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Alistair Gauld
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Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 RAF Leuchars 1974

June 18, 2024 · in Aviation · · 24 · 188

The start of a bit of a marathon.

Primed with Neutral Grey

Painted with:
Colourcoats Dark Green, Dark Sea Grey and Dark Gull Grey.
Mr. Color Light Aircraft Grey.
Xtreme Metals Steel, Pale Burnt Metal, Burnt Metal and Jet Exhaust.
SMS Insignia White.
Tamiya Clear Red, Clear Green Nato Black, Rubber Black, a mix of Olive Drab and Metallic Grey for the seeker heads and Semi-Gloss Black.

Washes used:
Flory Dark Dirt
Citadel Nuln Oil
Abteilung 502 Smoke thinned with lighter fluid.
Finished with Windsor & Newton Galeria Satin Varnish

AM used:
Aerocraft Splitter Plates and Exhaust cans.
PE Cockpit detail set.

I found myself rather enjoying the stencilling sessions this time (I know I'm not quite all there) and it only took about 8 hours all in rather than the 10 1/2 on the FAA Phantom.

Anyway on with the pics including some family shots.
The harsh lighting of the photo booth shows some silvering on some of the stencils but these don't show up in natural light, so, I'm happy with that.
All in all I fairly chuffed with the finished item.

Thanks for looking,


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24 responses

  1. Nice work, Alistair. The metal sections look very convincing.

  2. A real gem, Alistair @alistairfgauld
    This Phantom looks great in RAF scheme.

  3. Very nice, I love the look of this era of British Phantoms
    Well done!

  4. Looks pretty sweet, Alistair. Who doesn’t love a phantom?

  5. Three very nice models, all to the same standard of quality. That's actually hard to achieve. I like them all.

  6. What beauties, Alistair @alistairfgauld. Fantastic paintjob, these Phantoms are beasts. My favorite is the camouflage scheme!

  7. Love the Phantom - excellent work on this (and the others)!

  8. Those look amazing!

  9. Excellent job and really great result, Alistair! I consider the British Phantom the most attractive of all the series and your excellent build does justice to those looks.
    Well done! πŸ’―

  10. Phantastic Phantom! Phabulous attention to detail. Airfix did a great job with this kit. I did the RN Phantom awhile back.

  11. Very nice work Alistair πŸ˜€
    They all look fantastic - I'm inspired now to do a F4E RAAF Phantom now from the Vietnam era.
    Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  12. Nice work Alistair!
    A superb trio of Phantoms.
    Great to see!

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