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Colin K

1/48 Hasegawa CF-104 Starfighter

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Hmmm, I seem to have missed a lot of time to build something for this GB. Oh well, better late than never, right? So, let's see if I can slide in before the deadline.

I'm building the 48th scale Hasegawa F-104DJ Starfighter as a Canadian CF-104G. I'll be using a special decal sheet, printed by Leading Edge Models, for one of the GOMBs contests a few years ago.

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Here is some work I started on the cockpit tub. Nothing fancy. Grey, with black panels, which I actually masked and sprayed. For the time it takes to mask these, it is time well spent. Switches were picked out using a grey Prisma pencil.

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Quick shot of the seat before getting a quick wash.

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Instrument panel. I used the kit instrument panel decal, however, I cut it into five different pieces, then applied each piece to the panel. Everything lined up better, this way.

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More to come!

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Instrument panel looks awesome! I'll need to give your approach a try.

Mike

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That panel does look awesome, nice work!

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Thanks guys! I've made more progress on the CF-104.

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Model is almost ready for paint!

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Here, I applied a couple coats of Mr Surfacer 1000, in order to fill the rivet detail on the wings. Gave them a good sanding. Still have to rescribe a coupe of small lines.

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Luckily, I had a spare set of radar warning receivers from a Leading Edge decal sheet in the stash, so those were attached to the model, as 733 was equipped with them at the time.

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Final touch was a Master F-104 pitot tube. This is the second model I've used them on (the other being a CF-101). I love these things.

Anyhow, I should be ready to prime and paint the model this weekend, so stay tuned for more updates.

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Good thinking on the Mr Surfacer. You saved yourself many Euros on that DACO set. Being lazy, I went that route, but your idea should work.

Looking forward to seeing this one painted and decaled. I am very fond of this scheme; I remember seeing these TAM participants flying around Baden when I was in High School. Brings back many fond memories of Germany.

ALF

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Instrument panel. I used the kit instrument panel decal, however, I cut it into five different pieces, then applied each piece to the panel. Everything lined up better, this way.

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I like the five piece idea CK. Previously, I've only done it in two; upper and lower. Results were ok but not as nice as the five piece cut. That is something I'll be doing on my next CF-104 build.

Thanks for the tip.

Mike

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So its a Boy !

just kidding

great progress

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So its a Boy !

just kidding

great progress

BUWHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! You slay me, Neo! Well, looks like I missed the deadline, but the building continues! I'll post more photos, soon.

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