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Title: The Embraer KC-390 or something similar
Post by: McColm on January 05, 2019, 03:08:46 am
There a few Embraer KC-390 aircraft kits in the smaller scales, with rumors of a 1/144 resin model soon to be released in 2019.
However I can't find any information on a 1/72 plastic kit, the closest is a paper version.
Kitbashing is another option using the Revell Airbus A400M Atlas/Grizzly as a donor, but a lot of reshaping would be needed. Unless you grafted the Airfix BAe Nimrod front cockpit area to front of the Atlas.
 Which leads me neatly to a jet powered C-130 or C-160. Turbofan options are available but using the engines from the B-52 makes perfect sense to me for both kits.
 The choice of a shoulder mounted wing donor kit is limited but not impossible for the seasoned Whiffer.
Title: Re: The Embraer KC-390 or something similar
Post by: Scotaidh on January 05, 2019, 03:51:14 am
There a few Embraer KC-390 aircraft kits in the smaller scales, with rumors of a 1/144 resin model soon to be released in 2019.
However I can't find any information on a 1/72 plastic kit, the closest is a paper version.
Kitbashing is another option using the Revell Airbus A400M Atlas/Grizzly as a donor, but a lot of reshaping would be needed. Unless you grafted the Airfix BAe Nimrod front cockpit area to front of the Atlas.
 Which leads me neatly to a jet powered C-130 or C-160. Turbofan options are available but using the engines from the B-52 makes perfect sense to me for both kits.
 The choice of a shoulder mounted wing donor kit is limited but not impossible for the seasoned Whiffer.

What about just deleting two engines from a C-17?
Title: Re: The Embraer KC-390 or something similar
Post by: rickshaw on January 05, 2019, 04:31:37 am
I scratchbuilt one, back in 2013 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,38203.msg623668.html#msg623668):

(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/2339/nzra.jpg)

It was harder than you might think.  It took two 1/100 scale Transall kits and 1/144 747 wings a tube and a half of putty and an awful lot of carving and sanding.