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  1. CH-46 / KV-107 STGB

    Dennis if you can't find a "D" I will try to find some good quality close up pictures to show the differences, I may even start a build to do a conversion myself and then you can see how I get on and we can all swap ideas. I know what you mean Antoine, they are bot the easiest to find but I often see them second hand at model shows. The Fujimi is an excellent kit, with the Hobby Boss ones a quite close second and the old Airfix one bringing up the rear. As for your markings choice I like them both, but if I could only build one I think I would go Japanese but it would be a tough choice to make.
  2. CH-46 / KV-107 STGB

    But after doing some checking of box contents you might want to try and find one as the fuselage in the E/F kit has been molded new with the exhausts relevant to that model which are a different shape to those on earlier models. Mind you the exhausts on earlier models are circular so could be scratch built quite easily. The Fujimi E/F comes with both types of exhaust.
  3. CH-46 / KV-107 STGB

    Me too, I've got 4 of them in the stash. JGSDF and JMSDF KV-107'S and a CH-46E/F and a CH-46D. And then there's the Hobby Boss CH-46E/F and the Academy KV-107!
  4. CH-46 / KV-107 STGB

    Not a bad kit at all, and certainly easy enough to get hold of. It's not as nice as the older Fujimi kit but there isn't a great deal in it and it can be made as just about every version of the aircraft with the exception of the Japanese built versions with the "bloated" sponsons. The KV-107's used by the JGSDF did not have the large sponsons as a rule so can easily be built OOTB, if I remember right (never guaranteed!0 there are pictures of JASDF ones without them too although this is rare.
  5. J.A.S.D.F. F4 Phantoms

    Oh don't worry Andy, I can always find room for a Phantom!
  6. CH-46 / KV-107 STGB

    Thanks Jabba, I'm really looking forward to it too. Off now to re-check exactly what I have in the stash.
  7. CH-46 / KV-107 STGB

    Okay all we now have dates for the STGB. It will run from 2nd March to the 2nd June 2019. We are now official!!
  8. CH-46 / KV-107 STGB

    Indeed they did, but like you say it's harder to get hold of then the E/F kit.
  9. CH-46 / KV-107 STGB

    Actually Dennis I have just double checked and the "E" was not used in Vietnam (didn't enter service until 77), but you can build an "A" from it as like I say most of the differences are internal (new engines and avionics).
  10. CH-46 / KV-107 STGB

    Yes Dennis I think you can build a Vietnam era CH-46 from that kit, I think there were CH-46E's used and I don't think there were many external differences from the earlier versions. Thanks Simon, I shall add you to the list. I'm sure you will track down a kit soon .
  11. CH-46 / KV-107 STGB

    No problem, glad you liked it. It is some pretty crazy flying, especially for a large helicopter. A bit like the RAF Chinook display, but at lower altitude.
  12. Boeing Vertol CH-46 / KV-107 family

    Thanks to Dennis, and all the other members who have signed up, we have made the 25 needed for this STGB to go ahead, a big thank you to you all. There is always room for more as 25 is only the minimum required so please feel free to join in, you will all be made welcome.
  13. CH-46 / KV-107 STGB

    And for those of you still looking for inspiration or who just like seeing a proper helicopter being thrown around have a look at the video in this link. https://tacairnet.com/2016/02/12/watch-swedish-pilots-put-the-phrog-through-its-paces/ I like the scheme too, a subtle green with patches of dayglo, nice!
  14. CH-46 / KV-107 STGB

    And we have a winner!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much Dennis, and a big thank you to all the others who have signed up, all 24 of you! I believe we are the first STGB to make the numbers for 2019, there are only 8 places. Now please don't let us reaching the desired number stop you all from popping by and posting pics of your intended builds or just CH-46's and KV-107's that catch your eye. And there is always room for more to sign up. I shall contact Enzo and let him know we have made the grade. Thanks again to you all. Craig.
  15. Boeing Vertol CH-46 / KV-107 family

    Put your name down Dennis! None of us claim to be experts and we all make mistakes and have trouble along the way, you will be in good company I assure you! The good thing about the CH-46 is that it basically builds up as just a fuselage and the rotors go on afterwards and can be left loose, makes painting a lot easier! Come on mate join in and we can muddle our way through some builds in good company. Craig.