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      Post #69513, posted on 02-20-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Does anyone produce aftermarket decals in 1/144 scale for military transport/AEW/tanker types derived from airliners? Specific types of interest are military versions of the DC-4, DC-6/A/B, L-1049 and Stratocruiser. Have noticed a few in 1/72, none in 1/144.

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      Post #69527, posted on 02-20-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Not exactly answering your question but here is a start. Give Drawdecal a look if you haven't already.

      I see C-9's, KC-10's, KC-135's, E-3 AWACS, a Blue Angels C-46, P-8, C-40's, and T-43's listed.

      http://www.shopdrawdecal.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1927

      Welsh models also sells a USAF EC-121 decal.

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      Post #69550, posted on 02-22-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I did the VC-9C in the Liveries Unlimited range about 20 years ago. Fündekals has C-17s galore.

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      Post #69569, posted on 02-24-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Dear Todd,


      I have decals in 1/144 scale for Finnish Air Force Fokker F-27 and Brazilian Air Force Curtiss C-46. If someone is intested please e-mail me at lpsi1973@yahoo.com.br and I will send images of the decals.


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      Post #69571, posted on 02-25-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      This list should definitely also mention the amazing Caracal decals for the KC-135, C-141, C-5 and B-1.
      I am still hoping they will print both of their 1/72 EC-121 decals in 1/144 as well.

      http://www.caracalmodels.com/144scale.html

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      Post #69582, posted on 02-26-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Christian,
      Thank you for the mentioning/providing the link to carcalmodels. I have an old Revell C-135B kit that I'd like to do in Military Airlift Command markings as provided in the kit but the decals are "toast". Whoo hoo

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      Post #69595, posted on 02-27-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      This list should definitely also mention the amazing Caracal decals...
      ...I am still hoping they will print both of their 1/72 EC-121 decals in 1/144 as well.

      Cheers,
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      According to Caracal's 1/144 page, at least one USAF/USN EC-121 Warning Stars sheet in 1/144 is "Coming Soon" The subject/scale is, in fact, #1 on my "wish list" of aftermarket decals I would like to see for airliner-based military types mentioned in my original post.

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      Post #69597, posted on 02-27-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      Christian,
      Thank you for the mentioning/providing the link to carcalmodels. I have an old Revell C-135B kit that I'd like to do in Military Airlift Command markings as provided in the kit but the decals are "toast". Whoo hoo

      Ken



      You know that's not a '135 right? It's the 1958 707-120B mold with no windows.

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      Post #69607, posted on 03-01-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes Jennings I do know that the Revell C-135B kit isn't really a 135. It's not quite a 707-120B either though

      The Revell C-135B and KC-135 kits share the same dimensions as the 707-120 kits but the fuselages are different in that they have an oversize hump for the refueling boom and the side cargo door opening.

      I have a "fondness" for the kit since Revell sold many versions of the kit but the plastic dimensions stayed the same. Accuracy be @%#$%.

      As I've mentioned before the United 720 release amuses me greatly as it comes with Rolls Royce Conway engines. The kit engines really are Conways and the instructions say the plane had Conways....LOL......

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      Post #69610, posted on 03-01-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      Yes Jennings I do know that the Revell C-135B kit isn't really a 135. It's not quite a 707-120B either though

      The Revell C-135B and KC-135 kits share the same dimensions as the 707-120 kits but the fuselages are different in that they have an oversize hump for the refueling boom.

      I have a "fondness" for the kit since Revell sold many versions of the kit but the plastic dimensions stayed the same. Accuracy be @%#$%.

      Ken



      While I would happily settle for doing a Revell C-135 or KC-135, inaccuracies notwithstanding (both very much bear an altogether adequate [IMHO] resemblance to the type they depict) for 'old times sake' decals are the deal breaker to me...or are they? At 1/139 scale, will 1/144 decals (from Caracal) look right on a scale that is larger by ~4 percent? True, 1/139 "blends in well" with 1/144 in terms of model dimensions; however, would 1/144 decals be obviously undersized...or can they be tweaked to look right on a 1/139 C-135 or KC-135?

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      Post #69612, posted on 03-01-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Point well taken Todd,
      I just ordered a set and will compare the Caracal and Revell decals to see if they'll fit on the Revell. I had a set of Delta Drawdecals for the Revell C-130 and it turns out tney didn't fit the Minicraft C-130 so Greg re-sized them.

      Sometimes close isn't close enough. If the decals don't fit the Revell kit I guess it would be an excuse to buy another Minicraft KC-135.


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      Post #69616, posted on 03-02-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I also recently ordered the Caracal sheet for the C-135 General Purpose Markings in hopes that it will allow me to do the original MATS VC-137A.
      My biggest concern is how the MATS tail band will fit the Revell kit, and I will have to wait until the decal arrives to make a photo copy and test fit.

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