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1/72 Fujimi RAF Phantom F4J - complete

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Found this kit in my stash and figured try to complete it by end of GB

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Gordon

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Found this kit in my stash and figured try to complete it by end of GB

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Gordon

Brings back memories. I built a lot of those Fujimi Phantoms back in the 90's. Nice little kits. Good luck with it.

Regards,

Don.

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Some progress I have some decals on the way hopefully they will arrive in time or else will just use the kit decals to finish this one. also have to fix a few broken parts like the missile rack

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Well this is one is done little frustration had to raid the spares box as even though some parts were shown on the instructions they were not included in the kit. I think maybe another version of the kit must have made it into the box oh well its done. while researching decals for this build found this interesting info at the following link. (http://kitreview.com/reviews/tigermeetdecalsds_1.htm)

Delays in the Panavia Tornado F2 program and a general reduction in RAF units resulted in the RAF acquiring 15 ex-US Navy and Marine Corps F-4Js to assist in the air defence of the UK. These airframes were reworked in a 'Life Extension Program' at the North Island, NAS, California. Modifications included RWR antennas on the engine air intakes, low intensity formation lights and general repainting.

For the 28th Nato 'Tiger Meet' held at the Cameri Airbase, Italy in July, 1988.

F-4J aircraft, British serial ZE-355/S attended this meet, but was originally only painted in the standard british RAF Grey scheme and '74' Sqd. standard black vertical tail plane. F-4Es from the 141st TFS, New Jersey ANG which were attending for the first time, also arrived, but were resplendent with a huge, dark grey tiger head painted on both sides of their noses. Not to be outdone, the RAF crews obtained colour paint from the nearest town and devised the tiger chomping on the soviet 'Red Star' as well as tiger stripes on the rudder, which has remained one of the most colourful and striking schemes ever applied to an F-4

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Looks damn good to my eyes :) Great work. Love Your display bases! :cheers:

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