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LOCKHEED F-104G, Belgian Air Force, 1971.

'SLIVERS' aerobatic display team.

 

Kit: Italeri Lockheed F-104 Starfighter G/S (2514)

Scale: 1/32

Paints: Vallejo Model Air & Vallejo Metal Color

Weathering: Flory Models Wash, MIG Streaking Effects, Vallejo Weathering Effects

 

Build thread:

 

 

One of the last years last models I did. I liked the kit overall - it's good (but not great) in many parts, like the fit was mostly really good. Some things could be bit more sharper and more detailed - so aftermarket stuff can really enhance this kit. But it's not a cheap kit so I built it out of box, with some little DIY details added.

 

I cracked the main canopy, the clear parts are real brittle with this kit. So I masked the canopy a bit with a tarp, if it starts to bother me I'll have to order a replacement part from Italeri later on. Actually I broke the forward canopy too - but mirageiv was awesome to send me a replacement part for that.

 

Anyway, to the kit. Bit of a challenge to photograph, I tried to do it outside as it was nice day today.

 

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Outstanding 

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It was a great build from start to finish. It looks like a satin finish with lovely weathering. Hopefully I can to this level one day.  Great build to follow whilst building mine. Thanks. 

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Very nice, Reini. I remember the Slivers from the 1972-73 period. They added excitement to what was often a fairly sedate display ;).

 

Martin

 

 

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Great, big Silvers Zipper!

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Hello Reini,

Thanks for sharing this excellent model with us.

Finished to perfection. Regards, Orion / The Netherlands.

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Lovely! What Vallejo Air colors did you use?

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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12 minutes ago, Hook said:

Lovely! What Vallejo Air colors did you use?

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

-71.294 US Forest Green

-71.289 US Dark Green (made it slightly lighter)

-71.125 USAF Brown

-71.296 USAF Light Grey 

 

Thanks all for comments! :)

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Very very nice F-104.  I like the subtle weathering.

Tim

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Beautiful F-104, the red tip rails and lack of tanks really compliment the look, superb! Love the tarp too!

 

David 

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45 minutes ago, mirageiv said:

Beautiful F-104, the red tip rails and lack of tanks really compliment the look, superb! Love the tarp too!

 

David 

Thank you!

 

In the end I could not use the aftermarket exhaust nozzle you sent me, it did not fit as the fuselage was already assembled. 

 

But if anyone is in need of one, PM me. Or I will have to get a double seater and use it there :D

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A gorgeous model reini ,very well painted👍

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Love it, very cool indeed

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