Saturday, 8 May 2021

Thud Ridge Boeing KC-135 Tanker



The Schabak 1/600th scale Boeing 707 diecast model arrived in the post yesterday, so I wasted no time cutting away the landing gear and sanding off the cast on labels underneath the fuselage, to turn it into something like a KC-135 tanker aircraft. This was only partially successful as the underwing supports for the wheels will have to be cut off fully using my Dremell in order to be flush with the wings. I'll need to add a refuelling boom to the rear end, repaint the windows and add some decals, but it's already looking like a viable conversion job that will be a nice feature in the game.

6 comments:

  1. Nice- Will be an impressive piece for the table.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  2. That's awesome. What a cool addition to the project.

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  3. Looking good! I am waiting for one to arrive as well. I will be watching you as your convert this model. It looks like a good fit in size!

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  4. Looks great, Jim.

    V/R,
    Jack

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  5. Fingers crossed it will turn out looking pretty good?

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