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#106 DirkE

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:21 PM

MER/TER and MK82 from Eduard (yes, I see some silvering as well. I need to re-apply those decals), Napalm cannister with Alclad airframe aluminium. And still in progress, my Zuni double barreled rocket launcher.

 

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:40 PM

WOW! 

 

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:16 PM

Wow's right! They look so real.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:47 PM

Only a couple steps away from finishing this prject. The base is thought for the ES-3A Shadow I finished recently. So this is just a test-shot. (white-balance is a bit off. Final photos will be more accurate)

 

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:51 PM

Beautiful!!!!!
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:56 PM

Dirk,

  Just read through your entire build, and to say I'm more then impressed, is putting it midly. Outstanding modeling skills, coupled with added detailing both AM and your own, adds up to one tremendous looking F-4J.  Can't wait to see the finished model on it's display base. :wow:  :thumbsup: 

 

  I've built the Academy F-4B when it 1st came out, and I loved the kit and build.   I've been on the fence as to which manufacture has the best overall F-4 kits (price not an issue). At this point, I'm thinking that ZM does. Especially since it doesn't suffer from the" how many access panels can be opened up, and unseen details" syndrome that many of their 1/32 kits suffer from.  Your build has answered many of my questions and concerns. Even if I go almost all OOB (which is how I usually build a rare jet kit), I think that the ZM kit will offer a slightly better finished display model.

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:33 PM

Thanks Joel. I think it's a good kit. The issues I had with the cockpit was not a problem with the kit. It was my "basic modelling skill". Lol Anyway, the only thing that annoyed me a bit were the outer wings. Well, I am closing this project soon. Photos will follow.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:15 PM

Dirk

brilliant work .. simply stellar

Keep 'em coming

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:51 PM

Thanks Joel. I think it's a good kit. The issues I had with the cockpit was not a problem with the kit. It was my "basic modelling skill". Lol Anyway, the only thing that annoyed me a bit were the outer wings. Well, I am closing this project soon. Photos will follow.

 

Dirk,

  Looking forward to seeing it finished and on it's display base.

Joel


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:44 AM

done. Added the ladder up front. More photos later. Here and there some small things that I will correct the next days.

 

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:31 PM

Dirk,

Looks great.  I may have missed it, but where did you find the outer pylons or rather, where did you scavenge them from?  The ones in the ZM kit are integral with the wing tanks and I plan on hanging an empty TER there.

 

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:31 PM

Dirk,

Looks great.  I may have missed it, but where did you find the outer pylons or rather, where did you scavenge them from?  The ones in the ZM kit are integral with the wing tanks and I plan on hanging an empty TER there.

 

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Brandon, the outer pylons are from a F-4 Hasegawa kit. They received some extra rivets and panel lines. They fit good to the shape of the Z-M wing.



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:40 PM

That is too good.  Great show.

 

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:58 PM

here some more photos.

 

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 05:52 PM

Dirk,

  Just an outstanding build. Your painting and weathering really helps set your build apart from so many other F4s I've seen, and that includes my early Academy F-4B. Your loads out really adds quite a lot to the overall presentation. 

 

  I was on the fence about buying this ZM kit over the Academy one, but I think I'll get one, as well as the Academy C

 

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