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1/144 Roden C-133 - For Sale on eBay

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4 hours ago, 757flyer said:

 

Just as an FYI, there is a sheet available for ANG C-124s from DRAW Decal:

 

I have this sheet and it covers a lot of subjects but they are all ANG birds.   We need active USAF units MATS and Troop Support Sq (of the time) along with some of those early colorful SAC Strategic Support markings for the early versions of 'Old Shakey'.

 

Sorry, another baby seal bites it...:whistle:

 

And how did we get on C-124?  Thought this was a thread for the C-133.  

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11 hours ago, Dutch said:

Kursad, should we tell him? 

 

Please do, I am curious, as this is not a thread in the Caracal page...

 

 

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Okay, you're right. This thread is not on the Caracal forum, so maybe the baby seal just got clubbed, but didn't die. My apologies. I am in and out of so many forums, that I forgot where I was.  Carry on!  Back to C-133 discussion. (Kind of like the Modelcollect B-52H thread that got highjacked into a B-52G thread for much of the time.)

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No worries, I was trying to play well with others...

 

This C-133 would be quite colorful, but all that color would have to be painted:

 

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On 3/14/2019 at 2:46 PM, Drifterdon said:

Has anyone seen sprue shots yet?    Curious to see how it looks in the box.

 

 

Has anyone received their kit yet?  I paid for mine on the 18th so I hope it will be here in a few more days via airmail from Eastern Europe...

 

Here is a sprue shot I found:

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/greenmats/permalink/2237482082977988/

 

-Derek

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On 3/20/2019 at 9:42 AM, Dutch said:

Kursad, I can lend you a Roden C-133 kit as well.  PM me for details.

Kursad, I have not ordered my own Roden C-133 kit. I can still lend you the book.  PM me please. R/ Dutch

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Got a got an email today from ModelsUA saying that my kit has shipped!  Hopefully I’ll have it in 2 weeks or so.  I’ll be happy to post photos here when I get it unless someone else beats me to it.

 

-Derek

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Well I'm happy to report that my "Weenie Wagon" arrived safely today from ModelsUA!  Only 11 days to get from the Ukraine to Texas, pretty impressive.

 

 

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The box arrived in great condition, wrapped in brown paper on the outside.  The box was encased in cardboard, the kit itself was shrink wrapped and as a further precaution, the sprues were bubble wrapped.  Very nice.  Once all that was removed, the box seems over-sized for what is inside:

 

 

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Surface detail is nicely done.  The panel lines do seem a bit overdone for 1/144, but this is pretty common for this scale I'd say.  Here's the tail section inside and out:

 

 

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The cockpit is complete with four seats, yokes, and instrument panels.  The crew door on the starboard side is molded open and a door is included.  A cargo floor is provided.

 

The big let down is of course with the decals...

 

 

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Hopefully Kursad will come to our rescue like always!! 🙂

 

These were just some "quick and dirty" shots with my cell phone camera.  I can post more/better ones if anyone wants to see them, just let me know.

 

-Derek

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Thanks Jonah.  I think you should pick one up.  I'm curious to find out what the fit is like.

 

Here's some photos of the instructions:

 

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There are some very small parts included for the landing gear, some that will be hard to remove from the sprues without breaking them it seems to me.  I also think it's a bit interesting that Roden chose to make the fuselage windows clear this time instead of just using decals for them like on their C-124 kit.  Maybe the C-124 had too many?  At any rate, I am itching to get this kit on the bench.  

 

-Derek

 

 

 

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I will be releasing a decal sheet in June - stay tuned. Multiple options and windscreen decals too.

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No more reason for me to delay ordering a copy of this kit!

 

Jonah

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5 hours ago, KursadA said:

I will be releasing a decal sheet in June - stay tuned. Multiple options and windscreen decals too.

 

Bless you Kursad!  I can’t wait.  Let me know if you need to borrow anything - references or the kit.

 

-Derek

 

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7 hours ago, KursadA said:

I will be releasing a decal sheet in June - stay tuned. Multiple options and windscreen decals too.

Looks like I need to get on the ball and order one as well.

 

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My kit arrived today as well - I've been examining it all evening, and I have to say it's quite nice. It just needs decent decals, and I will try to do my part. Highly recommended to anyone interested in this forgotten giant.

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On 4/19/2019 at 7:12 PM, viking73 said:

... the box seems over-sized for what is inside:

Until you pause the assembly process after the fuselage has been assembled to full length.

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I walked into my local hobby shop in Canada and the kit was on the shelf last weekend, I was very surprised to see it.

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