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Boeing E-767 AWACS: JASDF 84-3504
Converting 767-300ER into an E-767 AWACS

Once again, I purchased this kit already started (~50% complete) and thought to cut it down into either a KC-767 (Japan & Italy) or and E-767 AWACS (Japan). I had the spare AN/APY-1 radome from the Revell E-3A AWACS kit (built as 720B) and found enough JASDF decals in the spares bin for most of the markings. But, just recently, CTA released a E-767 conversion, which I will use, as the resin is better and more accurate than Revell's dome and the decals are excellent. I will also add FotoCut antennae, drain masts and engine fences. I just need a couple of weeks to complete it.

Project summary

JP Military Kōkū Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force 1954-now)
602 Sqn. of Airborne Early Warning Surveillance Group 84-3504 | Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture 2014
Status:In progress
Timeline:Started on January 1, 1998
Time spent:4.0 hours to date

Project inventory

Full kits
1:144 Boeing 767-300 ER (Ace Corporation (에이스 코퍼레이션) 4000)
Boeing 767-300 ER
Ace Corporation (에이스 코퍼레이션) 1:144
1997 | Changed decals
Detail and Conversion sets
1:144 Boeing 727-200 (Brengun BRL144091)
Boeing 727-200
Brengun 1:144
1:144 Boeing E-767 AWACS - Conversion set (CTA Models CTA-017)
Boeing E-767 AWACS - Conversion set Urethane parts set with decal for a Zvezda (or Revell) Boeing 767-300 kit.
CTA Models 1:144
2018 | New tool
1:144 Fences & Strakes (Fotocut 4xxx)
Fences & Strakes
Fotocut 1:144
1989 | New tool
1:144 Aircraft Antennae #1 (Fotocut 4107)
Aircraft Antennae #1 for Propliners and Jetliners
Fotocut 1:144
1989 | New tool


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Updated: March 24, 2019

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1. July 2013, 17:37 Share
Ray Seppala Hey Dutch, I had this idea a few years ago. I have the Hasegawa kit and got a decal making friend to upsize the kit sheet to 1/144. I can check the stash to see if I still have these. It would give you a complete set of decals for this project.
12. March 2014, 22:30
Dutch Yes, that would be very handy. I too have the Hasegawa 1:200 decal for reference. Just haven't devoted much time to this one yet.
13. March 2014, 12:00
Dutch Ray, Email is out for the moment. Very nice indeed! I could print my own white backgrounds easily enough. No problem on the roundels. Do you have a spare set of the entire sheet? I still have placement instructions from the 1/200 Hasegawa kit. R/ Dutch
18. March 2014, 15:57
Ray Seppala I do have a spare set, were you able to get the scan of the sheet I sent you? I believe it is a copy of the full Hasegawa sheet, I don't have the instructions any more so I can't compare. They are yours, will sort out getting them in the mail in the next couple of days.
18. March 2014, 21:42
Dutch Ray, I received the CTA set No17 last month and opened it today. Is it ever so nice! Very finely molded resin, and two complete sets of decals. Now that I have finished the B-52G, I will begin on this hangar queen posthaste. R/ Dutch
18. February 2019, 01:56
18. February 2019, 07:33
Dutch Thanks Brother Ray! Stay tuned!
18. February 2019, 18:07
Ray Seppala Hey Dutch, I noticed from the captions on your pictures you are missing some nose landing gear parts. I have a started 767 that is being built wheels up (Remember my DHL freighter? its in the paint shop again). Let me know the parts you need and I can put them in the mail.
19. February 2019, 03:54
Dutch Ray, I will post photos of the nose well tonight. The u/c leg was glued into the forward fuselage, just the lowest bit of strut with the wheels is missing. I do not want to deconstruct the wheel well to replace the whole strut. I think that I will just super glue the oleo with wheels onto the existing strut, perhaps reinforcing by drilling into the strut and using fine wire or a pin as reinforcement. And I will send you something useful in return. R/ Dutch
19. February 2019, 15:30
Dutch Ray, I am reconsidering my options and may go ahead and completely remove the strut in the forward wheel well and replace with a new strut and wheels. What would be the cost of shipping your set from OZ?
22. February 2019, 18:31
Thomas Bischoff Great work done here! I'll join the show :)
22. February 2019, 18:59
Dutch Ray, after careful examination I have decided to remove the nose gear strut and request your spare nose strut with wheels. Please let me know a shipping estimate from Oz before you do anything else. If I can get a SAC metal u/c for less locally, then I will opt for the cheaper option. K/r, Dutch
22. February 2019, 22:25
Dutch Ray, please disregard my last request. I will use what I have in the kit. Thanks for the offer.
25. February 2019, 21:30
Dutch Ray, good news! I found the missing lower nose gear strut. I will attempt to glue and reinforce it with sturdy thin wire. I will source wheels from the spares box. Do not send your parts. I will let you know if I am successful. R/ Dutch
27. February 2019, 01:40


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