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Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:05 am

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)
 
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:07 am

I build models out of Balsa Wood, no plastic for me!

Currently i'm working on a F-14, next in line is a DC3 with a 36" wing span!

Balsa wood is so much better than plastic, if you have never done a balsa model, try it. It shows the structural parts of the acft...
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:34 am

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.
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:07 am

Yeah! The website I really like is www.guillow.com. I think i'll need to save my money for that DC-3 though... Balsa is the way to go!

-Sam

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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:30 am

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.

Regards, Mike.

P.S: I think Revell has the best models out there.
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:36 am

I dont do balsa because they are not nearly as accurate or detailed as the plastic ones that are much more of challenge to build, none the less paint.

AR1300, Revell has the best F-15E on the market, Tamiya has the best 1/48 P-51 Mustang etc, Italeri has the best DC-3, every company differs. As for Gemini and Dragon, I have 68 of them.
 
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:40 am

Do you have a Cathay 747(NC)?Can't find one.Maybe you have an xtra one... Big grin$$$$$

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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:35 pm

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!

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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:45 pm

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.
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Fri Feb 25, 2005 5:18 pm

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!!
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 6:34 am

My next project is the KMT 1/72 scale 727-200. Gonna use the set decals for American Airlines. Probably going to start in on it tonight actually.
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:18 am

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.
 
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:45 am

I do, too, only 1/144.

Finished:

LH Airbus A380

LTU Airbus A333

AC Airbus A343

LH Airbus A321

AF Airbus A320-100

KLM Boeing 738

All Revell, the A380 done with Brasil decals. But I have many more in construction.
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:04 am

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/
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:52 am

I cant recall because I have lost them over the years. But I have built plent of Choppers.

AH-1
UH-1
AH64
UH60

To name a few
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:05 pm

I do models too!
All 1/144 scale

currently in progress,

MD-11 SWISSAIR (welsh models)
B777-200 CO Peter Max (minicraft/revell/Platz)
A330-200 SWISS (Revell/Braz)
A340-300 SWISS (Revell)
B747-400 Singapore (Revell/Braz)
MD80 CO (minicraft/Platz) (for futureUApilot)


this is one of my latest projects!
Peter Max 777,

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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:05 pm

Swisser, it's nice to have somebody with the same hobby. Here are pics of my current fleet. (Sorry for quality.)

[img] http://www.p2u.de/Thorben81/Bilder/IMG_3584.JPG [img]

[img] http://www.p2u.de/Thorben81/Bilder/IMG_3586.JPG [img]

I have a lot more kits waiting to get done. Later today I'll paint the red tail and winglets for an TK A343. Cheers!

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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Sat Oct 22, 2005 1:39 am

Nice Thorben!

Don't forget to add some pictures of it!
I painted the red tail of my SR MD-11 today,
and that was curiously not easy...

I used paint that was not original modelling paint and it airbrushed extremely hard...
I will upload a shot later today when I tweaked the little faults!

BTW, do you use Humbrol 22 (white)?
It changed in the beginning of the year from composition and it really sucks to me...

And off course modelling many european airlines requires a lot of white!  Wink

BTW,
check this site,
www.lhshop.nl

you find a lot of 1/144 items there and they deliver much much fatser then Hannants!
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:46 am

Hey Swisser.

Concerning the colors, I use Revel paint or Tamiya. The latter makes a nice acrylic white.

Thanks for the link. At present I have so many kits lying around, I want to get some done before I buy more. Good online shops in Germany are http://www.buyamodel.com/ and http://www.modellbau-huber.de/

What airbrush do you use? I have the standard from Revell, not great, but it's OK for what I need.

At present, I work on 12-15 more models. I intend to build some airport buildings as well, but I haven't started with that, yet.
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:15 am

Quoting Thorben (Reply 18):
Thanks for the link. At present I have so many kits lying around, I want to get some done before I buy more.

The same here!

Quoting Thorben (Reply 18):
What airbrush do you use?

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!

Enjoy!





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!




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Click here for bigger photo!

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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:26 am

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).













2) Smith Airways 747-100 (old colours): 1:125 Heller 747 kit (summer 1997).







3) Smith Airways L-1011 TriStar (in experimental livery to honor my small town of Garrett, IN). Monogram L-1011 kit in unknown scale. 1998.





Enjoy, and please let me know what you think of my unique fleet of models!

