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Roden 1/144 C-124C (In Progress)

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    February 2020
Roden 1/144 C-124C (In Progress)
Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:52 AM

This kit is testing my patience.  I have dropped it twice.  It is like sanding a pickle.  But I am hopeful that in the end it will be worth it.  Going to post WIP updates to hold myself accountable to finish it.  

I do feel that I missed an opportunity here to open those big clamshell doors and scratch build a cargo bay.  Oh well. 

 

 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:09 PM

Looks great.  I've done a roden kit (T-28) and thought it was pretty decent overall.  Following this build.

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:23 PM

Very nice to have a kit of the Globemaster II that's not a vac.

Check out the old Jimmy Stewart movie "Strategic Air Command".

There's a part towards the end where the wing is deploying to Japan. A scene shows an R 4350 on a palette being loaded into a 124, and another one taxiing out. You can see the spotter standing up in the open nav dome watching where the wingtips are going.

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, May 15, 2020 1:56 PM

Looks good so far.  I have that kit in my queue.  I also have their C-133.  I intend to do both kits together, with Alclad aluminum.  I was in SAC and watched those birds bring new missiles into Vandenberg all the time.  Really loved the 133.

 

Another good SAC movie is Gathering of Eagles.  The protagonist plays a real badass General who happened to be the SAC IG while I was in SAC.  Very realistic movie.  The general's nickname was Sundown, 'cause he gave unit commanders or base commanders until sundown to pack up and leave :-)

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    February 2020
Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:26 AM

This build is turning into quite the learning experience.  Don't get me wrong it isn't a bad kit.  I have just had a lot of bad luck.  I laid down some various acrylic aluminums that I had on hand and it wasn't quite doing it for me.  Didn't look convincing at this scale.  I ordered Alclad and will give that a try.

 

 

Did get the intricate masking of the props finished.  

 

Beginning the gloss black base for Alclad Aluminum.  Wish me luck.

 

  • Member since
    February 2020
Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:30 AM

Don Stauffer

Looks good so far.  I have that kit in my queue.  I also have their C-133.  I intend to do both kits together, with Alclad aluminum.  I was in SAC and watched those birds bring new missiles into Vandenberg all the time.  Really loved the 133.

 

I'm interested in the C-133 as well.  I've always felt cargo aircraft were fascinating and under appreciated.  I'd like to build a whole shelf of the USAF cargo aircraft line in 1/144.

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:53 PM

Don, did you ever see the Super Guppy that flew into Santa Barbara with missile sections?

Hijack over, back to the regularly scheduled program.

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