F-104 Starfighter Book Review
|Date of Review||August 2006||Title||F-104 Starfighter|
|Author||Vincenzo Auletta||Publisher||Periscopio Publications|
|Format||64 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$15.00|
Here's a nice first effort from the Greek publisher Periscopio Publications. This monogram covers the F-104 Starfighter as only a modeler can provide. The title is full of color detail shots around the F-104G with notable details from other variants as well.
The narrative is written in English and provides a nice developmental and operational history of the Starfighter. A brief synopsis of each nation's use of the aircraft is also provided.
Richard Caruana and Mihalis Solanakis provide 27 color profiles of the aircraft, including my favorite Starfighter scheme - Mount Olympus.
Coverage of this title includes:
- Forward Fuselage
- Landing Gear
- Rear Fuselage
- Scale Plans
- Starfighter Colors
If you've been looking for a good full-color walk around of the Starfighter, this is one of the best I've seen. You'll have all the right colors, details and perspectives to tackle the Hasegawa F-104 in any of the scales.
This title is available from Periscopio Publications (www.periscopio.gr).