Sorry for the delay in posting, but life's been getting in the way of my modelling.
I've finished the basic scheme, who would have thought that three shades of, basically, light grey would need so much masking?
That's light aircraft grey for the underside, medium sea grey for the wing inner sections and 'Barley' grey for the rest of the top surfaces.
I have a fairly large selection of Modeldecal sheets, many of which feature RAF Phantoms,so did not want to waste money buying the same schemes again from Xtradecal. Here are the sheets that feature the FG.1.
I was tempted by the RAE 'Raspberry Ripple' 25th Anniversary of the F-4 scheme, but in the end went for a 43 Sqn Anniversary job. Maybe that red, white and blue for the next one.
The chosen scheme, which resembles a flying chess board somewhat. Those orange wings on the left are for a Belgium F-16.
I've started on the decalling, and it certainly is striking! For decals that are around 30 years old they behaved very well, and after a coat of decal softener sunk into all the panel lines no problem.
I had to slice the fin decal to get it to go over the blade aerial on the side, and this will require a small amount of touch up, but no big deal.
More stencils to put on tonight, but luckily not to many, and as this was a C.O.'s aircraft in a display scheme it was kept pretty much spotless, so no weathering to worry about!