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Douglas F4D Skyray

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2019 IN REVIEW-A Year and an end to a Decade

So after several attempts finally got it too post. So lets end 2019. It was rather an ambitious plan to build at least 12 models several in Group Builds others just to add variety and planned before any GB's. I was able to actually start[...]

A “Ford” I Like

We all run into those kits that for one reason or another turns into a challenge to complete and takes much longer than anticipated. Well this one turned out to be one of those for me. I won’t bore you with the details except to say that Walthe[...]

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray – Tamiya 1/72

Hi everybody, I'm Mattia from Rome, Italy, I want to start my experience on Imodeler.com with my little Ford ended last October, the aircraft is made in flight with a pilot from PJ production modified with a different helmet, then I used a base[...]

1/48 Tamiya F4D Skyray VF-74

First build for 2018. I would have had on e finished back in December of 2017 but it was scraped back to some major issues i had. This is OOB except for the Furball decals. Model finished with Tamiya paints and Mig washes . Hope you all enjoy :)[...]

Tamiya 1/48 F4D-1 Skyray

It's hard to believe this kit has now been out for 18 years. The Douglas F4D-1 Skyray was the first Navy fighter capable of that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight. It was the first carrier-based fighter to hold the world's absolute speed re[...]

Tamiya Douglas F4D-1 Skyray

This is my second Tamiya kit to finish and it was well-engineered and thoughtfully designed. I started this Skyray about three years ago, only to put it aside about half finished. I returned to it about a month ago and pronounced it finished l[...]

Tamiya 1/48 F4D-1 Skyray

The Douglas F4D-1 Skyray was the first Navy fighter capable of that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight. It was the first carrier-based fighter to hold the world's absolute speed record, and was the last fighter built by the Douglas Aircraft C[...]

Douglas F4D-1, Skyray, VF-141 during 1957

F4D-1's of VF-141 "Iron Angels" were aboard USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31 during the time I was aboard in 1957-58. They came aboard in June for a West Pac cruise. This was the first deployment of a West coast squadron equipped with F4D-1's. Durin[...]