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1/48 - Lockheed (T)F-104G/J/DJ/S-ASA-M Starfighter by Kinetic - released - F-104C in September 2021


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1 hour ago, DACO Products said:

 

May I ask why? It's full with mistakes (I remember vaguely I counted a long time ago more than 25 mistakes) and there's a much better and 100% accurate decal set for German Starfighters already for several years on the market...

 

Danny

DACO Products

 

Oh man, I forgot about your set.  Problem is, if I buy it, I will have to buy more 104 kits. I need to win the lottery.

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I will have to go to Danny's site and see what I can pick up. I already have almost all oh his books too. 

Also I seem to recall I have in my decal stash a Spanish F-104 set of decals. Repli something I think. I will have to dig it out.

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2 hours ago, DACO Products said:

 

May I ask why? It's full with mistakes (I remember vaguely I counted a long time ago more than 25 mistakes) and there's a much better and 100% accurate decal set for German Starfighters already for several years on the market...

 

Danny

DACO Products

May I ask you to provide details?  I’m not an expert on Luftwaffe -104’s but I’ve always heard complimentary things about the VP product.   I get that you are trying to plug for your products and am fine with that.  But if you are going to slag someone else’s product to do that, at least provide specifics.  

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13 minutes ago, 11bee said:

May I ask you to provide details?  I’m not an expert on Luftwaffe -104’s but I’ve always heard complimentary things about the VP product.   I get that you are trying to plug for your products and am fine with that.  But if you are going to slag someone else’s product to do that, at least provide specifics.  

 

No problem to do so, only I have to find my copy of this decal (or can someone scan his copy in a high resolution and email it to me?)
Out of my head and what I remember: JBG32 emblem with NATO symbol mirrored for other side without re-mirroring the NATO symbol, several emblems are in a wrong size, wrong blue colour(s) used, incorrect stencils,...

 

Danny

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20 hours ago, DACO Products said:

 

May I ask why? It's full with mistakes (I remember vaguely I counted a long time ago more than 25 mistakes) and there's a much better and 100% accurate decal set for German Starfighters already for several years on the market...

 

Danny

DACO Products

But the DACO Luftwaffe Starfighter sheet is not available?

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5 hours ago, sierrascale said:

But the DACO Luftwaffe Starfighter sheet is not available?

 

It is. Go to Danny's site...

http://www.dacoproducts.com/

In the top frame, click on "Astra Decals", then in the left hand frame scroll down until you see "German F-104G Decals". Click on that and the central frame will display all the various scales and options available.

 

Danny, you've got to get rid of the frame version of your website and update it to something a bit more modern. It makes linking to specific products difficult as you then lose the top and left side frames. :gr_eek2:

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9 hours ago, sierrascale said:

Wonder why they haven't re-released this, the A-4 and the USAF/NASA F-104 sheets. Would be like printing money.

The USAF sheet has got some interesting things on it and I'd welcome a re-release, but it's flawed as well - the wing top "USAF" for instance barely fits onto the wing, let alone in the correct position...

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New AMMO by Mig Jimenez boxing from the original Kinetic kit with new decals & packaging.

Sources: 

https://www.migjimenez.com/en/preorder/2259-f-104-g-starfighter-8432074085041.html

https://www.facebook.com/MigJimenez/posts/2941934985820189

 

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Introducing the first ever #Aircraft #ModelKit from #AMMO: the F-104 G #Starfighter. A 1/48 #ModelKit with brand new tooling for exact detail, #Decals for seven different markings, #PhotoEtch detail, #Clearparts and multiple options including two types of ejection seats, and two types of engine nozzles.
Also included are previously unpublished #Photographs of the restoration process of the plan on exhibit at the museum of Ala 12 Torrejón; and an #Exclusive #Interview with an active duty Ala 12 F-18 #Pilot.
This iconic aircraft is available at a special #Discount during the #Preorder period; discover more here:
https://bit.ly/2CO6snw

 

 

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Of interest: the decals sheet and its 7 original schemes (see herebelow)

 

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Compare AMMO pics with Kinetic sprues kit pics...

 


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V.P.

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Hasegawa commercial strategy emulates Kinetic? Release, re-release, rebox, re-re-release, re-re-box... 😎

New boxing - ref. K48090 - Lockheed F-104G Starfighter KLu/RNethAF "Historical Fighter Volkel"

Source: https://www.facebook.com/Kineticmodel/photos/a.150625411771245/1408906709276436

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48090 - Limited Edition for Netherlands F-104G - Exclusive with Glow2b in Europe - Working with Historical Fighters - Historische Vliegtuigen Volkel

 

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Volkel in the early eighties, a scan from one of my slides.

 

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V.P.

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  • 1 month later...

I have done some more research and I noticed DACO does not provide the parts so the right and left fuselage gun panel/avionics bays could be displayed open. Just seemed so odd in this ultimate enhancement set. Other less ambitioned companies even include the parts for these to be displayed open.  Dai 

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  • HomeBe changed the title to 1/48 - Lockheed (T)F-104G/J/DJ/S-ASA-M Starfighter by Kinetic - released - F-104C in September 2021

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