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Marlin

F-104G Starfighter Luftwaffe JaboG 31 24+95 1983 - Kinetic 1/48

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Hi.

I'm about to start the last build for the year.

'm going to build Kinetics new F-104G Starfighter.
It'll be a Luftwaffe maschine 24+95 from JaboG 31 in 1983 as of this picture.
f10424+95th.jpg
All information about this aircraft can be found here.
http://www.916-starfighter.de/Large/2495.htm


And this is what I have to work woth.
Kinetic (Gold) 1/48
49078156377_688d3d7f91_h.jpg078 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
49077954826_786451e87a_h.jpg079 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
49077955116_8313b45ef6_h.jpg080 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
Three grey sprues, one smaller with clear parts, a small PE sheet and decal for three individuals.


The sprue look nice and clean an free from any flash.
49077955411_a2b2038bc4_h.jpg081 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


The riveting are nicely reproduced.
49077424303_4746a7b662_h.jpg082 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Lots of fine details everywhere.
49078157317_a59bb161ed_h.jpg083 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
49077424873_42010ac7a0_h.jpg084 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
49077955621_3d710ad8cb_h.jpg085 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
49077425018_1c5a9a03b7_h.jpg086 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Both early and late wheels are included.
49077955846_2a1e38a760_h.jpg087 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Nice and stable looking undercarriage.
49077956201_6ffd450dcc_h.jpg088 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Not much of ordnance is included.
49077956251_4b14fc6f1d_h.jpg089 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
Just wingtip tanks, drop tanks and a pair of AIM-9B Sidewinders.


Two sets of ejection seats.
49077956251_4b14fc6f1d_h.jpg089 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Two variants of exhausts
49077956621_45b56728af_h.jpg091 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


2 AIM-9B Sidewinders
49078158457_c9ac38f167_h.jpg092 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I'll not use the kit decals.
I'm going to use Daco's set of full decals and stencils on this one.
49078158912_a8872dc60c_h.jpg093 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And of course a pitot tube from Master, and something more interesting than drop tanks under the wings.
4 Matra Samp 25ED bombs on twin store carriers from Wingman
49078158992_5fca7e9226_h.jpg094 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
49077426878_89a82b56f3_h.jpg095 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
49077957756_7a0e0a6f9e_h.jpg096 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
49077957796_4d9613c70e_h.jpg097 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And with this the build is started.
To be continued.....
/Bosse

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I'll be following this one as I have gazed inside the box of these kits many times and wondered if I should take one out of stock to do a 'promotional build' on. I look forward to seeing your updates.

 

Duncan B

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Used to love the Starfighter displays at 80s airshows.  German, Italian, Dutch and more so wanted to build a G for a while.  Was interested to see that Kinetic launched their kit so keen to see how it builds up.  Looks nice in the box

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Hi Bosse,

I'll be following your WIP with great interest, I bought Kinetic's kit, the DACO decal sheet and Eduard's Kormoran 1 and AIM-9B Sidewinder resin sets to model a Marineflieger F-104G with anti-ship missiles.

The kit's decal sheet lacks in stencilling; the DACO decal sheet, although a bit expensive, seems to have all the stencilling and of being of excellent quality.

Keep working and posting!



 

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Very nice project!

I'd go with a green splitter scheme.... ;)

 

In respect to you choice of loadout, congrats! That sounds fit for purpose!

 

How are the kit decals in comparison?

 

But do not complain what Kinetic provides! Hasegawa has wingtip tanks, pylons and the cannon opening :devil:

 

Cheers!

 

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I've got this kit, it looks lovely and I plan to do mine in all white with Spectrum logos on the side... I've even managed to get hold of a 1:48 scale female pilot figure...

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Thanks Gents. :D

This is my first Starfighter in 1/48.
But it will not be the last one.
This one will be in Norm72, but I'll do the Norm83 and Marine later on.
I actually have a Eduard/Hasegawa in the stash to do the Marine one. 
That one might be a contender for next years "In the Navy GB"


Today I've primed all small parts.
49077946763_6dc3d27055_h.jpg098 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Then I started to glue things together. 
Main wheel bay was the first parts.
49078603893_a7626816dd_h.jpg099 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


The the nosecone, wings and wing tanks came together. 
49080048696_ac4b0fe3f0_h.jpg100 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr

I'll have to prime the wingtanks before bedtime tonight.
I'm going to use Humbrol for the dayglo Orange, and the last time I used that colour it took some eight layers to get the correct coverage of it.


To be continued......
/Bosse

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Regarding the dayglo...try a base coat of white and then orange first....then the Dayglo on top. I find that any Dayglo straight over a white primer takes forever to cover as it's very very translucent 

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It’s seems to be a nice build, Bosse! The kit looks excellent, along with your progress on it. 👍

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Spasiba Nikolay. :D 

It's a great kit, and I'l think it'll be an easy build.

 

/Bosse

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Hi. 
I've got some paint on the Starfighter. 
As suggester I've put a coat of regular Orange on first.
49088705536_392679413d_k.jpg101 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
When this has dried we'll see if it work better with the DayGlo Orange.

To be continued.....
/Bosse 

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Sorry for jumping in late, but definitely will follow.

 

I was always thinking about building a F104G "Sargnagel", but the Italeri 1/32 was just too large and, honestly, too expensive for me. So, will have a look waht can be done in 1/48, the kit looks very fine.

 

I lean back and enjoy the show...

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On 19/11/2019 at 17:53, Marlin said:

Hi. 
I've got some paint on the Starfighter. 
As suggester I've put a coat of regular Orange on first.
101 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
When this has dried we'll see if it work better with the DayGlo Orange.

To be continued.....
/Bosse 

Yeh that's a good base coat for the flourescent. What i would say though if you are using Humbrol 209 then it's got a  more reddish tinge to it than others.  More like the colour that later RAF Gnats had applied when factory fresh. German dayglo was more orange so you may only need a couple of light coats of the Humbrol to brighten the orange base coat. I prefer to use Vallejo model air 71.082 Flourescent Red. It's more orange in colour and being quite thin brushes fairly well too. 👍

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Thanks again binbrook87. :D 

I'll try the Humbrol I got. 

I have some very old tins of fluorescent Humbrol orange (and yellow) and the newer 207 but  if that's to red I might order the Vallejo. 

 

/Bosse

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5 hours ago, Marlin said:

Thanks again binbrook87. :D 

I'll try the Humbrol I got. 

I have some very old tins of fluorescent Humbrol orange (and yellow) and the newer 207 but  if that's to red I might order the Vallejo. 

 

/Bosse

Humbrol 209 will probably come out like this Gnat

images

 

 

Vallejo will be more like this F-104

download

 

 

Trial and error though 🙂

Edited by binbrook87

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Mmmmmm 😊 I shall be following with great interest.

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Excellent, I will be watching this with interest as I have the same kit coming to the shop on Friday.  I will be building stock just before Christmas.  Unless the decals are really bad.

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Great Andy350. :D 

Which marking alternative are you planning? 

/Bosse

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