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Title: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: FAR148 on January 01, 2012, 02:51:03 pm
Well, the first time I saw Richard's Phantoms profiles (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,14124.msg204303.html#msg204303) I knew I wanted to build one. My F-4 will not look exactly like Richard's profile but the Paint scheme will be based on his profile. A buddy of mine at work give me a 1/48 Hasagawa F-4G, it will make a great start to this project. Here's Richard inspiring profile.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Gekko_1/Canada11.jpg)
 
Let's get started. My Buddy started the kit before giving it to me. He painted the cockpit tub and the two instrument panels. I found two resin seats in my stash, painted them up and did some
drybrushing...looks good to me. I'm not too happy with the detail behind the rear seaters instrument panel. I know on the real deal you can see the back side of the gauages and a bunch of wires. Well with my Chopper, I cut up some round stock for the gauges and superglued in place. Will add some wires later.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_2.jpg)

Next, Weapons!!!! Here's the result of one of my side projects, AGM-84L SLAM-shorty. It started life as a SLAM-ER from academy's F-15K and I cut her down to size and found some fins that look cool. Molded the master in RTV then I cased a bunch resin copies. My Phantom FGR.4 will have two of these bad girls.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_3.jpg)

And on center line, I'm putting this beast! It has the seeker head from again academy's SLAM-ER and the body scratchbuild. Inspired by
My ASM-4's (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/JASDF_F-E_wip_37.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_4.jpg)

Like Richard's profile, my FGR.4 will have a targeting pod. It will have a shorty targeting pod, very similar to the one for my JASDF Rafale. Also going to update the old missile rails with new
resin LAU-128 rails.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_5.jpg)

More resin goodies. Going to be replace the two inboard hardpoint with new resin ones from True Detail Pylon set(Great resin set Ex- KMC set and at a very nice price) The lumps and bumps to the right are homegrown resin copies from kinetic f-16I.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_6.jpg)

The centerline hardpoint is a shorten center pylon from Revell F-15E. Below is the section of the pylon that I removed.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_7.jpg)

Rhinos are mean! Here's my Rhinos teeth :wacko: 3 AIM-120's from kinetic and 2 AIM-9X's from Hasagawa.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_8.jpg)
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on January 01, 2012, 03:05:34 pm
Here's Aires beautiful Spey nozzles. Gave them a coat of MM Burnt Metal Buffing metalizer and a gloss coat to seal them.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_9.jpg)

Here you can see the new tail fairing that I scratchbuilt from stock styrene. It still got some work to done to it but it looks cool.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_10.jpg)

Typically when the F-4 is at rest, it's ailerons droop. With my razor saw I cut both of them out. Needless to say when I went to check the fit, both were a bit short. This is due to the razor saw and sanding. So I glue a piece of styrene to both ailerons and sanded them back to it's proper size and shape.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_11.jpg)

Like the Greek Rhinos, mine too will have updated avionics. Part of the avionics update is new IFF antenna or "bird slicer" added to the nose. With my Chopper, I cut up a bunch of bird slicer blanks. Once I glue them to the nose,  I will then sand them to shape.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_12.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_13.jpg)

Last but not least, drop tanks. I have always love the look of the F-4 with drop tanks on the wing. I wanted to add new tanks to her but still keep somewhat the look of the older drop tanks. Fortunately the kit's tanks sucks! Revell's Rafale kit comes with two sets of drop tanks, 1250 and 2000 liter tanks. I'll be using the 2000 liter tanks. The first thing I did was glue them both up and sanded off the raised detail. I then rescribed the panel lines with some graphic tape and the back side of a no#11 blade. For the pylons, I'm using True Detail's F-4 pylon set (again, a great little set). The set comes with some nice little sway braces for the center hardpoint. You only get 4 in the set and I need 8 ( 4 per pylon). So I mixed up the last of my RTV. Molded and casted another 4. I also added a small strip of styrene on the tank where the sway braces mount on. Next, I added a strip of styrene to the side of each tank to give it the look of the older tanks.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_14.jpg)

Now time to work on my RAAF RF-104!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/CAFF-4_15.jpg)

Until later,
Steven L  :party:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Cliffy B on January 01, 2012, 03:56:53 pm
Oh God, he's at it again!  ;D

*grabs popcorn and settles in*
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: bearmatt on January 01, 2012, 04:14:49 pm
Yeeehaaaa!
There he goes again  :party:
2012 starts very good, hehe

Question as for the bird slicers....
How (and with what kind) do you glue them, in order not to have it everywhere and to make them stay in place, even once you touch / sanding them to wanted shape?

bearmatt
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on January 01, 2012, 05:56:58 pm
Question as for the bird slicers....
How (and with what kind) do you glue them, in order not to have it everywhere and to make them stay in place, even once you touch / sanding them to wanted shape?

