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Robert Royes
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FG.1[F-4K] 892 NAS,HMS Ark Royal,1974-75, Airfix 1/72.

November 7, 2018 · in Aviation · · 7 · 1.7K

After enjoying building 's 1/72 DB Defiant, I was all set to tackle the F-4K. either my skill set is diminishing or maybe I should give it up. This build was a struggle for me almost all the way. It is a well engineered kit, great decals, and many build choices, But some how I just could not get out of my own way. I had fit problems around the cockpit and some other areas, probably self induced, and the too light a shade of gray. I should have searched for a Fujimi on the net, maybe it would have been less fiddly.

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  1. Robert... you did it again. (and built up another Phabulous Phantom...).

    I seriously doubt that your skill set is diminishing. Sometimes you just have a kit that fights you all the way.

    You improvised, adapted and overcame. Well done.

    PS: I like the F4 from the Sara... I have two brother in laws that served on her during Vietnam '71-'72... at the same time ! One found a model of the Sara, and wants me to build it for him.

    The Mad Comic book character is cool too...

  2. Robert, This looks really cool, I especially like the colors and the scheme and I had to take another look when I realized it was 1/72. Well done !

  3. Nice work, Robert. RN Phantoms are some of my favorites.

  4. Phabulous Phantom (s) ! Great looking F-4, Robert. Although plain, the Royal Navy Gray is a good looking color.

    Great job, Sir! No one would EVER know you had issues!

  5. Gotta luv them Phantoms...! 🙂

  6. Beautiful and well done F-4! I need to get me one of these sometime soon! You did a great overall job and she really pops!

  7. Looks great! I've got a whole stash full of Phantoms but not a single Airfix in the lot... I think you wrestled this Rhino into respectable shape!

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