Think I'll wait for the 1/32 F-35B (if it happens) as it has oodles more character. However, I'll buy and make the A variant if
a/ I'm alive when/if
b/ it's flown by the Thunderbirds
I will support Italeri by buying the TF-104G and any other Mirage III/5 boxings they issue.
Pretty much this, otherwise the real thing is a pretty much unremarkable, over due over expensive jet to tax payers who contributed to it ... IMHO.
Having said that, its quite a small Aircraft, fairly petite compared to comparable SHAR size, so not too big for whomever complained about this in 1/32 but initial kit offering is still not the interesting B, so no sale here unfortunately.
Italeri have not released a colourful natural finish F-104 USAF Star-fighter yet, only variant I'm prepared to buy, and apparently not the best of kits either?
So wont be the first in queue for this one either I'm afraid.
If they release a B, then we'll talk.
Edited by The Southern Bandit, 18 January 2017 - 01:31 PM.