Trying to Bring a Little 3D into 2D
This model of the F-104G represents an attempt at transforming a common 2D side profile drawing into a 3D printed aircraft with depth-enhanced features. The scale of the completed model is roughly 1:72.
If you’re having trouble visualizing how to assemble this model, refer to the included 3-view drawing. I’ve also included a photograph to help aid you in your construction of the F-104G profile model. Finally, the wingtip fuel tank is optional and can be omitted from your final model.
In addition to the F-104 3-view, two color profiles are included with this model:
- An F-104G from the Jagd Bomber Geschwader (JaBoG) 34 "Allgäu." The last flight of a JaBoG 34 F-104 occurred on August 21, 1987. The unit emblem for JaBoG 34 is included with this model.
- And, the Canadian Armed Forces entry into the NATO Tiger Meets of the late 1970s featured the Sabre Toothed Tigers of No. 439 Squadron. In 1977 the CAF entry was 104838. This aircraft crashed on March 7, 1978.