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Nikola Pentić
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Hasegawa 1:48 F-4J Phantom II

March 1, 2019 · in Aviation · · 16 · 2.7K

Well, here it is, after 24 years, it's finally done.
I bought this one back in 1995 when it was a state of the art kit, and of course, immediately started on it.
It came to a phase in which it had the basic colors on and after that it just sat on a shelf for 22 or so years.
So last week, after looking at it once more, sitting there on a shelf all sad I decided to finally finish it.
So, the kit is almost out of the box, painted with ModelMaster, I only added the resin ejection seats (don't remember the manufacturer) and Superscale decals for VF-92 Silver Kings, 'cause I like the all yellow tail.

So, there you have it, another Shelf Queen done. I have 14 more to do, so stay tuned.

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16 responses

  1. It stood the test of time well, the F-4 (no matter HOW old it is). 🙂

  2. The Phantom is my phave - so no matter how long it takes to bring it to phruition! A very nice one! I haven't yet done one in Navy livery but have several in the stash that will end up that way.

  3. I love it.

    The kit still holds up well. The finished model has an elegant simplicity to it. Very clean looking build.


  4. Great job, nothing like a full color Navy Phantom!

  5. Aged like fine wine.

  6. Boy I sure do love the colors the Phantoms wore! (Naval gray and white schemes in general for that matter!) Yours looks great! Everything is sharp with some nice restrained weathering! Here's one we might see on the show circuit before long! (And it is one of the oldest Phantoms still around being built in 1959 as an F4H!)

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  7. A great looking 'J' bird, Phantastic!

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