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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #405 on: February 09, 2020, 06:38:24 pm »
I also plan to do a Janet with the BPK kit.  Keep debating on getting another to do a T-43.

Also acquired the Atlantis rerelease of the old Aurora DC-9.  Debating getting a 2nd kit to extend the fuselage or try to convert it myself.  Either will be a C-9A Nightingale or Big Bunny (did this already with the Airfix 1/144th scale kit but just not what you usually see.



That's what I want to do with it, too; make the Nightingale. I haven't gotten far enough into my research to ascertain what would need to be done but I take it from your comment that the kit OOB needs a fair amount of modification?
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #406 on: February 10, 2020, 07:22:55 am »
I also plan to do a Janet with the BPK kit.  Keep debating on getting another to do a T-43.

Also acquired the Atlantis rerelease of the old Aurora DC-9.  Debating getting a 2nd kit to extend the fuselage or try to convert it myself.  Either will be a C-9A Nightingale or Big Bunny (did this already with the Airfix 1/144th scale kit but just not what you usually see.



That's what I want to do with it, too; make the Nightingale. I haven't gotten far enough into my research to ascertain what would need to be done but I take it from your comment that the kit OOB needs a fair amount of modification?

I've got an AiM vacuform 1/72 Nightingale ---
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #407 on: February 10, 2020, 08:28:11 am »
Aurora did a 1/72 DC9 to go along with their 737, but both were early versions, the DC9 being a shortie -10.

And they're as rare as hen's teeth too!
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #408 on: February 10, 2020, 03:09:03 pm »
Makes me want to list up how many jetliners have been made in 1/72. I can think of.... Concorde... Boeing 707, DC-9, Boeing 737...  uhmmmm......   Let's see... KMC did the 727 ......
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #409 on: February 10, 2020, 04:55:46 pm »
That's very cool. Looks pseudo-military in that guise.
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #410 on: February 10, 2020, 10:00:10 pm »
Aurora did a 1/72 DC9 to go along with their 737, but both were early versions, the DC9 being a shortie -10.

And they're as rare as hen's teeth too!

The Atlantis kit is a repop of the Aurora molds.  Plenty available on their website.  Not sure if they got the 737 or not.
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #411 on: February 12, 2020, 06:08:20 am »
Added the 737, TheChronicOne, thanks! 

We are now over 1700 museums; there are always a few more trickling in.  Gate guards are coming along, I'm thinking I'm about half done with them after, um, 4 years. 

Don't know if I posted about it, but I took my 3-year-old daughter to Wright-Patt a couple of times.  She loved it.  Headed to DC and PR this year, so hopefully I'll have a few things to share...

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #412 on: February 12, 2020, 06:15:04 am »

They just announced they are releasing the old Cheyenne kit.  A bunch of collectors are going to be panic selling.

I ordered one some months ago when it was announced, I checked the status of the order yesterday and while nothing to say when they will get delivered, there was a price ---- US$19.99.  So not going to break the bank --  ;D
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