Continental
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My Newest Model!

Thu Jul 17, 2003 7:05 am

I am ALMOST done with my newest model, the Swiss International Airlines A320. The kit is by Revell, and the scale is 1/144. I paid $14 for the kit, which isn't bad because I got it at the local hobby shop down the road. I had a BLAST making this A320, and I was amazed at all the detail that Revell puts into their model kits. Here's some pics of NEAR completion:


There it is next to my first model ever made, the Minicraft 737-300 Continental Airlines. The CO aircraft has weight problems, note the nose UP.


My camera didn't want to focus too much on this shot, making the image appear slightly blurry. I will fix that window!


Here's the belly. Not much to say about it.


The arse of the aircraft. Damn, I have some sandpapering to do!


Here's it's home. It's awaiting completion there, next to all it's brother and sisters. (Only the Co 737 and LX A320 are model kits)

Not bad for my second attempt at modeling, eh?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

co
 
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RE: My Newest Model!

Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:02 am

really nice looking model there! I made 1 attempt at modeling airliners (AA MD11) and it's a total loss!
 
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RE: My Newest Model!

Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:25 am

Nice job!  Smile
Yes, I've seen that model in two model stores in Brussels. It comes with the Thomas Cook Airlines decals also, didn't you see those decals in the box? I'm thinking of getting it because I recently flew on a Thomas Cook A320 (did you read my trip report in the trip report forum? if you haven't please have a loot at it, I hope you'll enjoy it) and I don't have an A320 yet in my collection, I've never made one.

Right now I'm working on an American Airlines A300-600. I bought the Airfix kit at 1/144, that one comes just with the Air France and Lufthansa decals but I had already the AA decals separately. It's a kit for the early A300 aircraft so to convert it to an A300-600, I have to make small winglets with putty, glue them to the wingtips and trim excess putty with sand paper. It's tough.

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Continental
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RE: My Newest Model!

Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:43 am

Thanks! Cool! I decided to go with the Swiss instead of Thomas Cook, because it required less paint!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I also like the Swiss livery, it's coming along pretty good. I'm going to do another Revell kit next, don't know what model or airline either!

co
 
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RE: My Newest Model!

Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:26 am

Hey Continental - can you tell me how large these models are? They look very detailed and realistic. And only 14 bucks! Wow, I need to get some!
 
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RE: My Newest Model!

Thu Jul 17, 2003 11:34 am

1/144 scale- take actaul dimensions and divide by 144.

revell offers
737-800
320 (must remove smaller flap track fairings)
321
A330-300
A340-300
F.100
ARJ-85
747-400 (minor defects)

within next year 767-300 reissue (engines not up to usual standard, but decal will be same artist as LX a320- so awsome!)
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RE: My Newest Model!

Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:10 pm

To fix that weight problem in the 737, find a small hole in it (like maybe where the APU should be). Make a paper funnel and pour salt in it until it levels out.

Your models look nice. I did not realize there was a forum like this or I would have joined in earlier. Since the time I was twelve (Iam now 28) I have built 74 models. I just completed an Air Florida 757. If I knew how I would put pics on here like you did.
 
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RE: My Newest Model!

Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:39 pm

Thanks everyone! Cody, do you know how to fix seems, when I joined the fuselage together, and there's a tiny seam, and I want to get rid of it.

co
 
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RE: My Newest Model!

Fri Jul 18, 2003 12:39 am

Continental,

Well, you could fix the seam on something you have already completed, but to tell you the truth it might be too much of a risk. You may ruin something else in the process of fixing something that really does not matter a lot. You might consider purchasing white decals from a hobby supplier and just putting the decal over the seam. That helps some. If I were you I would just let it go. But next time.......glue the two sides of the fuselage together like you normally would and let it dry. Then sand the seam with a medium sandpaper until the two sides are even. After that spray the model with primer and let dry. Maybe give it a few coats (you will just have to judge). Once it is primed, if the seam still shows, sand it again until it goes away and then use a mild sandpaper to smooth it out. Then spray again with primer. When it dries this time it should look pretty good so you can go ahead with the painting. Trust me after you have built 74 models you will learn these tricks, but I have to tell you I was somewhat jealous of your abilities as of now. You have me beat from when I was on my first dozen or so. Isn't model building fun? I am obsessed with it. Once I finish one I go right on to another. You should see my house. I am just now starting to build an AirTran 737-200 and after that I will build a Northeastern International 727-100 with the pink and white cloud scheme. Unfortunately I will have to get decals made for this though.
 
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RE: My Newest Model!

Fri Jul 18, 2003 6:11 am

Cody- all model airliners, all the time:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/airlinermodelling/

its great, usualy 20 plus posts a day, and some REAL experts who know whats up. If you have a digital camera or a way to put pics of you models in digital form I can help you post 'em.
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RE: Doug_or

Fri Jul 18, 2003 7:11 am

Thanks! I will check it out. Yes I do have a digital camera, but my dad has it with him in Florida at the moment. I should get it back next week though and will contact you.

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