The F-4 Phantom, my number 1 aircraft of all time! Is it a bit strange that I have not yet built an F-4 Phantom? Well except for a 1/144 version many years ago.
I’m sure this book from Flightcraft, who’s proper title is McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom will be the catalyst of lots of future builds.
Just like the Gloster Meteor book that I posted about previously, the book is aimed at the model maker.
Both books came from Amazon, and I did have to return the first copy of the Phantom book. There were some issues with print quality, guess that one was a Friday afternoon print. I contacted Amazon for a replacement and my replacement copy has no such issues.
So what do you get with this book? You get 96 pages jammed packed with information, photos and colour profiles.
- Design & Development
- F4 in Foreign Service
- Camouflage & Markings
- Modelling the F-4 Phantom II
- F-4B Phantom II, US Navy, Academy 1/48
- F-4B Phantom II, US Navy, Tamiya 1/48
- F-4C converted to EF-4C, Academy 1/48
- F-4D Phantom II, USAF SE Asia, Zoukei-Mura 1/48
- F-4E Phantom II, Hellenic AF, Tamiya 1/48
- F-4E Phantom II, early USAF, Zoukei-Mura 1/48
- F4EJ Phantom II, JASDF, Zoukei-Mura 1/48
- F-4G Phantom II, Wild Weasel USAF, Hasegawa 1/72
- F-4J Phantom II, US Navy, Tamiya 1/32
- F-4J Phantom II, US Marines, Zoukei-Mura 1/48
- F-4J(UK) Phantom II, Tamiya 1/32
- F-4S Phantom II, US Marines, Hasegawa 1/48
- FGR.2 Phantom II, RAF, Revell (Hasegawa) 1/48
- Further reading and Bibliography
As you can see, the bulk of the book is made up with the model projects.
In addition, you also get 8 pages of colour side profiles to wet your appetite.
This is the first time I’ve come across the Zoukei-Mura brand. Looks like they do a lot of F-4 Phantom kits.
If you are looking for a book to inspire some 1/48 F-4 Phantom II builds, then I think this book is a must.
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