1/32 Scale F-104 Starfighter with real aluminum skin – Completed!
Hello all you sheltered in place modelers! Well I have finally completed the 1/32 scale F-104 with all aluminum skin! This is something I always wanted to do, and now I can finally say I have done it!
(If I never see thin aluminum again in my life, I will be ok with it!)
I spent probably 200 hours on this kit, most of it cutting, sanding, fitting and riveting little aluminum panels. The fit on this Italeri kit was very good, detail was very lackluster, so I had to add a lot.
The mode sits at nearly 20" long so it is quite impressive!
I don't know if I will ever do another all metal skin aircraft again, but I can say I will never use metallic paint again for bare metal areas, it can't compete with the real thing.
Thanks for checking it out.