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Hasegawa's 1/48 scale
F-104G Starfighter

by Andrew Garcia

 

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

 


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-104G Starfighter is available online from Squadron

 

Introduction

 

Here is my 1/48 Hasegawa F-104G in Marineflieger markings based on Hasegawa Kit # 07220 F-104G NATO PT20. 

 

 

It represents an aircraft of German Marine  26+67,  C/N 7413, MFG1 from Schleswig-Jagel in 1978

 

 

Construction

 

The model was built per kit instructions and used CMK resin detail sets listed below: 

        Replaced CMK resin Lockheed C-2 Ejection seat with German specified MB seat. I used CEC48256 Cutting Edge Modelworks Martin Baker GQ-7A Ejection Seat with belts for the F-104G/TF-104G.

        Resin non-kit supplied components are:  CMK # 4098 cockpit, rear cockpit electronics black-box area, nose radar installation and 20mm ammo box.  CMK # 4099  provided the J-79 Engine and access panel detail, 20mm gun, landing gear bays and oxygen reservoir area.

 

 

        Added a red anti-collision beacon to the top and bottom of the fuselage as seen on German F-104Gs. The G used by other operators may not have this feature since it was a retrofit and late production manufacturing change order for German aircraft.  The large fuselage anti-collision beacons are missing from the kit but clearly visible in photographs seen on page 55 of the Detail and Scale Vol. 38 text.

 

 

Painting and Markings

 

The airframe was painted with a mixture of Gunze Sangyo acrylic paints # H42 and H337 Blue Gray on the topside with some H307 Dark Ghost Gray on the bottom to match color photos. For the very visible Hi-Viz wing tanks I used Gunze H11 Flat White as a base coat. When it was totally dry I sprayed them with Gunze H98 Fluorescent Orange.  

 

 

Markings are from  Victory Productions -  West German Luftwaffe & Marine F-104 Starfighters , #VPD48003



 

References

 

        LOCK-ON # 1   'F-104G/J  STARFIGHTER' authored by  Hans Wilms, Francois Verlinden and Willy Peeters, published by  Verlinden Publications.

        German Starfighters The F-104 in German Air Force and Naval air Service authored by Klaus Kropf and published by Midland Counties Publications.

        F-104 In Action by Squadron Signal Publications: # 1027 F-104 Starfighter In Action, authored by Lou Drendel , ISBN : 0-89747-026-5 published in 1976 and the second release # 1135 F-104 Starfighter In Action by Phillip Friddell ISBN : 0-89747-299-3

        Lockheed F-104 Starfighter in the Crowood Series,  authored by Martin W. Bowman  with Matthias Vogelsang , published by The Crowood Press.

        In Detail & Scale  No.  38  'Lockheed F104 Starfighter' authored by Bert Kinzey


 

 

Additional Images

 

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Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Andrew Garcia
Page Created 28 July, 2004
Last Updated 27 July, 2004

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