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    Cadet Trainee Regular Hangar Mechanic QF747SP's Avatar
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    Latest in work - KC-135

    Over the weekend I managed to fumble my way through the build with a lot of glue, putty and loss of patience with the instructions, it was part of a blitz build (to see if a model could be built in 2 days). In my wisdom, I chose a 1/72 KC-135 . I almost got there. Now I just have some seams (on the engine pylons) to attend to along with some minor assembly (of the boom parts and clear pieces) and finishing off the decalling.

    Here are some pictures of how far I managed to get.

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    I hope to finish it up for our next meeting in about 3 weeks
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    Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Supreme Hangar Mechanic Aussie_Flyer's Avatar
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    Three days later and I'm always still trying to interpret the instructions.

    Brilliant effort for two days. I could never get that quality over a couple of weeks let alone days.
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    Thanks Mike, It did give me a fight, you don't know how much putty is on those seams! I still have a few very finicky decals to wrestle with yet.
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    Great work for a weekend.

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    I am really glad of the markings on your remarakable effort. The square D was the tail markings of the 100th Bomb Wing "the bloody 100th" in Europe in WW II> They lost more B 17s than any other group. All sorts of legends have come forth as to why the Luftwaffe had it in for thme, but the 100th Inflight Refuelling Group carries the tail insignia as a reminder of what it cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Delta View Post
    I am really glad of the markings on your remarakable effort. The square D was the tail markings of the 100th Bomb Wing "the bloody 100th" in Europe in WW II> They lost more B 17s than any other group. All sorts of legends have come forth as to why the Luftwaffe had it in for thme, but the 100th Inflight Refuelling Group carries the tail insignia as a reminder of what it cost.
    And don't think that I haven't been paying attention!!!

    Sorry for the size but making them any smaller just wouldn't do them justice....







    C-135 Stratotankers... Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England







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    That is great model, very nice result so far

    Sal's pics are good too
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    I rather like the markings on this kit, and the fact it has the history of the 100th BW is also great. Are there any B-17 aftermarket decals for the 100th BW I wonder?

    I have been tidying up a few seams I was not happy with, especially the engine mount areas and the fuselage spine around the rear fuselage ribbing.

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    I have removed the tape and am about the sand the rib down a little to make them blend a little more.

    Then it will be time to finish decalling and add the last pieces.
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    Well I finally have the decalling finished, boy some of the lines caused me grief! Now it is time for sealing coat and a few small pieces to add and it will be finished. Pictures to follow soon.
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    Well, the decalling is complete, there is one stripe on each engine I need to add though I might paint it and then again I might not!

    This has been a bit of an eye opener on the short falls of this kit and the accuracy of the Italeri decals, some are too big, others are too small, others are the wrong colour and others are downright missing. The major problem is how fragile they are the amount of time I wasted trying to recover folded over decals!

    I am now into the final part of the build just tidying up odds and end. I added some antennas that were totally missing from the kit and put a wash on it. I still need to add a couple of more antennas, some weathering and seal it all.

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    Looks pretty neat, I like the weathering
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    Excellent work sir! It looks fantastic!

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    Superb looking mate!

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    Finally finished and some decent photos were taken.











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    WOW that's talented work mate!

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