Feature Article with Calum Gibson
Just before we start, here’s a quick look at how it all turned out…
Depicted as aircraft 46-8606 from 202 Squadron Japan Air Self Defence Force Nyutabaru Air Base, Japan 1979.
This is the second Starfighter I’ve built. A long time ago I built the Hasegawa F-104S in an Italian scheme. The Starfighter has flown in a pretty wide range of schemes, in particular the JASDF examples. This makes them attractive (to me) as a modelling subject. Plus they are small so can fill in the smaller spaces in my cabinets.
1:48 Kinetic F-104J JASDF Kit No KI-K48080
- Reskit Wheels
- Reskit Exhausts
- Eduard Steel Belts
- Eduard LOOK Panel
- Eduard Mask Set
- Master Model Pitot Probe
This is my third Kinetic kit. The others were the Sea Harrier FRS.1 and Mirage IIIO. Both of these needed a bit of work to overcome some fit issues but turned out ok. As the F-104 is one of their new “Gold” kits I was interested to see how it would build up.