Another one from the recent past. Hasegawa’s F-104G with as much aftermarket stuff as I could cram into it. This was an important lesson in ‘critical mass’; the idea that at some point Gewgaw A and What’s-it B will eventual interfere with Thingies C, D and E. I used the Aires gear wells, avionics bay and ejection seat. Eduard Big Ed set, and the incredible ‘update’ set from Daco. The only thing I couldn’t upgrade was the decals. Despite scouring the Internet, I couldn’t come up with a set of decals for US Starfighters. I think I had a set of ancient Microscale with the NASA scheme, but wasn’t interested in fighting with what were probably 40 year old decals. Paint was Alclad II, but if I had it to do over again, I could probably have used buffing paints and powders.
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