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1:48 Saab AJ 37 Viggen (Special Hobby SH48148)1:48 AJ/JA 37 Viggen (TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 48-245)6+
Saab AJ 37 Viggen
SE Military Svenska Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force 1926-now)
F6 37034
1993 - Royal Vastergotland AB Karlsborg
4-tone splinter camouflage
 
1. August 2017, 13:19
Alistair Graham
Interesting subject. Just watched a documentary the other day of the development of Swedish aircraft. This was included.
1. August 2017, 13:41
Hans Off
I picked up this kit last weekend on a whim! I'm looking forward to staring it!
13. November 2018, 18:00
Michael Phillips
Nice! I really enjoyed building this one, and very pleased with how it turned out. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. If you post a build album I will follow along as well!
13. November 2018, 19:46
Hans Off
Any recommendations and tips on the spointer camo masking would be very gratefully received!
13. November 2018, 20:16
Michael Phillips
Well, first, MAKE SURE YOU GET A MASK SET! Unless you are a tape masochist, do not even attempt to mask this yourself. I used the DN Models mask set and it worked pretty well for me. Don't sweat anomalies, soft edges from tape and mask lifting, or improper placement until after all the colors are down. You can always go back in after and clean up edges and other errors. If you look at my build album, there are some pics of my progress and comments made along the way. It may be of some help:

Special Hobby AJ 37 Viggen - WIP | Album by Fighting 84 (1:48)
14. November 2018, 18:15
Hans Off
Noted. Thanks Michael! The chap on the stall at IPMS said that there was a "Special Hobby" Mask set due out next year, but if you were happy with the DN models one then I might go with that as it is more of a known quantity!
15. November 2018, 11:18
Alistair Graham
excellent build. well done
22. November 2018, 10:06
Gidge
With the AGM-65's how did you get the join between the main part and back part of the missile parallel and perfectly lined up?
22. May, 10:26

April 15, 2021

Dionisios Klavdianos@Michael Phillips
Hi there mate. I saw that you own the A-4 Adversaries decals. Would you consider selling the full set or possibly part of set designated for one of the schemes?
15. April, 18:58

March 24, 2021

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
5 | 2. March 2020, 04:50
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Ricardo Reis
Like it very much! Congrats! 👍
4. May 2020, 22:07
Clifford Keesler
Very nice Raptor Michael, very well done.
5. May 2020, 00:41
Michael Phillips
Thanks Ricardo and Clifford, I appreciate the kind words!
5. May 2020, 12:44
Gidge
Nice work! What stand is that?
24. March, 08:42
Martin Weinpold
Nice. I have academy on the table.😉
24. March, 09:08

February 6, 2021

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Michael Phillips
Thanks Slavo, Soeren, Daniel, Jos, Nathan, James, and Clifford! You flatter me with your kind words. I appreciate it so much!

I have finished the metalwork and added some more parts, and she is now fully on her feet! Still have to finish the gear doors and start on the weapons, as well as paint the seats and finish the canopy. Getting there!
4. February, 03:11
Konrad Limmer
Very nice Michael! Looking forward to the final rollout 👍!
4. February, 05:36
Marko
Excellent work Michael.
4. February, 05:43
Dominik Weitzer
comes along beautiful. like it!
4. February, 08:38
Alexander
You really seem to have the hang of making carrier-borne aircraft - this is another fine specimen of your talented scale modeling ability. 👍
Only little complain I have is that the weathering looks more "dusty" than "muddy" as I would expect from a Rhino. Though maybe that's just due to the lighting and the black colour.
6. February, 16:39

February 3, 2021

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January 8, 2021

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8. January, 21:52
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3 | 7. January, 21:14
Michael Phillips
Will be doing this one in-flight like my Hasegawa Raptor model from early 2020. Will be nice to have them displayed next to each other in such a configuration.
7. January, 21:19
Jos Jansen
Following!
7. January, 22:42
Spanjaard
i am in!
7. January, 23:59
Gareth Windsor
Pulling up a seat Michael.
8. January, 01:37
James C
Cool project👍
8. January, 02:09
Daniel
big black christmas tree, watching 👍
8. January, 12:43
Sergej I
Following 🙂 👍
8. January, 14:56

January 7, 2021

Michael Phillips Well, here it is! The "Rise of the Machines" Scalemates 5th Generation, UAV, and Stealth Groupbuild 2021. Feel free to join the fun! It will go on all through 2021, so no hurry for those waiting to get kits, want to build multiples. or who are slow builders.
7. January, 20:43
Jos Jansen
Great idea Michael...I will unfortunately only be a spectator at this GB, I have too many other projects for now...😄
7. January, 22:45
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1:48 Chinese J-20 Mighty Dragon (Trumpeter 05811)
Chengdu J-20 Mighty Dragon
CN Military 中国人民解放军空军 (People's Liberation Army (Chinese) Air Force 1949-now)
78279
 
