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Michael Phillips added the Kitty Hawk Su-27UB Flanker-C in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Su-27UB Flanker-C (Kitty Hawk KH80168)
Su-27UB Flanker-C
Kitty Hawk 1:48
2019* | Changed parts
17. July at 16:10:50 Share

July 4, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
9. April 2018 at 02:34:06 Share
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Donald Dickson II Jesus. I am no less impressed the second time seeing it!
26. June at 01:24:03
Daniel Wow, my first time seeing that and I am VERY impressed! piece of art
26. June at 10:04:29
Slavo Hazucha For anyone interested in modern aircraft in medium scale, taking some time to go through Mr. Phillips collection is a worthwhile and highly recommended course of action...
26. June at 13:33:53
Patrick Hagelstein I can only agree to that!
26. June at 14:04:45
Patrick Hagelstein Even without lengthy voting procedure to get to an agreement. ;)
26. June at 14:05:15
Maciej Bellos Each one of them is a real gem.
26. June at 15:53:51
Michael Phillips Thanks Again Donald, Daniel, Slavo, Patrick, and Maciej!!!!

I am always flattered when anyone takes the time to look through my work, so I appreciate that greatly Slavo. It really makes me feel good!
27. June at 03:42:10
Glenn . Great looking Saab with a Volvo engine!
4. July at 04:53:37
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Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
4. May at 22:36:14 Share
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Daniel Klink Martialic with all the load and elegant at the same time! Wonderful Michael
22. June at 08:34:11
Slavo Hazucha Nice load...! Will take a few more inches of the runway to get airborne but all will be fine in the end... :) Lovely details on the bomb & missile pylons too - are these OOB or aftermarket?
22. June at 11:16:28
Nathan Dempsey Great loadout! I bought the Hasegawa set for my kit as well...
22. June at 14:09:35
Daniel Looks like this guy is ready for war :D Those weapons look awesome!
22. June at 14:35:56
Clifford Keesler Agree with Daniel, awesome.
23. June at 00:01:58
Michael Phillips Thanks Stephan, Daniel, Slavo, Nathan, Daniel, and Clifford!

Slavo, the AAM-3s are OOB, but the rest are all from the Hasegawa JASDF Weapons Set.

This one is now completed! You can see the final pics here:

Hasegawa F-2A Viper Zero - Completed! | Album by Fighting 84 (1:48)
26. June at 01:16:24
Bryn Crandell Great work on the weapons. Heading over to the final reveal album to take a look......
1. July at 01:42:40
Glenn . Great lookin' super expensive F-16 clone!
4. July at 04:49:46
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July 1, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
26. June at 01:08:32 Share
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James C Outstanding finish Michael, and the stand you've made is the icing on the cake. Fantastic!
27. June at 21:02:48
Michael Phillips Thanks Bart, Spanjaard, and James! I really appreciate the kind words!!!
28. June at 03:48:30
Demigod Again, a wonderful model with a fantastic paint job. Kudos for the in-flight stand - aircraft look best in the air, yet rarely they are modelled this way. Well done!
28. June at 09:25:52
Urban Gardini Fantastic result mate, love it!
28. June at 09:28:03
Michael Phillips Thanks so much for the kind words Demigod and Urban!
28. June at 16:50:27
Jos Jansen Beautiful plane...excellent display, fricking awesome man...!!
28. June at 18:09:17
Bryn Crandell Totally an amazing build. The display really sets it in motion.
1. July at 01:44:48
Clifford Keesler There are not enough words to describe the beauty of this build. Very well done Sir.
1. July at 22:15:19
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June 29, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 28, 2019
28. June at 03:37:34 Share
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Michael Phillips Welcome Spanjaard, Holger, Daniel, Martin, Nathan, Konrad, Slavo, Augie, and Patrick!!!

Holger, you sound like my clone! I approve! :)

Daniel and Patrick, I am doing the standard "Modex 103" black and white markings, circa 1998. These markings were based on the VERY short-lived 1991 VF-84 Desert Storm Homecoming livery of the CAG aircraft with a few minor differences. Those VF-84 markings are my all-time favorite for the F-14. So this is a close second! As the timeframe would suggest, this will still be an all air-to air loadout, as they had not really been used much as Bombcats to that point.

