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Hello!

 I’ll be building Eduard’s “Good Morning Da Nang!”. This is my first group build and most complicated model I’ve attempted. I’ve been out of modeling for years and am amazed at the kits + techniques these days. Luckily there are sites like this that teach you step by step. “Back in my day..” you learned though trial and error and took years. Using this site, the last couple of models I build are vastly improved and I am getting complements on them.  I hope the really master the skill of patience with this kit.

 

I picked this kit because it has all the extra goodies included and there is no guessing if after market items will fit or not.  I look forward to the feedback and being able to complete such a complex model in the allotted time.

 

One thing about the F-4 is that I love the way it looks in flight, and would like to do this one gear up. Does anyone have a good recommendation on how to build a stand for it? Ideally I’d like it in a climbing and turning display, giving a good view into the cockpit. Almost like the picture on the box.

 

Thanks and good luck to everyone!

 

Seth

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Hi Seth, these Eduard phantoms are packed with goodies in the box, I'm sure you will turn out a nice looking model ! I haven't made an inflight model myself before but have seen others that have used a clear acrylic rod glued into a drilled hole in the fuselage
Good luck in your build

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Hi Seth...fellow Da Nanger. Good luck with the kit.

I think you can buy stands (when I was a boy they came with the kit) or you can use piano wire with a wooden block base. Bob also made a Phantom in flight with polished copper piping curving out of a wooden base and holding the model by inserting the ends of the pipes into the engine cans..it is one one of his Phantom model review videos....or there is always the drawing pin and cotton routine which I used many a time as a boy..my bedroom ceiling was covered in 1/72 WWII aircraft..which took about three hours to build, paint and decal LOL!!

Look forward to seeing your progress...


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Hi Seth...fellow Da Nanger. Good luck with the kit.

I think you can buy stands (when I was a boy they came with the kit) or you can use piano wire with a wooden block base. Bob also made a Phantom in flight with polished copper piping curving out of a wooden base and holding the model by inserting the ends of the pipes into the engine cans..it is one one of his Phantom model review videos....or there is always the drawing pin and cotton routine which I used many a time as a boy..my bedroom ceiling was covered in 1/72 WWII aircraft..which took about three hours to build, paint and decal LOL!!

Look forward to seeing your progress...



this is a good link to one modelers technique:
http://www.kenmiddleton.net/scale_models/Articles/Stands/DisplayStandArticle.htm

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So obviously, I am a bit behind schedule at this point.  Life/etc. However, more honestly I think I’ve bit off a bit more then I can chew with this one. This is the first kit I’ve ever done with not only PE but also Resin. So nothing like tackling two new things at once. I think at this point I’ve built and rebuilt the cockpit about 5 times. Learning how to best bend, fit, paint etc.  I still hope to get this done in time, but it is looking like a long shot.

 

I took this picture simply because it is the first piece of PE I’ve ever attached!

[F4-build01] 

Getting all the PE part ready:

[F4-build02] 

Initial cockpit painting and building (repeat x5)

[F4-build03]  [F4-build04] 


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Next, ejection seats and pilots. The RIO provided in the kit just has balled fists. I added a finger so at least he could be pushing some button. Everyone wants to have something to do.

 

Fist resin parts I’ve ever played with

[F4-build05] 
[F4-build06]  [F4-build07] 


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Onto the pilots: Shaping and positioning

[F4-build08]  [F4-build09]  [F4-build10]  [F4-build11]  [F4-build12]  [F4-build13]  [F4-build14]   


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Assemblies:

Test fitting the cockpit

[F4-build16]  [F4-build17]  [F4-build18]   


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Cans and intakes getting ready for painting:
[F4-build15] 




Time for the ordnance:
[F4-build19]  [F4-build20]  [F4-build22] 


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Fixing ejector marks in the air intakes
[F4-build21]  

Starting to put it all together now:

[F4-build23]  [F4-build24]  [F4-build25] 


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Starting to finally look like a phantom:

[F4-build26] 


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Nice work on the cockpit and pilots Seth. Good luck with the rest of it mate, even if you don't make the deadline, it'll still be a massive effort to finish it. Great kit, a steep learning curve for ya. lol
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It's coming together and looking very good mate ! Life does have a habit of getting in the way sometimes, I hope you can find enough free time to get this finished in time

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Getting all the final fitting done. Pilots seated, fitted etc. 

[F4-build27] 

Masked up, going into the paint shop:

[F4-build28] 



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I ran into a problem with priming the aircraft. I kept getting all these little dust bits and such stuck to it. I decided it was time to finally upgrade the cardboard box spary booth. I found I had a couple old CPU fans laying around, along with an old 12v adaptor. Went down to the Blokker, got a plastic bucket and a new spary booth was had!

[F4-build29] 

Much better, and a lot cleaner (and easier to clean). I do wish the fans pulled a bit more, with heavy spraying I do get some fumes coming back out the front, but not too bad.

[F4-build30] 

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