Academy 1/48th F-4C
The first entry of the group build that Greg started a while back. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at my first attempt at completely PE-ing the cockpit. Some of you may have seen the completed assembly elsewhere on the site. Then the “bad things” began to happen. The method described for fitting the cockpit into the fuselage simply didn’t work and a lot of plastic surgery was required to complete the process (resulting in some loss of details). I muddled through and got this thing together sooner than expected. It didn’t turn out quite as well as I’d envisioned, but it is what it is.
The aircraft depicted was flown by Lt. Col. Robert Titus and his RIO Lt. Milan Zimmer and was featured in the “Dogfights” episode entitled ‘Gun Kills of Vietnam’.
The camo pattern isn’t an exact match as shown in the instructions color plate for that aircraft, but it’s the best I could do using my “rattle can” method of achieving a feathered edge paint pattern. The extensive selection of stores may – or may not – be added at a later date, depending on my frame of mind when dealing with plastic of late. 🙁
12 additional images. Click to enlarge.