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This is my Italeri AC-119K Stinger in 1/72. This is a mid 1980's vintage kit and it shows with its raised panel lines and somewhat fuzzy detailing. It was what I consider typical Italeri with good fit is some places and lousy fit in others. But on the whole it was a fun build. The decals that came with the kit were printer by Cartograf and while nice there were a bit minimalist where kind old so I went with the AOA Gunships: Raining Fire (I) set, also printed by Carograf and excellent. other then that it was OOB. The Vietnam era SEA color scheme it is a pain to do all that masking, but I really like the way it looks:

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It's hard to get a shot showing all the ordnance

 

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Next up it their AC-47 Spooky

 

Enjoy

 

 

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Thanks. The hardest part was actually the funny pattern on the propellers

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Very nice. I love the '119. They don't build them like that anymore, sadly ......

 

Martin

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Well done!

A very purposeful and visually interesting plane - jet-assisted (?).

Very evocative of the 'Nam era.

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The original version of the c-119 gunship was the AC-119G Shadow, but with all the additional equipment used for convert it to a gunship it was under powered. The AC-119K had 2 J85 engines added to improve performance.

 

Thanks

 

Howard

 

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I just spotted this thread as I'm starting on this kit after a break of about six years from modelling (amazing how persuasive being stuck at home can be). Probably not the easiest one to tackle but I figured if I screw up I won't be disappointed. I'm actually surprised how well the fuselage halves went together with all that gubbins inside!

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Cool, good job. I built one of these myself a couple of years ago, they go together quite well for a kit of this age. 

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