This is the next best thing to having my own private 747!

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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Sat Oct 22, 2005 9:43 am

Cool!
looks like some pewter art, but with your own touch off course!
that smaragd-green is a nice color!

Did you use the BA (chatham dockyard?) tail design for the Doyusha?
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:27 pm

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!

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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:04 am

SmithAir747, nice collection, indeed. I thought about doing customs myself, but this far I've only done models of real airlines.
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:11 am

Some new shots of the MD-11!
enjoy!

http://swiss-va.com/forum_invision/uploads/post-14-1130101693.jpg

http://swiss-va.com/forum_invision/uploads/post-14-1130101715.jpg

http://swiss-va.com/forum_invision/uploads/post-14-1130101736.jpg
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:17 am

BTW, if you look closely on the last engine nacelle shot, you see a white square reflection just behind the chrome front ring, that is the reply box of A.net reflecting in the red paint! just figured it out!
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:56 am

I usually build 1/144 kits. My latest creation is a Finnair A321 built from the Revell Swissair kit:





I have several in que right now that I need to find time to build:
1/144 Revell 763ER in Hawaiian colors with Braz PW4000 engines
1/144 Minicraft 752 (don't know the livery that I will build this one yet)
1/144 Revell 738 (Probably in Draw Decals' Alaska colors)
1/144 Revell UA 744 (Waiting for someone to do a new UA 744 decal)

I'm taking a break right now from airliner models to build Revell Germany's new huge 1/400 Queen Mary 2 ocean liner kit.

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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:57 pm

Quoting HA_DC9 (Reply 26):
My latest creation is a Finnair A321 built from the Revell Swissair kit:

Looks very nice Bricen!
Where did you get the decals? F-Dcal?

Quoting HA_DC9 (Reply 26):
1/144 Minicraft 752 (don't know the livery that I will build this one yet)

I have one waiting too to be build!
a CO 752 with winglets! engines and tail section+nose+tail from BRAZ.
the wings and winglets are already finished!

A dremel and Airliners.net are the tools!

look,





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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:41 pm

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 27):
Where did you get the decals? F-Dcal?

Thanks SWISSER. The decals are from MASP Decals that I purchased from Airline Hobby Supply a couple of months ago. Looks like your 752 is coming along just nicely.
 
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:45 pm

HA_DC9, your A321 looks like a pretty good piece of work. I like the white of the fuselage. Airbrush, I suppose.

Guess what, when I was in a store and saw the QM2 in 1/400, I wanted to build it for my grandmother for Christmas, because she lives in Hamburg and the ship has been there twice, recently. Some 300,000 people went to see it. But I figured I couldn't get it done in time.

Swisser, that 752 with winglets looks nice. My brother flew EWR-TXL on one like that a couple of month ago, and he told me, when he saw it at the terminal in EWR, he was thinking: 757? No, it has winglets. 738? No, too short. What is this? 757? 737? 757?

Respect for doing all this custom work with Braz parts. I am even too lazy to change an A343 to an A342. Actually, I didn't want to put pictures of planes in progress into this forum, but I might do that later today.
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:51 pm

Ok, here are my latest pictures. I followed the way the airline manufacturers do it and made the tail first. Which of you experts can tell me which planes those are??
http://www.p2u.de/Thorben81/Bilder/IMG_3592.JPG
http://www.p2u.de/Thorben81/Bilder/IMG_3593.JPG

P.S.: The red tail is not finished.
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:08 am

Thai
Kuwait
Gulf
Turkish
SAA
Mauritius

BTW,

do you still have some A340 unassembled kits?
I' am still looking for some...

They look very nice already!

for a change I will upload some finished kits when I get home!
I have a very nice UA 767-300!
assembled in the year 2000, N660UA

and SWISS A320 HB-IJP made earlier this year!

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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:08 am

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 31):
do you still have some A340 unassembled kits?
I' am still looking for some...

No, these are hard to get, there is one on the German Ebay, but it's half assembled, doesn't look very good.

http://cgi.ebay.de/AIRBUS-A-340-300-...categoryZ31113QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Which liveries would you want to build of it?

There's another one:
http://cgi.ebay.de/Revell-1-144-Airb...QcategoryZ1189QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem



And Finally: http://cgi.ebay.de/Revell-Luthansa-A...sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:19 pm

Quoting Thorben (Reply 29):
HA_DC9, your A321 looks like a pretty good piece of work. I like the white of the fuselage. Airbrush, I suppose.

