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Hasegawa's 1/72 scale
TF-104G "Bicentennial Bird"

by Kazuto Endou

Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter
Bicentennial Bird

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This is my Hasegawa 1/72 Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter in Bicentennial markings. The Bicentennial markings on the vertical fin were hand-painted.

Cockpit details, including canopy frames, were made from round or square plastic rods and strips. Their edges and details were dry brushed in acrylic silver after the painting was completed.


The SUU-21 practice bomb dispensers attached under both wings were replaced from the ESCI 1/72 F-104C.

Inside details and practice bombs on the left wing dispenser were fully scratchbuilt.

I posed the drag chute door in open. Door actuators were made from plastic rod,. The chute canister was made from lead foil.

The model was entirely brush painted with Gunze Silver.


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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2006 by Kazuto Endou
Page Created 03 April, 2006
Last Updated 02 April, 2006

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