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Tamiya 1/32 F-4J Phantom II Showtime 100

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Hello all,

 

This post has been a long time coming. I started this building back in 2016 and have been working on it sporadically ever since. I started with the Tamiya F-4J kit and got a little carried away with the aftermarket. There are flaws in the build that I am not happy with but visually I think it turned out pretty well. Here is a list of included aftermarket.

 

Aires resin cockpit

Eduard exhaust nozzles, TERs, and AIM-7 Sparrows

Zactoman AIM-9 sidewinders

Rhino seamless intakes. 

Video Aviation Rockeye cluster bombs 

 

Hope you enjoy the pics.

 

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5 hours ago, themongoose said:

Sure looks great to me. Nice job on the overall grey, very smooth. Unique loadout too, haven’t seen that one before!

Thank you very much. For the load out I went as historically accurate as I could. I did my best to replicate the load out from Cunningham and Driscoll's May 10th 1972 mission where they shot down 3 Migs. After several sources I was able to devise that they were carrying 4 Sidewinders on the inboard pylons with four Rockeye cluster bombs on TERs below them. There was some discrepancy on whether they carried 2 or 4 Sparrows but the best sources I could find said 2 in the rear pockets. I have seen it written that they had empty outboard bomb pylons on but the only ones I could find were attached to drop tanks and the only drop tank they carried was the center line. The outboard pylons look detachable in reference photos so I took some artistic license and left them off all together. 

 

Thanks for all the great comments guys!

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Nice build Aircav.

 

I build Showtime 112, the mount of Cunningham’s first two kills, a while ago and also could not find outboard pylons. I later found they are only included in the Marines boxing on Sprue K.

 

Nick

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3 minutes ago, Cheetah11 said:

I later found they are only included in the Marines boxing on Sprue K.

Wonder why just the Marines boxing. Oh well, not going to buy and add them now.

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Out of curiosity, any resin aftermarket pylons available? A number of Phantoms photographed with the outboard pylons fitted, but nothing attached.

 

Mark Proulx

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15 minutes ago, Mark P said:

Out of curiosity, any resin aftermarket pylons available? A number of Phantoms photographed with the outboard pylons fitted, but nothing attached.

 

Mark Proulx

I could not find any when I looked. 

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Looks like KMC (likely OOP) and GT Resins. I know this won't change your build but the information might be helpful in the future for you and others. 

 

Mark Proulx

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If you are a bit into scratch building the tank pylon can be used with a 3 mm extension at the bottom.

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