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1/144 TAAG Boeing 777-300er

Announcing the arrival of Linhas Aereas de Angola (TAAG) Boeing 777-300er from Luanda :

 

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Zvezda's Boeing 777-300er finished off in one of my favourite colour schemes with the help of 26decals.

 

The model was an absolute delight to build in spite of its size - so much so that I've bought another to cut down into a 777-200 at some stage. Engine detail was excellent as can be seen from the head-on and close-up :

 

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26decals lived up to expectations - simple to use, even with what must be one of the longest cheat-lines I've ever assembled.

 

Portuguese titles on the port side :

 

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with the English version on starboard :

 

TAAGe.jpg

 

 

Standard 4 x 4 walk-around :

 

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and the obligatory "with something else" shot - Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 720 :

 

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Time to head off to the hangar in the loft :

 

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Obrigado por olhar (Thanks for looking)

 

mike

 

 

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Mike, you've excelled yourself, that is just stunningly gorgeous....!!

 

Simply superb stuff!! 

 

Look forward to seeing her for real before she goes loftbound! :thumbsup:

 

Keith

 

 

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That's a wonderful job Mike, really inspirational.  Seeing it with the 720 shows just what a huge beast it is. 

 

Well done and thanks for sharing.:clap2:

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That really is a beauty Mike, like you say, it builds very nicely. Not a scheme I am familiar with but you can't go wrong with a cheatline!

 

Cheers

 

John

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Beautiful!! One of my favourite wide bodied twins (actually, it's my favourite). I love the kit from Zvezda but have hesitated buying the TAAG decals from 26decals, but seeing your trip 7 has made my mind up.

 

Thanks for sharing your build.

 

Jeff 

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Its a real beauty!, fantastic work.

 

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Cracking build, what a real beaut!

 

Eng

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Now that's impressive Mike.

It certainly is a huge machine when compared to the 720.

 

Chris.

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Congrats Mike, that's lovely!

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Absolutely sensational build, Mike. I seem to spend a lot of my working life on 777-300ERs of various airlines, and must say that you have captured it perfectly.

 

Note to self: get on and build the two Revell versions of this kit that are presently residing in the pile....

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What a stunner, I was also not aware of this scheme but I am loving the cheatline! You've done a fantastic job on it Mike

 

:thumbsup:

 

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Well my gob is well and truly smacked, fantastic job, great scheme,

not much else to say really

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I can see why you chose this scheme, it certainly looks very attractive on the 777.

Great comparison shot with the 720, which itself is no small aeroplane.

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Superb job and flawless finish Mike!

How did you paint the leading edge of the fan blades?

Cheers,

Ian

 

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Hi Mike

Fantastic job all round - paintwork, decals and details are all superb.

An exceptionally well done 77W

Cheers

Tim

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:gobsmacked: Just thought it was the real thing for a moment.

Stunning build all around.

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Da iwan Mike,da iwan.(Very good Mike,very good.):sheep:

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Many thanks for your kind comments - very generous and much appreciated.

 

I've also got the decals for TAAG's 707 and 737 but they'll have to wait as other stuff has now jumped the production line queue.

 

10 hours ago, Turbofan said:

Superb job and flawless finish Mike!

How did you paint the leading edge of the fan blades?

Cheers,

Ian

 

 

Thanks Ian. After painting the blades black and allowing the paint to dry, I ran a silver sharpie marker pen down the length of each blade at an angle. Pretty pleased with the way they turned out - not often that I try something new and it works !

 

mike

 

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:o

Stunning build there mike. i just can't take my eyes off

 

cheers 

bhagya

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Smashing build, and so nice to see a cheat line! Thank you for the inspiration. 

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