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Viking

Correcting the Revell 737-800

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Crikey John ! The 737-200 is looking brilliant (even though the apparent skills have crushed my spirits ! :winkgrin: )

Can I ask where the crew members came from ?

(and if you say you sculpted them from scrap resin, I'll be off to the apple tree...... :hanging: )

mike

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On 6/13/2015 at 3:41 PM, mitchem said:

Can I ask where the crew members came from ?

I sculpted them from scrap res........

No not really :clown:

They are N Gauge figures from my local model shops' railway section.

Engine14.jpg

I primed the lower ones, and put them back in the pack after painting and taking the ones I wanted. They don't come like that!

2 of the sitting passengers have become airline pilots, and a 'lady with suitcase' had it surgically removed and became cabin crew.

If you recognise she is painted in a 1980's Air Europe uniform, you may need to remove your tinfoil hat but you'll know what livery I am planning on.

The thing about these figures is that they are very easy to modify. Some of those platform staff will become baggage handlers soon.

Cheers

John

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Thanks John. May have to look into getting one of those for a project in mind.

and a 'lady with suitcase' had it surgically removed and became cabin crew.

...and seeing you're now a qualified plastic surgeon, any possibility you can surgically remove my wife's credit card from her hand ? :pilot:

mike

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Great post (and model), Viking! I wonder if the moderators can set up a pinned post like this 737-800 one, but for the 737-200, so the info will be easier to find?

Cheers!

Ben

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^ good idea but then that could ope nn the door for a pinned thread about every airliner....Roden 720 anyone??

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^ good idea but then that could ope nn the door for a pinned thread about every airliner....Roden 720 anyone??

Yes please!!!

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^ good idea but then that could ope nn the door for a pinned thread about every airliner....Roden 720 anyone??

True. One could end up with an entire forum of nothing but threads for tweaking specific model kits!

Ben

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Amazing and impressive work! A friend of mine got an old Airfix 737-200 and this is good advise concerning building that kit.

 

Cheers / André

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On 1/9/2018 at 3:46 AM, Artmaul said:

Did anyone saved those missing pictures that might want to share with me?

I wish I had, sorry. I'm getting the Zvezda kits. Might try a Revell one eventually.

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On 1/9/2018 at 9:46 AM, Artmaul said:

Did anyone saved those missing pictures that might want to share with me?

 

10 hours ago, busnproplinerfan said:

I wish I had, sorry. I'm getting the Zvezda kits. Might try a Revell one eventually.

 

I do!  ;)

I have restored all the original photos now.

 

Cheers

 

John

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Thanks John. :clap2:

 

Now, if I only had a B737-800.  :undecided:  :happy:

 

Mike  :giggle:

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1 hour ago, Viking said:

 

 

I do!  ;)

I have restored all the original photos now.

 

Cheers

 

John

 

John, I hesitate to ask but is there any chance you could also restore the photos on your Air Europe 737 masterpiece?  It's the best tutorial I've seen on how to get the most out of the old Airfix model.  I can't remember if they're in that thread but I'd very much like to see your photos of converting the Airfix engines to Adv standard again.

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54 minutes ago, Skodadriver said:

 

John, I hesitate to ask but is there any chance you could also restore the photos on your Air Europe 737 masterpiece?  It's the best tutorial I've seen on how to get the most out of the old Airfix model.  I can't remember if they're in that thread but I'd very much like to see your photos of converting the Airfix engines to Adv standard again.

Thanks Dave, the engine bit is on the previous page of this thread near the bottom

I have just restored the original RFI thread for you here.

 

Thought I may as well do the Busy Bee one as well!

 

Cheers

 

John

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1 hour ago, bootneck said:

Thanks John. :clap2:

 

Now, if I only had a B737-800.  :undecided:  :happy:

 

Mike  :giggle:

Sarky Sod. :tease:

I'll post it in the morning.

 

Chris.

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On ‎13‎/‎06‎/‎2015 at 11:12 AM, Viking said:

In a related note, I have been building an Airfix 737-200 and decided to fix its engines.
All I knew was that they are too short and have too skinny pylons for all but the very earliest 737's built. Everyone on the web seems to have an opinion, but no other solution than to buy a set of Authentic Airliners resin replacements. So I though I would have a go myself, I have several of the kits and can't justify buying loads of aftermarket engines for them all.

Using my Authentic Airliners model as a reference I cut the rear part off and used an old bomb to lengthen them by about 4mm. Milliput was then run around the 'extension' and sanded flush.
Engine1.jpg

So far so good.Is the extension the correct length? Compared to the AA kit;
Engine2.jpg

Then I needed to fatten the pylons. Some 20 thou plasticard takes care of that

Engine3.jpg

Filled with Milliput and sanded to shape;
Engine4.jpg

Engine5.jpg

 

Test fitted to check overall appearance

Engine6.jpg

 

Engine7.jpg

 

G'day, Viking!

The -200 is my favourite version of the 737. The Daco/Skyine windshield is certainly a worthwhile addition to the Airfix kit. Great info regarding the engine nacelles as well.

Say, about the Airfix kit; do you think the profile of the nose is correct?

Cheers,

 

Unc2

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It's good to see the photos of the Air Europe model again - thanks John!  

 

I have been messing around with a spare pair of Authentic Airliners engines and when I test fitted them to an Airfix model they seemed OK lengthwise but the front of the pylon looks too broad compared to photos of the real thing and I didn't find the effect realistic at all.  Unless I'm seeing optical illusions you seem to have managed a more realistic result from the modified Airfix parts.

 

Can I suggest changing the thread title to "Correcting the Revell and Airfix 737s" or something similar?

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