F-4F JG 74 “Mölders”, Tactical Leadership Programme (1982)
This is my 1/48th F-4F JG 74 from Hasegawa.
Since Luftwaffe Norm 72 camouflage pattern is one of my all time favorites; this project has been on my mind and agenda for a long time!
Having a 1-year old baby boy and a tight schedule on the job forced this beauty flesh out in about 6 months. Besides, I have opted to go dual-Luftwaffe build of another F-4F in 32nd scale, which is about to come online in fortnight.
The kit itself, despite being an old one, standard Hasegawa quality for its age. No serious fitting issues etc.
I opted to go with Quickboost ejection seat with an addition of Eduard's MB ejection seat handles.
I also used the Polish Master's metal pitot tube which is a must for the serious model enthusiast.
Finally; the crisp, eye catching and superb quality Airdoc decals, which made the kit stand out!
This is the first time I used Revell's aqua colors and not too bad I would say. The only con on the paint side i it is far thicker than the standart Gunze/Tamiya acrylic range.
Following the paint job and decaling, I washed the kit with artist oil and finally gave a coat of Future+Tamiya Flat base mix.
"Mölders" will be one of my "in love" ones among my recent builds.
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