Academy 1/72 F-104G Marineflieger
Germany received 916 “G” (for Germany) all-weather ground attack Starfighters in total. They were 2,000 pounds heavier than the original F-104, keeping the same engine. Most German missions required 4 wing tanks attached, meaning more weight.
Despite the accident rate, the F-104G proved a highly efficient and reliable platform in the hands of the Marineflieger pilots, serving the Bundesmarine for 23 years during the challenging Cold War days.
This is the ultra simple Academy kit, that I built wheels up, as a present for my Godson. It was a simple build, not opting for deep detailing (of which the simplistic Academy kit barely offers), but was a pleasant build that resulted in a passable Marineflieger in flying status.
Should you wish to read the full build review, you may do so by visitng my beloved site Modelingmadness here: https://modelingmadness.com/review/viet/us/usaf/fighters/pen104.htm
Also, some in-progress shots are below posted.
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