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1:200 C-141B Starlifter
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2012 - 11:45 PM UTC
Paul Barton reviews Cyber-Hobby's new Gulf War era Lockheed Starlifter.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 12:11 AM UTC
Great review. I am hoping to receive mine in the mail very shortly. Just a few comments. I am presuming there is only one paint scheme, the overall grey? Also I beleive there is an inaccuracy in the decals. The aircraft that was marked "Spirit of the Inland Empire" belonged to the 63rd MAW which flew out of Norton AFB, not March AFB which in indicated by the yellow band on the tail.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 12:55 AM UTC

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Great review. I am hoping to receive mine in the mail very shortly. Just a few comments. I am presuming there is only one paint scheme, the overall grey? Also I beleive there is an inaccuracy in the decals. The aircraft that was marked "Spirit of the Inland Empire" belonged to the 63rd MAW which flew out of Norton AFB, not March AFB which in indicated by the yellow band on the tail.



hi kevin,
thanks for the info on the markings, there is only 1 paint scheme and i couldn't find aftermarket decals in 1/200.
when i searched for this aircraft while doing the review i found these pictures...


this must be the aircraft that dragon took their scheme from.

paul

p.s. i have noted the copyright and have not altered the pictures in anyway. if anyone wants them removed please say so.
many thanks paul
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 02:36 AM UTC
Uggh... And I knew something else was wrong, the wrong colors and wrong tail number.

http://c141heaven.info/dotcom/63/pic_63_8085.php

I am presuming when Norton AFB closed, the 452 MAS was moved to March AFB, thus the tail marking. But, it is not even the original aircraft. The original Spirit of the Inland Empire is stored at the Davis Monathan "grave yard".

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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 02:46 AM UTC

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Uggh... And I knew something else was wrong, the wrong colors and wrong tail number.

http://c141heaven.info/dotcom/63/pic_63_8085.php

I am presuming when Norton AFB closed, the 452 MAS was moved to March AFB, thus the tail marking. But, it is not even the original aircraft. The original Spirit of the Inland Empire is stored at the Davis Monathan "grave yard".




i see what you mean kevin,
all i can say is that the scheme and decals are correct for the "spirit of the inland empire" that they chose...

maybe seeing this might inspire someone to produce an after market set for the original aircraft.


paul
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 09:35 PM UTC
Good review Paul of an excellent subject. Look forward to your build.
all the best.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - 02:17 AM UTC

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Good review Paul of an excellent subject. Look forward to your build.
all the best.
tim



thanks tim, i have a few kits that i have to build(or finish!) this year and the C-141 will be one of them.

cheers paul
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - 12:49 PM UTC
I got mine in the mail today, thanks to the speedy work of Gordon at SprueBrothers. I could hardly wait to get in the door to rip the box open. I already have the fuselage glued together, working on the wings. Amazing little kit, going together VERY well.

I should explain my excitness, I was a member of the 63rd Military Airlift Wing at Norton AFB in the late 80's - early 90's, while I was member of the 63rd Civil Eng. Squadron, I grew a great fondness for the big birds flying out of our base, expecially during the first Gulf War. So building one for my collection just brings back fond memories of my time at Norton AFB.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:06 PM UTC
I hope somebody will make Travis decals, namely The Golden Bear that sits outside of the dorms on base.