Hasegawa's 1/48 scale
by Massimo Busolini
Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-104J Starfighter is available online from Squadron
Here is my Hasegawa F-104J Starfighter in 1/48 scale, very precise, but especially with a huge sheet decals, complete with all the stencils!
At the base kit, I added the seat Aires resin, and opened the engine compartment using parts from CMK, a fabulous finished work.
The assembly is done very quickly, smoothly, and after completing the interior and have done a wash with temper, we are ready to paint the exterior.
Starting from the red and white: You first apply the flat black base, then apply the flat white, and after masked with Tamiya tape, I apply the flat red .
After waiting for complete drying, I can start with the painting with the Aluminum Metalizer of Model Master, where you can also differentiate the various panels of the fuselage, again after having polished the drill.
Once finished the implementation of the metallic finish, you can do the washing with temper, and then removed with a damp cloth.
This done, apply two coats of gloss varnish to be used as a basefor the decals, softened with the Gunze Mr. Mark Softer and once dry, apply two coats of clear gloss.
At this point I applied flat varnish on individual panels, so as to have an uneven final finish.
I hope that the end result is realistic, and that you will all like it!
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20 April, 2010
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