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Cpt Karlos Blaze Fernandez Inactive Member25 Feb 2017 4:23 a.m. PST

Hey guys!

My first post here and sadly it's just asking where to find something.

So I have a 1/600 jet collection for Typhoon! and Airwar and I wanted a C-17 for objectives and escort missions, anyone knows where to find a 1/600, 1/700 or even 1/900 reasonably priced one? I found one in Shapeways but it comes as a two pack and it's too expensive in Frosted Detail.


JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2017 10:23 a.m. PST

Armaments in Miniature is your man

Fatman Inactive Member25 Feb 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

Cpt Karlos a quick word with the all knowing Dom Skelton reveals that "Takara and PitRoad have both done it in 1/700" so a search for those might bear fruit.


TGerritsen25 Feb 2017 1:30 p.m. PST

Jarrovian- he said 1/600, not 1/300. A Globemaster at that scale would look pretty huge next to 1/600 fighters.

Mako11 Inactive Member25 Feb 2017 5:16 p.m. PST

Yea, the 1/700th scale one is probably your best option.

You could also try contacting the person that made the FUD C-17, and ask them if they'd make it available for printing in WSF. That would be a lot less expensive.

I've had some success in doing that in the past with some models for Shapeways.

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2017 7:11 p.m. PST

Sorry, my error, just trying to help.

Cpt Karlos Blaze Fernandez Inactive Member26 Feb 2017 2:38 a.m. PST

Thanks guys! I found the Takara one but there's none to buy either on Ebay, Amazon or Japanese shops… The PitRoad one I didn't hear about I will try looking on the webs, thanks Fatman!

Jarro, yeah I asked 1/600, but thanks anyway, if I ever go 1/300 I know where too look for transports & big planes :)

As a last resort I could try that mako, I thought about it but I dont like painting WSF, too grainy but If I can't find anything decent I will try.

Thanks for the answers!

TGerritsen26 Feb 2017 9:23 a.m. PST

No worries J- just pointing it out. AIM makes great stuff, though!

Mako11 Inactive Member26 Feb 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

The Pit-Road and/or Skywave ones might be available in a multi-pack, with other modern aircraft, in 1/700th scale, on eBay.

I suspect new ones get posted, occasionally.

For the Shapeways WSF, I've read of people priming them heavily, and/or using other materials, like gloss coats first, before painting. I suspect the gloss coat would strengthen them a bit too.

I bought some stuff to do just that on my little Soviet, 1/600th scale interceptors, but haven't tried it out yet. I hope it works, since there are B-52s to defend against.

Cpt Karlos Blaze Fernandez Inactive Member26 Feb 2017 11:26 a.m. PST

There arent many, I can't find any Takara or Pit-road. Gonna look for the Skywave one.

If it was WSF polished I wouldn't mind, since it's polished it looks good (although it gives problems to paint) but the standard WSF is so grainy… and unless the models is BIG sanding it is quite hard. And I do know since I've printed quite a few mechs for Battletech in both WSF and WSF polished; the ones on WSF look quite bad and with no detail, the ones polished look much better and painting them is quite easier.

I would recomend a really good primer if you bought them and sand the bigger part of the models. If you have a more sturdy paint like enamel I would give a first coat on it to make a "plastic" cover so the paint isn't absorved like if it was a sponge; that the only problem with WSF polished, normal WSF has the same problem but it sucks even more paint.

Yeah, I wanted the C-17 for the same reason, since I play in a Ace Combat flavored campaigns there are a variant of the C-17 armed on one of the games and I love how it looks (and its not too big but big enough for my custom bases).

wardog26 Feb 2017 1:37 p.m. PST

unless i am greatly mistaken picoarmor used to carry it
was done by someone ,this aircraft and others in his range bought out by picoarmor ,don't see it on site now
picoarmor correct me if i am wrong here,

Mako11 Inactive Member26 Feb 2017 5:53 p.m. PST

Yes, I do seem to recall them offering some of the resin minis a guy produced a while back, which were quite nice looking, but most, if not all of those now seem to be gone.

A pity they were never converted into metal minis, with new molds.

Cpt Karlos Blaze Fernandez Inactive Member27 Feb 2017 3:26 a.m. PST

Yeah, Picoarmor resin minis are gone, I bought back then an Aardvark and there were some more planes but they probably dropped it since the came in bad shape lots of times, mine came warped, had a place burned and missed resin and had almost no detail….

Gulik2306 Mar 2017 8:26 a.m. PST

Tumbling Dice (UK) has some good options. No C-17s but they have some other transport A/Cs (C-119 and C-130) and large bombers (B-47, B-52) that are great for escort missions/objectives.

Cpt Karlos Blaze Fernandez Inactive Member07 Mar 2017 6:20 a.m. PST

I know about them but I wanted the C-17 since I love the look and shape. I found a C-1 Kawasaki in Shapeways, here it is for those who might want it:


One has the hatch open and the other not. I compared prices and yeah, for bombers and gunners Tumbling Dice has better prices, specially for UK based gamers. I would get them but since Im gonna order the C-1 (since it looks like a smaller C-17a, I like the overall shape of it too), a SR-71 pack and a F-22 pack I will order on Shapeways in the end. Thanks anyway for the answer.

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