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Sergej I (Vargbrujo)

F-4N Phantom II VF-84 Jolly Rogers


Sergej I
Some slow progress done... 🙂
4 October 2021, 18:25
Robin (WhiteGlint)
Kinda missed this one. I hope you still got some space in the back seat, I'm in. 🙂
5 October 2021, 18:46
Maciej Bellos
This was under the radar!
5 October 2021, 18:48
Sergej I
Welcome WhiteGlint and Maciej, it did start as a quick OoB but it might turn quite nice in details I hope 🙂
My training and learning for the 2022 SCM Phantom GB, where Tamiya 1/48 is lurking down from the stash-shelf...
5 October 2021, 18:57
Robin (WhiteGlint)
Looking forward to the GB next year.
Yesterday I was finally able to order my Phantom. 🙂
She will have it comfy in my stash until the GB starts.
6 October 2021, 11:38
looking really great! nice job on those rivets
6 October 2021, 12:18
Sergej I
Thanks Spanjaard, the small rivets were preshaded, however they are so small I cant even see them from further than half a meter... lets see, top coat with darker wash is following.
6 October 2021, 12:22
Bruce Huxtable
Watching with interest, and learning lots. Amazing for this scale 👍🙂
24 October 2021, 19:40
Sergej I
Thank you Bruce 🙂
24 October 2021, 20:03
Sebastijan Videc
Super! Tud mene en še čaka!
28 October 2021, 10:13
Konrad Limmer
Very nice Sergej!
28 October 2021, 10:28
Robin (WhiteGlint)
This looks great!
28 October 2021, 10:55
Harry Eder
Great paintjob! 👍
28 October 2021, 11:42
Bas Tonn
28 October 2021, 13:45
Sergej I
Thank you all, decals will start this weekend. Then I need to get properly drunk and do stencils 😄
28 October 2021, 20:03
Just great! I want to do the exact same kit with the Jolly Rogers. Yours looks just perfect!
28 October 2021, 20:22
John Thomas
Nice work
29 October 2021, 00:57
Sergej I
Thank you Marius and John, much appreciated! 👍
29 October 2021, 05:38
István Szücs
I love these Navy Phantoms. Stunning work (especially the metal colors)!
29 October 2021, 09:03
Roland Revolvermann
Looks already awesome 👍
29 October 2021, 09:33
Sergej I
Thank you Istvan and Roland 👍
29 October 2021, 12:21
Sebastijan Videc
The right amount of alcohol steadies the hand 😉 Trick is finding that limit and keep it 😄
29 October 2021, 17:45
Łukasz Gliński
That's gonna be a stunner
29 October 2021, 18:16
Michael Kohl
nice lookin so far.
29 October 2021, 20:19
Sergej I
Thank you Lukasz and Michael.
Sebastijan, a thin red line 😄
31 October 2021, 08:16
Bruce Huxtable
Coming to life more and more 👍 Looking stunning 👍
31 October 2021, 09:29
31 October 2021, 09:35
Maciej Bellos
Looking better with each new photo!
31 October 2021, 11:24
Piotr Sarniński-Górecki
Looks great !
31 October 2021, 11:49
Robin (WhiteGlint)
She's coming along very nicely Sergej.
31 October 2021, 12:50
Christian Bruer
Excellent work so far 👍
About the Tesa Paper Tape, which one is it exactly you use? Do you have an artikel no.?! TIA and Happy Modelling, Christian
3 November 2021, 16:18
Sergej I
Thank you Christian.
I actually think it's an overkill with the UV, but even so it is a much cheaper option to kibuki tapes and less strong, so no fear of pulling paint. And the colour is nice 🙂

