Jump to content


Photo

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II- Finished!

Double Ugly Phantom F-4C/D Tamiya Speedhunter decals AMS Resin GTResin

  • Please log in to reply
78 replies to this topic

#1 BloorwestSiR

BloorwestSiR

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,493 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Canada

Posted 05 November 2014 - 01:37 AM

Well, since it looks like I'll be able to finish the UH-1 in time, I've decided to start a kit that at least I have some familiarity with how it goes together.

This will be my third Tamiya Phantom and my first D model. I plan to work on it during the down time while the UH-1 is drying or when I want something a little more painless.

 

IMG_20141103_224337.jpg

 

I will be building it as the London Int'l Airshow version as I was fortunate enough to see the plane in person. In addition to the Speedhunter decal sheet, I have Rhino intakes, GT Resin exhaust cans, Eduard bang seats and cockpit PE, and AMS splitter ramps and chin pod. 

 

IMG_20141103_224417.jpg

 

Carl

 

 


Edited by BloorwestSiR, 26 March 2015 - 03:47 AM.

  • Luca, harvey, ghatherly and 2 others like this

#2 BloorwestSiR

BloorwestSiR

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,493 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Canada

Posted 05 November 2014 - 01:44 AM

I started with the fuselage by removing most of the BDR patches and panels. I used an X-acto to scrape the raised panels off and then sanding sticks to finish and smooth the fuselage.

 

IMG_20141103_231501.jpg

 

I then proceeded to remove the kit intake trunking in preparation for using the seamless intakes. I used an panel line engraver to slowly cut through the plastic from behind. This seemed to give me the best control as well as cleaner results compared to my last time when I used a razor saw.

 

IMG_20141103_233100.jpg

 

I was even able to get them out in one piece:

 

IMG_20141103_233052.jpg

 

Where I ended up after 45 minutes of work:

 

IMG_20141103_233116.jpg

 

Now back to the UH-1 tonight.

 

Carl


Edited by BloorwestSiR, 05 November 2014 - 01:44 AM.

  • harvey, Bill Cross, Aluxe and 2 others like this

#3 andromeda673

andromeda673

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,080 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hubertus Wisconsin

Posted 05 November 2014 - 02:45 AM

nice start, you've got a heap of aftermarket there!



#4 harvey

harvey

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,033 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Shell Knob MO

Posted 05 November 2014 - 09:24 AM

GoCarl, Go ! Looking very much forward to this. I'm positive  it will be a smash..........Harv  :popcorn:


There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away
working on:  Tamiya F4U-2 Night Fighter
Trump P-38M BACK ON BENCH FINISHED!!!
 


#5 Loic

Loic

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,929 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:france

Posted 06 November 2014 - 05:37 PM

:popcorn:


Cheers!________________________________________________________________________________________________________
In the work :   Dornier Do 335   /   A-1H/J Skyraider   /   Mirage F1 (Scratchbuild)  /  Mirage IIIC

Completed builds :   Hawker Tempest (kitbash)   /   Nakajima B5N Kate (Scratchbuild)   /   Spitfire Mk I

Master pattern work:   DB-603 Engine    /   F4U-1 Corsair engine bay 


#6 phasephantomphixer

phasephantomphixer

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,761 posts
  • Location:Everett, WA

Posted 06 November 2014 - 05:47 PM

Looks like some fun here, Super decals.


Edited by phasephantomphixer, 06 November 2014 - 05:48 PM.


#7 Bill Cross

Bill Cross

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,229 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:armorama.kitmaker.net

Posted 06 November 2014 - 10:22 PM

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:


Contributing Writer at Kitmaker Network (http://www.armorama.com) & Campaigns Administrator at Model Shipwrights

Getting ready for ArmorCon: Meng M1A2 SEP TUSK; "Band of Brothers Meets Dead Man's Corner"

Recently completed: Meng FT-17

Future projects: Tamiya F-4E Phantom II "Kurnass" in IDFAF Service ("Shelf of Doom"?)


#8 BloorwestSiR

BloorwestSiR

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,493 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Canada

Posted 07 November 2014 - 03:56 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments. Sadly, I haven't had a chance to work on anything the last couple of days due to a bad chest cold. Won't get into the gory details but I'm going to have to stay away from the work bench for a couple more days until I'm better.

