. 😀 All armament was used from box except SUU-23 gunpod. It is product from AMS resin. I hope that you will enjoy the model, it was my first model big scale. If you want to see some photos from the build, please tell me. 🙂

Best regards from Czech Republic Jan (John)

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  1. Hello Jan...My compliments on a very well done build with your F-4D Phantom model. Excellent attention to detail and weathering and fine photography too. An all around fine job.

  2. A great-looking Phantom Jan! Love the metal work especially.

  3. Phantastic Phantom.

  4. Excellent job, fantastic camouflage.

  5. Great job on the biggie Phantom.
    Well done done for adjusting the dihedral too.

  6. Spectacular build, of the finest Phantom kits available. Very nice work.

  7. Thanks a lot.. 🙂

  8. That's a wonderful Phantom, Jan. Thanks for sharing

  9. Now that's pretty special! Well done on every aspect of it! Amazing skills.

  10. Looks awesome! The NMF is just great around the engines. Jes I definitely want to see some WIP photos also.

  11. Jan, let me add my compliments on the metal exhausts area. It looks real, if it isn't, it should look like that! Beautiful F4, not weathered to death, just enough. Nice touches throughout.
    I just realized how different the nose on an -E is. C/D looks stubby! Imagine!

  12. How could I miss this, Fantastic work!

  13. Excellent work! Thanks for the detailed photos!

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