|Reviewed by Timothy Dike|
|One of the overlooked aircraft often found onboard modern
carriers is the C-2 Greyhound. Knick named the COD for Carrier Onbard Delivery,
this aircraft shuttles personnel and cargo back and forth between land
bases and the carrier. With all the modern Carrier kits out there, there
is still no company that produces one in 350 scale. Enter Jim Clark of
Flight Deck Enterprises with his resin conversion kit. Now you can take
one of your E-2C Hawkeyes and combine it with the parts in this kit to
produce a nice little C-2.
This kit is an upgrade of their previous one, see this buildup by Kelly Quirk also shown above in completed form. This newer version includes a hollowed out tail section to allow you to show it with the read door down. A new horizontal tail is included as well for those of you that don't wish to try to modify the V shaped one supplied on the kit.
|You will still need the parts off a Tamiya or Trumpeter Hawkeye to complete the kit, but this makes it a bit easier.|
|In this kit you get a C-2 Resin body with the main wing
roots attached out to the fold points. The molding is good and the only
real work will be removing the resin runners. There is a long one on the
bottom that should be sanded off as well as where the nose attaches to
the sprue. Two strips from the sprue to the wings fell off as I handled
mine and shouldn't be a problem.
|Simple instructions are printed on the back of the labile. In case you missed it, let me just make sure you understand that this is a "conversion kit", not a complete C-2. If your wanting to add this essential aircraft to your flight deck, then this is an excellent starting point. These can be ordered directly from Jim Clark. Cost for the C-2 is $5 for one fuselage and tail. To order, contact Jim at email@example.com.|