Lockheed F 104 C
Hasegawa’s 1/48 scale rendition of Kelly Johnson’s manned missile. This has to be the most colourful F 104 C ever. It depicts the first F 104 C that was delivered to Tactical Air Command at George AFB. I might be wrong, but I think it was given this colourful livery for a USAF gunnery meet whilst flown by Col. George Laven. Laven himself was the brainchild behind this paint job. I particularly like the white wall tyres!
The kit was a straightforward build OOB. I only added clear navigation lights from clear sprue and cockpit canopy bracing made from Evergreen stock. The natural metal is courtesy of various Modelmaster Metalizers and Alclad laquers.
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