Guess what, when I was in a store and saw the QM2 in 1/400, I wanted to build it for my grandmother for Christmas, because she lives in Hamburg and the ship has been there twice, recently. Some 300,000 people went to see it. But I figured I couldn't get it done in time.

Thanks Thorben. Your Airbuses look great as well...coming along nicely. I didn't airbrush my A321...too lazy as I was anxious to get started on my Revell Queen Mary 2 kit. I just spray painted it with Testor's Model Master primer and gloss white. It actually came out better than what I had expected. I'm about 80% done with the QM2. I gotta hand it to Revell Germany...they designed an awesome model with the QM2. I think it will go down as one of the best model ship kits ever made.

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Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:41 pm

I'm building models too. Have to admit that my collection not only consist of airplanes, but also wide selection of cars, trucks, ships, and military eqv.
I build 1/144, 1/72, 1/48, and 1/24 including a few Heller 1/125.

I've been building more or less for the last 8-9 years. (obviously not that much the last years due to being a lot away from home) I try to make them as detailed as possible, but I'm not a pro like some of you. Its always amazing to see how some are able to scratch build and customize those kits down to the tinies details. I did buy an airbrush last year, but haven't been able to use it yet. Still looking for a good compressor. I guess one with an air tank is recommended for a steadier flow of air?

Airliners currently in my collection:

1/144:

A330 LTU ( revell)
F100 Demonstrator (revell)

1/125

B727-200 Alaska (heller)
Dc10 Aero Mexico (heller)

1/200 (all hasegawa)

B777-200 Thai
B737-400 JAL
Md80 AA
Md87 AA
L1011 Cathay Pacific
L1011 Twa
Dc9-41 SAS


Awaiting completion

1/144

B737-800 (revell)
A321-200 (revell)

both going to be in SAS colours.

1/125

B747-200 Virgin (heller)


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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:08 am

Quoting Thorben (Reply 32):
Which liveries would you want to build of it?

not sure yet...

I still have a large bunch of A330's in stock that can be used for other projects like an A340-500 or A340-600, when Braz will release the modification kits.

Maybe 1 or two A343's will be all I need.
I can however "canibalize" the engines from older models that are not that
beautiful.

(why o why did revell stop the A340's A330's??)

I' am also planning an A330-200 of Gulf Air new colors.

Should someone be interested,
I still have 2 Gulf Air decals/Emirates/egyptair A330 A340 decals
several A320 decals of SN and SAS 737 decals.
Also RR trent 700 engines for the A330 etc.

you never know that some modellers need parts they could not find anymore...
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:26 am

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 35):
I still have a large bunch of A330's in stock that can be used for other projects like an A340-500 or A340-600, when Braz will release the modification kits.

I talked to the guy who runs Braz, he told me they wouldn't come out this year.

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 35):
Maybe 1 or two A343's will be all I need.
I can however "canibalize" the engines from older models that are not that
beautiful.

What do you mean? Older A340s?

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 35):
(why o why did revell stop the A340's A330's??)

Man, they really stopped the A330. I didn't know that.  eek 

The A340? I wondered that, too. Maybe it doesn't climb fast enough. sarcastic 


Quoting SWISSER (Reply 35):
I' am also planning an A330-200 of Gulf Air new colors.

Where would you get the decals???

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 35):
I still have 2 Gulf Air decals/Emirates/egyptair A330 A340 decals

I would be interested in EK A340 and Gulf Air new colors.
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:59 am

Can u tell me a site from where to get these models to build, preferably in Canada?
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:11 pm

Quoting Thorben (Reply 36):
What do you mean? Older A340s?

already build, but not so good in quality!

Quoting Thorben (Reply 36):
Where would you get the decals???



Quoting Thorben (Reply 36):
I would be interested in EK A340 and Gulf Air new colors.

I had them from Brazil Decals, bought a year ago I think.
I only will keep 2

You can make severel aircraft from 1 sheet,
an emirates A332, and an Egyptair A342, both the A343 and A332 for the Gulf Air new colors!
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:13 pm

Quoting Emirates773ER (Reply 37):
Can u tell me a site from where to get these models to build, preferably in Canada?

one of the most famous guys in Airline modelling was actually from Toronto,
but now moved to Arizona!

try:
www.airline-hobby.com
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:18 pm

Quoting Emirates773ER (Reply 37):
Can u tell me a site from where to get these models to build, preferably in Canada?

