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PostPosted: Sun 07 Mar 2010 22:12 pm 
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Phantom FG1 that my son built - that was the day when I interested him in models.  
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We, the Mods, are having a bit of a blitz on threads with no product code  :rules:

Would the thread originator kindly add the product code, in brackets at the end of the thread title as set out in the rules  :arrow:  here.

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PostPosted: Mon 29 Mar 2010 18:25 pm 
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Very nice . Here is mine completed over the weekend in 19 Sqn markings

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PostPosted: Mon 29 Mar 2010 18:43 pm 
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Very nice . Here is mine completed over the weekend in 19 Sqn markings.
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Shane, yours is not this kit  :!:

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PostPosted: Mon 29 Mar 2010 19:04 pm 
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Sorry Ratch , just notice the tailfin . I had no box or instruction with mine .

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Everyone else seemed confused before I split the threads  :lol:

I'd like to know which is which Mark though  :?

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jan 2012 03:37 am 
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This is Matchbox's Phantom with a few tweaks . It uses Aeroclub landing gear and Exhaust ,   Hasegawa missiles and rails added to the kit pylons , quickboost seats and Xtradecal decals for a 19 Sqn Phantom . Paint is Mr Color and Tamiya . Airfix ... Please do a Spey Phantom in 1/72 ! I promise I'll never ask for anything else .....
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very nice bit of kit  :thumb: love it

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That is a very beautiful F-4. :clap:
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Mar 2014 12:21 pm 
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Surprised to find no other builds of this classic, but the Matchbox reference drew a blank.
In 1978 Four FAA Phantoms of 892 NAS (HMS Ark Royal) were assigned to the USS Constellation for a month of exercises and Four USN Phantoms were hosted aboard the Ark Royal. At the end of the exercise the US Navy hosted the FAA contingent (incl ground crew) for a 4 day visit to New York. When the FAA crews returned aboard the Constellation they were shocked to discover that their Phantoms, that had last sported a FAA Blue finish, were now wearing US Navy Grey. The FAA crews elected to pretend that nothing had happened, but knew that somehow they must play a return joke on their hosts. The following day the FAA Phantoms took off to return to the Ark Royal with their crews a little bit frustrated that they has been unable to even the honours. They need not have worried. As a finale to the exercise the Eight exchange aircraft were to fly over the Constellation and Ark Royal in formation. Broad smiles quickly spread across the crews of both sets of Phantoms as the aircraft moved into formation and it became clear that as well as Four FAA Phantoms in US Navy Grey there were also Four US Navy Phantoms in FAA Blue.
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Mar 2014 12:54 pm 
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Nice build Alex. :thumb:

There was a thread already - it had the wrong title but right product code.

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PostPosted: Sat 08 Mar 2014 13:35 pm 
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Thanks for putting this in the correct place, Dave. :thumb:

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Good work Alex. In real life one of the FAA's Phantoms was zapped during cross decking having pre war US stars applied and the legend Colonial Navy over a scrubbed out Royal Navy title. What make is the truck in the picture?


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PostPosted: Sat 08 Mar 2014 15:39 pm 
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Thanks, Tom. I love the whole history of zapping and inter service pranks, especially those with NATO and other Allies. The truck is made by "Base-Toys Ltd." and is reference "D-99". If you type into ebay "Base Toys RAF" it brings this up plus other finishes that must be quite new. This may have cost me! :D

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A basic kit but great builds all! :P


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Nice builds gents, love Tankers' 'M' and Alex's RN 'K' finished in USN colours! :clapping:

I've my own Matchbox "K" in my portfolio but I'd be too ashamed to put it here :fear:

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Beautifully done - I don't know if it's the angle or if it was required for carrier-based aircraft, but that nose wheel and strut looks particularly long!

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Royal Navy F-4K's had an extra extendable ram in the nose gear strut to increase the F-4's AOA for catapult launches from 'medium' sized RN carriers. Very cool!! 8-)

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Thank you for the kind comments. :cheers:

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