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Nils Steyaert (Droopy1984)


Airbus A330-MRTT Belgian Air Force

in the new modernisation plan for the Belgian Air Force, an order was placed on December 22, 2017 for 1 Airbus A330-MRTT tanker. i thought that this idea would make a good building project.
for this i will use the Revell Airbus A330-300 kit, shorten the fuselage to that of a -200, and than make scratchbuilt parts for the tanker conversion. decals will be combination of the kit (stenciling) and homemade (markings, additional stenciling, serials & titles).

Project summary

Title:Airbus A330-MRTT Belgian Air Force

Project inventory

Full kits
1:144 Airbus A330-300 Thai Airways (Revell 04870)
Airbus A330-300 Thai Airways
Revell 1:144
04870 (80-4870)
2013 | Changed decals

Part of my Collection


28. July 2015 at 18:56:38
28. July 2015 at 19:48:24
Markus Antonius i am planning to to the same... will watch
3. August 2015 at 19:58:00
Glenn . Have you guys got a conversion kit for this or will you scratchbuild the boom and refueling pods? I have a conversion made for this kit by Hamilton Hobbies found it on Ebay. I plan on doing a RAAF KC-30A MRTT :)
4. August 2015 at 00:19:42
Günther Debiscop Glenn, maybe you can put that conversion kit in the database?
4. August 2015 at 06:35:25
Markus Antonius if i can get hold of a conversion kit... i would use it. but i think scratchbuilding it would be cheaper and less frustrating waiting for some conversion to pop up.
4. August 2015 at 07:11:31
Glenn . I'll have to pull out the "bag" of conversion parts and photograph them. It's over at my girlfriends place where my modeling room is. It contains the refueling boom a new tailfin? (not sure why?) and the underwing pods. Hamilton Hobbies is a small "backyard" operation. They Also do a 1/72 C-130J-30 Hercules conversion and a AP-3C RAAF Orion upgrade set among others. I have all this stuff but it's not packed in anything but a ziplock bag along with some photocopied instructions. It's a bit hard to find their items you might be lucky and find them on Ebay not sure if any shops stock them. Both the C-130J and AP-3C items turned up inside second hand kits i brought with extra parts! The MRTT shouldn't be too hard to scratchbuild. I need to track down decals for the RAAF version i think Hawkeye Models may have done them?
4. August 2015 at 13:07:42
Günther Debiscop The new tailfin is needed as the KC-30 has another one than the standard A330. This is due to the drag from the boom.

Doesn't Hamilton Hobbies have their own shop? I thought I saw it once on the internet.
5. August 2015 at 08:54:32
5. August 2015 at 10:33:57
Ray Seppala Nice idea Nils, I have most of a RAAF KC-30A built using the HH conversion set, just need to finish it! @Glenn, Southern Sky released a sheet for the RAAF K-30A years ago. Have not seen it reissued. @Günther, Hamilton Hobbies does not have a shop. Some of their product is available form a hobby store in Sydney and occasionally he posts on the Aussie Modeller International forum with new releases.
25. August 2015 at 04:01:54


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