Hasegawa 1/72 F-104G

About two months ago I found this kit while searching for something else;


I had a look at it the other day to see if it worth saving and although there is filler on it, I cleaned it up and it is very much worth salvaging especially considering how much Hasegawa F-104’s go for these days. I think I got to this point about 10 years ago or so and just got tired of the sanding and rescribing process and the reason it got shelved in the first place;

The only difficulty now is choosing a colour scheme. I was going to go German Navy but I’m saving that for the 1/48 Kinetic two-seater (when the missing sprue turns up that is).

Another option is for an Italian one that I saw at airshows in the 90’s but they were ‘S’ models plus I’m having trouble locating appropriate decals for the particular aircraft. There is a rather nice Italian F-104G in Ferrari red that although I never saw it could be an option too as that is featured on an Xtradecal sheet that I ordered today.

Whatever the decision that’s for the new year and I’m going to concentrate on getting this one built. One thing that did surprise me is the not-so-stellar fit of parts and the large amount of filler required. Also contrary to what usually happens with my builds, I’m not going to spend a lot of time adding details as I just want it done and looking pretty on the shelf.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 50 plus years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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