Hasegawa 1/48 scale Starfighter

Improvement & Correction Set

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During the design of the German & Belgian Starfighter decals, and seeing models of the 1/48 Hasegawa Starfighters on various forums and contests with highlightened rivets all over the wings, stabilo and other places, I started with the idea to do a "small" improvement set, as a) the real Starfighters don't have any rivets visible on these places - they were even putty-ed away before painting in real to obtain a smooth surface! - and b) my decals deserved a more accurate kit...

This small set grew steady from just a few parts correcting the biggest "annoyments", to now up ending with almost 300 unique parts and more than 500 pieces in total.
It includes the wings and stabilo - without rivets and in the correct size (the Hasegawa wings are 2 mm too short in cord and the stabilo 2 mm too short in span), the missing wing-pylon tanks, the three Sidewinder types, various missiles and practise bomb dispensers, recce pods, the 3 different nuclear bombs they were trained to carry over the years, all known ECM & RWR parts for various air forces, everything you need to build a correct F-104S, a complete computer bay including variants on the individual computer boxes, canopy defogging tubings for around the canopy, detailed parts for the German and Italian MB ejection seats, 5 different types of helmets, tow bar and ladder, and so on... this set is very usable to everyone who wants to improve any Hasegawa 1/48 Starfighter model.

Did I forget to mention: this set is in PLASTIC INJECTION !!!,
as the rest of the model kit ! so no resin !

During the annual Nurnberg ToyFair 2015, this F-104 Starfighter Improvement Set has received an award from the German Model magazin ModellFan!

 

F104
Full Set
DCC4802 49,75 Euro
45,00 Euro
 
 

F104
Full Set

DCC4802
4x boxes
& up

each @
45,00 Euro
42,50 Euro
 
(please type the total required quantity,
so NOT ' 1 ' for 4 boxes)
   

F104
Full Set

DCC4802
8x boxes
& up

each @
40,00 Euro
 
(please type the total required quantity,
so NOT ' 1 ' for 8 boxes)
   

Alternative shipping option:

F104
Full Set

DCC4802
with its own box as shipping box*

49,75 Euro
45,00 Euro
 
 

* Box will be turned 'inside-out' to be used as shipping box.
This will reduce the postage weight to 500 gram
(only of interest when Germany is selected as shipping country)
Use this option also only when NO other items are ordered...

Promo deal: buy the full F-104 Improvement Set
and get the following items at a discount price:

   

original  price is:

combo deal price:

 
( only applicable
if you order
the full set too )

.

F-104G Book English

DCB005

34,75 Euro

24,75 Euro

 
 

F-104G Book German

DCB005b

34,75 Euro

24,75 Euro

 
 
German decals ASD4816

30,00 Euro

25,00 Euro

 
 
Belgian decals DCD4864

17,50 Euro

12,50 Euro

 temp (?) sold out
 
 

By high demand, ALL sprues are now individually sold too
(but only directly from DACO).
The sprue set with the Wings & Stabilo ('Sprue A')
and the sprue set with the Pylon fuel tanks ('Sprue D')
are sold also at reduced prices for higher quantities :

Individual Sprue A and Sprue D purchases come WITH parts instructions.
The other sprues come WITHOUT any instructions, so the idea is that these sprues are pure add-ons to the full set. Limited offer too!

Sprue A only  DCC4802sprA  12,50 Euro
10,00 Euro
 
 
Sprue D only DCC4802sprD 12,50 Euro
10,00 Euro
 
 

Sprue A

4x sprues & up
(mix A / D ok)

each @
11,25 Euro
9,00 Euro
 
(please type the total required qty for sprue A's)
   

Sprue D

4x sprues & up
(mix A / D ok)

each @
11,25 Euro
9,00 Euro
 
+
(please type the total required qty for sprue D's)
   

Sprue A

8x sprues & up
(mix A / D ok)

each @
10,00 Euro
8,00 Euro
 
(please type the total required qty for sprue A's)
   

Sprue D

8x sprues & up
(mix A / D ok)

each @
10,00 Euro
8,00 Euro
 
+
(please type the total required qty for sprue D's)
   

TR>
Sprue A complete  DCC4802sprA  12,50 Euro
10,00 Euro
 
 
Sprue B complete DCC4802sprB 15,00 Euro  
 
Sprue C complete DCC4802sprC 10,00 Euro
7,50 Euro
 
 
Sprue D complete DCC4802sprD 12,50 Euro
10,00 Euro
 
 
Sprue E complete DCC4802sprE

12,50 Euro
10,00 Euro

 
 

