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To the Gallery of 1/48 F-104C STARFIGHTER U.S.A.F. (HASEGAWA)

F-104C STARFIGHTER U.S.A.F. (HASEGAWA)    I want to make the jet plane this time because I had completed the WWII plane last time. I chose F-104C Starfighter. The long and slender body looks difficult to complete.
F-104C STARFIGHTER U.S.A.F. (HASEGAWA)    I wonder what procedure should I make, but for the beginning I assembled the fuel tanks, main wings, and cockpits.
F-104C STARFIGHTER U.S.A.F. (HASEGAWA)    The cockpit is like this one. After I searched the photographs of the cockpit panel on the Internet, I pasted the decal and painted the seat belt, etc. I added the color on the panel a little in red and yellow accent.
F-104C STARFIGHTER U.S.A.F. (HASEGAWA)    Sticking the right and left of a large airframe together. After drying the parts, I found the gap and amend it with the patty.
F-104C STARFIGHTER U.S.A.F. (HASEGAWA)    I completed the assemble rough shape. I smoothen the whole surface with about the #1500 sandpaper this time because the surface treatment was not so good in P-47 assembling before and painting was not so good.
F-104C STARFIGHTER U.S.A.F. (HASEGAWA)    It is a sliced masking tape and the masking of the canopy as this photo.
F-104C STARFIGHTER U.S.A.F. (HASEGAWA)    All the assembly process completed. Because this airframe is the overall silver painting, I have assembled the tire. I lost one or two small parts, but don't care to continue painting. Because neither the bomb nor the missile have been attached to this kit, it is quite simple. I noticed there was not a pilot either.
F-104C STARFIGHTER U.S.A.F. (HASEGAWA)    It is a silver paint finishing though the picture is not bright enough. What should I do with the jet plane painting about holding it? In case of tanks, I always fixed it on the stand and holding it by hand and easily blowing. I used chopsticks to hold this plane to insert the end of them in the jet engine exhaust opening. But it is unstable and not easy to paint airplane. It is necessary to improve next time.
F-104C STARFIGHTER U.S.A.F. (HASEGAWA)    I was surprised in the next morning after painting last night and being seen the next day. When I confirmed the surface after dried the kit, there were an innumerable typing out pin marks on the wing upper surface!!! Are there usually pin marks on the upper surface?@Did I mistake to joint the top and bottom of the main wing parts?@Anyway, I amended with the putty and tries to paint again. The mistake stands out after I painted silver if I finish up the surface has not been cleared. The high quality surface finishing is difficult for me even though its basic skill for the airplane modeler.
F-104C STARFIGHTER U.S.A.F. (HASEGAWA)    I noticed it after all that the wing upper surface should be white and lower surface light gray. I need to do masking again. A lighter color was better though I had painted the tail with black iron. Because the black airframe and a number of the decal is the same color, it is not visible clearly. This black area was brush painted but the surface didn't smooth. I should have blown it with airbrush even if it takes much time for masking.

To the Gallery of 1/48 F-104C STARFIGHTER U.S.A.F. (HASEGAWA)

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