This is an injection-plastic jet aircraft model kit.
Kinetic pulls out all the stops with their latest "Kinetic Gold" release, the Japanese Air Self Defense Force F-104J Starfighter! Nicknamed the "Eiko" (glory), the supersonic Starfighter fueled many a youngster's dreams of becoming a jet fighter pilot in Japan during the Showa era.
This all-new tooling from Kinetic features their superb "Kinetic Gold" technology, which means the sharpest details, best fit, and a perfect surface finish. This kit also features highly polished molds, very important when modeling an aircraft with a natural metal finish, as many JASDF Starfighters were. This all comes together to bring you the best model ever of the F-104J in 1/48 scale!
- 2 types of ejection seats included (C-2/GA-7A)
- Recreates the radar module inside the nose
- Recreates electronic equipment behind the cockpit
- The front and main landing gear are accurately reproduced, and the tires are equipped with their own weight deformation type.
- Photo-etched parts are included for the seat belts, engine grills, and more
- Includes multiple marking types.
- New engraving technology for crisp panel lines and laser engraving for super detail