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F-4J Phantom II

by David L. Wassall

F-4J Phantom II


Revell's 1/48 scale F-4J Phantom is available online from Squadron.com




Here are some pictures of my 1/48 Monogram F-4J Phantom II that I built last year. While the kit is showing its age, it still builds up into a pretty decent model with some work for not a lot of cash. The major problem areas are the intakes and the forward fuselage. Lots of putty and sanding required.

I detailed the kit seats a bit with some bits and pieces from the spares box. The pilots are from various Hasegawa kits with the heads repositioned and new O2 hoses made from solder. Shoulder straps are lead foil with wire D-rings and orange wire representing the knife attached to the parachute risers.

The ordinance is from Hasegawa. I used the liquid glue technique to give the Mk-82 Snakeyes their texture. Wire was added to simulate arming wires.


I used Model Master paints throughout. The plane got a heavy dose of weathering using old thinner washes and pastels. The markings for VF-114 Aardvarks came from Superscale decals.

While the end result isnít a masterpiece it nonetheless brought home a 3rd place award in the first contest I ever entered. It is presently on display at BTB Hobbies in Little Rock, AR. I hope you all like it.



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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2002 by David L. Wassall
Page Created 15 March, 2002
Last Updated 15 March, 2002

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