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Revell 1/144 C-17A Globemaster - Progress

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Revell 1/144 C-17A Globemaster - Progress
Posted by theflyingdutchman on Thursday, August 08, 2019 4:00 AM

This is the very first build that I have been working on quite a while now, but now all I have left is to put on the clear coat as well the decals after that 

Also, I didn't realize till now that she was a tail sitter - so now it has to rest a paint bottle.

Any suggestions or words of advice will be much appreciated as I am trying to get better at this hobby!

 

 

 

 

Tags: C-17 , Revell , USAF
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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, August 08, 2019 4:14 AM

Nice looking build FD, thanks for the unfortunate heads up about adding "ballast" to the nose. To remedy the problem I try, if I remember, to add a few ounces of weight as far forward as I can, usually a few pennies, some steel shot, or best of all LEAD like fishing weights. Do use caution while handling lead though as some one said you will grow a third eye and another arm LOL.

    For your situation if your going to close the back ramp perhaps create a "pallet" of load out and push it almost all the way forward in the cargo bay. Just alittle forward of the main gear should do the trick.

    Nice build. Happy modeling.

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, August 08, 2019 5:24 AM
Thats a very impressive bird,looks great so far.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, August 08, 2019 9:06 AM

Looking good so far!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, August 08, 2019 10:58 AM

Cool.  Looks good.  Ah the tail sittters...  sometimes I'll make a stand from clear sprue.  How was the kit?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by theflyingdutchman on Thursday, August 08, 2019 12:16 PM

keavdog

Cool.  Looks good.  Ah the tail sittters...  sometimes I'll make a stand from clear sprue.  How was the kit?

 

Keavdog- It looks like I will have to build a permanent stand for it as well. As for the build, it was fun and very straightforward, although I did have to use a fair amount of putty to fill the fuselage line and other gaps. The overall color I used for the aircraft was Tamiya XF-53 Neutral Gray. 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, August 08, 2019 5:25 PM

I like it! Even in 1/144 scale it’s a big bird.

Chad

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Thursday, August 08, 2019 6:14 PM

Thats impressive even in 1/144!  It looks really nice , if I may add a suggestion it could use just a touch more filler on the seam just aft of the nose wheel. Really sharp looking build!

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, August 08, 2019 7:44 PM

 

This is what I do regarding weights. On the inside of the fuselage up at the nose I use a fat magic marker and write "WEIGHTS" on both sides of the fuselage. That way I don't forget the weights. 

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Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, August 08, 2019 7:56 PM
I built mine with the ramp down, it never occurred to me to add weight.
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Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:03 AM

keavdog

Cool.  Looks good.  Ah the tail sittters...  sometimes I'll make a stand from clear sprue.  How was the kit?

 

I've built this kit twice.  Once when I first started building, and again after that to replace the first one, lol.  It's not a kit for beginners if you ask me.  Some things are difficult to line up, getting the fuse closed can also be a challenge.  The assembely of the landing gear can also be a bit tricky.  Filler and sanding is a requirement as well.  If you put the time into it can come out looking nice. 

 

Nice job on yours so far dutchman!

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