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Found 43 results

  1. Zoukei Mura next Phantom will be 1/48 McDD F-4C/ D Phantom II Source: http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/381679/ V.P.
  2. At the IPMS/USA 2017 National Convention Zoukei Mura confirmed Source: https://www.cybermodeler.com/special/ipms_usa/ipmsusa2017.shtml V.P.
  3. Hi everybody; after a couple of propeller builds, here I am back to a jet, and in 1/72! A few words to introduce this project: almost one year ago, I started the build of a Hasegawa 1/72 F-4 J Phantom II, this one: It was my first serious venture in 1/72 scale, and was a lot of fun. I learnt a lot from all the people who followed that WIP, and one in particular is Gene K; former USAF F4 pilot, he has been very helpful both in terms of technical info on the AC and in terms of modelling tips. Long story short, we became friends an I offered him, as a sort of way to thank him for the great help and as a tribute to his career, to build a model of one of the F4-s he has actually flown. He suggested the subject of this build, and not only that: he has actually donated me the two kits I'll be using for this, plus a lot of extras. Basically, following Gene's guidance, I'm going to modify an F-4 J Hase kit to become an F-4C, with the addition of parts coming from the greatly detailed MONOGRAM kit and a few aftermarkets (and some scratch building, of course ). This thread is going to be co-hosted together with Gene, and we'll go into more details in the next few posts. For now, what I have is: a completely cleared workbench (that is something totally new for me ) the kits Hasegawa parts to be added/modified: Nose sensor Stabs Seamless intakes, Gene's patented method Monogram parts: Tanks, pilons, gunpod etc Speed brakes and arrest hook Cockpit (amazing detail for a 1/72 injected kit!!!) Pilots!! One half fuselage has already been "treated" by Gene prior to sending me the kits, as an example to follow. He has also noted indications on the kit plastic Aftermarkets: Specific decals Stencils; these have been donated by another friend, Silvano (Phantom61 here on BM) AC Profile and most important thing: Now Gene will go into more detail about the project and the aircraft. Enjoy! Ciao
  4. F-4 Phantom Outer Pylons (US Navy) 1:48 Hypersonic Models F-4 Phantom Outer Wing Pylons (US Navy) (HMR48028) This is a set of Navy type outer wing pylons designed to fit the Zoukei Mura Phantoms (J and S). The set comes with separate sway brace pins so the modeller can adapt them completely free to the specific store and correct outboard angle (in case of MER or TER installed). Conclusion One thing common to a lot of F-4 kits is that they expect the modeller to use the outer tanks, however many phantoms flew without these and MERs / TERs could be loaded as long as the weight limits were kept. This set remedies this omission. While designed for the ZM kit there is no reason they can not be used on other kits. Jeffrey's attention to detail is legendary, and it shows in every set he makes. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  5. Hello, After some time, I adhere to the next completed model. Kit from Eduard built without options.
  6. Tanmodel (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234967245-tanmodel-172-148-132-projects/) has started its research to produce a 1/32nd McDD F-4(E) Phantom II kit Source: https://www.facebook.com/tanmodel/photos/pb.288722731315995.-2207520000.1425047566./352291618292439/?type=1&theater V.P.
  7. The 1/48th McDD F-4B Phantom II announced by Academy (ref.12232) should be out for the third quarter of 2012. Source academy homepage: http://www.academy.c...i...&pCode=4918 V.P.
  8. Hasegawa's F-4s have been around for a while now, but I think they are still beautiful kits. I'm building mine with an Aires cockpit and exhaust set. I also have a Wolfpack nose correction set for the EJ variant. I'm still undecided on the color scheme. Tempted to finish it as a colorful 'Okinawa Phantom', but it might end up as a simple low viz bird. I really enjoyed working on the Aires pit. This is my first resin cokcpit set. Painted with Tamiya acrylics followed by an dark oil wash. Unfortunately most of this will be hidden once in place. Exhausts More to come (hopefully). Thanks for looking.
  9. I'm sure there are a few F-4 lovers out there. I have posted these elsewhere. ..... Martin
  10. Hi, There is a lot of knowledge about the Spey Phantom on this site, some of it from people who actually worked on them in service. I thought I would start this thread to pick people's brains and allow others to learn a bit too. To kick off I'm keen to learn more about dummy Sparrows... I have read that the Spey Phantoms carried dummy Sparrows in the forward bays: "...as fuel was used, in fact the F-4K/M became dangerously close to having a C of G problem in certain conditions" The thing is I cannot seem to find any pictures of early FG.1 with them, and frequently these aircraft in RN service have empty bays. Was it only really an issue later, or with the RAF preferring wing tanks. Was this partly off set by the FAA preference for the centre tank. Was this why the RN preferred the centre tank. (Did they even or is that another dubious fact?) I am having to collate info from various sources to jump to these scanty assumptions and if someone hands on would like to correct me I would be delighted. Not just from a modelling point of view (no Spey Phantom will ever have a C of G problem now sadly) but more to improve my knowledge of what is rapidly becoming my favourite aircraft. Thanks.