Thanks guys :thumbsup: 

Bearmatt,
About the Bird slicers shape, check out this quick sketch. I think after alittle sanding I can get them to look like this.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/birdslicers.jpg)

On to the tricky part, How did I glue them down and with what glue? Lets start with the glue, very very little gel super glue. Just to tick them into place. Once I got all of them in place, I went back over them with Ambroid Pro Weld. Once dry, there're not going anywhere. How did I glue them down?.... I use a brand new no#11 blade and very very lightly stuck it into the blank.  Just light enough so when the super touch the nose, I could gently remove it.

Hope that helps,
Steven L  :party:

Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: McColm on January 02, 2012, 12:24:13 am
Wow!! Your attention to detail is outstanding.
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: bearmatt on January 02, 2012, 03:16:32 am
Thanks Steven,

I guess I see what you mean..  :smiley: I proceed usually in the same way with delicate things like this.
Where I'm not that sure, is about the Ambroid pro weld? Don't know that kind of glue, but I assume that it must be similar to the green Tamiya Glue.
Does it work with capillary? You touch a spot at the base of the slicer and it spread all around it?
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Old Wombat on January 02, 2012, 05:12:07 am
Oh, my giddy aunt! :blink:


Why do the rest of us bother? :-\


Apart from because we enjoy modelling & being made to look like 3 year olds with "play-doh" by FAR148, I mean. ;)


Chair. Popcorn. Cider. I'm ready! ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on January 02, 2012, 10:51:22 am
Quote
Where I'm not that sure, is about the Ambroid pro weld? Don't know that kind of glue, but I assume that it must be similar to the green Tamiya Glue.
Does it work with capillary? You touch a spot at the base of the slicer and it spread all around it?

I have not used green Tamiya glue but it does sound very similar to Ambroid pro weld.

Steven L   :cheers:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Geoff on January 02, 2012, 11:49:26 am
Oh, my giddy aunt! :blink:


Why do the rest of us bother? :-\


Apart from because we enjoy modelling & being made to look like 3 year olds with "play-doh" by FAR148, I mean. ;)


Chair. Popcorn. Cider. I'm ready! ;D :thumbsup:

Sums it up - mines a beer.
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: McColm on January 03, 2012, 02:57:33 am
Gin and tonic please
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Cliffy B on January 03, 2012, 06:20:58 pm
Gin and tonic please

Make that two please  ;D

Color question, is that Hemp over some shade of Light Gray or are my eyes deceiving me?
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: kerick on January 03, 2012, 08:37:51 pm
Looks amazing, can't wait to see more!  Did you consider adding the IR sensor like on the CF-101?  Just my $0.02.
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Army of One on January 05, 2012, 01:37:05 am
Some great work there......loving it....load out is awesome....!!
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: ChernayaAkula on January 05, 2012, 09:14:32 am
Another masterpiece in the making!  :bow:

Lovin' the attention to detail (such as the sway braces), the modified weaponry and the Rafale tanks.
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Slerski on January 05, 2012, 09:31:59 am
Hum... Once again an high-level of modelling plane  :thumbsup: I love the idea of Rafale's fuel tanks
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on January 05, 2012, 04:00:51 pm
Thanks guys :thumbsup:

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Color question, is that Hemp over some shade of Light Gray or are my eyes deceiving me?
I too thought it was hemp over gray. I was so unsure about it, I contacted Gekko_1. He told me it was the following colors

FS 36622 Camouflage Gray
FS 30475 sand
FS 36495 Light Gray
http://www.colorserver.net/showcolor.asp?fs=36622%2C+30475%2C+36495

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Did you consider adding the IR sensor like on the CF-101?
That's a neat idea but I'm going for a modern  updating. Like What-if Canada flew Phantoms today, what would they look like? Some may say that the Spey engine will make it look old but I like the look of the Spey nozzles. So it too will have to be updated as well.

Until later,
Steven L  :cheers:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Captain Canada on January 18, 2012, 09:05:34 pm
Wow...that's looking awesome ! I love the new tanks as well.

 :wub:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: pyro-manic on January 21, 2012, 06:03:44 pm
Color question, is that Hemp over some shade of Light Gray or are my eyes deceiving me?

Looks like the RAF "Concrete" scheme seen on Nimrods and recce Canberras, Hemp over Light Aircraft Grey.
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Sauragnmon on January 23, 2012, 04:32:34 am
This I have to watch... FAR's at it again... pass the popcorn.
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on January 30, 2012, 06:48:35 pm
Thanks guys  :thumbsup:
It maybe a week or so before the next update, back to long hours at work.

Until later,
Steven L  :cheers:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on January 31, 2012, 02:18:00 am

It maybe a week or so before the next update, back to long hours at work.

r,
Steven L  :cheers:

Have you thought about missing the odd meal? :wacko: Come on man get a grip your public awaits. :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on April 07, 2012, 08:03:07 am
Well... It's been a while since I last posted. Work has been crazy but I have been working on my F-4. She is really close to paint. Unfortunately, I have not taken many pics of my progress. The time I felt like building, didn't feel like or have time to shoot before bed time. I did get all her metal paint work on the tail area done, AIM-9X's and AIM-120's are painted and ready for a clear coat and decals, Sniper pod and ECM pod are ready for decals, drop tanks are preshaded and ready for paint. Today want to finish up work on the two inboard weapon stations.

