The F-4F version of the Phantom entered service with the German Air Force in 1974 with 185 aircraft used in the Interceptor and Fighter Bomber role. The combat effectiveness of this version was later upgraded with a conversion to the Hughes APG-[...]
After enjoying building Airfix's 1/72 DB Defiant, I was all set to tackle the F-4K. either my skill set is diminishing or maybe I should give it up. This build was a struggle for me almost all the way. It is a well engineered kit, great decals,[...]
Phantom 1:72 from Revell. I build this sexy lady some months ago and it was a really fun build. Hope you like it. :)
Second post on my imodeler account. I would like to thank everybody who commented my last post.
So this is a 1/72 phantom the kit is from hasegawa hope you will like it !
Double pun! NCAA Football today, AND today's update is a lot about the hard to fit nose of the Academy Phantoms! First, GO DUCKS BEAT THE HUSKIES. For those who need reference, maybe it's like England Playing France in the world cup, or somet[...]
In November 1966 dad landed at Cam Ranh Bay in S. Vietnam, with the 559th Tactical Fighter Squadron. When he departed in September of 1967 he had flown 241 missions for 401.6 combat hours, with 69 of those missions over N. Vietnam. I don't have [...]
The Beast. A brick with two big engines. A mig killer.
Eduard 1/48 Good evening Da nang edition. Actually Academy repack packed with Eduard goodies: rezin wheels,seats,engine nozzles and PE. A great pack all in all. Cockpit is a bit spartan, but[...]
While stationed at Bitburg, Germany with the 23rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, the unit transitioned from the F-105 to the F-4D. Dad was sent to Davis Monthan AFB, AZ to learn to fly the beast. He trained on the C-model from April to June, 1966, [...]
July of 1966, dad helped ferry a group of RF-4C's from Toul, France to Mountain Home, ID, in the company of their flying gas truck, a KC-135. That's him suiting up in the last couple of pics.
Ninkasi brewery in Eugene Oregon brews a very nice Oktoberfest, and that is this updates beer. Very much like the beers I drank when I visited Germany many years ago. The Academy Phantoms have been bashed many times for the fit of some parts a[...]