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F-104G Starfighter

by Fred List

 

F-104G Starfighter

 


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-104G is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

This is Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-104G "Nato" Starfighter built straight from the box, including decals and color assignments. 

Spring is always a busy time for me and I wanted to be able to keep my hand in the hobby while most of my head was otherwise occupied with work and home. The F-104G kit filled that niche perfectly. 

 

 

Construction was straightforward with only a minor amount of filler needed to clean-up seams and small gaps around the cockpit area. 

 

 

I was almost afraid to use the kit decals because of some disastrous experiences in the past, but they went on largely without incident. After spraying the final flat-coat however, some silvering of some of the decals became noticeable. 

 

 

Following the excellent advice of some of the HS discussion group folks, I made minute incisions in the decal film and repeatedly applied Solvaset and the silvering completely disappeared. (I didn't know you could do that through a gloss coat and a flat coat!). 

All in all, a great kit that looks fine right from the box.

 

 

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Text and Images Copyright 2001 by Fred List
Page Created 01 July, 2001
Last Updated 18 July, 2001

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