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Julian Herrero aka Yuri (yuri)

F-4 K Royal Navy Phantom Revell Retro-Modelling

This is my proposal for fighting against Advanced Modeller Syndrome :
I enjoyed very much my retro Su-7 ... here you can check it :
Sukhoi Su-7 VEB Plastikart | Album by yuri (1:72)
So I've just taken another vintage kit from my stash and started another retro-project. This kit is very very old (1965 moulds) : basic cockpit, no wheel well details, rotating wheels, and of course , raised panel lines and lots of rivets.. I'm building it as much as I would have done in the early seventies, i.e. brush painted with Humbrol enamels, no putty and no wet-sanding. Internal details will be painted with acrylics ,,, I don't want to spend a lot of money on Humbrol tins. 😉
Let's see how it turns out ....

Decalling has been done .... Old decals have been resotred with Micro Decal Film, but I've not been able to get rid of the "yellowing" of the film.

Now calling it done


2 | 20. January 2018, 15:35
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Julian Herrero aka Yuri
More retro-modelling. I'll build this basic vintage kit as much as I would have done in the late seventies, i.e. Humbrol enamels, brush painted, no putty and no wet-sanding.
20. January 2018, 18:02
Maciej Bellos
Following. It takes self control to build like we once did...
20. January 2018, 18:05
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Yes , indeed ,,, a lot of self-control , but I did a Su-7 and kind of liked it. Parts break-down is rather ackward. I'll try to avoid visible seams by careful checking fit and using files. Let's see how it turns out.
20. January 2018, 18:09
Back to the basics! 🙂
20. January 2018, 20:09
will you even use the decals from the seventies?😉 or are you going to replace them.
20. January 2018, 22:12
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Decals seem to be in rather good ,,,, let's see what happens when decalling starts ,,,,,
20. January 2018, 22:25
Cool stuff and idea ! 👍
For the decal sheet, maybe few days taped on a window would help to make the yellow to vanish...
20. January 2018, 22:29
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Thaks rv , I'll try this
21. January 2018, 06:32
Konrad Limmer
Take a seat here too looks interesting!
21. January 2018, 06:43
Łukasz Gliński
I love those vintage kits, so I'll follow this one. I have to admit the interior is not so bad for such an old kit 🙂
24. January 2018, 20:03
Patrick Hagelstein
What are those knobs on the Vallejo bottles for?
24. January 2018, 20:09
Maciej Bellos
Whoa! The cockpit actually has a tub with consoles! The Airfix Phantom of that age didn't have any...
24. January 2018, 20:17
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Łukasz and Maciej , you're right ... for such a vintage kit , the cockpit is quiete good .... it also includes a pilot (with control stiick) and a weapons operator .... I'll post some pictures later on
25. January 2018, 08:05
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Patrick ... those "knobs" are the burner cans ,,, yesterday they gote some paint on them .... more pictures toi follow
25. January 2018, 08:07
25. January 2018, 12:47
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Some progress on my retro-project
29. January 2018, 19:00
Łukasz Gliński
The fit is suprisingly good, I have to admit 👍
30. January 2018, 07:14
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Yes ,,, upper fuselage fit is quite good ... Wings to fuselage fit is not so good ..... Some more work has been done
31. January 2018, 19:06
Maurits van der Aa
It has rased panellines?
24. February 2018, 21:26
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Of course , raised panel lnes.... I,ve just painted some parts in gloss deep blue enamel.... I didn't rememenber it took so long to dry......I'll try to post some pics this afternoon
25. February 2018, 06:17
Burkhard D
Retro-modeling is a nice concept, very rewarding while also very relaxing. The challenge is to resist any temptation to "improve" the kit 😛
25. February 2018, 09:52
Maurits van der Aa
Ow that's the challenge Burkhard... now I get it.
25. February 2018, 11:03
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Thaks Burkhard , I couldn't have been more precise. Another good point is trying to use old modelling techniques.
25. February 2018, 17:17
Volmir Batista
Man... I have two of that kit. One of them is this one: !Revell F-4K Phantom II - H4340 | Album by Jetcommando ; the other will also be retrofitted. Good luck
4. March 2018, 20:53
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Goog work Volmir ,,, thanks
7. March 2018, 19:02
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Decalling completed
24. June 2018, 14:57
how long did you left them in the window? Martin Oostrom said that he got quite good results after a couple of months (you should get it soon there😉 )
25. June 2018, 17:06
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Spanjaard ,,,, oups .... I've put the decals on the window just one week
26. June 2018, 18:18
Julian, ponlas el tiempo que haga falta hasta que dejen de estar amarillentas o hasta que el amarilleo desaparezca en gran medida. Yo las he llegado a poner hasta un mes o más, y ahora con el sol del verano la eficacia es mayor, XD
Si tienes ventanas con diferente orientación, cambia las calcas de ventana, según vaya avanzando el sol (si no, procura ponerlas en una ventana donde dé el sol más tiempo que en las otras). Esto acelerará el proceso 😉
Otra cosa... Mejor si las pones fuera de esa bolsa para que los rayos de sol lleguen mejor. Las pones con la cara de la emulsión para afuera y las sujetas con celo desde la otra cara.
Perdón por no poner este comentario en inglés, pero lo hablo mal y me lleva mucho tiempo traducir.
26. June 2018, 19:37
Cuajete is suggesting ways of placing the decals to get as much sun as possible. better without the bag, and just taped to the glas.
26. June 2018, 20:36
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Gracias Cuajete ....
27. June 2018, 06:27
Łukasz Gliński
@Spanjaard: Thanks for the translation. On one hand the longer time at the window makes it more probable to lose the yellow color, but on the other hand sometimes it's the glue that's yellow (or whatever what is placed between the film and the paper). I found out that sometimes keeping it bit longer in water (upon decalling of course) helps to get rid of the glue, but there's a higher risk of brittling then...
27. June 2018, 06:43
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
So ,,, I did it all wrong .... inside a plastic bag for just one week .... good t know for my next retro-project
27. June 2018, 06:52
Spanjaard, thanks for the quick translate 😉
It would have taken me time to do it, correcting the bad translations of the Google translator.
Julian, I will wait your next retro-project 🙂
27. June 2018, 18:28
one is glad to be at service 🙂
27. June 2018, 19:43
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
In fact it was finished some time back in 2018 ... but today I noticed that the finished model pictures were missing
23. February, 19:39
👍 niiice
23. February, 21:00
Łukasz Gliński
And you made us wait so long? 😛 Nice. Love that retro builds 👍
23. February, 21:04
One more for the showcase. Good job!
24. February, 18:19



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