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Alistair Gauld
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Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1Black Mike

December 31, 2021 · in Aviation · · 18 · 1.4K

A nostalgia build for me as it took me back to my time in Leuchars Signal Box watching the comings and goings from the base.

Primed with Nato Black and Neutral Grey.
Painted with ColourCoats Night Bomber Black, Oxford Blue, Insignia Red, Tamiya Nato Black, Rubber Black, Flat Black, Flat White, Gun Metal, Smoke and a mix of Royal Light Grey and Black for Gull Grey.
Metallics Xtreme Metals Steel, Dark Aluminium, Pale Burnt Metal, Burnt Metal and Aluminium.
Citadel Nuln Oil and Seraphim Sepia washes
Finished with Windsor & Newton Satin Varnish

Thanks for looking,

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18 responses

  1. Beauty RAF F-4 Alistair.
    I think that Phantoms always look phabulous!

  2. Amazing looks, Alistair @alistairfgauld
    Unfortunately we didn't have Phantoms stationed here but did have some German or British ones visiting from time to time.

  3. Phrom a phormer Phantom phixer[F-4J's] it looks phantastic!

  4. Looks gorgeous, Alistair!
    We still phly Phantoms in Greece, it is a plane I love. We have them painted in the lovely Aegean Ghost camo.
    However, to me the British Phantom is the more aesthetically pleasing of all, your excellent build emphasizing that.
    Well done!

  5. Nice work Alastair and an impressive result.

  6. Another phantastic Phantom Alistair, nicely done.

  7. It definitely looks great in that colour scheme.

  8. You have me at "Phantom!" Great-looking scheme and model. Well done!

  9. Wow:

     Big Phantom Phan here too! Although I am a lover of the A-6 bomb truck. The F-4 got them to their targets. Great model and I love the dirty wings as well...
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