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F-4E Phantom II

by Nathan Bradford


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 problems.

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 Bill).

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.

All 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 now :)

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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Text and Model Copyright 2003 by Nathan Bradford
Images Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 02 August, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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