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PostPosted: May 19th, 2017, 10:20 pm 
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I'm on a roll now. I started this a while ago and got busy with work and home projects, and shelved it. Well I've got the urge to press on and try to finish it. This is a 1979 release of the F-4C that I'm going to dress up as a Marine F-4B. I realize the wing is wrong and the weapons officer pit is wrong and the tires are too large. But I really don't care that much, I wanted a Marine bird so that's what i'm gonna build.Image
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To that end I have an KITS WORLD decal sheet depicting a VMFA-542 bird out of Da Nang in 1966Image
To go with that I also have a FURBALL wingwalk decal sheet to get around masking and painting those.

Just for the heck of it I Googled the J-79 engine and did a little computer magic and have some engine fronts to dress up the blank plate Monogram molded into the intake so as to not see through the length of the model
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So with any luck, I'll be getting a start back in on this tomorrow.

Looking forward to your input and comments......

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That's a cunning plan you have come up with for the front of the engins, that deserves to work.

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This is going to look more than a bit special. The Toom is a beautifully ugly beast. And the grey and white Navy and Marine schemes suit it well.

All the best.

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The engine fronts look smashing

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thats brilliant, the engines!


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Nice project.

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Ah! Another Phantom at last!
Love the engine faces.
You could sell those! I would buy some! But will you build some trunking to mount those faces some way back?

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Liking the engine front views; neat idea!

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A USMC F-4, excellent (I finished a Hase F-4J in USMC colours on here a few years ago) and that is a very neat idea for the engine fronts.

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The engine front is just a screen grab saved and sized to fit. Anyone can do it in a photo editor. I just did a google image search for J-79 engine, found one I liked and boom. Done printed it out, and there you have it.


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Since I had already closed the fuselage and added the wings and not taken any pictures....... I thought I'd post one of the office just because it's there. This is based on an air force model so the back seat is all wrong for a Navy B model. I didn't put the control stick in the rear pit as per a -B. I'n going for a closed canopy anyway so not much to be seen anyway. And it's going to the display case, so only the wife and grandson will see it. And you folks.
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Not much got done on it today, had a visit with the grandson. I did start some painting though. Sprayed the speed brake well and panels with red. I also shot the landing gear doors red so I can go back and mask off the red edge warning on them. I may be in a world of hurt doing it this way but I despise trying to paint them in later by hand.
Also laid down some masking tape in the bare metal exhaust area. Don't want to foul that with paint till later.

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And a peek down the intake at the face of the compressor. Not a good picture, the camera just couldn't find the focus. But it give you the idea there's something in there.
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Thanks for looking

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That cockpit looks great.

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Really nice to see a bit of Monogram plastic being built - Looks like a great idea for a project.

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Monogram phantoms look like nice kits. Have you tried dry fitting the intakes? I wonder if they're as problematic as other kits.


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This is really coming together very well Greg. In my view only Phantom Phanatics would probably realise the rear cockpit is wrong, to most of us it looks the business! F-4 kits do tend to share the difficult intakes issue!

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