This is my Hasegawa 1/32 F-104C Starfighter, #60886 "Fannie", as she (more or less...) stood in Vietnam, 1965.The story of the Starfighter is well known: created as a day fighter by Lockheed as one of the Century Series of fighter a[...]
This is my Academy 1/72 F-104G Starfighter, finished as a stand model.
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[...]
An earlier build (early 1990s) and only photographed fairly recently at the Cameron Airport, the Testors 1/48 F-104A Starfighter is a very basic, simple old model. Originally, it was a Hawk release from 1957. I love these birds and really, ho[...]
This build was a testing stage for painting this Tiger Meet scheme after seeing a similar paint scheme at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.
The biggest concern was being able to completely separate the Yellow from any Black overspray while [...]
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[...]
I finally found the missing gas tank behind a book shelf!
I actually completed this build about 9 months ago but could not find the starboard wing gas tank which was found just a few days ago as I did some rearranging of shelving.
This was one o[...]
This build has started with this bottle of wine more than a year ago. It was a present, and then I've realized that I'm keeping in my hands a wine produced by Gordon Cooper – a pilot, test-pilot, astronaut. And since then, I've started to look f[...]
This is my take on the Italeri F104C as it may have looked while operating out of Udorn, Thailand circa 1967.
I did add a resin cockpit and seat plus resin afterburner/exhaust . Kit decals were used and they were excellent.