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F-4E by Hasegawa

centaur567

Well-known member



Included in the box was a True Details/Black Box resin cockpit, which is very detailed with lousy instructions. My exposure to resin has been very limited. Need to cut off the instrument comming. BecarfullI!! Use ahorizontal cut or ulse too much will be removed. thought I would start this kit while the paint cures on the M1A2.
 

centaur567

Well-known member


Never heard of the "pig" label for the MIGHTY PHANTOM. I've always thought of it as a beast of an airplane.
Anyway, the cockpit top side molding is installed. The resin parts were doubled ad had to be sanded down quite a bit.
The crazy instructions had me using too many parts. They don't match well.I had to print up instructions from the True Details site and pick and choose the right part. Both are pretty crappy and vague. The detail of the parts are very nice. If someone needs cockpit top side parts PM me and I'll mail them to you. They are very small now that they are sanded down. Photo etch would have been better for this. Thanks Gary S. XXXXV XX XX
 

phantom II

Master at Arms


Never heard of the "pig" label for the MIGHTY PHANTOM. I've always thought of it as a beast of an airplane.
Anyway, the cockpit top side molding is installed. The resin parts were doubled ad had to be sanded down quite a bit.
The crazy instructions had me using too many parts. They don't match well.I had to print up instructions from the True Details site and pick and choose the right part. Both are pretty crappy and vague. The detail of the parts are very nice. If someone needs cockpit top side parts PM me and I'll mail them to you. They are very small now that they are sanded down. Photo etch would have been better for this. Thanks Gary S. XXXXV XX XX

Never heard it called a pig but we often referred to it as a Hog . It needed a lot of attention to keep it moving :bang head

Cheers, Christian B)
 

centaur567

Well-known member

Basic painting of the seats and cockpit. Seat curtain handles were cut off from kit parts. The seat center pull handle was made from florist wire. Next is a black wash and oil high lights. Then I'll pick out a few red buttons to paint.
Gary S. XXXXV XX XX
 

rob hart

Member
Nice detail work. Isn't trying to fit aftermarket cockpits into mainstream kit fuselages great character builders? :lol:
 

moon puppy

Administrator
Staff member
One of the guys on my load crew came off F4s and he always called it the Pig. Guess it stuck with me.

Lookin' good. :popcorn
 

centaur567

Well-known member

Instrument panels are done.


Wings on and gas tanks glued together. Now for the clean up. Gary S. XXXXV XX XX
 

Skinny_Mike

Well-known member
One of the guys on my load crew came off F4s and he always called it the Pig. Guess it stuck with me.

Lookin' good. :popcorn
I’ve always heard the F-4 called the Rhino or Double Ugly, but I’ve found that the aircrews and ground crews often had different names for jets depending on their independent “opinions” of the jets. :tomato

Anyways - looking good Gary! The Hasegawa kit was the gold standard for a while.

Mike
:good:
 

Skinny_Mike

Well-known member
One of the guys on my load crew came off F4s and he always called it the Pig. Guess it stuck with me.

Lookin' good. :popcorn
I’ve always heard the F-4 called the Rhino or Double Ugly, but I’ve found that the aircrews and ground crews often had different names for jets depending on their independent “opinions” of the jets. :tomato

Anyways - looking good Gary! The Hasegawa kit was the gold standard for a while.

Mike
:good:

I did a little research and pig was a nickname from the German Air Force! I’m guess that’s where it was picked up Bob. :idonno
 

Flyingbabydoc

Active member
Nice choice and nice Progress Gary. I have one Israeli Phantom that I Need to do for the 1973 CoF campaign so I will definitely watch your Progress.

Cheers

Alex
 

phantom II

Master at Arms
One of the guys on my load crew came off F4s and he always called it the Pig. Guess it stuck with me.

Lookin' good. :popcorn
I’ve always heard the F-4 called the Rhino or Double Ugly, but I’ve found that the aircrews and ground crews often had different names for jets depending on their independent “opinions” of the jets. :tomato

Anyways - looking good Gary! The Hasegawa kit was the gold standard for a while.

Mike
:good:

I did a little research and pig was a nickname from the German Air Force! I’m guess that’s where it was picked up Bob. :idonno

The Germans probably heard if from American crew chiefs . I personally loved them because they forever required fixing . The other specialist might of had their own idea about what to call them but I can tell you who always wound up getting them going . The Germans would have been more likely to call the Swine Hound .

But hey maybe you guys spent more time with them than myself .

Cheers, Christian B)
 

moon puppy

Administrator
Staff member
One of the guys on my load crew came off F4s and he always called it the Pig. Guess it stuck with me.

Lookin' good. :popcorn
I’ve always heard the F-4 called the Rhino or Double Ugly, but I’ve found that the aircrews and ground crews often had different names for jets depending on their independent “opinions” of the jets. :tomato

Anyways - looking good Gary! The Hasegawa kit was the gold standard for a while.

Mike
:good:

I did a little research and pig was a nickname from the German Air Force! I’m guess that’s where it was picked up Bob. :idonno

That's cool, the guy I picked it up from had been in Germany, don't recall what base, it was 1983.... :eek:ldguy
 

phantom II

Master at Arms
One of the guys on my load crew came off F4s and he always called it the Pig. Guess it stuck with me.

Lookin' good. :popcorn
I’ve always heard the F-4 called the Rhino or Double Ugly, but I’ve found that the aircrews and ground crews often had different names for jets depending on their independent “opinions” of the jets. :tomato

Anyways - looking good Gary! The Hasegawa kit was the gold standard for a while.

Mike
:good:

Guess I must just be stupid :idonno Did it ever occur to you that they might have picked it up from us .....After all we were training the Germans at , NM .

And by the way , I spent seven years in Germany with Phantoms .

You guys are unbelievable :smack


I did a little research and pig was a nickname from the German Air Force! I’m guess that’s where it was picked up Bob. :idonno

That's cool, the guy I picked it up from had been in Germany, don't recall what base, it was 1983.... :eek:ldguy
 

centaur567

Well-known member
Must be a generational thing. Those us us who grew up in the 50's and 60's had a different perspective of the Phantom. I first saw it in 1958 in a Steve Canyon Sunday comic strip. I was 8 yrs. old and very impressed. The difficulty with the resin cockpit is really holding me back. Now that I finishes the Stug III, it's back to work on the MIGHTY PHANTOM. Gary S. XXXXV XX XX
 

centaur567

Well-known member
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Painted the belly of the beast.
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Testors Dark Tan was next. Now for more masking. I'm lifting up the edge of the tape to get a softer hard line. Gary S. XXXXV XX XX
 
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