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Harry Callahan

ITALERI F-104 G Starfighter 1/32 ,,MARINE,, ****NEW PICS***

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Hi fellas

 

When i check up this thread of ,, Ready for Inspection-Aircraft,, i have noticed that so small amount of german aircrafts, especially in 1/32 got here posted. So i will bring a little change in it hehehe and share to you my ,,widow maker,, how we germans call it in the past.

I built this kit when the hype was so big around this new mold Starfighter, we went so eager, so excited when we saw the first pics of it, because the old Hasegawa kit was not state of the art anymore.

 

So the bidders was so crazy this time at ebay and pay a lot of money for this kit, me not, i was waiting a while till the hype goes cold, and when they paid more than 100 Euros for it, so i paid only 56,00 Euros this time, and to be honest, i was a bit disapponted when i hold the ,,new mold,, kit in my hands. I was expecting to see a kit as it made in Tamiya quality, but that was an disillusion and i was a bit sad.

 

But ok, the kit was there once in my stash and i was curious to build it. The fitting was not perfect and some panel lines looks like washed and not sharp. But i thought ok i do my best to get a ,,almost,, good model, not perfect but atleast i have a F-104 in 1/32 on my shelf.

 

The big surprise was the decals, these decals was one of the best i ever work with, really great.

 

I paint it in Bundesmarine, federal navy look which i really like so long time already. I used Vallejo and Tamiya colours.

 

 

 

here we go

 

 

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Greets 

Werner

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What a beautiful F-104! I really like the German markings -- you're right, we don't see that too often! I like your use of shading in the paint.  It looks very realistic!  Great job!

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Absolutely stunning! Takes me back to seeing "The Vikings" at the International Air Tattoo at RAF Greenham Common. 

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Thank you my friends

 

yesss the Vikings, what a nice rememberance, i never see them live, but i watch them in few videos, and Lieutenant Colonel Axel Ostermann have written a nice book about his time at the Vikings.

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Fabulous F-104 and the upper grey looks just right in scale as many do it too dark. That's a lovely model and build - well done !

Gary

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Superb finish and build. Well done!

 

Miguel

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Nicely done!

 

Mike.

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Stupendous Starfighter. 

 

Memories of the Vikings setting off car alarms at  Fairford. 🙂

 

Pete

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Hi,

my favorite F-104 paint scheme (OK, along with the high viz AMI paint schemes!).

A smashing model build.

Congratulations.

 

JR

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Very nicely done and, as already said, sadly a scheme not seen often enough. The F104 looks good and I do like the paintwork!

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Hi fellas

 

thank you so much for your compliments

 

 

Cheers

Werner

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Beautiful F104G - I think the German Navy colours really suit the Starfighter

CJP

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Nice work Harry - I especially like it that she is a little dirty!!! - great stuff!!

Cheers and regards,

PJ

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Very nice!

The 4 tanker is quite spectacular!

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Wonderful work, looks really good

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Hello mates

 

Same as at the F-84F Thunderstreak in 1/48, i want share to you new pics what i made yesterday at the abandoned air base from ex-JaboG 43 in Oldenburg, coz it was cloudy weather, perfect for a photo shooting, i hate hard sun light at model photographing.

 

 

Hope you like it.

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Harry Callahan said:

Hope you like it.

Excellent work and great pictures, Harry! 👍

 

Cheers! 😎

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That orange is money, beautiful hue.

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Fantastic work on the 104. Weathering looks spot on. The photos against the background look very atmospheric 

Bruce

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Beautiful F-104 Werner. One of my favourite aircraft, with many memories for me at 60's, 70's and 80's air shows in the UK. The Vikings displays are still uppermost in my memory of the best! What paint did you use for the orange dayglo? As @Beazer mentions, it really is on the money!

 

Terry

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Hi fellas

 

Thank you for your kind comments.

 

Terry, thank you too, yes i remember my first visit at a ,,Open Day,, at Ahlhorn air base in year 1974, i saw many Starfighters in the sky with a really especially sound, unforgetable.

 

The dayglo paint job. 

1.) White primer

2.) sanding with 2000

3.) Yellow base coat

4.) again sanding with 2000

5.) Orange Revell 30 in very thin layers, some areas more, some areas less covering, to share used and worn effects.

 

I hope it helps you.

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Nice work on those new photos Harry - the Navy colour scheme really suits the F104G in my opinion

CJP

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What a beautifully-decorated tent-peg!  You’ve done full justice to one of the prettiest shapes to ever leave a drafting table.

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