Ok, this time there is something special, this is my first model where I used an air brush. As a complete beginner I got the Revell AirBrush starter kit as visible below. I was very happy with it, despite the fact that you cannot do much details with the basic pistol that is creating a paint flow that is too wide.
Regarding the F-104, let me borrow from wiki :
The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, high-performance, supersonic interceptor aircraft originally developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) by Lockheed. One of the Century Series of aircraft, it was operated by the air forces of more than a dozen nations from 1958 to 2004.
The F-104 served with the USAF from 1958 until 1969, and continued with Air National Guard units until 1975. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) flew a small mixed fleet of F-104 types in supersonic flight tests and spaceflight programs until 1994. USAF F-104Cs saw service during the Vietnam War, and F-104A aircraft were deployed by Pakistan briefly during the Indo-Pakistani wars. Republic of China Air Force (Taiwan) F-104s also engaged the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (China) over the disputed island of Quemoy. The operational service of the Starfighter ended with its retirement by the Italian Air Force in May 2004.
But back to the model, this one supposed to be Belgian F-104g Starfighter, specifically in “Tigermeet” color scheme imitating tiger. However I didn’t liked the idea and wanted to do more military like look. I was lucky because the FX52 decals can simply be reworked and that is how I created the FX25.
But for the colors, this is much nicer picture of the same color scheme
So without any more delays, here are the pictures of the model itself.
In summary, I hope that you enjoyed the pictures. FYI, this model was only a test for the AirBrush techniques … next is something much more magnificent!