Eduard's Limited Edition 1/48 scale
F-4J Phantom II
by Michele Mioche
McDonell Douglas F-4J Phantom II
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Here is my F4-J Phantom "Rocking Rhino" Eduard Limited Edition.
The basic kit is produced by Academy which, originally, is very beautiful with a very fine engraving, very intelligent architecture and a wide range of weapons.
Eduard brings resin parts (wheels, ejection seat, nozzles, etc.), photo etched parts, paintings maks (cockpit, wheels) and, above all, two very beautiful decals sheets for 5 decorations (3 of the US NAVY, 2 of the Marines) and numerous stencils.
I chose to build a VF-92 aircraft embarked on the aircraft carrier "USS Constellation". The assembly is not too complicated but requires a lot of care and organization.
The main difficulty is due to the assembly of the main landing gear which must be done during the assembly of the wing. I slightly modified the wing to be able to put the main landing legs at the end of assembly after painting.
For the decoration, I used the colors Gunze H316 and H 325 and the chrome yellow Lifecolor UA42.
Note that the black areas on the fuselage and wings are painted, I did not use the decals provided. I highly recommend the construction of this model which is a great source of satisfaction.
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2017 by Michele Mioche
Page Created 15 June, 2017
15 June, 2017
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