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F-4B Phantom II | 1/48 | Tamiya No. 121

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F-4B Phantom II | 1/48 | Tamiya No. 121
Posted by chops1sc on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5:22 PM

I got started on this kit last week. Tamiya really makes it easy to build and to WANT to build! Progress will likely be slow but I will eventually get there!

 

Painted the cockpit pieces. I am using Mission Models Paint.

 

Assembly was quick and painless. Tamiya black and grey panel liner provide details.

 

After seeing this clode-up I noticed my decal was not quite aligned, LOL!

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:31 PM

Pretty nice !!!

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:55 PM

Looks sharp.  I don't have a short nose phantom in the stash Confused.

Maybe I'll ask for this for Christmas - Only hear great things about the kit.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by chops1sc on Friday, July 30, 2021 5:58 AM

Thanks guys!

 

Priming parts for the next steps.

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Posted by Flight Line Media on Friday, July 30, 2021 9:20 PM
Just got this kit too! I can't wait to see how yours turns out! Thanks for sharing the journey.

Andrew

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Posted by chops1sc on Friday, August 13, 2021 6:16 AM

Got some more work done. Tamiya really has done a great job with figuring out how things should go together to eliminate as much sanding and filling as possible.

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Posted by OldRetiredEngineer on Friday, August 13, 2021 10:08 AM

The Tamiya kit is on my shelf, waiting for me to finish my current model. Note that the color instructions may not be accurate. Tamiya lists the overall colors as "light gull grey for the upper surfaces and white for the lower surface". Light gull  grey is accurate (FS 36440) , but instead of "white" the lower surfaces and upper surfaces of movable control surfaces should be"Insignia White" (FS 17875), a shade of off white. Mission Models  Paint has Insignia White MMP-104. There's a significant difference between white and Insignia White. I believe Tamiys's painting references in the instructions are all "pure" white.

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Posted by chops1sc on Friday, August 13, 2021 10:23 AM

Yeah, I noticed that as well. Luckily I already have the Insignia White on hand. I also had to make sure I had the correct Light Gull Grey since Mission Models has 2 different versions. Turns out I already have both versions, LOL!

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Friday, August 13, 2021 10:49 AM

Weird that Tamiya doesn't list their own Insignia White, AS-20 in the instructions.

Lookin good, chops!  Got the Tamiya F-4B in my stash too...gonna start prep work on it as soon as my F/A-16B project is done.  Hopefully the Quinta Studio cockpit stuff for the F-4B will be out soon.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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Posted by jeffpez on Friday, August 13, 2021 2:04 PM

Thanks for posting this because I had no idea that I actually needed insignia white. I'd already lucked out by finding that I had a full bottle of model master gull grey but have now found I also have the correct white. Thanks again.

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Posted by knox on Friday, August 13, 2021 2:12 PM

  Your Phamtom is looking really sharp. Thanks for posting.  

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Posted by chops1sc on Monday, August 16, 2021 7:03 PM

A little bit of progress. Put the wings and vertical stab on. Put some paint on the seats and other bits. 

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Posted by Flight Line Media on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 12:07 PM
Nice! How are you liking it so far? I have one too and imagine it's better than a shake-and-bake!

Andrew

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Posted by chops1sc on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 1:03 PM

Flight Line Media
Nice! How are you liking it so far? I have one too and imagine it's better than a shake-and-bake!
 

 
It is a very nice kit. They have done a lot to ensure minimal filling and sanding during assembly. I am looking forward to finishing her up and finally starting on my F-14A that I have been afraid of opening, LOL!
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Posted by chops1sc on Thursday, August 19, 2021 5:24 PM

Arms are built and the seats are also done. There's a lot of small parts to paint and build coming up. I'm hoping to get everything painted and ready before painting the aircraft. 

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Posted by chops1sc on Sunday, September 5, 2021 10:10 AM
Took some time off from the bench but came back yesterday! It's getting real close to where I can paint the jet.
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Posted by chops1sc on Monday, September 20, 2021 7:47 AM

I've made a lot of progress lately! 

 

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Posted by gregbale on Monday, September 20, 2021 7:51 AM

I just love this build!

Big SmileYes

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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Posted by chops1sc on Monday, September 20, 2021 9:02 AM

gregbale

I just love this build!

Big SmileYes

 

 

Thanks! It has definitely been fun. I am finally getting my mo-jo back and I cant wait to start my F-14 once this one is done. I also ordered an F-16. I am hoping to find some decals that represent my local Air Force base, SHAW in Sumter, SC. I grew up watching F-16s and A-10s fly over my house. We lived near the practice bombing range and we could hear the "BRRRRT" all the time. 

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Monday, September 20, 2021 11:05 AM

Looking very nice.

I was at Shaw for a year and a half back when it was RF4-C's.  Think ancient history, mid '70's.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Monday, September 20, 2021 1:25 PM

Lookin good, Chops!

Not sure what scale your F-16 is going to be, but Two Bobs makes a good set for a 1/48 Block 50 Shaw Viper.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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Posted by wpwar11 on Monday, September 20, 2021 5:17 PM

Looking good for sure.  I hear this is an awesome kit.  

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Posted by chops1sc on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 5:43 AM

goldhammer88

Looking very nice.

I was at Shaw for a year and a half back when it was RF4-C's.  Think ancient history, mid '70's.

 

Yeah that was roughly 3 years before I was born. Stick out tongue

 

Eaglecash867

Not sure what scale your F-16 is going to be, but Two Bobs makes a good set for a 1/48 Block 50 Shaw Viper.

Thanks, I'll definitely check that out.

 

wpwar11

Looking good for sure.  I hear this is an awesome kit.

Thanks, it is a very nice kit.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:06 AM

Great looking build so far! Cockpit and sills really pop

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

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Posted by chops1sc on Thursday, September 23, 2021 1:38 PM

TheMongoose

Great looking build so far! Cockpit and sills really pop

 

Thanks!

 

It is almost ready for weathering!

 

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Posted by chops1sc on Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:23 PM

I am calling this one done. I did some weathering with Tamiya panel line wash and some oil paints. Overall I am very pleased with the result. I have definitely gained a lot of confidence moving forward from this kit. I can't wait to start the next one!















PS: I am trying to get better pictures of my models. How does the lighting look?
Thanks for looking!

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, September 25, 2021 7:13 PM

Beautiful Rhino, Chops!

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, September 25, 2021 8:02 PM

Stunning.  Great work emphasizing the panel lines.

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 25, 2021 8:05 PM

Nicely done.  Great markings

Thanks,

John

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, September 25, 2021 10:41 PM

I love seeing the change to the underside from your weathering! Excellent 

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

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