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

TURKISH AIR FORCE F-104G STARFIGHTER

This kit 1/48 scale, Hasegawa, box number 07219, F-104C Starfighter model. I converted this F-104C to F-104G model. Main difference is tail between C and G model. Tail converted to G model with evergreen plastic parts.

Kit totaly same quality with TF-104 mentioned previous model.

  • MK-83 bomb from Hasegawa Aircraft Weapons:A.
  • Pilot from Aires-Aero Bonus
  • Cockpit base is Aires detail set, instrument panel also colorless photo-etch coming with detail set.
  • Martin Baker MK07 seat from Aires.
  • Canopy locking system and mirror from Eduard detail set.
  • Canopy inside de-icing pipes are plastic styrene hand made because no detail set coming with Aires for this system.
  • Pitot tube metal from Master Model.
  • Decals are from TigerHead.
  • Paints are Vallejo acrylics.
  • For reference photo pbase.com

 

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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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Turkish Air Force F-16C Block 50 151.Filo – HASEGAWA 1/48

Turkish Air Force F-16C Block 50 151.Filo

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Hasegawa 1/48 scale F-16C kit box numbered 07232. Well detailed engraved panel lines, some small fitting problems, seam line along the two part canopy. No detail in the landing gear and gear bays. Air intake is 4 peaces. Thatswhy to make intake seamless is very difficult. Cockpit side panels good detailed but instrument panel and glare shield are too small. I preferred resin instead of the orijinal seat. Given weapons suitable for SEAD  (Suppression of Enemy Air Defences) operation F-16 but i convert the weapons for SEAD Training Mission to make this F-16C. Dummy AGM-88, Dummy AIM-9 and ACMI Pod. Paints are Vallejo Acrylics, clear varnish Tamiya X-22, mat varnish is Microscale. Decals are Caracal Models

I did some modifications to make more detailed finish;

Instrument panel Multi Function Display was created from plastic card and glare shield expanded to make its normal width.

Seam line over canopy was deleted  with sand paper, polished with nail polishing sponge.

Canopy inside was detailed by using plastic, putty and some wire.

I changed the canopy color. To make this i used mix of (%90) Tamiya X-22, (%5) Tamiya Smoke X-19, (%5) Tamiya Clear Yellow X-24. This mixture was sprayed to canopy with airbrush only one layer but thick as possible.

Landing gear bays and strut was detailed using combination of stretched sprue, wire, cable and some plastic parts.

Air intake was made seamless as possible after a lot of putty-sanding-painting process.

Strong metal wire was used for static dischargers.

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Evergreen plastic parts were added to detail inside of exhaust nozzle. Afterburner assembly was imitated from another model. Burned effect was made with dry pastel.

Radome and Radar Homing and Warning Sensors are  product of Royal Resin.

IFF Antennas and its base are Evergreen plastic.

And finished model.

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