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Hasegawa 1/48 Kit(the best i think) Aires cockpit
I used various tone of Alclad and no varnish at all so i dont loose the shiny finish
I hope you like it...
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Craig Abrahamson said on May 4, 2017
The finish and varying shades of metal look great! Although not Alclad, I've used MM metailzers and applied Future over the finish without losing any of the 'shine' as well. Nice job on the Starfighter, sir.
Dimitris Bellas said on May 4, 2017
Thank you very much!
What is the MM ?
Jeff Bailey said on May 4, 2017
Dimitris, MM stands for Model Master. Hope this helps.
Thanks, Jeff...you apparently saw Dimitris' inquiry before I did - 'ppreciate the clarification for him.
Dimitris Bellas said on May 5, 2017
I love those colors the enamels!But i cant find them in Greece anymore!
John Healy said on May 4, 2017
That's awesome! I love the early natural metal NATO F-104s. Nice work!
Thank you sir.
Very nice, Dimitris! I especially like the photos of real F-104s you included. Your different shades of the Alclad look like the real planes!
Johannes Gerl said on May 4, 2017
Great work, Dimitris.
May I ask how you managed to let the carrier film of the decals disappear without any varnish at all?
With extreme difficulty ahahah...i cut each one very closeand then i use Micro Set & Micro Sol especially the sol 6-7 times to each decal but be careful the decals have to be good quality.
Louis Gardner said on May 4, 2017
First off, welcome aboard ! You will find this website to be very user friendly and the members are courteous.
Your F-104 looks very good. I really like how the natural metal finish turned out. Another nice touch is the pictures of the real planes... You even managed to get one of the actual plane yours is modeled after. Excellent work Sir !
Thank you so much it is very nice to be here!
Tom Cleaver said on May 4, 2017
Very nice, with qyuite realistic different shading. It's impossible to make an F-104 that doesn't look cool.
Oh, I don't know, TC...those West German ones with the fancy crosses on 'em don't do much for me. 🙁
The real ones looked pretty cool scooting along the countryside. I was fortunate enough to see two of them flying low above the trees in West Germany in '83. They had a pair of F-4 Phantoms flying with them at the time. That was a cool thing to see. I guess to each his own and we all have different tastes.
Well...in THAT case, yeah - I agree. That WOULD be cool to witness (given the fact I've never SEEN an F-104 flying).
I live 35 km away from the airbase we use to had them...so they have me wake up many many times!
Robert Royes said on May 4, 2017
Sharp looking Starfighter!
Gary Brantley said on May 4, 2017
I agree! Very nice 104. 🙂
Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said on May 4, 2017
That is a lovely F-104. Great work!
Terry Schuler said on May 5, 2017
Dimitris, a great looking 104, "you got to love that Alclad stuff". This is a wonderful example of the best, "looks fast just sitting there !" airplane ever made. Nice work !
Thank you so much...yes i love Alclad gives so good image and dry s so fast!
Dirk Derks said on May 5, 2017
Superb finish. Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.
Thank you Dirk!
Greg Kittinger said on May 5, 2017
Very nice! The 104 looks really good nice and shiny and with the Hellenic markings.
Dimitris Bellas said on May 6, 2017
George Williams said on May 5, 2017
Very neat looking Starfighter, the NMF and the white wings are just right!
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