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  • Member since
    January, 2017
Spare Phantom parts
Posted by Redman7176 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:36 AM

Does any one have an extra canpoy set (3 main clear pieces:) for a 1/48 F-4(C) Phantom that I can purchase from them? Either Academy or Hasegawa would be best. My now ex-wife tossed a box of my model stuff and the canopies were in there. Crying The model is mostly done save for the canopies its making me crazy. 

I tried sending proof of purchase in the mail to Academy requesting the parts. No dice. I need to finish this project, but dont want to buy a whole new kit for those 3 pieces.

  • Member since
    July, 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:47 AM

Sorry to hear that and that I can't help but the build looks really nice. I hope someone has the cure for your woes.

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:08 PM

Aw man, that Academy customer service sucks!  And your build is excellent - the camo is beautiful and the colors are bang-on.  Hope you can source some canopies.

  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by Redman7176 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:13 PM

Thank you! This is a custom job for a Cpt. Lance Sijan F-4, I got lucky and its supposed to be going to the muesum at the airport in Milwaukee where Sijan was from. (I live near there)

Yeah its hard to say they even have customer service. I mailed that info to them UPC, part numbers, kit number, etc. That was several months ago though. 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:20 PM

It is a very nice model, and the subject is good.

You probably should buy another kit. I think it would be worth it.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:34 PM

Don’t even think of help from Academy, they are useless. I had good luck in the past with Hasegawa so I would give them a try. Squadron may have vac formed replacements Which is gonna be faster than Hasegawa.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by Redman7176 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:14 PM

Few more pics...Im getting motivated to finish this.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 16, 2019 7:03 AM

That is one beautiful looking F-4. The colors, chipping and weathering look spot on.

I checked with Squadron and didn't see the vac canopy in stock. You could go to HL and use a 40% coupon to get a 1/48 Revell F-4 and use the canopies from the kit. You can also contact Revell Germany about a replacement canopy.

I have tons of F-4 spare parts but not a single canopy.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, August 16, 2019 11:00 AM

Sorry;

 I'm like Plastic Junkie, Plenty of F-4s but no Canopies.I haven't the slightest idea where my Vac -Canopies went either! Great looking build and don't give up ,Okay? T.B.

  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by Redman7176 on Friday, August 16, 2019 11:05 AM

Thank all of you for the kind words, and checking your plastic stashes. 

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, August 16, 2019 1:17 PM

Lots of F4 spares, unfortunatley, no canopies on hand. Yours looks really good, perhaps it could make the beginnings of an Arizona bone yard dio. Just kidding. You'll find one.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 16, 2019 2:29 PM

I have a Hasegawa F4J one piece (closed) canopy I can send you.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: Chesapeake VA
Posted by out04 on Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:52 PM

I have Hasegawa canopies from an F-4E.  I can send the separated set or a one piece.

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