The saga of 63-7544, F-4C, 1/72 Revell/Monogram.
F-4C-19-MC BuAer No. 63-7544, roughly the 141st F-4C manufactured, originally delivered In the gray/white scheme and with the Navy style inboard pylons. Apparently it had a short life, part of the 8TFW, and the 480th TFW, 366TFW. where it was lost in December 1966 either to enemy fire or friendly fire near Danang S.V. [according to Forgotten jets site]. I originally posted the photo of it in flight as a teaser for the upside down national insignia. I didn’t know it’s history then.
The kit is a 1990’s Revell issue of the Monogram kit. The molds were showing their age by then, the clear parts being some what deformed. The kit is actually the F-4J, so I added an IR sensor to the nose ,and used the proper exhaust cans from spares. I also botched together the serial numbers for the tail. Seeing that this was an early camo job, painting over the gray/ white scheme after a first coat on the bottom, I applied the large insignia and then over sprayed with white. trying to replicate the in flight photo, finishing it off with the upside down insignia.
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