Hasegawa F 104S ASA M Starfighter in 1/48 scale
June 20, 2013 in Aviation
This issue started out as the German ‘Bavarian’ version until one of my modelling friends informed me that he had served in the Italian Air Force & had some spare decals for this version & intended to build one as well. I couldn’t resist & this is the result. The kit went together without any trouble at all.
I usually do a lot of web image searches & was lucky enough to find some beautiful photos of this particular aircraft which were a great help with the weathering. The only changes to the original kit were the twin ventral fins, rescribing the different auxiliary air intakes, a new ejection seat, fairing in the cannon & a few minor embellishments in the cockpit. Hasegawa has done an excellent job with this kit & in my opinion, capturing the look of the Starfighter to perfection. I still like the German camouflage though; maybe next time………..
Hope you like it.
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