"Mirce models" - F 104 Starfighter

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft originally developed by Lockheed for the USAF.

The F-104 served with the USAF from 1958 until 1969, and continued with Air National Guard units until 1975. The operational service of the Starfighter ended with its retirement by the Italian Air Force in May 2004.

A total of 2,578 Starfighters were produced.

"MIRCE MODELS" offer short wooden kit for 1/4 scale F-104 Starfighter RC jet model.

Important to accentuate is that complete model was first drawn in 3D program!!!

Every ply part of model frame construction is laser cut.

In combination with 3D drawing, parts fit perfectly and modeler need minimum time to assemble F-104 Starfighter wooden kit.

Scale: 1/4

Wingspan: 1630 mm (64,2") without tip tanks /1890 mm (74,4") with tip tanks

Length: 4150 mm / 163,4"

Weight: around 25 kg

Turbine: from 200 - 250 Nm

Radio: minimum 6 channel

Barry Raborn made fantastic F 104 for 2019 Top Gun.  

He finished model in Flite Metal foil and that is worlds only "Mirce models" Starfighter with that finish!!! 

Barry use Behotec 300 turbine, Airworld landing gears, cockpit from Francesco, take off weight was 33 kg... 

Price for short wooden kit is 770,00 Euro

 We ship worldwide.

Optional parts:

- Aluminum tubes - 35,00 Euro  (for front landing gears, wing joiners, elevator and wing alignment during the preparation)

- Aluminum part for elevator - rudder connection - 70,00 Euro

- Tip tank 3D printed top - 8,00 Euro  (set of 2 pieces, just for wooden tanks) 

- Hinges & horns from G 10 material - 40 ,00 Euro

- Laser cut servo lid & holder - 10,00 Euro

- 3D printing tip tanks - 80,00 Euro  (this is optionally!!!)

For scale surface "Mirce models" offer:

- Detail set for F 104 - 55,00 Euro

- Mirce Finish set - 69.90 Euro

- Extra rivets set - 75,00 Euro

Transparent canopy: https://www.smt-rc.com/product/mirce-models-f-104-starfighter-canopy/?lang=en

Landing gear information

Fuel tanks

Francesco Mondinelli offer fantastic cockpit for this F 104 kit. 



Album with photos during building Barry's Starfighter you can see in:  

F 104 pictures

As of November 2023, we have made some changes to the F 104 wooden kit 

Regarding the direction of the intake ducts in the mid-section of the fuselage. 

There are also new 3D parts connecting the ducts, as well as 3D parts for the leading edge of the intake ducts and the half cones next to them.

The external shape of the intake ducts has been slightly changed, it is more rounded & scale.

And the nose of the model is now round, also for more scale shape.

In the horizontal stabilizer, instead of plastic rings, the stabilizer now rotates on 4 needle bearings.

The model no longer has the option of Behotec landing gear, now the fuselage is intended only for scale gear manufactured by Carton Alexander from Belgium.

Now each fuselage part has a template plate for building.

Everything else remains the same as before...

During winter 2023/24 we make model for customer from Slovenia.

All the mentioned changes are incorporated in that production, and you can see them in the albums:


-fuselage front part

-fuselage middle part

-fuselage midde part 2

-fuselage rear part


-wing tanks


-glassing process

-filler & primer

-details on the fuselage surface

-details on the wing surface

-details on the elevator surface



Photos of some "Mirce models" F 104 projects around the world: 


We recommends covering the air frame with 3 mm balsa & 80 - 100 gr fiberglass cloth, 160 gr carbon or rear fuselage side and epoxy resin.

Tech support & help in building process is non-stop available on e-mail at:  mirce.rc@gmail.com