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1/72 Anigrand C-17A Globemaster III - Updated 7 Jan 20


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I spent most of the weekend trying to reshape the cargo bay ramp parts, seemed like I was going nowhere with them. I was also trying to figure how I would mount them securely

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Does not seem much has changed with the doors, though I can tell you their shape and size is a lot better now.

 

I then decided I would sort out a couple of other issues so I could close it up. I will get back to the ramp parts near the end and once the fuselage is together.

 

Made up the para doors

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And painted and detailed the floor

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Crikey that looks tricky. How did you get the black markings on the floor Ray? Decals?

 

:goodjob: 

 

TonyT

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9 hours ago, TonyTiger66 said:

Crikey that looks tricky. How did you get the black markings on the floor Ray? Decals?

 

:goodjob: 

 

TonyT

 

Yes Tony, it is a copy of the decal from the Revell kit scaled up to 1/72. It was still al little short so I used strips of black decals to fill the gap.

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So another month on and the C-17 mojo is back.

 

I preparation for sealing up the fuselage I had to tape the subassemblies together

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And then I had to figure out how much weight I needed to add to avoid and massive tailsitter

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Fun Fact No. 1

The model before nose weight was added weighed approx 1.4kg

 

Fun Fact No. 2

The amount of nose weight required was approx 285g (not your piddly 5-7g for those wimpy injection moulded kits) :D

 

Weight installed

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Final weigh in

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My cutting mat is A2 size

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And finally, some size comparisons with a couple of in-progress builds

 

C-130J-30

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C-47

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The fuselage is now together, but before closing up I had to add a screen that goes around the entry door which can be seen on the left up front.

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Turning my attention to seams and filling pin holes, oh what fun.

 

I am also fixing up the vertical stab. I had previously cut out the rudders so I could pose them slightly offset as they usually are when the jet is parked.

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I didn't get it quite right the first time around, so now I have had to increase the size of the rubber cut out and lengthen the rudder panels.

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The top 2 panels have been reshaped with the addition of some card. I also have to remove some material from the base of the fin as the curve is not quite right. You can just see the marked area at the base of the leading edge.

The area where the two parts of the cabin ceiling came together is a bit of a mess. I will fix it as much I can.

 

The horizontal stabs are getting some attention as well, I am drooping the elevators like on the real thing again when parked.

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Time for more cutting, filling, and sanding.

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4 minutes ago, Kirk said:

I'm sure I read in another thread that you were itching to get back to this one to partner the A400M - or maybe I dreamt that?

Indeed Kirk, I have been tinkering with it during the A400 build. I have been reworking the windscreen and forward fuselage shape (again). 

 

Update to thread soon,

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Well, almost 18 months since the last update!

 

Time to spend time on this build again with renewed enthusiasm.

 

I had issues with the nose and puttied areas cracking so off it came and a new nose fashioned with milliput. the shape still needs refining. I was not happy with the cockpit windscreen pillars so they have come out along with the clear panels and they will be repositioned.

 

Finally, I got around to replicating the support structure and ribbing in the starboard main gear sponson. This is now getting some reinforcing work to the gear support tabs.
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I also reshaped the sponson front section to make it more true to the prototype
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Manufacture of the ribs that support the gear leg support arms and the white metal gear
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Tail unit components whit flight control surfaces removed, which will be repositioned in power off positions.
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C-17 with reference Revell 1/144 kit and C-130J-30 conversion
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Starboard sponson with new detailing and gear test fit.
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On 3/20/2019 at 1:58 PM, pacificmustang said:

Could this be the year we see it at ScaleACT?

 

Maybe!

 

I did some scribing of tail surfaces last night, not very exciting but the build is progressing again!

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Only 9 months for this update :D

 

 Time to test fit the gear legs and the start of the 3rd or 4th reshape of the nose/cockpit, the shape had been bugging me and I have realized I added too much putty to the nose, so some of that will be coming off.  I also sawed the roof of the cockpit off in another attempt to get the windscreen panels the right shape and size.
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and with near completion C-130J-30
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Looking good, Ray - what's the old saying... one step forwards, two back..?:)

 

My advice, for what it's worth, it's to give what you've done so far a spray of primer - all the different colours as it currently stands make it harder to see the subtle shapes and contours. Perhaps one uniform colour will make the final shaping easier..?

 

Looking forward to more!

Tom

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THATS AWESOME!!

and the minute you put on the final pieces and set it in the display cabinet the Kinetic one will become available...well I’m still hoping anyway, there’s no way I could do what you’ve done to get as good a C 17 from this kit

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That's some work Ray!

 

I'd love a 1/72 C-17 but there;s no way I could wrestle this beast into anything like a good shape.

 

Edge

 

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7 hours ago, tomprobert said:

Looking good, Ray - what's the old saying... one step forwards, two back..?:)

 

My advice, for what it's worth, it's to give what you've done so far a spray of primer - all the different colours as it currently stands make it harder to see the subtle shapes and contours. Perhaps one uniform colour will make the final shaping easier..?

 

Looking forward to more!

Tom

 

Thanks Tom, I have been thinking about some primer very soon, I just need to get the windscreen sorted (again). I know there will be some more filling required as well.

6 hours ago, chrispisme said:

THATS AWESOME!!

and the minute you put on the final pieces and set it in the display cabinet the Kinetic one will become available...well I’m still hoping anyway, there’s no way I could do what you’ve done to get as good a C 17 from this kit

I have read on the Kinetic FB page that their C-17 is not happening now, they expect it will cost too much for the modeller, in the order of US$500 which is unfortunate. I can't understand why so much when other comparable kits (Revell A400 for instance) is a lot cheaper. So with that in mind (an that the RAAF's 100 Anniversary is this year) I thought I should get a move on with this one.

 

6 hours ago, Edge said:

That's some work Ray!

 

I'd love a 1/72 C-17 but there;s no way I could wrestle this beast into anything like a good shape.

 

Edge

 

Thanks, Edge I have been on this one for over 10 years.

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