F-4E Phantom II
F-4E Phantom II
Revell's 1/32 scale F-4E Phantom II is available online from Squadron.com
This is the Revell 1/32
F-4E MiG Killer kit that has been finished in Australian markings.
The US BuNo. of this
airframe was 69-7205 and the RAAF Tail Number was A69-7205. It flew
with 1 Squadron RAAF from September 1969 till June 1973 until being
replaced by the arriving F-111C fleet that was delayed by structural
The kit had a couple of
modifications done to it to backdate it to an early model "E" model
Phantom. These were, to remove the dogfighting slats from the outer
wings, remove the strengthening panels from the tops of the stabs, and
rescribe the lost panel lines by using the line drawings in the Stewart
Wilson Book "Skyhawk, Phantom, and Hornet in Australian service" (Thanks
I added a few bits of
copper wire to the landing gear legs to make them a bit more
interesting. It was my first attempt at doing this and I am pretty happy
with the results. All the rest of the kit is box stock.
The colours are the standard SEA scheme from the Vietnam era, ie Medium
Green, Dark Green, Tan and Light Grey.
were done using the Model Master Paints line of Enamels including the
Metalisers for the tail feathers and Natural Metal are on the tail,
stabs, hook etc. A water paint wash was done to highlight the panels,
and a thicker version of the wash was used on the tail cone area to
"dirty" it up a bit.
The decals are a combination of Aussie Decals Various sheets, and the
Aeromaster 1/32 F-4 Stencil sheet. I also included a Eduard Brass etch
set designed for the Tamyia F-4C ( I think ) as an after thought, for
the strip lights and cockpit details. It all didn't fit exactly right,
but with a bit of persistence and some creative butchery it all looks ok
This model also features on the RAAF Amberley Scale Model Club's website
http://www.rasmc.freeservers.com . Check it out and have a look at
the great work of the guys up there in Amberley!
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Images Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 02 August, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004
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