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by tc2324
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 155
Views: 32059

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

While many on the BPAG team are dealing with upcoming technical, logistical and marketing issues of the Phantom F-4J(UK) ZE360 project, I`ve been spending a lot of my time researching the aircraft`s history and accumulating as much information as possible including the 14 years she spent with the Un...
by tc2324
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Rocket Tiger!
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Rocket Tiger!

Next build off the production line has me reverting back to a 74 `Tiger` Squadron in flight diorama in the shape of a Spitfire Mk IX firing a pair of rockets during a ground support mission. Now for the history bit. Another unique claim to fame for 74 is that during it`s time with the 2nd Tactical A...
by tc2324
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Italeri 1/32 F-104C PRANG
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Italeri 1/32 F-104C PRANG

PaulN wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:01 pm
No not one of TC's masterpieces :lol: ,
Your kidding ain`t you, your finishing is far superior to mine, my `action` poses deflects the viewers eye from my cock up`s.

May not always comment on other person`s models, but always check in and some of the talent on here is amazing. :thumb:
by tc2324
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Last Lightning Loss
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Last Lightning Loss

Latest in-flight diorama of the production line depicting the last Lightning loss in service with the RAF. Flt Lt. Dick Coleman, an RAAF exchange pilot, ejected safely from Lightning F.6 XR769 into the North Sea on 11th April 1988 after an in-flight engine fire. The whole incident was captured in ph...
by tc2324
Fri May 22, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Phinal Phlight 1/32 Phantom
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Phinal Phlight 1/32 Phantom

Took advantage of of the Hobbycraft sale last year and bought the Revell 1/32 scale Phantom F-4G only to discover you can also make an F-4E. (If I`d known that, I would of bought more...). Anyways, always looking to do something away from the norm, I choose an inflight diorama involving a QF-4E. It`...
by tc2324
Sun May 10, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tiffie Time - Airfix`s 1/24 Bubbletop
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Tiffie Time - Airfix`s 1/24 Bubbletop

Thank you all, very much appreciated. :cool: You forgot to show the other empty bottle of JD mate! Good to see you back after a short lay off from the model building. How long did it take to complete? Just the right amount of weathering on this, nice finish. Catch up soon Your quite right mate, this...
by tc2324
Sat May 09, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tiffie Time - Airfix`s 1/24 Bubbletop
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Tiffie Time - Airfix`s 1/24 Bubbletop

Airfix`s 1/24 scale offering, presented in my own way for a bit of fun. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49875291206_6156954d69_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49875291116_f4d9d01b0a_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49875291016_5d14d09303_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/655...
by tc2324
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: What's with all tonight's military air traffic - all ideas welcome
Replies: 44
Views: 5176

Re: What's with all tonight's military air traffic - all ideas welcome

I've not managed to find any more details yet, Its being Launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, so would expect it to come from the west/ south west as that seems to be the routing of all of these starlinks, providing it comes this far north. Keep a look on https://www.facebook.com/VirtualA...
by tc2324
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: What's with all tonight's military air traffic - all ideas welcome
Replies: 44
Views: 5176

Re: What's with all tonight's military air traffic - all ideas welcome

Planned to be another 60 launched tomorrow. We may see the rocket overhead 20 minutes after launch. We may see 60 satellites very close together or even see them being launched from said rocket. No idea on times, will post if I find out. Mike Cheers for the info and update Mike. Any idea of where t...
by tc2324
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 155
Views: 32059

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

Hi all, With the global situation as it is at present, it won`t be a major shock to you all to learn that all restoration work has been suspended until further notice with no access to ZE360 until the pandemic is over. The timing couldn`t have been worse as we were starting to make real progress tow...
by tc2324
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 155
Views: 32059

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49451572293_8c9628a063_c.jpg Just a heads up that after the January break, the restoration website has been updated with new information regarding ZE360 and her previous `life`. Of note is an air to air incident when she was better known as `5574` and serving wit...
by tc2324
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Alconbury Ejection
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Alconbury Ejection

First one of the year from me after an enforced 3 month break, so lets start off with a famous photographed incident. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49438571302_41fac4c395_c.jpg RAF Phantom FG.1 XV589 flown by Flt. Lt. P. R. Watling and Flt. Lt. S. L. James was detached from RAF Leuchars for tr...
by tc2324
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 155
Views: 32059

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

Now that the Christmas break has passed, things are starting to move again regarding the ZE360 restoration planning, both in fundraising and actual movement of the airframe. More on all that will be posted shortly, but in the meantime to wet your whistle, here`s a few more photo`s from the 74 Sqn ar...
by tc2324
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 155
Views: 32059

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49170495421_f226bb14d0_o.png https://flic.kr/p/2hV2Ddr Just a quick update and reminder regarding the Associations restoration page and webstore and letting you know that kids t-shirts, hoodies and a few other stocking fillers have been added. So please take a lo...
by tc2324
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 155
Views: 32059

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

Hi all, With the kind permission of the FC admin team and suppport from the BPAG for allowing the use of their thread, I can now post some exciting news in that the 74(F) `Tiger` Squadron Association have launched a webstore selling 74 `Tiger` Squadron related merchandise. All profits from the sales...
by tc2324
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 155
Views: 32059

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

New information and photo`s have been added to the 74(F) Squadron Association restoration page for your ZE360 viewing pleasure including data recently received from the National Air and Space Museum. http://74sqdn.tk/ze360-restoration-page/ https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48860501227_73da9971d9_...
by tc2324
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sundown Launch
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Sundown Launch

An F-14A from Fleet Squadron VF-111 `Sundowners` fires an live AIM-54 Phoenix during a practice sortie somewhere in the Pacific. Academy kit, 1/72 scale and Ocean base from Coastal Kits. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48731486853_2e58a087d8_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48731994747_...
by tc2324
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 2013 Netherlands Af solo demo f-16am in 1/48
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: 2013 Netherlands Af solo demo f-16am in 1/48

Top job on that. :thumb:
by tc2324
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 155
Views: 32059

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

As most of you may know the F-4J`s that were assigned to 74 Sqn were ex US Navy or Marine machines with most having taken part in op`s over Vietnam. While it is uncertain at this time whether ZE360 was one of those Vietnam vet`s, I did come across the following shots of her while serving with the VF...

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