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1/48 Academy F-4B

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Starting on Academy's 1/48 F-4B with VF-111 scheme. I am also using Eduard's Cockpit detail set, Eduard's Brassin resin seats, and Eduard's Brassin exhaust cans. The cockpit tub is done and now working on the seats. The seats have over 44 parts themselves! So far all is going good. Only thing I don't like at the moment is the nose gear door link is very fragile and installs early. It is now pinned as it breaks easily. You can see and follow the build on my blog at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-academy-f-4b-vf-111/

 

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Nice cockpit.

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Good start and what looks like a lot of tedious detail work ahead on those seats! Can't wait to see them!

 

GIL :cool:

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Working on the undercarriage. Landing gear almost complete. The decal for the nose gear door went on very nicely. Looking more like a phantom now with the fuselage done. Getting ready to paint the basecoat then decals.

You can see more photo's at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-academy-f-4b-vf-111/

 

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Looking great man! Keep going!

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The base coat painting is done. I also painted the missiles and drop tanks. I used black, brown, and blue pastel chalk to weather the exhaust. They came out very similar to the reference photo's I am using. Should be starting the numerous decals tomorrow. More photo's on my blog under the build logs page.

 

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The decals are done. The decals are excellent, they conformed to the surface details very well. Next up is the weathering and canopy details. So far this has been a very nice kit to build. I have had no fit issues and everything coming together nicely.

You can see all the build photo's at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-academy-f-4b-vf-111/

 

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The Academy 1/48 F-4B is finished. Overall this kit is great. Very good fit and excellent decals.

The instructions could use a little better clarity when it comes to missiles and bombs.

So I now have four decades of VF-111 aircraft.

All build and completed photos are at https://davidsscalemodels.com/2018/05/16/f-4b-phantom-from-vf-111-completed/

 

 

 

 

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Phabulous looking Phantom, and a really sweet grouping of Sundowners too! Congrats, and thanks for sharing!

 

GIL :cool:

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Way to go Dave! Those look fabulous! Congrats on completing another Sundowner.

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