Wow how did I miss this one, Loving how it looks so far Clifford.
Thank you very much Augie, much appericated.
Good job on the pre-shading Clifford 👍
How is the Hasegawa kit? I have a 2 seater in the stash awaiting to be bastardized lol
Thank you James, for your kind words. They are much appericated. The kit has been good with no major fit problems. I got the clear coat on it today, so I will be ready to start decals tomorrow and get the weapons painted.
Quick update, decals done on left side. More pictures soon.
October 21, 2021
And just in case I haven't said it already ,Great bird by the way. (PS. I love eagles as well )
Personally I think it is easier with kids around 10 instead of the real young ones.
I don't have kids myself but I had a hard time enteraining my nephew when he was a toddler or at least 5 years or so, but the older he got the easier he was to handle and to entertain, especially after he contracted scale modeling from me. 😄
@ David, Phantom's are my favorite, and thank you for your kind words on the Eagle. I hope the next one turns out as nice. @WhiteGlint, you are probally right. My 3 year old granddaughter loves airplanes though, She often asks if she can help me, what a disaster that would be. Maybe a couple of years. All my older grand kids are worried about is video games and cell phones. Lol.
''All my older grand kids are worried about is video games and cell phones. Lol.''
That's a good reason tools in their hands while they are still young. One thing I use to do with my daughter when she was 6, was to let her paint with the airbrush using some water based paint from the dollar store. We would paint a cheap dinosaurs or any other small toys. Of course you are stuck with cleaning it afterward, but water paint is easy to clean.
That is very true sir, and a good idea.
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Quite an Eyecatcher, very nice 👍
I also noticed an impressive collection of scissors over there 🙂
Cool looking Phantom!
Thank you very much mates for your kind words, they are most appericated.@Daniel, yes I have a few pair and there are some hemostats mixed in there as well.
Really nice work Clifford. Not a scheme you see often. Top Job Sir.
Thank you very much Gary.
October 5, 2021
Excellent work Clifford ! Waiting for the final pics!
Looking great 👍
Thank you very much Mathieu and Guy. Finished pic'a will be up soon.
The finished pictures are in a new album James.
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Great job on this spook Clifford, I like the subtle shading 👍
What I like the most is you did NOT make it look like a freaking chessboard with the panel lines. They are dirty, but in a much better way. 🙂
Thank you very much Flight Line Media, Daniel and Donald. Your kind words mean alot. @ Donald, I was careful not to over weather it.
Top. Weathering just right here!
Thank you very much Neuling, I am glad you like it.
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Decals finally finished. Next, clear coat to seal the decals and start weathering.
Quick update, decals sealed, will start weathering tomorrow.
Looks awesome with the markings on 👍
Thank you very much James.
Spent the entire afternoon working on the Aires seats, very detailed, but a bunch of gluing PE harnesses on. Yikes.
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I know the markings are for a RF-4C, but I am doing a WIF, so will be a RF-4E.
Just finishing one of these, be adware if planning an open canopy job, my rio canopy would not sit fully open as the glazing fouls on the rear fuselage.
Will do. thanks. I finally got to start painting the cockpit today, spent 2 days filling ejector pin marks.
I built that back in high school. What a fun trip down memory lane seeing this pop up.
I have built a few of them also, I now have 4 of them. The only other brand other than Monogram/Revell F-15's that I have built is one Tamiya F-15C. These will get total re-scribes, photo-etch cockpits, resin seats and wheels. The Hasegawa PE sets work well with Monogram and Revell kits.
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Thank you very much Eric and Flight Line Media, your kind words are much appericated.
Really awesome job on this one Clifford 👍
I started the Italeri kit yesterday (God help me) and was going to do it as a Luftwaffe unit, but after seeing this, I'm tempted to do something similar.
Thank you very much James for your kind words, they are much appericated. Go for it, I like the desert versions. Kits World makes a nice set of decals for it. There is another company that makes a set also, but can't remember who it is.
The Italeri boxing offers a couple RAF versions from the Gulf War as well as Luftwaffe and Italy I think, so decals are covered.
Will think about it a little more as I also have the much better Hobbyboss kit as well which I'm saving. The Italeri kit will be a test run 😉
Anyway, once again... fine job on this one mate 👍
Thank's, and good luck with your build.
August 26, 2021
Thank you very much Erik.
Sneak, again a very nice finish 😄
Thank you Augie. This one was done with the "hairy stick". I was sick while I was painting it and my hands were so shaky I did it with a brush instead of the air brush. Lol.
Thank you very much.
August 19, 2021
Well matched green-grey combo! To my eye, both may look a bit lighter than on some pics/models depicting fresh paint, but it looks like natural color wear and frankly, even better due to the harmony of the 2-tone pattern in this take 👍 This camo turns any airframe full badass 😄
Yes, the colors & camo came out great!
Wow how I miss this, love it 🙂
Thank you very much James, Slavo Nathan and Augie. Your kind words are most appericated. Let's hope I don't cock up the weathering. It is clear coated and ready for decals.
Decals completed and ready for weathering.
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Like it Clifford, gives me hope for when I do mine 🙂
I completely missed this one! Looks great in the desert finish. Well done ?
Thank you very much Augie and Nathan, your kind words are most appericiated. @Augie it was a fun build and only my second Eduard kit.
Looks great! I can only agree with Nathan: The desert camo is really nice 👍
Thank you very much Roland, your kind words mean a lot.
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