Sprue E
top part

DCC4802sprEa (Sparrow, Aspide & three Nuclear bombs)

7,50 Euro
 
 

Sprue E
bottom part

DCC4802sprEb (AS30, Kormoran, Twin Store Carriers)

7,50 Euro
 
 

Sprue E
1/4 part

DCC4802sprEk (Kormoran part only)

5,00 Euro
(only 4 sets available)
 
 
Sprue F complete temporary not available 10,00 Euro  
 
Set decals DCC4802 decals 5,00 Euro  
 
instructions booklet DCC4802 instructions 2,50 Euro  
 

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Below are all sprues included within the full set:
(Click on the images for high res version)

SPRUE A:

back sides:

inside of the helmets, opened already for your comfort:

This two-sprues set is also available seperately @ 12,50 Euro

Sprue A

Parts description:

1

Spare Pitot

2

Nose wheel "closed" version

3

Pylon balance weight

4

Wing pylon Left

5

Wing pylon Right

6

Ejection seat MB German

7

Ejection seat MB Italy

8

Ejection seat MB rail

10+35+37+41+42

Right Wing without rivets and in correct size

38+9+36+44+45

Left Wing without rivets and in correct size

13

NACA air intake F-104A/C

14

Antenna F-104A/C

15

Rudder F-104A/C without rivets

16

Empty cartridges bay cover F-104A/C

17

Main Landing Gear Door right, with correct bulge shape

18

Main Landing Gear Door left, with correct bulge shape

19

Closed gun mouth

20 to 24

Dragchute bay + packed chute

25

Wing / fuselage / MLG-bay correct positioning tool

30 + 11 + F26

Helmet DH412 (Canada) + oxygen mask & visor

31 + 12

Helmet Gueneau (Germany) + oxygen mask

32 + 12 + F24

Helmet P3 + oxygen mask & visor

33 + 27/28/29 + 40

Helmet HGU-2A + oxygen mask & various visor types

34 + 39 + F20

Helmet HGU-55 + oxygen mask & visor

43

Rudder F-104G without rivets

46 to 58

Canopy tubings F-104G / TF-104G & C2 / MB seat variants

59

TF-104 curtain container (aft cockpit)

60

Canopy ejector + alignment right hand side Singleseater & Twoseater front

61

Canopy ejector + alignment right hand side Twoseater rear

62 - 63

Canopy ejector + knive left hand side

64 + 65

Centerline Pylon + braces

66

Stabilo without rivets and in correct size

67 + 68

Engine Flame holder J79-GE-11A (standard engine)

67 + 69

Engine Flame holder J79-MTU-J1K (German - Italian engine)

link to detailed 3D digital sprue images

SPRUE B:

inside details of the computer hatch and German / Italian engine exhaust pedals:

 

Sprue B

Parts description:

1 + 70

Computer Bay hatch

2 + 71

Ammo Bay hatch

3

F-104S GPS

4

PHI

5

QRA align unit

6

Inertial Navigator platform & adapter

12 to 19

Individual Computer containers

20 to 23

Access Ladder

24 + 25 + F10

F-104G Sidewinder wingtip rail left

26 + 28 + F10

F-104S AIM-9L Sidewinder rail wingtip left

27

F-104S central ventral fin

29 + 30 + F10

F-104G Sidewinder wingtip rail right

31 + 32

F-104S wing BL104 pylon right

33 + 34

F-104S wing BL104 pylon left

35

F-104S air intake right

36

F-104S air intake left

37

Computer Bay floor

38

Computer Bay center wall

39

Ammo Box

40

Auxilary Fuel tank

41 to 46

Individual Computer containers

47 + 48

Fuses container

50 to 59

AERO-3 Catamaran (NATO countries)

52 + 55 + F10

F-104S AIM-9L Sidewinder rail wingtip right

60 + 58

Wing pylon Sidewinder rail left

61 + 50

Wing pylon Sidewinder rail right

62+63+56+57

Red Dog Catamaran (Japan) (in combination with parts 23-24 & 29-30)

64 + 65

Late-German / F-104S Engine exhaust pedals & exhaust inner ring

66 + 67 + 68

Towbar

link to detailed 3D digital sprue images

SPRUE C:

Sprue C

Parts description:

