Build #1 F-4C - Progress 19 August

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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 2 months ago #1 by IAN
So with all the talk of an F-4 Phun Build elsewhere on KM, I cracked-open one of my old Hasegawa kits just to 'remind m'self how much I enjoyed building these back in the day. Well you can guess what happened next, yep I started building it there and then.





This is the old C/D kit that they updated with all the extra lumps'n bumps that were added to the 'real' F-4D's in the late 1980's. Of course me being a little odd, I'll be carving off all those bumps to make a mid 1980's 'C' from the 111th FIS (Texas ANG/ADC). Also I plan on building it exactly as Hasegawa intended, including the seated pilots, no etch, no resin. The only slight modification I'm making to what comes in the box is the decals (from Bare Metal/Experts Choice), leaving off the centreline tank and all the missiles and adding a single AIM-9P from the Hasegawa Weapons set. Hopefully it will look a little like this at the end of the process:




Wish me luck.

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4 years 4 months ago #2 by Xtr3meNZer
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Good luck! Have Phun!

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4 years 4 months ago #3 by CyNaKyL
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I'm sure it will look phraking phantastic when it's phinished... :lol:

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4 years 4 months ago #4 by grover
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Pretty phlash alright Ian. Looking phorward to seeing how this goes.

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4 years 4 months ago #5 by johnsnz
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Nice choice of kit and scheme..

What are those experts choice decals like Ian? I ask as they have some nice schemes for F-94's. But I was a bit wary in case they were a load of pants...

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4 years 4 months ago #6 by IAN
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Well that's a h*ll of question, John. I bought these decals when they were new in 1988, and they've been sealed in their pack ever since !! - The honest answer therefore is, I simply don't know. I do know that if they turn to custard that Caracal recently did a set for the same unit, so there is a 'Plan B'. :whistle:


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4 years 4 months ago #7 by Flying_Kiwi
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Phantastic, lovin the phuns!!!!

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4 years 4 months ago #8 by KitModellerNZ
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Phantastic! Love that scheme you've chosen Ian. Watching this one too!

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4 years 4 months ago #9 by IAN
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Seats & pilots together:





Seats & pilots sprayed Tamiya acrylic 'Field Grey' and placed in to the 'pit, which has been sprayed Tamiya acrylic 'Neutral Grey'.





More next week, thanks for looking.

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4 years 4 months ago #10 by Xtr3meNZer
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Very different looking greys lol.

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4 years 4 months ago #11 by IAN
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A wee bit pic-heavy so will break this down in to a couple of posts.















All sprayed with Tamiya acrylic 'Neutral Grey' then masked and sprayed my own RLM/66/Tyre black mixture. Dry brushed with a couple of shades of Humbrol enamel greys.

More in a min'

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4 years 4 months ago #12 by IAN
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A couple of good, fine sable brushes and some glossy black, yellow, blue, brown, red and white enamels combined with a deep-breath, a steady hand and a fair bit of luck and...










Think that came-out OK. I couldn't resist dropping the 'ickle men' in just to test the fit !!






Please feel free to make any comments, criticism or ask any questions. Thanks for taking the time to look.

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4 years 4 months ago #13 by Xtr3meNZer
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Man that dry brushing looks good! What size brush do you use for this? Is that all done by hand in there on the IP?
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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #14 by IAN
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Dry brushing I use a couple of size #2 round heads that I've cut-down to around 10mm of 'bristle', the hand painting is all with #1, #0 and #00 brushes. Regardless of how much use they've had, I replace all my brushes every 3-to-4 years. It's an old adage but worth repeating here: 'Look after your brushes and your brushes will look after you...'.

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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #15 by KitModellerNZ
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Phantastic work Ian!
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4 years 4 months ago #16 by Viperbuilder
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Looks Phab Ian, well done.

On the bench:
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4 years 4 months ago #17 by Wally
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Brilliant! Great brush work there Ian.

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4 years 3 months ago #18 by IAN
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The weather here in the 'Naki is alternating between cold'n damp and f*ck me it's freezing, so bench-time in my unheated man cave has been somewhat curtailed. That said brush-work continues on the pilots & seats.







More when it's warmer !!

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4 years 3 months ago #19 by Tiger
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Nice work Ian
Like the helmet glass/visor effect.

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4 years 3 months ago #20 by grover
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Coming along nicely Ian.

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4 years 3 months ago #21 by IAN
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Worst part of this version of the Hasegawa 'Phantom Family' is the upper wing bulges, a 'hold over' from the original 'J' kit and not found on any Air Force F-4. Been putting-it-off, but chiselled them away this morning, then set-to.





To be honest, it simply falls together without any fuss whatsoever - even if you have managed to lose the instructions... Ahem :whistle:







The 'office' worked-out nicely aswell !!



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Thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment. More as soon as I can.

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4 years 3 months ago #22 by IAN
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Lots of PSR at the moment and not much else. Nothing worth taking any photos of. Hopefully more on this and the F-8 next week when the 'little darlings' have gone back to school.

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4 years 2 months ago #23 by IAN
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All filling and sanding finished, so now ready for paint.









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4 years 2 months ago #24 by Xtr3meNZer
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Sweet, bring on the paint job :) You always do a great job
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4 years 2 months ago #25 by IAN
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State of play at the moment - Base coat of Tamiya glossy black, sealed with a brush-coat of Johnsons Klear/Future. Unfortunately when I came to apply the Alclad around the rear end on Monday, I found that my six-year-old Iwata BR had finally quit on me and the nozzle in my back-up airbrush (an Iwata HP clone), had split and sheared inside the body of the brush... Well that's just perfect... :angry:

So £96.00 later, there's a replacement Iwata on the way from the UK, and I'm not going to be painting any models for a while.

Good job it's 'just a hobby', eh ?

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4 years 2 months ago #26 by Xtr3meNZer
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Oh man that sucks! The aircraft is looking good, but a real shame on the airbrush

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4 years 2 months ago #27 by Von Drinkoften
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Looking Awesome Ian, but a shame about your airbrushes. Good excuse to get a shiny new one though. :woohoo:

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4 years 2 months ago #28 by IAN
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New airbrush arrived Thursday, so took it for a test-drive. AK's 'Extreme Metal' - Aluminium. First time using this enamel lacquer and it's bl**dy superb this is just one medium coat applied at around 20psi !!











Would love to hear from anyone else here who's used it, let me know how it's gone for you - Not you G1, I already know what you think !!

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4 years 2 months ago #29 by IAN
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Two coats of Xtracolour enamel 'ADC Grey'









Definitely needs a third thin coat, probably tomorrow. Thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment.

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4 years 2 months ago #30 by Fritz
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Looking good!

In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

Completed:
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M
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