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MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 03:07 AM UTC
So, according to the all-knowing Wikipedia, McDonnell's masterpiece F-4 Phantom entered service in 1960, 60 years ago this year. It's been a while since we've had a Phantom campaign and it certainly has the potential for LOTS of variety. I'd say probably an August start date, but i'm open to suggestions on that.

Anyone interested?

Michael
ivanhoe6
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 03:14 AM UTC
The F4 has always been my favorite Jet ! And, I just happen to have a 1/48th Hasegawa RF-4E in the stash with some AM goodies. A definite maybe! How long of a build are you thinking?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 03:28 AM UTC

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The F4 has always been my favorite Jet ! And, I just happen to have a 1/48th Hasegawa RF-4E in the stash with some AM goodies. A definite maybe! How long of a build are you thinking?



I don't know. I've been thinking 6 months might not be long enough. Feel free to comment!

Michael
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 04:18 AM UTC
Will join. Probably with USAF Phantom from Vietnam.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 04:21 AM UTC
I would need 9 months for an 1/48 F4.

Bob
RedwingNev
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: February 07, 2004
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 07:43 AM UTC
Well, we had a campaign for the 50th anniversary, I ran the campaign for the 55th anniversary, so it would be rude of me not to join for the 60th anniversary campaign
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 07:53 AM UTC
Taken directly from "Arizona Junior": OK then!

I'm in!



Magnus
phantom_phanatic309
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 10, 2010
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 08:00 AM UTC
Count me in!
Not sure what yet, but leaning towards a 1/48 FGR.2.

Unless my LHS reopens and I can bag that 1/32 F-4G.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 08:13 AM UTC
Well, looks like this one hit a nerve! Sounds like we have seven already!

Michael
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 11:25 AM UTC
I'm in! Though would need more than 6 months.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 01:12 AM UTC
I'm fine with more than six months. How does 10 months sound to everyone?

Michael
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 05:17 AM UTC
10 months does sound good to me.

Bob
phantom_phanatic309
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 06:12 AM UTC
10 months is good for me.
Thanks
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 08:34 AM UTC
Very good.

We're at eight. Anyone else?

Michael
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 02:27 PM UTC
In anticipation Ive ordered my kit.
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 30, 2012
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 08:11 PM UTC
I will join too, although no kit yet :-)
Tank1812
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 11:19 PM UTC
10.

Now to narrow done the options to which one.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 01:04 AM UTC
This campaign has been APPROVED! It will run from 1 August, 2020 through 1 June, 2021. To look at the rules and sign up, go here.

Now, let's see, IAF, USAF, USN...? What'll I do?

Michael
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 02:09 AM UTC
Interested? Are you joking, Michael?
I'm enthusiastic
Count me in, enough kits still in my stash to decide
phantom_phanatic309
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 03:39 AM UTC
I think I'll be in with Revell's boxing of the 1/48 FGR.2, loaded up for ground attack. Have some TER's and can pinch some MATRA pods from an Airix Canberra. Nothing screams Cold War quite like that for me.
RedwingNev
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 05:20 AM UTC

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In anticipation Ive ordered my kit.



A classic!

I'll be building this. Chosen out of all my F-4s as its stashed on the bookcase right behind me

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:13 PM UTC
Neil, that will be a really nice color scheme.

My F-4 arrived today and I did not know it would be this big.

Bob
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:30 PM UTC

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Neil, that will be a really nice color scheme.

My F-4 arrived today and I did not know it would be this big.

Bob



The F-4 was many things, but "small" was never an adjective that applied to it.

Michael
gunnerk19
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Maine, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:35 PM UTC
I'm partial to not wingy thingies , but what the hell, I'll jump in on this.
gunnerk19
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Maine, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 09:04 AM UTC
Just ordered my Revell Germany 1:32 F-4G Phantom. Things gonna be a beast.