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Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 02:13 PM GMT+7
C-130. C-5. C-17. An-124. Airbus A400. C-54. C-47. York. Hastings. Yukon.

They're big. They're fat. They're ugly. They're slow. They're unsung. They're unglamourous.

But when you're sitting in the ruins of your earthquake-destroyed city, there's nothing more welcome than the sight of one of these beauties stuffed to the gills with emergency supplies.

When you're sitting in your foxhole and down to your last round, there's nothing more welcome than the sight of one of these beauties stuffed to the gills with combat supplies.

Their crews take them into the middle of devastation and horror, bringing what is most needed to where it is most needed. And then they fly away to do it all over again tomorrow.

I propose a campaign to showcase the unregarded freighter, military or civilian. Any scale, any time period, any markings. What-ifs will also be allowed. Here's your chance to stretch your skills and build something big.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 02:17 PM GMT+7
Some inspiration.





Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 02:19 PM GMT+7



Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 09:12 PM GMT+7
Smaller Antonov's like An-8 / An-10 / An-12 are ok ?
drabslab
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European Union
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 09:14 PM GMT+7
Excellent idea, what about disaster relief diorama's, would this count?
litespeed
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:41 PM GMT+7
I have been looking for an excuse to build a Beluga. Count me in
tim
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:15 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Smaller Antonov's like An-8 / An-10 / An-12 are ok ?



Yes, of course. Anything which ever carried freight is OK


Quoted Text

Excellent idea, what about disaster relief dioramas, would this count?



If you feel up to the task, of course! I'd like to see what you have in mind.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:26 AM GMT+7
Oh boy, I've got a Ju52, C-47, and C-130 all in 1/48. I may have to give this one a try.

Great to see you again, Jessie!

Michael
SgtRam
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#197
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:51 AM GMT+7
I like this one, I do have the Airfix C-47, count me in.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 06:16 AM GMT+7
Sometimes they became heroes.
JClapp
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 06:23 AM GMT+7
This is central to my area of interest.
I have many candidates. C-130s certainly but also C-118s.
maybe something with Day-glo



JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 01:43 PM GMT+7
I have this -


look at all the orange on this one!


edit to add, if I build this vacuform C-133, Roden will surely release a new IM kit within weeks. So if you want an IM C-133 kit, lets get this campaign going and I'll make it happen.

Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 03:16 PM GMT+7
Strangely enough, I also have that kit
I want to do one of these:
Jessie_C
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:06 PM GMT+7
Some more inspiration:



















SgtRam
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#197
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:45 PM GMT+7
A Caribou would be really cool, anyone know if there is a kit out there?
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 02:53 PM GMT+7
The Caribou is one of my favorite aircraft.
I have built a couple of the A-model 1/144 kit.


There is or was an IM one in 1/72 scale by Hobbycraft, that might be hard to find. There is one on that auction site right now, in Canada actually.
Scale mates says it has bee reissued in recent years by someone called "kitech".

Lastly, Ozmods made a 1/48 mixed media kit that is now rare.
JClapp
#259
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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 01:41 PM GMT+7
The old Curtiss Commando is a great subject for a model. They worked for the US military throughout WW2, Korea and Vietnam and with dozens of other countries and civilian operators around the world.
The USAF museum has this interesting picture from Korea in 1950

I suspect the dark blue one is an ex-Navy R5C requisitioned by the Air Force for the Combat Cargo Command.

Platz makes a beautiful 1/144 scale kit of various versions
of the C-46.

This kit has a sprue with optional radome nose and other spooky parts.


In 1/72 the older Williams Bros. kit is widely available.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 02:38 PM GMT+7
Feeding time:


Ozmods has kits which will allow you to duplicate this little scene.
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 02:29 AM GMT+7
The USAF was certainly the biggest user of Boeing's model 377 as various versions of the C-97, accumulating almost 900. The B377 was developed from the B-29, sharing the wing and tail.


At least 20 of them can be seen here at Lajes, Azores around 1950.
I have built a KC-97E from a Minicraft 1/144 kit.

I have four or five more kits. I plan to built a couple of white top MATS C-97As like these seen on Kwajalein in the early 50s.


The beauty of 1/144 scale is the ability to quickly build fleets of larger aircraft and display them together in a normal room.

Also,the 1/72 Academy C-97A kit is widely available for small money.


Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 02:42 AM GMT+7
@Jonathan:
That's a nice model of the KC-197E and I love the cool diorama. Can't wait to see more.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 02:28 AM GMT+7
OK, how about this -
The "airlifters" campaign idea got five volunteers,
JessieC
Nito74
Drabslab
MichaelSatin
SgtRam

The "commercial airliners" got six
JClapp
Bigrip74
Cosimodo
MD72
litespeed
iflytb20

Now I suggest merging these two concepts into one

"Pax and Pallets"

if the above volunteers will still be interested we have enough to go with.
the rules are simple - aircraft with spacious cabin designed to carry people and luggage where it needs to go. Could include aerial refueling tankers and fire fighters.
JClapp
#259
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 08:02 AM GMT+7
I have submitted the proposal. watch for a new thread.






JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 01:57 AM GMT+7
It's a Starlifter



next stop Hickham!
drabslab
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European Union
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 05:35 AM GMT+7
I would enter with a C-47 in 1/48 scale

Lakota
#123
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 01:01 PM GMT+7
Howdy Y'all
I wish I could commit to another campaign, but
1. I'm terrible about finishing aircraft, and
2. I think for next year's campaigns I will try to finish models I've already started. The hangar queens and unfished builds are getting ridiculous.
It's too bad, I really would like to build my Italeri 1/72 C-130 in British markings or my Williams Brothers 1/72 C-46 in Egyptian markings. Good luck with the campaign, I'll be watching with interest.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"