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Rick Schad
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1/32 Scale Tamiya F-4 Phantom II VMFAT-101 SharpShooters

May 8, 2023 · in Aviation · · 22 · 0.7K

Hello again!

Here is my latest build for a former F-4 pilot and member of VMFAT-101. This kit is the scale kit. From what I can tell this is an older kit, but still a fairly straight forward. Added a real aluminum exhaust area and tail section, scratch built details for the ejection seats.
Build time: 175 hours, 3 weeks

Fun build! Now on to a Tamiya motorcycle for a customer.

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22 responses

  1. Speechless, Rick @rickschad
    The overall finish is already perfect but the aluminum tail section and work on the ejection seat is a work of art.
    Well done.

  2. Thanks John! I like taking things a little further 😀

  3. Cracking build Rick. Bet you have one happy customer waiting for this one 👍

  4. Looks great, Rick!

  5. Beautiful work!

  6. Phanrastic Phantom build! The ejection seat detail is phenomenal!

  7. That’s sharp, Rick!

  8. Thanks John!

  9. 0_0 amazing !

  10. Fantastic job, Rick! Extreme attention to every detail!

  11. Nice work on this oldish Tamiya kit, nice subtle weathering makes it look smart but not immaculate. Looking forward to seeing the motorbike.

  12. Thanks George! I will be posting the bike next! Stay tuned!

  13. Excellent build! I just bought another 8 Phantoms (ebay lot), so I'm definitely a fan of the Rhino, and this is a good-looking one!

  14. You must be serious Phantom fan! Thanks so much!

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