Martin Oostrom I got the same kit in another boxing somewhere in the stash. I'm curious how she turned out.
Any snags in the build?
12. April 2018, 19:48
Dutch Yes, I have another different one in the stash as well. It will become a R4Q-2 of the Marines. Somewhere along the way I obtained a resin nose from Leading Edge, but no RCAF decals. So I thought it is perfect for the R4Q-2. Kursad at Caracal Models has some C-119/R4Q artwork he will release someday. We on ARC Forum have been encouraging him.
Robert W Martel Bryn, I built this one. Just OOB, but it's a pretty decent kit, went together easier than I expected.
26. February 2017, 04:35
Bryn Crandell So true. I still have the Gunship version to build.
26. February 2017, 18:26
Robert W Martel Yea I would like to do that one too, since it's a pretty easy build. I like the way it has separate interior panels. There's also one that comes w/a vehicle,,, Dodge truck or something I think.
Dutch @Michel: No, these are long out of service. Search for Asmara airport in Eritrera on Google Maps and look for the aircraft dump.
@Gerald: Air America never flew C-119s, AFAIK. They flew the little brother, C-123s instead.
21. May 2013, 15:03
Stefan Schneider Hi Dutch, the Squadron Publications book "Arab Air Forces" contains a colour photo of a Jordanian Air Force C-119. The camouflage is very similar to the one shown in your album. I can make a scan if this would help?
21. May 2013, 21:24
Dutch Stefan, Yes, please do and email to me. R/ Dutch
Glenn . That's interesting Dutch never knew they used it!
24. April 2013, 13:44
Dutch Yep, USMC used 39 or 41* R4Q-1 (C-119C) and 99 R4Q-2 (C-119F). Mostly retired by Active USMC units after receiving new KC-130Fs 1959-1962. USMC Reserves used through 1971. *[Depending on source; I haven't fully vetted this number, yet.] Haven't started yet, still have to create & print decal artwork. R/ Dutch
Glenn . Trust me Augie it's big enough in 72 scale! But it's a wonder that Italeri hasn't done it in 48!
14. April 2013, 13:02
Augie Thanks Glenn, I had one long a go on 72nd.. about the same size as a 48th B-25..
would make a very striking kit in 48th.. just like a C-123 would.. or a C-46
14. April 2013, 14:34
Glenn . Hi Augie, I brought mine about 20 years or so ago when it first came out (yes it's still to be built! ) just been re-released! Did you get that EC-135 AMtech kit I told you about on ebay still about 20 left?
Glenn . Good on ya! I haven't seen EC-135 ARIA's for sale since it first came out plus I wanted some spare engines! for all the other 135's I have. What i really want is the Maintrack RC-135U conversion set anybody have one they want to sell or copy?
Bill Gilman Now this will be something once Vitor has done his magic with it! Can't wait for you to buy the kit and get started, I'm making the popcorn now!! Fellow Boxcar fans, pull up a seat!
5. March 2013, 17:45
Vitor Costa Hi Bill
Dont buy the popcorn so soon my friend, first i must buy the kit
And i hope i dont disapoint you when is finished.
5. March 2013, 17:56
Bill Gilman Like I said, I can't wait for you to buy the kit, so I get the popcorn now! This is how my belly got so big!
5. March 2013, 18:05
Vitor Costa I read that Italeri is going to put it available again... but i dont know when so until then i will wait... and wait... (hey Italeri do it soon ok )
This is a secret but... i think im going to rescribe the panel lines shiuuuu