USAF F-4 markings question.. With a side of USN
finally, I feel confident enough in my skills that I am ready to tackle several F-4s i have been wanting to build for a long time- only to discover I am apparently the only person who wants to tackle said projects.
I work in 1/48th scale and I have started aquiring the kits for these models.
Does anyone make Decals for the F-4 flown by Robin Olds around the time of operation Bolo?
What about the F-4 flown by Steve Ritchie with all the Mig stars on the intake?
I did some poking around on greatmodels and a couple other places and managed to come up dry, I even searched by tail number with no luck.
Also, A question about operation Bolo.. where did the F-4s involved hang the ECM pod that was pirated from the F-105s (The stock number escapes me) I have seen pictures of the ECM pod hanging from one of the forward Sparrow stations but I can't imagine giving up a Sparrow on a mission designed to ambush Migs.
For the side of USN.. Anyone make markings for the F-4 flown by Cunningham/Driscoll on their famous flight? I know Monogram used to make a full kit with those markings.. But given Cunninghams recent legal problems they seem to have all but dropped off the radar.
Also, does anyone make a sheet of USAF tail numbers and letters? I want to build a late F-4D from the 906th FG at Wright Patterson AFB in the mid 80s. They had one airplane with two Mig victories and I have the tail number somewhere (but I am not at home so my references aren't nearby).
I know I am out of luck on such obscure markings (like the 906th FG) but I was thinking someone might have a sheet of numbers and letters to help out people looking to build the really obscure models. Once again, a search turned up nothing- but I might not be using the right search terms. I considered painting the stuff myself- but I am not that good, or that patient.
If such a sheet exists for the USAF.. Does one also exist for the USN? I am building an RA-5C with RVAH-12 from the USS Independence and I need an AC tail code that I don't feel like painting myself.