  11. F-4 Armaments Set 1:72 Eduard Brassin This set from the Brassin arm of Eduard seems to offer a one stop shop to tool out you 1/72 F-4 with missiles and dumb bombs. The set offers 4 Sidewinder AIM-9B, 4 Sparrow AIM-7E and 18 Mk.82 bombs. The sidewinders have the rear fins moulded on and the front ones as photo-etch. The Sparrows have the rear fins moulded on, with the front ones in resin. Both missiles have photo-etch exhaust parts. The bombs have three types of fuse each all in resin. The parts are all upto Eduard's usual standard, with crisp castings and should pose no problems. Full decals are provided for the missiles & bombs. Although for the F-4, many other aircraft carried these weapons. Conclusion This is a great weapons package from Eduard. These parts should enhance any F-4, or other kit you can think of. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  12. WUT? test build: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/blog/160511 parts: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10358199
  13. Cruise Missile Chase Mission

    In watching giemme's WIP of a 1/72 F-4C, I've been adding some info on the F-4, at least as I knew it in the 1980s. Sometimes I get carried away and can kill a thread with too much extraneous information, so this topic is to relate some info that giemme's thread has brought to the front of my little brain without dragging his thread way off course. The 6510th Test Wing at Edwards AFB maintained a relatively large fleet of F-4 variants for flight test support: RF-4Es for the USAF Test Pilot School curriculum, an F-4D used a a "Pacer" aircraft for pitot static calibration flights of other test aircraft, and a flight of F-4Es for the Cruise Missile safety chase mission. All of the F-4s were fair game for use as safety or photo chase missions against F-15s, F-16s, B-1s, etc. They were also used as radar targets for F-15s and F-16s, sometimes carrying electronic threat simulator pads such as ALQ-188 variants. Cruise missile chase was a rather unique mission... The Air Force Flight Test Center inherited a flight of early model F-4Es when the Thunderbirds gave up their Phantoms in favor of T-38s because of the 1970s oil "crisis". These aircraft had several modifications that would have to be removed to turn them over to operational units. It was just easier to turn them over to Air Force Systems Command, which was used to operating modified and odd-ball aircraft. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Phantomtoo/TestOps/66-0319%206512ts%2019840730%20cr_zpscgfnm7hu.jpg The long-range missions would consist of up to six F-4s and a KC-135 tanker. The first chase pair would meet the launch B-52 near the launch point (ALCM) or orbit the submarine launch point (SLCM) in the Pacific. The tanker and other chase aircraft would loiter at points along the intended missile path to the impact or recovery location. The F-4s would follow the missile as it went through its paces, when fuel would become low, they would radio for the next pair to rendezvous and pick up the chase, once the new pair were chasing the missile, the relieved pair would head for the tanker, this tag-team act would continue until the missile crashed, was "terminated", or impacted on the range target. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Phantomtoo/TestOps/66-0377ALCMchase.jpg Take-off http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Phantomtoo/TestOps/66-0377%206512ts%2019850528%2013_zpskskyo79i.jpg The upper wing surfaces were painted white to facilitate finding the team chasing the missile waiting to be relieved, since most of the chase was as low-level and the air refueling and loitering was done at around 25,000 ft. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Phantomtoo/TestOps/66-0377%20850518%206512ts%2018_zpshycxr9ro.jpg Note that the white extended below the wing leading edge. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Phantomtoo/TestOps/66-0289%206512ts%2019840831_zpsltx8heyq.jpg Note '289 sports a small grey deer silhouette on the splitter plate. Denotes a "kill" after hitting a deer on landing at Eglin AFB while on a cross country mission. For a while, the aircraft had the legend "DEER SLAYER" on the cannon fairing in two-inch high black letters. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Phantomtoo/TestOps/66-02896512ts84083106.jpg Over the mines near Boron CA http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Phantomtoo/TestOps/66-03298407286512ts.jpg Returning from Dugway http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Phantomtoo/TestOps/66-0289%206512ts%2019840831%2014_zps1j4xom5q.jpg Final approach in the lead http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Phantomtoo/TestOps/66-0289%206512ts%2019840831%2012_zpshopgrhsv.jpg Final approach on the wing after a training mission (no external tanks) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Phantomtoo/TestOps/66-0284%206512ts%20850124%2037_zpslrcbl2sb.jpg roll-out http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Phantomtoo/TestOps/66-0319%206512ts%2019850121%2023_zpslmbiqn83.jpg Sven
  14. Currently in progress after being rescued from the shelf of doom is a Tamiya F-4J. I bought the kit in around 2001 and it has been around a bit, started in Germany, then to Africa, then Borneo, back to Germany and now down under. The Black Box (now Avionix) pit was originally painted with enamels, but I was not happy with the finish, so it has been stripped back down and restarted using Gunze and oils. Currently I am finishing off some detailing work on it before it receives a gloss coat, a detail wash and then matt coat to complete. The intention is to finish it as either an F-4J or F-4S in one of the Heater-Ferris schemes.
