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1/32 CF-104D "Triple Sick"


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It's a real shame the paint reacted on the tail, but definitely better to make it right than rush. The polished aluminium is looking fantastic, what paint did you use?

 

James

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Ok, I've got some good news to report. After the titanium dried, I masked it off and sprayed the rest of the tail section.

 

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There's a panel in Voodoo Grey and the rest is silver. Most pictures show the tail section on CF-104s has a different finish to it. This is what I was trying to do the first time around and had the paint reaction. This time it worked out much better. 

 

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I'm going to continue on and see how far I can get before the deadline. 

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Thanks folks. I've been pressing on with this. 

I assembled and painted the intakes. The shock cones were done first in flat back and then I glued things together and painted the exterior. 

 

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I then painted the gear parts. Lots of seam lines to clean up. 

 

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Once dry, I installed the gear legs and she's standing on her own now. 

 

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I did a test fit of the wings. The right one was really tight and needed to be thinned down before I could get it in place. The left one fit fine. 

 

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For fun, I added the tip tanks. 

 

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I may be able to finish assembly tomorrow and then decals will be left. 

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Thanks James! 

 

I'm getting close to the wire but we'll see.

 

Wheels are painted and on. 

 

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I used Hasegawa Mirror finish on the struts for a polished look. It's like Bare Metal Foil but more resilient.

 

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In place on the gear legs. 

 

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The first pair of doors are on. Once dry, I'll add the forward pair and the MLG doors. 

 

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I got the remaining gear doors in place. I wish they had better mounting points but it worked. 

 

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The ventral fin, tail hook and engine were done at the same time. 

 

For the pitot tube, I used a Master one in aluminium.

 

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This is sharp. I stabbed myself a couple times on my previous F-104. 

 

Finally, time for decals and finishing it up. 

 

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The decals are from Canuck Decals and are OOP. Unfortunately the don't give you enough numbers for the markings so I had to use some from a CT-133 sheet. Thankfully they're all the same size and font. 

 

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