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  1. Boeing 747-200, pics thanks to Graeme H, taken at the Qantas Founders Museum.
  2. I've got hold of an old Revell Super Guppy kit, and accidentally started it. You know how it goes. I'm sanding all the seams down in advance of assembly of the main areas, and have come across the blobs of styrene that are the exhausts. I've managed to find a slightly hazy pic of them online, which shows that they're basically cylindrical, with a small fairing under the lower edge, and a separate "nib" under the wing. I've also noticed that on the example I was looking at, there were also some additional "streamlining" fairings either side of the nacelles, closely fitting to the wing surface, as shown in the pic below: This photo of Aeroscopia is courtesy of TripAdvisor I've got got plenty of tube around for the exhausts, but could do with some larger pics of the areas, and confirmation whether those side fairings were a standard fitting across the range. I'm looking at modelling the last flying Guppy in NASA service, after watching a documentary about it the other day on t'telly. Any additional detail pics would also be welcome, as I don't have much in the way of info, other than a few pics that I took years ago of a rather delopilated one at Brunty.
  3. LiftHere! is to release a 1/72nd Boeing Skyfox resin kit - ref. LHM042 Source: https://lifthereserbia.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/near-future-kits/ V.P.
  4. New from Red Roo Models in conjunction with Hawkeye Models Australia - 1/144th - Boeing B717 "The Tassie Devil" - ref. RRK14403 Plastic base is Fly DC-9 kit (link). Source: https://www.redroomodels.com/red-roo-kits/b717-tassie-devil-kit/ V.P.
  5. I had this one bought for me from SMW16 as a Christmas present from my Daughter. After a long think and a lot of planning I decided to build her as part of a comparison display between the TU-16, B-47 and Valiant. Ok so after a mornings work on her the B-47E fuselage has been closed up and the gear bays have been glued in. I'll update with photos in due course.
  6. Boeing Gulf Air 747-600

    A long time ago on a modelling forum far, far away I started a project I am determined to finish and due to me having trouble posting pictures on said forum I decided to bring this project across to where all my other crazy ideas (they just might work!) are. so to begin the 747-600 if built would have been the longest 747 ever at 279 feet long with a wingspan of 250 feet. This means stretching the fuselage by 100mm with a 40/22/38mm split and the wings by 48mm each. As you can see I have elected to keep the stretch to a minimum by removing as little as possible from the SUD and upper section while still achieving the same stretch as the first time below hopefully I will start assembling the two sides of the fuselage and get some pics with my standard 747-400 for reference. A long time ago I decided to build a 747-700 as well but I must admit (defeat) that I have come to my senses as that is not going to happen (unfortunately). But i am now building a (poss. Thai Air) 747-8i and a Cargolux 747-8F to go with my old school Thai Air 747-400 and Gulf Air 747-600.
  7. B-17 model kits 1/48

    Hi i am looking for a B-17 model kit in 1/48 scale i have seen this one Revell memphis belle at wonderland models is this a good kit are there any other Boeing B-17 kits in 1/48 ???
  8. Evening All My first entry will be this Boeing Stratocruiser Cliff I will try and get the other two multis done as well [Cargomaster and Carvair] Hope to start this one soon Thanks for allowing me to join Martin H
  9. Good afternoon everybody, I would like to paint an A380 and a Boeing 737 with their respective manufacturer's primer paint. I tried to find tips or clues on the forum but I didn't find a proper answer to my question. Can someone know the equivalent with Tamiya for theses primers ? I suppose that for Airbus I can use a set of greens like XF-51, XF-76 and XF-62 but for Boeing I don't know. Thank you for your help. If you spot mistakes in my text, please advise me, english is not my mother tongue. Julien
  10. Good evening everyone please find below, after a 40 year build ! Berwick Winston Churchill's Boeing 314 Clipper. Here is a photo of the man himself at the controls, with the signature cigar: Below are the pictures of the completed build. The kit was lost in my parents loft until being recovered when we sold the house after I lost my father. I failed to finish in the KUTA IX Group Build so here it is. All comments greatly received and many thanks to all the BM members for the continuing encouragement, it would never have been finished without you Cheers Pat
  11. Hi all, This is my latest finish, Italeri's issue of the Boeing X-32A Demonstrator which was their entry in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) competition and my entry in the Experimentals/Prototypes/Record Breakers GB here. While certainly a distinctive design, the Boeing entry would have looked substantially different in production, with a non-delta wing and four post tail. In the end, it lost out to Lockheed Martin's X-35 which is now entering service as the F-35. You can read more about the Boeing design here. If you want to watch a documentary about this competition, i'd highly recommend Battle of the X-Planes which you'll also sometimes catch on repeat on Discovery or PBS America if you live in the UK. Just to recap on the build.. Kit: Italeri 1208 Boeing X-32A Scale: 1/72 Build: Out of Box with Tamiya Tape for cockpit belts. Paints: Halfords Plastic primer (can); Revell Acrylics (brush); Klear; Flory Models Wash; HB Pencil; W&N Matt Coat (also brush) Decals: Kit with some extra spare stencils Italeri_1_72_Boeing_X-32_A_Done_ (1)_s by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Italeri_1_72_Boeing_X-32_A_Done_ (3)_s by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Italeri_1_72_Boeing_X-32_A_Done_ (2)_s by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Italeri_1_72_Boeing_X-32_A_Done_ (9)_s by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Italeri_1_72_Boeing_X-32_A_Done_s by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr And posed with an Italeri Sea Harrier for comparison... Italero_Boeing_X32A_Sea_Harrier_FRS1_1_s by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr And that's it! I have the Italeri X-35 in the stash too so might built that to display alongside it. Thanks for looking and enjoy your modelling. Dermot.
