Joe's 1/72 F-4C Phantom II

Discussion in 'Rick's Phantom GB: Jan - June 2017' started by flyjoe180, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. papa 695

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    Looking good Joe.
    I tried black basing on the Phantom I built for this GB, it looks like your technique is very similar.
     
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    flyjoe180 Joe

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    Cheers Ian. I don't have much time on my hands so instead of black-basing and applying white blobs and streaks, i went for the very random pre-shade sort of thing. It seems to be working, but is very subtle.
     
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    flyjoe180 Joe

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    Colour number two of three for the South East Asia scheme, light olive green, Humbrol 117. This is a SUPER enamel, dates from my childhood and it goes on like it was new.

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    Another 24 hours to dry, then I'll mask and apply the final main camouflage colour, dark US green, using the same technique. I'll have lost a lot of the black variation on the final coat, but it won't be so obvious and a lighter background should do the same thing under the dark green...


    In the meantime, here are my burner cans and exhausts. Painted per an earlier post, then weathered with various shades of grey, orange, blue and yellow chalk. The interior was dry brushed with aluminium.

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    I like seeing this scheme come together, my Phantom is two tone grey. The jet pipes look good.
     
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    flyjoe180 Joe

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    Colour number three of three for the South East Asia scheme, dark US green, Humbrol 116.
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    Some minor touch ups required around the intakes and some seepage on the underside demarcation, but otherwise pretty pleased with the scheme so far. After touching up the grey and intake areas I'll apply the metallic areas around the tail area and horizontal stabilizers. Then it'll be time for gloss varnish and decals.
     
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    Looking good.
     
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    Looking amazing joe Top class scratching on the cans , really nice work on the SEAC camo too , cheers tony
     
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    Looking really good Joe making great progress on this nice kit.
    Love the detail on the cockpit and jets,also camo is great looks the part
     
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    That's looking great Joe.
     
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    eddiesolo It's a modelling time!

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    Top work Joe, she is taking shape nicely.
     
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    flyjoe180 Joe

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    Unmasked and ready for next stages. A few touch ups were required. Since this I've glossed it and will start decal work soon followed by a little bit of weathering and application of a homemade pastel line wash. The 57th FIS F-4C Phantoms look pretty well maintained and clean in various online photos. Being based in Iceland, they wouldn't have had such a harsh degradation of the paint work when compared to those stationed in South East Asia.

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    She is looking nice Joe.
     
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    Snowman We come in peace, so shoot to kill!

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    A brick can fly if you give it enough power!!;):):cool:

    Looking great!:cool:
     
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    eddiesolo It's a modelling time!

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    Nice work Joe!
     
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    All looking very nice.
     
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    flyjoe180 Joe

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    Cheers guys, been applying decals on and off in between life and work, update coming soon and hoping to meet the deadline.

    There is truth in that...
     

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