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The Phantom came out really nice. A great display piece. The only problem is that everyone is going to want to pick it up. ;)
 
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The Phantom came out really nice. A great display piece. The only problem is that everyone is going to want to pick it up. ;)
yes, that is true, but we are down to just the older grandkids, until the new Baby is born at the end of the month...
 
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Thanks, I've always loved the Phantom II. The Thunderbirds F-4 final show as my first experience with a sonic boom... Kelly AFB Texas, an SR-71 did a low, slow pass, but was ordered to cuba... It left in a transonic climb out. The SR passed thru the Mach at 5500 Ft AGL, Even the buildings shook.
 
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A fine little Phantom, I've had a 74 Squadron F4 sitting in my stash for years...Fujimi or Hasegawa. I was going to build it for my late father who was an RAF M.P with Fighter Command during the 50's 60's - 74 was one of the fighter units at the time and had a really cool tiger motif.

The Phantoms were ex-USN machines operated over the border from me - they Suffolk, me Norfolk, but only ever saw them fly at UK's RAF Mildenhall Airshows of old.

Nice tale of the SR71 too...we had them Stationed at Mildenhall - first seen at my old school playground when it flew over escorted by F15's, then one airshow display where it was put through it paces...happy days
 

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I use AV Vallejo Plastic Putty,. It is a water soluble acrylic resin with marble dust in it. It goes on like any putty, cleans up with water while wet, and once dry, is carvable, drillable, and paintable.
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I use an old set of Testors Hobby sanding films, and I mean old, 2001ish. I also use a set of sanding sticks, Stevens International, grits from 100 up to 1000 (No Amazon link found) Vallejo primer and a mix of Vallejo and The Army Painter paints.
 
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I use an old set of Testors Hobby sanding films, and I mean old, 2001ish. I also use a set of sanding sticks, Stevens International, grits from 100 up to 1000 (No Amazon link found) Vallejo primer and a mix of Vallejo and The Army Painter paints.
Thank you for the information!