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1/48 Academy F-4B Build

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1/48 Academy F-4B Build
Posted by Wolfman_63 on Friday, April 20, 2018 4:30 AM

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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David's Scale Models - https://www.davidsscalemodels.com

Model Albums - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums

 

 

 

 

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Friday, April 20, 2018 9:37 AM
Looking forward to seeing this one!
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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:43 AM

Nice detail work

  

 Nick.

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    April, 2015
Posted by Wolfman_63 on Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:57 PM

One seat completed. It takes some time to build. Add details, paint add more details.

You can see and follow the build on my blog at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-academy-f-4b-vf-111/

 

 

Website:

David's Scale Models - https://www.davidsscalemodels.com

Model Albums - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Wolfman_63 on Friday, April 27, 2018 3:42 PM

Working on the fuselage. I have the intake ducts, resin exhaust, and cockpit installed and the rear of the fuselage together. More photo's at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-academy-f-4b-vf-111/

 

 

 

 

Website:

David's Scale Models - https://www.davidsscalemodels.com

Model Albums - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Wolfman_63 on Friday, May 04, 2018 4:49 AM

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/

 

 

Website:

David's Scale Models - https://www.davidsscalemodels.com

Model Albums - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Wolfman_63 on Sunday, May 06, 2018 3:51 PM

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.

 

 

Website:

David's Scale Models - https://www.davidsscalemodels.com

Model Albums - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums

 

 

 

 

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    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, May 06, 2018 4:02 PM

Loking good! These Academy kits are very well detailed and have good fitting parts. I have built several Bs and Js and the only thing I would change are the seats. Resin ones have better details and look beter than the included ones. I also like to do the marbling under the topcoat to get that blotchy/weathered dirty look.

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Posted by Wolfman_63 on Sunday, May 13, 2018 5:57 AM

 

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/

 

 

 

Website:

David's Scale Models - https://www.davidsscalemodels.com

Model Albums - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:33 AM

Great work!

I'm a big Phantom plan, having worked for McDonnell for 17 years in St. Louis

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:03 PM

Looks great!  I have one of these beauties in the stash.  Every time I look at the decal sheet, I loose the momentum to build it!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 14, 2018 1:22 AM

I did an F-4J - the Hasegawa 1/48 Showtime 100 way back.  You're making want to do another one!  Looking good.  Ordanance looks great!  I had a very good modeler, Jerry Jackson here in San Diego, once tell me that everything that goes on the model is a little model itself.

Thanks,

John

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    April, 2015
Posted by Wolfman_63 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:05 PM

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
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

Website:

David's Scale Models - https://www.davidsscalemodels.com

Model Albums - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums

 

 

 

 

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:42 PM

The trio look great!  They're all beautiful clean builds!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:49 PM
Very well done. I have a version of this kit in Old's markings in my stash. Maybe someday. Thanks for sharing.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Friday, May 18, 2018 4:25 PM

It's simply awesome to see the 1/48 progression of "Sundowners" through the years.  

Well done Sir!

 

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    November, 2009
  • From: The NYC.
Posted by Ish47guy on Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:50 AM

Nice work on the collection, all those birds are on my build list.  You pic does highlight the lack of decent decal options if you want to build an F-8 in VF-111 markings.  I've got two Superscale sheets with some so-so markings that date back over two decades for one and a single decade for the newer sheet. 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, May 21, 2018 8:53 AM

Wow, one word.  “Excellent”!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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