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Tamiya F-4E Hill Grey Phantom II

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#1 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 01:40 AM

Ok, I really shouldn't be starting this, what with everything else on my bench at the moment but I couldn't resist.

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Ignore the EJ bit on the box. It's the same inside as the regular USAF boxing but I've been able to get these for much cheaper for whatever reason.

I've got a bunch of AM and I'm planning to use Speedhunter decals and various paint masks for the markings.

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For underwing stores, while not 100% accurate, I'm planning to hang these underneath:

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Yup, three SUU-23A gun pods.

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Edited by BloorwestSiR, 05 July 2017 - 01:42 AM.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 01:59 AM

I love you Carl :)


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 04:30 AM

You can add a couple of more gun pods as this one went up with 5:

 

http://366th-tfw.net...s/P3344859a.jpg

 

just a one time mission for Wing Commander of the squadron in Vietnam.

 

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 06:51 AM

Nice

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:08 PM

I love you Carl :)


Thanks Martin!
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Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:10 PM

You can add a couple of more gun pods as this one went up with 5:

http://366th-tfw.net...s/P3344859a.jpg

just a one time mission for Wing Commander of the squadron in Vietnam.

Jari


Wow! Plus the one in the nose, I would not want to be down range of that one.
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Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:11 PM

Nice

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Thanks Mark!
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Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:13 PM

First step for me on any Tamiya F-4 build is removing the various BDR patches.

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Next up was the intake trunking so that the resin ones will fit.

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I forgot to post that I'll be using GT Resin for the outboard slated wings and burner cans.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:50 PM

Carl, you may find some useful info here:

 

http://aviationarchi...s-handbook.html

 

also there is this:

 

http://aviationarchi...ral-repair.html

 

some of those BDR patches are actually real panels that Tamiya went a bit too much on. From what i understand when panels were put back on a sealant was applied making the panel not as flush as it should be. The second link has the proper repair procedures for the Phantom.

 

Jari


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Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:08 AM

Carl, you may find some useful info here:

http://aviationarchi...s-handbook.html

also there is this:

http://aviationarchi...ral-repair.html

some of those BDR patches are actually real panels that Tamiya went a bit too much on. From what i understand when panels were put back on a sealant was applied making the panel not as flush as it should be. The second link has the proper repair procedures for the Phantom.

Jari


Thanks Jari! I knew that not all of them are BDR panels and will be engraving them back in accordingly. I've got Jake Melampy's book for reference.

Carl
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Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:23 AM

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Here is the 71-1073 before the grey camouflage scheme kicked in. 

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and here before the Euro scheme kicked in :)

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Edited by Martinnfb, 06 July 2017 - 01:24 AM.

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:30 AM

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:51 AM

I've got a picture of an F-4 with 5 SUU-23 gunpods hung off it. One on each hardpoint. Another photo taken at Danang shows an F-4 with bombs hung on the inboard wing pylons an and SUU-23 on each of the outer hard points.


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Posted 06 July 2017 - 02:29 AM

So many different schemes the Phantom wore, the Hill scheme was very attractive. That's a big chisel to remove the BDR plates....

 

Don


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Posted 06 July 2017 - 03:59 AM

71-1073DSC_0443sm.jpg
Here is the 71-1073 before the grey camouflage scheme kicked in.
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and here before the Euro scheme kicked in :)
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You always find some interesting and great pics Martin.

I'm planning to finish my G in the Euro One scheme, then a hard wing E in SEA. The last E kit will probably be in the 5000th scheme.
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