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Old 07-16-2017, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom Martin View Post
This is a wonderful thing seeing a new rocket in the air again. Has there ever been a better looking aircraft?
Well, there are a few with tapered wings...
Rob Prior
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:29 PM
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Default Awesome Paint Work

Vince wanted to post pics of my new F-4 fresh from the paint shop and I said ok only to showcase the phenomenal job Jonathon McCormick and his team did for me. I have a lot of experience in the warbird industry having managed Vintage Fighters for 25 years. We restored some remarkable WWII fighters and won Grand Champion multiple times with 2 Corsairs, P-47D, and the P-51. Our paint work was all done by the legendary Sky Harbour Aircraft Refinishing in Goderich Canada. When they finally ceased operations I was very concerned about finding a shop that could do the kind of great detail work that Sky Harbour had done. I met Jonathon a few years ago and he really impressed me! I have no interest in what colors people like or what scheme they prefer. This post was strictly to brag on Jonathon and his team! I am notoriously particular with all aspects of the build and especially the paint. Simply put, Jonathon's Evoke Aviation paint shop has done the best work I've seen and that's tough to do!
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:19 PM
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Thank you guys for the feedback and kind words! I'll have more photos on our website soon!

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Old 07-16-2017, 08:29 PM
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That plane is so sexy it's difficult for me to keep this post G rated.

Just let me say, congratulations on an outstanding looking aircraft. I showed one of the photos to a friend of mine and he said, "That's straight up Top Gun."
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:22 PM
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Great job Jonathan and crew! It is stunning! It's got some elements of Gary Ward's MX2 and is a direction I was considering when I was painting my airplane. Beautiful!!!
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:21 AM
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That is one beautiful plane! how do you get in and out without scratches on the wing root, fly in socks?
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