Slavo, I have not looked closely inside the box yet, but I do not believe they are included. I love the look of the GE engines on the F-14B that I think I will not model with covers on, but the FTD sheet I have has "skull and crossbone" decals specifically for FOD covers, so I do think I will do those. We shall see...
28. June at 16:50:11
Michael Phillips Oh, and just to get in the mood for this build, here is a super cool video that I am sure will inspire all the turkeyheads like me out there!

Youtube Video

28. June at 17:25:15
Jos Jansen Great Balls of Fire...! Iam in Michael, front row mate..
28. June at 18:06:02
Roland Revolvermann I take a seat :)
28. June at 19:04:20
Holger Kranich Cool video! I could watch it again and again! Anytime Baby! :D
28. June at 19:09:12
Michael Hickey Cool, only a blind man would miss this. ;)
29. June at 03:58:07
Stephan Ryll I also take a seat :)
29. June at 08:00:42
Martin Oostrom F-18 suck
F-14 cool

Who drew that on his canopy :D
29. June at 09:55:41
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June 28, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
27. June at 03:00:33 Share
Michael Phillips As requested, here are some pics of how I make my own in-flight bases. Needed are:

12" aluminum bar (36" original length cut to size)
Piano Black Glossy Black Plaque Blank
4 self-tapping wood screws
Plastic Baseball Card Holder
Information Card created in Illustrator to the size of a standard baseball card
Short Phillips Screw driver

I will be happy to answer any questions anyone might have.

27. June at 03:37:00
Donald Dickson II Did you do anything to reinforce the area of the model the screws went in?
27. June at 03:42:04
Michael Phillips I did not. It is quite secure using the size screws I used as well as the fact there are two of them.
27. June at 03:45:58
Donald Dickson II Cool. I just wasn't sure if the plastic would be thick enough to not have the screws tear out or anything.
27. June at 03:51:19
Mark Norfolk Very neat Michael. Very neat indeed- I really like that. And the idea in the first place...!
27. June at 04:31:47
Sybar Many thanks for sharing your method. Your bases are an elegant way to display your superb models. I hope to produce a model worthy of such a base so I can attempt one.
27. June at 04:54:37
Xander Jansen Thanks for sharing !!!
27. June at 09:33:55
Slavo Hazucha Nice, simple and clean! Walter Gropius and the BAUHAUS architecture school approve! (or at least I am sure they would... :) )
27. June at 09:45:14
Spanjaard Thanks for sharing !
28. June at 04:41:09
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June 26, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-2A (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 Mitsubishi F-2A (Hasegawa 07227)
Mitsubishi F-2A
Hasegawa 1:48
07227 (PT27)
2003 | New tool
26. June at 01:24:10 Share
Michael Phillips added the Afterburner Decals Viper Zero 6 Hikotai (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 Viper Zero 6 Hikotai (Afterburner Decals 48-064)
Viper Zero 6 Hikotai F-2A/B
Afterburner Decals 1:48
2010 | New tool
26. June at 01:24:04 Share
Michael Phillips added the Hasegawa J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A (Hasegawa X48-10)
J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A
Hasegawa 1:48
X48-10 (X48-010)
2005 | New tool
26. June at 01:22:38 Share

June 23, 2019

23. June at 13:57:31 Share

June 12, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Kinetic F-104G Starfighter Luftwaffe in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 F-104G Starfighter Luftwaffe (Kinetic K48083)
F-104G Starfighter Luftwaffe
Kinetic 1:48
2019* | New tool
12. June at 18:09:29 Share

May 27, 2019

Michael Phillips added the FCM A-4 Skyhawk (Brazil / Argentina / Indonesia) (1:48) to his stash.
27. May at 06:58:19 Share
Michael Phillips added the Series Españolas Eurofighter Typhoon (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Eurofighter Typhoon (Series Españolas SE2248)
Eurofighter Typhoon Spanish Air Force
Series Españolas 1:48
2007 | New tool
27. May at 06:57:24 Share

May 21, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48 Gripen (Kitty Hawk KH80117)
Saab JAS 39C Gripen
ZA Military South African Air Force (1920-now)
21. May at 18:12:05 Share

