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Cold War (1950-1974)
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REVIEW
Douglas C-124C
JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 11:54 AM UTC

Tim Hatton [litespeed] reviews and builds the Roden 1/144 C-124C Globemaster II. As you can see from the finished kit it is an impressive representation of this important heavy lift carrier.

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Thanks!
russamotto
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 04:22 PM UTC
Nice review and build. I tried to get photos of one of these at the Hill Aerospace museum, but it was so big I had a hard time getting the plane into one good picture.
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:42 AM UTC
Nice, but 1/72nd would be even better!
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 11:23 AM UTC
Sounds like par for the course for Roden kits. You've made a fine job of it, especially doing a bare metal finish over all those filled joints.
Interesting that they provide the wing spar, but not the technical direction to use it, maybe they need someone to write that page of the instructions.

Agree that a white top and day-glo orange extremities would be a quite appealing model.


The C-124 is one of my all time favorite aircraft. I built the Anigrand C-124 a few years back, it's a pretty nice kit, zero filler required, but it is pricey compared to Roden. Still, I think I will spring for the Anigrand kit rather struggle with the Roden, the next time I need to build a C-124.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 01:18 PM UTC
Why not try the Welsh kit?
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 01:21 AM UTC

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You've made a fine job of it, especially doing a bare metal finish over all those filled joints.



Thanks Jonathan, I am looking at my C-124 now and it's still one of my favourite builds. Yes despite the big gaps in some of the joins. Some of them were so wide they seemed to devour stretched sprue.


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Agree that a white top and day-glo orange extremities would be a quite appealing model.



That is a cool looking cargo hauler.


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The C-124 is one of my all time favorite aircraft. I built the Anigrand C-124 a few years back, it's a pretty nice kit, zero filler required, but it is pricey compared to Roden. Still, I think I will spring for the Anigrand kit rather struggle with the Roden, the next time I need to build a C-124.



I must admit I would be very happy building another Roden C-124, but I would definetely ditch the decals.
tim