Airfix Logo

Humbrol Logo

The Airfix Tribute Forum was established in April 2006 to discuss the making of Airfix models.

Email: admin at airfixtributeforum.co.uk

It is currently Thu 18 Dec 2014 22:58 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue 10 Oct 2006 00:10 am 
Offline
Gold Star
Gold Star
User avatar

Joined: Mon 24 Apr 2006 00:08 am
Posts: 2781
Location: Adelaide, Australia
: Moderator
: Group Build Guru
: Model Portfolio
In the old Airfix forums I believe there was a campaign for Airfix to do a 1/72 C-17 Globemaster III. Well, now you can have one, although it will set you back a whopping $196! Anigrand Craftworks will be producing an all resin kit the December.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue 10 Oct 2006 03:33 am 
Offline
Green Star
Green Star
User avatar

Joined: Tue 02 May 2006 11:55 am
Posts: 145
Location: Ivybridge, Devon
My son wanted one, he will still be wanting at that price!

Mick

_________________
Worse things happen at sea


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue 10 Oct 2006 14:19 pm 
Offline
Silver Star
Silver Star
User avatar

Joined: Thu 18 May 2006 19:19 pm
Posts: 1602
Location: West Midlands
: Group Build Leader
: Model Portfolio
: Airfix Modelling SIG Member
I want one NOW but not at that price

_________________
You must listen to what the baked potato say.....

Luke


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue 10 Oct 2006 15:51 pm 
Offline
Gold Star
Gold Star
User avatar

Joined: Sat 22 Apr 2006 13:53 pm
Posts: 2475
Location: West of Trochu, Alberta, Canada
Well, that's not too bad a deal. I recently bought the Combat Models 1/72 C-17 vacuform which at the time was US$130. I see now it's US$190. And it's very basic with a few resin detail bits.

Cheers, Robert

_________________
If I'm not model building, I'm dirtbike riding


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri 13 Oct 2006 11:32 am 
Offline
White Star
White Star
User avatar

Joined: Tue 12 Sep 2006 11:32 am
Posts: 27
Location: Colchester Essex
that be a good one but at that price!!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat 14 Oct 2006 13:11 pm 
Offline
Green Star
Green Star

Joined: Tue 13 Jun 2006 17:37 pm
Posts: 139
Anigrand kits are great, not just a few "blobs" of resin. $168 at the current rate of exchange is under a hundred quid.

If a main stream manufacturer put this kit on to the market, I very much doubt it will be less than fifty quid.

Just putting a little perspective on this, rather than throwing ones hand up in horror and shouting "run away".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun 15 Oct 2006 17:07 pm 
Offline
Green Star
Green Star

Joined: Tue 13 Jun 2006 17:37 pm
Posts: 139
It has just occured to me that Steven Pietrobon would be dismissed from the observer corp without any honour as a failure. He thought this kit for some bizarre reason was was the C-17. The Anigrand Craftworks kit It is in fact C-124 'Globemaster' II that entered service in 1950 and was finally retired in 1974

Significant differences between the two, not the least four piston engines as opposed to turbo fans and a high wing as opposed to a low wing, so go figure why he mixed them up.

http://www.anigrand.com/AA2067_C-124.htm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun 15 Oct 2006 17:31 pm 
Offline
Red Star
Red Star

Joined: Sun 07 May 2006 10:00 am
Posts: 279
Location: Caithness,Scotland
Well if you look in the original link and then look down the page you will see that they are producing a C17

_________________
ATB
James

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good" Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun 09 May 2010 14:46 pm 
Offline
Green Star
Green Star

Joined: Mon 03 May 2010 20:12 pm
Posts: 120
Location: Wolverhampton, Birthplace of many small, dull aircraft componants, AND the B.P. Defiant!
has anyone on here built the Revell 1:144 c-17? because i can not find it on here anyware. i would prefer 1:72 but there is not one, it would be huge, and it would cost a fortune.

_________________
I may not agree with what you say, but i will fight to the death for your right to say it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun 09 May 2010 15:29 pm 
Offline
Gold Star
Gold Star
User avatar

Joined: Sat 22 Apr 2006 13:53 pm
Posts: 2475
Location: West of Trochu, Alberta, Canada
Citizen Erased wrote:
has anyone on here built the Revell 1:144 c-17? because i can not find it on here anyware. i would prefer 1:72 but there is not one, it would be huge, and it would cost a fortune.


