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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Coldwater, Mich
AC-47
Posted by MKelley on Sunday, April 27, 2003 6:16 PM
Anyone know of a conversion kit for the Mongram C-47 to an AC-47? I have wanted to try this for a long time. I would need decals also.


  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: NE Georgia
Posted by Keyworth on Sunday, April 27, 2003 11:12 PM
Don't know about the entire a/c, but the miniguns are available in 1/48 from Cutting Edge. GreatModels has them in stock, also. Hope this helps. - Ed
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 28, 2003 8:10 AM
I seem to recall Airfix or ERTL/ESCI made a 1/72 Spooky in the late 80's. The airframe was ok but the minigun detail was easily obscured. Hope this helps...
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by FITTER on Monday, April 28, 2003 8:37 AM
The January/February 1986 FSM had a nice Showcase article on Larry Schramm's 1:48 scale AC-47. It shows how he made the miniguns... worth digging through your old issues to find this. It's the issue with the Return of the Jedi diorama on the cover.

The same issue also has a decent article on a 1:48 scale R4D conversion.

Other references:
FLIGHT Journal, June 1999
Gunships: A Pictorial History of Spooky (Squadron)

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  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: NE Georgia
Posted by Keyworth on Monday, April 28, 2003 6:53 PM
Monogram had the first Spooky model, a modification of the old C-47 kit. Airfix offered one as well. Esci had a kit in 1/72, too. - Ed
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  • Member since
    May 2003
  • From: Belgium
Posted by Awood23 on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 8:52 PM
why buy a conversion kit when you can buy the AC-47 version ready to go with decals? try ebay. I always seem to find what Im looking for. Theres a 1/72 kit going right now for 5 days 18may03. Ive seen both 1/72 and 1/48 for sale many times... make sure you vary your searches AC-47, Gunship, spooky... are all good ways to go. This goes for all models you look for on ebay. Dont give up after just one search. Good luck and I hope this helps
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 8:17 AM
I had a resin conversion for the 1/48 C-47. Made by In-Country Hobbies. Pretty crude to the point of being unusable. I thought that someone else was coming out with a better one. Try Meteor Productions. They seem to have the good 1/48 conversion stuff!

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