1 to 4

Vicon camera pod

5

RWR Canada nose

6

RWR Canada aft fuselage

7 + 8 + 9

German practise bomb dispenser

10 - 11 - 12

ECM Germany

13 +14 / 15

SUU-21/A with closed and opened doors

16

Blunt nose to convert SUU-21/A into Canadian MN1A

17

Blunt aft section to convert SUU-21/A

18 - 19 - 24

Nose and aft sections to convert Secapem pod into Dutch version

20 to 23

ECM Holland

27

Intake covers

25 to 29

Secapem Target Towing pod

30 to 37

LAU-3 Rocket pod with and without cones

34 to 42

Dutch practise bomb & rocket dispenser

40 + 41

Orpheus Pod Holland

44 + 45

Orpheus Pod Italy

43

RF-104G Recce German Flat (Luftwaffe)

46

RF-104G Recce German Bulged (Marine)

47

RF-104G Recce Taiwan Flat

48 to 51

LAU-32 Rocket pod

52

Camera fuselage side

53

Recce Periscope

54 - 55

RF-104G Recce Door Fairings

56

Centerline pylon fairing

57 to 59

Belgian practise bomb dispenser

link to detailed digital 3D sprue images

SPRUE D:

This two-sprues set is also available seperately @ 12,50 Euro

Sprue D

Parts description:

1 + 2 + 3

Sidewinder AIM-9B

4

Sidewinder AIM-9B nose cover "sphere"

6

Sidewinder AIM-9B nose cover "tube"

5 + 7 + 8

Sidewinder AIM-9J/N

9

Sidewinder AIM-9J/N nose cover

11 + 12 + 13

Sidewinder AIM-9L

10

Sidewinder AIM-9L nose cover

14

Wing Pylon Sway braces

15

Chaff & flare dispenser

16 + 23 + 29

Wing Pylon Fuel tank

17

F-104S Italy ECM

18

F-104S Italy BL104 wing pylon cover

19

Wingtip Fueltank horizontal fin F-104G
(without rivets and with a much better connection system)

20

Wingtip Fueltank vertical fin (without rivets)

21

Wingtip Fueltank horizontal fin F-104A/C/F

22

Engine Exhaust parts position tool

24

F-104S Italy side ventral fin

25

F-104S Italy LAU-7 adaptor

26 + 27

F-104S Italy AIM-7E / Aspide launcher

28

F-104S Italy LAU-7 for wing pylon

link to detailed digital 3D sprue images

SPRUE E:

 

Sprue E

Parts description:

1 + 2 + 3 + 4

AIM-7E Sparrow (F-104S)

7 + 8 + 10 + 29

B43 nuclear bomb

6 + 12 + 13 + 31

B57 nuclear bomb

9 + 11 + 30

B61 nuclear bomb

5 + 14 to 17 + 23

AS.30 missile

18 + 19 + 20

Twin Stores Carrier left side

21 + 35

Travel Pod

22

Pylon Kormoran left side

24 + 25 + 26 + 27

Aspide Missile (F-104S)

28 + 32 + 33 + 34 + 37

Kormoran missile

36 + 19 + 20

Twin Stores Carrier right side

38

Pylon Kormoran right side

link to detailed digital 3D sprue images

SPRUE F:

The transparant sprues are supplied in four different colours: Clear White, Orange, Red and Green-Blue, so you can install all the navigation lights on your model.
It contains also parts that are needed multiple times, like the practise bombs, Vinten cameras and the ladder steps, to economise space on the main sprues...

 

Sprue F

Parts description:

1 + 27

BDU-48 practise bombs

2

Ammo hatch fuselage light

3 - 4

Vicon camera pod windows

5

Vinten cameras

6

Fuselage Light Germany bottom

7

Fuselage Light Germany top

8

Fuselage Light F104A bottom

9

Fuselage Light F104A top

10

Sidewinder rail aft light

11

HUD

12

AIM-9B/J/N head

13

Fueltank light teardrop version

14

Fuselage lights teardrop version

15

Ladder steps

16

Fuselage lights flat version

17

BDU-33 practise bombs

18

Vicon camera pod window

19

German Recce fuselage camera window

20

Helmet HGU-55 Visor

21

Helmet HGU-26P Visor

22

Helmet HGU-2AP Visor

23

Vicon camera pod window

24

Helmet P3 Visor

25

Helmet DH-412 Visor

26

Helmet HGU-2A Visor

27

BDU-48 practise bomb fins

28

Fueltank lights flat version

29

Radar screen

30

Wingtip light

link to detailed digital 3D sprue images

Preview images of individual 3D designs can still be seen here

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