1/48 scale EF-4C Phantom
February 10, 2014 in Aviation
Here is my Monogram F-4C, converted to an EF-4C using TwoBobs decals and some scratch-built parts.
Before there was the F-4G dedicated Wild Weasel platform, the USAF modified some existing C model airframes by adding various sensors and antennas. The aircraft deployed to Vietnam and based on that experience, the F-4G came about.
I started with Revell/Monogram’s 1/48 scale F-4C kit and scratch built the antennas on the nose, intakes and parachute housing, as well as building the strike camera located in the forward left Sparrow well by starting with the little strike camera that came with the kit, then adding sheet plastic around it and cutting and filing to shape.
As for the rest of the build, I knew what to expect out of this kit and I STILL fell for the booby traps, but I won’t point them out unless you are building this same kit and want to know what to watch out for. With a little effort and warning, this can still build up into a decent looking kit!
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