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Robin Olds F-4C Phantom - Operation "Bolo" - From Tmiya kit in 1/32 scale


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In Summer 2016, when I was on the beach, I was pleased to spend several hours reading a book dedicated to the life of Colonel Robin Olds this was for me an inspiration to make a model with some history behind, a great history in this case.

So, some time later, I started building my 1/32 Tamiya kit. Also involved from the beginning were GT Resin cockpit and Eduard Brassin wheels.

Just a bit later, looking at the only picture I found, added to the description of Bolo, I had to provide the ALQ-71 Jamming Pod from Cutting Edge.

Decals used: PrintScale and Warbird plus some home made like the Singha Lion emblem and tail codes

Here following are some pictures of the complete model.

I hope you will like it.

Alberto

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FP 680.jpg

 

 

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15-tail done.JPG

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20-camou det.JPG

27-ecm.JPG

28-sidew.JPG

29-sparrow.JPG

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DSCN2900.JPG

red lion right.jpg

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1 hour ago, alberto49 said:

In Summer 2016, when I was on the beach, I was pleased to spend several hours reading a book dedicated to the life of Colonel Robin Olds this was for me an inspiration to make a model with some history behind, a great history in this case.

So, some time later, I started building my 1/32 Tamiya kit. Also involved from the beginning were GT Resin cockpit and Eduard Brassin wheels.

Just a bit later, looking at the only picture I found, added to the description of Bolo, I had to provide the ALQ-71 Jamming Pod from Cutting Edge.

Decals used: PrintScale and Warbird plus some home made like the Singha Lion emblem and tail codes

Here following are some pictures of the complete model.

I hope you will like it.

Alberto

1-Robin Olds.jpg

cec32155.jpg

FP 680.jpg

 

 

8-seats.JPG

 

15-tail done.JPG

19-camou.JPG

20-camou det.JPG

27-ecm.JPG

28-sidew.JPG

29-sparrow.JPG

DSCN2892.JPG

DSCN2894.JPG

DSCN2898.JPG

DSCN2900.JPG

red lion right.jpg

DSCN2452.JPG

DSCN2733.JPG

DSCN2450.JPG

Great looking Phantom Alberto! I‘m a fan of the aircraft and of the SEA-scheme. You did it justice! Bang-Seats, Nozzles, Weapons look spot on!

 Makes me want to take my F-4E out of the stash and start building it. 

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That is a Beautiful Build Sir!! Robin Olds was quite the character to think he served Flying in three separate conflicts over 20+ years is a feat in itself.I have always thought I would like to model a plane of his from each conflict.Really Nice!!:unworthy::unworthy:

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