  12. They say that the best way to make sure you will do something is to tell people you are going to do it and then you feel obligated to get it done. In that spirit I am announcing that I will be building the Unicraft 1/72 Boeing Bird of Prey. The Bird of Prey, (named that because someone thought it resemble the Star Trek Klingon Bird of Prey, there is some documentation that it was designated YF-118G)was a late '90 secret stealth technology demonstrator which first flew in 1996 and after 40 flights was retired in 1999. Due to its secret nature it was not publicly revealed until October 2002. For more details see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Bird_of_Prey. I like building weird or strange looking aircraft and the first time I saw a picture of it I knew I had to building it, so I did a web search and found that there actually was a kit of it in 1/72 buy Unicraft. I had never built a kit by Unicraft before so I bought it. It consists of 9 resin parts for the fuselage and wings and a resin slab for the landing gear. plus a clear canopy and decals. There is no interior, none, nothing. Note I got this picture off of their web sight since I forgot to get one before I started construction. If only may parts looked this good. What I got was warped and with huge amounts of flash and pin holes that made it look like Swiss cheaase, except I have never seen Swiss cheese with so many holes. Also the rear fuselage, (upper right) is shown here as a monolithic block. What I got was 2 pieces which looked like there hollowed out the block and then literally broke the top and bottom halves apart. I am not saying that this is the worst kit I have ever worked on, but I will take Mach 2 and Anigrand any day. Despite all that I should also say that I am grateful to have even that and will do my best to do it justice. So after much sanding and filling I have the fuselage assembled and the wings attached. Note that the front of the front landing gear opening has broken off and will need repair, both wings have broken in half and been reglued, the rear tip of the left wing is broken off and will need to be fixed, and the pi holes in both wing trailing edges. The wings still need to be blended in, but They will need to be straightened first. So after many dips in hot water I have gotten them this far; Which is a bit better. More to come, if it doesn't end up in the garbage, but I have suffered enough for now
  13. Hi everyone and looking forward to this GB! Such a great idea to celebrate the winners, record-setters, weird and wonderful. I was going to try the forward swept-wing Grumman X-29 but in the end settled for this one, Boeing's losing entry in the Joint Strike Fighter competition, the X-32. (Or Jetty Mac JetFace as I might call her ) Will be built OOB. Good luck with your builds! Dermot
  14. Revell 747 questions

    I am currently planning/collecting models/parts for building 3 Revell 747s. The first is a 747-400 in Thai Air livery, second a 747-600 conversion in Gulf Air Livery and thirdly a 747-8i in an as yet undecided scheme. Here's my first question, should I fill the panel lines as they are quite obviously too deep?
