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Turbofan last won the day on August 5 2017

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  1. Airfix B737-200

    Is there no end to your talents Chris!?
  2. Hi Dave, It was originally going to be Zoom but for some reason it got shelved then when LN decals brought out their Star Air decal I decided to dust it off and convert it to a -200. So it should look like this one https://www.flickr.com/photos/14564106@N05/3612420566 I often used to see them flying over my house in the way down from Edinburgh to East Midlands. Cheers, Ian
  3. Beautifully finished 76' Dave! Wow that's some razor sharp masking between the white and blue! Nice to see you've used AA landing lights too. I've got a Revell 767 on the bench which should be finished this year too. It was started years ago and never finished but I remember it's a good 'solid' kit with some nice crisp details. Nice one! Cheers, Ian
  4. 1/72 Airbus A400M (Revell)

    Wow, that's a beautiful A400M there TuanNA! I love the finish, so smooth and just the right sheen. Saw one of these flying low and fast through a Welsh valley last week whilst on our holiday. Cool! Cheers, Ian
  5. I just love this one Dave! That yellow looks spot on! I really like the NY taxi look to this livery and you've inspired me to do an -800 in the billboard version. For the icing on the cake could you run a soft pencil round the flaps to add just a little detail to the wings? In my experience wings are never clean! Cheers, Ian PS, I guess we'll have to wait even longer for your Park Inn A319 now!
  6. Hi Nick, Nice to see another Authentic Airliners 757 it's a beautiful kit of a beautiful plane and your model shows that off very well, I wouldn't have noticed the faux pas had you not mentioned it! Those leading edge decals are probably designed for the Minicraft kit that'll be why they're oversized. A tip for the future is to make a photocopy of any decals you're going to use and test fit them. I do this all the time now after being caught out with decals designed for a different kit. Don't blame you for using decals though, I've just masked and painted A300 corogard and that's a right PITA! Pity Ethiopian dropped the cheatline, I loved the older livery also worn by the 757. What's next Nick? Cheers, Ian
  7. Have you laid the fuselage halves down on a flat piece of sandpaper and sanded the edges where the fuselage was cut from the backing sheet? This video shows what I mean. Watch from about 1 minute in. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gH_wwfgQbxc Hope this helps. I see what you need to do regarding the undercarriage bays, it's a little difficult to explain it but I think the parts you are looking for are the circular parts just between the engine intakes and the left rudder in your first picture. You need to separate and clean these up then glue these to the inside of the fuselage halves where you have cut out round areas about half way along the fuselage bottom. These are not really accurate because the 737 main undercarriage when retracted is housed in a large open boxed area in the bottom of the fuselage and would be better represented by building a box like the one in reply #16 in this thread http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235033281-boeing-737-130-lufthansa-airfix-kit-modified/ Although John is building an Airfix kit he has scratch built the wheel bays and you might get a better idea of what to do with yours. The -100 John is building has basically the same wheel bay as your -400. Your kit has two nose gear bays for some reason. You only need one, it is one of the rectangular boxes either side of the main wheels in your first picture. Cheers, Ian
  8. Hi, I might be wrong but it looks to me that you still need to sand the edges of the fuselage halves before you worry about the undercarriage bays or the bulkheads you have already put in place. Building a vacform kit requires a slightly different approach to an injection moulded kit. There are videos on the internet about how to construct vacform kits which might be worth watching. Otherwise I'd recommend getting a Daco or Minicraft 737-400 and building that with the Welsh Models decals as you will find you'll have a much better model at the end of it. Cheers, Ian
  9. Rick, I've just used some Halfords Racking Grey for the first time and I am completely converted! Straight out of the can and it goes on nicely and dries quickly to a lovely smooth finish, wow! Why have I had it sitting there on the bench for so long before I used it!? Thanks for recommending it Dave! The 737 is looking good Rick close to my favourite bit, the decalling, when all that hard work pays off! Cheers, Ian
  10. That's gorgeous John! Not a fan of the A350 at all but your model has one of the best finishes I've seen in a long time. Beautiful livery choice too, a million times better than the prototype scheme. I didn't know it was so big, are you sure that Thai 747 isn't 1/200!? What livery are you finishing the 707 in? Cheers, Ian
  11. Just gorgeous Nick, I think the BCal livery is one of my favourites. I like your detailing of the engine intakes, this area often gets overlooked. Dave, you shouldn't have to wait long I'm ready to start painting, I've got a coat of grey primer on. Nearly put on a coat of white primer today but it started raining! Cheers, Ian
  12. Hi Nick, Well you certainly got there in the end, beautiful A300! I have an AZ A300 on my to do list too, it's a good looking livery. I'm currently working on an Iberia A300 but the airfix model with a Bra.Z nose and P&W engines, just waiting for paint and decals. Bad luck with losing all those bits and the decals breaking up, it's certainly not the norm with 26 decals. I'll have to compare my AA engines and undercarriage with the Airfix ones, I've never noticed there were any differences. Looking forward to more of your work! Cheers, Ian
  13. Hello from sunny Lancashire

    Hi Nick, Welcome to Britmodeller! Good to have another airline modeller on here and another from Lancashire too. Where about in Lancashire are you? I'm just off the East Lands Road, Salford end. Looking forward to seeing some of your models soon! Cheers, Ian
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    1/5,000,000 scale?
  15. Looking good Dave. This is my favourite so far, pity you're not doing the billboard scheme though. With all those squares are you going to be inspired to finish your 'Park Inn' logojet? Cheers, Ian