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Phabulous Phantom
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 02:54 PM UTC
Joel_W doesn't normally build anything much younger than 70, but for Academy's Phabulous new Phantom, he made an exception. And what an exceptional build it is!

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Thanks!
chris1
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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 03:14 PM UTC
Joel
A fantastic job on a phantastic(see what I did there)aircraft really enjoyed following the build and can't wait to see how you get on with the F-4C.
Congrats.

Cheers

Chris
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 06:21 AM UTC
Nice one Joel (and Jesse for publishing)!

That's a really great job - I've got to say even as a modeller who leans towards earlier stuff myself, there's little that can beat the look of the USN birds from the late '50s and into the '60s.

All the best

Rowan
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 09:11 AM UTC
Chris & Rowan,
Thanks so much for those more then kind words. This was a special build for me as I actually built a jet. Hard to believe that they can fly without a prop up front.

Jessica,
And of course than you for your usually outstanding editing skills needed to turn my thoughts, and photos into a well written feature article.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 01:02 PM UTC
JA
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 01:03 PM UTC
JA Awesome build .. truly impressive work
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 01:41 PM UTC
Thanks Bro, it seemed to take forever, but the end result is more then worth it.
Joel
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 03:29 PM UTC
Beautiful Rhino, Joel!! Nothing like a Phantom in hi-viz markings.
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 01:56 AM UTC

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Beautiful Rhino, Joel!! Nothing like a Phantom in hi-viz markings.



Ian,
That's for sure. They're certainly big, beautiful beasts.
Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 02:25 AM UTC
Really nice, I'm building a Marines phantom from Danang 1968 right now. Great planes!
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 02:37 AM UTC

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Really nice, I'm building a Marines phantom from Danang 1968 right now. Great planes!



Thanks Bill. Are you building the Academy kit?
Joel
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Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014 - 06:26 PM UTC
Hi Joel, yes they can fly, even without a prop ! I have seen it years ago, two Luftwaffe F-4Fs thunders very low over my head,they made both a roll and curved in the distance and came back.
What a sight ( and a sound ) long after they were gone a massive plume of black smoke, still stands in the sky.
A Phantom Phan was born !
Your Spook looks real sharp and it is a great inspiration to
start mine in the future.

All the best
Bernd
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014 - 05:33 AM UTC

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Hi Joel, yes they can fly, even without a prop ! I have seen it years ago, two Luftwaffe F-4Fs thunders very low over my head,they made both a roll and curved in the distance and came back.
What a sight ( and a sound ) long after they were gone a massive plume of black smoke, still stands in the sky.
A Phantom Phan was born !
Your Spook looks real sharp and it is a great inspiration to
start mine in the future.

All the best
Bernd



Bernd,
thanks so much for the kind words. I do remember seeing a few F-4Bs coming in and out of Oceana Naval Station Va. back in the very early 70s, it's the amount of black trailing smoke that I have a recollection of. Yet after all these years my most vivid memory is seeing the sole T-33 flying from Langley every once in a while.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014 - 07:41 AM UTC
very nice joel
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, July 04, 2014 - 08:19 AM UTC

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very nice joel



Thanks Paul for your most positive comment.
Joel
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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 02:55 PM UTC
Nice job on this kit Joel, the work you out into this build really shows in the finished model! I enjoyed following your build blog of this build as well and will certainly check it again whe I get around to building mey kit. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us.

Doug
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 08:26 AM UTC
Doug,
Thanks so much for your most kind words. I've always enjoyed following your builds. You're an exceptional modeler.
Joel