  15. After seeing this aircraft fly low overhead while out with the family and then again give a great display at Farnborough last year i really wanted to try and build her in plastic! Never done anything other than an OOB build before so its also a good chance to learn some new skills and most likely give myself some headaches! The Aircraft in question is the Oil Spill Response Boeing 727-2S2F G-OSRA Untitled by andrewbudd2, on Flickr Photo not taken by me but sourced online She has a couple of interesting features that i will try to capture including a spraying boom mounted beneath the engines and tanks mounted inboard which hold the oil dispersant. Untitled by andrewbudd2, on Flickr Photo not taken by me but sourced online I am using the Minicraft 727-200 F kit as the base and have also got some aftermarket Resin Wheels and Aerials (Which are not moulded into the kit) Untitled by andrewbudd2, on Flickr Untitled by andrewbudd2, on Flickr I know this kit has plenty of issues but im just going to live with them for this one and not run before i can walk!Thanks to Skodadriver for some initial advice on kits!! So my first job was to mark out the location of the cargo door (which i am going to try and display open to see the tanks inside). I scaled up some photos of other 727-2S2F's and had a look at what ive got! Untitled by andrewbudd2, on Flickr I roughly marked out the paint stipes with some masking tape just to check the rough positioning. Untitled by andrewbudd2, on Flickr The first issue i have found with the kit as that the wings appear to be mounted about 5mm to far forward! Untitled by andrewbudd2, on Flickr Everything forward of this seems to measure up fine and also the measurements to the centre engine tally up so bit of a strange one for minicraft to get wrong! Anyway small steps for a first hour or so of the build but looking forward to it! BTW dont expect a quick build i make a snail look quick Cheers Andy
  16. Good evening, After around 70 odd hours of work, I've finally completed my first built in over a decade. It was certainly a testing model kit, and despite some gross errors, this built has taught me so much about patience, taking time to ensure the intricacies and details are done as best as possible. I hope you enjoy the photos. I would sincerely like to thank TrojanThunder for the overwing decals. The default Revell ones were flimsy to say the least for this rookie. The Qantas 90's Livery was by DrawDecals and the details were off the default Revell decal sheet. Feel free to let me know what you guys think and I look forward to my next built. Yup, it does resemble and Boeing 737! Whew! I went with the default winglets and engines. One of the more testing parts was reprofiling the winglets to reflect the correct chord and height, followed by assembly, and hand painting the winglet, gold stripe and leading edge. TrojanThunder, the decals arrived in time! Thank you so very much! Another challenging part, getting these individual decals in the tailplane. Thank you and kind regards, Charlie
  17. After the P-8 Poseidon (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235007156-1144-boeing-p-8-poseidon-resin-kit-by-scratchaeronautics-released-new-boxing/) and B-737 AEW&C "Peace Eye" (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235008905-1144-boeing-b-737-aewc-peace-eye-resin-kit-by-scratcharonautics-released/), Scratcharonautics (https://www.facebook.com/Scratchaeronautics/?fref=nf) has just released a two 1/144th Boeing T-43A (B-737) Bobcat resin kit. NEW MODEL KIT. BOEING T-43A, USAF VERSION. 1/144 POLYURETHANE RESIN KIT. SALES ON EBAY FOLLOWING NEXT LINK. LIMITED EDITION 50 UNITS Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154491468421382&set=a.10150364558011382.372695.819351381&type=3&theater Available here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252540875867?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 V.P. × You have pasted content with formatting. Remove formatting × Your link has been automatically embedded. Display as a link instead
  18. After the P-8 Poseidon (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235007156-1144-boeing-p-8-poseidon-resin-kit-by-scratchaeronautics-released-new-boxing/), Scratcharonautics (https://www.facebook.com/Scratchaeronautics/?fref=nf) has just released a two 1/144th Boeing B-737 AEW&C (PEACE EYE) resin kits NEW MODEL KIT. BOEING 737 AEW&C (PEACE EYE) ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE VERSION. 1/144 SCALE POLYURETHANE RESIN MODEL KIT. SALES ON EBAY FOLLOWING NEXT LINK. LIITED EDITION 50 UNITS Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154491476241382&set=a.10150364558011382.372695.819351381&type=3&theater Available here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252540879197?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 NEW MODEL KIT. BOEING 737 AEW&C (PEACE EYE) ROKAF VERSION. 1/144 SCALE POLYURETHANE RESIN MODEL KIT. SALES ON EBAY FOLLOWING NEXT LINK Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154491472061382&set=a.10150364558011382.372695.819351381&type=3&theater Available here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252540878191?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 V.P.
  19. Hi all. My most recent project has come to an end. Minicrafts little 737 kit is rather simple, but also a joy to build. Added antennas, and beacon lights. Decals are from Max decals. Paint from Xtracolor (Maersk blue) Humbrol ("Boeing grey", corroguard, nose) and Alclad for leading edges of wings and vertical/horizontonal stabilisors. Here goes: Cheers Robin
  20. Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 59-1471, pics mine taken at the 351st Air Refueling Squadron, 100th Air Refueling Wing RAF Mildenhall.
