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      Post #70523, posted on 08-08-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Dear Fellows:

      I have a question regarding what scale is the Revell Convair 990. I keep a constant scale (1/144) but not a rivet counter; and planning to get one. Many thanks in advance

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      Post #70525, posted on 08-08-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      By consensus of those 'in the know' the Revell Convair 990 kit is in 1/135 scale. So while it "blends in" reasonably well with 1/144 scale models, 1/144 decals will look conspicuously too small on a Revell 990; the good news is that Vintage Flyer Decals offers several CV-990 decals in 1/135, designed specifically for the Revell kit.

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      Post #70526, posted on 08-08-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Charvett,

      I have built two of the Revell kits and they are fine models, although the metallic plastic (which is decades old) can be a bit brittle, so care is required. Naturally, they command high prices on eBay and the like and, as mentioned, are not exactly 1/144. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.

      For the same price (or likely less) you might be able to pick up one of Kurt's 990s (soon to be released at www.authentic-airliners.de). His previous work leads me to presume that it will be excellent and faithful in 1/144 scale. I am awaiting it's release with great eagerness.

      VFD has decals for the kit available in both scales, so either will work nicely.

      IHTH...

      Best regards,

      Dan

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      Post #70529, posted on 08-08-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Charvett,

      Waiting for Kurt's kit per Dan's suggestion is a good idea. Not to be compared
      to the AA kit, but another alternative in 1/144 is the F-RSIN short-run kit.

      http://www.f-rsin.com/pages/collection/990.html

      It would take significantly more work than the AA kit will, I'm certain. But
      that's your decision to make.

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      Post #70530, posted on 08-09-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello Charvett,

      AA kit is currently available.

      Regards,

      Cesar
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      All the best,
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      Post #70533, posted on 08-09-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes, I have just got plenty of CV990 kits. They will be in the shop soon. The CV990 is, if I my say so, one of the finest kits I ever did. This was confirmed by customers who already bought it.

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      Post #70534, posted on 08-09-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I agree with Kurt. The CV-990 kit is a work of art!!

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      Post #70543, posted on 08-09-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I just ordered one and can't wait!

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      Post #70548, posted on 08-10-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I was never a great fan of the CV990 appearance ... but Kurt's kit made me love that plane
      so I ordered one and I still cant believe how beautiful it is.
      Its for the rivet counters among us ... you should note just how delicate the wing body fairing
      on this beauty is ... this kit is a stunner!

      Cheers,
      Christian

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      Post #70728, posted on 09-20-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Dear fellows:

      Many thanks for your feedback regarding the Revell CV-990. Really appreciated it. Got these weeks (time permitting) to also evaluate the AA and FRSIN kits and probably will go with either of them. Great lines and accuracy on both; no problem they have no windows (I'm an "open windows" fan) as I usually engrave and/or open them.