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F-4f Ice; Hasegawa 1/48
Topic Started: Oct 21 2015, 07:47 PM (2,652 Views)
garcor
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Hello,
Next up for me, Hasegawa 1/48 Luftwaffe F-4F ICE.
Been thinking about this one for a long while now so its about time to start,
I have a few extra bits to add to this one,
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Eduard zoom cockpit set, just the instrument panels, HUD and Pedals ...thank you..

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Verlinden Ejection seats, very nice and a massive improvement over the kit ones
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A couple of sprues left over from an F-16 build from a few years ago, well it would be very inconsiderate not to put some AIM 120 on an ICE Phantom

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Decals are from Cutting Edge and Aeromaster...

Cockpit underway....

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The Photo etch was attached with Klear which allowed plenty of adjustment ;)
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The cockpit tub was painted with a shade of grey to match the photo etch and the various panels painted and washed
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Details were highlighted with a combination of dry brush and wash

Ejection seats cut from the moulding block , washed (with a mild soapy water), dried and given a light coat of primer
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Not too bad after a bit of paint , wash and drybrush,

Enjoy your kits! :>

Gary
Edited by garcor, Oct 29 2015, 08:49 PM.
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fs2005
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Looks great .Seat must have taken a delicate touch with a tiny brush .
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Jasonb
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That's going to be a lovely looking cockpit! Great start...

J.
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Buck Rogers
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Nice work! One of my favourite planes!
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Joseph M

Hi Gary,
If I was ever was going to make a jet the Phantom would be very high on the list! :> This looks like a good kit and the cockpit detail is fantastic. :clap: Will be following with interest.
Joe M
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On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Model 1/72 Spad A.2 Finished 24/4/18
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
K P Models 1/72 Avia BH-3
Mark 1 Models 1/144 Gloster Gladiator Finished 1/7/8
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81
Ansaldo S.V.A 9 (added 24/4/18)

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garcor
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Hello everybody,

Progress with the Phantom,
Cockpit sills built up using plastic card
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Fuselage joined, a bit of sanding was needed on the top of the fuselage,
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Some details added using more plastic card and some thin copper wire
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Missing details added to the ejection seat. The pull handles for the face curtain. These were taken from the kit seat and sanded thinner
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The air conditioning intakes could always use a little bit of work too
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Finally for today the nose was added….
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Sneak peak of how the cockpit ended today, still a bit to do..
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I also started to get the drop tanks and wings together. Its coming together nicely and am looking forward to the painting, got a ways to go first though! ;)

Happy sticking

Gary
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fs2005
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Impressive !
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Dermot
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Like this a lot - Phantom cockpits deserve to be displayed open!

Dermot
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garcor
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Hi,

Cheers all,
As for the cockpit,
The Eduard Photo etch deserves the credit, I only stuck it on! :P With the seats in it should look busy enough. :>
Some more progress with the cool spook,
Wings, put them together,
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and dry fit…mmmm
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That’s a first, I've not had this before with any of the Hasegawa Phantoms.. Im not sure if its something I did (or didn’t do) or if the part is to blame.
Anyway , easy fix, a few scrap bits of plastic card to raise the top of the wing and gap gone.. 
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The intakes are next, just careful positioning avoids any steps or gaps.. gives a nice wide shoulder look…
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Before I fitted the intakes I marked out some plastic card, I am thinking of making some intake covers….
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Enjoy yer plastic!
Gary
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Jasonb
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Nice progress there Gary, and you're clearly thinking ahead with things like the intake covers - easier to measure them now!

J.
Edited by Jasonb, Nov 3 2015, 03:42 PM.
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Whats keep ya FFS, I'm nearly finished the 'D' :ermm:
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garcor
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Hello again,

Nice to see another Phantom built Paul, although you are probably moving on through the alphabet and doing an "S" by now :)

I’ve been a bit busy the last few weeks, with no modelling time :( … anyway enough of that,
Firstly I managed to get a more permanent setup for my modelling, after 3 years I have a desk indoors! Finally moved away from the kitchen table . :>

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I had a temporary set up here a few years ago but had to move, it’s a small but nice spot..
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I managed a small bit of progress with the Phantom too,
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The F-4F ICE I am building does not have the tail strengthening plate fitted so off it goes…
The stabilisers (well, been a Phantom I can’t exactly call them horizontal can I ?) have raised detail so I decided to re-scribe the top sections to better fit in with the rest of the kit.

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I ran a little thinned black over the rescribed bits to make sure they looked ok. I am not worried about the underside as the raised detail should help later on…

Last thing for now, I made the gun gas vent.
This little vent is only open when the aircraft is on the ground. Using the thinnest plastic card I have I cut out the rough shapes and gently glued and sanded until I was happy with the finished bit,
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That’s the tip of a Swan Morton #11 scalpel blade pointing to it..

And the vent in place, (dry fit only to check)
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That’s it for now,
Happy Sticking,
Gary
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fs2005
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Lovely Phantoms guys and a nice view out your modelling window Gar!
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garcor
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Hello,

Some more progress with the Spook,
I wanted to try some intake covers on this one.
This is what they should look like, :ermm:

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I started by tracing the shape of the intake on a thicker plastic card.
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This was cut and sanded to shape.
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In order to try and give the appearance of depth I cut the middle section out and then backed it with thin plastic card.
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The ribs were made up of thin strips cut from the section I cut out earlier.
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After a bit more sanding and scraping they seem to fit ok. Im still not sure if I will use them but am happy enough with the first test…
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A coat of primer was applied to the big bits
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And a coat of steel was applied to the exhaust/ tail section.
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That’s about all for now, still have a lot to do with this one.
I am hoping to get a bit more done over the next few days.

Happy Building ( …Oh and Christmas)

Gary
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garcor
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Paint,

Well it had to be done..
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Enjoying this one!

All the best
Gary
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Another update,

More paint , I used a few variations of the base colours to try and create a worn patchy look.
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Also a light wash was applied to the panel lines.
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The darker grey looks a little too dark to me so I lightened it by spraying a light coat of the lighter grey over it.
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The under side got a bit more dirt and staining,
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The panel wash was very thinned Vallejo black, grey and brown.
Exhaust staining by airbrush and is not finished yet! :D

All the best :>

Gary

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Jasonb
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This is looking very nice Gary, can't wait to see it finished...

J.
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garcor
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Cheers Jason,

Getting there but a lot more to do, I still have the weapons, pylons, fuel tanks, undercarriage, etc etc etc.... :) there is good building in these Spooks!

Gary
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Heil Mickey!
I like it too, it' nice to see someone who's not afraid of being a bit creative with the paint. Lovely job.
Filip . . . .

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Happy Christmas to you all,

Work on a few of the smaller bits,
Exhaust,
A few different colours used, Base coat is matt black, light random overspray of metallic black, then a wash of white, dry brush with black again…
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Next up the tail planes,
Phirst the camo coulours, then masked and steel section sprayed. More masking and a coat of Gunmetal grey sprayed for the anti- corrosion treated areas. Finally on the underside some exhaust staining, black for the base colour followed by black grey…
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Drop tanks,
I have seen a few with different coloured sections, new and old paint, leaks and stains so just went with a few variations of the main colours again.
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Both canopies painted,
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Not too easy to see but the canopy rail was built up with some plastic card to give it a more substantial look..
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And to finish for today,
A bit more staining underneath, again a combination of wash and airbrush…
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Hope you all have a great day today,

Gary
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