Available in every OBI/BauHaus...
3 November 2021, 20:06
István Szücs
Sergei, its similar with the purple 3M tape, isn't it?
4 November 2021, 08:06
Christian Bruer
You`re most welcome Sergej and thank you for the extra information and article no. / link.
4 November 2021, 08:40
Sergej I
Istvan, I think so, yes. It's made of "crep" paper. Easy to tear but no forming ability.
4 November 2021, 10:44
Konrad Limmer
Looking very nice with all the markings! Awesome work👍!
28 November 2021, 21:19
Sergej I
Thanks, Konrad 👍, appreciated
28 November 2021, 21:50
Eddy Marshall
Awesome build mate... Very nice indeed... Now I want to go buy and build a Phantom..! Lol
28 November 2021, 22:20
28 November 2021, 22:38
Sergej I
Thank you Eddy and Spanjaard.
Eddy, go build it 🙂 Group build is ready, waiting for 3rd year of modeller isolation 🙂
Scalemates F-4 Phantom II Group build 2022 (1. January until 31. December, )
29 November 2021, 06:17
Sergej I
The Pirate is completed. With all the final antennae and position lights it now sits in the display and awaits armament. Again, mojo to handle 8 missiles and 12 bombs 🙂
10 December 2021, 09:50
Roland Revolvermann
That's a beauty 👍
10 December 2021, 09:55
Konrad Limmer
Awesome work Sergej! It already looks cool without all those weapons!
Anyhow looking forward to the final flyout 👍!
10 December 2021, 10:22
This has to be one of the prettiest F-4J in 1:72 I have seen! I really love it. And you don't even need super detailing of electronic bays/radar or landing gear for that.
I also bought the exact same sets as you and will start it next year! This is what's nice in this community, you inspire and motivate others too!
10 December 2021, 10:34
Bas Tonn
Correct Marius !! I'll drink to that
10 December 2021, 11:02
Sergej I
Roland, Konrad, Marius and Bas, thank you so much for your kind words. Really looking forward to see all your Phantom builds next year! 👍
10 December 2021, 12:11
Bernd Grün
Awesome build, Sergej. Congratulations to that Rhino! Cheers!
10 December 2021, 12:30
Łukasz Gliński
Great finish and a lovely vintage stand 🙂
10 December 2021, 12:35
Sergej I
Thank you Bernd and Lukasz, I appreciate it 👍
Lukasz, vintage plane, vintage stand 🙂
10 December 2021, 20:25
Bas Tonn
I´m sorry Sergej, not a Phantom builder... Great plane, but not for me
10 December 2021, 21:39
Brent Beck
What a beauty! I am looking to make an Academy F-4J in that same livery.
10 December 2021, 22:13
Amazing how good it looks, incredible for 1/72
10 December 2021, 22:48
Great work on the plane and stencils. Also great tip on how to keep the water warm!!!
10 December 2021, 23:57
Maxim Malparte
Very neat. A treat for the eyes.
11 December 2021, 06:41
Robin (WhiteGlint)
Must look even better when she is armed.
11 December 2021, 12:31
Sergej I
Thank you Brent, Spanjaard, Vincent, MaxtheTinwoodman and WhiteGlint 👍
11 December 2021, 12:36
Thomas Kolb
Amazing! Beautiful and super neat building and lovely paint job.
11 December 2021, 15:19
Konrad Limmer
Awesome Sergej!
17 December 2021, 21:18
Sergej I
That's it for 18 bombs. 6 on inner pylon TER's and 12 on outer pylon MER's.
I think I read somewhere that they didn't use Sidewinders in such loadout, but I couldn't find it again and will add them. Anyway I already messed up the tail antenna fin, so rivetcounters could laugh me down 🙂
17 December 2021, 21:20
packing a punch!! it will look terrific 🙂
17 December 2021, 23:16
Maxim Malparte
@Sergej I phantomphacts.blogsp..-inboard-pylons.html. Puzzled by the same question. I found no evidence showing a geometrical interference, so I currently think that it's not 'unable' but 'unlikely'. (worse aero, higher colliding potential, etc.) A bit too early for the conclusion as well, You can have both like this and step out of the bar in one piece. :-P [img1]
18 December 2021, 08:40
Sergej I
Thank you Spanjaard and Max!
Max, that page does help a lot in demistifying the loadout... will think about it while on vacation, I will have to finish this one just before thw NY...
18 December 2021, 10:17
Maxim Malparte
No hurry. Take your time. 👍
18 December 2021, 12:19
Sergej I
Found this post while searching for a "correct" bomb load on the Phantom... dumping it here, might help someone during the upcoming GB.
Also, decided to not overshoot the 12 Mk82's, so my F-4 will carry 2 Mk82's on inner TER's with all four AIM'9D's, 4 Mk's on outer MER's and 2x AIM-7E-2's on aft stations, with centerline fuel tank. There! 🙂

