Kinetic 1/48 f104g starfighter

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First thing I done was offer up the fuselage halves and a perfect fit :smiling: everything seems very nicely moulded and detailed,there are no instrument panel decals so have a resin replacement, some pe supplied including belts for the early type seat,also supplied is the later type seat but no instruction for it! Have am pe belts for the late type but looks tricky so I'm going to build up both seats and see which ones the winner.
 

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Hi Mark
A real thin rocket of a plane. Interested in seeing how you get on with the resin instrument panel
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Ooh lovely , I’ll be watching mark . I take it the only decal option is for RNLAF ?
 

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An update. Made a start on some painting,wheel bays and engine parts.
Base coloured the cockpit and some detailing done.
As for the seats I was building early and late versions because I haven't done pe belts before and figured I could use the one I messed up the least!
As I happens I'm reasonably pleased with how they both turned out,early version (with red headrest) was a lot simpler, still has a few plastic parts to go.on yet but later version done.20211017_223407.jpg20211017_223503.jpg20211017_223524.jpg20211017_223556.jpg20211017_224126-1.jpg
 

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Nice work on the seats and "office" Mark.......Here's one I snapped at the Warhawk Museum in Idaho last month. It's an A model instead of a G, but what the hey........don't know if you can find anything useful to reference from it, but I offer it up for your consideration. Model on. Rick H.P1011930.JPG
 

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Really lovely work in the cockpit. The IP and seat look the biz. You don’t see too many Starfighters modelled which is a shame really.
Looking forward to the progress on this one.
Cheers
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Nicely done office Mark, one of the seats will fit better I think, better you dry fit with the canopy as the headroom may have been a problem...can't recall exactly but someone mentioned cutting off the bottom of the seat stand on the older seat to fit.

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Coming on nicely Mark! The seats have come out very well.

ATB.

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Looking really good Mark, I’m currently watching a German one at the moment, I also have a 1/16 cockpit kit hidden away somewhere. Look forward to seeing more of your build
 

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Nice build Mark, you should be please with both seats.
 

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Thanks for all your comments guys :thumb2:
Nice build Mark, you should be please with both seats.
Cheers John, I kinda wish I had made a mess of one of them because I would know which one to fit ! I like the more detailed later version but something about the simplicity of the early version appeals.think I'll have to do heads or tails!
 

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Fuselage is together and the fit is spot on, a bonus is most of the top can be glued from inside before the front wheel housing goes in to save oozing glue from squeezing the two halves together. Cockpit in. Seat can go in later. Can only say good things about this kit so far :thumb2:
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