1/32 Hasegawa CF-104 Starfighters

Gallery Article by Shawn "phantom" Weiler on Nov 23 2011

 

For your viewing pleasure, 2 count them two 1/32 Hasegawa CF-104 Starfighters. The silver job is new with a (I think) KMC cockpit and (mostly) Leading Edge decals. The cam'd one is a repaint with freshly added extra fuel tanks and again Leading Edge decals.

 

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Right then, the silver job. As mentioned its mostly Leading Edge decals, except for the Canadian flag. For that a CT-133 flag left over from a Belcher bits sheet was used as it comes with the silver surround required on the real Starfighter. For the real 104750, it was used by 417 into the latter 80s. When it was repainted into cam for transfer to Germany to replace several aircraft lost in a hanger fire. It ended its life as a battle damage repair airframe at CFB Baden.

The camouflaged 104749 was used into the 80s at 1CAG in Germany. 104749 would have no doubt been transferred to Turkey had it not burned to a crisp in the big hanger fire that whacked a good number of CF airframes near the end of Canadian Starfighter use.

At the bottom is a couple shots Steve B seems to like. A lineup of all my Starfighters, and then above and below are photos of the big wall of Canadian fighters.

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Photos and text by Shawn "phantom" Weiler