1/144 C-121 Blue Angels
Another of the Blue Angels Logistics aircraft. When you read the history, it is incredible that The Blue Angels used this aircraft, as it would need a large forklift at every location to load or unload from the very high fuselage! The Minicraft kit in blue plastic is very brittle, and I am amazed I got the props all rebuilt as they come with massive sprue gates that are very hard to cut. Should have used a hot #11 blade.
All Blue Angels Connie decals tend to have a problem with the size of the 8 on the tail fins. I resized using photos, and cut masks for the “8” on my kit. I will have to do the same for the 1/72 kit I plan to build next. I had a near fatal issue with the fuselage decals- Minicraft should have provided each side in two halves, that would have made the whole process easier. If anyone got the Blue Angels release like I did, but didn’t use the Blue Angels decals- I would love to have a spare set to overlay over what I already have on the kit.
I will be doing the white top scheme on my 1/72 kit. The Minicraft kit only provides the Blue Angels all blue scheme, and also decals for the presidential transport “Columbine”.
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