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Old 11-07-2009, 06:34 PM
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I currently have one of my friends Phantoms for a complete strip and refinish. Master Fly F4 Phantom. Converted to turbine some time back and from what I am told flys great. The finish was a decent Thunderbirds scheme but it was time for it to come off and something different. I'm more known for my painting skills than flying time (working on that) so it's a pleasure to be trusted with my buddies jet. Thought I would update this from time to time to show the transformation. The target was going to be a Vietnam camo scheme but while researching the web for detail shots I came across the German Luftwaffe 50th anniversary Phantom. There was no other choice after seeing that. As a painter by trade I can't wait to get to the gun. All you see will be paint, no transfers here. Follow along and any suggestions are appreciated.

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Old 11-07-2009, 06:39 PM
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Some of my other work.... I'm the smallest guy in the picture....

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Old 11-07-2009, 06:46 PM
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:53 PM
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Need a better picture of Miss America...
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:13 PM
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One of the most Beautiful jets Ive ever seen.. FANTASTIC...
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:44 PM
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Hi Dan
I have one of these Masterfly Phantoms that I am in the process of doing for turbine can you give me a few ideas
what size turbine is he using
what way did he do the wing joining
what landing gear did he use
how did he do the elevator control
have you any pictures of the internals and bottom of fuse.

thanks
have a nice day

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Old 11-07-2009, 07:54 PM
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What a coincidence! Figured out whats on the bottom yet?
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:13 PM
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Meet the original artist.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:57 PM
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Not quite, have a decent picture of the top but only a very oblique picture of the bottom.

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Old 11-07-2009, 09:38 PM
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Would that happen to be billys'? If so, he's gonna have an awesome F-4.
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The reason I said "what a coincidence" is the fact that I have been researching that exact scheme for the better part of the last week or so. Came up with some damn good close-up detail photos. I have been going back & forth with Camlex & JL in trying to get a JL F-4 painted in this paint scheme. At first, they declined because of the complexity of the tail art, and then said they would do the scheme without the tail art and leave it to me to finish it out. Thought about going the vinyl wrap method, but I have found a local airbrush artist who said he can do the scheme complete...now I just need to get the kit on order. It's without a doubt the most beautiful scheme that I have ever come across on an F-4.
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Chances are if you've given pics of this scheme to anyone in the far east it won't be long before some version, however weak, will be showing up as a new scheme........!!!!
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:55 PM
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Ron, Whats up ?
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:08 AM
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That is a baddass scheme for the F-4.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:29 AM
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Hey Billy,

Looks like your doing your homework....took me awhile to find that last picture of the underside. You have good taste buddy and can't wait to see the outcome.

Ronnie



Photo credit goes to Mick Balter

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Sabre and starfighter on the bottom....
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Ronnie, Dan found the scheme and my buddy Bill found the link with all the great pictures, has to be one of the most badass schemes on a jet to date !!
Hope all is well with you and yours.
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Stripping continues. I have to say the CitraStrip works great, a little slow but doesn't harm the glass at all. (still pay attention) After I finish the top I'll make a cradle , flip her over and get to the bottom.

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ORIGINAL: SPLIT S

Some of my other work.... I'm the smallest guy in the picture....

Dan
Who is that Conan the Barbarian in the Middle Picture? lol, The theme is awsome dude.
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I've been called alot of things,but this is a first.

"Who is that Conan the Barbarian in the Middle Picture? lol, The theme is awsome dude."

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Looking back at that Picture I almost spit all over the computer in laughter. You even have the gold chain.

I know I don't know ya, but it was still a funny comment. Hope you were not offended too much by it, I'm sure it was in jest.
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I still think there is no meaner looking airplane than a Rhino in full grunt!
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ORIGINAL: sweetpea01

Looking back at that Picture I almost spit all over the computer in laughter. You even have the gold chain.

I know I don't know ya, but it was still a funny comment. Hope you were not offended too much by it, I'm sure it was in jest.
actually it was a complement. The dude is huge.
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No offense taken.
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It has been on the Fly Eagle F-4 Pix for 3 months...

Also I give 5 stars for Dante and Monica at Camlex... Great Peep's... Over the top.
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