Armistice Challenge 2021 - Dualling Starfighters !

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3 weeks 3 days ago #1 by IAN
Well that happened !

Just in case you blinked and missed it, young Craig and I are at it again. Barely has the dust settled on this years show and we're already throwing gauntlets at each other ready for next year...

...and we're building Lockheed's finest, the F-104 Starfighter.



Stay tuned for updates and occasional smack-talk


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3 weeks 3 days ago - 3 weeks 2 days ago #2 by Craig Sargent
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And so it continues. Ding, ding, ding.

Hasegawa 1/72 F-104 Starfighter

My contribution will be this F-104S, because that's what I have. I'll start grabbing some needed bits and pieces for it, and start it in the new year sometime


I'll look at aftermarket wheels and exhaust.

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Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Eduard 1/72 Spitfire IX
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3 weeks 2 days ago - 3 weeks 2 days ago #3 by IAN
So many choices.... (and this is just Xtradecal !), twenty-five options on these two sheets alone. Almost no chance that we'll build the same aircraft.

www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72314

www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72315




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3 weeks 2 days ago #4 by Craig Sargent
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I’m going with the box top scheme. Checked the box tonight and inside is a CMK update set, which includes cockpit and seat, radar and avionics bays, so I will open this one up.

There is also a Master brass pitot in the box, which means I’ll just need an exhaust and some wheels, which means an order to Reskit.

I also have a photo of the same aircraft armed with an Aspide (Italian-made Sparrow knock-off) and an AIM-9. Not sure whether I’ll keep it clean or add the missiles, but think I need to get a ladder too.

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Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Eduard 1/72 Spitfire IX

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3 weeks 2 days ago #5 by Hadley
Good to see number 2 getting started already, wont it be a small model in 72 scale?

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3x 1/24 Subaru rally cars
1/35 AH-6J Little bird
1/48 AH-1W Cobra

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3 weeks 2 days ago #6 by IAN
Because why not ?






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3 weeks 2 days ago #7 by Craig Sargent
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Great video. While not part of the challenge, I really should get around to finishing up my Hasegawa 1/72 TF-104S as well.

Perhaps once I start on the single-seater, I’ll get motivated to finish this too.


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Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Eduard 1/72 Spitfire IX
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1 week 5 days ago - 1 week 5 days ago #8 by Craig Sargent
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Waiting for some paint to dry in the F-4J, so I started with a box of Starfighter sprues and resin, and after about 4 hours this evening, have something starting to resemble an F-104. The Hasegawa kit is very easy to build and this is my 4th (and probably last) build of this model.

As the jet is very plain looking on its own, I decided to use the CMK set I had loitering for the cockpit and avionics. I have opened up the avionics bays and inserted the resin parts.

I cut off the rear of the upper fuselage resin insert, as the CMK set has an ammo canister moulded there, but the S has no gun and had an extra fuel tank there, so will need to scratch build that.



I’ve ordered Reskit wheels and exhaust from BNA which should be here next week.

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Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Eduard 1/72 Spitfire IX
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6 days 7 hours ago #9 by Craig Sargent
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BNA package arrived yesterday with the F-104 goodness in it. When I was ordering, I stumbled on a set of decals from a company I had not heard of before, but they are beautiful, so this kit now just needs a good seat and I have all I need to complete it. The Reskit exhaust is a stunning piece of aftermarket, and is 8 pieces of resin and photo etch. Can't wait to get that assembled and painted. Will look very nice.

There are render of the various bits as too lazy to take any pics today, but show what is in the various sets

Armory wheels. I'll be using the nosewheel without the spokes for this one. Full tread and tire logos on each wheel.


ResKit exhaust


WANDD decals



On The Bench
Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Eduard 1/72 Spitfire IX
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