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Nils Steyaert (Droopy1984)


Lockheed F-104C Starfighter

During the Vietnam War, the USAF sent 2 squadrons of F-104C's to Thailand.
although they werent used as effectivly as other more suitable types, they still made a decent contribution.

Kit: Revell F-104G Starfighter with Retrokit F-104C conversion set.

Project summary

Title:Lockheed F-104C Starfighter
Timeline:Started on September 6, 2017, Finished on January 3, 2018

Project inventory

Full kits
1:144 F-104 G Starfighter (Revell 04060)
F-104 G Starfighter
Revell 1:144
04060 (80-4060)
2008 | Changed parts
Detail and Conversion sets


12 images
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Updated: January 3, 2018


Nils Steyaert work on the F-104C has begun, unfortunatly, im off to a bad start as i broke of the resin refueling probe when cutting it out :(
luckily i had another set for backup and managed to cut that one out without problems.
6. September 2017 at 08:46:09
Patrick Hagelstein Can't you cut off the resin nozzle and attach that to an appropriately bent piece of thick copper wire? That should make it sturdier.
6. September 2017 at 11:05:50
Bart Goesaert looks good, interested in this one. Is the tail conversion a neccessity?
15. September 2017 at 07:30:42
Nils Steyaert Finished :)

@Bart, not entirely, but the C-model has a smaller rudder compared to the -G, but i decided to go with the conversion kit to save worktime and avoid messy mistakes.
3. January 2018 at 14:46:06
playtime 222 OooOOOooh! Never considered these were in service in Vietnam. Not my favourite plane (reason - SR177 and politics) but my girl spotted a Testors 1/48 in the flea market last year. Was going to do Luftwaffe but I rather like your album cover. Thanks for the inspiration :D
3. January 2018 at 17:02:15


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