1/32 Hasegawa CF-104 Starfighter

Gallery Article by Shawn "phantom" Weiler on May 27 2020



Starfighter 104762 must have been a good airframe. It was used in several TWMs in the mid 70s. It also finished Canadian service in one piece and was sent to Turkey in 1984.I used mostly Canuck decals for this model. Some Leading Edge to replace a couple decals that shattered and then an absolutely ancient sheet from Sabre decals (1970s time frame) to complete the model. I also used a couple sets of photo etch from Eduard and a resin pilot and seat from Aero bonus. I really liked the resin. The pilot is molded into the seat with positional arms and head. But the detail is very crisp and easy to paint. Also, with the amount of Starfighters I had, one of them needed a fly guy in it.

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I built 104762 as it was seen in 1974 , just after the Canadians installed gun in the airframe for the first time. As I had left -over tanks from last years 417 squadron special build, I figured I might as well use them. The white and red 1 CAG tanks were used on this same airframe in 1976. For some reason 762 had a white stabilizer at that point in time. The nose would have been all black with RWR installed. 

Believe it or not, I plan one last Starfighter, A late model 417 squadron 104D.


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Photos and text by Shawn "phantom" Weiler