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Gene K

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    Gulf Breeze, FL
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    Scale Modeling, Radio Control, F-4 Phantom II,

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  1. Well, I'm going to have to prove that to myself now. 🤺 Gene K
  2. Rex, It was one of the YF-4J aircraft that served as the slat prototype for the F-4S. So yes, the inner flaps would have been inactivated, and the slats (inboard and out) were welded out ... accordingly the airplane did not have the slat actuator fairings under the wings. That's as much as my failing read-write brain can access ... please let me know after you check your notes what's wrong/right (my refs are inaccessible). Also, not sure how soon after the bi-centennial scheme that the slats were removed, but I don't think they were on very long. Gene K
  3. Come on Rex, you knew (!) that wasn't gonna happen. Yes, but the VX-4 Bi-Centennial F-4J had fixed LE slats (as well as an F-4B/N radome). Gene K
  4. Unfortunately not according to the site I get on Chrome. Is there another/newer site I should visit? I'm patiently ready to order!!! Gene K
  5. So what do those "correct"????? EDIT: Went to Mike's website and was impressed with the intakes -- seamless. I'll be in for a couple of sets when he resumes production, hopefully soon. Gene K
  6. "Actually", for the USAF, the extent of the camo inside the intake varied from right at the lip to ~ 36" back. Most common were: 1) "several" inches in, roughly lining up vertically with the the vari ramp break; and 2) around 36 in deep. Here's an example of the former on an F-4C back in '69 - it's grainy and rough, but you can get the picture. 😎 The deep 36 inch spraying was usually nicely masked, but the splitter plate demarcation featured, well ... lots of freehand. Likely a matter of depot versus field painting. Gene K
  7. Too bad Jeffrey (Hypersonic Models) is in the midst of relocating to Japan. I think he'd be on this. Gene K
  8. Thanks for the link, HomeBe. I'd like to get Ron's book ... but Amazon's $598.61 is somewhat out of my price range . (direct from Schiffer, it's only $59, but their cheapest shipping is a steep $20 (!) ... so I ordered this one for $43 total ... 2 day delivery) Gene K
  9. Indeed! I'll buy the kit for the box art, and follow/copy your build to make the needed corrections!! Gene K
  10. I agree on the lazy part!! To me, intake covers are, in most cases, an obvious shortcut that detracts from the overall appeal of a model. 🥀 I really commend you, Giovanni for doing the extensive (and excellent) surgery that you've done, and I certainly hope you don't cover it all up!! Gene K
  11. Now that's funny! Surely there must be a logical reason ... temporary? Gene K
  12. I agree about the scary part, but think the final is somewhat overdone, and not really befitting of Juan's superior construction talents. I say that with trepidation since I don't want to appear negative as concerns this great build. As concerns the drop tank "weathering", I think the "spilled gas" effect running down from the fuel caps should not be there since those were not common refueling points (and the seals didn't/shouldn't leak. Maybe Spanish tanks were refueled this way???. A crew chief could provide some clarification here. Of course there were usually plenty of scuff m
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