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Navy Phantom

ESCI - Nr. 4043 - 1:48

Boxart F-4B/J 4043 ESCI


Title:F-4B/J Navy Phantom
Released:1980 | Initial release - new tool
Type:Full kit

Box contents

Includes: Plastic sprue (Clear) , Plastic sprue, Decalsheet (waterslide)

Decal options

McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II

  1. US Military US Navy (1794-now)
    VF-111 Sundowners 153019 | USS Coral Sea | gull grey, white

McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II

  1. US Military US Navy (1794-now)
    VF-74 Bedevilers | gull grey, white

Product timeline

ESCI/Scale Craft
Tsukuda Hobby
1:48 F-4B/J (ESCI 4043)
New tool
1:48 MDD F-4 E/F Phantom (ESCI 4041)
New parts
1:48 F-4C/D (ESCI 4044)
New parts
1:48 F-4C/D Phantom II (ESCI/Scale Craft SC-4044)
New box
1:48 F-4E Phantom II (ESCI 4050)
New decals
1:48 McDonnell Douglas F-4B/J Phantom II (ERTL 8213)
New box
1:48 F-4E Phantom II (Scalecraft 4041)
1:48 McDonnel Douglas F-4 Navy Phantom II (ESCI/Scale Craft SC-4043)
New box
1:48 F-4B Phantom II (ESCI 4067)
New decals
1:48 MDD F-4 E/F Phantom F-4 (ESCI/ERTL 4041)
New box
1:48 F-4C/D (ESCI/ERTL 4044)
New box
1:48 McDonnell Douglas F-4C/D Phantom II 'Mig Killer' (AMT/ERTL 8875)
New decals
1:48 McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom (AMT/ERTL 8878)
New decals
1:48 F-4B/J Navy Phantom (Tsukuda Hobby 4043)
New box
1:48 F-4 Bicentennial Phantom (ESCI/ERTL 8459)
1:48 F-4E (ESCI/ERTL 4086)
New box
1:48 F-4 B/J Black Bunny (ESCI/ERTL 4092)
New decals
1:48 F-4C/D (ESCI/ERTL 4044)
New box
1:48 Black Bunny F4 (ESCI/ERTL 4092)
New box
1:48 F-4E Phantom II (Italeri 2639)
New parts
1:48 F-4J Phantom II (Italeri 2642)
New decals
1:48 RF-4E/F Phantom II (Italeri 2737)
New parts
1:48 F-4E Phantom II (Italeri 2770)
New decals
1:48 F-4J Phantom II (Italeri 2781)
New box


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ESCI 1:48

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Albums: 1 with 48 images
1:48 F-4B/J (ESCI 4043)1:48 Martin Baker MK-7 Ejection Seats (True Details 048405)
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II
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VF-111 Sundowners 153019 | USS Coral Sea | gull grey, white
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In progress
1:48 F-4B/J (ESCI 4043)1:48 F-4 F.O.D. (Eduard 48434)4+


Alexander Wallgren
I got this kit dirt cheap as well. Bought the True Details Ejection Seats. Does anyone know what interior would work with this kit in terms of aftermarket panels? Listed above is Zoukei-Mura. Just for shits and giggles I'm going to spend some time turning this into something nice. I haven't checked to see if the connecting part between the canopies is there. Guess I better do that first. Anyway, if anyone knows what PE pannel would work on this (i've checked all Italeri products and nothing) would you be able to give me a heads up. Enjoying this site so far, amazing resource.
11. April at 06:30:41 Share
Holger Kranich Hi Alexander! This is what i found. Matches not a 100% but could be ok for you.
11. April at 08:56:36
Alexander Wallgren Thank you very much, sir. I'm going to get one and do some custom fitting. Thanks a million!
11. April at 21:20:26
Hans Robben I built this kit long ago and it is nice but lacking details in some areas, including the cockpit. As far as I know there are no aftermarket cockpits for the ESCI Phantoms. I see you have a Hasegawa F4J in your stash and a Black Box F4J cockpit. Try using the Hasegawa cockpit parts for your ESCI F4B/J. The one Holger suggested is for an Airforce version and that is very different than the Navy cockpit.
11. April at 21:55:41
Alexander Wallgren Great idea. I was thinking of making whatever cuts and modicifations to an existing resin cockpit and retrofitting. I may just put a better cockpit in, though historically incorrect, for the sake of better detail. The idea of putting water slide decals on the panel just doesn't do it for me. Thank you guys very much. This website is an invaluable asset for gathering good intel from other modelers. Even if I have to burn some money to find out what works, I'm gonna do it. Perhaps fitting a resin cockpit and adding Eduard panel details. Now that I'm retired, I have nothing but time. Thanks fellas.
11. April at 22:04:18
Holger Kranich You are welcome, Alex! This site is worth gold! ;)
12. April at 06:29:45
Martin Oostrom Quiet Holger! Tim might get the idea of a subscription fee ;)
12. April at 07:38:46
Holger Kranich That would be catastropic for my wallet, Martin! 8)
12. April at 09:12:31
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Tim Mansfield added the ESCI F-4B/J (1:48) to his completed kits.
8. April 2016 at 09:42:07 Share
Tim Mansfield [img1]
Modified mine with home-made slats and flaps.
This kit is an F-4J - deffo not and F-4B. Has thick wing.
1. February 2017 at 21:56:50
Calvin Gifford Nice - you even used the kit decals! I got this same kit off Ebay for cheap because it was started & the decals were junk. I have a spare Academy F-4J "Jolly Rogers" sheet I am going to use, along with a BUNCH of leftover Monogram, Hasegawa and Academy bits (cockpit, cans, wheels, bombs & missiles, ect.)
6. February 2018 at 05:10:13
Tim Mansfield I can't find the build thread, but the decals were rubbish.
I self modified this kit to droop the slats and flaps.
Not the greatest kit, cost me £5, so not a massive loss if the surgery ruined it.
6. February 2018 at 19:31:48
Calvin Gifford Ah - OK! I changed my mind about the 'Jolly Roger' scheme, only because I realized I had two sheets of Microscale's 48-871 "White Bunny" F-4J markings! ;)
6. February 2018 at 19:48:49
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Gary Edwards
So I got this kit for a really good price on a sale table (for $ 8). After I thoroughly inventoried the parts, I found it was missing the clear part between the front and back seats. I guess I know why I got is so cheap. Anyone have this old kit that they are using as a parts kit? I could sure use the part. TIA
9. April 2012 at 21:43:44 Share
Gary Edwards Should be eight dollars..not sure where the smily face came from.......
9. April 2012 at 21:44:48
Bill Gilman That's interesting - I picked up an old Esci 1:72 ANG Phantom II (still sealed) and the same part was missing!
9. April 2012 at 21:52:48
Burkhard D An eight followed by a parenthesis creates this 8)
The future is so bright, we gotta wear shades :-D
9. April 2012 at 22:08:22
Gary Edwards Ah.....thanks for the info. I'll know better next time... 8)
9. April 2012 at 22:09:59
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