Here's a few shots from today.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/IMG_1616.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/IMG_1615.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/IMG_1617.jpg)

Until later,
Steven L    :cheers:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Bill TGH on April 07, 2012, 09:55:06 am
well.... one of us is a genius  :unsure:.

I have 3 Air Cadets in my class at 333 RCAC Lord Beaverbrook here in Freddy Beach that have an F-4F slipping gently into another of the Gecko profiles... decals went on Thursday & I should have pictures ever so soon...

Their mandate was 1/48th & Canadian... plus a written blurb on the plane & the pilot ( no mention was made of excluding whiffs)
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on April 07, 2012, 01:30:19 pm
So,  I got the two inboard weapon stations put together.Combining True Detail's USAF F-4 pylons and my resin LAU-128 missile rails. Because of the resin on resin butt joint, I reinforced the joint with some brass rod.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/launchrail.jpg)

Oh yeah since the first post to now, I have changed the weapons loadout. It was a shorty targeting pod, 3 AIM-120's and 2 AIM-9X's. Now it's a Sniper pod and a AN/ALQ-184 ECM pod in the front two Sparrow wells and 2 AIM-120's in the rear wells. The two inboard weapon stations will have a AIM-9X, a AIM-120 and a AGM-84L SLAM-shorty.

More to come!
Steven L  :party:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: NARSES2 on April 09, 2012, 03:12:21 am
Stunning workmanship as per normal
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Bill TGH on April 19, 2012, 01:05:58 pm
please sir, may we have some more.... ? ;)

I'm almost finished mine & I need some more visual encouragement
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on April 21, 2012, 09:39:34 am
Thanks NARSES2  :thumbsup:

please sir, may we have some more.... ? ;)

I'm almost finished mine & I need some more visual encouragement

No new progress on the Canadian Phantom. You can always check out my Mudhens for some visual encouragement.
http://www.far148.com/farmudhens.htm

Until Later,
Steven L  :party:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: kerick on May 03, 2012, 07:50:45 am
Hhhmmmmm, I have a half phinished Phantom in the stash...  I'll have to check the decal collection.
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on May 05, 2012, 02:51:36 pm
She preshaded and paint starts tomorrow!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/preshaded.jpg)

More to come!
Steven L  :cheers:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: TallEng on May 06, 2012, 04:28:25 am
Oh yes very tidy :thumbsup:

Regards
 Keith
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on May 06, 2012, 12:18:47 pm
Fresh out of the paintshop!!!!! The colors are not the same as Richard's super cool profile but I'm so digging it!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/CAFF-4_16.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/CAFF-4_17.jpg)

My Cold War Siblings

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/CAFF-4_18.jpg)

Until next time,
Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Old Wombat on May 06, 2012, 04:57:49 pm
Looking very bl**dy good! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: kerick on May 06, 2012, 07:55:43 pm
What colors did you use?  Looks unlike most Canadian A/C I've seen.  This will look great with markings.
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: NARSES2 on May 07, 2012, 02:08:29 am
Looking very bl**dy good! :thumbsup:

Have to agree mate - absolutely spiffing  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on May 07, 2012, 01:12:29 pm
Thanks guys :thumbsup:

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What colors did you use?

I preshaded all the panel line with Euro I Gray(FS36081), then used Dark Tan (FS30219) and Dark Ghost Gray(FS36320) for the main camo pattern, all Model Master enamels. Not the same colors as in Richards profile, my paint job is based on his art work. 

Until later,
Steven L  :cheers:

Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: G.Marcat on May 13, 2012, 12:26:07 pm
SUPERB WORK.

100% CLEAN, precise, a true delight.

Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on June 25, 2012, 02:00:15 pm
I know it's been a while since I last posted any progress on my Canadian Rhino. Here's the latest and greatest.
Got her radome and cockpit area painted. Also got her drop tanks fitted and in place.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/CAFF-4_19.jpg)

Side view   :tornado:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/CAFF-4_20.jpg)

The pitot tubes on her tail are just fine brass tubing cut to length. As of now, just dry fitted not glued into place.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/CAFF-4_21.jpg)

And this naughty girl.... She's inspired by My ASM-4's. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/JASDF_F-E_wip_37.jpg) First off, her weapon pylon is a shorten centerline pylon from Academy's F-15E. I'm using tubing to mount the pylon to the airframe. With a pair of dividers, I measured the distance inbetween the two holes where the centerline pylon would go (center of hole to center of hole). I then scribed a centerline on the new pylon and transferred the spacing of the hole of the airframe to that centerline then drilled two holes for the aluminum tubing.

