Hasegawa F 104S ASA M Starfighter in 1/48 scale
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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