Author Topic: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48  (Read 1090 times)

Offline Rod The Fixer

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F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« on: October 07, 2021, 10:03:43 PM »
Hi everyone,
I'm starting to assemble this wonderful Tamiya kit:


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to make this aircraft:






The NL-201 (BuNo 153019, F-4B J.O. 736, SD-513-1-8 block 26/z35) was an F-4B Phantom that belonged to the VF-111 Sundowners embarked on USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) during the Nov 1971 to Jul 1972 cruise to SEA. Using the callsign, 'Old Nick two-zero-one', the aircraft was flown by all the squadron pilots and Radar Intercept Officers at one time or another during the cruise, but on 6 March 1972 it was flown by Lt Garry Weigand and Lt(jg) Bill Freckleton. When they launched off the USS Coral Sea that afternoon and headed toward North Vietnam they had no idea the mission would ultimately end with their engagement and shoot down of an enemy MiG-17 aircraft near Quang Lang airfield.

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Source: www.usscoralsea.net

A quick look inside the box:


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Offline ChernayaAkula

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2021, 10:42:48 PM »
Ooooioh!  :icon_surprised: This is gonna be good!  :-*
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2021, 12:39:55 AM »
Nice looking kit! :D
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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2021, 12:37:22 AM »
Comparison between the original cockpit and the 3d decals


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Cockpit ready for the 3d decal


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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2021, 04:26:19 PM »
The difference between the color of the cockpit FS36270 (Gunze H308) and the decals is very noticeable, so I decided to cut out the decals with a scalpel.


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Here are the decals applied before assembling the cockpit:


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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2021, 03:37:34 AM »

Cockpit assembled


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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2021, 10:31:49 AM »
Woh! :icon_surprised:

Cool! 8)
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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2021, 09:39:21 AM »
Very nice!  And good call on cutting out the cockpit decals  :smiley:
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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2021, 12:00:51 PM »
How do you affix the QS decals?  Looks really good.

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2021, 03:08:20 AM »
Afterburner details


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Fuselage assembled


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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2021, 02:31:40 PM »
Are those the kit cans? ???

If so, they're very nice! :smiley:
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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2021, 01:39:53 AM »
Are those the kit cans? ???
...

Yes, they are included in the kit

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2021, 03:37:00 PM »
 :smiley: 8)
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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2021, 04:38:49 AM »
I start to paint ...


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Offline Gingie

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2021, 06:18:28 AM »
Nice finish!

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2021, 03:02:05 AM »
Ready for decals and weathering


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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2021, 10:36:56 AM »
I can smell that "new plane" scent from here! :D
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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2021, 09:50:26 PM »
I applied the decals ..


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The "Sundowners" tail marking drove me crazy ... and the final result didn't satisfy me ...


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so I decided to remove the decals and paint the marking ...

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2021, 04:07:20 AM »
Cockpit completed and ejection seats installed


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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2021, 09:40:37 AM »
Mate! She's coming along brilliantly! 8)
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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2021, 11:36:36 AM »
Outstanding!!!!!!

Offline Gingie

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2021, 01:01:20 AM »
very tight work!

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2021, 12:29:36 AM »
Almost completed model ...


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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2021, 01:10:29 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: F-4B Phantom II VF-111 "Sundowners" NL 201- Tamiya 1/48
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2021, 05:50:00 AM »
Great build! And nicely subtle on the weathering  :smiley:
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