Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom

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Hasegawa's F-4J Phantom, done up as VF-114 "Aardvarks", operating off the USS Kitty Hawk, 1974.

The kit was basically from the box, but with some 'enhancement'. The kit ejection seats were replaced by 'True Details' Martin Baker seats and sone wiring behind the seats, was added. Also, FOD covers, for the intakes, were scratched and added.

The finish was achived with Model Master acrylic, Lt. Gull Grey, with Gunze gloss white for the underside. In order to give it that 'used' look, Black, White and Burnt Umber oil paints were mixed to give a dirty grey, which was painted into the recessed panel lines, then wiped off with paper towels. It's noted it was a messy process, but the results look very nice, indeed.

Decals are from CAM decals, sheet #48-004; VF-114 "Aardvarks".

Model by Lorenzo Vitali.
Photos by Mike Dougherty.

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