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Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

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Chuck Yeager died today

Just saw the news that Chuck Yeager died today at age 97. Given how deep he was in Alzheimers over the past several years, my personal take is it was a release. He was my childhood hero, and then the first movie job I had (junior assistant to t[...]

Miscellaneous

Here are a few miscellaneous aircraft photos from my collection that I’ve been adding to for over 30 years.

1/32 Scale Italeri F-104 ASA-M Italian Air Force with real aluminum skin

Hi friends, here is the completed F-104 ASA with real aluminum skin. I am so glad to be done with F-104s for awhile!! This kit is my second 1/32 Italeri Starfighter and they are a good kit, but I added a lot of scratchbuilt details, including a [...]

UPDATE – 1/32 Scale Italeri F-104G ASA-M Italian Air Force with real aluminum skin

Well here I am again in aluminum hell! I promised I wouldn't do another metal skin airplane for awhile but I got hired to do another one and I can't say no lol. 90% of the details are completed so it is on to all the metal work. I can tell you t[...]

1/72 Esci AMT CF-104 Starfighter 421 Red Indian Squadron Canadian Armed Forces

I am a big fan of the Lockheed F-104. My father flew the CF-104 with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from 1961 to 1964. This model features a commemorative paint scheme for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) 421 Red Indian Squadron. In 1983 42[...]

1/32 Scale Italeri F-104G ASA-M Italian Air Force with real aluminum skin

Well I have started my second F-104 in less than a month! I was commissioned to do this kit for an Italian test pilot that flew this F-104, so here I go again! Cockpit and engine complete, now onto the hard part....the aluminum skin :( I will po[...]

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 individuall[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 F-104C Starfighter USAF

Hello!, This is my newest project, a cold war icon. It really brings speed to one's mind just to look at her. Nice kit, decals ok, one or two almost were ruined when leaving the film. Another one I did it myself, with some Tamiya extra thin glu[...]

1/72 Esci/AMT USAF F-104 Drone

The 1/72 Esci F-104 kits were re-boxed by AMT. The kits are pretty nice with extra fine recessed panel lines and the option to build the short tail A or C version or the more common long tail version used by most countries except the US and a fe[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 USAF F-104 Starfighter

Hello, This is my Hasegawa F-104 Starfighter. Nice kit to build OOB, although some of the decals were not that nice. First time using Gunze Mr. Metal Color Aluminum and I was not pleased. I mean, the color was beautiful, but it kept releasing[...]