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PostPosted: Tue 10 Oct 2006 01:10 am 
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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.


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My son wanted one, he will still be wanting at that price!

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I want one NOW but not at that price

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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.

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that be a good one but at that price!!!!!


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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".


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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


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Well if you look in the original link and then look down the page you will see that they are producing a C17

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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.

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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

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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.

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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?

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Not personally interested (going to build my 1:144) but thats a good price - assuming the UK mark-up isn't too high.

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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.
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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


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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.
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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.

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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-)

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