Profile Photo
Allan J Withers
190 articles

McDonnell Douglas F 4J Phantom 2, Blue Angels, US Navy Pensacola NAS Florida 1972.

, my second F4, third , their twelfth, I separated the hook, modified the canopies for a better fit and added some Aeroclub MB5 seats, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels with Future over the kit decals, the decal around behind the canopy was too big to fit so I split it down the middle and patched it up with paint. This aircraft was flown by Lt Larry Watters who was killed when it crashed during training from NAF El Centro on 14-02-1972.

Reader reactions:
6ย  Awesome

6 additional images. Click to enlarge.

30 responses

  1. Great looking scheme, Allan. Excellent detail in this scale.

  2. ๐Ÿ™‚ ... Greetings ... ๐Ÿ™‚ :
    That is how I remember the BLUE ANGELS, in their F-4J's.
    Very nice work Allan, the glossy shine and clean finish really stand out.

  3. Beautifully finished, the paint "Blue Angel" Blue ? It appears a tad darker than what I'd thought it'd be (could be the camera/lighting, I suppose). I like it, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Very neat work, Allan, that's a very eye-catching colour scheme.

  5. Beautiful workmanship


  6. Nice work Allan, very shiny and clean bird.
    Well done sir.

  7. Nice work. there's a movie about the Blues in Phantoms on a tour they made of South America, and it includes footage of a crash - I don't think it's this one, because it was the "slot" man when they looped too low and he didn't make the pullout. That was the event that (sensibly) put them in Skyhawks, a much better airshow performer.

  8. Real nice ! I've seen them in their A-4's and Hornets, wish I had seen them in the Phantom..

  9. Nice! I saw the Phantoms as Thunderbirds but never as Angels. Listening to my dad describe what it was like to move a Phantom around the sky, it always amazed me that they ever used the Rhino for a display platform! Nimble Skyhawks make more sense - of course I don't know what the air force had there for awhile that could have been called "nimble!"

  10. Nice work. I have built a couple my self. Next to the red, white and blue of the Thunderbirds, the phantom looks almost as good in Blue Angel Blue;

  11. Absolutely STUNNING. Well done!

  12. I like this style deep blue Angel scheme on Phantom. Nice glossy finishing. I wish I had seen Blue Angels with Phantoms. Fine style model.

  13. Beautiful build, well done

  14. What a great model! Well done!

  15. And a pic' of the under side !

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

Leave a Reply