Monogram Starfighters, from the box (F) and modified (TF)
Models by Bruce Craig

Photos by Bruce Craig

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Lockheed F-104G and TF-104G left front view

Both are Monogram 1/48th G-model Starfighters. The F is straight from the box except for added underwing pylons and auxiliary fuel tanks; the TF also has the added pylons and aux tanks. The TF was converted with a Maintrack Models resin conversion kit and vac canopy. It took three hours build time for the F up to ready for paint, while it took 33 hours build time for the TF.

Lockheed F-104G and TF-104G right rear view

Paint and decals followed photos in the book Warbirds Illustrated No. 44, F-104 Starfighter. Paints were custom mixed from Testors and Aeromaster enamels to match what my eye said was correct after consulting numerous photos. Therefore, the colors are correct. And I am unanimous in that. ::-))

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