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dragan_mig31

F-104A Pakistani Air Force

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Hello guys.Here is my entry in the GB.The good old Esci/Italeri F-104A.I will build mine in pakistani AF Colors.To be exact the Ex Jordanian ones that ware donated or sold(whatever) to the Pakistani Air Force to cover it`s losses during the India - Pakistan wars.This one will be camouflaged one.I started with cutting the clear parts and right away I managed to damage them.I also managed to fix the problem and make new frames(the ones I destroyed during cutting).I fabricated them out of polystyrene sheet and alu foil. Tomorrow the clear parts will be dipped again in future just to be on the safe side.And I should start working on the cockpit and scratchbuilding some details because I hate cockpit decals.

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Excellent recovery work in the canopy. I usually cut the clear parts with a heated blade to avoid disaster. :)

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THanks guys.

@pacheco I did that same thing and I managed to melt and ruin the frames.

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That's a pretty brilliant method if recovery. Very clever.

Ha! I too am a graduate of the melt the frames with a hot knife School 😂

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Here is the latest update.The cockpit is painted and weathered(A little bit) and the fuselage halves have been glued.Also I added some nose weight just to be on the safe side.

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In the last couple of days I managed to resume the f-104 build.Managed to fix all the seams,panels and fit the replacement vacuform windshield,make a new pittotube and paint the model.Here are some photos.

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Great colors Dragan!

Looking forward to see the final result.

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Model finished.You can see the rest of the pictures in the finished models gallery.

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