The missile itself is a resin copy cast from a master part that I scratchbuilt. I gave her a coat of light ghost gray followed by a few coats of Future.Then she got her panel lines washed and stripes painted on (flat yellow and insignia red). The two seeker head panels are painted in MM Aluminun Non-buffing metalizer. I also added a steel pin for a pitot tube.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/CAFF-4_22.jpg)

Here you can see where I drilled out the holes for the centerline pylon and place some tubing to fit the tubing from the weapon pylon. Also got to mask off the main gear wheel wells and paint them. Hate shooting white paint  :angry:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/CAFF-4_23.jpg)

TA-DA!!! The Drop tanks are mounted the same way. :wub:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/CAFF-4_24.jpg)

The Sniper pod and a AN/ALQ-184 ECM pod are painted, glossed and washed as well as mounted to brackets.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/CAFF-4_25.jpg)

The two inboard weapon pylons got some love too. Here you can see them all put together, painted, glossed and washed. Since the AGM-84L SLAM-shorties are soo big, I added a missile rail to offset them from the main pylon.(from Revell Rafale) Their are connected to the main pylon via brass rod.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/CAFF-4_26.jpg)

Last but not least, the AGM-84L SLAM-shorties. Painted in Gunship gray, glossed and washed. Again, stripes painted on (flat yellow and insignia red). And like their big sister, the two seeker head panels are painted in MM Aluminun Non-buffing metalizer. And again, added a steel pin for a pitot tube.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/CAFF-4_27.jpg)

Still more to come,
Steven L  :party:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: kerick on June 25, 2012, 02:58:05 pm
Nice!!
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: NARSES2 on June 26, 2012, 02:40:54 am
Bloody marvellous stuff  :bow:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: MilitaryAircraft101 on June 26, 2012, 03:30:29 am
awesome work mate! cant wait to see this one finished up :)
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Old Wombat on June 26, 2012, 08:09:01 am
Jeez! How sweet can it get? :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: kerick on June 29, 2012, 08:48:01 pm
Those missles look great! Nice and sinister :wacko:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: McColm on July 01, 2012, 03:20:08 pm
Looking good, if only I could get a finish like that. :banghead:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: comrade harps on July 01, 2012, 04:32:21 pm
Wow. Super details, but I really like the touch of the Rafale drop tanks.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on July 08, 2012, 01:33:43 pm
Thanks guys for your kind words :thumbsup: Project is on hold, it's summertime/airshow season.


Thanks again,
Steven L  :cheers:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on October 28, 2012, 07:37:58 am
Well now that summertime/airshow season is over, It's time to get back into the hobby room. Here's a small update. I finally painted her wheel tubs, added her ailerons and gave her a few coats of Future.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/glossycafphantom.jpg)

Going to let her gloss coat dry for a few days before giving her panel lines a wash.


Until later
Steven L  :drink:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: NARSES2 on October 29, 2012, 04:19:57 am
Glad to see this one moving along again  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Old Wombat on October 29, 2012, 09:30:41 am
Shiny! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on November 03, 2012, 07:53:13 am
Thanks guys :thumbsup:

Here a little update, Got bored the other night and decided to paint on the formation lights. I masked off the formation lights on the nose, fuselage, wing and tail. Next I added a few drops of yellow to some flat white. When I was happy with the color, I shot a light coat on each light. They turned out nice.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/IMG_0225.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/IMG_0227.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/IMG_0234.jpg)

Until later,
Steven L  :party:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: NARSES2 on November 04, 2012, 02:42:33 am
Impressive masking
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: bearmatt on November 05, 2012, 01:05:12 am
You better be symmetrical.... (What you perfectly did here)
If not, then it would be like a slap into the face  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on November 08, 2012, 03:05:00 pm
Thanks Guys  :thumbsup:

Here's another small update. Everyday this week I have been slowly washing her panel lines. I have not made it back to her tail yet but her belly in done. I also managed to paint the twin antenna behind the rear canopy.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/WIP4_1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/WIP4_3.jpg)

More to come,
Steven L  :cheers:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: kerick on November 08, 2012, 08:58:50 pm
Very nice!!!
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: NARSES2 on November 08, 2012, 11:25:50 pm
It's not just the skill I admire but the patience as well  :bow:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on November 10, 2012, 08:50:32 am
Thanks Guys :thumbsup:

So I decided the other day to put a false cockpit on my Canadian girl. I started by tracing the canopies on a piece of paper to get the overall size and shape, which I was not to happy with. So I sketched an online that looked alittle better. Scanned into photoshop and mirrored it so that side to side it's the same. Then I printed it on some Frisket film (http://www.grafixarts.com/product/product_image.aspx?CUID=512f1c7f-0d64-4a5e-9d91-785dc064755f&UID=f68546a5-4e49-41dc-ad0d-96ada27b7c69) and cut it out, tried placing it on the model .... :banghead: After fighting it trying to fit the mask in one whole piece, I cut the mask right down the middle and  :thumbsup: . The only thing is the rear false cockpit is not as tapper as the sketch but I can live with it. Was the mask in place, I thinned up some MM Euro I Gray and gave her a light coat. Turned out pretty nice.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/WIP4_4.jpg)

