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New 1/32 F-4K/M (FG.1/FGR.2) Phantom kit announced by HKM

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You implied that Spey Phantoms were a waste of time simply because you personally have no interest in them.  That is a patently untrue statement.  Lots (and lots, and lots) of people have a great deal of interest in them.  Could have been expressed differently and more effectively, that's all.

 

Yes, Jennings.I do appreciate the vigor & happiness this announcement is bringing so many fellow modelers. I understand where you & PhilM are coming from. And, you're correct, I could have & should have been more tactful in my commentary. The British Phantoms are just as over looked in 32nd as the F-4B/N & my beloved S model. Now it appears we can all be happy once these hit the shelves. For the record, I'm not just pushing for low vis F-4S. I like the other older colorful Marine & Navy B/N too. I just want someone to at least release some low viz markings for the S that I can use a conversion set to build. 

 

Masterguns

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Sorry mate, unless it's in metallic blue and gold like the Naval 75th Anniversary F-4S, that mark has little appeal - just shades of TPS mushroom. But you can use the GT slat set with a Tamiya J (they're doing a specific slat set for that subtype) and you're in business.

 

Now, a late 1960s/early 1970s grey & white VMCJ RF-4B as a spin-off from the F-4B/N kit would be very welcomed. Later.

 

The Spey Toom is way up there on the want list and this thread is testimony to that. Your comments are as valid as anyone else's and I wouldn't describe them as polluting, but myopic most definitely.

 

Tony

 

See above, Tony.

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Agreed. I think EVERYONE has the right to express their opinions...........especially on a place like LSP.  However, I also have to agree that not having an interest in something does not make it a waste of time from a production standpoint.

 

My opinion as a Yank, is I think the look, (dont care much for low viz myself; a bit boring to me - but again thats just opinion), schemes, and overall appearance of the Brit tooms is really wonderful, and I will DEFINITELY be picking up one of these from HKM.

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RAF roundels (anche the Brit grey) makes this bird so beautiful... I really love this bad guy! 

 

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Hope some aftermarket dude will be printing off this decal sheet  :punk:

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Yes, Jennings.I do appreciate the vigor & happiness this announcement is bringing so many fellow modelers. I understand where you & PhilM are coming from. And, you're correct, I could have & should have been more tactful in my commentary. The British Phantoms are just as over looked in 32nd as the F-4B/N & my beloved S model. Now it appears we can all be happy once these hit the shelves. For the record, I'm not just pushing for low vis F-4S. I like the other older colorful Marine & Navy B/N too. I just want someone to at least release some low viz markings for the S that I can use a conversion set to build. 

 

Masterguns

 

And my use of the word "polluting" probably came across as more confrontational than I intended to be; apologies for that.

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And my use of the word "polluting" probably came across as more confrontational than I intended to be; apologies for that.

 

No worries, Phil. I apologize, too, for making the comment in the first place. I understand now that it was a bit insensitive for me to make the comment regardless of where I stand with my opinion because folks such as yourself have been waiting way too long to get a Spey variant that is an important part of Phantom history as well. 

 

Masterguns

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RAF roundels (anche the Brit grey) makes this bird so beautiful... I really love this bad guy!

 

0573416.jpg

 

Hope some aftermarket dude will be printing off this decal sheet :punk:

You can already pick it up.

The sheet from the Wild hare set is available still I believe through meteor ie Dave Klaus which has 11 aircraft for 70 bucks.

Great schemes and pretty good value considering the price of some 2-4 scheme sheets these days.

Some excellent schemes including this one.

Edited by Darren Howie

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You can already pick it up.

The sheet from the Wildchare is available still I believe which has 11 aircraft for 70 bucks.

Great schemes and pretty good value considering the price of some 2-4 scheme sheets these days.

Some excellent schemes including this one.

 

Or you can hold off and get the fündekals sheets that will be designed specifically to fit the HK kit.  And they'll include a lot more than 11 aircraft for a LOT less than $70, that I can guarantee you.  :)

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I thought Cutting Edge was wrapped up and not in business anymore, intentionally?  no?

 

Klaus continues to try to flog his "rare" decals under the "Fine Art of Decals" name, for often ridiculous prices.  It's the stuff he hid in a storage unit when his ex-wife cleaned him out.

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Nice photo Radders.

I've never noticed that large blade aerial on the spine before, but looking through my refs, it appears on some, but not all, 1435 Flt. Phantoms, from about 1988 onwards.

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I don't know if it's the same antenna or not, but it's very similar to the blade antenna from the F-15 that was fitted to many late service USAF Phantoms starting around 1984-85.  Also note the much wider blade antenna on the fwd nose gear door (similar, if not identical to that on the spine), also seen fitted to later RAF birds.

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