F-104C Starfighter

A beautiful kit from Hasegawa!. Alclad II with no primer. I spray the first
coat very light and have no problem with the plastic "etching"
Looks great next to the rest of my "Century Series"
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Wildcat
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Great Job Wildcat
FYI: The subject of this 1/48 Hasegawa kit and the German Revell 1/72 F-104C (s/n 56-910) is currently on display at the Wings Over The Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, Colorado USA.
This Starfighter did two tours of duty in Southeast Asia and later served with the Puerto Rico Air National Guard. Sometime in the mid-70s, it was flown to Buckley ANGB in Aurora, Colorado and towed to nearby Lowry AFB for display. It was transferred to the Wings Over The Rockies Museum in 1994 when Lowry AFB closed where it is currently displayed. More information about the museum can be found at:
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Martin
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centennialofflight
Thanks for this info. That is a well designed website.
I really didn't want to do this "gaudy" scheme, but the only aftermarket decal set I was able to find was from Victory and cost almost as much as the kit! It has enough to do ANY USAF F-104, including some NASA and private warbirds. I like 104's, but not that much!
Reply to
Wildcat
Very nice job. Just one remark: the F-104 has a dielectric panel on the spine, just behind the cockpit. This is almost always left unpainted, particularly on NM finishes.
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Serge D. Grun
My refs show this panel on the "G" model but not the "C". Mine is a "C"
Reply to
Wildcat
Give in to 'Sliveritis'. Build them all! ;) I sure tried in 1/72. I'll have to try and get the girls together for a family photo one day soon.
Bill Banaszak, MFE
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Mad-Modeller

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