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Robert Royes
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1/72 F-4J/ tribute, group build

August 13, 2016 · in Aviation · · 11 · 2.2K

This is Monograms F-4J, of VF-31 in 1976. I used aeromaster , homemade, and spare decals to represent the one I was assigned as plane captain . Standard load of missiles,and a blivet [used to carry the aircrew's luggage on cross country hops. The kit needed a lot of filler and was slightly warp around the cockpit.

The aircrew names are real - LT Robert Hutchison- Line Div. Division officer and LTJG Michael Collins, They were lost in The Med.when their crashed .Their names were not on this a/c, I don't know which one they were in when they were lost. Both are in the last photo, Don't look to long at the close-ups you'll see my gaffs, Thanks for looking

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  1. Nice job Robert! I was 11 in 1976 and built an Airfix F-4J in VF-31 markings. It was the centerpiece of my collection, maybe it was yours?

  2. excellent job Robert, these models with back stories are the most meaningful

  3. Nice job, Robert...gotta love those Phantoms, right?

  4. Good looking model Robert, nice tribute.

  5. yes sirree the canopy shut

  6. Nicely done Robert, especially being its in the gentleman's scale !

  7. Hello Robert,
    Monogram, always good, even in 2016.
    Job well done.

  8. Like it Robert! Very nice build and tribute. Always enjoyable to add personal dimension to a build project!

  9. Good job Robert, great tribute and looks like a fine bottle of "sauce" too.
    Cheers mate.

  10. Nice phantom Robert. And a nice bottle to go with it!

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