Still more to come,
Steven L  :drink:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: chrisonord on November 10, 2012, 09:17:31 am
This really is a very nice build Steven, You have made the old girl look very 21st century, and deservedly so too. I like those missiles too, they would make a great alternative to mavericks if carried in multiples.Any chance of putting some into production? I would certainly be a customer for a big handful.
Chris
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on November 10, 2012, 11:51:57 am
Thanks Chris :thumbsup:
As to resin production.... I don't think so. I wouldn't put myself through that. Both missiles are really hard to cast. I cast both of them three times getting three different results and they are still a bitch to cast. I got only 5 of the small ones and just 4 of the larger out of god knows how many tries and those are for future projects.

Sorry
Steven L  :cheers:
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Gondor on November 10, 2012, 01:54:52 pm
Enjoying this build tremendously and looking forward to your next project, especially how you tackle the painting.

Gondor
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: chrisonord on November 10, 2012, 02:36:40 pm
No probs Steven, you did a good job on them for sure. I must admit casting resin is something I shudder at when considering.
Chris
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 10, 2012, 04:27:47 pm
Damn, that looks nice!  :bow:

Probably a little late, but a one-piece windscreen would've looked great on her.  :thumbsup:

What are the plans for the Raptor?  :o
Title: Re: Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on November 10, 2012, 06:03:40 pm
Thanks Moritz :thumbsup:

Quote
What are the plans for the Raptor?

Project: Kalashnikov?!

Steven L  ;D
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on November 17, 2012, 06:08:04 pm
Decaling has begun!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/WIP4_5.jpg)



Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Sauragnmon on November 17, 2012, 07:24:53 pm
Four Torpedoes, Seven Harpoons, a Flogger Kill and a Klingon Bird of Prey?
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: nighthunter on November 17, 2012, 07:27:28 pm
This story I've gotta hear!
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on November 17, 2012, 07:41:15 pm
Four Torpedoes, Seven Harpoons, a Flogger Kill and a Klingon Bird of Prey?

Not Torpedoes but four of these bad girls....
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/CAFF-4_24.jpg)

This story I've gotta hear!

Let's see what I can come up with.  ;D

Steven L  :party:



Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: kerick on November 17, 2012, 07:49:37 pm
This story might make a good episode, an episode of what show I don't know!
Very clever, gave me a good laugh!
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: nighthunter on November 17, 2012, 09:53:23 pm
Well it could be that the Crew Chief, Pilot and WSO, are Trekkies with a sense of humor...
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Gondor on November 18, 2012, 02:03:35 am
Well it could be that the Crew Chief, Pilot and WSO, are Trekkies with a sense of humor...

That implies that you believe that Trekkies don't have a sense of humour  :-\

Gondor
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: nighthunter on November 18, 2012, 11:38:15 am
Well it could be that the Crew Chief, Pilot and WSO, are Trekkies with a sense of humor...

That implies that you believe that Trekkies don't have a sense of humour  :-\

Gondor
I meant that they were trying to be funny, not that Trekkies don't have a sense of humor, after all I am a Trekkie with a sense of humor... LOL
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: lancer on November 18, 2012, 12:45:14 pm
Well it could be that the Crew Chief, Pilot and WSO, are Trekkies with a sense of humor...

That implies that you believe that Trekkies don't have a sense of humour  :-\

Gondor
I meant that they were trying to be funny, not that Trekkies don't have a sense of humor, after all I am a Trekkie with a sense of humor... LOL

I thought a sense of humour was the only thing trekkies have...they sure don't have any sense of taste do they....  :wacko: :lol: :wacko: :lol:   :wub: from a hardened SW fan...
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on November 18, 2012, 01:13:09 pm
Here's how my Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 FGR.4 no#148222 got it's Klingon Bird-of-Prey kill.

On the planet Vulcan, the former officers of the USS Enterprise are living in exile (after the events of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock). Accompanied by Spock, still recovering from his resurrection, the crew takes thier stolen Klingon Bird-of-Prey and head to Earth to face trial for their theft and destruction of the Enterprise. Hearing Starfleet's warning, Spock determines that the probe's signal matches the song of extinct humpback whales, and that the object will continue to wreak havoc until its call is answered. The crew uses their ship to travel back in time via a slingshot maneuver around the Sun, planning to return with a whale to answer the alien signal. (from Wikipedia).

