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What a great kit! The pressure was on with this one. I got this Phantom from Bobby for my entry in the last WWII Bomber GB, so I really wanted to get this right… I got a lot of fun goodies for this build, some are from eduard, some from Bobby.

  • Good morning Da Nang! F-4B Phantom 1/48 (eduard)
  • Resin seats, exhausts & wheels (eduard, with the kit)
  • PE for cockpit & exhausts (eduard, with the kit)
  • Canopy masks & fabric seatbelts (eduard, with the kit)
  • PE speedbrakes (eduard)
  • Resin pylons (aero bonus, not used…)
  • Resin cockpit & wheel wells (aires)
  • Resin seamless intakes (alley cat)
  • Resin wingtips folded (wolfpack, actually for the hasagawa kit, but they fit pretty well)
  • Fire engine and figures (skunkmodels)
  • Base (Uschi van der Roosten)

Like I said, the kit is very good. I’m sure building it OOB would give you a very nice Phantom. But the aires cockpit was looking too beautiful to not be used… but this was the biggest challenge of this build. I couldn’t fit the cockpit into the fuselage! The instructions are pretty useless, al the say is “Warning: thinning of plastic parts and dry fitting of the assembly needed!”… Well, the should say “hope you have good nerves, want you are going to sand your kit so thin that you can read this instruction trough is, champ!” lol. So that’s what I did to be able to close the fuselage. One other little this is that you are supposed to glue in the landing gear quite early in the build. Thanks to some very helpful tips of you guys (inclusive how to schemes from Choppa Nutta and graphic illustrations from Walshamp) I was able to solve this in a way the landing gear had at least a chance to survive ;-)
The intakes where an easy task thanks to the alley cat intakes. The kit comes with a massive amount of weapons, enough spear part for some hasegawa kits ;-)

The exhausts where painted wit Mr.Metal color paints combined with polishing powder from Uschi. The rest with acrylic paint form AK interactive. Tried to achieve a well use look for the Phantom by trying out pre- and post shading. It looked very dirty during the painting stage but the mat coat luckily toned it down a little. For the weathering I used different panelline washes (AK interactive) and pigments. What and how much to use is still one big guess for me but I’m happy with the result. Actually very happy, this turned out to be my favourite build so far and I’m pretty impressed how the seats turned out… even when my GF is absolutely not!!! ;-). So if you like to have your own Phantom I think this is the kit to get!

Writing this I went trough my WIP… 17 pages of comments, compliment, tips an encouragement. Thank you very much guys, you’re my kind of people. And Bobby, your doing a great job with genessis-models!!!

See you all at the next GB! (eternal zero, right? lol)

Fabian
















Thanks for looking, hope you like it [smile]


WIP: http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/good-morning-da-nang-f4b-eduard-148-7535212?&trail=15

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Beautiful. the detail of everything is fantastic. the paint and weathering? exceptional. I mean, here is a styrene kit that looks perfectly like the full size aircraft in terms of the finish. The diorama adds a lot of flavor as well. I really enjoyed your wrap up comments. congratulations on a top shelf professional scale model!![thumb]
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Thanks mate! Still checking now and than the Phantom GB ;-)
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I had an idea that this was going to be a great model, and you did not dissapoint.

You overcame a lot of things you had not done before and the detail, and finish of every part of this kit was treated with care and thought.

It has a simple diorama that just adds to the diplay, making the model the star, and what a star,
It's wonderful Fabian.

My own entries have paled into insignificance compared to this.

Stunning....

Wow

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This looks just like it should be on the cover of a magazine..



...incredible.
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Fabian,

 Absolutely amazing work.  We might have a repeat winner [smile]

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Great work and photos!!!

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WOW!!! this is superb i love every inch of this build,,everything is superb,,Amazing photos also.. congrats Fabian!! 
One question,,, what kind of mat coat do you use for the finish?and what thinner do you use for this and in what ratio? ok it was 3 questions..[biggrin]
Again i really love it,, you make me feel like i must build a Phantom to,,best regards

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I had an idea that this was going to be a great model, and you did not dissapoint.

You overcame a lot of things you had not done before and the detail, and finish of every part of this kit was treated with care and thought.

It has a simple diorama that just adds to the diplay, making the model the star, and what a star,
It's wonderful Fabian.

My own entries have paled into insignificance compared to this.

Stunning....

Wow

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Thank you very much my friend, I'm happy you like it! It's true I took my time with this but I also enjoy this kit very much. I think that shows in the final pictures. Please don't drag down your fantastic catapult takeoff. I'm assure you that (like myself) are your worst critic :-)

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Fabian,

 Absolutely amazing work.  We might have a repeat winner [smile]

Thanks a lot Seth :-). I'm very glad that I'm not the one hoe has to compare all those very good entries. Really, the bomber GB was great but this GB is even better. Happy to be part of it :-)

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Great work and photos!!!

Thank you! It's all about the presentation... ;-). But seriously, I like taking pictures as the final building part.

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I knew that this build is gonna be good. but what you present here is absolutly stunning. Great excellent Job
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WOW!!! this is superb i love every inch of this build,,everything is superb,,Amazing photos also.. congrats Fabian!! 
One question,,, what kind of mat coat do you use for the finish?and what thinner do you use for this and in what ratio? ok it was 3 questions..[biggrin]
Again i really love it,, you make me feel like i must build a Phantom to,,best regards


Thank you very much for the nice comments. For the flat coat I used Matt varnish by Vallejo 70.520, thinned with Vallejo acrylic thinner 50/50. One or two thin coats are enough for a nice flat finish and it dries quick too. Nice product to use. Feel free to ask whatever you like, glad when I can help :-)

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I knew that this build is gonna be good. but what you present here is absolutly stunning. Great excellent Job


Thank you Thomas!

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All I can say is WOW!

Great Job Fabian!

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