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      Post #65846, posted on 02-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I have three new decal sheets available. They are:

      NASA Super Guppy
      Aero Spacelines (ASI) Super Guppy
      Panair Do Brasil Fairchild 91 “Baby Clipper”

      Images and prices are up on my website, www.vintageflyerdecals.com and from the Vendors page.

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      Mike
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      Post #65849, posted on 02-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Cool! Which kit are the Guppy decals for? The NASA bird would look great next to me Apollo models.

      Thanks!

      Bob

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      Post #65854, posted on 02-02-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Whoo hoo for the Guppies.....order on the way in the next few days :-)

      I'll go ahead and answer the kit question. AFAIK there have only been two Super Guppy kits released. One in 1/144 and one much smaller. Otaki originally did the 1/144 kit and Revell also later released it. The super small kit I think too was orginally Otaki and later sold by Entex as part of their Pocket Pak line. The Entex kit is pretty much a toy.

      Addressing Bob's comment that the NASA Guppy would look cool next to his Apollo models I'll comment yes and no

      There have been a whole family of Guppies built through the years. www.allaboutguppys.com is a great reference. The original Super Guppy was the one used by NASA in the Apollo program N940NS. The plane is now on display at the Pima Air Museum. The last four planes were Super Guppy Turbines and the "newest" one is the one now flying for NASA N941NA The Otaki/Revell kit is for the latest Super Guppy Turbine. The engines and fuselage are very different between the two aircraft. Jeff Thompson has "scratchbuilt" a model of the original Super Guppy. For myself and other mortals I think one is stuck modeling the later NASA plane. Still a very cool plane just not used during the Apollo era.

      Ken

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      Post #65862, posted on 02-02-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      For the AIRBUS program!

      Couldt be an interesting diorama:
      a Super Guppy with an A300 fuselage section!

      Think Aerospatiale built 2 copies as well.

      Sven

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      Post #65877, posted on 02-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for the info, Ken. I just love NASA stuff, so a Super Guppy of any era in NASA colors would be great. I bought a Fuso bicycle frame a few years ago, a really collective 1980s frame, and the seller was an engineer on NASA's DC-8, which I'll also get around to building sooner or later. If it's NASA, I'll build it!

      Bob