TURKISH AIR FORCE TF-104G STARFIGHTER – HASEGAWA 1/48

TURKISH AIR FORCE TF-104G STARFIGHTER

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This kit is 1/48 scale, 07240 box numbered Hasegawa TF-104 Starfighter. Very precise and sharp engraved panel lines in my opinion. There are two type exhaust and inside well detailed. Landing gear areas,struts and optional airbrakes are also good detailed. For loading there are only wing tip fuel tanks for this aircraft. There is no armament. Flap/Slat positions are optional. Air intakes are standart F-104, very small intake space so not possible to see inside. That means very easy intake assembly. Cockpit detail is normal. Seats are given Martin Baker MK07 but i used Lockheed C-2 type seat from AIRES for this kit. 6 clear parts canopy is the most problem area on this model especially if you plan to make closed. (There is extra canopy given for F-104 near TF-104canopy). Except that this model is pleasant model.

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I have only one referance picture for this aircraft above and there is small history at www.pbase.com

I used AIRES detail set for cockpit and landing gear bay. Need a lot of sanding and dry fit to place resin. Especially resin landing gear bays, after lot of sanding symmetry is go off so this affects the angle of the gear strut and this affects attitude of fuselage over landing gear.

Pilot are resin from PJ Production which is well detailed.

Pitot tube from Qickboost.

All antennas scratch build from Evergreen plastic.

Decals are from TigerHead Decals.

All paints from Vallejo acrylics.

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