Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Hasegawa 1/48 F-104C Starfighter

I got this kit at the Telford 2012 show for a good price and although I do have other things on the go I have made a start with the sole intention of building it straight from the box, that is until I started reading the superb new Daco book 'Uncovering the Lockheed F-104G Starfighter'. So I've added a bit of detail to the cockpit using Eduard etch and some homemade bits;

The version I want to build is an F-104C that flew in the Vietnam war circa 1966 and the plastic lumps on the cockpit coaming panel are meant to represent the RHAW (Radar Homing And Warning) gear that was fitted to the Starfighters during the conflict. I've made an attempt to depict the de-mister tubes that fit on the inside of the canopy using 15 amp fuse wire and styrene sheet, some tube and wiring was added to the rear of the cockpit tub and all that was used of the kit seat was the base and headrest. So much for an out-of-the-box build :o)

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