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RidgeRunner

A bright star in the sky! Hasegawa/Italeri YF-104A Starfighter 55-2969 GE Engine Test Fleet 1/72

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That's stunning work, love that scheme

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Gotta love the "Missile with a man in it"! 😀 

Beautifully done version of a great aircraft!  Well done for sure. :worthy:

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That´s great! R&D stuff! I am so GEalous that you have her! I love her!

Cheers,

Tom

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Thanks @F-32, @Silenoz @replicant @Gary Brantley @Papa Delta @Vultures1. The build wasn't without incident, with lifting dayglo, paint ingress under the windscreen, a bit of paint seepage on to the dayglo, which is never easy to fix. As it was a Hasegawa base kit, though, it is a great basis and I forgave her all the problems ;). I love the Starfighter! Much - wrongly - malined, much misunderstood, etc.....

 

Martin

 

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All I can say is WOW !

A fantastic model, really very nice. Very realistic metallic finish, brilliantly executed dayglo paint and last but not least, a very interesting and colourful subject. Loved the mix of parts from different kits too, I personally believe that you used the best parts to get the very best F-104 possible in this scale

Again, well done !

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Fantastic 

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Thanks @RMCS, Dennis @Corsairfoxfouruncle And @Roberto. She is brightening my new display cabinet now alongside my other dayglo-adorned models :). It is a pretty cheap kit that builds up very well. 

 

Martin

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Martin,

 

Just now saw the RIF....incredible model, and I think it's your best one so far. Glad you persevered and saved the windscreen. If the Italeri donor kit is indeed the Esci kit re-boxed, then I echo what Giorgio said about your using the best bits to make a very accurate F-104, as I have always thought the Esci F-104's were pretty darned good, with just the shape of the canopy being the biggest disappointment. Now, my friend, when are you going to do the T-38, F-102A and the F4H-1 and make the diorama? 👍

Mike

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Can't help myself from getting over excited when I saw your YF-104.It looked so resplendent with the various combination of colours being painted on it.It's got to be one of the most attractive Starfighter ever flown.Simply superb.

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Lovely. Starfighters sometimes carried very striking colours.

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Once my eyeballs stopped bleeding  ;) , I could see it is a joy to behold. :) A stunning scheme Martin & an equally stunning job on it, interesting too, I know very little about the Q birds.

Steve.

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Nice work! Makes my YF-104A look positively drab. I certainly do not have the patience (or skill?)  to do a scheme like that.

John

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