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Unboxing Italeri's F-104 G/S
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:02 PM UTC
We take a look at what''s inside the box of this new tool from Italeri. A very large 1/32 Starfighter variant.

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 01:10 PM UTC
Nice looking kit indeed, thanks Jim!
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 01:23 PM UTC
Fine video review. One of my big hobby regrets is that I sold my Hasegawa 1/32 F-104S (for pennies) at a show in 2007. That kit was impressive then and this model is even more so now. Perhaps one day...
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 05:57 PM UTC
I nearly started looking on Evilbay for an old Hasegawa kit! Glad I waited!!
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 06:38 PM UTC
The 1/3 pied red, white & blue roundel is the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 07:24 PM UTC
Wow, looks like a great kit, thanks for the look inside the box Jim Some nice potential for paint masks; I'm surprised that there are no USAF markings? I'm glad that I moved up to 1/32 scale
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 07:50 AM UTC

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Wow, looks like a great kit, thanks for the look inside the box Jim Some nice potential for paint masks; I'm surprised that there are no USAF markings? I'm glad that I moved up to 1/32 scale



Mal, Actually, the USAF didn't use the F-104G/S, it was an export or license build version. Though NASA used some and a few were painted in US markings during Luftwaffe training. The standard USAF versions were the F-104A and C.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 07:30 PM UTC
Well you live and learn, thanks Michael I do think that I should have known that though If I am going to build a one off I just like to build models in the insignia of the country that produced them; I have no idea why? That begs the question; are they going to release the A/C versions?
Well masks are a possible for all the insignia included