F-4D ready for painting (almost)

Ah some more time to progress.

A few nights back I got some progress made.  I’m building with a young man about 22 years old who was one of my Eagle Scouts when I was scoutmaster of a fairly large troop.  Of the hundreds of young men I have known through scouting he’s the only one who shares my hobby.  He’s going to Colorado after the end of the summer so I’m trying to impart as many concepts as I can and hopefully send him into the world with a greater appreciation for modelling than a tube of glue and a box of styrene.  He’s building a 1/72 B-17 and I’ll try to get a few shots of it as he goes!

On top of the progress made earlier, I’ve primed the model for a last check for issues (and I have a few).  In my haste to get the primer on I realized that I didn’t sand the wing seams after gluing so I will have to go back and touch those up.  But she’s mostly ready for ADC gray.

I don’t know if I mentioned in a previous post but I built all of the Monogram 1/48 scale century series and the F-4 is really an extension of those (F-110).  I’ve been collecting the F-XX series jets 1/48 scale (F-84/86/89/95/96) to continue the line sometime after I get this one done.  Seem to have a passion for rescribing Monogram jets.

Here’s a couple of shots.  I use Alclad Primer now in most cases, with a shot of Mr. Surfacer 500 in some cases (but not on this kit).

prep for paint 1  prep for paint 2

prep for paint 3

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