The gentleman who manages the Asian Air Arms special interest group sent me the following email and the photos that accompany this post, asking for help getting the word out about this resource for Phantom modelers. As a phellow Phantom phanati[...]
Finally finished another of my Phantom builds. I used a set of dry transfers for the stenciling and panel numbers (at least 50 hours of effort - details in the build thread). Don't know that I want to do that again! Added some pilots and some [...]
An annoying start followed by a pleasant build for the most part, I’m happy to say that this was an enjoyable project. The kit is built as XV466 ‘D’ Desperation while assigned to 1435 flight at RAF Mount Pleasant[...]
I’m on a bit of a roll with Phantoms at the moment so here’s my second one for 2020 and fourth completion for the year so far.
This is the 1/72 Hasegawa F-4EJ Phantom built as 69-0307 while it served with 1 and 6 squadrons during its t[...]
Hasegawa 1/48, build straight from the box with DXM Decals.
The Phantom bug possessed me again. I found an old microscale Phantom sheet 72-66 that looked well preserved, but it wasn't easy to find a reasonably priced [for me] "B" bird. I could have just use a C/D and forget the that the B has the thin wi[...]
VF-84 Jolly Rogers during their 1965 VN tour. Backdated to an early bird, no ECM antennas and un-slotted stabilators. Several details from scratch but I also used photoetched sets, resin weapons, TERs, wheels, afterburner cans, ejection seats an[...]
Here goes my last project, entering the "phabulous" Phantom World. I've chosen the Academy kit because I've read some good reviews about it. But, I must say it wasn't a flawless building. I've encountered a few issues like a step betwee[...]
The Navy converted a number of F-4N's into drones, Utilizing them not just as targets but also to test new equipment and weapons. Capable to fly with a pilot or NOLO, no live operator. At the end of it's useful life, about 5,000 hours it would t[...]
Here's the first finished model in my F-4 long-term project. I used the Italeri F-4 E/F/G kit, as it has been recommended as one of the better kits for depicting the wing slats and slotted stabs of later-variant E's.
The Turkish [...]