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  1. Airfix 737-200, Cruzeiro decals

    Cheers Ray I will add the Minicraft 737-300 in the defunct but cool KD Avia scheme. New topic I presume? Better get on with the Airfix one first though as some of you will surely be finishing soon!!
  2. Airfix 737-200, Cruzeiro decals

    Sorry for lack of progress, but at least I have managed at least to locate my decals And part built kits........ I have a production line of 73's most probably not allowed to enter this GB - fuselage glued, wings on buy no engines, The Minicraft 737-300 would probably qualify? as the wings have not been fitted. The current GB Aifix 737 is closest and is ready for primer. I am using the GB as incentive to get all of them finished. Next set of decals: Minicraft will be KD Avia - PAS decals! 'Proper' progress will follow!
  3. Airfix 737-200, Cruzeiro decals

    Dave Thanks - model room is taking shape, less space than there was tho! I'm hot and cold with the Airfix 737 - it is an old kit with raised panel lines etc but shape is OK and it will build into a decent model I think. Have a F-RSIN F28 on the go too, while waiting for things to dry etc!! I may have mislead you on Aves Apoxie Sculpt (correct spelling)- it hardens pretty quickly - but I placed it at night and trimmed it after pushing through the windows - but sanded the next morning when cured - so i guess its still 8 hours+ - thats why you need a few on the bench at once! Bought online 2/3 years ago but cant remember where from - no odour really, so it is 'wife friendly'! A quick check online and JHT supplies seem to supply 1lb (a lot!) for £17 - which i think is reasonable - the blub says 24 hours to fully cure. I see you are doing the HLX 737 for this GB - always wanted to make one of those since a visit to Koln when they just started up - so interested to see the finished machine. Cheers John
  4. Airfix 737-200, Cruzeiro decals

    Jeff - only joking, happy sharing the room with my wife - and I know how lucky we are with that space - compared to a kitchen table or a cold shed!! I only catalogued the kits so i could find them more easily in the boxes - which worked out well for this build as most of the kits are still in storage boxes. Now to locate the said decals! John
  5. Airfix 737-200, Cruzeiro decals

    Wee update Window openings need to be filled, so its Apoxie Sculpt - a two part mix that hardens in a couple of hours Just in case you are not familiar with the routine.. Add some nose weight too Filler scraped and sanded back Fuselage glued together and the 6 access/baggage doors fitted - when i say fitted.... Cockpit glazing is now in and removal of seam lines begins - the secret to building airliners! Cheers John
  6. Airfix 737-200, Cruzeiro decals

    Dave cheers - we are spoiled with such a great room - I only get 50% as my wife gets the other half for her crafts! Yeah classic scheme. Thanks Ray. Box 8 from a total of 29.......... Feofee - hope I dont dissapoint! Zebra thanks. Showed the modelling room in its empty state - may be a bit different when its crammed full of kits and model making clutter! Cheers Chris. Wasnt intentionally going for the sauna look, but couldn't face painting them all........
  7. Well 2018 is well underway and I can re-start my kit building after a year re-building a 1:1 house! All my kits and model making stuff were packed away in a storage unit and yesterday, having just about finished our dedicated model/craft room, I used the 737 GB as an excuse to go and get some of my kits! Its the attic of our cottage fully insulated and re-lined with a fine bench space at the dormer window for natural light. just the floor to finish painting. Checked my list and Box 8 contained the selected Airfix 737 ..... I see a few others have picked this old faithfull but not many options for a 737-200. Handy label printed from my kit list on side of the box! The boxing is marked Special Edition - really?? Lets get that box open!! It seems to be a popular kit for the GB so I wont bother with more that the obligatory sprue/box shot I have quite a few decals for the first generation 737 but have selected what I think is a really cool and colourful scheme from the 70's/80's - Cruzeiro with decals courtesy of FCM. Decals not quite so handily located in the storage unit but this is what they look like........ image linked from Scalemates which I hope is OK The Airfix kit is OK and I will build it pretty much OOB , maybe rescribe the fuselage and few little tweaks as it looks much like it should, apart from the slightly off nose. I have 2 other Airfix 737's in long-time production but like all of us thes have stalled and I want to use this GB as the inspiration to get them finished - both probably more that 25% completed. The only Airfix 737 I did finish is shown below - from 20 years ago when I had few modelling tools and used a brush freehand for most of the painting! Looking forward to taking part! John
  8. Boeing 737 STGB chat

    Count me in too please - airliners were my modelling interest to start with though i have branched out massively since then, but have plenty of unbuilt (and part built!) 737s to choose from. Will be 144 scale - now to choose a scheme from all the decals i have.....
  9. Hawker (Siddeley) GB Chat

    Col I have now completed my house build so can resume modelling - the Hawker GB gives me a lot of options from the stash- from a SCW Fury to HS748, but maybe thinking of the Classic Airframes Seahawk right now so please add me to the list on this build - oh yes I need to locate said item now!
  10. Spanish Civil War GB II 33 and STILL growing!

    Been away from the modelling table for a year but am back and have a lot of SCW in the stash so count me in for any GB with this theme!
  11. Very nice finished model -subtle weathering. My VC10 build has stalled due to the mediocre decals - decision made, Classic Airliners EAA decals to be purchased, thanks
  12. TAP Super Connie

    Classy model to match the classy aircraft! Excellent finish and weathering too.
  13. Tu-154M 1/144 by Zvezda

    Very nice 154 in the current? Poccra scheme.
  14. Very tidy finish on this Tupe!
  15. Roden Super VC10 - East African

    Will be back to the VC10 but its packed away in the meantime whilst I build my 1:1 scale house!