Tamiya 1/32 F-4J(UK) Phantom 74 Squadron

By Andy John

Although this kit has been around a few years now, with a little enhancement it still builds into an impressive model.

Paints are from Gunze and Tamiya, the sidewinder caps and flags are from Aerobonus. The decals are from Yellowhammer, which I couldn't get in the UK and had to order them from the US.

I used the Aires cockpit and exhaust, the cockpit needed a little work to get it to fit correctly, but its worth the effort. Eduard Zoom products for the cockpit instrument and ancillary panels.

The colour scheme of the J model F4's in UK service is a highly discussed topic as they were painted in US colours prior to delivery.

This particular aircraft - ZE356 - was re-painted shortly after delivery to standard RAF Lo Viz scheme. I chose to depict an aircraft that represents an "Alert" aircraft hence the live weapons fit of Skyflash, Sidewinder and a central SUU-23 gun pod.

© 2013 Andy John

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This article was published on Tuesday, February 19 2013; Last modified on Wednesday, May 22 2013