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Modelling the F-4 Phantom II

Modelling the F-4 Phantom II Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2004 Title Modelling the F-4 Phantom II
Author Geoff Coughlin & Neil Ashby Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2004 ISBN 1-84176-746-8
Format 82 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $17.95


I don't know if you spotted the first two books in Osprey's Modelling series that we reviewed over the last few months, but these titles are very nicely done! This new release is no exception.

The author is obviously a Phantom Phreak as his attention to detail is nothing less that a labor of love. The beauty of this book is the author teaches us how to achieve these same results with our own F-4s. The author is also rather agile in scale, as he presents how-to chapters for a 1/48 F-4G, 1/72 RF-4E, 1/48 FGR.2, 1/32 F-4J (UK), and a big and beautiful 1/32 Greek F-4E.

Not only does each chapter depict how to assemble and detail each particular Phantom variant, there are some nice tutorials on applying photo-etched parts, resin details and working with paints and decals. Whether you are a Phantom Phreak yourself or have an interest in the F-4 and improving your modeling skills, this will be an enjoyable addition to your library. Recommended!

My sincere thanks to Motorbooks International for this review sample!