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      Post #72841, posted on 07-09-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I just received an e-mail from Aviation Megastore in Holland. They show the new Roden 340 kit with a provisional price and box art photo of the Convair wearing Hawaiian Airlines delivery colors. Here's the link:

      https://www.aviationmegastore.com/?action=prodinfo&parent_id=&art=163946

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      Post #72843, posted on 07-09-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I think I need one

      Keep em separated!
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      Post #72846, posted on 07-10-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      They say this is a 340,but the box art is a 440.Also,Roden list one in SAS markings.SAS only flew 440s.I dont care which it is,just as long as they get it right.
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      Post #72856, posted on 07-11-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Halleluja !!!!!! I don't care what livery it comes with, or what variant Roden chooses to call it ! I'll make it work with the decals in my stash that I have been preserving for this event. ALLEGHENY AIRLINES flys again.

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      Post #72859, posted on 07-11-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      They say this is a 340,but the box art is a 440.Also,Roden list one in SAS markings.SAS only flew 440s.I dont care which it is,just as long as they get it right.
      Sparky



      How can you tell the box art is a 440? I ask out of ignorance, not questioning your identification.

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      Post #72860, posted on 07-11-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Check the in process section of Roden's web site.

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      Post #72864, posted on 07-12-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Check the in process section of Roden's web site.



      I would say that picture is a real photo of an real aircraft - probably not the final box art.

      Let's see what they'll put into the box.

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      Post #72866, posted on 07-13-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Does anybody got the RODEN 340 already?
      How are the sprues?

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      Post #72867, posted on 07-13-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      While I have no inside knowledge about this potential kit, it would seem possible that Roden may be considering several variations of the CV-340/440/580 airframes. They'd likely get a lot more mileage out of the basic kit, with said variations requiring few extra parts/runners.

      Just a thought...

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      Post #72875, posted on 07-13-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      While I have no inside knowledge about this potential kit, it would seem possible that Roden may be considering several variations of the CV-340/440/580 airframes. They'd likely get a lot more mileage out of the basic kit, with said variations requiring few extra parts/runners.

      Just a thought...

      -Dana



      I'm sure there will be some aftermarket goodies to allow for conversions. Dana, you might want to come out of semi-retirement! Besides the 580, we could also use a 540, a 580, and a 640 conversion for the 340.

      Roden has also announced a 1/144 C-131, which tells me the sprues will doubtless be a 340, which can be released in both civil and military boxings with just a change in decals.

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      Post #72876, posted on 07-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Some of the air force and navy Convairs were 440s.There again,I dont care as long as they get it right.Im also anxious to see the Stratoliner.
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      Post #72882, posted on 07-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Given Roden's MO to date, I wouldn't bank on seeing a lot of other hardware variations on the basic Convair mold. They simply don't have a track record of doing that. They'll reissue it in different boxes with different decals, but doubtful you'll see any plastic differences. I'm really excited to see how they do with it. It's about freaking time!