Arriving in 1986, the crew finds the maneuver drained most of the Bird-of-Prey's power. So much so they had no shields and can not ever use the ship's cloaking device. Soon after entering Earth's atmosphere, the Bird-of-Prey was quickly picked up by Canadian Air Defence radars. Two F-4 FGR.4's was scrambed out of Cold Lake to intercept the unknown craft. After failed attempts at communication, Canadian Air Defence order the craft to be destroyed. Aircraft 148222 fired three AIM-7 Sparrows and scored three hits to the Bird-of-Preys impulse engine. The engine exploded, ripping off the port wing causing the Bird-of-Prey to tumble out of control and crash 148 miles southeast of Cold Lake. The Bird-of-Prey completely destroyed. The crew manage to beam off the doom ship before the crash.

Steven L  ;D
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Cliffy B on November 18, 2012, 01:17:35 pm
Talk about a good scene for the movie!!!!!  Love the Phantom man, its perfect  :bow:

Now to explain the fish and Harpoon kills  :wacko:

Take it outside guys if you want to battle over ST and SW.
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: philp on November 18, 2012, 01:28:14 pm
And so, the future of Earth is doomed by the Canadian Air Force.

 :wacko:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Cliffy B on November 18, 2012, 01:33:48 pm
And so, the future of Earth is doomed by the Canadian Air Force.

 :wacko:

Someone had to say it...

 ;D
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: scooter on November 18, 2012, 01:34:10 pm
And so, the future of Earth is doomed by the Canadian Air Force.

 :wacko:

Apparently.  But I'm sure it'll wind up getting retconned by JJ anyway.  :wacko:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on November 18, 2012, 03:07:29 pm
And so, the future of Earth is doomed by the Canadian Air Force.

 :wacko:

It's just a slight change to the Star Trek timeline.  ;D

Steven L :drink:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: philp on November 18, 2012, 04:06:21 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on November 25, 2012, 02:27:28 pm
Decaling is done but....since all the Canadian marking are homemade decals, they are much much thicker than aftermarket decals. (Had better luck than with my RAAF RF-104 decals) The edges are not feathered out like aftermarket decals. There is a sharp and noticeable step at the edge of the decals. In the pic below, you can see the sharp edges.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/WIP4_7.jpg)

I cut the decal so that the rear edge is kind of hidden at the panel line but the top edge has to be fixed. So, here's how I fixed it. Decaling was done last weekend and all week long I have been slowly building up multiples coat of future (just brushed on) around the sharp edges. Once I had enough around the edges and was fully cured, I sanded the edges smooth using 3M Softback sanding sponges (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/Invaluablemodelingtools_1.jpg). First I used Ultra Fine(blue) then came back over it with Mirco Fine(Green). If you have enough coats of future on the edges, when your done sanding the edge should totally disappear. The areas where I sanded looks frosted but will be glossy again after I reshoot them with Future. Also I darken the panel where the elevator is conneted to the fuselage to help break up that all one metal color.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/WIP4_6.jpg)

Until next time,
Steven L   :party:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Old Wombat on November 27, 2012, 12:53:08 am
Gods' teeth, this is beautiful! :wub:

 :cheers:

Guy.
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: yamath on November 27, 2012, 06:56:36 am
WOW!!

Excellent!!
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Jay-Jay on November 28, 2012, 01:30:26 am
And so, the future of Earth is doomed by the Canadian Air Force.

 :wacko:

Apparently.  But I'm sure it'll wind up getting retconned by JJ anyway.  :wacko:


Well, not so dramatic and quiet the opposite indeed...

See:
    Following their hairy escape from the crippled Klingon bird of prey, Kirk and his hard seasoned companions were rescued by a small village near Cold Lake.
People there originated from Canadian indians and were not surprized about their "unexpected visitors from the skies" and accepted Spock with high respect.......

    While Kirk and Spock discussed the situation, Checkov glowing red to have been shoot down, Sulu wondering where he failed and Uhura blaming herself to not being able to link Kirk to the interceptors, Scotty raised the point that it was surprizing that a "prehistoric flying machine" shot down an intergalatic warp capable ship just like that! and drank another glass of the delicious local beer.
Spock accepted the point with his famous "remove impossible and what remains despite being improbable is possible" and Kirk agred.

    Meanwhile at Cold Lake, RCAF gathered wreckrage of the space ship and marvelled about all the high tech they found.
Major Dan Cooper and his buddy Captain Jean Lafleur are in charge of the project code named "Thunderbird II". "Thunderbird II" is the second highly secret project about alien technologies in Canada.......

    "Thunderbird II" ? Second ? YES !! Thunderbird is not ONLY a myth shared by indian tribes but a very very very old secret..........
That's what Kirk found out when his irresistible mojo seduced the local school teacher Liviana Charvanek who is the guardian of the tribe's history. Then Kirk and Spock found that ANOTHER space ship already landed on Earth. That is the village secret for centuries !!

