Home  |  What's New  |  Features  |  Gallery  |  Reviews  |  Reference  |  Forum  |  Search

F-104G Starfighter

by Fred List


F-104G Starfighter


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 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.



Additional Images


Click on the thumbnails to enlarge.
Use your browser's "Back" arrow key to return to this page.


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

Back to HyperScale Main Page

Back to Gallery Index