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TOPIC: Lockheed C-140 JetStar

Lockheed C-140 JetStar 24 Aug 2019 14:59 #1

:frantic
Let's call this a tale of I can't do anything easy.
Started many moons ago, 1980 to be exact.
I made a list of all the aircraft used in Vietnam, known to me at that time.
The top two items on the list were:
C-141, C-140 both aircraft built by Lockheed.
I found the Nova C-141 in a advertisement in the magazine Scale Modeler, remember that one?
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So I send my money to Discount Hobbies, I think it was in New York. I also picked up the Nova KC-135.
Then came the finding of the Airmodel C-140A. Two of them for $10.00.
Then 25 years later came the Anigrand C-140A. Still had not built either of the kits.
Now the fun begins.
A well know company brings out an injected molded kit.
Sooooooo, I say I am going to build this here and now.

The company, drum roll please, Mach 2.
On with the build.
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The plastic
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Instruction, one page
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Colors
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Primer
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Thanks for following the madness.
Frank
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Lockheed C-140 JetStar 24 Aug 2019 16:47 #2

Great start :popcorn
I told you photobucket sucks...



"If you don't like it why don't you just let it be"
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Lockheed C-140 JetStar 25 Aug 2019 06:34 #3

eek! A Mach 2 kit! :popcorn

looks good so far!
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Lockheed C-140 JetStar 25 Aug 2019 12:50 #4

RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! IT a Mach 2 Kit! Merde!! :tomato
You see Roden's 1/144 Jetstar every once in a while, and it's nifty!
You've built fine models from lesser quality kits.
Can you hear The French taunting you, King Miller?

"go and tell your Master that if he will give us putty & glue for the night, that He can join us on our quest for Mach 2 kit that fits well, without very much flash."
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Lockheed C-140 JetStar 25 Aug 2019 18:31 #5

Wow Frank! Having done a few Mach 2 kits, I can feel your pain. Still this isn't half as bad as the ones I've done. I would attempt this kit if I ever found one. Looking forward to seeing more of this madness....


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Lockheed C-140 JetStar 27 Aug 2019 00:31 #6

Thanks everyone.
Frank
What was I thinking?????????
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Lockheed C-140 JetStar 11 Sep 2019 17:37 #7

Closed the fuselage today.
Tamiya Thin, Super glue (Medium,) Baking soda, tape and rubber bands.
The beginning.
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Thanks for looking in.
No more bench time until Sunday.
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Lockheed C-140 JetStar 11 Sep 2019 17:44 #8

:pilot
I told you photobucket sucks...



"If you don't like it why don't you just let it be"
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Lockheed C-140 JetStar 11 Sep 2019 19:31 #9

In for a Penny, In for a Pound!
I believe in you, Franklin!
If anyone can build this, :stinker You can!
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Lockheed C-140 JetStar 11 Sep 2019 19:47 #10

Just a bit of Air Force trivia about the VC 140's

Somewhere around 1978 , the fleet of Jet star arrived at Ramstein AB. all pretty in their blue and whit livery . Straight from the Presidential .

The maintenance folks were told they were all TDY. The 90 days turned into two years and as the troops became more and more dismayed , they were told that they were not going back home.

At that time , they started painting them in the lizard scheme .

Cheers, Christian B)

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Lockheed C-140 JetStar 15 Sep 2019 16:32 #11

Great information Christian,
As seen in the last picture, all the primer had been sand off.
I had never seen primer with orange peel.
Well, it was not the primers fault, the plastic had that bad of a complexion.
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I have finished sanding and polishing.
Glued horizontals on, everything else is stuck in place.
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Thanks for looking in.
Frank
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Lockheed C-140 JetStar 15 Sep 2019 16:35 #12

Looking great Frank. Doing more to that kit than i would, lol.
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