  21. Scratcharonautics (https://www.facebook.com/Scratchaeronautics/?fref=nf) has just released a 1/144th Boeing P-8 Poseidon resin kit Available here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOEING-P-8-POSEIDON-1-144-SCALE-POLYURETHANE-RESIN-KIT-/252498106728?#ht_566wt_1271 V.P.
  22. Revell 1:144 Boeing 737-800 Helios Airways This one fits into my collection of aircraft 'seen at Manchester', mainly because I love the colour scheme. Decals are from BOA, and it features the 737-800 of the ill fated Helios airline. They suffered a dreadful accident with one of their 737-300 series machines, and unfortunately they are no more. The kit was an early edition of Revells 737 in the Hapag Lloyd boxing without the winglets, which was just as well because this aircraft didn't have them. I hope you like, it is a belter of a livery! 'With something else' another 737-800 this one with the winglets, in another of my favourite schemes. For anyone who has this decals sheet, there is something to beware of, the tail decal was slightly undersized. Ok, there is a silver leading edge to go on the fin, but it was still a little small and I had to touch in with paint on the trailing edge. Great to see so many nice 737 posted on RFI recently, keep them coming! Cheers John
  23. The Premise: So here's the idea. Boeing turns 100 this year, and is, depending on who you ask (silly Airbus fans) one of the best aircraft manufacturers in the world. Over the last 100 years, they have built thousands of planes, and designed countless different military and civilian models. So why not take the Boeing Centennial as an opportunity to celebrate the beauty and power of their aeronautical creations? The Rules: All GB entries must be aircraft, and must have been designed by Boeing. Aircraft may be airliners, fighters, bombers, anything you wish. Even spaceships, such as the CST-100, are allowed. Collaborations, such as the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey, are also allowed. Larger projects which somehow included Boeing are also allowed. Designs Boeing inherited from other manufacturers, such as the Boeing 717, are allowed. This does not work backwards - eg. a DC-8 will not be allowed, as it was built long before Douglas became part of the Boeing Company. If unsure about something, consult GB hosts for guidance. Aircraft made under license by other manufacturers, as well as stolen/reverse-engineered designs are allowed. Spacecraft, such as the CST-100 Starliner, are allowed. Designs which where never built are allowed (mostly because I really want to build a B2707) Aircraft which have not yet been built/flown, such as the 777X or the 787-10, are allowed. All GB members must have tons of fun while building their models! Supporters: POTKC tomprobert theplasticsurgeon Jabba Paul J TonyTiger66 SleeperService TrojanThunder snapper_city CliffB S48 helios16v Caerbannog Dazzio Pin PhantomBigStu Jessica Addendum: Post your thoughts on this below - there should be some interest in a Boeing GB, right? Right? Right? Disclaimer: This is my first time ever (yay!) suggesting a GB, so if I'm doing something wrong (boo!) feel free to shout at me. Constructively.
  24. One awesome 747-400

    Just found this... http://www.authentic-airliners.de/epages/64205758.sf/de_DE/?ViewObjectPath=%2FShops%2F64205758%2FProducts%2FK144-46A Looks like another masterpiece model from AA. Must get me one after saving up a few Euros...
  25. I built this on and off for about a year, with extensive pauses because of unforeseen circumstances and health issues. Eventually got it done though, and then found out about a local modeling exhibition and entered it. You can see the build thread here, although most of the decaling process is not very well covered. I managed to put the left side windows onto the right and vice versa, which led to some pretty extreme moving around and cutting out of windows to save the build. A few of decals, especially parts of the thin red cheatline, refused to stay put, which warranted the use of diluted PVA glue to keep them in place. Metallic leading edge decals on the tail and horizontal stabilizers went on fine, but the first one I tried to apply to the wing (there are two massive one and two small ones per wing, I tried one of the big ones) crumpled up and partially disintegrated almost immediately. I ended up masking off and drybrushing all of the leading edges on the wings and winglets. The winglets, by the way, were left uncorrected, as I didn't want to overcomplicate my first (proper) build. Here are the photos: The modeling exhibition I mentioned earlier - Mini MAKS 2016 (MAKS being the bi-annual airshow which happens just outside Moscow) - ended two days ago, and it turns out that my 737 got 3rd place in the under-18s category. I was quite happy about that, especially considering that the prize was two new airliner models. Having never applied so many decals on such a large plane (my actual first model was a Zvezda 1:200 Ju-52 with, like, five decals), I had no idea how to make them set properly. This led to quite a lot of decal silvering. I have no idea how to prevent this in the future, so...any advice?