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About ThePhantomTwo

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    Crew Chief
  • Birthday 06/18/1963

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    Terre Haute,Indiana
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    Military aviation,ANG/AFRES subjects,and of course F-16's and F-4's!Retired from U.S. military after 22 years of service(USAF and ANG)

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  1. ThePhantomTwo

    CD48140 & CD48141 - 1/48 F-35A & F-35B

    If I remember right,the 466th jet has it's diamond markings fin flash like their F-16's did,same length as the 34th,421st,and 4th fin flashes. Also,the new 388th Boss Bird has black shadowing for markings on the tail,I seena pic of this jet by a photographer out of Ft. Worth a week or so ago,my son saw it in one of the hangers as well at Hill and was thrilled to see something different than the usual gray markings,even though it was black.
  2. ThePhantomTwo

    Another F-18, Blue Angel Question

    Usually only flight required items would be on,belts connected and tightened,ejection sequence selected for single seat use. On our F-16D's,the MFD's were off for single pilot flights
  3. ThePhantomTwo

    Trumpeter 1/48 F-100 opinions please

    I have their 1/48 Hun intake/nose,very well done,cut at a panel line,a little shaving of plastic and your good to go,the nose gear bay is molded with the intake.Nicely done like the other sets they produce.
  4. ThePhantomTwo

    Navy/Marine F-4 Phantoms!

    I think it would be worth it,include the rarely/hardly done VMFA's and VF's then it'll be golden. I always keep a look out for VMFA-333 70's F-4J markings,either the AJ or DN tail codes but they are hard to find or want collectors prices so a Trip Trey 70's J won't probably be built for that reason(the model if ever built would be given to one of our pilots who flew with 333,I plan on doing the jet he made his last USMC Phantom flight,one BuNo off from their Mig Killer)
  5. ThePhantomTwo

    2X 1/48 Tamiya P-51D

    I have the Tamiya kits but I'm leaning more the Meng kit when I get another Mustang, I'm not completely sold on the Airfix kit,the Meng kit seems to have the details nicely done. I still have a half completed Tamiya kit in the box,I may finish it just to experiment on the NMF painting, I have the Alclad paints but haven't used them yet,your builds seem to have me leaning towards the AK paints now.
  6. ThePhantomTwo

    Inventory Reduction Sale!!!!

    I did my part😊Love the ANG F-4 decals,going to get the F-4G sheet as soon as I can as well,don't have a Weasel build planned yet but I know I need the Idaho markings for it!
  7. ThePhantomTwo

    Inventory Reduction Sale!!!!

    When I pull up the decals,they are at the discounted prices,only the most recent releases are not
  8. ThePhantomTwo

    Inventory Reduction Sale!!!!

    My decals outnumber my kits by almost 10 to 1 but you can't pass up a great bargain for quality decals! Looking at what to get right now😄
  9. ThePhantomTwo

    Dream Injection Kit(s)

    1/48 F-86A and E
  10. ThePhantomTwo

    F-4G with single piece windshield.

    We(181st TFG) had 68-0424 with the one piece windscreen,it was our Wing King jet,it is on Speed Hunter Decals Phantom Gunfighter sheet. It was transferred to the Greek AF in the summer of 1991.
  11. ThePhantomTwo

    Wolfpak June 2018

    I can deal with the 72nd kits of what you provided. I focus my builds of aircraft of the Guard/Reserve and aircraft my family and I have been associated with during our military careers.What 48th scale doesn't provide, 72nd scale does,and that's only 2-3 aircraft that 48th can't provide for my build wants.
  12. ThePhantomTwo

    Wolfpak June 2018

    Eh,I got out of 72nd years ago,still have a few but 48th gives me better detail and more bang for the buck (most of the time). Better one the eyes to boot.
  13. ThePhantomTwo

    Wolfpak June 2018

    My son applied the squadron markings to the 466th jet a week or so before it deployed to the Pacific, he's had his hands on applying the markings on 34th and 4th jets as well,too bad it's not our scale of 1/48th scale though.
  14. ThePhantomTwo

    CD48140 & CD48141 - 1/48 F-35A & F-35B

    The Meng kit is more accurate.
  15. ThePhantomTwo

    CD48140 & CD48141 - 1/48 F-35A & F-35B

    I'd be up for a sheet,my son works at Hill AFB and applies the RAM coatings and the markings on the F-35A's(He's with the 419th ),I've been waiting for Hill markings besides the 34th boss bird that come in the kit. The jets that just came back from the Pacific region are getting the squadron markings updated/reapplied. Unfortunately, the folks at Hill aren't hip on photos being taken on the line or hanger or he'd probably be taking walk arounds of every jet.