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CF-104 Starfighter, 1/32..old school Revell.

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I think I last built this kit in around 1976 at the beach on vacation!!! Back when these planes were still in service. If I remember correctly I did it Tiger schemed.

 

This one will be 421 Red Indians. I have a partial True details cockpit for the Hasegawa kit that I will try to shove in there.

 

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I built the F-104G german air force in 1979 about. I remember that kit. That time it was realy modern, no PE and resin, still far behind the modelling horizon! (not to mention engraving panel lines!!)

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I can not believe the simplicity of this kit. So simple but so very nice at the same time. A wee bit of flash on the wings , but the parts are absolutely straight. Perfect fit and so far has needed just the tiniest amount of putty.

 

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The cockpit parts I had are being saved for a Hasegawa kit which in in my future. But I had an extra seat from a trashed kit. Much better then the kit offering. It will need to have the bottom sanded down drastically to fit the Revell cockpit tub.

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So while the boss made dinner I had 30 minutes......All this took 30 minutes. So few parts, minimal sanding. Just like building as a kid.

 

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Then put the wings and tanks on and let the glue on the very short tabs that join the wings and tanks dry. I can not think of the last time I had such a simple build. The ONLY thing that does not get top marks is the wheel up front. It looks toy like, other then that this is a great kit.

 

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Tomorrow I will have to go buy some more red paint.

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Nice:thumbsup:! This kit has been on my want list for decades. Never had one never ever got one. Always wanted to do a Canadian bird stationed in Germany...

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...always found it to be an attractive scheme. I will follow along on your build.

 

Regards.

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Seriously?

 

I saw your first post, but I could not think of anything intelligent to say. I come back a few hours later and you are almost done.

 

Awesome, I love it.  Keep it up. :worship:

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Cleaned up the paint. Just have to add the pitot and decals. Think this took all of 5 maybe 6 hours. Very well fitting kit.

 

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Looking the part! Well done. Definitely need to get one of these kits.

 

Regards

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This kit is totally new to me. Looks good in red! 

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Thanks, hope to get back at it this weekend. Then a couple commission builds before more for the GB.

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First part of the decals are on. Looks pretty good. Some minor white repairs required but not bad for such large decals.

 

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Nice! Is this "low-vis" during fall foliage time in Canada? LOL---John

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Maybe, its done now. Photos after church tomorrow .

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I like the way it turned out. Add ons. Canuck decals for 421 Coke bottle 1981 scheme. Some unknown ejection seat from a long ago trashed kit. Resin front radar receiver from Leading Edge I found in the stash. Hand made RWR from the sprues files to size and painted nice.

 

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Thanks, yep, it does have that Italian 104 look. I like this better then the 1983 "toothbrush" from the same squadron.

 

one of these days I will do the 441 classy checkerbird, but it will be Hasegawa.

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