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A fascinating project, but would converting the AIM kit be easier?!

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I love these scratch built projects. :popcorn:

 

Are you also using some plans as well as upscaling the Revell kit? The Revell B747-400 is a bit thin in the tail around the APU and nose cone.

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I'm working with a Revell kit with additional Heller 1/125. I fixed nose based on the photos, but I need to check one more time the tail around the APU - it seems to be okay, but I prefer to make sure.
The conversion of AIM kit would be simpler, but I like to build from scratch.

 

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Wow, this will be fun to watch. Those little Lego guys look like useful assistants!

 

Cheers

 

John

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Using a smaller model to up-scale to 1/72nd - Wow! I'd never have thought of doing that!

Will be watching this with great interest. :popcorn:

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This is going to be a "huge" project...in every sense of the word ;)

 

I stay tuned :popcorn:

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Revell's 747-400 is known for completely wrong wing roots

 

 

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Like every one else has said, this going to be good 

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The internal structure work is impressive, now an obvious questions ( I think?). How are you going to skin it?

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I'm glad you like it. The work is slowly going forward. As the skin I'm going to use HIPS 0.5mm. This is a very soft material, so I do a lot of the frames with additional stiffeners. Otherwise, the body would be too limp and could easily be damaged during further work.

 

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Very impressive stuff, are you going to have the windows cut out

 

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Thats a good idea, saves all those hundreds of windows being cut out

 

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2 hours ago, dadofthree said:

:wow:looks like you're planning some open cargo doors!. I am truly impressed!

puts my own project http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=80&t=35235 to shame. :worthy: :goodjob:

 

I am watching your build as well :D

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