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Konrad Limmer (Kone)

F-4 D Phantom II Gunfighters


3 | 22. September 2017, 13:57
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Konrad Limmer
Hello everybody thats my first try to show a build from myself. At this stage of built everything works fine. This eduard "Acadamy Kit" is nice and everything fits well together.
The cockpit is done so far and the first main steps of engines are built and painted.
A dryfit form the upper and lower fusulage is done and after a small correction they'll fit also very well.
22. September 2017, 14:17
Holger Kranich
Looks nice, i am in!
22. September 2017, 14:34
Alexander Grivonev
The wheel well looks very nice!
22. September 2017, 18:46
Martin Oostrom
F4? Seat please!

If you want a sneak peek at the troubles that await you, check here: scalemates.com/whatsnew.php?topic=3082741
22. September 2017, 19:03
F-4 crowd gathering😉 i am in too. where is Patrick?😉
22. September 2017, 20:36
Konrad Limmer
Thank you all. I'll come back with more pics soon. Donalds Phantom looks really amazing.
23. September 2017, 15:22
Martin Oostrom
I like to raise the bar. 😉
Learn from his mistakes and do better 👍
You can do it!
23. September 2017, 15:42
Konrad Limmer
Ok now I've got stress 🙂 I'll do my best!
23. September 2017, 15:46
Konrad Limmer
Now the weapon loading is completed without weathering so far. The next big step will be the marrige of upper on lower fusulage. At the moment it looks a little tricky.
24. September 2017, 18:29
Konrad Limmer
Gun Pod is from True Detail and the missiles are from eduard.
24. September 2017, 18:30
Looking good so far 👍
24. September 2017, 18:34
Patrick Hagelstein
No worries Spanjaard, I'm here! 🙂 Missed this build though....
4. October 2017, 18:58
Konrad Limmer
Hello again now I've added a few new pics from my spook.

The progress so far is that I've put the under and upper fusulage together. On the front section you can see that I used a little bit of putty to get a smooth looking. The inlets are just dry fitted and not fixed at the moment. There is a little bit more work to do here.

The next step I've done is to remove the plastic pitot tube, ram air inlet an angle of attack and put in new parts from MASTER. It was a little tricky to get the exact drilling holes but I think at the end it is ok.

The last and for me the most funny part (at this stage of built) was to create the ejection seats. On the pics you can see that I've used a mixture of eduard PE parts and scratch built seat belts out of Tamyia tape. It was my first try and I think it is not to bad. Comments are very welcome.

