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      Post #45793, posted on 12-03-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi!

      Can anyone tell me if the Revell C5 and the Entex C5 are identical (both in 1/144)?
      If not, which one is the better one?

      Thanks for some quick hints.

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      Post #45795, posted on 12-03-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      There is only one 1/144 C-5 kit, and regardless of whose box it's in, it's all the exact same plastic 100%.

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      Post #45800, posted on 12-03-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Um, not to be too uptight, but there is another kit - the Anigrand one. Granted, it is resin, but it is a 1/144 kit (and even includes the CF-6 engines for the -M model). The Otaki/Revell/Entex/Ceji/Testors kit is the only injected-molded plastic one.

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      Post #45801, posted on 12-03-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      No, I said "C-5". The "thing" that Anigrand sells is not a C-5. It's only approximately a C-5-ish shape.

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      Post #45803, posted on 12-03-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Is there a difference in the C5A and C5B models?
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      Post #45804, posted on 12-03-2012 GMT-5 hours    
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      No, I said "C-5". The "thing" that Anigrand sells is not a C-5. It's only approximately a C-5-ish shape.



      So, sort of like the Nitto/Doyusa/Kepuan 1/144th 747 then?

      Roman, the only difference between C-5A's and B's is internal

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      Post #45810, posted on 12-04-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      The 1/144 plastic C-5 kits are like the Nitto/Doyusha/Kepuan 1/144 747's but.........

      The C-5 kit has a good shape IMHO with the only negatives a simple looking landing gear and the engines having the cold section exhaust blanked off.

      The 1/144 Entex/Nitto/Doyusha/Kepuan 747 is a dog of a kit. The fuselage shape is WAY OFF. I think I'm entitled to say that as I've built one.

      For the plastic C-5 kit it looks like it's been released by Otaki, Yodel, Revell, and Testors. Last release was by Testors. Legend has it that the molds are gone (same as the Otaki L1011) but the Testors release happened after the alleged loss of the L1011 molds.

      Contrails models has aftermarket resin engines for the C-5 which would "spruce things up".

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      Post #46034, posted on 12-19-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      I have an anigrand kit and contrails engines if your still looking

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      Post #46301, posted on 01-06-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Any opinions on the Testors kit? Thank you.
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      Post #46307, posted on 01-06-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Testors = Otaki = Entex = Revell

      An outstanding kit except the engine nacelles. The shape of the nacelles is fine, but the fan cowling is molded solid at the back, and the fans could be better.

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      Post #66137, posted on 02-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      An old thread, I know, but I read on another site that Roden are bringing out two 1/144 Galaxy kits this year, a C-5B in May and a C-5M in November.

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      Post #66138, posted on 02-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Excellent news Roy.

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      Post #66139, posted on 02-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      An old thread, I know, but I read on another site that Roden are bringing out two 1/144 Galaxy kits this year, a C-5B in May and a C-5M in November.

      Roy



      Where did you hear that? It's not in the 2017 Roden catalog, nor is it mentioned anywhere on their site. I hope it's true, but I have to wonder if it's someone's wish list.

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      Post #66142, posted on 02-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      if you google Roden C5 Galaxy you will find scalemates.com, Roden no. 330 C5-B Galaxy with release 2017. So there must be truth in this anouncement

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      Post #66143, posted on 02-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I have the Entex kit in my stash and I'm curious about the Roden kit. They offered us a very good Starlifter, so let's see what we get.

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      Post #66145, posted on 02-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Where did you hear that? It's not in the 2017 Roden catalog, nor is it mentioned anywhere on their site. I hope it's true, but I have to wonder if it's someone's wish list.



      It was on Britmodeller. There are a few other goodies in 1/144 scale.
      http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235017225-novelties-roden-2017/

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      Post #66146, posted on 02-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      dear god, so much super new kits and my space for them is so limited. what can i do ? only 48 kits left to built

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      Post #66147, posted on 02-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Wow... and a C-133!?!!

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      Post #66149, posted on 02-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Yeah, I was gonna mention seeing the C-133 on there. Very happy with the prospect of a 1:144 Weenie Wagon in injection-molded plastic, as well as two variants of C-5.

      Regarding the old Otaki/Entex/Testors/Revell/Your Name Here kit, it did a fine job of capturing the aircraft itself, but I never quite liked the engines, plus I also thought the landing gear was toylike and could stand replacement. The rest of the kit, though, was pretty darn good and I liked the one I had back in the day. I've never really been able to figure out why no one else had filled the C-5 gap, but I am glad Roden has stepped in and I'm looking forward to the kit.

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      Post #66150, posted on 02-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Interesting, virtually unknown fact about the C-133 - in the 1960s it had such an abysmal safety record that the US Air Force Security Service (the signals intel service of the USAF) forbade its enlisted linguists and analysts from flying on them. USAFSS had invested so much money training them, they didn't want any chance of losing them that way.

      Much to my surprise, when I arrived at Elmendorf AFB in the fall of 1984 there was a 133 parked on the transient ramp. I figured it must have been there to be put on display somewhere. To my even greater surprise, I noticed that it had a tiny N registration on the aft fuselage, and it was still in regular service flying to the North Slope! Never did manage to catch her in action with my camera.

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      Post #66151, posted on 02-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      N199AB hung around PANC for a long time, parked one place or another, until it was finally flown out a few years ago to be put on display at a museum in (IIRC) California. In 2007 I was about to head out of Anchorage and our 757 taxied right past where 199 was parked. If I'd had my camera out I could have gotten some crystal-clear pictures of the beast sitting there, big as life. When Roden's kit comes out it may be tempting to build it as that aircraft.

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      Post #66156, posted on 02-21-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      N199AB flew into Travis AFB on August 30, 2008 as the last flight ever of a C-133. The plane had a cracked windshield panel during the flight and I remember one engine spitting out puffs of black smoke on approach. The Travis Museum is open to the public though I believe one has to make prior arrangements for a base escort to get to/from the museum.

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      The C-133A (Tail Number 56-1999) was assigned to Travis from February thru November 1960. It is the last Cargomaster in flyable condition and will become a permanent static display at the Travis Air Museum.

      N199AB as it was re-dubbed on Dec. 6, 1975 was purchased by Maurice Carlson for the Cargomaster Corporation and was flown to Alaska to haul cargo for the Alaskan Pipeline. Forty-eight years after its departure from Travis, it will return to a base that it called home for the last time.