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
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, 07:11
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, 13:07
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.
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.