My next steps will be to complete the fusulage (Wings, back section...). Once I've done this I'll come back with new updated pictures.
4. October 2017, 19:11
Konrad Limmer
Patrick welcome on board.
4. October 2017, 19:15
Konrad Limmer
The last time I was a little busy so I've done not to much on my Phantom. I've started the first paint works on the main fusulage. Next steps will be a little preshading. On the exhaust area I've started also with the first paint jobs.
18. October 2017, 18:45
i knew you would appear Patrick😉
looking good Konrad, nice cockpit
18. October 2017, 19:45
Konrad Limmer
Thanks a lot 😉
18. October 2017, 19:48
Patrick Hagelstein
Still a nice progress Konrad! A lot more than my recent builds. Somehow work seems to get in the way of modelling...
19. October 2017, 03:42
Konrad Limmer
Thanks Patrick! Yes thats absolutely right work slows down the modelling process extremely 😉.
19. October 2017, 04:25
yep, that is a common problem 😄
19. October 2017, 05:57
19. October 2017, 21:08
Clifford Keesler
Looking very nice.
19. October 2017, 23:33
Konrad Limmer
Thank you Clifford
20. October 2017, 04:21
Oleg Smilyk
Looking very nice! Don't worry, bee happy!)
24. October 2017, 11:57
Konrad Limmer
Thank you Oleg! Of course i'll be😉
24. October 2017, 13:10
Michael Phillips
Count me in... Looking good so far Oleg!
24. October 2017, 13:12
Konrad Limmer
Hi Mates now I've done a little camo on my Phantom. I've tried a few new things (for me new 🙂). So far I'm satisfied with the result. I've also prefinished the wing pylons with the Sidewinder and Fuel Tanks. The next step I've planned is to seal the surface with a little bit of future. Than I have to do the main gears and the main gear wheel wells. A lot of work still remains. 👍
4. November 2017, 15:36
Stephan Ryll
Looking good so far Konrad 👍
4. November 2017, 15:42
Konrad Limmer
Thank you very much Stephan!
4. November 2017, 16:04
Konrad Limmer
Now the decals on the upper side are finished. The lower side will follow shortly. After that I will seal the surface again with a gloss varnish X-22 from Tamiya. Than I'll start to make this warbird dirty 🙂. See yeah.
19. November 2017, 09:41
Soooo viele F-4s! Die sieht großartig aus, eine USAF / Luftwaffe F-4 muss ich definitiv auch noch auf meine Liste packen 🙂
29. November 2017, 10:21
Konrad Limmer
Danke dir vielmals 🙂. Werde in Kürze neue Bilder hochladen. Ja da hast du recht an F-4s mangelt es hier nicht 🙂. Die nächste wird allerdings wieder eine Navy Maschine werden.
29. November 2017, 14:16
Tim Heimer
Between life,and experimenting with new ways of painting it can slow you down. But taking your time on this one is paying off! Nice
30. November 2017, 20:58
Konrad Limmer
Thank you very much!
1. December 2017, 05:21
Erik Leijdens
When I looked first I thought I saw a Soesterberg, Holland based Phantom.. But I never knew they had "D" models deployed in Vietnam. I also know they never had any earlier models than the "E".. A quick search on Google learned me that the use of tail codes, which begun by PACAF during late 1966 and adopted by TAC in early 1968, was extended to USAFE in January 1970. Nice to learn something new! Love Scalemates 🙂

Your F-4 looks great too, the SEA camouflage is really striking 👍
1. December 2017, 09:12
Konrad Limmer
Thank you Erik! Yeah the D Model was first used to fight with the AIM 4 Falcon with very less success. Later on they only use the AIM 9 Sidewinders and of course the AIM 7. The 480 TFS was also one of the first Squadrons with a MIG kill in Vietnam. But that was the C Model as far as I know.

Thank you very much that you like it. Will post new pics soon.
1. December 2017, 13:56
Donald Dickson II
Did this one myself a little while ago. Nice work sir!
4. December 2017, 19:25
Bryn Crandell
Looking really great! Well done Konrad.
4. December 2017, 19:38
Konrad Limmer
As promised I'll updated my Album with new pictures.

The last two weeks I've found some time to finish this incredible kit. I've tried to show the weathering and the last steps of the build like weapons, cockpit and some small details like the "RBF-labels". Once I found a little bit time I'll want to add a pilot and a ladder to bring a little bit more "life" into it. Mayby I have to add a little bit more mat varnish onto the plane??

The last two pictures show the "former rivals" in Vietnam 68-74. Thank you all for the nice comments on this incredible platform!

The next build will hopefully follow soon. A little bit different this time maybe a Blackbird or an F16 XL.

See yeah next time! Cheers
4. December 2017, 19:45
Konrad Limmer
Thank you very much Donald and Bryn!! 🙂
4. December 2017, 19:49
very nicely done!
4. December 2017, 20:00
Martin Oostrom
Very nice indeed.
She could use a bit more matt varnish, but not on her nose.
Blackbird next please.
4. December 2017, 20:20
Tim Heimer
I like it!
4. December 2017, 22:11
Donald Dickson II
Definitely great work! But yeah, a little more flat coat would round it out nicely. 🙂
5. December 2017, 01:03
Clifford Keesler
Very nice F-4 Konrad. Well done.
5. December 2017, 02:13
Konrad Limmer
Thank you very much Spanjaard, Martin, Tim, Donald and Clifford for your nice words and this from such profi modelers! That's Great🙂.
Martin and Donald yes I'll put on some matt varnish to make it less glossy.

