Yes, I know I said that I wasn't going to buy any more kits...
But, I'm looking for a bit of a challenge that I can build in slow time in parallel with my normal builds. When I build jets, they are in 1/72, so I'm thinking of something in 1/48. My abiding memory of working on aircraft is that they spend most of their time sat on the deck with all the panels open - usually with a gang of groundcrew stood round, scratching their heads and muttering "Wot the bluddy hell is wrong wiv it *now* ?" In that case I want to build my 1/48 jet with everything open and drooped. Flaps, slats, airbrakes, panels... you name it, I want it open.
I'm also pleased with my results with Alclad 2, so I want to do something with a natural metal finish - like I said, I want a challenge. And as I've just completed a CF-104, and thoroughly enjoyed it, then I think that's my baby!
There is a plethora of aftermarket detail kits for the F-104 available in1/48 - very confusing. If you had the choice of any of them, which would you get?