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      Post #71236, posted on 12-28-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I have had a request to make a Convair 240 in 1/72 but can only find one kit which is made by Mach 2. Has anybody built this kit and how does it come out as a finished product?

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      Post #71237, posted on 12-28-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      A CV-440 does not easily become a CV-240. The CV-440 had a longer fuselage, longer wings, different nacelles, and different exhausts. Kits of actual 240s in 1/72 are rare. Execuform, Airtec, and (possibly) Proteus all made actual CV-240 kits in 1/72, but they're kinda hard to find. The Mach 2 440, from what I've seen, isn't all that great a kit, either. Both the wings and windshield just don't look right to my very critical eyes.

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      Post #71242, posted on 12-28-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      There used to be an outstanding vacuform in 1/72 scale which covered all the major versions. Might be easier to assemble and more accurate than the Mach 1 kit. Russell had a review in the long-ago AHS magazine, built be Canadian modeler Derek Pennington, I believe.

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      Post #71256, posted on 12-29-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      There used to be an outstanding vacuform in 1/72 scale which covered all the major versions.



      That sounds like the Execuform kit. It was also available as a 340.

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      Post #71299, posted on 01-02-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I am continually amazed that the Convairliners have never had a decent representation in an injection molded kit. The Hawk/Testors C131/Samaritan/240 kit in 1/126 scale is long in tooth ( Hawk issued in around 1959) but still a fun build and a nice starting point with a decent aftermarket decal availability.. I heard a rumor at one time that Minicraft was considering a series of the c liners but obviously that never materialized. Lindberg and Necomsa also did a small scale variant but other than the awful C340 1/72 kit, I can't think of anything else.

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      Post #71302, posted on 01-02-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Roden have plans to produce a 1/144 injection moulded CV-340.

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      Post #71304, posted on 01-02-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      And unfortunately, the Mach 2 Convair is one of the least accurate of the many very highly inaccurate kits they’ve made. The nose looks like a cartoon of the Convair.

      I sincerely hope Roden’s 1/144 kit comes out decent. If we ever see it... We’re still waiting on their 1/144 C-133.

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      Post #71308, posted on 01-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Warning - thread drift but over on Britmodeller, the C-133 is hinted as a January release with a picture of the box art...

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      Post #71310, posted on 01-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Let's keep our fingers crossed for Roden's C-liners. Off thread for a sec but of the same era.... F-RSIN (?) did a couple of Martinliners a few years back which were fairly nice 1/144 injection kits.

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      Post #71311, posted on 01-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      They weren't bad, I'm sure there are inaccuracies, but it built up nice.

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      Post #71376, posted on 01-11-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I just spotted a Faller 1/100 scale Convair 440 from the 60's at oldmodelkits.com ...... Pricey,and I have never seen this kit before but it is another C-liner out there.