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RidgeRunner

Does anyone fancy a Phantom?

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RidgeRunner    1,228

I'm sure there are a few F-4 lovers out there. I have posted these elsewhere. .....

 

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Martin

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RidgeRunner    1,228

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A couple more to add some colour....

 

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RidgeRunner    1,228

and could resist more ....

 

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From the top these are:

1. Springfield, Illinois - May 1982

2. Bergstrom AFB, Texas - October 1980

3. Springfield, Illinois - May 1982

4. Terre Haute, Indiana - May 1982

5.  Dallas NAS, Texas - October 1982

6.  Tyndall AFB - October 1980

7.  McGuire AFB, New Jersey - October 1981

 

Martin

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bootneck    2,070

Great photo's and thanks for sharing.  It is interesting to note that the camouflage, which looks to be the same pattern, is actually different on each aircraft.   This means that I would have to pick a particular airframe and get a full set of photo's for it if I wished to make a model of a camouflaged F-4.

 

Thanks again.

 

Mike

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RidgeRunner    1,228

Absolutely correct, Mike. This applies to all SEA camo USAF machines and aircraft of many other forces, not just F-4s. For example, I am working on a Honduran Super Mystere at the moment and this is certainly true, as was the Sabre I did before hat. The RAF is quite unusual in that it generally has identical patterns. I guess it is about ease of painting and not spending un-necessary time on replication when they come to painting these aircraft.

 

I'm glad you liked them. Martin

 

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RidgeRunner    1,228

Well, despite my pics I'd say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, mate. For me it is the F-104 followed very closely by a gaggle of others - F-105, F-84F, and others....

 

I'm glad you liked these and I made you smile :)

 

Martin 

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canberraman    524

Superb shots Martin of the Rhino in the days before low vis grey took over everything. Thanks for taking the time to scan and share.

 

Mark

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Duncan B    6,038

Great photos, thanks for posting.

With regards to RAF Phantoms, there were subtle differences in their DSG/DG patterns too, same applies to Hunters and I'm sure all the others that wore camo.

 

Duncan B

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Hook    370

Can't go wrong with a Spook! - thanks for posting.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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bentwaters81tfw    6,535
20 hours ago, bootneck said:

Great photo's and thanks for sharing.  It is interesting to note that the camouflage, which looks to be the same pattern, is actually different on each aircraft.   This means that I would have to pick a particular airframe and get a full set of photo's for it if I wished to make a model of a camouflaged F-4.

 

Thanks again.

 

Mike

 

19 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

Absolutely correct, Mike. This applies to all SEA camo USAF machines and aircraft of many other forces, not just F-4s. For example, I am working on a Honduran Super Mystere at the moment and this is certainly true, as was the Sabre I did before hat. The RAF is quite unusual in that it generally has identical patterns. I guess it is about ease of painting and not spending un-necessary time on replication when they come to painting these aircraft.

 

I'm glad you liked them. Martin

 

The T.O. 1.1.4 sets out a pattern, however it allows for variation. Each painter has his own style. They know their own, and others work. It's possible to line up a row of airframes, and know who painted which one from the variation.

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Dave Fleming    1,349
2 hours ago, Duncan B said:

Great photos, thanks for posting.

With regards to RAF Phantoms, there were subtle differences in their DSG/DG patterns too, same applies to Hunters and I'm sure all the others that wore camo.

 

Duncan B

 

Most apparent on Vulcans!

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RidgeRunner    1,228

They seem to have gone down well, so ......

 

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1. St. Louis, Missouri - May 1982

2. Cambrai, France - June 1986

3. Wattisham - date unknown

4. McConnell, Kansas - May 1982

5. Meridian, Mississippi - October 1980

 

Martin

 

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Gary West    799

Been a Phantom Phanatic Phorever, and one of my regrets is not going to either Lakenheath or Woodbridge when the Ds were there..... thankfully there are some awesome photos from their days there.

 

These pics are amazingly good, thanks for sharing

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F-32    1,889

Awesome work, that US Marines jet is particularly tasty

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RidgeRunner    1,228

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1. Tyndall AFB, Florida - October 1980

2. Montgomery, Alabama - May 1982

3. Dallas NAS, Texas - October 1980

 

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Hook    370

Another nice round of pics - thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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RidgeRunner    1,228

An odd one with white stencils ... and another at St.Louis....

 

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exdraken    2,670

Great photos, thanks for sharing!

I wa between 0 and 2 years old then...

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RidgeRunner    1,228

a couple more .....

 

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1. Terre Haute, Indiana - May 1982

2. Springfield, Illinois - May 1982

 

Martin

 

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RidgeRunner    1,228

one more. Not such a good image as it wasn't from Kodachrome...

 

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1. Luke AFB, Arizona - May 1979

 

Martin

 

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