Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7411 posts, RR: 9 Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 12050 times:
Just wondering who all builds model aircraft, I just started to really get into it, I just finished a F-15E Strike Eagle (1/48) I also did my first airbrush and found it much better then handbrush and what not.
So I have a few more sitting around the house to build and those are...
1/200 Air Do 767-300ER (Hasegawa)
1/144 Air France 737-200Adv (Air Fix)
1/144 Northwest 707-420 (Minicraft)
1/144 United 757-200 OOC (Minicraft)
1/144 Northwest 757-200 NC (Minicraft)
1/144 DC-9-30 Florida Marlins, Hughes Airwest, Northwest Orient (Air Fix)
1/144 Continental 777-200 (Minicraft)
1/72 V-22 Osprey (Italeri)
1/72 F-14A "Bombcat" (Italeri)
1/72 A-10A *Operation Iraqi Freedom* (Academy)
1/72 DC-3 Dakota *Lufthansa* (Italeri)
1/48 P-51D 8th Aces *discontinued* (Tamiya)
1/48 Focke Wulf Fw190A3 (Tamiya)
1/48 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero (Hasegawa)
1/48 F-51D *Korean War* (Tamiya)
1/48 F-16 A/C (Academy)
1/39 Wright Flyer (Revell)
"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
Bronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 805 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 11983 times:
Sam: I used to build Guillows balsa models as a kid, and want to get back into it. Do you know of any good websites related to this hobby? And you are correct about balsa and the structural aspect, I love it.
AR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 11976 times:
I do.I have a big collection:F-15,F-16,Jas 39 Grippen, 2 A340's,DC-10,B727, 2 747's, DC-9, Mig 15, Spitfire,Hawker Sea Hurricane, Bf 109, Su 27, and many many more.I also find better the airbrush, but I usually use regular brushes for the dirt and oxidation effects.I also have 37 Gemini and Dragon airliner models.
P.S: I think Revell has the best models out there.
SmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1599 posts, RR: 33 Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11963 times:
I specialise in custom-painting the plastic kit models I build (all large-scale widebodies). I paint them all in my special, one-off "Smith Airways" schemes (inspired by Irish/Celtic design) in metallic green and gold.
Here they are:
1) 1:125 Heller 747-100 (Smith Airways): Metallic green upper half of fuselage, with two-tone (light green and gold) cheatline and gold block lettering. Gold tail with green shamrock. Metallic green engine nacelles.
2) 1:100 Doyusha 747-100 (Smith Airways): Newer livery: Metallic green fuselage, with silver underbelly and thin gold band around bottom of green part. Gold Celtic lettering on fuselage. Metallic green tail with gold Celtic knot design (similar to BA's Colum tail design). Metallic green engine nacelles with gold band around front of them.
3) Monogram L-1011 Tristar in unknown scale: Formerly Eastern, recently repainted in an experimental Smith Airways livery featuring metallic ruby red and sapphire blue, celebrating my hometown. Metallic sapphire blue upper half of fuselage and tail and engines, gold cheatline below windows, and metallic ruby red lower half of fuselage.
Now under construction:
Revell 1:144 Airbus A380 (Smith Airways): Entire fuselage metallic green, tail metallic green with gold Celtic knot design (BA Colum-style), gold Celtic lettering on fuselage, and metallic green on engine nacelles.
When a large-scale 787 Dreamliner model comes out, I'll try a new variation of my Celtic Smith Airways livery!
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11931 times:
I have built model airliners in the past but have not done any recently. My favorite is the 1/72 Heller 707-300. Flight deck had decals for the instrument panel, center pedistal, dual control columns and FE's position. I don't recall the exact wingspan, only that it was about 3.5 feet-just enough to require the model be turned on its side to fit through the doorway when completed! Presently I have so much other stuff, I would not consider resuming model airplane building at this moment.
