F-4EJ Kai Phantom II (IdolM@ster "Miki Hoshii")
Hasegawa
1:72
kit no: SP287
build time: January 1 1970 - April 16 2018


Even though generally speaking I don't like the Phantom, I'll make an exception for thisone. I've had this in my stash for a long time and it's about time I got going.



A nice decalsheet, excellent decals by the way, not the thick stuff.





Not to forget: a second sheet with stars in all kinds of sizes



And 4 full color drawings for placement. Unfortunately, no mention of the order in which to place them, as they will be 3-4 layers thick in places.



Then the black plastic





with nice surface detail.



Clear instructions:



And then we start off by spraying the cockpit in grey and adding 10 decals:



Fit that into the fuselage halve and glue the whole front end together. Again, fantastic fit.



This one will be wheels-up, so all the wheelbays were closed up. Again, excellent fit.



And before I realize, we've arrived at this point:



Time for a little masking!







And then, the first noticable seam:





And by the end of the day, this is where we stand:





Tomorrow, a primer coat to see if there's parts that need fixing.

Meanwhile, I also put together the stand, one of the Bandai Action Bases designed for their Gundam kits.



And with the Phantom in place:





Until next time.


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