Hi all. it's been awhile since I posted a thread or have seriously started cutting and folding. I thought I'd start the New Year with my all time phavourite aircraft, the F4 Phantom. Designed by McDonnell-Douglas, taking ideas from thier F3 Demon aircraft and a few new ones they came up witha winner. In it's debut the jet captured speed climb and altitude records. It had an all weather radar setup, a second seat, twin engines and carrier launch and recovery ability. The bird was far from "perfect" however. The know alls in planning decided that the bird didn't need a gun. They thought the radar guided Aim7s and the close range sidewinders was all she needed. It wasn't until several upgrades that they figured on given it a gun in the F4E model. Anyways you could go on with history, but down to card. This kit may suspiciously look familiar, and it is, the GPM F4C model. The original kit comes in USAF SEA camo, but is erroneouly labeled and F4B. The kit is good as it is but a little incorrect. The later F4Cs and up had a fatter main wheel which required very noticable wing root bulges. The GPM kit lacks these. Plus it is an Airforce bird, which is ok but not for this "Squid". Using some oldish Paint shop pro 7 or 8 and Mgi I was able to recolor and and correct a few aggravating bits from the GPM. The bird is B model from the USS Midway. The build is actually progressed to the forward fuselage and cockpits and air intakes. The plane in flight is the model I'm building. Shown is the long nose which is one of the reason's for the "rhino" nickname.