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Calvin Gifford (LodniK)

F-4 Phantom II 60th Anny Aeroscale GB

Status:In progress
Timeline:Started on November 1, 2020

Project inventory

Full kits
1:48 F-4E Phantom II (ESCI/Scale Craft 4041)
McDonnell Douglas
F-4E Phantom II USAF Long-Nose "Gun-Fighter"
ESCI/Scale Craft 1:48
4041 1981 | Changed ???
Detail and Conversion sets
1:48 F-4E (Eduard FE231)
F-4E Hasegawa
Eduard 1:48
FE231 2004 | New tool
1:48 Mirrors (Eduard 48409)
Eduard 1:48
48409 2003 | New tool


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The kit pretty much as I received it.


1 | 18. October 2020, 04:14
Calvin Gifford
Not sure if I want to do a ROK Rhino in Compass Gray or an IIAF bird. Will have to give it some slats and a decent cockpit but I have plenty of leftover Academy & Hasegawa parts fortunately.
18. October 2020, 04:28
Calvin Gifford
Found out the first 31 Iranian F-4Es (69-7711 to 69-7742), delivered during 1971-72, were hard-winged. They were coded IIAF 3-633 to IIAF 3-664 respectively. They received Leading Edge Slats as an update during the 1975~1976 time frame.

All other F-4Es later delivered to Iran had slated wings.

Makes my job so much easier & this kit (with some cockpit & nozzle updates) is just fine for that scheme.
18. October 2020, 18:30
Hey Calvin, sounds like another outstanding project. I have the same kit and plan on an F-4E with the 32nd TFS, 17th AF, Soesterberg AB, NL circa 1971-72. Looking forward to seeing how you tackle the build. I bought an Eduard PE cockpit set to put on the otherwise flat pannels. K/r, Dutch
18. October 2020, 18:37
Calvin Gifford
Great minds think alike! ;-P Between some repurposed Hasegawa bang seats, PE and scratch I think the pilot office will look pretty good from a couple of feet away.
18. October 2020, 18:54
Calvin Gifford
I did not realize until just now that the Eduard Zoom set for this bird is rather anemic...
18. October 2020, 19:11
Ayuh! I too plan on using some AM [True Details?] bang seats. I have the Hi-Decal 1/48 F-4D sheet and will use it on a Monogram C/D for the IIAF. Carry on, brother!
18. October 2020, 19:20
Calvin Gifford
Nice. The only thing I do now to my R/M F-4 kits most of the time is rescribe and add Steel Beach Intakes & Flame Holders. Sometimes AM decals. :-D
19. October 2020, 02:11