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Chibi F-104G
« on: July 05, 2020, 02:48:53 PM »
This is a kit from Freedom Models. I cannot post a photo of the box because my friend Dominique Jadoul have it; the box contained an F-104 and a TF-104; we took both one kit...
Decos are for US 104 only; but I will build a Belgian one: one of the "Slivers" demo team
See here how those two pilots were absolutely crazy:

Anyway, to build one of their aircrafts some modifications will be needed.
First; the decals: I will use the DACO 1/144 decal sheet for BAF 104G.
What concerns the kit: For a "Slivers", I need the pylons on the wings end. Those pylon doesn't exist; the external reservoirs are immediately fixed on the wings. So, I have first to reduce the wing plots; then to create the pylons. My idea: to use halves missiles (BAF never had missiles on the lower part of the fuselage) - photos 2 to 4.
Then, not fixing anything under the wings, I need to sand the gaps and, next phase, to fill with putty. Putty will also be needed for the pylons...

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Re: Chibi F-104G
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2020, 06:51:35 PM »
Never hear of this producer, egg edition of Starfighter look so interesting!!

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Re: Chibi F-104G
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2020, 07:10:54 PM »
Freedom realised also an F-20 Tigershark at 1/48th scale (two in fact: monoplace and biplace)

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Re: Chibi F-104G
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 01:58:32 PM »
Interesting one

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Re: Chibi F-104G
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2020, 01:28:06 PM »
Progress on the pylons.
Top of the photo: kit's parts; bottom: actual result

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Re: Chibi F-104G
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2020, 04:31:58 PM »
Details :-love

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Re: Chibi F-104G
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2020, 10:45:54 AM »
Pylons fully done and ready for painting

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Re: Chibi F-104G
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2020, 12:26:16 PM »
Never get attention on this detail...  :-razz

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Re: Chibi F-104G
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2020, 11:04:33 AM »
Pylons painted  :))

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Re: Chibi F-104G
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2020, 11:06:17 AM »
So precise hand work!!!

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Re: Chibi F-104G
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2020, 11:30:15 AM »
Thank you ;)

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Re: Chibi F-104G
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2020, 09:43:33 PM »
Nice work mate !

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Re: Chibi F-104G
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2021, 10:10:11 AM »
It was time to progress a little bit...

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Re: Chibi F-104G
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2021, 08:27:13 PM »
Looks nice !