F-4 Phantom II jet
The Guelph Plastic Modellers Groupt had a Phantom jet challenge build.  The idea was to build a Phantom jet - any scale,
markings, scratchbuilding, etc. and have it done by Dec 31, 2006.  The results would be displayed at the WellCoME 11 contest in
March 2007.  The winner received a gift certificate from Future Shop (. . . but they don't sell models there!)

SInce I am not much of an aircraft modeller (I only built them as a kid), I decided to have some fun with this.  Canada never
purchased this jet for the armed forces, I thought it would be neat to build a 'Phicticious Phantom' with Canadian markings.  I liked
the CF-5A retirement markings of Squadron 419 that JBOT decals had available, with a Canadian maple leaf on the underside.  I
was able to adopt them to fit on the Phantom.  

Some of the guys in the club were kind enough to give me a couple of pilot figures, as I wanted the plane to be displayed in flight.

Base Kit(s):   Tamiya 1:72 scale F-4 Phantom II (kit number 60713)     

Finished:        July 2006

- kit was built out of the box, with the landing gear in the up postition.
- Squadron 419 retirement decals from JBOT decals adopted to fit.
- wire was epoxied into body through hole near arrester hook and then attached to wooden base.
- paint is Tamiya acrylics shot through my airbrush

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Evan Jones Models