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Hi there,
I'm really enjoying all your WIP in this group build. So I decided to take part of it myself - yeah! I'm new to this hobby (or sport?) and this wil be my second build. Any comment wil be appreciated and I'm looking forward to start building. But first the pictures of the kit...













Delivered today, but have to wait start building. Trip to Suisse this weekend. I hope to post some building pictures soon :-). And boy are those decals tiny!!!

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Great to have you along for the ride Fabian ! Nice to see a Japanese F-4 being built and don't worry, you will get plenty of support from all the guys in the group build

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Welcome Fabian and I hope you enjoy the GB experience as Pete said a great bunch of guys on here and never short of advice and support.
I look forward to seeing your build start and good luck.
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Fabian,
GREAT to have you in the pack! that Hasagawa kit loks nice and the Japanese version--excellent. Feel free to ask any questions, but I warn you, this is just build #5 for me and I struggle with all kinds of things.Enjoy the weekend and we will see you on the other side.

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Managed to have a closer look on the kit and had a first small start at the cockpit. De kit is looking really nice, but the pit is kinda empty. Hasegawa put some decals voor the ''office", but there is no raised detail at all.




And there is a gap from the raised intake...


So I started filling the gap an creating a suggestion of cockpit detail on the sidewalls with plastic sheet.


For the controlpanels I will be using the decals. So next step is painting :-)

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good work with throwing in some scratchbuilt details.
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Hi there,
I made some progress on the cockpit. I wasn't sure about the decals Hasegawa is providing with this kit instead of surface detail, but in this small scale it isn't looking that bad. The seats are very nice and detailed. I tried making seat belts with Tamiya masking tape. Bobby showed this in one of his builds (thanks). First attempted but I like it :-).
I'm not so sure about the hight of the backseat. It looks quite low in the tube... is it supposed to be that low?









I hope you like it ;-)

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Fabian--really nice work! I think everyone's phantom here has the lower back seat--otherwise it would interfere with the canopy due to the angle of the fuselage. mine is the same way.
I also think that the decals look great, especially for a 1/72.

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Nice work on those belts Fabian ! The back seat is low on my phantom too, you can only just see the crewmans head, I was worried that it was too low, but any higher and the canopy wouldn't close

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Okay, will leave it like that - thanks Pete and Ted! Maybe I leave the canopy in open position. Will look more lively - would like to have some pilots but there is no "Goose" in the box :-(
While dry fitting the main parts of the Phantom I discovered some strange things happening in the intakes... There we go like all builds of you guys :-/
1) there is a big step, but I can sand it down before gluing it together.
2) at the end of the intake is a wall (part of the fuselage witch is built out of 3 main parts). No idea what to do about that...?
3) there is no "bottom" in the intakes. You can see into the wing section. I guess I can sand that part of the wing down and fill the hole with some sheet plastic.
I tried to make some pictures of the situation, not that easy to get some light in there :-). The rest of the fit is really goed - yeah!




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Did hasegawa only supply a Maverick ? You should be able to pick up 1/72 pilots quite cheap if you want to put a figure in the back seat, I think you have won the prize for the worst engineered intakes Fabian ! It looks like you will have your work cut out fixing those, but I am very interested to see how you do it, so please post some pics when you do
You are making great progress though and the cockpit looks really good

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Haha, thank you Pete. Nice prize there... Ngnaa. I don't think am ready for a major operation like you did on your Phantom :-/. Great job by the way! But no worries, will take my time (and pictures).
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Started sanding down the wing part of the intake. Try to make it look like part of the intake. Because of the small scale it's all quite narrow, so I figured that you won't see to much of the inside. Maybe working this part out to be smooth and roundish will be enough.





And when I was at it I also did a small improvement of the landing gear door. I really like tackle those little problems. They are small improvements but I hope they will show of all together :-)







Time to get some sleep.

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YES. they always say that the "devil is in the details". to turn a kit problem around or improve the tiny little areas gives a great deal of satisfaction. amazing how that works.its "craftsmanship"
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Hi boys,

A little update on my intake operation: sanding and filling and sanding and filling again to make the wing part look like the bottom of the intake. I'm quite happy so far. Little more smoothing out and I guess that's it for that part. The wall at the end of the intake will stay there. I could cut it out, but I have nothing to go there... but planning to paint the back dark with a soft transmission to the white of the sidewalls to create the illusion of a deeper intake :-)





Also started to clean all the gear parts. They look nice and detailed and there are a lot of them! Next build will def. be 1:48 or bigger lol.



Started painting them. I'm brush painting and white takes so many layers to cover nicely. Next step will be painting the intakes and start weathering all the nice white parts - my favorite part :-)

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