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1/144 Breguet 763 Provence
betheyn
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 11:27 PM UTC
F-RSIN Plastics'' 1/144 Breguet 763 Provence “Deux Ponts” airliner is an excellent example of limited run plastic moulding. The rough execution will yield an excellent kit after an application of patience and good modelling skills.

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Thanks!
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 02:56 PM UTC
Hi Jessica,

Well done with your airliner blitz! I appreciate your participation and bringing these under-represented subjects to life.

Do you have Minicraft's Hercules to review by any chance?
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 03:58 PM UTC
No, I haven't got the Minicraft Herk. For some reason they're pretty scarce here on the Left Coast. There isn't one kicking around the Aeroscale sample room that I could do a build review on, per chance?

Here are some reviews I found during a quick trawl of the depths of the interwebs. The consensus seems to be "Nice kit, needs a few cockpit details".

http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/min/kit_min_14570.shtml

http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/min/kit_min_14581.shtml

http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/min/kit_min_14649.shtml

http://modelingmadness.com/scotts/viet/previews/minicraft/14593.htm

http://www.hyperscale.com/2011/galleries/c130144fc_1.htm..

Bra.Z offers resin engines and a conversion fuselage and cargo floor for the lengthened -30 version.
http://www.brazmodels.com/Lockheed/C-130/C-130kitphoto.htm

Welsh Models does some nice vac and resin Herks, but they're a trifle expen$ive.
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 05:39 AM UTC

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No, I haven't got the Minicraft Herk. For some reason they're pretty scarce here on the Left Coast. There isn't one kicking around the Aeroscale sample room that I could do a build review on, per chance?

Here are some reviews I found during a quick trawl of the depths of the interwebs. The consensus seems to be "Nice kit, needs a few cockpit details".

http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/min/kit_min_14570.shtml

http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/min/kit_min_14581.shtml

http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/min/kit_min_14649.shtml

http://modelingmadness.com/scotts/viet/previews/minicraft/14593.htm

http://www.hyperscale.com/2011/galleries/c130144fc_1.htm..

Bra.Z offers resin engines and a conversion fuselage and cargo floor for the lengthened -30 version.
http://www.brazmodels.com/Lockheed/C-130/C-130kitphoto.htm

Welsh Models does some nice vac and resin Herks, but they're a trifle expen$ive.


I wonder why RoG don´t release new, good, accurat and detailed kits of this very important plane:-?

José César
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 05:52 AM UTC

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I wonder why RoG don´t release new, good, accurat and detailed kits of this very important plane:-?

José César



Probably because Minicraft beat them to it, Amodel has one out and Revell already has a 1/144(ish) Herk in the catelogue from many years gone by. The bean counters wouldn't let them waste the money on a kit that's already been done. That's why they'll be working on yet another Messerspitstang.
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 12:21 PM UTC
Jose, surely you jest? What was so important about the Provence? One thing, looks like the pre-war ugliness carried over to the post-war..
Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 02:37 PM UTC
Surely it was the proof-of-concept prototype for the A-380, no? Two decks, 4 engines, French, ugly...