Author Topic: 1/144 KC-30 to DC-10-30-ish conversion  (Read 1327 times)

Offline Madhatter

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1/144 KC-30 to DC-10-30-ish conversion
« on: June 04, 2016, 11:01:57 AM »
hi all

I was looking at my old KC-30 WIF and decided that it was OK, but not very good and I could do better. I have seena few really awesome DC-10's online lately so I decided to convert this from a KC-30 into a civilian DC-10.

So, off came the refuelling boom and out came the Milliput and sandpaper. I bought some Air New Zealand 787 decals and resized them to fit. Because this was always going to be a WIF, I thought I may as well get a little more creative with it, so I scratched up some wing-lets and sanded them to shape. Everything got stripped back and repainted. I did not have any door decals for the DC-10 other than my Authentic Airliner ones, but I'm saving those for the next DC-10 kit I make. So, I used the window decals from the Old Models ANZ DC-10 set I have. The only thing wrong with these OM decals is the front wind screen - it is completely the wrong shape. But as they are the only ones I  have, they'll have to make do. I also had to use the 787 door decals, which are not right I know, but they're better than nothing

Enough talking, time for pics.

Here's what it looked like before I started:



And now:











It was a fun little side-project and one I'm glad I did. Yeah, there are obvious issues with it, but They aren't too distracting - unless your the kind to get hung up on that kind of thing :)

Well, that's it folks. Thanks for looking

MH
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Re: 1/144 KC-30 to DC-10-30-ish conversion
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2016, 11:06:15 AM »
Looks darn good to me!!

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Re: 1/144 KC-30 to DC-10-30-ish conversion
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2016, 11:26:55 AM »
Nice colour change :)
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Offline FAAMAN

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Re: 1/144 KC-30 to DC-10-30-ish conversion
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2016, 12:43:03 PM »
Cool finish, great work!!
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: 1/144 KC-30 to DC-10-30-ish conversion
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2016, 01:58:07 PM »
:)

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Re: 1/144 KC-30 to DC-10-30-ish conversion
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2016, 11:27:45 PM »
Beautiful civil converstion!  Perhaps after the retirement of the KDC-10/KC-10 fleet?

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Re: 1/144 KC-30 to DC-10-30-ish conversion
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2016, 12:19:16 AM »
I really like those winglets! Ties the whole wonderful model together for me!

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Re: 1/144 KC-30 to DC-10-30-ish conversion
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2016, 04:26:54 AM »
Outstanding - I still have quite a few contacts within AirNZ that I will send this to.

BTW, this could be a potential candidate for the The 2016 Annual "Non-Military" GB
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Offline Madhatter

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Re: 1/144 KC-30 to DC-10-30-ish conversion
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2016, 03:46:16 PM »
Thanks guys - I am pretty happy with it. I think it looks much better than the camo one.
I just need to replace those cockpit windows!
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Re: 1/144 KC-30 to DC-10-30-ish conversion
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2016, 04:05:33 PM »
choice bro !