Here’s my completed Italeri 1:32 TF-104G Starfighter. Other than the seat straps, the kit is built from the box, with all of the idiosyncrasies that that entails!
As you can see, I’ve tried to capture as closely as possible the look of a well-used aircraft and so attempted to paint it with as asymmetric a finish as possible, resisting the temptation to define all of the panel lines, settling instead on stained, faded paintwork that matched where possible, how the aircraft appeared in my reference shots, rather than how I imagined it to look…
Overall, I really enjoyed the kit, but there are a few issues, with the canopies being particularly ‘interesting’. I’m pleased though to finally have one of these aircraft in my collection. I hope you like it! 🙂
And There’s More!
For more information on this build, please see the following update where you will find details of my new book in which this model features: