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.