Black Box 1/48 RF-4 Phantom II cockpit set




$26.00 MSRP ($17.75 at North American Hobbies )


Hasegawa 1/48 F-4C


Scott Van Aken

"What! Not another frigging Phantom set. Besides there isn't a kit for it!!"  Well, yes and no.

No, there isn't a Hasegawa 1/48 RF-4 kit, and I've always found that to be odd as they do a very nice one in 1/72 However, in 1/48 there is a Testors version floating around out there that could definitely stand for a new interior. I'm sure that some minor adjustments could be made to have this one fit.

Yes, there will be a resin nose to complement this one so that you can graft it onto your Hasegawa F-4C and have a proper RF-4. Much of this is exactly the same as you'd find in the F-4C set. The major differences are the instrument panels and a few boxes that are peculiar to the RF-4C version.

All of the items are well molded and should prove to be no more difficult to use than any other Black Box set. Now, bring on the recce nose and hope that there will be some new release decals for it!

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