You could order direct from Anigrand, Arnold is pretty good with delivery. I would wait though as he'd bringing out an updated kit of it.

http://www.anigrand.com/AA2071_C-17.htm

I visited Invader Hobbies in Calgary on Friday and one of the guys there is building one and it doesn't look too bad, although it is a heavy lump.  He has the fuselage together and the wings and tail feathers are on and it's quite impressive.  Although it's only half the size of a C-5 Galaxy  :D

Image

_________________
If I'm not model building, I'm dirtbike riding


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun 09 May 2010 16:09 pm 
Offline
Two Gold & Silver Stars
Two Gold & Silver Stars
User avatar

Joined: Mon 25 May 2009 17:26 pm
Posts: 7137
Location: Croydon, UK
: --------------------
: Moderator
: Model Portfolio
: Airfix Modelling SIG Member
: Group Build Leader
Hey all

Would love to see one of these in 1/72 from one of the mainstream manufacturers.  As Revell have a bit of a huge kit precedent with the 1/48 B-1B I hope they will upscale the C-17 :pray: .  Having never done a resin kit before I think the C-17 would be quite one to start with.

_________________
This Sceptered Isle
2014 Bought:Built 12:11


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed 12 May 2010 09:58 am 
Offline
Green Star
Green Star
User avatar

Joined: Wed 19 Jul 2006 15:59 pm
Posts: 163
Compared with the best part of 170 quid for an Amodel Beriev 200 it's a steal.

This is going to be a big lump of resin. Should I buy a new house, or simply move in to the cargo hold when completed?

_________________
In the war against cliche, there's only ever going to be one winner...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed 12 May 2010 13:14 pm 
Offline
Bronze Star
Bronze Star
User avatar

Joined: Thu 18 Sep 2008 11:01 am
Posts: 796
Location: East Midlands
Not personally interested (going to build my 1:144) but thats a good price - assuming the UK mark-up isn't too high.

_________________
on bench:
Italeri HU5 Wessex 1/72
Lindberg General Belgrano 1/600


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul 2011 10:53 am 
Offline
White Star
White Star

Joined: Sat 26 Mar 2011 10:31 am
Posts: 33
Location: Cambridgeshire
Apologies if this is in the wrong place, but does anyone know what the number of the C-17 on the flying side of the Waddington airfiled was at this years show?. We could see the static one obiviously but no one seems to know what the one behind the thunderbirds was. Thanks.
I have a 1/144th c-17 from someone(!) but haven't got to making it yet. Is the newer release with RAF markings okay as I have a deacl set to make the older release with those markings. If the newer one is no better I'll stick with the older one.
Thanks!. :)

_________________
So Far So Good!.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul 2011 17:14 pm 
Offline
Blue Star
Blue Star

Joined: Sat 22 Apr 2006 11:38 am
Posts: 557
Location: hove uk
: Model Portfolio
Citizen Erased:234090 wrote:
has anyone on here built the Revell 1:144 c-17? because i can not find it on here anyware. i would prefer 1:72 but there is not one, it would be huge, and it would cost a fortune.


Ive just bought one of these and it looks impressive , Im gonig to start it next week


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed 20 Jul 2011 12:52 pm 
Offline
Green Star
Green Star
User avatar

Joined: Wed 07 Nov 2007 23:32 pm
Posts: 229
Location: Canberra, Australia
marky82:352028 wrote:
...I have a 1/144th c-17 from someone(!) but haven't got to making it yet. Is the newer release with RAF markings okay as I have a deacl set to make the older release with those markings. If the newer one is no better I'll stick with the older one.
Thanks!. :)


The new release is the same plastic with a new decal sheet. Stick with what you have.

As for the Anigrand 1/72 kit I have been working on it for the past couple of years to correct its inadequacies (it has a lot of them!). I might post a thread here when I get interested in it again.

_________________
Ray
***
Airfix Club Member 502700
ACT Scale Modellers' Society Member


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed 20 Jul 2011 15:01 pm 
Offline
Silver Star
Silver Star
User avatar

Joined: Thu 17 Mar 2011 18:20 pm
Posts: 1096
Location: Oregon, USA
Citizen Erased:234090 wrote:
has anyone on here built the Revell 1:144 c-17?

Citizen, I've seen a few articles on the web on the Revell model, and it looks indeed to be an impressive kit; really cool detail right out of the box. I'm with you; $196.00 is a bit steep for my wallet, think I'd personally stick with the current 1/144 offering myself. :shock:  :?
However, just think of all the really cool modern dios one could do with that Anigrand kit. :nod:  8-)

_________________
So, there I was, flat on my back at 50,000 feet.....


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

The Airfix Tribute Forum

The Airfix Tribute Forum - Est. 2006 | Make a Donation


modelsforsale.com