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1/48 Hasegawa F-104G

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The Hasegawa 1/48 F-104s are really the only game in town if you want to build a Starfighter.

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Got this kit as a birthday present and didn't realize it was an anniversary paint scheme until I saw the GB starting up and wondered...that's a pretty fancy paint job, must be a story behind it.

Sure enough it's to mark the 25th anniversary of the Jagdbombergeschwader 34.

I've done a few Starfighters but never an in-flight so the cockpit, wheels and speed brakes will all be closed up.

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Bit of presahding

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Ejector seat finished

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IP is good enough since cockpit will be sealed

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The Hasegawa F-104 are very enjoyable builds. 

The bang seat and IP look great. Looking forward to the rest of your build.

Mike

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On 10/8/2016 at 6:54 PM, Grandboof said:

Nice choice .Looking forward to seeing this against a sunset 

Martin H

 

I am predictable...

 

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Fuselage is together and major parts are assembled

 

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Ready to start in on painting

 

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Can you verify your pics? I can not see them either, and I wish I could, this is sounding like a great build.

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Ahhh. The old Google Photos public / private issue. I thought that was solved with the new forum. I'll go back and fix. Thanks for the heads-up.

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Still no update pictures for me. 

The pictures in the original post do show but the pictures in the update don't.

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Ok got some work done and will go with the tried and true Photobucket hosting rather than Google (grrr).

 

Yellow underside:

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Taped off the underside and started in on the red:

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Didn't really have to worry about overspray since top will be straight black:

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Ready for the final color:

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(Major) painting complete:

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Unmasked and a layer or three of Future (hence the shine) to prep for decals:

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There are a couple places where the painting instructions are hard to interpret and one place where I opted for a different look but overall I'm pretty happy.

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Nice work. Masking a paint job like that and keeping it symmetrical  is one of the biggest challenges in this hobby.

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Thanks for the kind words, ya'll.

 

Back in the day I was a cartographer and before computers had enough horsepower, I had to label maps by hand. Lots of exacto blades, adhesive labels, and patience. Masking models now just feels like a continuation of that sort of work. Now I put on some music or a podcast and it's a relaxing way to actually do something in the physical world instead of my (now) primarily digital work.

 

Decal work is kind of in the same category. This model may have the fewest decals of any kit that I've done: 2 IDs on either side of the cockpit and two tail banners. Kinda weird to have so few:

 

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As usual (at least for me) the SolvaSet leaves a strange residue when it reacts with the Future. Have to remind myself that it does disappear with the next layer of gloss, but it always makes me worry.

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Nice work on the decals, I sure hope that residue goes away too, the model is looking great and that would be a real tragedy if if you could not fix it. 

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Thats really looking nice!

 

I started an old Revell kit but it's junk so now I think I'm going to pick up a Hasegawa.

Edited by Spectre711

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Fantastic looking paint scheme! I suspect that you will be able to recover from the residue problem with no ill effects. Great work so far!

Have fun modeling

Mike

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Decals are all done and all the little fiddly bits have been hit with Alclad

 

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Time for final assembly and then work on the base and mount.

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All of the plane assembly is done and I figured that there was no reason to weather so I put together the base. I had some spare aluminum plate and a plexiglas strip.

 

I put the plex in the oven on 300° for about 10 minutes and gently bent it around a wine bottle to get the curve.

 

I attached the plex to the plate with some Loctite Fast grab and clamped it overnight

 

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