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Offline ed s

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Phantom Junior
« on: February 02, 2019, 11:50:14 AM »
I'm going to give this a go. I have to finish my "Everyday Objects" model before I can spend much time on this one.

I'm starting with the PM Model 1/96 F-4E Phantom II. It will become a 1/72 single engine, light weight fighter. The difference in scale makes this about 3/4 the size of a regular F-4.


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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 01:05:37 PM »
All right already !

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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 01:25:05 PM »
Single seat too? Iíll be watching this one for sure!

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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 02:52:23 AM »
Like a low wing Folland Gnat?

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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 02:52:47 AM »
Fantastic ed and I couldn't think of a better way to get this GB going!

Will watch with interest,

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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 06:21:28 AM »
Like a low wing Folland Gnat?

Actually, the Freedom Fighter is closer. A Phantom is roughly 19 metres long - or 197.92 mm in 1/96. Northrop's F-5 is about 14 m long - or 194.44 mm in 1/72. Not bad  :smiley:
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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2019, 10:45:16 AM »
Fine scaleorama concept.  Progress to report ?

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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2019, 06:56:43 AM »
Very little progress. I've just started cutting up the aft fuselage to fit a single engine.

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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2019, 12:52:48 PM »
Making some progress. Here is the fuselage assembled. The brass tube will be faired into the modified aft fuselage. The exhaust fits perfectly in the brass tube. Don't recall where the engine nozzle is from, but it looks like an F-15 or F-16. The nozzle will actually be glued in after the a/c is finished and painted.


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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2019, 01:46:18 PM »
Very nice! Wish I had thought of that!

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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2019, 03:11:19 PM »
Sure,,, is taking form fine.   :smiley:

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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2019, 07:51:56 PM »
 :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2019, 12:18:16 AM »
Kind of taking the Phantom back to its Demon roots.
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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2019, 04:42:12 AM »
Now that's a brilliant mod!

My hat's off to you ed.

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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2019, 09:16:07 AM »
No, I haven't forgotten this one. Been busy and not much of it has been modeling. But I did finish PSR and put a coat of primer on the beast this evening. Here is how it's looking.






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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2019, 04:02:47 PM »
It's looking good! 8)


Has a Gripen vibe. ;)
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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2019, 04:20:15 AM »
That's looking very sharp indeed ed!

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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2019, 05:48:24 AM »
Yep, that is looking very cool  :smiley:
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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2019, 06:43:31 PM »
It's looking good! 8)


Has a Gripen vibe. ;)

Cannot but agree, definitely looking good

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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2019, 10:35:47 AM »
FINISHED.

The Curtiss-Avia CF.28, Akrop (Scorpion) of the Turkish AF on an anti-tank mission during one of the border clashes between the Ottoman and Mongolian Empires during the 1980's and 90's.

This is a 1/96 scale PM F-4E Phantom II converted to a 1/72 scale light weight fighter. The conversion included reshaping the aft fuselage to fit a single engine, adding canards and moving the wings aft, and adding a new single seat cockpit and canopy.









The difference in scales (1/96 to 1/72) makes the model about 3/4 the size of a Phantom. Here it is next to an F-4J.



And next to an F-16/






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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2019, 06:49:50 PM »
Looks amazing - well done!
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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2019, 09:15:34 PM »
Hard to believe that started out in the box as an F-4 Phantom.  Wicked looking results!  :smiley:
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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2019, 12:15:30 AM »
That's just killer, ed! Love the canards and cool camo!

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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2019, 04:16:01 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Phantom Junior
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2019, 04:35:11 AM »
Amazing transformation! And love the Turkish scheme and Ottoman vs Mongolian empires backstory  :smiley:
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