8 | 30. October 2020, 01:06
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Michael Phillips
Well, here are some options I quickly came up with based on what I think this will include:

F-22
YF-23
F-35A/B/C
J-20
FC-31
T-50 PAK-FA
Su-57
F-117A
B-2
MQ-1
RQ-4
RQ-7
MQ-8B
MQ-9
MQ-25
XB-47

I am sure there are some I am missing, but this would be a good starter list...
5. January, 18:29
Maciej Bellos
Jos, I would really like to see you tackle a Raptor.

Slavo's what-if F-23A sounds pretty cool.

My entry will be a T-50 PAK FA from Zvezda (which is russian for Star). If things go my way, a what if MiG 1.44 might join the party.

Nice list Michael!
5. January, 20:27
Michael Phillips
OK guys, I set this up. Here is the link:

Scalemates 5th Generation, UAV, and Stealth Groupbuild 2021 (1. Januar bis 31. Dezember, )
7. January, 20:44
Roland Gunslinger
👍 👍 👍
7. January, 20:51
7. January, 21:13
Michael Phillips will attend
7. January, 20:37

January 5, 2021

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Michael Phillips
Thanks Spanjaard! I appreciate the kind words :)
5. November 2020, 13:45
Clifford Keesler
It looks great Michael, well done. What is your next project?
6. November 2020, 00:23
Slavo Hazucha
Missed the build, but at least came in to see the result... Which is a thing to see, no question about it! While I myself do not think about doing something that does not feature a jet nozzle at the end, or at least a metallic finish, it was a pleasure to see some of the 4-th gen masters do a prop... Great job Michael, and a cool choice of topic 👍 Maybe a Pyrenean He-111 to accompany it, some day?😉
1. January, 22:51
Michael Phillips
Thanks Slavo and Clifford!

Slavo, you never know... but it will be quite some time before I do a WWII aircraft again. :)
5. January, 03:17
Spanjaard
time for everybody to build WWII ones and not be ashamed of comparison with your build😉
5. January, 13:32
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Dutch
Very accurate depiction. Beautiful paint work!
28. December 2020, 13:51
Clifford Keesler
Excellent Cat.
4. January, 01:40
Gareth Windsor
Very nicely done Michael.
4. January, 02:41
Sergej I
Nice one! 👍
4. January, 22:53
Michael Phillips
Thanks Maciej, Dutch, Clifford, Gareth, and Sergej! I really appreciate the kind words. Fear the Bones!
5. January, 03:18

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November 5, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48 Soviet Attack Helicopter Mi-24V/VP (Zvezda 4823)
Mil Mi-24V Hind-E
CZ Military Vzdušné síly Armády České republiky (Czech Air Force 1993-now)
221 Helicopter Sqn. 7360
2012 - Rodnice nad Labem
 
5. November 2020, 14:05

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November 2, 2020

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27 | 19. October 2020, 17:14
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Patrick Hagelstein
I agree with Daniel, doing a WWII 'quick build' once in a while is quite refreshing.
29. October 2020, 18:28
Clifford Keesler
It's beautiful Michael.
30. October 2020, 00:20
Daniel
looking very good, smooth camo 👍 did you blu-tack this?
1. November 2020, 09:32
Michael Phillips
Thanks Daniel, Patrick, Clifford, and Daniel! I think I will do another one one of these days.

Daniel, I used Tamiya tape for curves for the camo. Love using that stuff! I never got very good results using Blu-Tac, so if I want hard edges I use the tape, and soft edges I just do it freehand.

2. November 2020, 04:05
Michael Phillips
Anyway, this one is done! Thank you all for coming along for the ride, you comments and feedback were greatly appreciated as I moved along with this project. You can find the completed album here:

Hasegawa Bf 109F Friedrich - Completed! | Album by Fighting 84 (1:48)
2. November 2020, 04:06
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October 31, 2020

Michael Phillips owns this item
31. October 2020, 17:39
Michael Phillips added a new project.
4 | 30. October 2020, 13:00
Roland Gunslinger
Ohh another SU. That looks like a another GB😉
30. October 2020, 13:19
Slavo Hazucha
I´m looking at this one too, an SM is interesting in itself & as a base for some wilder re-builds, perhaps 🙂

Do you have the actual kit already?

