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Christina Swank
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Monogram's 1/48 F-4 Phantom

February 6, 2019 · in Aviation · · 30 · 3.2K

Another old build, the Phantastic . This was a straight out of the box build, aside from some aftermarket decals. Paints used were all Model Master enamels, aside from the white, that is Tamiya acrylic. The Phantom is one of my favorite fighter aircraft. Just the look of it is intimidating.

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  1. Great job - one of my favorites, too. Monogram makes a good kit for the money.

  2. Nice Phantom - I especially like the load out you chose to install. Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

  3. Phabulous Phantom, nice wrap around paint scheme. I'm also partial to the F-4, being an ex Phantom phixer.

  4. Gotta love monogram's phantom, you did a superb job!

  5. Nicely done Christina, looks like that old Monogram kit has held up rather well.

  6. Yeah, Phantoms prove pretty much anything can fly with a powerful enough engine.

    Very nice work on yours.

    I have the old Monogram F-4J Naval Phantom kit I have yet to get to.

  7. Nice work on this old chestnut.

  8. Well done, Christina!

  9. ;

    🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Very nice and eye catching work Christina . Love that wrap around camouflage.
    Love the Phantom in all it's variants and schemes. Monogram kits are still a very good choice … your model is proof .

  10. cool - well done! - like the paint and exhaust soot.

  11. Hello Christina,
    Monogram always good. You did choose not the most easiest paint scheme, but you did finish it in a very orderly way. My compliments. Dirk

  12. great work and subject

  13. Very nice finish.

  14. Looks great! The Phantom holds the record for most kits in my stash... (yep-my favorite also - dad flew it in 'Nam).

  15. Great job of a beautiful plane. I’ve had a special place for the phantom since I was a teenager during the Vietnam war. My sister dated a guy who was a F-4 pilot. When he was stateside he was stationed about 100 miles from our house. We lived in a very rural area of the southern US and was surrounded on three sides with national forests. It was fairly common when training that the planes would be in our area. Anyway this guy would fly over our house so low you could read the markings on the underside of the aircraft. One time he went supersonic right after buzzing the house. The sonic boom busted windows in the house! My parents were p****d but to a 13 year old boy it was the coolest thing ever ?

    • Thank you! I'm sure that was an awesome thing to see. I would of loved to of seen that myself! I've been lucky and have had quite a few aircraft right over my head (F-15, F-22, F/A-18, B-52, C-130, B-17, C-47, F-16, C-5 and C-17's) All airshow arrivals last summer. I was just a kid when the F-4's were stationed nearby.

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