  15. Rockin' Rhino upgrade set - For Eduard Kit 1:48 Eduard This two brass fret set is for the new kit from Eduard. The set contains Cockpit coamings, interior details for all wheel wells, inside faces of the gear doors, sissor links & brakes lines for the landing gear, end plates and inside sections for all canopies + mirrors, sparrow and side winder missile ends, fuel tank fillers, and bomb fuses. Recommended to bring an already excellent kit up a notch. Review sample courtesy of
  16. Source: http://www.academy.co.kr/6q/board_news_main.asp?pMenuId=BOARD00002&pCode=6225 For its home market Academy has just released a ROKAF F-4D version (ref. 12300) from its recent McDD F-4C Phantom II USAF Vietnam War. This boxing is already available at various Korean ebay sellers. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=1%2F48+F-4D+Academy&LH_PrefLoc=2 V.P.
  17. Hello! As a late christmas gift, let me introduce my finished F-4ETM. Actually its done for a while, but I had no time to shot some almost good pics and write this text, thanks for my exterminations examinations. Whatever... Some of them made with and without flashlight, I can not decide which tone is closer to the real.
  18. Goood evening ppl! My brand new project is this Turkish ETM Phantom. While I waiting for get the correct color for my Sparviero I started something different. As can be seen on the photo, I going to use the HDL's decal sheet. I was thinking about buying a resin cockpit and ome whatever but I guess that'll do for a good and quick joybuild. I want to build this one: My plan is to load it to the maximum. What is for sure is the two underwing droptanks and four AIM-9 on the underwing pylons and I am thinking about to put on the centerline frop tank and two or four Sparrows. Three drop tanks and eight AAMs imposing, isn't? As I see they useing the same drop tanks, that the Revell includes. Anyway the quality of the moulds remembers me to the old Heller and Kovozávody Prostějov kits... And so on. Flush everywhere. I dont know what happened to the Revell. Anyway fits well thanks God.
  19. Eduard is to rebox, as Limited Edition release, the Academy 1/48th McDD F-4B Phantom II as "Good Morning Da Nang" - ref.1186 - and as "Phantom Bicentennia" with Brassin resin adds on, HGW fabric seatbelts and Furball decals. Academy new 1/48th F-4C and F-4D will follow. Source: http://www.eduard.com/store/out/media/InfoEduard/archive/2014/info-eduard-2014-01EN.pdf Box art? Anyway Vietnam era VF-84 F-4B markings were different. See here: http://www.almansur.com/jollyrogers/phantombones Looks like a F-4B with VF-84 F-4J markings... V.P.
  20. Having recently built an Academy F-4EJ (same kit) I know the failings of this kit before I begin, this should make it easier to plan ahead and correct things before assembly. One of the major things I need to do it rescribe the entire kit as it has a mixture of raised and very lightly engraved lines. I havent decided which decals to use yet. I have the supplied Revell decals but I also have the spare decals from the Academy kit.
  21. Hi all. I like to go berserk this year and start a new GB every month or so in the attemp to finish more than a handful of kits with so-so success till now. Out of my three options (Sageburner; Raspberry Ripple and Alcock and Browne) I choose "Alcock and Browne" - mainly because the super simple one colour livery (the rest is decals) and the prominent Union Jack on the tail. Base kit is the Hasegawa F-4 in the Revell boxing with decals from CAM, Eduard interior, Quickboost seats, Two Mikes 150 Aero 1 tank (will be used as baggage pod), Red Roo Skyhawk 150 gal tanks and Alley Cat seamless intakes: Maybe I will add Aires exhaust nozzles which I have in my stash for another subject and maybe an Aires cockpit - but I fear this will involve too much work (time...) so I guess I will leave it with the Eduard set. Any comments/warnings/info/etc. welcome :-) Rene
  22. I'll be using the Academy kit but using the Japanese markings from a Revell kit.
  23. This is probably a long shot, but I'll give it a go..... After buying the Hasegawa F-4EJ for the two tone blue scheme, I found that the stencils included in the kit are black and won't show on top of the paint colour. The box art and all photos I can find show white stencils. Does anyone know if/where I can get a set of the correct colour? Thanks, Si.
  24. A quick OOB build. Hope you like it.
  25. Revell is currently displaying at the IPMS USA 2014 Convention a test shots from their future 1/32nd McDD F-4G Phantom II "Wild Weasel" kit - ref.85-5994. It is also reported that there's an option for the F-15 windscreen in that boxing. Source: https://www.facebook.com/cybermodeller?hc_location=timeline V.P.