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Old 12-15-2017, 11:22 PM   #1066
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AeroClassics has released another model I "needed" for my 1/400 scale "old Perth" diorama - a USAF VIP fleet VC-137C.

A couple of VC-137Bs visited Perth during the 1980s - SAM 86970 and SAM 86972. SAM 86970 brought then US Secretary of State George Bush to Perth in July 1985. The AeroClassics model is unfortunately of a much more famous sister ship - SAM 26000 - which previously wore "Air Force One" livery in the days of Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. A little acetone will remove the tail code and a decal can replace it.

[EDIT: Perhaps not. Just realised the VC-137B is based on the 707-120B airframe and the VC-137C is based on the longer 707-320C airframe. Doh!]


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Old 12-16-2017, 03:05 AM   #1067
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Very nice!

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Old 01-07-2018, 11:24 PM   #1068
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After over a year (or two?) of not buying anything in 1/400 scale, all of a sudden I've acquired a bunch of new models to fill holes in my "Perth Airport Visitors" collection.

Three are recent AeroClassics releases and two I've only just caught up with.

The Malaysian Airlines System 707 will replace the earlier AC release on the inferior mould which I've never really been happy with.

A China Airlines liveried 707 came through Perth in the 1980s as a US registered freighter with "Jet Cargo" titles - so a little acetone and decal work to be done.

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Old 03-14-2018, 10:56 PM   #1069
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Gavin,

Went through some slides at the SFO Collectible show (picked up a good many SFO and Bay Area stuff) and this particular one caught my eye....Now a part of the collection.


(Very rough scan attached)

Always reminded of your diorama whenever Perth comes to mind!

(I hope it's Perth, basing it off of that Cargo building and Ansett. Near the end of your timeframe?)

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Old 03-16-2018, 09:29 AM   #1070
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(I hope it's Perth, basing it off of that Cargo building and Ansett. Near the end of your timeframe?)

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Hi Andy. Yes, that's definitely Perth all right. Like you said, at the end of my time period. Looks like the "QANTAS AIR CARGO" sign has already been taken down off the background building so no doubt this is post-1986 (after QANTAS moved operations to the new international terminal on the other side of the field). Sadly, the buildings were soon demolished and my familiar landmarks disappeared.

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Hi Andy. Yes, that's definitely Perth all right. Like you said, at the end of my time period. Looks like the "QANTAS AIR CARGO" sign has already been taken down off the background building so no doubt this is post-1986 (after QANTAS moved operations to the new international terminal on the other side of the field). Sadly, the buildings were soon demolished and my familiar landmarks disappeared.

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Thanks Gavin, uploaded it to Jetphotos (Can't access Airliners for some reason?) but it's number 8,500 in line, so here it is on flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/138883...etaken-public/



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