F-4 Phantom from my earlier days

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    #1 Crimea_River, Apr 2, 2010
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    Discussions on the Cold War GB thread got me inspired to invade my crawlspace where there languished for many years a dusty old box containing probably the best model I made when I was in my early twenties 25 to 30 years ago. Most of my models from that era were chucked when I moved house from Toronto to Calgary in 1994 but I decided that this one to be a keeper.

    The kit is a 1/48 F-4 I think by Revell. The only casualty suffered from the move and many years in storage appears to be the second nose wheel, whihc must not have made into the box. One main gear leg had broken off and the open canopies had separated from the frames.

    The model was brush painted using, if I recall correctly, Humbrol paints. The ejection seats were almost entirely scratch built. Hope you like these pics and thanks for looking in.
     

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    Very nice!
     
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    Thats amazing!
     
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    Very nice Andy. Those two red stars next to the air intake, are they kill markings? Black&white stripes also look interesting. I wasn't aware of that kind of tactical markings been used on the Phantom. Then again, must admit I'm not very familiar with American jets of Cold War era.
     
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    Thanks everyone.

    Igor, the stars are indeed kill markings. The aircraft is as it appeared at Luke AFB in Arizona and the stripes are for high visibility used in training missions. i doubt they would not have been used in combat. Here's a pic of the same a/c without the stripes.
     

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    Very cool. I love the phantom. Nicely done. :thumbleft:
     
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    Great Job Andy. Love the camo job especially. :)
     
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    Always had a soft spot for the Double Ugly, as we called them. I have many air-to-air refueling photos when I crewed a KC-135A. I've built this model too. I think I built it in 86 or 87 for a friend who was a crew chief on one. Nice work.
     
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    In particular I like the weathering on the model.
     
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    Exceptional work Andy!! The paint work is phenomenal!! :thumbright: :cool:
     
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    Thanks very much everyone. Glad you enjoy it. It was fun bringing it out of hibernation again.
     
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    Nice work Andy/ Looks more Hasegawa than Revell. I think I might have spare nose wheels if you want them, let me know.
     
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    Beauty Andy

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    like it, not sure it fits the D-Day stripes build rules though:lol:
     
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    Liking that a lot. For my money the Phantom is the most beautiful jet ever built.
     
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    Thanks all. Terry, thanks for the offer but I'm likely ot have one or two spares around. It's possible it was a hasegawa kit. It was too long ago to remember.
     
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