26 December 2021, 17:51
Michael Kohl
Your payload looks great. Was definitely worth the effort.
26 December 2021, 23:10
Roland Revolvermann
Definitely a thumbs up for the 18 mottled bombs 👍
26 December 2021, 23:13
Maxim Malparte
Read the post, very informative. (I envy those 'boys' who have a gold mine called 'father'.)
27 December 2021, 04:38
Konrad Limmer
Just perfect 👍!
27 December 2021, 05:21
Well, look at the positive side of painting those 18 bombs, at least they weren't 19.
27 December 2021, 05:52
Sergej I
Thank you for comments, mates! Today I will paint the fuses, lacquer the AIM's some more, then gingerly wash the rockets an paint the heat-seeking sensors tips matte gray. Should keep me busy for a day or two 🙂
27 December 2021, 07:03
Sergej I
Done! Finished!
FFS I don't know if I ever put so many stencils on all models together... only bombs and AIM's I counted 78.
Pylons, counted 40...
I'll make decent photos and a separate album, hope you all enjoyed and thanks for patience, took a while 🙂 👍

I fancy a quickbuild until new years now... an F4D-1 Skyray is looking down from the stash shelf with absolutely no add-ons...
28 December 2021, 00:30
Amazing result and all the work on the stencils is really worth it. One of the best 1/72 models I've seen in a long time. Really inspiring.
28 December 2021, 00:57
Sergej, first of all congratulations on the fact that you finished this jewel of a model. I will wait for your separate album first. Secondly, it was worth it, the quality is obvious. You will remember all the effort when you're going to look back at this model and its hundreds of stencils.
28 December 2021, 06:12
Sergej I
Thank you Vincent and Marius! 🙂
28 December 2021, 06:42
It looks great!
28 December 2021, 07:44
Robin (WhiteGlint)
Wow! Beautiful bird, Sergej. 👍
I am looking forward to the seperate album.

It seems like you are warmed up for the GB next year. 😄
28 December 2021, 07:56
Piotr Sarniński-Górecki
Great looking phantom 😍
28 December 2021, 08:08
Maciej Bellos
Beautiful result Sergej! Phlawless!
28 December 2021, 08:52
Sergej I
Spanjaard, WhiteGlint, Piotr, Maciej, thanks a bunch for praise and following the album 👍 😄
28 December 2021, 09:07
Roland Revolvermann
Beautiful 👍
28 December 2021, 09:16
Maxim Malparte
Totally worth it, like what it became.
28 December 2021, 09:29
A masterpiece.
28 December 2021, 09:34
Very nice job, congrats 👍
28 December 2021, 09:56
David H
Well, I have to say one of the nicest and most well built and finished 1/72 phantoms I've seen. Thank you for sharing this 👍🏻
28 December 2021, 10:06
Konrad Limmer
Agree with all above! Wonderful Navy Spook!
28 December 2021, 13:27
Sergej I
Thank you, Roland, Max, Neuling, Ronan, David and Konrad. Really means a lot from such master modelers as you.
28 December 2021, 18:00
Sergej I
Phinished album here:
F-4N Phantom II VF-84 Jolly Rogers | Album by Vargbrujo (1:72)

Thanks for everyone who contributed to my journey of knowing the Phantom more in detail and supporting me for the entire year! 😄
28 December 2021, 18:04


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