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Phantom FG1 - 1/72 - Airfix

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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' think....)
Thanks for looking
Didier

 

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Albums: 1 with 13 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom II (Airfix A06016)
 

Comments

28. January at 20:42:09 Share
Maciej Bellos I can't see something wrong wit it. A superb result! Well done Didier!
28. January at 21:26:43
Konrad Limmer Very nice build and model! Congrats mate !
28. January at 21:33:55
Stefan Schacht very nice
28. January at 21:42:03
Didier Chartrain Thanks for your comments guys. !
29. January at 05:27:43
Oleg Bogolei Very nice build and thanks for the discription
29. January at 07:25:18
Łukasz Gliński Lovely, I want one too! :)
29. January at 08:25:31
perry w h leu Great job. I loving it.
29. January at 08:30:04
Neuling Beautiful. Chapeau!
29. January at 09:58:27
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 at 06:13:31
Stephan Ryll Very nice build and dio
9. March at 10:27:20
19. March at 18:19:39
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 at 18:32:16
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 at 04:58:21
Spanjaard i missed this one... excellent
30. July at 12:04:41
31. July at 06:43:21
Sven Schönyan Ohhhh - another beautiful RN Phantom!
31. July at 07:11:15
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