Martin yes Thats also my favorite choice👍
5. December 2017, 06:23
Eelco Gregoire
Very nice looking duo!
5. December 2017, 13:21
Konrad Limmer
Thank you Eelco! 🙂
5. December 2017, 13:31
Stephan Ryll
Very nice work Konrad 👍
11. December 2017, 07:07
David Thor
Wirklich sehr schön geworden! Klasse Arbeit im Cockpit!
11. December 2017, 08:40
Konrad Limmer
Stephan thank you very much!
11. December 2017, 09:22
Konrad Limmer
Danke dir David! Freut mich sehr das es gefällt!
11. December 2017, 09:23
Konrad Limmer
Now I've made a few further steps on my spook. I've added some matt varnish from AK and the ladder from plusmodel. The two pilots from aeroplus will follow soon. Cheers
14. December 2017, 18:25
Konrad Limmer
Now it is finsihed! 🙂
1. January 2018, 09:52
Well done!
1. January 2018, 11:33
Well done!
1. January 2018, 11:33
David Thor
Sehr schön geworden! Glückwunsch zu dem tollen Modell!
1. January 2018, 11:49
Aaaach, das ist wirklich toll geworden! Super Arbeit, Konrad! 🙂
1. January 2018, 11:52
Konrad Limmer
Thank you Spanjaard 👍
Danke David und Dennis!
1. January 2018, 13:03
Martin Oostrom
Nice cabinet for your top models.
1. January 2018, 14:21
ikea i believe. i think it is the same i have 🙂
1. January 2018, 14:23
Tim Heimer
Nice work!
1. January 2018, 14:48
Konrad Limmer
Thank you Martin.
Spanjaard of course it is Ikea 😉.
Thank you too Tim!
1. January 2018, 14:53
Nico L.
Sehr sauber! Wirklich schön....und schon auf meiner Wishlist😉
2. January 2018, 09:52
Konrad Limmer
Vielen Dank Nico 🙂.
2. January 2018, 12:46
2. January 2018, 20:58
Konrad Limmer
Thanks a lot Clifford
3. January 2018, 07:30
Stephan Ryll
Very nice result Konrad 👍
6. January 2018, 11:56
Konrad Limmer
Thank you very much Stephan🙂
6. January 2018, 13:05
Neil Page
sieht sehr schön aus ! .. Like the pilots too, well painted indeed!
6. January 2018, 13:21
Konrad Limmer
Thank you very much 🙂
6. January 2018, 14:45
Eric Thornton
Nice build, love the shot next to the MiG-21!
10. January 2020, 04:17
Konrad Limmer
Thank you very much Eric.
Yeah I like this too the old Vietnam enemies on one pic 😉!
10. January 2020, 06:22
Very beautiful. A build you really can be proud of!
10. January 2020, 18:44
Konrad Limmer
Thank you very much Neuling! Very much appreciated 👍!
10. January 2020, 20:58
Clifford Keesler
I have that kit Konrad. How was it? Is it as nice as the F-4B kit was?.
12. January 2020, 02:34
Konrad Limmer
Indeed it is the very same kit with a lot of goodies from Eduard! I like it a lot so have fun with that one.
In my opinion the air intake section is a little tricky but the rest fits perfectly 👍!
12. January 2020, 06:55
Clifford Keesler
Thanks a lot. I hope mine turns out half as nice as yours.
12. January 2020, 22:49
Konrad Limmer
I'm sure it will 👍!
13. January 2020, 05:25
Clifford Keesler
I hope so. It will be awhile before I get to it. I am packing my work shop up. We bought a new house and will be moving the end of Feb. So am just working on the submarine I started, and packing the rest.
14. January 2020, 01:08
Konrad Limmer
That sounds interesting and a hell of work 😉! All the best for you in your new house! Looking forward to your new man cave 😉! See yeah.
14. January 2020, 06:23
Eelco Gregoire
Very cool looking display!
14. January 2020, 06:27
Konrad Limmer
Thanks Eelco 🙂!
14. January 2020, 08:15
good luck with he move
14. January 2020, 22:20
Clifford Keesler
Thanks Konrad.
14. January 2020, 22:26


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