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Old 07-26-2019, 07:17 AM   #1
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Not a lot of mention of this model on here so here are a few pics, the model is based on the CAD from the Airfix 1/72 kit release a couple of years ago, tis is the most accurate Spey F-4 available in kit form and it was designed using LIDAR scanning of the FGR.2 at Duxford. The Corgi model matches the Airfix exterior detail exactly though the construction has been simplified , no three different outer wings, extende, extended with open slats or folded and no extended flap or slat options or open aux intake doors or extended nose leg.

Where the model does fall down is the cockpit interior, it has been painted a pale grey, it should be Gull Grey ,lack of instruments and the cockpit coaming has been left in the pale grey not painted black.

I prised open the cockpit, repainted the interior and added Eduard etch instrument panels for the Hasegawa kit, not perfect but it works.

Photographed outdoors with the stand photoshopped out , no further digital editing.

I also took it to the Ulster Aviation Society collection to photograph the model with the real XT864 that has been returned to its 892 NAS "007" scheme.

IMG_7176 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_7263 by Tony Osborne, on Flickr

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Old 07-26-2019, 05:14 PM   #2
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Nice pictures, nice model. Interesting to see how much glossy the real XT864 looks ....
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Thanks for the pictures. Useful improvements. I wish Corgi's pilots were wearing oxygen masks.

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Museum paint job.
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a few pics of mine. glad we finally have a 1/48 diecast phantom!! sorry for large pics. forum image re-sizer is STILL up schit creek!!






















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a few pics of mine. glad we finally have a 1/48 diecast phantom!! sorry for large pics. forum image re-sizer is STILL up schit creek!!
Hmmm, resizing works perfectly for me.


I´m personally not collecting 48 scale, anyway must say this model looks really good in the flesh.




Can someone please explain me why is for manus technologically so f*cking impossible to make the triangle in the NLG torque link empty? Both in 72 scale, not speaking about 48 scale? It looks weird.





Both MLG look slightly skew. That´s from production or a wrong assembly?

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Very Nice pics!
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No comment on criticism of your very nice cockpit upgrade work, but I'm not exactly new to diecast or phantoms. And, had you just showed me the exterior photos of that phantom, I would have happily concluded that it was a 1/72 model. Based on your photos, the critics are right about the drop in quality from the 1/48 EE Lightning to this upscaled plastic 1/72 kit.
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Good to see your still around Tony and seemingly in reasonable health.
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Hmmm, resizing works perfectly for me.


I´m personally not collecting 48 scale, anyway must say this model looks really good in the flesh.




Can someone please explain me why is for manus technologically so f*cking impossible to make the triangle in the NLG torque link empty? Both in 72 scale, not speaking about 48 scale? It looks weird.





Both MLG look slightly skew. That´s from production or a wrong assembly?

It isn't filled in in HM's spooks- just looked at my Akansas Traveler.
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Loooooooooovely airy, loooooooooovely model. They don't make stunning looking aircraft like this anymore!
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