Tamiya 1/32 F-4J(UK) 74 SQN RAF circa 1989

By Peter White

Wing Commander Chris Spink and Squadron Leader Steve Smyth, 74 Squadron RAF, late '80s. Depicted with full live weapon load as if on alert.

Aires cockpit, Eduard seats and wheels, Academy AIM-9Ls, kit AIM-7s done up to look like Skyflash. Wolfpack SUU-23 gunpod. GT Resin exhaust nozzles.

YellowHammer Decals from Fine Art of Decals. Master pitots and probe. D-Mold seamless intakes.

Radome is Tamiya Grey primer. Top sides Mr. Hobby 334 Barley Grey, undersides Mr. Hobby 332 Light Aircraft Grey.

Starting with the undersides. External fuel, SUU-23 gun pod, 4 Skyflashes and 4 Sidewinders.

There is a build thread for this model in the forums.

© Peter White 2016

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This article was published on Friday, April 01 2016; Last modified on Friday, April 01 2016