Not much I can say about this one. This box was sitting on a shelf in my garage for a while. It's a "no glue, no paint" model from Academy that I got from a friend (who got it from another friend). No one was really interested in [...]
I've done the Tamiya B, the Meng -G, so I'll round this out with the Zoukei-Mura -D.
This Guard Phantom is a MiG killer, just not with the DC Air National Guard. 66-7661 bagged a MiG-17 and MiG-21 in Vietnam, and it belonged to the 555th [...]
Although it has some fit issues and 3 colors plastic part trees, Academy's Phantom is superior to the venerable Hasegawa kit. It boasts with nicely detailed surface texture and has the full armament arsenal of the F-4B variant.
In the end, [...]
Old Vietnam veteran from 435th Tactical Fighter Squadron (1966 - 1974) (Tail Code: FO), 8th Tactical Fighter Wing.
Tamiya released kit (60305) in 1995, so it's quite old (and huge in this scale). Kit was completed in year 2022.
Operation Eagle Claw was the code name given for the Iranian hostage rescue attempt. It is more commonly known as Desert One where the mission came apart in explosive and deadly fashion while costing the lives of eight American [...]
1/48 USN F-4 Phantom II
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Nikon D7500; Focus Stacking using Helicon Focus; Editing using LightRoom
Kit: Tamiya 121
This is another great kit from Tamiya. It isn’t perfect though and after [...]
TAMIYA 1/48 McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II
Item No: 61121
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Edwards AFB was originally established by Lt Colonel Hap Arnold in 1933 as the Muroc Bombing and Gunnery Range. Based on Muroc Dry Lake and described to be 'level as a billiard table', it became the ideal place for gunnery and [...]
Just a few photos from the build. I still have to make the whole loadout 😀
Academy's early Phantoms are very good kits and superior to the dated Hasegawa kits. In this kit I focused on the complex weathering patterns that characterized aircraft operating in the humid and dusty conditions of Vietnam. Due to the [...]