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747 Model In 1/100 Scale  
User currently offline747-400Buff From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 15125 times:

G'day Fellow modellers,

Has anyone here ever built one of those Entex/Doyusha kits that display the 747 in 1/100 scale....

Please lets me know if you have, as I have some questions for you regarding the level of detail available in the kit...

Many Thanks
Dave Hollingsworth

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User currently offlineA40-TY From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 15030 times:

Hi 747-400Buff,

I have just recently taken delivery of a Doyusha models 1/100 scale British Airways 747-100 kit. The detail is better than most other manufacturers kits and the box and packaging is excellent.

The instructions are good but the process of constructing the landing gear looking immensly difficult, there are a great deal of parts involved in the kits construction, it even includes seats and tables in the upper deck lounge.

Hope this helps,


I love it when a plan comes together
User currently offlineMd11f From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 15019 times:


yes I´ve built this aircraft.

Contact me for your questions.
I can also send you fotos of the model!


User currently offline747-400Buff From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 15021 times:

Hi Guys

THANKS to you both for taking the time to respond to my quiery.

Here are my questions regarding this model.

Does the kit come supplied with clear plastic fuselage window inserts or are the windows left as HOLES?

I understand the landing gear is quite complex....does it retract or it is in a fixed position?.

What engines is the kit modeled with?

Are the LEADING edge flaps molded to the wing or are the hinged?

Are you able to position the TRAILING edge flaps in the DOWN position or are they molded as part of the main wing

Are the rudders ,elevators, ailerons spoilers, etc, etc HINGED?

Are their ANY other operational or "optional postion" points of interest.

I am PRESENTLY building a 747-400 in 1/144 scale and have REMOVED the leading and trailing edge flaps from their respective positions (they're MOLDED in the UP position) and I am currently scratch building the ENTIRE FLAP system to depict the aircraft in the flaps 30 position.

Its an intricate process....

Thanks and regards
Dave Hollingsworth

And yes PLEASE send any photos of your models, I love to see other peoples work.....
(I have ongoing construction photos of this project if anyone is interested to see these modifications..I hope eventually to publish my article in a modelling magazine when it is completed.

I own about 6 Genuine 747 (classic and -400 series)maintainence manuals, so if anyone is looking for the odd schematic or diagram here and there, I'm only pleased to share this info..

Have a good day everyone.......

User currently offlineMd11f From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 15019 times:

i´ve overred that you wrote "Doyusha" model.
My 747-400 Air Canada model was manufactured by Hobbycraft.But the models are very simillar.

Q1.: The kit is supplied with clear plastik fuselage windows. There are any holes left.

Q2.: there isn´t a gear.

Q3.: don´t know

Q4.:molded to the wing

Q5.:part of the main wing


Q7.:they aren´t any

I´m interested in your construction photos and the maintenance manuals. Plese send me them.

User currently offline747-400Buff From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 15014 times:

HI Md11f

Could you please let me know if there was some SPECIFIC technical enquiry I can help you with.

I have over 5000 A4 pages contained in hard copy format only (IE in BOOK format and not on disc or stored in my computer)

....so if there was something you were PARTICULARLY interested in (IE a gear illustration or electrical/ hydraulic schematic) I will have to scan the information into the computer and zap it to you....

Unfortunately it is not practical for me to scan 6 "four inch thick" Volumes of information into my computer...

but if there was something specific......?

Dave Hollingsworth

User currently offlineBigGiraffe From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 15001 times:


Long ago I built their L-1011, but never go to do a 747. The L-1011's assembly was much like any other kit except for the landing gear being made up of many parts (wheels, hubs, brakes, strut pieces) -- I don't recall the gear being particularly hard, but if there were 18 wheels I could see where it might get tedious -- just do a few at a time as you are building the rest of the kit. None of the flight controls on the L-1011 moved and the flaps were molded up as in a typical kit. There were also some extra parts in the kit which were not mentioned by the directions, and I figured out these were pitot tubes, a tail skid, and I don't recall what else. Can't recall any interior parts on the L-1011 besides bulkheads and landing gear wells.

The L-1011 is an excellent kit, so their 747 probably is, too.

Take care,

User currently offlineLINDBERG From Canada, joined May 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 14985 times:

If you like to see an "inside arrangement" for 747 Doyusha / Entex / Nitto, you can look at my home page dedicated to 1/100 airliners; I think we could talk about 'em... Lindberg the url is http://www.geocities.com/the_1_100_airliners_web/index.html

User currently offlineLINDBERG From Canada, joined May 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14977 times:

Dear Md11f,
take a look at my site / home page that is dedicated only to 1/100 scale airliners: http://www.geocities.com/the_1_100_airliners_web/index.html
may be it will be useful. Bye, Lindberg

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