****DONE: F-4N NK100 (CAG) of VMFA-323 "Death Rattlers", USS Coral Sea, 79/80

Discussion in '#6 The Cold War Projects' started by Catch22, May 5, 2010.

  1. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    #1 Catch22, May 5, 2010
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    User name: Catch22
    Name: Cory
    Category: 3, Beginner
    Kit: Hasegawa F-4B/N Phantom II
    Scale: 1/48
    Accessories: Eagle Strike Decals

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    This is my second entry into the Group Build! No real story behind this, other than that it was used to fly cover for the failed Operation Eagle Claw, the rescue of hostages in Iran, in 1980, however I won't be painting it like that. It will just look like a normal fleet aircraft would in the 1979/1980 period! I've heard nothing but good things about this kit, however this boxing of it has raised panel lines, which may cause problems when it comes to the seams.
     
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    Good one Cory! :thumbright: I was wondering when I was going to see a Phantom in this group build!
     
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    Great choice Cory!
     
  4. Airframes

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    Nice one Cory!
     
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    I've been trying to find decals to do these two birds in 1/48.....
     

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    Thanks guys, and Jan, those are some pretty cool schemes, like the first one!
     
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    Aaaahh.....the supersonic can opener. Always loved these two Coral Sea birds, can't get more colourful than this mate...
     
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    Here are some pictures of both the Phantom I'm doing and just some general VMFA-323 Phantoms:

    This is my Phantom, and it's a good thing I found this as the decals show it as not having the pod on the front of the tail, so I was going to remove it!

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    Nice pics Cory, and good find showing the pod too.
     
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    another great choice cory looking forward to this build a i have an F-4J in the stash!cheers
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    #12 Vic Balshaw, May 5, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2010
    Good choice Cory and yes it is a great kit, I've a couple sitting on my 56 Sqn line-up which I put together last year, all fittings were good and for an out of the box build, it's a great kit. I also have the VF-51 Screaming Eagle that Jan posted on shelf as well, again Hasegawa kit.
     
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    Be careful, Jan might try and steal it!
     
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    #15 Crimea_River, May 5, 2010
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    Nice one Cory. Jan, those profiles are gorgeous.
     
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    Nice choice Cory,the Phantom is one sexy bird 8)
    Cheers,
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    Nice Cory....looking to drop a Phantom into this build too!:D
     
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    Nice, I love the Phantom's I have one in my stash that I got for Christmas and I can't wait to build it. Seeing as how I'm not quite ready to build it I went out last night and bought a 1/144 Phantom to tide me over till I can get to it. :oops: I look forward to seeing what you do with yours.
     
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    :lol: Nothing wrong with that! Thanks!
     
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