Here are a hand full of photos of my Hasegawa, 1/48th scale F-104C. It depicts FG-891 of the 479th Tactical Fighter Wing. Because of it’s colorful scheme, this Starfighter is probably one of the most photographed airframes. What can I say about the kit, it was mostly a shake and bake build, requiring almost no filler. The decals were perhaps a little on the thick side but not enough to adversely affect the end result. I used Alclad metal lacquers for the overall airframe and highlighted other panels with Testor Metalzers. The tail was painted with Tamiya acrylic gloss-red and the wings were painted with Xtracrylic white. The only issue I had, and with me there is always at least one, was that I broke the very delicate and very thin main canopy. I replaced it with a canopy from the old Monogram kit.
Overall, an enjoyable build – hope you like it.
5 additional images. Click to enlarge.