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Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 *Second one finished*

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Just managed to get this finished.
Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 with Xtradecal markings, Aerocraft resin intake ramps and Spey Cans, Hataka acrylic paints for the main colours and Vallejo Metal Color for the metalics and washed over with Flory Models washes.
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Ali's cans make a real difference to the kit, I just don't understand where Airfix got the 'stepped pyramid' shape from for the kit ones. Nice job and good to see how the Hataka paints look on the kit (Col won't believe it but I'm 2/3 the way through painting one of my Phantoms with these paints and am pleased with the colour match so far).

Duncan B

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Looks great Chris. Love 5he extra work you've put in. I'm no spook expert but it looks like a phantom to me. Top job 

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On 01/09/2018 at 07:09, BlackMike Models said:

Ali's cans make a real difference to the kit, I just don't understand where Airfix got the 'stepped pyramid' shape from for the kit ones. Nice job and good to see how the Hataka paints look on the kit (Col won't believe it but I'm 2/3 the way through painting one of my Phantoms with these paints and am pleased with the colour match so far).

Duncan B

You've been 2/3rds through painting one of your Phantoms for as long as I've known you Duncan 9_9

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2 minutes ago, Col. said:

You've been 2/3rds through painting one of your Phantoms for as long as I've known you Duncan 9_9

You can't rush these things you know, might get finger marks in the paint if its not dry enough!

DB

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20 hours ago, BlackMike Models said:

You can't rush these things you know, might get finger marks in the paint if its not dry enough!

DB

This is why I rarely blab off about where I'm at with a project,folks'll want me to rush it😛

Yep,she looks a neat Spook Chris(even if it is a Navvy one that's been pinched by the Crabs).

I didn't know the Tremblers flew the .1,I've only ever seen 'em with 92's badge.

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14 hours ago, Miggers said:

This is why I rarely blab off about where I'm at with a project,folks'll want me to rush it😛

Yep,she looks a neat Spook Chris(even if it is a Navvy one that's been pinched by the Crabs).

I didn't know the Tremblers flew the .1,I've only ever seen 'em with 92's badge.

43 Sqn and 111 Sqn were the only operators of the FG1 in RAF service (with the exception of the Raspberry Ripple one). 43 Sqn originally formed on brand new aircraft that were diverted from the FAA order when HMS Eagle was withdrawn from service. 111 Sqn formed up on FGR2s at Coningsby and moved to Leuchars with them. When 892 Sqn had finally finished breaking all their aircraft they made their way to Leuchars (via St Athans where they had RAF specific equipment fitted) to replace the FGR2s of 111 but it soon became clear that the ex FAA aircraft were in a poorer state of serviceability which was very low compared to 43 Sqn so much to the displeasure of 43 some of the ex 892 aircraft were swapped for 43s so that 111 could at least fly something.

I worked in ASF at Leuchars and could tell which were ex 892 and which weren't by the state of them internally.

Duncan B

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