The 1/72 scale Academy F-4J Phantom II is a very nice kit. The only downer is the fact that the canopy is a one piece part. So if you wanna have an open canopy like me you have to do a nerve wrecking job; Canopy cutting. Or... score a donor multipart canopy from Fujimi which fits this kit very well. I tried to clean cut the canopy and it all went pretty well so I didn't have to use the donor canopy. The very nice decal set is from Galaxy Model.
1/72 Scale is a relatively small scale but jets in this scale are fine except for bang seats handles & canopy mirrors. These small parts are on the brink of what I can actually handle. After finishing these kind of parts I crave models in a larger scale like 1/48.
The paint-job was done using AK Real colors and an Iwata HP-C+ and Iwata HP-B+ airbrush. Weathering was done using AK panelliners, Mig washes, Tamiya Weathering Master and Cretacolor Marino water color pencils. A mix of blue & green of Liquitex acrylic inks was used to color the windshield.
Decals are from Galaxy Models and although they are a little bit thick they went on super smooth with Daco Products Decalsetting strong version.
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