Revell 1/139th scale JSTAR conversion

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  • Last reply 4 months, 2 weeks ago
  • E-8, JSTAR, Revell
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  • Lee Fogel said 5 months ago:

    Been fiddling with this one for a few months now. Long story short I bought it as a bagged kit for a buck sans the large spinning radar dome and decals. As I started to build it I realized that it was also missing the engines and engine pylons. I thought I might be able to track down some Minicraft parts from their series of 707/VC-137/E-3/E-8 kits to complete it. I got the engine sprues from a nice fella on ARC and another gent sent me his leftover parts and decals from the Minicraft E-8 JSTAR kit. It’s not 100% accurate (as was pointed out to me) but still, it’s been a fun build. And I have saved one kit from certain doom via the trash can. I’m close to painting now as I need to add a few small antennas and check a few seams. It’s for me, not a contest so go easy LOL!

    6 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Jeff Bailey said 5 months ago:

    I think you’ve done very well, Lee.

  • Robert Royes said 5 months ago:

    Nice conversion,Looks great! Awhile back I converted Revells AWAC boxing into a Boeing 720.

  • Lee Fogel said 5 months ago:

    Thank you both! Robert, how much work was involved with your conversion?

  • Robert Royes said 5 months ago:

    Not much at all, basically just leaving off the AWAC radome and adding Pan am decals, according to some reviews of this boxing that’s it closely matches. here’s one photo.

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  • Lee Fogel said 5 months ago:

    Looks fabulous, Robert! Who offered the decals? I still have a sealed E-3 that I will build OOB. I built this kit as a kit in the early 1980s and really loved it.

    Thanks again for the encouragement and for sharing your work.

  • Robert Royes said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    I think the decals were from an old ATP sheet.

  • Lee Fogel said 4 months, 2 weeks ago:

    ATP did some nifty (and very obscure) liveries that’s for sure. Your Boeing 720 really does look terrific.

    I’ve done a bit more sanding and prep work to the JSTAR. Hoping to get paint on it this weekend.

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