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      Post #76574, posted on 09-07-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I just ran across an old Revell-Lodela 'short' United DC-8 kit which is described on box side as a "DC-8-53", last issued in 1984. The box is completely sealed and I want it to remain so. Re-pressings and marketing of these old kits was rife with inaccuracies, so I suspect this is really a series -10 as on the box art. But does anyone know if some R/L short -8 kits were actually stocked with series 61 engines? Thanks.

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      Post #76575, posted on 09-07-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Never heard of such a thing. The kits were completely different tools, so doubtful the -61 engines would even fit on the -11 wings. In any event, the engines weren't on a separate sprue in the -61 kit anyway, so there's no way they could include just the engines without wasting lots of plastic and incurring a hugely labor intensive method of separating them from the -61 sprue and putting them in the -11 box.

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      Post #76576, posted on 09-07-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks, Jennings. I didn't think they'd go through the trouble either. Actually, fitting the -61 engines on to the -10 wing...I just finished doing that now. Had leftover engines from a -61 kit. LOTS of tweaking the angle and loads of puttying. but it looks decent enough I hope! I'm pleading ignorance regarding the short 8 kit's flaws, making (or faking) it into a series -54.

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      Post #76577, posted on 09-08-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Open up the kit Bob :-)

      I'll bet $20 that the plastic inside is the Revell -10 kit. Accuracy be damned for Revell. No matter what's on the boxart for their DC8 and 707 kits the plastic inside is the same. Using a set of ATP CFM56 engines on a stretch fuselage DC8 and then using the kit engines for a short DC8 sounds like a definite win win.

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      Post #76578, posted on 09-08-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      It is a -10 kit.The engines from a -16 kit will fit.
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      Post #76581, posted on 09-09-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      -10,-20, -30, -40 and -50 are a matter of engines. All other changes would not be noticeable in 1/144 plastic.