In any case, will be there once this gets in motion!
30. October 2020, 22:39
Michael Phillips
Hmmm, that is a good idea Roland. Maybe a Russian Aircraft GB so that it could be opened up to any Sukhoi, Mikoyan and Gurevich, Yakovlev, Mil, Kamov, Ilyushin, or Tupolev of any era. Russian Aircraft in Russian Markings. Anyone in???
31. October 2020, 00:49
Michael Phillips
Slavo, Yeah, there are plenty of cool options for this aircraft, I am having a hard time deciding which one to go with. Right now I am thinking Russian Navy with the dark gray upper side and blue camo underside (which is pictured and a really cool scheme), but the MKI prototype with the blizzard camo is super cool too. Also the standard Russian AF SM blue camo scheme is nice too.

I do not yet have the kit, but I have a pre-order in at Lucky Model for this one. I may end up getting a second one one of these days so I can do two options. I think the twin seat Flankers with canards are the coolest looking of all Flankers.
31. October 2020, 00:52

October 30, 2020

Michael Phillips marked this item as on order
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October 29, 2020

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October 21, 2020

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21. October 2020, 16:37

October 19, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48 Messerschmitt Bf109F-2 (Hasegawa 09010)1:48 Messerschmitt Bf109F in Spanish Service (SBS Model D48034)
Messerschmitt Bf 109 F
ES Military Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force 1939-now)
Morón air force fighter school 6*135
1943 - Moron AB
 
8 | 6. April 2018, 18:32
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Erik Leijdens
Great choice indeed. Will be a stunner in your hands Michael 👍
17. October 2020, 07:09
Sergej I
Nice camo! 👍
Taking a seat on this one.
17. October 2020, 07:20
Michael Hickey
WoW... This is leftfield for you mate, good choice of kit.
17. October 2020, 11:36
Michael Phillips
Welcome Erik, Sergej, and Michael!

Yeah Michael, this is definitely off the beaten track for me. But this will be a bit of a laid back build for me, completely OOB other than decals and not going to worry to much about details and accuracy, although I will try my best to be accurate as a whole.

Anyway, the album for this build has been started, and can be found here:

Scalemates Messerschmitt Bf 109 Group Build 2020 | Album by Fighting 84 (1:48)

Not much to report so far, just some assembly and priming of the cockpit. My paints arrived Friday, so I am good to go there.
19. October 2020, 17:22
Patrick Hagelstein
Now these are some original markings! Glad to catch this build as well. Enjoy Michael! 👍
19. October 2020, 17:28
Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Erik Leijdens
Fantastic work on this A-7!
17. October 2020, 07:07
Sergej I
Beautiful, I am so tempted to switch to 1/48 scale...
17. October 2020, 07:11
Gerald Willing
well done 👍
17. October 2020, 21:58
Nathan Dempsey
I know I've already commented on this build Michael, but I must say that today I attended an outdoor (full bio warfare garb) bazaar for model kits and I saw the kit from your project on someone's table and just kept staring at the open box and thought about your build. I must say the seller noticed and joked, but I brought up your album and showed him. After I sat the box back down the seller took the kit off of his table and returned it to his car boot. You moved someone's kit from the "I don't need this kit" pile to his "I have to build this" pile. That's freakin' awesome.
18. October 2020, 03:16
Michael Phillips
Thanks Donald, Clifford, Erik, Sergej, Gerald, and Nathan! You all have brightened my cold rainy Monday with you kind words. :)

Nathan, that is the coolest thing I have heard in quite some time, and put a massive smile on my face. Thank you for sharing that with me. There is no greater compliment than to know my work inspired someone!
19. October 2020, 17:07
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1:48 F-104J F104DJ (Kinetic K48092)
F-104J F104DJ Starfighter J.A.S.D.F. [2 in 1]
Kinetic 1:48
K48092 2020 | Changed parts
19. October 2020, 03:11
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October 18, 2020

Michael Phillips will attend
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Scalemates Messerschmitt Bf 109 Group Build 2020
1. October until 31. December 2020
18. October 2020, 03:22

October 13, 2020

Michael Phillips completed this item
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Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
39 | 8. September 2020, 17:13
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Günther Decock
Alvast knap bezig, Michael. Ziet er een vrij complete kit uit. 👍
12. October 2020, 08:59
Clifford Keesler
Agree with every one. Excellent looking model and weapons, nice save on the gear. I really like those markings. Are they aftermarket? or kit.
12. October 2020, 22:17
Clifford Keesler
That was a dumd question, just realized I built the same kit, and those markings defenitley were not in the box. LOL. Will have to try and find that set for my next SLUFF.
12. October 2020, 22:20
Michael Phillips
Thanks Michael, Clifford, Slavo, Mathijs, James, Urban, and Günther!

