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1/48 Hasegawa TF-104 Starfighter

January 9, 2013 in Aviation

Another NMF TuAF jet. This is 1/48 Hasegawa TF-104 finished with Turkish Air Force markings. The model is based on the TF-104G ( 61.3028 tail number) from 144 th Squadron at 4 th Air Base in Murted Ankara.

Cockpit modified by using Eduard instrument panel and CMK resin seats. The model is painted with Alclad Aluminium except for the wings. I used different tones of Alclad lacquers for the different panels. The wings are painted with Gunze Sangyo acrylics.
Finally pitot tube is replaced by “Fine Molds AC-51 F-104 ”
Happy modelling

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7 responses to 1/48 Hasegawa TF-104 Starfighter

  1. Fantastic build, Tolga….the attention to detail is outstanding and the finish is astounding. Very nice work indeed.

  2. Tolga……Another fantastic natural metal finish. Beautifully done Starfighter. I think all modelers who like unpainted aircraft were given a green light when Alclad came along.

  3. The movie “The Right Stuff” ruined me for F-104s, Tolga. I can’t look at one without thinking about Beaman’s gum and a big column of black smoke in the desert!

    Seriously, though, this is one beautiful build, Splendid work in the offices and the finish is brilliant.

  4. Another extremely realistic metal finish. No problem popping for a “10” here.

  5. A smart,neat and tight build. I blame Hasegawa for starting the dimple revolution when it comes representing rivets and there over use in some of the newer kits. In this case they struck a balance in there use which would make this kit a Goldie Locks kit. Two thumbs up.

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