    Following some searchs and dodging the security patrols around Cold Lake AFB, Kirk and his friends discovered that RCAF has hidden the ship whithin a remote hangar .
And what a ship..... A Romulan bird of prey !!!!
As Spock found out the ship was gene-locked and struggled with Scotty to break the security protocols another astonishing fact arose: Liviana inadvertantly activated the controls to the most surprise of all, herself first !! McCoy examined then Liviana and found Romulan genes in her DNA !!!

Now alarm is resonnating in Cold Lake AFB, Kirk and his mates succeed to escape in the ship with their precious and fragile cargo: the humpback whale.

Major Dan Cooper, as pilot, and Captain Jean Lafleur, as RIO, decided to give chase to the escaping ship in the all new RCAF interceptor: the CF-210 (YES !! YES !!! a CF-105 Off-Spring !!)

    But Major Dan Cooper is an Officer and Gentleman to the core and Kirk a outstanding Officer and a rightful man so from their short opposition, both of them developped respect.
This time, Uhura managed to link Kirk to Cooper, an intense discussion took place between Kirk and Cooper at Mach 2 speed.
Both managed to understand each others. Cooper, who understood the situation a little bit furthermore than his superiors, released pressure on the chase with the agreement of Lafleur, leaving Kirk and its mates able to hit Warp speed and to escape.

    Landing at Cold Lake and being arrested by MP guards from orders by glowing white hot Generals, Cooper tried to protect his buddy Lafleur explaining that as pilot and project CO, he is only the one to be blamed but Lafleur said that a true buddy never let his friends alone.
In the MP jeep, Lafleur with a blink of eye and a friendly and most satisfacted smile said to Cooper that he has got the ship locked and aimed and confirmed by 3 missiles exactly 8.6 seconds after they took off............................. The CF-210 is a darn superb hot-rod. True blood never lies !
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: NARSES2 on November 28, 2012, 07:27:46 am
Neat story line Jay-Jay
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Go4fun on November 28, 2012, 08:09:15 am
Great model, great story!  :bow: That story line would have made the movie so very much more interesting.
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on December 23, 2012, 08:55:42 am
[Darth Sidious] The end of the war is near. [Darth Sidious/]

Here's a teaser. Note the TA-4J is one of two of my next projects.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/teaser_RCAFF4_FRG4.jpg)

Steven L  :party:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: yamath on December 23, 2012, 02:59:29 pm
wonderful! :bow:, more photos please!
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: bearmatt on December 23, 2012, 03:13:19 pm
Sometimes I'm really confused!....  ;D
I believe now that all CF-18 pics must be fake. Canada has got F-4's!
Awesome job once again!  :bow:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 23, 2012, 09:08:23 pm
Is it even legal to build whifs this aweomse?  :unsure:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Slerski on December 24, 2012, 12:53:46 am
I'm so jealous  :angry: This plane is really awesome, very nice work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: Hman on December 24, 2012, 07:27:12 am
Stunning :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on December 24, 2012, 04:54:58 pm
Well it only took 357 Days from start to finish (51 Weeks and 22 Days or 8568 hours) Funny, I finished my USMC Hawker Hunter (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29145.90.html) about the same time last year.I will put together a list later of all the things I did to her. Enough talking, here's my Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4.

Enjoy!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_5.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_6.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on December 24, 2012, 04:55:57 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_8.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_9.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_10.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_11.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_12.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_13.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_14.jpg)
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4
Post by: FAR148 on December 24, 2012, 04:58:06 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_15.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_16.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_17.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_18.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_19.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_20.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/RCAF_F-4_21.jpg)

Happy Holidays!
Steven L  :party:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: Cliffy B on December 24, 2012, 05:27:26 pm
Words can not express the level of awesomeness here!!!!  I'm speechless  :bow:

Still love those kill markings and the heavy ordnance load.  That bird means some serious business!


Bravo sir,  I'll drink to your bird  :cheers:
-Mike
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: philp on December 24, 2012, 11:17:22 pm
Another great whiff Steve.
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: NARSES2 on December 25, 2012, 01:26:44 am
That is one of my models of the year - outstanding  :bow:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on December 25, 2012, 02:23:35 am
Breathtaking.

As simple as that.

Ian
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: Jay-Jay on December 25, 2012, 05:57:26 am
WOW !!!
 :thumbsup:
JJ  :bow:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: Sauragnmon on December 25, 2012, 10:35:44 am
I can't help but add my own commentary to the list... she's a beautiful piece of work, man... inspirational is the word that fits.
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: bearmatt on December 25, 2012, 03:52:59 pm
Can just state the same as narses. One of THE models of the year 2012.
High quality model-building. Absolutely brilliant!  :bow: :bow: :bow:

Greetings and merry xmas!  :party:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: FAR148 on December 26, 2012, 07:55:01 pm
Thanks Guys  :thumbsup: Glad you all like her.

Steven L  :party:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: TallEng on December 27, 2012, 12:49:20 am
Now that is rather special :thumbsup:

But the funny thing is I keep expecting to see a yellow 14
On the fuselage and a white rudder.....