May 16, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48 F-16XL-2 Experimental Fighter (Kinetic K48086)
16. May at 20:26:12 Share
Hans Robben Count me in!
16. May at 20:27:35
Michael Phillips I kinda have the itch to do this one soon, but I am working on a funky Viper right now as it is, so this one will have to wait a bit. But I definitely think this will be moved way up in the queue at some point!
16. May at 20:30:04
Nathan Dempsey I'll watch for this one. Definitely an interesting Viper.
16. May at 20:38:20
Hans Robben Interesting and unusual, worth the wait.
16. May at 20:39:02
Maciej Bellos Pretty far down the queue, but it is a subject I wouldn't miss in the world. Moreso if it is a Ferris bird.
16. May at 20:52:05
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May 14, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Hasegawa J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A (Hasegawa X48-10)
J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A
Hasegawa 1:48
X48-10 (X48-010)
2005 | New tool
14. May at 19:23:58 Share
Michael Phillips added the Kitty Hawk Gripen (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Gripen (Kitty Hawk KH80117)
Kitty Hawk 1:48
2013 | New tool
14. May at 19:21:34 Share

May 11, 2019

1. May at 02:47:27 Share
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Roland Revolvermann Awesome build + paint + pics!
3. May at 08:38:51
Murad ÖZER Killer looking longbow, beautiful model Michael!
4. May at 06:46:05
Michael Phillips Thanks Jens, Christian, Andy, Bart, Roland, and Murad! I really appreciate the kind words, as always!!!
4. May at 22:41:20
Jos Jansen WOOW Michael... this is really a masterpiece, what an amazing result ...! Two thumbs up
5. May at 09:43:05
Daniel Looks like a real war machine, very impressive work! especially how you got the sensors & cameras on the nose to look so realistic!
5. May at 20:39:47
Michael Phillips Thanks Jos and Daniel! I thank you all for the kind words!
8. May at 14:56:36
David Barclay Another stunner Michael!
9. May at 10:35:15
Michael Phillips Thanks David, I appreciate the kind words!
11. May at 05:38:36
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Michael Phillips added the Kitty Hawk UH-1N Twin Huey in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 UH-1N Twin Huey (Kitty Hawk KH80158)
UH-1N Twin Huey
Kitty Hawk 1:48
2019 | Changed parts
11. May at 05:22:49 Share
Michael Phillips added the Kitty Hawk AH-1W Whiskey Cobra in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 AH-1W Whiskey Cobra (Kitty Hawk KH80164)
AH-1W Whiskey Cobra
Kitty Hawk 1:48
2019* | Changed parts
11. May at 05:16:05 Share

May 8, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Kitty Hawk Sukhoi Su-25K Frogfoot in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Sukhoi Su-25K Frogfoot (Kitty Hawk KH80166)
Sukhoi Su-25K Frogfoot
Kitty Hawk 1:48
2020* | New tool
8. May at 20:01:46 Share
Michael Phillips added the Kitty Hawk Sukhoi Su-57 Frazor in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Sukhoi Su-57 Frazor (Kitty Hawk KH801XX)
Sukhoi Su-57 Frazor
Kitty Hawk 1:48
2020* | New tool
8. May at 19:56:37 Share

May 1, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Hasegawa AH-64D Apache Longbow (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 AH-64D Apache Longbow (Hasegawa 07223)
U.S. Army Attack Helicopter
AH-64D Apache Longbow
Hasegawa 1:48
07223 (PT23)
2001 | New tool
1. May at 03:10:46 Share
Michael Phillips added the IPMS USA IPMS USA 2010 National Convention [Phoenix, AZ] Decal - 1:72 & 1:48 (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 IPMS USA 2010 National Convention [Phoenix, AZ] Decal - 1:72 & 1:48 (IPMS USA 2010)
IPMS USA 2010 National Convention [Phoenix, AZ] Decal - 1:72 & 1:48 Ariz NG AH-64D Apache, Luke AFB F-4C "Candy Cane Air Force"
2010 | New tool
Multi topic
1. May at 03:10:41 Share
Michael Phillips added the Aires AH-64D LONGBOW APACHE cockpit set (1:48) to his completed kits.
1. May at 03:10:37 Share

April 27, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
2. February at 13:23:19 Share
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Ronan Very nice paint work Michael
24. April at 21:21:48
Slavo Hazucha Great paintwork & shading, very realistic! The positive rivets look very good in this context too... Looking forward to see it finished :)
25. April at 09:44:31
Michael Phillips Thanks Timothy, Erik, Ronan, and Slavo! I really appreciate the kind words.

