Here is my legacy build of the ancient Monogram 1:48 F-104G, as rereleased by Revell in the guise of a Belgian ‘Tiger Meet’ aircraft.
At well over 40 years old, this is far from a new kit, so I decided that I would not try and correct it too much, but simply build and paint it as neatly as I could to create a smooth, interesting shape. The cockpit was detailed slightly and reworked to accept a new seat and then the model was assembled, sanded smooth and then the finish applied with Tamiya and Gunze metallic lacquers and colours over an AS-12 basecoat, different shades being used to create a busy, natural metal finish. Decals are from Leading Edge.
I hope you like it!
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