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Dear Friends, greetings from Serbia!
I’ve been trying to use carantine for more modelling, and I’m finishing 3 models at this time. This is my attempt in Eduard’s F104 in JASDF service.
I will not write about this plane because of many reasons. First, I don’t like jets, apart from F4s and Mig 29 and Mig 21. I’ve decided to do this model because I’m in love with anything which is connected with Japan! From samurais, Zeros and their F4s… I received this LTD model, which is Hasegawa’s plastic with Eduard’s resin, decals and pes…
Well, there goes the problem 🙂
Plastic is ok, I had only one problem, big problem, left wing was about 2cm lower than right, I had to break it, make some more supports and reconect it again. Everything else went really smooth and without problems. PE and resin parts from Eduard are simply the great! But… decals… Oh my God… I thought that Eduard included Cartograf decals in this set, but decals are made by Eduard, and I had so many problems with them… The warped, wrinkled, broke, teared… I had to use roundels from other Cartograf set… I didn’t put any of the decals ithout some problem…
really good part of the kit is the Book about F104 in Japanese service, many useful pictures, interview… I was thinking about weathering, but I saw on pictures that these F104s in JASDF service are maintened so good that You will think that they have just landed from the factory!
I’ve done simple wethering in panel lines and done some oil work with Abteilung 502 oils.
Pictures could be better, but I can’t take phots outside because of poor wether in Serbia. I’ve done some shooting below lights on the black canvas. But metal parts on the model are polished and they have some shine on my Canon camera, I’ve put some filters on the lens, I used 50mm lens, 18mm, 55-250… but shine is stil on… At the end I’m satisfied with the outcome.
Please make free to comment and make some suggestions.
Cheers and best wishes!
Take care during these hard pandemic times!
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