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Phantom FG1 - 1/72 - Airfix

Hi guys,
This my Phantom FG1, 1/72, from Airfix.
Well.... this kit was much more painful to built, than i' initially thought.
The fittings are not that good and i' was surprised by that, since i' was expecting something of higher quality with such a modern kit.
Eventually, i' would say :
PROS :
- Engraving is pretty good, even if some louvers are missing (above the engine exhaust and atop the intake).
- Armament is nicely detailed
- Stencils are fine
- There is many options available (maybe too much ?) : folded wing, flaps up/down, etc...

CONS :
- The airframe is made of too many parts(compare to other Phantom kits), increase the chance to face tricky fittings
- The canopy doesn't fit very well, pushing to use the open configuration.
- Moreover, the cockpit is really basic, and that would justify to use the closed canopy configuration. I' replaced the original seats with the Quickboost ones.

There is more than 300 stencils to apply..... and it took me more than 5 hours to put them.... (none is missing, i' t

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1:72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 (Airfix A06016)
 

Comments

28. January 2019, 20:42
 
Maciej Bellos
I can't see something wrong wit it. A superb result! Well done Didier!
28. January 2019, 21:26
Konrad Limmer
Very nice build and model! Congrats mate !
28. January 2019, 21:33
Stefan Schacht
very nice
28. January 2019, 21:42
Didier Chartrain
Thanks for your comments guys. !
29. January 2019, 05:27
Oleg Bogolei
Very nice build and thanks for the discription
29. January 2019, 07:25
Łukasz Gliński
Lovely, I want one too! :)
29. January 2019, 08:25
perry w h leu
Great job. I loving it.
29. January 2019, 08:30
Neuling
Beautiful. Chapeau!
29. January 2019, 09:58
Frank Spahr
Lovely, neat and crisp work! Thanks for sharing and for pointing out the problems you had. I think the model looks just great, despite the issues. How did you do the base?
9. March 2019, 06:13
Stephan Ryll
Very nice build and dio
9. March 2019, 10:27
19. March 2019, 18:19
Mike Daniels
Lovely job Didier. Seen a few examples of this but yours really stands out. Love that extended front landing gear. Got one in the stash.
19. March 2019, 18:32
Frank Spahr
Thanks for the pointer on the base, Didier! I´m in the midst of building mine and am so far quite happy about how the parts fit...
20. March 2019, 04:58
Spanjaard
i missed this one... excellent
30. July 2019, 12:04
31. July 2019, 06:43
Sven Schönyan
Ohhhh - another beautiful RN Phantom!
31. July 2019, 07:11
Calvin Gifford
Splendid Phantom F.G.1!! Looking forward to getting mine in!
12. March, 09:42
Slavo Hazucha
Very nice hi-legged Phantom Looks very classy in the dark blue & the base also adds a lot.

Was this one the Private-jet of James Bond? ;)
12. March, 13:33
Bernd Korte
Looking at the model you wouldn't think there was any trouble building it. Nicely done!
12. March, 16:24
Urban Gardini
Love it mate!
12. March, 16:34
Matthew Stec
Great job!!
12. March, 16:38
Steven Price
i love it love the paint job on this very well done
20. June, 08:59
Soeren .
Really nice Phantom!
20. June, 09:00

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