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shows you can achieve a lot with the metalizers and dont necessairily need alclad

 

:evil_laugh: Thanks! I have a real problem with being able to consistently apply Alclad. The cost against coverage is an obstacle as well.

 

Thanks Barry, one of my refs is really wrong. I thought it might be white but needed your expert reassurance.

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Fiddly bits and pieces and messes.

 

Got a little work done over the weekend and thought I would post up.

 

What a beast!

 

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Aileron bleed down

 

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Trumoy ALQ-71 pod. I think. The kit part is not close to what was used by these guys at that time.

 

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Shortened up the air conditioning intakes.

 

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There is a big mistake in this picture. Maybe more than one but only one I am aware of.

 

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The kit represents the Sidewinder rails as they were after June of 1967. Olds asked for an offset to the rail so that he could carry a full bomb and missile load at the same time. I had to remove the spar and attach the rail directly to the pylon. My understanding was that the 8th TFW converted all the Navy type inboard pylons by March of 1967, approximately. The centerline tank is from a Revell kit and the outboard pylon is from the other kit wing tank. It is in the process of being tweaked.

 

Fixed pylon.

 

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Not much else to report but I am plugging away on this thing. I hope to break out the paint gear soon, I need to invest in some SEA colors, by the quart!

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Good to see an update Matt.

It looks like it's starting to come together. :speak_cool:

Keep the updates coming!

 

I'm still build flaps but I did move on to the gear for a break.

Hope to post update this weekend.

 

Barry

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Hey Matt, she's loooking goood!Like Barry said, keep the updates coming. I haven't even touched mine, but did get my model Master Snake Eyes today........Harv :speak_cool:

Aren't they Awesome!

 

Barry

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Switching gears.

 

I have an airframe and decided to paint it. Just got the first stage done.

 

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The Colonel has decided to come down from his lofty perch and put in his two cents, "Matt, you know that preshading is a complete waste of time and paint!" Well Colonel, I did it for fun and because I knew you would not be happy with your plane looking like a zebra.

 

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My little collection of USAF air power circa 1967. I forget how big these things are!

 

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One of these days I will get back to the Thud. Maybe...

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Big Matt's paint shop.

 

Lots of paint on my hands and other places.

 

Medium green

 

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I like to apply one color at a time. It keeps the colors a bit truer.

 

Dark green. Still needs some work.

 

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Tan

 

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Big sucker

 

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I have played with the basic SEA FS colors from Model Master Acryl. The patterns have been laid out now and I will let it set for a bit before doing any shading or the tail code overspray. There will also be the wear and coroguard to contend with. The underside is the FS white originally spec'd by the Navy. That needs a bit of touch up as well. My "ghost" Singha Lion will be there too.

 

That's it for now.

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Really nice camo on the F-4 and will look nice when finished.Just wanted to ask that to my knowledge the underside should be light aircraft gray not white or was this F-4 different from the standard specs?

Dont forget to post finished photos I look forward to seeing it completed.

Great job!

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Matt,

 

As delivered the USAF Phantons were painted the same FS colors as the USN Phantoms.

Upper FS16440 (Light Gull Grey); Underside and upper surfaces of flight controls and rudder FS17875 (White).

 

Barry

 

Cunumdrum, thanks!

 

I thought the same thing but was confused by all my references. That is why I asked Barry, our resident Phantom expert. He was there, so he knows. :bow:

 

BTW, I was not happy with my medium green and dark green. Not right to my eye so I did a repaint late last night. I am much happier with my new colors so I will try to post this afternoon. Man, these SEA colors are tough to get right. :BANGHEAD2:

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She's looking good Matt.

I suspect the Col. will be quite please with her and you!

 

Barry

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Guest Peterpools

Matt

Looking awfully good. Nice touch with the old air brush. Sure looks smooth as silk.

Peter

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Cunumdrum, thanks!

 

I thought the same thing but was confused by all my references. That is why I asked Barry, our resident Phantom expert. He was there, so he knows. :bow:

 

BTW, I was not happy with my medium green and dark green. Not right to my eye so I did a repaint late last night. I am much happier with my new colors so I will try to post this afternoon. Man, these SEA colors are tough to get right. :BANGHEAD2:

 

 

Matt,

 

Barry said "as delivered" the jets were grey over white. Do you have references that state the white was left on the bottom when the SEA colors were painted on the upper surfaces? I had assumed that when they received SEA colors they painted the under side light grey. No?

 

Darren

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Thanks for checking in Peter! Glad you like her so far.

 

Darren, I have a few color pictures and it sure looks like white to me. I see your point and have no problem changing shades. I think I will defer to Barry and his experience on this one. Barry, what do you think? White or gray??? If white, would all the stenciling be present?

 

I changed the tone of the greens to a bit more "drabby". I think my medium green was a bit too "limey" and the dark green was a bit too blue.

 

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Sorry for the pic heavy post but the greens are freaking me out. The tan is just a base to start the fading, as are the greens.

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First, sorry I haven't posted here. Your build is just great!Looks well done. Cant wait for the weathering. Is it going to be a lot or fairly clean? I think all F-4's should be dirty.Second, never apologize for "too many pictures". No such thing, especially when they are well done like yours. Keep posting, I like!!......Harv :clap2:

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Thanks Harv. I don't think she's gonna be too dirty. I have some decent ref pics and the paint is in pretty good shape but I will fade it a bit. Got some work done on that and the coroguard on the inlets today after work. Also got the stabilators on. I finally get why people are so passionate about the Phantom. Having it on the bench in 1/32 is impressive, I can only imagine what it must be like in person.

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