So I got her on 'er feet and I worked on the "R2D2" senser ball thingy on the nose. Played around with molotow chrome and clear yellow and blue to get a holographic effect. I am really pleased with how it turned out. The molotow chrome on the left side of the sensor ball is very mirror like, and you can see reflections in it quite clearly. :)
26. April at 03:55:02
Nathan Dempsey That sensor looks great! The one side looks "deep". Very realistic.
26. April at 12:42:23
Michael Hickey She looks really great.
26. April at 14:44:11
Stephan Ryll Very nice progress Michael
26. April at 14:48:17
ice Congrats - I don't know how this helicopter could look any better. :)
26. April at 22:23:55
Tim Heimer Looking good Mike!
27. April at 06:04:52
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April 10, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
7. March 2018 at 05:26:24 Share
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Demigod Good work and a nicely weathered paint job! I like!
7. March 2018 at 18:03:10
Konrad Limmer Congratulation Michael very nice result
7. March 2018 at 18:09:53
James C A fantastic looking finish Michael!
7. March 2018 at 18:27:23
Anthony D'Agostino She is a good looking bird, I will start mine after I finish my AH-6J conversions, I have two of those. One will be the A with weapons, the other with outboards for the assault team. That should be fun, just need to find clear canopies, the kit has gold shaded plastic, sucks!
5. April at 14:22:36
Holger Kranich You can be absolute satisfied with the result, Michael!
5. April at 14:36:14
Michael Phillips Thanks Anthony and Holger! I am satisfied, just wished it had turned out better for my friend. But as long as he and his fiancee were happy that's all that mattered!
8. April at 19:23:42
Anthony D'Agostino Hey Michael, I am sure that your friend and his fiancee are absolutely delighted with this rendition, and no way they could have created one even close to this level of realism. I know that feeling you have, but trust me, it is unwarranted, she is gorgeous!
10. April at 09:44:41
Jos Jansen Nice model Michael, I like the subtle weathering!
10. April at 15:42:26
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April 8, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new article to his personal gallery:
Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flanker-H 1:48
Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flanker-H Keeper of KL
Hobby Boss 1:48

by Michael Phillips on ARC Air

8. April at 20:30:23 Share
Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48 UH-60L Blackhawk (Minicraft Model Kits 11621)1:48 Blackhawk Stencils (Werner's Wings WW Decals 48-04)
Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk
US Military US Army (1784-now)
Alpha Co., 1 Bn., 111 Aviation Reg. South Carolina NG | McEntire Joint National Guard Base 2008 | FS34031 Overall
28. September 2017 at 12:27:51 Share
Anthony D'Agostino That's a gorgeous Blackhawk you built there, love that it has the werners wings decal set as well. One question I had for you. While reading the only review attached to this kit, at the end, he claims that this kit is not a true L modification, as if is missing the larger horizontal stabilizer. Did you find a proper piece? I have this in my collection and likely to start it in a fes months, but I want to get the right specs for the decal set that I have from microscale, if I remember correctly.

Thanks in advance,

Anthony stalker6recon D'Agostino
5. April at 14:14:50
Michael Phillips Thanks for the kind words Anthony! Actually, I had no idea about the larger horz stab. My friend wanted me to build one for his Fiancee, and was not terribly concerned with extreme accuracy and just wanted me to build it OOB (except the decals).

I will keep an eye out for your build my friend, looking forward to seeing you build one!
8. April at 19:25:52
Anthony D'Agostino You will have to wait a bit, as I have two AH-6J conversions on my bench. It will be my first builds in thirty years, and I bought resin conversions because, well just building a OOB model after such a long layoff was too little a challenge for me. By the way, after even more searching and asking the gurus at arc, the rear stabilizer is fine, and I had bad info regarding that. What is different between the A and L, is the pilots step, which is ridiculously small to even see on most aircraft while flying, so not a big deal one way or the other.

I will put my birds up for scrutiny, once the first one is out of the paint booth. Cheers!
8. April at 19:54:42
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April 3, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Fightertown Decals Best of the Best (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Best of the Best (Fightertown Decals 48077 V2)
Best of the Best Top Gun
Fightertown Decals 1:48
48077 V2
2019 | Changed decals
Multi topic
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