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Eduard 1/48 MDD F-4J Phantom 'Rockin Rhino' (1143)

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Hi all,
I am sticking with wings for my next build but no props on this one, this one has a very hot bum 😎 Here is a link if you want to see what is in the box.

Box art:
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This is the scheme I am going for, VX-4 "The Evaluators", NAS Point Mugu, 1972:
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This one comes with lots of PE and resin...which is nice 😱

More soon...

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watching carefully i have 2 of the academy kits in the stash one supplied by our resident pirate a couple of years back at southern expo

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4 hours ago, Grunhertz said:

watching carefully i have 2 of the academy kits in the stash one supplied by our resident pirate a couple of years back at southern expo

Have you looked in the box yet? Maybe it's full of KFC receipts!!

I'm looking forward to seeing this rhino rock, another kit that I wished I'd kept on of but didn't (I was being good back then and not taki ng anything out of stock for 'testing').

Duncan B

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23 minutes ago, BlackMike Models said:

Have you looked in the box yet? Maybe it's full of KFC receipts!!

I'm looking forward to seeing this rhino rock, another kit that I wished I'd kept on of but didn't (I was being good back then and not taki ng anything out of stock for 'testing').

Duncan B

Just thought it was strange that you only had Jolly Rogers Phantoms 

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3 hours ago, BlackMike Models said:

Why are pirates cool? They just AAARRRRRRRRRH 🤣

Duncan B

Unlike the reaction to that 'joke' which is more AAARRRRRRRRRGGGHH!

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Loving the terrible Pirate joke 😂

 

Hi all,

Standby, standby the Vandy 1 build will start in earnest tonight 😎 This build should only take a few days as there will be very little weathering, one main colour and no weapons carried...easy build 🙂

 

I have come across a rather fetching picture of Vandy 1 at low level, but my question is, what are the white things hanging on the TER's?

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Any help would be greatly appreciated 👍

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55 minutes ago, mac1677 said:

I have come across a rather fetching picture of Vandy 1 at low level, but my question is, what are the white things hanging on the TER's?

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Looks like a Zuni rocket pod.

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2 hours ago, Grunhertz said:

if you want some drop me a pm 

Thanks for the offer Darren, but I am going to build her clean 🙂

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Hi all,

I have made some progress...at long last I hear you say 😋

 

Whilst this doesn't look like much, it is about 3 hours work 😲

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Next up will be a smidge of weathering 👍

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Cheers Darren 😎

 

Hi all,

Some more progress has been made...but not a lot 😁

 

The only issue I have with this kit so far is the forward under fuselage to the rear underside fuselage fit. There is no location points, its just a butt joint, so I added 3 white tabs as seen in the picture to help hold the parts in place.

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That's all for now, thanks for looking in 👍 

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Hi all,

This is a nice kit but it certainly isn't Tamiya standard 😏 That said she is starting to look like a Toom now 😎

 

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I plan on getting another few hours in tonight once Zero Alpha has hit the Schlafplatz 👍

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14 hours ago, Grunhertz said:

That looks to be similar to what I've read that the intake fit isn't brilliant 

A wee smear of filler and a light sanding and they look ok buddy...but lets see what they look like under some primer 😱

 

Hi all,

Getting there slowly but surely, little by little she is starting to look like a Phantom 👻

 

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Should have the build phase done by tonight with a bit of luck.

 

Thanks for looking in 🙂

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Hi all,

Some more progress. The seats have been finished and added (I then remembered I hadn't taken a picture of them 🙄) and its had a coat of Alclad II black primer:

 

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More soon, thanks for looking in 👍

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Cheers guys 😎

 

14 hours ago, azureglo said:

For the busy (well heeled) modeler with Simpsons episodes to watch:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164459144153?ul_noapp=true

 

I have seen these and they look great, but are quite expensive IMO.

 

Hi all,

Some masking has been done so the wheels wells and airbrakes can be sprayed white.

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I have also masked off the metalled area and will spray it later.

 

Thanks for looking in 👍

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On 18/10/2020 at 17:28, mac1677 said:

Hi all,

This is a nice kit but it certainly isn't Tamiya standard 😏 That said she is starting to look like a Toom now 😎

 

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I plan on getting another few hours in tonight once Zero Alpha has hit the Schlafplatz 👍

Looks like one of those "Blue Cross" sale jobs from Duncan's shelf of doom pile.

Good work Mac.

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On 10/23/2020 at 6:27 PM, Miggers said:

Looks like one of those "Blue Cross" sale jobs from Duncan's shelf of doom pile.

That was uncalled for and something I would have expected from Col. I think mine actually have some paint on them, or did have and then didn't....It's so long ago I can't actually remember (but I bet `col does).

Nice work so far Mac, it looks like a reasonably nice kit to build. (that joint underneath seems to be a problem area for every brand of Phantom kit I have ever (nearly almost) built, must be something about the engineering that causes the moulders problems.

Duncan B

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