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Hasegawa 1:72 F4E painting

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:45 AM

cbaltrin

 

 
cbaltrin

 

 
SargeUSMC

 

 
tempestjohnny
The Marines didn't use the F-4E
 

 

 

 

Did the Navy fly the "E"? Marines and Navy didn't adopt the camo paint scheme. The kit came with air force decals, but I don't wanna do camo. Not ready for that yet.

 

 

 

 

Sorry my friend, only US operator of the F-4E was the USAF. Think your stuck with cammo unless u want to do a export version.

 

 

 

Here u go. I never knew USAF had Grey F-4E's. Search for this decal sheet on ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Loose-Bare-Metal-Foil-57th-FIS-F-4E-Phantom-Decals-1-72-3/163999891276?hash=item262f27bf4c:g:BoMAAOSww85aY~fI

 

57th FIS out of Keflavik Iceland, Missouri ANG out of St. Louis and the 122nd(?) out of Fort Wayne Indiana all used E's in grey. 

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:16 PM

Whatever you do, post pics!

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:22 PM
A Blacksheep bird would be the ultimate!
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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:47 AM

Tickmagnet

It's your model, you can build it and make it whatever you want. You want to put Marines on an E then by all means go right ahead. As far as I know it violates no laws in doing so. Have fun.

 

True... could always do a “what if?” Marine F-4E...

 

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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Posted by Tickmagnet on Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:22 AM

It's your model, you can build it and make it whatever you want. You want to put Marines on an E then by all means go right ahead. As far as I know it violates no laws in doing so. Have fun.

 

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:17 AM

Well the Air Force did have enough common sense to recognize the glaring deficiency of the original F-4 design... NO GUN! They requested a gun armed version and the E was the result. For some reason the Navy or Marines never requested or purchased a gun armed version. I do believe that the Marines occasionally used gun pods on their Phantoms, but not the Navy. But the Brits, who recieved some refurbished US F-4Js, in addition to their own F-4Ks and F-4Ms equipped theirs with gun pods. 

The Air Force even went so far as to equip a F-4E with gun pods on the outboard stations- THREE Vulcans!!!- for truck hunting on the Ho Chi Minh trail. Chico the Gunfighter.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by SargeUSMC on Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:55 AM

<sigh>

 

I guess if I wanna be correct I gotta build a ZOOMIE F4!  hehehe

Thanks for the link to the decals. That'll work.

MODERATORS.....should I be posting ?'s re metalizers in the other forum?

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:38 PM

cbaltrin

 

 
SargeUSMC

 

 
tempestjohnny
The Marines didn't use the F-4E
 

 

 

 

Did the Navy fly the "E"? Marines and Navy didn't adopt the camo paint scheme. The kit came with air force decals, but I don't wanna do camo. Not ready for that yet.

 

 

 

 

Sorry my friend, only US operator of the F-4E was the USAF. Think your stuck with cammo unless u want to do a export version.

 

Here u go. I never knew USAF had Grey F-4E's. Search for this decal sheet on ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Loose-Bare-Metal-Foil-57th-FIS-F-4E-Phantom-Decals-1-72-3/163999891276?hash=item262f27bf4c:g:BoMAAOSww85aY~fI

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:36 PM

SargeUSMC

 

 
tempestjohnny
The Marines didn't use the F-4E
 

 

 

 

Did the Navy fly the "E"? Marines and Navy didn't adopt the camo paint scheme. The kit came with air force decals, but I don't wanna do camo. Not ready for that yet.

 

 

Sorry my friend, only US operator of the F-4E was the USAF. Think your stuck with cammo unless u want to do a export version.

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
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    December 2014
Posted by SargeUSMC on Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:44 PM

tempestjohnny
The Marines didn't use the F-4E
 

 

Did the Navy fly the "E"? Marines and Navy didn't adopt the camo paint scheme. The kit came with air force decals, but I don't wanna do camo. Not ready for that yet.

 

How about metalizers for the tail end.....? I've got burnt metal, stainless, steel, magnesium, titanium....

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:44 AM

Sarge,

You shouldn't have any trouble finding decals for the Phantom. I just checked ebay and they had over 200 listings for 1/72 decals alone. A lot of countries flew the E and there are some really cool schemes for it.  The Germans and the Japanese have some really cool special schemes.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:49 AM

As for decals, if you can't find a set, you're not trying.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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    March 2010
  • From: MN
Posted by Nathan T on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:30 AM

Marines used the B,N,J,S Phantom. Most likely in gull gray over white paint. Later Phantoms were overall light gull gray. The latest scheme was the low visibility ghost grays. 

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:29 AM
The Marines didn't use the F-4E

 

  • Member since
    December 2014
Hasegawa 1:72 F4E painting
Posted by SargeUSMC on Monday, February 10, 2020 9:14 PM

Howdy,

 

Dusting off a build that'a been sittring for awhile. I have a few questions.

I want to do a USMC color scheme. Belly is what color? What do I use for the topside? What metalizers do I use to shoot the rear end panels and engine nozzles?

 

Are USMC decals available anywhere?

 

SEMPER FI! OOhRAH!

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