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Roden 1/144 C-141B

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Roden 1/144 C-141B
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 11:36 PM

This was supposed to be a quick build but then I had to go and decide I wanted the white top scheme.  By the dates on my build photos I started it in late March 2018 and built it along side the Monogram 1/48 early B-26 con version and the  Airfix 1/48 B-57.  What was I thinking!!

Anyway, it's done and here it is.  I used Caracal decals set 144002 which has markings for 11 different C-141 schemes and worked as nice or better than any decals I have ever used.  In these markings it is actually a C-141C, the Hanoi Taxi in the Air Force Museum.

Overall fits were good, though a little extra effort was need on the landing gear.  Details here in my build log:

http://www.yolo.net/%7Ejeaton/mymodels/c141/1c141/1c141.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 05, 2019 12:37 AM

Wow, nice john.  I want to do that scheme.  How was the kit?  Edit:  whoops just saw the link.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Thursday, September 05, 2019 12:56 AM

Sure looks nice.  Great photos.  Great colors.  Thanks for sharing. 

Yes

T e d

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, September 05, 2019 8:55 AM

Very nice!

I enjoy cargo planes.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Friday, September 06, 2019 3:06 PM

Very nicely done Sir! Really miss seeing the full scale ones in the air, brings back fond memories seeing this ,thanks for sharing

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 06, 2019 9:26 PM

I have fond memories of the 141B. Not easy ones, but once in a lifetime stuff. Very nicely done! She looks very pretty in the old MAC scheme.

 

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  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, September 07, 2019 12:37 PM

I wonder if anyone has attempted to backdate the Roden kit to a C-141A?  The Caracal decals have markings for a couple, as well as for a NASA bird.

I looked into doing the conversion, but it would require a “Z” shaped cut on the aft fuselage, not a straight chop.  I think the fairing on the spine needs to be removed as well.

There were a bunch of C-141Bs operating out of Hickam AFB back in the 1980s; I sure miss them.  The MAC grey/white scheme was sharp!  I liked it better than the Euro-1 “lizard” camo that followed.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, September 07, 2019 2:27 PM

Real G

I wonder if anyone has attempted to backdate the Roden kit to a C-141A?  The Caracal decals have markings for a couple, as well as for a NASA bird.

I looked into doing the conversion, but it would require a “Z” shaped cut on the aft fuselage, not a straight chop.  I think the fairing on the spine needs to be removed as well.

There were a bunch of C-141Bs operating out of Hickam AFB back in the 1980s; I sure miss them.  The MAC grey/white scheme was sharp!  I liked it better than the Euro-1 “lizard” camo that followed.

 

The B had fuselage plugs added fore and aft of the wings  to increase the length by approx 23 feet. The air refueling boom fairing receptacle was also added. It should be an easy conversion to backdate a B to an A.

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, September 07, 2019 3:14 PM

Stik,

The forward fuse is indeed a straight cut.  But the aft section will need cuts at different locations top and bottom to preserve the side doors.

Aw heck, now I want to try it!

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