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Then maybe build 737s for the proposed Boeing GB?

(Shameless self-plug)

Edited by POTKC

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I've decided that, due to my currently ongoing battle with an Eastern Express 737, I will place my second not-yet-started EE 737 at the back of the stash, perhaps to be discovered by the 23rd century version of Indiana Jones long after my death. Seriously, that thing...is so terrible it could actually be weaponized. Instead I will probably be building a Revell 737-800 in NordStar colors. What variants/airlines are other planning?

 

(Also a thread bump)

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I will jump in some from the stash Probably Airfix 200s If thats OK 

Martin H

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This STGB is now confirmed for 2018.  Dates are 3 February to 6 May 2018.

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This could be interesting and leads nicely into a question I've wanted answers to for a while:  How many kit producers and variants of the B737 are there, especially those still available, if one wants to get one for this GB?

 

Mike

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Well off the top of my head...

 

Hasegawa 1/200

B737-200/-300/-400/-800 (including P-8A)

Revell 1/200

B737-200

Contrails Models (USA)

P-8A(B737-800)

Airfix 1/144

B737-200

Minicraft 1/144

B737-300/-400

Eastern Express 1/144

B737-300

Revell 1/144

B737-800

Zvezda 1/144 (coming 2017)

B737-800

Contrails Models (USA)  1/144

P-8A(B737-800)

ScratchAeronautics 1/144

Wedgetail/Peace Eagle (B737-700)/P-8A (B737-800)

Welsh 1/144

B737-100

Nitto 1/100

B737-200

Aurora 1/72 - OOP

B737-100

BPK 1/72

B737-200

B737-800 (coming 2017?)

AIM 1/72 - OOP

B737-300

Welsh 1/72

B737-600/-700/-800 (Including BBJ , E-7A Wedgetail and P-8A)

 

There was also someone who did a 1/144 -700 fuselage conversion but can't recall who at the moment.

 

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Hi Ray,

 

thanks for this listing.  A B737-800 is my choice of build for this.

 

How is it that this gb is so far away, in 2018 in fact, and yet my next post will probably be:  "How is it that this is upon us so soon?  I'm not ready yet!" :frantic:

 

Mike

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Same thing happened with the Airliner III GB!  Doing a stock take of B737 kits in the stash at the moment. I have found 7 so far! :D

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So does anyone else have any additions to the B737 list of kits that I may have missed in the list above?

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On 29/11/2016 at 8:40 PM, TrojanThunder said:

So does anyone else have any additions to the B737 list of kits that I may have missed in the list above?

 

Hi Ray

 

I'm a bit behind the game here but you don't seem to have included:

 

Authentic Airliners 1/144

B737-100/-200/-600/-700/-800/-900

 

I'm already planning for this (yes, I know it's in 2018) and at the moment the most likely candidate is a Condor 737-230/Adv in the natural metal/yellow tail scheme. Whether I'll use the AA kit or modify an Airfix one will be decided in due course.

 

Cheers

 

Dave G

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Seems Zvezda will be releasing a 737 late (?) this year, just in time for the STGB next year! If it's an -800, that's what I'll use instead of a Revell one of course! Much prefer Zvezda's quality and details.

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If it is a 737-800 then that will be good news, I've been looking for one for a while.  Any links on that release?

 

Mike

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5 hours ago, bootneck said:

If it is a 737-800 then that will be good news, I've been looking for one for a while.  Any links on that release?

 

Mike

Other than this and this not a lot so far.  The Airliner Cafe thread rambles off at various tangents and there doesn't seem to be much hard information.

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Thanks Dave,

 

I was not aware of the Authentic Airliners kits, thanks for the update.

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On 11/28/2016 at 9:58 AM, TrojanThunder said:

Hasegawa 1/200

B737-200/-300/-400/-800 (including P-8A)

 

Hasegawa never did a -300. They did a -500. You will have to chop a -400 to get a -300!

 

Hasegawa%20B733%20conversion.jpg

 

Plus I will throw my hat in the ring with this: Magnicharters 737-300 (1/144 Minicraft) I haven't built anything in years, so I chose something simple. ^_^

 

 

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On 11/28/2016 at 6:58 AM, TrojanThunder said:

Well off the top of my head...

 

Hasegawa 1/200

B737-200/-300/-400/-800 (including P-8A)

 

 

Hasegawa also did a -500 as just noted, but there's also a -700 (which you can use to make a Wedgetail, along with Draw Decals in 1/200). 

 

Having just seen this group, I think I will join with that! Love the 737 though as a fairly frequent flyer I am kind of getting sick of being in them!

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Wow! What seemed ages away is now just around the Christmas/New Year corner. 

I'd love to join in as well, especially as I've got plenty of 737's of different versions and scales in the stash. A quick check of my decal list reveals 80+ still waiting to be used, so it might take me a while to settle on which to pick. Maybe do one I've flown on...

 

Dave

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Nice you could join us, Dave!

 

My B737 decal stash has increased by 2 and kit stash by another 2. Plenty to build

 

I also here that Zvezda is now doing a -700, more for the stash

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19 hours ago, Romeo Alpha Yankee said:

I also here that Zvezda is now doing a -700, more for the stash

Hi Ray,

Yes, the word is that they are going to do a -700. I heard about it the day after I'd taped up a Zvezda -800 in preparation for shortening the fuselage. I'm waiting just in case, so I'm on hold for my Cimber Sterling -700.

It's not the first time I've started a conversion, only to have a new kit come out. I chopped down a Revell A320 to an A319 when, you guessed it! Likewise chopping an MD-80 to make a MD-87, and now I've got the EE kit.

 

Dave

 

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