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

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This is 1/48 related but I know many of you also model in this scale.

 

A guy in Greece, Ted Antonop has produced some fabulous upgrades for the Hasagawa/Revell kit (although I'm sure they can be adapted to fit other brands)

 

He has created a Spey engine along with a separate afterburner can set, he's also done superb seamless intakes along with front turbine blades.

 

His next project is going to be a cockpit set so I expect that will be equally superb.

 

They can be ordered directly from him at:

 

geraki14@yahoo.com

 

 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2v0mx5p9w7osjxa/AAAKXDxyW4CKjxEYNLVrv0Fca?dl=0

 

He has also expressed an interest in upscaling the items to 1/32 which is the actual reason for this post :)

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This is 1/48 related but I know many of you also model in this scale.

A guy in Greece, Ted Antonop has produced some fabulous upgrades for the Hasagawa/Revell kit (although I'm sure they can be adapted to fit other brands)

He has created a Spey engine along with a separate afterburner can set, he's also done superb seamless intakes along with front turbine blades.

His next project is going to be a cockpit set so I expect that will be equally superb.

They can be ordered directly from him at: 

geraki14@yahoo.com

 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2v0mx5p9w7osjxa/AAAKXDxyW4CKjxEYNLVrv0Fca?dl=0

He has also expressed an interest in upscaling the items to 1/32 which is the actual reason for this post :)

Stonking stuff for a very nearly thirty year old Hasegawa kit in 1/48 I'm sure but I, for one, am hoping the OOB 1/32 FG.1/FGR.2 will be at least as good (there being no need for a full engine IMHO) without going anywhere near polyurethane resin.

 

What will most likely be *needed* are some of the more esoteric stores and alternative decals, plus the usual array of interior etch.

 

The thing that will make my day is when HGW or Eduard announce etched buckles + fabric straps for Martin Baker seats.

 

Tony

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I am so excited. I know what to do! I will convert an existing kit to an FGR.

 

(I Can be snotty at times)

Frank

 

Heh - good one Frank.

Although as the UK's Spey Phantom was a potential first of a new breed, there's always the swing-wing Phantom proposal.

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Hi those in the know. 

 

Is there any update on how the design and kit is progressing? 

 

Rumours seem to be saying that it has been shelved/delayed in preference to other projects, is there any truth in this?

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Rumours seem to be saying that it has been shelved/delayed in preference to other projects, is there any truth in this?

 

Not that I'm aware of. There are other projects coming out ahead of it (with the B-17E/F being the next cab off the rank), and we'll definitely see the Lancaster before this one. But it's still being actively worked on as far as I know, and nothing has really changed. I just don't think we'll see it soon.

Kev

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Rumours seem to be saying that it has been shelved/delayed in preference to other projects, is there any truth in this?

 

 

Not true, categorically. 

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Aw dang, not another case of untrue rumours...  cowboy.gif

 

Wait a minute - are you trying to tell me that unsubstantiated, unresearched, uncritically repeated rumours can't possibly be true?

How will the interwebs survive such cruel truths???

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Be patient gents!

 

It is useless to ask every two months what is the status as creating an accurate kit of a model with that complexity is taking YEARS!

 

Sorry to disappoint you but the impatient guys among us should rather focus on existing kits and put the Spey Phantom project in the background as it is not going to be released soon. This is the harsh reality!

 

The Special Hobby Tempest is a good example of the long amount of time that may be necessary to end a project...

 

Last, as we have here people who have close contacts with HK, we will know when an important milestone will be reached.

 

Thierry

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