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Casey R
Casey Rupley (Casey R)
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Hasegawa F-4J

Resin and PE upgrades in the cockpit. Scratch-built intake trunks since the kit option lacked proper authenticity. Kit wasn't horrible, but did have join problems on the front half.

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Project

Albums: 1 with 78 images
1:48
Completed
1:48 F-4J Phantom II 'VF-102 Diamondbacks' (Hasegawa 09727)1:48 F-4J/S (Eduard FE319)1+
 

Comments

11 | 20. September, 22:05
Slavo Hazucha
Cool clean Phantom in a really nice color-finish!

And quite a job on the intakes, but since it is well within visible range, the result really paid off - looking very realistic on the finished model
21. September, 09:15
Spanjaard
very nice Spook!
21. September, 16:22
Casey Rupley
Thank you, Slavo and Spanjaard! It's actually more weathered than the photos reveal. I haven't quite figured out how to get the lighting to show that detail correctly. I feel like this model and my F-14 are pretty dirty, but they don't look that way in my pictures.
21. September, 18:03
Michael Phillips
Very nice Phantom Casey! I really love those markings, excellent choice. Sometimes pics either show a model to be much less or even much more weathered than in person. But either way, you have a very realistic finish on this one!
22. September, 17:17
Casey Rupley
Many thanks, Michael. I have to admit that I was half-tempted to do this one up in VF-84 markings given my desire to do them all (and they flew the J model), but I was anxious to do some color for a change. I was tired of grey.

I'll have to keep playing with my lighting to see if I can find the magic combination. I'm also taking pictures on my phone. Think I might need to adjust the white balance. Or, just not care too much and get over it. I'd rather build than get carried away with photography.
22. September, 17:39
Neuling
Top presentation of a very clean and careful build!
23. September, 07:58
Bryn Crandell
Excellent Phantom! Love the marking choice as well. If you are happy with how it looks, then I say it's all good.
23. September, 12:05
Casey Rupley
Thank you, Bryn and Neuling! And thats a great piece of wisdom, Bryn. I only need to impress myself, which is admittedly difficult for a perfectionist.
24. September, 00:06

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