As one of the first European countries, the Swiss Air Force was able to test various aircraft in the USA, including the Chance Vought F-8U-1 CRUSADER,
Grumman F-11F-1F SUPERTIGER, Douglas A-4D-2 SKYHAWK
and finally the Lockheed F-104A STARFIGTHE[...]
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[...]
Here are a few miscellaneous aircraft photos from my collection that I’ve been adding to for over 30 years.
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]