1/48 Phantom FG.1 - The Jet Age.

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  1. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    #1 Catch22, Jun 8, 2015
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    Username: Catch22
    First name: Cory
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Hasegawa
    Model Type: Phantom FG.1
    Aftermarket addons: RAM Models Decals (likely), Aires resin cockpit, possibly more if the mood strikes me

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    I will be making my new FGR.2 into a Royal Navy FG.1 as Karl has graciously sent me his extra FG.1 parts.
     
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    #2 Catch22, Jun 8, 2015
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    I will be doing this Phantom off of the Ark Royal. I wouldn't mind doing this particular aircraft since it's in the same photo as a Buccaneer I have markings for (which may be build 4 for this GB). I do not know what serial number it is however.

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    A new decal sheet is coming out later this month, so I'll be covered for the Royal Navy text, and I have a set Ark Royal tail markings from a Hasegawa Phantom I built a few years ago. What I again lack are proper RN stencils in black. I have some black stencils that came with said old Phantom, but I don't know if they're close enough to the RN ones to use. I do not get the impression that the new sheet comes with stencils, and the only stencil set I've found is provided as dry transfers, and I don't know how great those would be since you cannot move them.

    This will also be one of my first times using a full resin cockpit. I have heard Aires' stuff can be a very tough fit, so I may be asking a lot of questions from those of you who have used them before. Any starting advice in regards to that?
     
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    You can never go wrong with Phantom II. F-4 FGR.1 or .2 F4H, no mater what you call it, it always spells Phantom II. UGG ERR ERR UGG AHAHAH He man talk. Phantom GOOD.
     
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    Good stuff Cory, will be great to see a Royal Navy Phantom and glad I can help !
     
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    Great stuff Cory. The airframe stencils should be the same as for RAF.
    As for the resin parts, the main thing is to spend plenty of time test-fitting, to see what may be required in the way of trimming and/or packing, then take it from there.
     
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    Terry is correct Cory, just use the stencils on the decal sheet !
     
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    Thanks guys, so white stencils are ok? That's all I have.
     
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    Are they not black on the sheet with that kit ?

    Oh and found this for you XT 872.

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    Thanks Karl, and no, they're not.
     
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    Good one Cory. You have our British friends all excited now and Don has revealed his inner cave man.
     
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    I don't know if those are good or bad things! :lol:
     
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    Yeah I have seen now.

    I was looking at an older boxing of that kit and it had decals for a cammo paint scheme included.
    Thought yours might have had the same, but have since seen your kits decals.

    I have seen a picture of an Ark Royal bird and it seemed to have a mix of mostly black stencils and a few yellow ones(mainly the hooking points for lifting).

    Will try and find the picture again for you.
     
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    a great choice Cory!
     
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    Thanks Karl and Wayne! May just bite the bullet and get the transfers, and hope I don't screw them up!
     
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    Here you go Cory, you can just about make out the black stencils with the yellow hook points.

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    Thanks Karl! I went ahead and ordered them for the time being. If something else pops up later I'll use them instead, but for now I know I can complete it properly.
     
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    Nice choice Cory.

    Geo
     
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