1/72 Beech 200 King Air

Hi, I am at RAF Cranwell, and am part of a modelling group which has just
formed to model all the station based aircraft throughout it's history. Does
anyone know if there is a kit of this aircraft? Or for that matter a Grob
Tutor or Slingsby T67 Firefly?
Many thanks,
Dave Hall
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David Hall
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There are a couple of 1/72 scale Beech 200 Super King Airs in vacuform and cast resin. You may want to wait a bit until the MAI cast resin kit comes out. Just ordered the parts sets today.
There are Firefly cast resin kits from Dujin in both A and M variants.
Tom
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Maiesm72
Tom,
I am after one of these too now that RAF flies them. I assume the vac is the Rareplanes one. Who makes the current resin one, pls, and when does the MAI one come out?
David
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Davidawomby
David
Here's the listing (with notes) from ESM 72:
Beech 200 Super King Air Century Plastics Vacuform US (Late 1995. May not have been released before the 1997 demise of the company).
Beech 200/C-12A/Huron/Super King Air Rareplane Vacuform UK
Beech 200/C-12A/F/EU-12A/JU-12A/RC-12N/P/RU-12A/JU-12B/C/K/VC-12/Huron/Super King Air/Ute Replicas By Tyson Wood/Cast Resin US (Out of business. Several variants were done as assembled desk models).
Beech 200 Super King Air Top Gun Cast Resin Poland (Currently available. Try Hannants or one of the importers specializing in E. European kits).
Beech 200 Super King Air W.K. Models Cast Resin Germany (May not have been released).
The MAI kit is a new mold produced in Hong Kong. I have a couple of samples and I'm very happy with it. Release date? Ordered yesterday after months of delays. I should have the parts in a month or so, another month to get the instructions and box ready. Still working on wheter to do decals or not.
You'll hear about it here first.
Tom
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Maiesm72
My 2 cents on the decals. If you do them, do fairly generic C-12s. Maybe an OD/white, solid white & maybe a solid gray one. With all the assorted civie schemes about, you're likely to only get one, so pick one of the original factory schemes & let it go. Any die-hard will have to do a custom paint of his real one anyway.
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famvburg
I agree,but the folks doing the parts have already done the art work for Hong Kong markings (that's where the parts are being made). They are trying a second time to send me the disk. I sent the first disk to a pontential decal maker and never heard back. The fact that I forgot to log where it went didn't help, either.
These folks did the Si.....y S.76. Trenchlike panel lines aside it was great. I wish that I had fifty of those, too.
Tom
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Maiesm72
I have a full set designed and printed for this aircraft in 1/48th scale, I can scale it down to 1/72nd scale very easily. The set is for a navy bird with black and gold strip work. if interested contact me at my email address.
Barney Kable snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net
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