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Revell 1/32 F-4G Phantom II “Wild Weasel”

Suppressing enemy air defenses is a crucial, highly demanding, and highly dangerous mission. It amounts, tactically to a deadly game of hide and seek in which hidden SAM batteries try to down lurking aircraft before they themselves are destroyed. The F-4 Phantom II was one of the most potent ‘Wild Weasel’ aircraft of the last several decades. These aircraft played a key role in conflicts from Vietnam to Desert Storm. Kit features access ladder, choice of two windscreen styles, wide selection of missiles including AGM-78 Standard and AGM-45 Shrike.

Revell 1/32 F-4G Phantom II “Wild Weasel”

KIT HIGHLIGHTS
-Skill Level 3
-Length: 23-9/10″
-Height: 6-1/8″
-Wingspan: 14-1/2″
-Parts: 328
-Product Number: 85-5994
-Recessed panel lines
-Access ladder and choice of 2 windscreen styles
-AGM-78 Standard and AGM-45 Shrike
-ALQ-119
-AIM-9L Sidewinder
-AIM-7E Sparrow
-External Fuel Tanks
MARKING OPTIONS:
One decal sheet with markings for 2 versions:
-1) F-4G Boise Idaho ANG 190th FS F-4G 69-0298/WW Frameless
Windscreen Option
-2) F-4G 561st FS, Nellis AFB, NV F-4G AF69-7295
-MSRP: 54.95 USD

It has been a while since the last opened a box containing a 1/32 scale model kit of a large subject. This is the newest iteration of the F-4G Phantom II ‘Wild Weasel’ from Revell, from USA to be exact. With a stamp date of 1994 on one side of the fuselage halves, it is more than obvious that this tooling has standed out the test of time press after press during its different version cycles ever since. The 1/32 F-4G Phantom II from Revell has delicate receded rivets and panel lines. The panel lines and rivets for my *personal preference* are just a bit on the shallow side compared to the F-4J Phantom II from Tamiya. The good thing is that I don’t prime my models so that’s a coat less of media to get into those lines.

As always constructions starts by the cockpit and it doesn’t look that bad at all for the kit’s price point. I still have reference pictures of the F-4 Phantom II that I used when I built Tamiya’s F-4J and to me eyes it look that Revell nailed most of the cockpit components in their right places. The ejection seats will need some TLC or for the after market afflicted, you might want to order a pair from Eduard Brassin.

The gear housing is there for our little viewing pleasure, but the kit has no duct intakes so you might want to check for after market options or add covers to block the view -or the lack of-. On the exhaust side, the, the kit is a bit scarce especially because the afterburner cans are not that deep. The wheel wells look good to me but could benefit from some scratch building wiring which in this scale, is not something hard to do. The decal sheet looks very well printed with very overall solid colors including stencils.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

In a nutshell,
The 1/32 Revell F-4G does look like a very nice kit to be built out of the box. Especially for those wanting to venture into a larger scale without having to sell a kidney on the black market. To take this model kit to the next level, you the model builder will have to invest a few more dollars. This is pretty much the norm nowadays. My previous large scale Phantom II from Tamiya also required some after market details; So for the MSRP on the F-4G from Revell trust me, you can’t go wrong!

My Sincere thanks to Revell USA for the review sample.

George Collazo
George Collazo
George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.
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