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1/72 F-4EJ Kai 8th FS Last Phantom

Platz Hobby 1/72 F-4EJ Kai 8th FS Last Phantom Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2009 Manufacturer Platz Hobby
Subject F-4EJ Kai Phantom II Scale 1/72
Set Number 72037 Pros Special 'Last Phantom' F-4EJ markings
Cons Skill Level Experienced
MSRP (Yen) ¥2200

First Look

Platz Hobby produces a wide range of kits, decals, and detail sets for the hobby market and wants to make their presence better known outside the Japanese market. You might want to take note as if this is an example of their work, you're going to want to procure some of these various products of interest.

1/72 F-4EJ Kai 8th FS Last Phantom 1/72 F-4EJ Kai 8th FS Last Phantom

In this release, we have a VERY thorough decal set for one F-4EJ Kai Phantom II from the 8th Sqn 'Black Panthers' commemorating their last operational Phantom's retirement.

The subject provided in this set:

  • F-4EJ, 37-8312, 8th Sqn 'Panthers', JASDF

In addition, the set provides an extensive set of stenciling, cockpit console and instrument panel decals, walkways, and distintive airframe markings. The printing is quite nicely done and in perfect register.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Platz Hobby, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to Platz Hobby for this review sample!