1/72 scale kits of the F-104 Starfighter: ESCI / ITALERI / REVELL
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ESCI / ITALERI / (old REVELL)
The ESCI kit for a F-104G and presumably a F-104S.... It is an Italeri mould from 1980 and has appeared under various brands: ERTL AMT, ESCI, REVELL , MONOGRAM. (be aware that Revell later issued other and better F-104 kits....).
ESCI / REVELL / MONOGRAM F-104G
Decals in this box 9013 are:
A few decades ago I made an ESCI kit in the Canadian Armed Forces Tiger scheme (1). The black striping was applied with a black marker!! The model looks smart though.
I believe this same kit appeared in
several boxes like these:
ESCI / REVELL / MONOGRAM
This kit appeared in various boxes
I believe of also AMT and Italeri....
The gun port is uncovered, which is
correct for later aircraft as the -S got the gun again installed). The
fueltanks are too small in diameter. As the -S has a more powerfull engine,
it has slightly larger intakes and a bigger diameter afterburner rear exhaust
pipe. These parts are not in this kit. (better use a much better
Hasegawa F-104S kit, is discussed on another
Decals in this kit H2216-0531 are
I made one ESCI / REVELL F-104G kit no.2216 seen above, but I used decals of a newer HASEGAWA kit with markings of the (West-) German Marineflieger MFG1.
Colours are RAL 7012 upper surfaces for which Revell 77, Humbrol 79, Xtracolour X207 or Gunze Sangyo acrylic 69 can be used; And use a mix of aluminium/light grey RAL 7001 for the under surfaces. Nice is the dayglow on the tiptanks using Revell aqua 25.
NOTE: I drooped the inboard trailing
edge flaps and I used some spare Hasegawa kit fuel tanks on this
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