Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Lord Riot

Phantom FG1, XV586/J, No. 43 Sqn, RAF Leuchars, 1983

Recommended Posts

Phantom FG1 XV586 was delivered to the Fleet Air Arm in June 1969, serving with 892 NAS aboard Ark Royal until its transfer to the RAF in December 1978. It flew with the famous 'Fighting Cocks' throughout its RAF service, being repainted in light grey in March 1986 following repairs after the nosewheel collapsed.

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

Built mostly oob, although I used Hypersonic slotted tailplanes from 48ers.com and Xtradecals for the 43 Sqn checks and tail badge. Also massive thanks to @iainpeden for donating the serial numbers!

 

I like this Revell kit, it makes a nice Phantom. I'll probably attempt another grey one at some point, possibly an XT serialled 29 Sqn jet. It's tempting to have about ten!

 

All comments welcome ...

 

 

Edited by Lord Riot

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brilliant job. Always loved that scheme on RAF Phantoms. 

Somehow just look properly "RAF-ey" if you follow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Lord Riot said:

 I'll probably attempt another grey one at some point, possibly an XT serialled 29 Sqn jet. It's tempting to have about ten!

 

All comments welcome ...

 

 

The XT-serialled FGR. 2s were fitted for, but not always with, dual controls so there are differences in the rear cockpit: I’ve an idea that someone ( @canberra kid?) posted illustrations from the aircraft manuals depicting these, but it was some time (year’s?) ago.

 

You’ve done a super job on this kit; I particularly like that it’s not been weathered like a fire-dump refugee and is a reminder of the times when we had an Air Force that had the time, manpower and money to keep its kit looking presentable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember seeing this aircraft at Leuchars many times.  This colour scheme is just 'right' on the Phantom; much more interesting that the plain grey.  Excellent job, very nice.

Graeme

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the comments and likes gents! If anyone buys those slotted tailplanes take great care cutting them off their resin sprue, the leading edges are so delicate! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice Phantom.

I like them in this early colors and markings. Well done

Regards Djordje

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nicely done, really looks the part. You know out of your "10" you will need at least one RN version, they cant all be crabs! 😁

Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks Superb!!

 

Wonder whats next on the workbench for you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful representation of a beautiful aircraft. As per comments above, the phantom looks so good in grey/green. A proper job!

 

Terry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Superb 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/02/2020 at 13:40, moaning dolphin said:

Very nicely done, really looks the part. You know out of your "10" you will need at least one RN version, they cant all be crabs! 😁

Bob

 

Thanks Bob! I do have a 1/72 FAA one, if that counts? Not sure I could face another FG1 with having to fork out for tailplanes and surgically remove them from the resin sprue! 😂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/02/2020 at 13:42, Mikey-1980 said:

Looks Superb!!

 

Wonder whats next on the workbench for you?

 

Thanks Mikey! Well, it was a Tornado GR1 that I started while I waited for the tailplanes to come. It's almost done now, just need to decide on the squadron.

 

I'm tempted for a 1/48 Lightning F1 next ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

o0o0o00oo0o0o Cannot beat a Lightning.....Looking forward to seeing the Tornado being finished too.

 

Are their any other aircraft/air forces that wet the appetite?

 

Something a little different perhaps?

 

SAAB Draken perhaps?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be honest @Mikey-1980 I've got a few foreign ones in the stash; up soon there will definitely be a Lakenheath F-111 and Bentwaters A-10, and a Dutch F-16 all in 1/48. I'd like to get a German Starfighter and F-4 too at some point.

 

Then there's the three Taiwanese jets; two FCK-1s and a Mirage 2000, again all 1/48. My wife is Taiwanese so I bought them when we were over there. 

 

So much stash so little time! 😂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...