F4J Phantom II “Warlords”
June 15, 2015 in Aviation
This is Tamiya’s 1/32 F4J Phantom II (kit no.60306), in the VMFA 451 “Warlords” livery, one of three choices available in this boxing.
I used the Eduard self-adhesive interior set for controls and consoles, and their Brassin resin seats with accompanying photo-etch details, and I include here a photo of the seats prior to installation to show the great-looking result.
The final archive images are courtesy of fellow contributor, Jim Sullivan, who photographed the aircraft at Beaufort,SC, and who kindly made them available to me for use here.
Jim adds, “In 1976 there were a number of planes there that carried the bi-centennial markings. I always felt that VMFA-451 did the best job with their Phantoms and I have attached four shots for you which include two aircraft, 153776 and 155521. VMFA-312 also did a nice job with their F-4s.”
20 additional images. Click to enlarge