by Tommy H. Thomason

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Kitty Hawk 1/48 F2H-2/2P Banshee Correction

Unfortunately, the Kitty Hawk 1/48 kit of the F2H-2 Banshee had some significant shape and other errors. See https://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2016/09/kitty-hawk-148-f2h-22p-banshee.html

Rieth Creations is in the process of releasing a correction set for the more egregious errors. See https://www.riethcreations.com/f2h-2-banshee-correstion


Also see Michael's recommendation for properly mounting the tip tanks:

https://www.riethcreations.com/single-post/2018/09/15/Michaels-Model-Building-Tips-1

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

McDonnell F4H-1F/F-4A Phantom II

My next monograph is at the printer and is projected to be shipping to direct purchasers and distributors in mid-December. For more, see https://thanlont.blogspot.com/2018/11/birth-of-legend-mcdonnell-f4h-1-phantom.html

I recommend that you order directly from Steve Ginter (his margin will be significantly greater than from sales to distributors, enabling him to continue to publish monographs on esoteric subjects that the big publishers won't consider): http://www.ginterbooks.com/NAVAL/NF108.htm

This new monograph details the configuration of each of the first 47 Phantom IIs. As is customary for Ginter monographs, it includes a model kit section. These have only been a few for the early Phantom IIs and most are out of production. By happy coincidence, a new 1/48th conversion from Brigade for the first Phantom II, BuNo 142259, will be available from Hannants shortly. See https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/BKC48003


While the conversion parts and decals are for the first F4H-1, it provides the basis for the remainder of the first 47 Phantom IIs and the Cutting Edge decal sheet for the development F4Hs is still available. See http://fineartofdecals.com/goodies/great-decal-sets-from-my-resin-kits/