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Lockheed TF-104G RNLAF, Hasegawa 1/48, first of the foursome..

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A while ago I started 4 F-104 kits at the same time, this sounded like a good idea back then. Unfortunately I couldn't keep the mojo for this foursome and they were destined for the shelf of doom. They are all Hasegawa F-104 kits with one being the Eduard boxing.


They are all machines of the Royal Netherlands air force, in two different camouflage schemes and three different roles. Two will be grey, the early 60's scheme and two in the final camouflage scheme. Two trainers, one reconnaissance and one air defence QRA machine.


They are all supplemented with a mix of Eduard and True Details C2 seats, Master pitot tubes, Eduard wheels and wing rocket pylons on the grey dual, and for the grey QRA machine also Eduard rocket launcher and sidewinders. Also, the reconnaissance RF-104 is upgraded with the DACO F-104 set with the smooth wings and Orpheus pod. Also on all there is canopy tubing from DACO and CMK as well a opened para brake housing on two of them.


The decals are a mix of Dutch Decal sheets and stencils sheets of the Dutch Starfighter foundation(DSF decals). The latter becoming a mojo killer for me as they are printed on one big decal sheet you have to cut out yourself and there are a lot of them! Also, they are designed for the camouflaged fighter bomber version so when building one for another role, in grey or a dual its quite a puzzle to place them right. Also for the dual there a lot of differences in the forward fuselage part of course so they have to be sourced elsewhere. Luckily someone from the DSF printed some for me.


So this is were it ended a year ago;




Luckily the mojo came back and I finally finished the first of the foursome! It's the grey dual from 322/323 squadron in the early 60's. This machine was the QRA trainer for the pilots of 322 and 323 squadron based at Leeuwarden AB.





















Hope you like it! Full build off the foursome can be seen HERE






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Dutch Starfighters - what's not to love! Great build, and a Leeuwarden bird to boot.


Consider my chair pulled up for the rest of them, sir. 





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Now that gets my pulse racing!! A Starfighter, a TF-, Dutch and a beautiful build!!! :) Very nice. Its the wrong scale, of course but you cant have everything, I guess! ;)




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Hello Erik,

A great pleasure to see these RNLAF Starfighter airframes coming together.

Will be a powerful (model) sight parked next to each other.

Looking forward to the other examples still in progress.


Met vriendelijke groet,


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On 10/5/2021 at 6:54 PM, Bertie Psmith said:

It was worth the wait. It's a lovely kit IIRC?

It's a great kit, only it's littered with rivets which is something a lot of people don't like since the 104 had smooth wings etc. There is a DACO set to correct this, which I'll do at 1 of my 104s, but I thinks it looks nice anyway.




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