Real aluminum paneled Italeri 1/32nd scale F-104C – Build in progress!
Hello stranded at home modelers! This is something I’ve wanted to do once in my life and because of this virus I decided to dive in! This is a F-104 with all individual panels made from real aluminum, not that bare metal c**p. I have individually cut each panel using templates that I made from the existing panel lines and research using photos. I sanded each panel a little differently to give an accurate look. I have spend at least 100 hours so far! I can tell you this isn’t for the faint of heart or the impatient!
I really love this look but I don’t think I will do this again for a very long time, hahaha!
Let me know what you think!
Stay safe and healthy, the world is in my prayers.
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