"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
Bluepoole From South Africa, joined Jan 2005, 51 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 11846 times:
Burnsie, I see you have the Airfix 737-200 on your list - a good friend of mine and I have recently completed that kit (we each had one). We never use the airline depicted on the box - mine was completed in British Airways livery since that was the first jet plane I ever flew on.
My friend has over 90 kits on the shelf, waiting to be built - I don't know where he is going to find the time to build them!
We enjoy the hobby...just have one complaint: here in South Africa you don't get 1/144 Boeing 777 kits yet!!
Pronto From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11802 times:
I sure do!! Have listed passenger types on here before - too many to repeat that again!! All Hasegawa 1/200 except for about 4 or 5. Around 350 and counting. Even the Hogans I get I'm adding detail to.
Military aircraft is over 200 - Mostly build 1/72 for these types. Size is good and can have plenty of them(just like 1/200 passenger). Manufacturers vary - Most are Hasegawa, but also Fujimi, Revell, Italeri, AMT/Ertl, Esci, Airfix, Academy, Hobbycraft, Trumpeter, even Special Hobby. I'll probably try more short run types now as they have different and interesting subjects. You can only build so many mainline types - I have build over 25 F-16s alone, never mind Eagles, Hornets, MIG-21s, Phantoms, Starfighters, etc.
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7336 posts, RR: 52 Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 11166 times:
I have a few projects I'm working on.
1.Testors 1/72 scale DC-130A-Drone Carrier US Navy VC-3 Sqdn.
2.Testors 1/72 scale AC-130A Gunship, USAF Special Ops.
3.Airfix 1/72 scale C-130H, which i'm going to convert to an LC-130, with Microscale Decals that I just picked up off of Ebay.
-I'm looking for a Revell 1/144 scale C-5A or C-5B kit. Very rare these days
I have others, but may not build them because I don't have the room.
Entex 1/100 Scale DC10-30 with Laker Airways and American Airlines Decals.
Revell 747 Shuttle Carrier, with Space shuttle. I built it with Runway30 South African Airways Decals. Wings and horizontal stabs are detached, so it can sit in the box. All transfers and paint is done, just isn't fully assembled
MPC 1/144 scale 727-200 with AA decals
Heller/Humbroll 1/72 scale 707-300 with BOAC, AF, and TW decals
Here's a great site for aftermaket decals i case you don't know. They have great graphics and produce great results. I 2nd place in a contest with a Minicraft 707-300 straight-pipe with South African Airways Decals. Great decals http://www.f-dcal.net/
I use two Badger 150's, one is tuned for fine work, the other for large paintjobs.
They are exellent and they say one of the best around, but quite expensive.
As promised, some preliminary MD-11 tail shots!
It will be HB-IWI "Uri" when finished!
I still have some tweaking to do, because the metaliser coats are extremely hard to paint, they are awasome once polished though!
This is an exellent refererence shot I used for the tail because no good tail close up of HB-IWI was available...
That's what makes A.net really worth it, you can make a model really as real as it gets!
SmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1599 posts, RR: 33 Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11045 times:
As I said in an earlier reply (reply 7), I specialise in one-off, custom fantasy models in my "Smith Airways" colour scheme (to promote my private airline, to honor my favourite planes, and honor my Irish-American heritage).
Now I have some photos of my "fleet":
1) Smith Airways 747-100 (new Celtic-inspired colours): 1:100 Doyusha 747 kit (summer 2002).
SmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1599 posts, RR: 33 Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 11021 times:
Response to SWISSER:
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy my designs.
The tail design on the Smith Airways (new colours-Celtic) 747 by Doyusha is actually patterned after the BA World Tail design from Ireland, called "Colum" (which itself is patterned after the Book of Kells in the Trinity College Library, Dublin).
I used the basic Irish "Colum" design shape, then applied my own colours (metallic gold with black outlines).
All designs were painted by hand; there are no decals on any of the three models. Even the Celtic lettering on the first model was painted calligraphically by hand. The block lettering on the older version (the shamrock version) was rub-on from model railroad stencils.
The Celtic version is what my private 747 would look like, if I had one!
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)