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This project started last winter as FGR.2 XV436 of No. 6 Squadron. Then I read Aircraft Artificer Lionel A. Smith's "Phantom at sea" from the book "Phantom from the cockpit". It was "hook-up" for the FG.1 and "bolter" for the FGR.2. Lionel Smith was sent ashore to NAS Roosevelt Roads (Puerto Rico) on June 1971 when XT861 was diverted to the island to make some repairs on the "Cab". His style impressed me at once and I started to build my first ever RN aircraft. I built the model using Aires seats, jet pipes, wheels and air scoops. A lot of scratch building was required because I made the keel
Ok so I am in with this 'obsolete' kit! However I like the idea of a simple job, which will join the growing group builds on my boys ceiling! Apparently she has been saved from the scrapheap when Leauchars was handed over to the Army. Have secured a canopy (thanks RS2MAN) and a Modeldecal 101 set. Not sure on the stores yet (missiles or not) - will be built as flying in good nick with a bit of weathering at the smokey end....