Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-104G is
available online from Squadron.com
This is Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-104G "Nato"
Starfighter built straight from the box, including decals and color
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
All in all, a great kit that looks fine right from the
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