1/48 Hasegawa F-104C Starfighter “Snoopy Sniper”

Gallery Article by David Kopielski on June 4 2020



The 1/48 Hasegawa F-104C Starfighter “Snoopy Sniper” has been finished.  With the canopy detailed, painted and installed the aircraft is now ready for the display shelf. One thing I needed to do also was to change the fins n the back of the wing tip tanks. I had the long fin pointing out and the long fin points in. With careful surgery I was able to correct this. 

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As for the kit itself, aside from the dash issue it went very well. The Caracal decals were great. They went on very well with no problems. I used Mission Models paint for the scheme. The fit of the kit is good. You will need to pay attention to the left wing. I had to do a slight trim on the slot to move the wing to the correct angle. It seems to angle down slightly more. Even after trimming the wing root lines up with the fuselage very well. 

Thanks for following along.  You can see all the photos and details from the start in my build log at this link.

David Kopielski

Photos and text © by David Kopielski