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cspg
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posted 04-29-2014 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With regards to diecast models of the NASA livery F-104 "Starfighter," I was aware of the first three:
  • Model Power
    F-104 Starfighter NASA 1:120
    MP037135053779

  • Witty Sky Guardians
    Lockheed F-104G Starfighter NASA, Edwards AFB, Cal. 1:72
    WTW72016-08

  • Hobby Master
    HA1010 F-104N ,NASA Dryden Flt Research Ctr, 1966 1:72
But the one below is new to me:
  • Aviation72
    F-104G NASA
    AV72104002 4897012748190
Is this a new model? Does anyone have any info about this (or other NASA F-104 diecast models)?

onesmallstep
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posted 04-29-2014 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting that the 1/72 scale Hobby Master F-104N carries the number 013, depicting the plane NASA Chief Test Pilot Joe Walker flew on June 8, 1966 during a photo op with an XB-70 and other aircraft.

Tragically, Walker and XB-70 co-pilot Maj. Carl Cross were killed after a mid-air collision.

The model would make a nice exhibit next to one of an X-15, which Walker would take twice to more than 50 miles altitude into space, becoming only the second 'civilian' space traveler, behind Russia's Tereshkova. He also became the first American to return to space a second time, not equaled by NASA until Gus Grissom aboard Gemini 3.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 04-29-2014 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where could you get one of the Joe Walker Starfighters?

onesmallstep
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posted 04-29-2014 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That particular Joe Walker F-104 is tough to find; checked Flying Mule in the US and AviationMegastore.com in the UK and they did not have it. Good luck!

mach3valkyrie
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posted 04-29-2014 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! I appreciate the effort.

GoesTo11
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posted 04-29-2014 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's also this one by Matchbox.

I bought that model, as well as the Hobby Master Joe Walker F-104N, from Flying Mule at around the same time at least 3-4 years ago, so I'm thinking they've both been off the primary/retail market for a while. Good hunting

cspg
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posted 04-30-2014 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GoesTo11:
I bought the Hobby Master Joe Walker F-104N, from Flying Mule at around the same time at least 3-4 years ago
Okay, it's official, I DO have a twin in Denver!

GoesTo11
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posted 04-30-2014 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, great minds and all that...

Retro Rocket
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posted 04-30-2014 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really like the Matchbox 1/72 models, for the price they were really a deal. I bought multiples of each, but alas they are still in storage...

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