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Today I started on my Revell 1/32 F-4E. It's the F-4G kit but as most know it comes with all parts required to make an F-4E. I will finish it as one of the 32nd TFS Phantoms. As a teenager I spent a good amount of time along the fence of Soesterberg air base and watch them take off, land, and taxi. It was awesome. And it was....1978! Oh my. I'm....old. The Quinta studios cockpit set and Reskit exhausts (designed for Revell), wheels, and AIM-9Js are underway. In the mean time I started with the seats. I will use the kit seats and dress them up a bit. The Quinta set already gives them an immense boost but I will add a few bits as well. A small start but there it is. The one thing in the Quinta set I am not too fond of are the ejection pull-rings so I will try to use the kit ones. I seperated them for easier painting. I also scraped off the molded-on seat belts off the seats and gave them a quick paint. I know there is a lot of comment about the shape of the nose (supposedly "corrected for the F-4G kit), but I'm not sure I am going to bother with a replacement. Maybe I'll sand off some styrene on the top but to my eye it's not so bad. It's quite a beast when taped together! Cheers!