1/32 Italeri CF-104 Starfighter

Gallery Article by Shawn “phantom” Weiler on Aug 30 2019

 

      

This Italeri kit is much nicer and easier to build then the Hasegawa kit, much more detail too. The only aftermarket is the ejection seat. Only because I had one in my stash. The kits seats are perfectly usable. The kit comes with a much nicer engine then the old Hasegawa kit. Big addition is the servicing stands for the engine and what I really liked, the boarding ladder.  The decals were sourced from several places. The kit for most of the data. Belcher Bits CT-133 sheet for the 1970 style intake markings, and Leading Edge for the airframe specific stuff.

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The model built represents the last Starfighter built by Canadair. As near as I can find, after yet another budget cut, this airframe was sold to (I think) Norway in around 1973 or 74.

I have never seen an aftermarket company make decals for this short lived scheme, hence courses the markings needed from 3 different companies.

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Photos and text © by Shawn “phantom” Weiler