Hasegawa's 1/48 scale
by Andrew Garcia
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-104G Starfighter
is available online from Squadron
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
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
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-104G’s.
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.
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
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
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|German Jet Aces of World
Aircraft of the Aces 17
Author: Hugh Morgan, John Weal
Illustrator: John Weal
US Price: $19.95
UK Price: £2.99
January 15, 1998
Details: 100 pages; ISBN: 1855326345
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