1/48 Hasegawa Lockheed F-104C Starfighter

Gallery Article by Steve Negley on Dec 23 2013

 

 

Not much to say about this kit except it might be the best fitting model I've ever put together. This thing just kind of put itself together.  I literally had to sand the seams on this kit with 400 grit sand paper it fit that good. 

 

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The rivet and panel line detail is outstanding. Everything is OOB except the Quickboost ejection seat. Decals are from the kit, I just couldn't find anything aftermarket that had any NMF early USAF markings but the kit decals did nicely with some Solvaset and a blotter. 

The NMF finish is Alclad Duraluminum. The afterburner section is mixture of Metalizer Burnt Iron and Steel with a Metalizer clear overcoat. This F-104C flew from George AFB Barstow, CA.

Steve Negley

      

Photos and text by Steve Negley