Carl

#9 harvey

harvey

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,033 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Shell Knob MO

Posted 07 November 2014 - 03:59 AM

Here's to a speedy recovery Carl ! Looking good buddy......Harv :popcorn:


There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away
working on:  Tamiya F4U-2 Night Fighter
Trump P-38M BACK ON BENCH FINISHED!!!
 


#10 BloorwestSiR

BloorwestSiR

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,493 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Canada

Posted 11 November 2014 - 03:01 AM

Thanks Harvey! It lookes like your well wishes worked since I haven't recovered this quickly from a chest cold in years.

 

I managed to get some more work done on the kit. Not a lot, but it is progress. 

 

Anyways, I added the panel that covers where the Navy refueling probe goes and filled in the seams with a bit of CA. It's all smooth and ready for a quick coat of paint before I install the intakes and the splitter panels. This should make painting the rest easier.

 

IMG_20141109_220118.jpg

 

I also sanded down the IP panels in preparation for the Eduard printed ones. At the same time, I added the ones that go on either side of the cockpit tub near the crews' feet.

 

IMG_20141109_220413.jpg

 

Now off for a bit of Halo Master Chief Collection (ducks for cover)

 

Carl


  • harvey and EmperorKai like this

#11 harvey

harvey

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,033 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Shell Knob MO

Posted 11 November 2014 - 03:49 AM

Glad I could help ! I'll comment later tonight. No pics on the work computer. Till then, stay healthy !..................Harv :popcorn:


There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away
working on:  Tamiya F4U-2 Night Fighter
Trump P-38M BACK ON BENCH FINISHED!!!
 


#12 harvey

harvey

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,033 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Shell Knob MO

Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:09 AM

Thanks for reminding me about the panel on the left. I still haven't put it in yet. Everything else looks good . great start on the pit. I need to finish mine.....Harv  :popcorn:


There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away
working on:  Tamiya F4U-2 Night Fighter
Trump P-38M BACK ON BENCH FINISHED!!!
 


#13 BloorwestSiR

BloorwestSiR

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,493 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Canada

Posted 17 November 2014 - 04:32 PM

Thanks Harvey, your F-4 in the Vietnam GB is great. You're certainly fixing and adding more details than I plan to.

 

Here's a quick update from work I completed a few days ago.

 

I attached the MLG bay walls to the lower wing. I had to add a couple shims at either end of the moulded in bulkhead to fill in the gaps.

 

IMG_20141111_213150.jpg

 

IMG_20141111_213208.jpg

 

Following the Eduard instructions, I removed some of the raised details from various cockpit panels. 

 

IMG_20141111_213218.jpg

 

I airbrushed on a coat of Xtracrylics Neutral Grey as it seems to match the grey on the Eduard PE. Then I masked off the panels in preparation for the black sections. This was done using various widths of Kabuki tape.

 

IMG_20141113_221029.jpg


Edited by BloorwestSiR, 17 November 2014 - 04:35 PM.

  • F`s are my favs likes this

#14 BloorwestSiR

BloorwestSiR

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,493 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Canada

Posted 17 November 2014 - 04:46 PM

I airbrushed on Tamiya Nato Black thinned with their lacquer thunner.

 

IMG_20141113_222721.jpg

 

Here they are with the tape removed:

 

IMG_20141113_230159.jpg

 

Now for the reason I haven't made any progress over the last 3 days...

 

...It's not as bad as it seems...

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_20141114_185543.jpg

 

I still don't know how, but I managed to give myself a nice 1" long cut down my thumb. The odd part is I was holding the knife (a 12" scimitar for butchering) in the same hand when  I cut myself. Of course I had a chainmail glove on my left hand to prevent cuts. Go figure.

 

The good news is it is healing well so I should be back at the bench later this week I hope since I'm really getting into this build.

 

Carl


  • harvey likes this

#15 harvey

harvey

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,033 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Shell Knob MO

Posted 17 November 2014 - 05:58 PM

Strange indeed. Hope you heal fast, need more updates. Really like your painting in the pits.....Harv  :popcorn:


There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away
working on:  Tamiya F4U-2 Night Fighter
Trump P-38M BACK ON BENCH FINISHED!!!
 






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Double Ugly, Phantom, F-4C/D, Tamiya, Speedhunter decals, AMS Resin, GTResin

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users