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F-4 phantom colors SEA

  • I may have asked this question before if so sorry I"m getting old and I'm having to write things down any more to remember

    My question for the day I ’m trying  to work on one of my many projects and I’m having problems with finding the right color schemes for F-4 phantoms in SEA colors I found 3 sites and all the colors don’t match but one. I have over 100 bottles of paint in my work area and I'm betting I don't have all the colors and I just spent 40 bucks at the HL the other night. thanks J 

     

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  • i believe you're talking about a USN or marine bird? if so, your looking at gull gray over insignia white.

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  • Sorry  I should have been more specific USAF

  • USAF Birds originally went to Vietnam in 1965 in the same scheme as their Navy/Marine Corps cousins, Gull Gray over White. Soon they were starting to receive a camo scheme of Dark Green 34079, Medium Green 34103, and Tan 30219 0ver Lght Gray 36622. That was the standard scehem from late '65 until the withdrawl of US forces. A few F-4s had the light gray bottom painted black for night operations.

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  • USAF camo would be

    -camouflage gray FS36622

    -dark tan  FS30219

    -dark green

    -medium green FS34102

    tamiya 1/48 P-47D $25 + shipping

    tamiya 1/48 mosquito $20+ shipping

    hobby boss 1/48 F-105G. wings and fuselage cut from sprue. $40+ shipping. 

  • Thanks I might have found the problem I use MM paints and I have all the colors listed the problem is some sites are calling the 34079 field green not dark green  Field green is listed as 34097 medium green 34102, dark tan 30219,and the  gray is called camo gray 36622  

  • i think some numbers changed over time.

    tamiya 1/48 P-47D $25 + shipping

    tamiya 1/48 mosquito $20+ shipping

    hobby boss 1/48 F-105G. wings and fuselage cut from sprue. $40+ shipping. 

  • More to the point color names mean squat in paint

  • urich

    Thanks I might have found the problem I use MM paints and I have all the colors listed the problem is some sites are calling the 34079 field green not dark green  Field green is listed as 34097 medium green 34102, dark tan 30219,and the  gray is called camo gray 36622  

    Rely on the FS numbers and not the paint names. It sounds like they were mis identified. Field Green is usually listed as 34097, which is not a clor commonly used by the Air Force in that time period. And yes another name for Gray 36622 is Camouflage Gray.

    This site has an excellent database on aircraft color schemes. Click on the appropriate letter such as "F" for the F-4 Phantom and then click on F-4 Phatom when it appears in the drop down menu. In the "colors and markings" section on that menu, the various paint schemes with their FS numbers and patterns are listed.

    http://www.cybermodeler.com/resource1.shtml

     

    F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

    U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

    N is for NO SURVIVORS...

           - Plankton

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  • Stikpusher you just became my hero. Great site will use it alot Thanks.

  • Aw shucks... I know I just spend too much time online...Embarrassed

    F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

    U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

    N is for NO SURVIVORS...

           - Plankton

    LSM

     

  • I will be following up on this post. I am also building an F4-C/D for the GB. It is getting more confusing by the posts coming in.

  • These colors are about right, I recon:

     

  • Actually it would be more brown than tan so either Tamiya Nato brown or even Model Master Earth brown would work.

    I am working on a Hasegawa 1/72 F-4E right now that is going to be in SEA camoflage and right now I started on the Stabilators and have all the colors on but only have 2 of the colors pictured since I shot the brown color on a couple minutes ago and will get a pic of that when it dries.

    Stabilator with NMF added

    BTW there was a goof on the upper portion that I fixed prior to adding the faded olive drab which is my medium green portion of the camoflage.

    Stabilator with Model Master Faded olive drab color.

    Stabilator with Tamiya Nato Green added as the second shade.

    I am trying to get as close to the camoflage pattern as I can on the stabilators as these will be added last so I can add them to the plane when I finish assembling and painting the rest of the kit to avoid ruining things.

    randypandy831

    USAF camo would be

    -camouflage gray FS36622

    -dark tan  FS30219

    -dark green

    -medium green FS34102

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  • So the Spookies did have slime lights in Nam so I don't have to eliminate the slime lights from my build.Wink

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    These colors are about right, I recon:

     

     

    On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

    The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/