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A&A Models is to release in May 2021 a 1/144th Lockheed C-141A Starlifter kit - ref. 4402

Roden rebox ?

Sources: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2364291353715486&id=1048501705294464

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AAM4402

 

"Hello friends, Be advised that in May '21, we are up to release the legendary C-141A "Starlifter" (#4402) in 1/144 scale. The set includes 115 parts, painting masks and decals for 2 marking schemes (Vietnam war)."

 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/144 - Lockheed C-141A Starlifter by A&A Models - box art - release May 2021
  • Homebee changed the title to 1/144 - Lockheed C-141A Starlifter by A&A Models - box art+schemes - release May 2021

Nice! This means I won’t have to wait for Roden to do a short fuselage version of their C-141B kit.

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/144 - Lockheed C-141A Starlifter by A&A Models - box art+schemes+sprues+decals - release May 2021

A long time ago I would have loved this. I recall during my spotting days logging these as they contrailed high up and picking them up on my airband radio using the serials as their MAC callsigns .   Also saw many at Mildenhall and if I recall right, there was one in the static at one of the early Biggin Hill Air Fairs.    Sadly though building USAF models now passes me by.   Looks a great kit though.  Incidentally I once had an Aurora 1/110th scale one that was given to me and repainted it as per the scheme shown on the box art and serialled 40612.

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/144 - Lockheed C-141A Starlifter by A&A Models - box art+schemes+sprues+decals+instructions - release May 2021
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Instructions

Source: https://www.modelsvit-eshop.com/c/aviation-1/c-141a-starlifter-159

 

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 Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AAM4402

 

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Description:

Lockheed C-141A Starlifter Military strategic airlifter. For those of you familiar with the C-141B kit from Roden, be advised that our kit uses only a similar wing, all other sprues are new.
As you shall notice - we also have added interior/cabin parts, which were missing in C-141B.

 

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This looks like a copy of the Roden kit, just shortend. Is that true? I know this one is about twice the cost of the Roden kit but seems to have a better decal set. I'm just looking at the pictures of the kit's sprues I found online.

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6 hours ago, mungo1974 said:

Well the fact it has a full cockpit over the..... well nothing that Roden supplied in their kit makes this one the far more pleasing kit for me.

Plus I've wanted to build a short body 141 for years..

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Thought something was missing. I guess the cockpit windows are large enough to see inside. Looking at the picture here.

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On 6/11/2021 at 8:33 PM, Mike Esposito said:

Definately not the roden kit. As was stated, we have a full cockpit! 😁

not sure about that. they definetly took roden wings. different plastic and sprues than the rest. i am still confused about the parts layout regarding stabs and gear parts. they put the same parts as roden on the sprue but in different order.... really weird.

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