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  1. I thought I had a thread going for this one, but after almost a year of no updates, I cant find it. Anyway, Minicraft's KC-135E being converted to an NC-135B SATCOM testbed aircraft. Painted the two main colors just in the last two weeks... Model Master Gloss White and lightened Xtracolor ADC Grey. It needs some touchng up, but at least I can show some progress finally. I leaving the large SATCOM fairing covered until all airbrushing is done, and that bent metal nose strut will get straightened out...! This is what I'm working towards....
  2. It looks like I will have to make them, but has anyone seen if decals for the KC-135R exist in 1:144 for the 168th Air Refueling Squadron? I am building the Minicraft kit. Just curious if anyone has seen anything. Thanks
  3. Building a C-135A from the 1/144 Minicraft KC-135A. Between the nose wheel bay and the wings, on the model are molded two “strakes” on the bottom of the fuselage. What are they? Are they only on tankers? I cannot find photos of Stratolifters, early ones at least, with these strakes. I am building a C-135A with the early Arctic orange/red nose, wing and tail band. Thanks so much.
  4. Hi guys, I need the help of the ARC-Community. I've recently purchased a second-hand 1/72 AMT RC-135V and plan to convert her into a RC-135E Rivet Amber. While looking for photos of the machine I noticed that the wings are not completely NMF but some areas/panels seem to be painted. I had a look at other machines finished in NMF (mostly C/KC-135B's) and it looks like certain areas were painted in a mid-gray color like: The mid of the wings (I guess were the wing fuel tanks are) The wing-to-body fairing, excluding the wheel doors The leading edge between the fuselage and the inner engine (not always painted) Here are some pictures that illustrate what I mean: Pic1, Pic2, Pic3 Since I could not find any information on this my questions are: Is this really paint or some kind of surface treatment? If it is paint which color is it (Name, FS-Number, ...)? Are the upper wings painted too? On most pics which show the upper wing I could not see any tonal difference. But in this picture it looks painted too. So were the upper surfaces NMF or partially painted too in general? Thanks a lot for your help! Cheers Markus
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