1/48 Hasegawa F-104

Gallery Article by Massimo Ginesi


I'm sending you some pcs of my 1/48 F-104G of of the Italian air force, VI wing Diavoli Rossi (Red Devils), from the 70's.


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The kit is the Hasegawa  F-104J of the Japanese Air Force. I added a seat from Cutting Edge and decals from Sky Model. Some stencils are from the original decal sheet from the kit and are not good (very hard and sticky).

I painted the aircraft with Humbrol enamel, and Testor aluminium (normal, not metalizer) underside. Then I gave a coat of Tamiya Acrylic clear gloss for decal, and after another coat of clear gloss for protection. I gave the model a general wash with oil color.  I finished with a coat of a mixture of 50% Humbrol  clear and 50 % Humbrol satin. 

Some little touches with a silver pencil finished the weathering. The navigation lights are from clear sprue ( I misplaced the originals...), coloured with Tamiya clear red and clear green.

Massimo Ginesi

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Photos and text by Massimo Ginesi