Clifford, I used an Aeromaster sheet for these markings, but it is a bit hard to find. I also had an old Superscale sheet, but I ended up not using it since it is so old.
13. October 2020, 03:22
Michael Phillips
Well, this one is done! Thank you all for following along and offering support and help along the way, it is greatly appreciated!!! The final rollout can be seen here:

Hasegawa A-7E Corsair II - Completed! | Album by Fighting 84 (1:48)
13. October 2020, 03:23

October 7, 2020

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October 2, 2020

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September 30, 2020

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30. September 2020, 18:48
Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 MiG-21 Radome Upgrade Set (Barracuda Studios BR48294)
MiG-21 Radome Upgrade Set Set contains 1 accurate resin radome and separate bulkhead....
Barracuda Studios 1:48
BR48294 2016 | New tool
30. September 2020, 18:47

September 29, 2020

Michael Phillips owns this item
29. September 2020, 14:51
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September 18, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
31 | 31. July 2020, 00:45
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Neuling
Very beautiful work! The way you photographed it gave a very distinguished look.
11. August 2020, 08:40
Michael Phillips
Thanks Neuling for taking the time to comment, I appreciate the kind words!
12. August 2020, 14:45
Casey Rupley
Following you now. Impressive portfolio!
18. September 2020, 04:54
Rui S
@Casey, you are completely right, well observed.😎
@Michael, What an amazingly done model collection 👍
18. September 2020, 10:48
Michael Phillips
Thanks Casey and Rui, I truly appreciate the kind words and glad you like my collection!
18. September 2020, 17:24

September 12, 2020

Michael Phillips wants this item
12. September 2020, 02:47

September 6, 2020

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6. September 2020, 19:20
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26 | 28. June 2019, 03:37
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Nathan Dempsey
Wow, those weapons have as many decals as the kit. Looking awesome!
5. September 2020, 12:14
Daniel
Ah, I knew those missiles looked strangely familiar 🙂 AMK stuff!
Missed a lot of steps here as it seems, all great improvements! 👍 really like the black-on-black-touchups, something to keep in mind, I always struggle with getting black surfaces more interesting. great stuff michael, this cat is a truly beautiful composition in all aspects 👍
5. September 2020, 20:03
Clifford Keesler
I'm drooling. It's beautiful. Where did you get all those weapons markings. I have all the weapons, but no markings. Sprue Brothers sells a marking sheet, but it is out of stock at the moment.
6. September 2020, 01:12
Michael Phillips
Thanks Jos, Slavo, Zhou, Alexander, Daniel, Nathan, Daniel, and Clifford!

Jos, what happened on yours? I am glad I can motivate you though!

Slavo, actually the kit includes no weapons at all. The decals come with the missiles that I used from the Meng Long Range US Ordnance (Phoenix and Sparrow) and AMK US Ordnance (Sidewinder) sets. The Figthertown sheet does include missile stencils though, but I figure I will save those for OOB missiles some day.

Clifford, the markings are from the Meng and AMK Weapons sets I used.
6. September 2020, 19:13
Michael Phillips
Well, she is all done! Thanks everyone for coming along for the ride, I appreciate all of your feedback, ideas, and encouragement! Pics can be seen here:

Hasegawa F-14B Tomcat - Completed! | Album by Fighting 84 (1:48)
6. September 2020, 19:14

September 5, 2020

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 US Ordnance Set 1 (AvantGarde Model Kits 88E01)
US Ordnance Set 1
AvantGarde Model Kits (AMK) 1:48
88E01 2019 | New tool Multi-topic (13)
5. September 2020, 15:53

September 3, 2020

Michael Phillips and Dionisios Klavdianos are now mates.
3. September 2020, 11:48

September 1, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new article to his personal gallery:
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August 1, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Clifford Keesler
Beautiful job on the rotor head. What did you use for the wires and tubing?
30. July 2020, 21:44
Michael Phillips
Thanks Kerry, Jos, and Clifford!

Clifford, I bought a set of differing thickness copper wire from eBay awhile back for this kind of thing. Works very well and easy to manipulate. I used two different gauges of wire on this model.
31. July 2020, 00:55
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Guillaume Blanchet
Congrats! It's an amazing build.
1. August 2020, 01:38
Pero Susinger
This is pretty much the right word for it: amazing!
1. August 2020, 06:05

July 31, 2020

Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 MH-53E Sea Dragon (Academy 12703)
MH-53E Sea Dragon U.S. Navy Mine Hunter & Combat Transport
Academy 1:48
12703 2012 | Changed parts
31. July 2020, 01:17
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31. July 2020, 01:17
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