Wednesday, 21 November 2012

F-104 G Starfighter Hellenic Air Force

I build this model back in 2001, it is Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-104 G Starfighter painted at Hellenic air force colours. I used Eduard's photo etch set for the interior and drag chute, part of the Engine, hydraulic bay, and RAT generator are scratch build. Ofcourse today there are plenty of resin and photo etch sets on the market as well as a very good decal sheet with all the appropriate stencils for a Greek aircraft. The Starfighter entered Greek service in April 1964 and finish it's carrier  in March 1993.

Red and white paint under Vietnam camouflage betrays it's previous identity. FG-7409 is acctually ex-Marineflieger 26 63 painted in gloss blue white and red color.

Hydraulic bay door and part of the J-79 engine are scratch build. Parachute hatch came from Eduard photo etch set.
Bullpup missile is from an old Monogram kit all its wings replaced from thin plastic.

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