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Eric Juvyns (denjuve)
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F-104G / TF-104G Starfighter duo build

Duo build of the Hasegawa/Revell kits of the TF-104G and F-104G. Both are in Belgian Air Force colors. One BMF, the other one in SEA camouflage.

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30 | 20. January, 15:11
Erik Leijdens
Very interesting!! I'm too am busy with a couple of 104s. But the sheer amount of extra stencils I have purchased via the Dutch Starfighter foundation are killing me. Great work so far Eric!! Definitely following off course!
4. February, 18:58
Jose Freire
Following, since im building two Starfighters at the same time. One will be a Spanish Air Force plane and the other will be probably a Greek one, since i would like to build a Belgium plane but dont have any decals for it
4. February, 19:41
Eric Juvyns
Thx guys.
Erik, I must say I'm dreading the decal phase. I build the 1/32 Italeri F-104G a couple of years ago so I know all about the number of decals. And now I have to do it twice.
Jose, Daco has some beautiful decals to build a lot of Belgian F-104's 🙂
6. February, 06:30
Eric Juvyns
Time for some free hand camo painting.
15. February, 20:18
Jose Freire
Great paint job so far.
18. February, 13:40
Slavo Hazucha
Some really cool work here - excellent pit, a respect-inspiring wing-riveting job and a really great looking camo! Looking forward to the next steps 👍
18. February, 19:02
Eric Juvyns
Thx Jose and Slavo.
Next up is some more detail painting, especially the different color variations on the bare metal TF-104G. Luckily the DACO manual provides detailed painting guides for this. Finding the right metal tones will be a challenge for me. I'm going to use MRP and Mr Color Super Metallic paints.
19. February, 13:09
Slavo Hazucha
I used MRP metals on my F-104 (all metals used there) - very nice to work with, Chrome somewhat more difficult, particularly in combination with oil-washes.
19. February, 16:10
Eric Juvyns
Indeed Slavo, the MRP is very nice.
Small update with the metal paint. After using a lot of masking tape the result is not that bad. For me Mr Color has the best metal paint, followed very close by MRP and then Alclad II. I had some issues with some Alclad colors which I don't have with Mr Color and MRP. But that's just my experience.
6. March, 12:28
Jos Jansen
Iam curious what kind of issues with the metals from Alclad Eric? Its my favorite that's why Iam asking.
6. March, 13:46
Eric Juvyns
Jos, I'm having problems with paint flow through my airbrush with some colors. I also find that I can't spray as tight a pattern as I can with Mr Color and RMP. With Mr color I can really spray very fine lines. This is not possible with Alclad. Hope this answers your question.
6. March, 17:13
Jos Jansen
Okay, I know what you mean. I don't know if you've tried to lower your air-pressure, I always use 0.6/0.8 Psi (very low pressure) for the very thin Alclad metals, then I've no trouble with all!
6. March, 17:17
Eric Juvyns
I have tried that in the past, but I can always give it another try. Thx for the advise.
7. March, 06:44
Slavo Hazucha
Great progress - especially like the metal & light grey & white panel contrasts - got to try this out at some point on a suitable aircraft!

Also the seat looks top notch, a really nice one with all the harnesses & color variety! 👍
8. March, 14:08
Kim Branders
Really nice.
29. May, 05:40
Eric Juvyns
Finished them at last. Lost my mojo a bit after having an accident with the gloss varnish on th F-104G. Damned fingerprint. Decided to strip it and restart. Didn't feel like taking more pictures after that. In the end it turned out all right. Not my best work. Now, finally after 35+ years in the hobby I have a couple of BAF Starfighters.
29. May, 05:41
Neuling
Fine result! Very beautiful builds!
29. May, 08:50
Slavo Hazucha
A seriously cool duo - I guess one could only focus on making different Starfighter versions and never run out of great paint variants... Particularly like the camo one with the tiger tanks, really came out superb! 👍
6. August, 20:15

Project

1:48
Completed
1:48 TF-104G Starfighter 'NATO' (Hasegawa 09768)1:48 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter (Revell 04552)1:48 F-104G Starfighter cockpit set (c-2 ejection Seat) (Aires 4820)4+
 

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