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Turkish Air Force KC-135R
57-2609, İncirlik Air Force Base, Adana/Turkey
* Decals by Babibi & Turquoise Decals
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Craig Abrahamson said on May 27, 2018
Now that right there’s a really nice-lookin’ build – AND a really nice place to build it!
Çetin SARF said on May 28, 2018
Thank you Craig, I’m really lucky about my cave. 😊
Ray Seppala said on May 27, 2018
Lovely job Cetin, having built on of these (as a USAF aircraft) I can say you have done a great job adding the extra detail the kit does not supply. Your rear fuselage reinforcing strip area looks perfect.
Thank you Ray. This was a really challenging built and took a lot of time,blood, sweat and tears. I built this for a client who is a former KC-135R pilot and don’t wanna do it again. 😊
david leigh-smith said on May 28, 2018
A sleek and elegant build. It’s so difficult to generate interest and scale representation in a one color build but you have done a brilliant job here. Well done. Cetin.
Thank you for your kind words David. 🙏
Anthony Conway said on May 28, 2018
Nice job. Good looking build.
Thank you Anthony
Paul Wilsford said on May 28, 2018
Such a beautiful lady
Thank you Paul
Jeff Bailey said on May 28, 2018
Beautiful job on an updated version of a real classic aircraft, Çetin SARF! VERY well done.
I flew in an older KC-135 from Frankfurt, Germany to Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. It was a great flight and since my family & I were Military, we were allowed access to both the flight deck (to talk with the Pilot, Co-Pilot, & Flight Engineer,) PLUS I got to go to the refueling Tech’s station. We flew over the highest mountain in Greenland (which is mostly WHITE because of the snow & ice, not green!) and I have a great photo looking straight down at the peak from 34,000 ft. / 10,362.2m! (Gunnbjorn Fjeld – 12,139 feet / 3,700m) It was an awesome view!
Thank you Jeff. You’re so lucky. It must be great to look down from the boom operator’s window. Do you still have that photo?
I do, but since that was 1992 and I was still using film, I have the photo & negatives in my storage room – somewhere. IF can find it and get it converted to a digital file, I’ll post it here.
It would be great Jeff. Thanks.
Robert Royes said on May 28, 2018
Real nice!!! She’s a beauty,
Thank you Robert.
paul teixeira said on May 28, 2018
I love it, really cool and nice looking model. Love the KC-135R. Nice model workshop also. I am jealous of that space!
Thank you Paul and be my guest. 😉
George Williams said on May 29, 2018
Good work, Cetin, you’ve managed to make a potentially boring looking plane into an interesting model.
Greg Kittinger said on May 29, 2018
She’s a beauty! Very nice.
Çetin SARF said on May 29, 2018
Thank you Greg. =)
George Johnson said on June 6, 2018
Nice work and I really like the extra details. I started one of these about 20 years ago. I bought an AMT KC and found a Heller (I think) AWACS that had the larger engines. I kitbashed the two together and aded a bunch of details to it, but I ended up losing the refueler’s window and boom. The half-built kit languished on the self of doom for many years until it fell apart. I threw it out a few weeks ago.
Çetin SARF said on June 7, 2018
Thank you George. I lost the refuelers window too. And I built it using clear acetate. You could scratchbuild boom. I’m sorry to hear it goes to trash. I hope some mainstream manufacturer may produce a new mold KC one day.
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