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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Posted (2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

Hey all,

I was wondering if there was anyone out there that makes scale model airports of real airfields? I'm looking for someone to build me a model of SLC for my 1:200 collection I have from around 1985 or so...


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User currently offlinedoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3381 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Everything I've ever seen is scratch build (there were some 1:400 airport components, but as no one makes kits of whole airports). At 1:200 scale this will be MASSIVE.


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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Quoting doug_Or (Reply 1):
Everything I've ever seen is scratch build (there were some 1:400 airport components, but as no one makes kits of whole airports). At 1:200 scale this will be MASSIVE.

I've got 93 acres to play with and build a building over the airport model...    Me and my 12 year old have just started building the models from old hasegawa kits of the 80's. We just got started on a 1/200 737-200 in the original Frontier Airlines' Saul Bass livery. Next up is a 1/200 American Airlines 727-200 and TWA (Twin Stripes) MD-80



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User currently offlineLH707330 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Wow, that sounds awesome! I have not heard of any airport equipment in 200, but there's a thread on airlinercafe.com (a great modeling resource, btw) about equipment in 144. Are you by any chance interested in adding a QF 744 to your collection? I've got a spare kit that I'm not sure I can get round to.

User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (2 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

Quoting LH707330 (Reply 3):
Are you by any chance interested in adding a QF 744 to your collection? I've got a spare kit that I'm not sure I can get round to.

Eventually, I might be. I'm trying to keep the airport and models for it within the same time period (mid-80's). What I'm really looking for is a 1/200 kit for the 737-300...The ones I've seen are all 1/144...   



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User currently offlinedoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3381 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1620 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 4):
Eventually, I might be. I'm trying to keep the airport and models for it within the same time period (mid-80's). What I'm really looking for is a 1/200 kit for the 737-300...The ones I've seen are all 1/144..

Hasegawa made one (or maybe they just did the -400), but its pretty bad. I think you're pretty much out of luck with that one.



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User currently offlineLH707330 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1556 times:

Quoting doug_Or (Reply 5):
Hasegawa made one (or maybe they just did the -400), but its pretty bad. I think you're pretty much out of luck with that one.

Everything I've read on airlinercafe.com suggests that the Hasegawa 400 is pretty good. Converting one of those into a 300 isn't too difficult, just grab a hacksaw, a miter box, and a tube of putty ad you're ready to go. Given that you're working in 200, I imagine you've got a number of Hasegawa kits in the works, am I correct?


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

Quoting LH707330 (Reply 6):
Everything I've read on airlinercafe.com suggests that the Hasegawa 400 is pretty good. Converting one of those into a 300 isn't too difficult, just grab a hacksaw, a miter box, and a tube of putty ad you're ready to go. Given that you're working in 200, I imagine you've got a number of Hasegawa kits in the works, am I correct?

One of my storage rooms in my house is stacked to the rafters with various airliner kits from Airfix, Hasegawa and Revell, not to mention the Minicraft ones...I have an Entex 747 in there as well somewhere, but I dont have the heart to mess with it it's such a bad model...



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User currently offlinedoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3381 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

Quoting LH707330 (Reply 6):
Everything I've read on airlinercafe.com suggests that the Hasegawa 400 is pretty good

Fit is good, but not much detail and the nose seemed misshapen to me.



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