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      Post #20339, posted on 03-05-2008 GMT-5 hours    
      AMT is announcing a new family of KC-135 kits, is there possible to make a 707-100 or 720 from these kits? I think the fuselages are different, but I am not sure about that...


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      Post #20341, posted on 03-05-2008 GMT-5 hours    
      Where did you get this information? AMT no longer exists and has not existed for several years. If you are referring to "AMTech," this company no longer exists either. The hoped for 1/144 KC-135s will not appear, at least not from either of these companies. Too bad, as a lot of people were looking forward to them.

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      Post #20343, posted on 03-05-2008 GMT-5 hours    
      Dear Michael,


      I have got this from the same link I have got info about Revell C-17 and A-Model AN-225:


      http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2008


      There was a list of AMTech (you ae right) planned releaeses, but the link is not working anymore...

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      Post #20344, posted on 03-05-2008 GMT-5 hours    
      Weren't these announced several years ago? Supposedly they were 1/72 scale not 1/144. I wouldn't put my bets on this one, sounds like old news resurfaced.

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      Post #20345, posted on 03-05-2008 GMT-5 hours    
      Just wait a couple of months. I'm almost finished with my Welsh kit. That will guarantee somebody will announce an injected one!

      Minicraft announced an E-3A AWACS for this year. Is that a different animal from the KC-135? Jennings?

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      Post #20348, posted on 03-06-2008 GMT-5 hours    
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      Weren't these announced several years ago? Supposedly they were 1/72 scale not 1/144. I wouldn't put my bets on this one, sounds like old news resurfaced.


      I also think so. I have both the AMT and AMTech 1:72 kits and they are not in production anymore. Heller released the AMT KC-135 plastic as well.


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      Is it possible to make a 707-100 or 720 from the AMT kit?


      Possible, sure, but it involves a lot of work, since the KC-135 fuselage width is not correct for a 707 or 720. But with scribing a lobe crease, it can pass for one if no one knows

      The best way (that I know of) to make an early 707 or early/late 720 is to use the Heller 707-300 for the fuselage and the AMT KC-135 / AMTech NKC-135 or similar for the wings. Then use engines, landing gear, and other bits from either kit, depending on what you are trying to model, as there are differences between the 707 and 720 in these areas.


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      Minicraft announced an E-3A AWACS for this year.


      That is nothing but the same MC 707 kit, with the extra E-3A parts (according to an email I got from Sharon at Minicraft a while back ago when I asked)

      And in real life it is a 707, not a C-135.


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      There was a list of AMTech (you ae right) planned releaeses, but the link is not working anymore...


      The correct link is:
      http://ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2008/Nuernberg_2008.html

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      Post #20358, posted on 03-08-2008 GMT-5 hours    
      I have 1 AMT kit and its a nice kit has the CFM,s will build it when I am old and grey . what a minute I,m almost there now so give it a few more years
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      Post #20361, posted on 03-08-2008 GMT-5 hours    
      I had a nice long chat with the Minicraft marketing manager at last year's IPMS/USA Nats in Anheim. He did tell me that Minicraft is working on a series of 1/144 KC-135 derivatives, but this was slow going due to the many differences between the 135 and 707 series. We discussed the possible addition of NASA's Vomet Comet decals and he was interested in getting references from me on this aircraft. Perhaps this is the source of the 135 kit rumor?
      Have fun modeling!
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      Post #20365, posted on 03-09-2008 GMT-5 hours    
      I hope they will continue their cooperation with Ivo for these kits.

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      Post #20368, posted on 03-09-2008 GMT-5 hours    
      It would be nice to have an accurate 707-120 in 1/144.October is the fifty year mark of its entry into service by Pan Am.I am working on a Revell 120 now.
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      Post #20530, posted on 03-25-2008 GMT-5 hours    
      Minicraft is *not* working on a KC-135, regardless of what you were told last year. I just discussed this with the current Minicraft marketing/operations guy, and he confirmed it. They were initially thinking they could use a lot of their 1/144 707 parts, but as anyone with any knowledge of the 135 knows, the only thing you can use is the horizontal stabs (for some a/c) and the gear struts (not even the wheels). Minicraft is not doing a KC-135.

      Minicraft *are* strongly considering doing the necessary new parts to turn their 707-320B into a proper E-3. It has not been decided exactly what parts (for which versions) will be done, but I'm lobbying for a complete set of parts to do an accurate current generation E-3C as well as CFM engines and other parts needed for a British, French, or Saudi E-3.

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      Post #20534, posted on 03-25-2008 GMT-5 hours    
      Jennings:
      Bummer! Thanks for the update, thoough. It looks like I'll ned to break out mu Welsh kit.......

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      Post #20537, posted on 03-25-2008 GMT-5 hours    
      A pity that the rumored injection molded KC135 is quite likely only a rumor. We can only continue to hope. The talk a few years back that Amtech was going to reduce the 1/72 scale KC series down to 1/144 would have been great. I'll also be waiting for the Minicraft AWACS kit to come out. In the meantime what's to stop one from taking a Revell rotodome and adding it to a Minicraft kit? My excuse is it's just not at the top of my current to-do list.

      Speaking of Minicraft I think it was mentioned here but for certain on AMD. Mr. David Huff the company owner just passed away. My thoughts are with his family and company employees. I hope that the company continues it's good work supporting small-scale military and airline models.

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      Post #20542, posted on 03-27-2008 GMT-5 hours    
      Now I never said there was no hope of seeing an injection molded 1/144 KC-135. I just said Minicraft isn't doing one ;)

      J