Or is that too much Christmas :drink:??

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: flappydaffy on December 27, 2012, 02:42:56 am
 :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: we are not worthy  :blink: :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: McColm on December 27, 2012, 03:39:35 am
Wow!!
Great build!!
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: rafi on December 27, 2012, 06:52:58 am
Hi,

I have no word to express my admiration to this great, great, work!  :wub:

Rafi
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: Daryl J. on December 27, 2012, 02:47:22 pm
Two simple yet comprehensive words:
Well done.
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on December 27, 2012, 03:30:03 pm
Absolutely magnificent model!   :bow: Well done. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: Geoff on December 27, 2012, 03:35:57 pm
Thats a beauty
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: rickshaw on December 27, 2012, 04:28:27 pm
Who's the dude in the cool looking sunglasses?  ;D

Lovely looking model.  Very nicely executed.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: comrade harps on December 27, 2012, 11:11:11 pm
Way cool. True beauty.  :bow:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: Captain Canada on December 29, 2012, 07:40:43 am
Awesome, what a great looking bird. Love the weapons too....one thing I've always loved about the Phantom, all the many and varied weapons loads you can attach.

I had built ( or half built ) a Desert Storm RCAF Phantom a few years back, and I've always been after some low viz coloured markings like the RAF had, I think they would work really good on a scheme like this as well.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: Old Wombat on December 30, 2012, 02:55:14 am
Dare I say it? :-\

Yup! ;D

Love this one even more than the Aussie RF-104!!! :bow: :bow: :thumbsup:

 :cheers:

Guy.
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: dams301 on January 01, 2013, 02:28:44 pm
Hi Steven,

I admire such a work on your F-4 :wub:
This deco looks great and the work done is truly amazing :thumbsup:

Thanks to you, I just buy one Revell F-4 FGR.2 to make by starting from a Gekko_1 profiles ;D ;D

Damien
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: FAR148 on January 05, 2013, 03:59:23 pm
Thanks again guys  :thumbsup:
Here's the list of things I did to her(can I say that?)

-kit used Hasegawa 1/48 F-4G
-paint scheme inspired by Richard's Phantoms profiles (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,14124.msg204303.html#msg204303)
-ejection seats are resin
-rear seaters instrument panel gauges are styrene rod with solder for wires
-AGM-84L SLAM-shorty are resin and started life as a SLAM-ER from academy's F-15K
-The beast of a missile on the centerline station is scratchbuild with the seeker head from academy's SLAM-ER
-sniper pod for Hasegawa weapon set
-AN/ALQ-184 ECM pod from Shull 24 resin
-AIM-120 from kinetic  F-16I
-AIM-9X's from Hasagawa
-The centerline hardpoint is a shorten center pylon from Revell F-15E
-inboard and outer weapon station from True Detail Pylon set
-the two antenna on upper fusalage are resin copies from kinetic F-16I
-LAU-128 missile rails resin copies from kinetic F-15K
-Spey nozzles are from Aires
-new tail fairing scratchbuilt from stock styrene
-pitot tubes on tail are brass tubing
-cut and droop ailerons
-new IFF antenna ("bird slicer")nose strip styrene
-2000 liter tanks from Revell's Rafale kit
-F-4 detail added to drop tank is strips styrene
-sway brace are from true detail and resin copies
-pitot tube in nose from Hobby Decals
-low light stripes are strip styrene
-preshaded all the panel line with Euro I Gray(FS36081), then used Dark Tan (FS30219) and Dark Ghost Gray(FS36320) for the main camo pattern(all Model Master enamels)
-all weapon station are mounted to the fusaluge with aluminun tubing
-AGM-84L SLAM-shorty's missile rail are from Revell Rafale kit
-stripes on the AGM-84L SLAM-shorty and the beast on centerline were painted on
-pitot tubes on missiles are steel pins
-gloss coat with Future
-low light formation lights are painted
-panel lines wash in thinned Medea com art transparent black airbrush paint
-Kill marking, Canadian roundel,Canada on the fusalge and canadian flag and aircraft no# on tail are homemade decals
-canopies tinted with Medea com art transparent black airbrush paint and future.  


Steven L  :cheers:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: Mike Wren on January 18, 2013, 04:34:18 am
oh Lordy, that's a cracker!  :wub:
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: Daryl J. on January 18, 2013, 11:16:35 am
A list!  Yes, I thank you! :thumbsup:
Daryl J.
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: Gekko_1 on February 12, 2013, 08:35:32 am
VERY nice!  :thumbsup:

Cheers

Richard.
Title: Re: Royal Canadian Air Force F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Finished!!!!
Post by: FAR148 on February 12, 2013, 08:56:01 am
Thanks Guys  :thumbsup: Glad you all enjoyed her. And Thank you Richard for your amazing artwork :bow: :bow: :bow:



Until next time,
Steven  :drink: