Wednesday, 23 October 2013

More from the Wg Cdr - part 1 - Phantom

Our old chum Wg Cdr Luddite has sent me photos of some 1/285 scale GHQ aircraft he is working on as part of a commission.  First up we have an F-4 Phantom in what looks to me like 'Nam era markings and laden with under wing unpleasantness.

7 comments:

Stephen Beat said...

Ooooooo...That's lovely. Cannot believe the quality of this at such a minute scale!

tradgardmastare said...

Amazing work from the wing commander!

Pete. said...

Now that is nice.

Cheers,

Pete.

Duc de Gobin said...

Looks gorgeous.

Someone once told me that the Phantom proved that you could make a brick aerodynamic by strapping a big enough engine to it.

It still looks lovely.

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

Thanks for the kind comments.

Even with all that thrust behind it, I still wouldn't exactly call a Phantom aerodynamic though!

Stu Rat said...

Better than all the "modern" designs where you can see all the math. The Phantom has "style".

Imagine if they remade them with modern materials, engines and avionics. Probably be a much better deal than the F-35s @ $160M apiece.

Paul Foster said...

I have a (Well 5 or 6) 1/144 F4E on the bench at the moment to repaint, but after seeing yours Wing Commander I do not think I will bother. It would be downright embarrassing to compare.

Beautiful work!