I don't know any in Canada, but I know hannants.co.uk in the UK and buyamodel.com in Germany. They ship worldwide.

Besides, are you looking for anything specific?
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:59 pm

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 20):
Enjoy, and please let me know what you think of my unique fleet of models!

Hey neighbor, nice pix. I like your taste in aircraft and colors.
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:59 am

SAA 747-244B, ZS-SAN, Lebombo. I built this one 15 years ago. I still have the HF antennas on the win tips. The Kit is a 1/144 scale 747, and Runway 3-0 decals. No longer in production. Used AHS detail sheet for 747, which includeds windows, door out lines and leading edge ribs



This is a Laker Airways Skytrain DC10, G-BELO, Southern Belle. The kit is 1/200 scale DC10, with Flight Path Laker Airways decals.



Afghan Ariana DC10-30, YA-LAS. Kit is Revell 1/144 scale DC10, anf the decals are Runway 3-0. This plane is about 12 years old. The glue has turned yellow over the years. Common with old decals
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:14 am

Nice models Jack!
I like them all 3!
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:47 am

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 43):
Nice models Jack!
I like them all 3!

I'll post more pics when i'm finished the current project.
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:49 pm

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 42):
The glue has turned yellow over the years. Common with old decals

Yep, it does happen. I heard that spraying the whole thing with clear paint when you're done helps, but I haven't tried that yet.
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:35 pm

Quoting Thorben (Reply 45):
Yep, it does happen. I heard that spraying the whole thing with clear paint when you're done helps, but I haven't tried that yet.

Or decalsetting solutions,
most clear varnishes can get yellow more rapidly then the decal itself...
The Revell varnish is very good, and most acrylic ones don't turn yellow either rapidly.

I currently use a varnish from Graupner, in fact to protect the paint of flying models from fire, gas and oil, and it does'nt react to any decal or paint!
Great product!
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:22 am

Here's a few pics during the progress of the C-5A I was building.
This was is a 1:144 scale Otaki Lockheed C-5A Galaxy.

The beginning stages.

The fuselage, wings assembled, ready to join them.
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Fuselage, wings engines, joined. Ready to fill in the cracks with putty

2nd view from the front RH side
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From the LH side
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I chose to colour it in the the 1980's, early 90's Military Airlift Command markings. After the first application of paint. I used Model Master spray paint by Testors for the drab green, and Tamiya Acryllic water pait for the gray. The grey was a little to light. I thought it would darken over the green.
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2nd view from the front

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After applying a primer of the lighter grey, I put on a coat of a darker drab grey. It may not be noticable in the picture, but the grey is more darker, and flat in finish. I also added a lighter colour green to complete the ensemble needed for a proper jungle scheme.
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Tail of the aircraft. I used to the decals to make it look more authentic. The decals were for the Vietnam era MAC decals. The decals from the kit were terrible, but I think this has more to do with the age than quality. Most of them just broke apart when I tried to apply them to the model.
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Nearing completion.
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Portside tail
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The completed product.
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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:30 pm

Hello,

Quoting DeltaMD11 (Reply 10):
My next project is the KMT 1/72 scale 727-200. Gonna use the set decals for American Airlines. Probably going to start in on it tonight actually.

I've done this kit, and I am sad to say I was rather disappointed with it. The plastic was thick and the parts were so large it was hard to get a good fit. A lot of resin parts too, if you are good with multi media, then you are in for a good challenge. The decals are trash too and dont comform well around the nose. my model has been done for about 4 years now and most of the decals from the nose have flaked off. I would have used a clear coat, but that would have killed my metalic finish. The accuracy of the mold is not that good either. If you look at the nose head on, it almost has a square cross section!

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 13):
I'm looking for a Revell 1/144 scale C-5A or C-5B kit. Very rare these days

Go on ebay and search for Otaki C-5A. Its the same mold.


I've been away form building for the past few years and am dying to get back into it. The last model i finished was the Monogram A/B-26 Invader, which came out really well. A pic is below. I just bought on ebay last week the Revell 767 in UA/AA scheme. I built it a long time ago and am looking forward to build it again. I need to get my skills back before i tackle my 1/32 Tamiya F-16!!!!!!

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RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:29 pm

Nice work guys!

that C5 looks like a very good kit!
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