F-4J Phantom II ‘Showtime 100’, 1/72 Academy
Phantom II is always loved for all aircraft modelers.
I built my first one (because its’ not possible to build just one phantom!) with Academy’s new tool kit.
It is Snap tite kit so you can build without glue or painting (sticker included). it means also it has really good fit.
and detail is almost perfect. I can tell it is really good kit and it should be a good christmas present for little future modelers.
Academy’s recent kit has two kind of decal. Cartograf and printed in korea one. unfortunately this kit ‘showtime 100’ has second one and decal problem is really terrible, it never sticks! and it is also famous for silvering. I had to put Markfit and heat it enough with hairdryer. and push them hard with cotton swap. after two boring days I won with this without any silvering.
for color I used industrial use laqueor spray as usual. I wanted to get hard weathering of old navy bird, but I didn’t want too dirty to harm it’s fancy marking. then I weathered with bright ivory oil color for most part. and I used dark color very strictly. I think it appears in pretty good look
One thing special is burnt exhaust metal finish. I painted and polished with black and rub with pencil powder, the graphite. it is very easy and effective way to have chrome shiny metal finish. but I weathered hard this time
thanks for watching!
this weekend here in Seoul start the ’17 Seoul airshow, I’m really excited with this. hope to take some good picture to put on forum. Ciao!
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