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  1. 31 minutes ago, 71chally said:

    Also worth noting that the fuselage was stretched the same overall length for -8I and -8F, but in different places, in modelling terms it makes little difference.  

    The Revell -8F kit would be a good candidate for conversion to early short upper deck versions.

     

    It's such a great kit and really well priced, along with the Zvezda kit, it really makes sense to use it as the base kit, possibly less work than correcting the old 400 kit.

     

     

     

     

    Hi 71chally,

      Reading up on the old -400 kit the wings are too fat as well as sitting at the wrong angle, so I'd be better off with a -8 wing shapewise anyway :)

     

    Cheers,

      WV908

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  2. Hi @tomprobert Thanks for your input on the kit - your rendition certainly looks very accurate and was what initially swayed me to consider the 1/72 kit - the line that kills the idea is that you had to scribe it yourself. I'm more than happy scribing the odd replacement panel line here and there and I'm happy building vacforms, but there is no way I'm going to scribe an entire 747.

     

    Abandoned project has kindly offered me the engines I need along with -400 wingtips in 1/144 so that's the way I'm going. As @71chally mentioned, the wing of a -8 is a massive grey area, so I'm not sure which base kit I'll use yet, although I'm inclined to say that with not having overly much knowledge on 747's that I'll be happy with a modded -8 wing. Besides, it is 1/144 so the aerofoil difference in a slightly twisting, swept wing can't be THAT noticeable, surely? 

     

    Cheers,

      WV908

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  3. @Pin @skippiebg Thanks for the replies :) I've tried to find builds of the transport wings kit but always come up a bit short. If it's not overly accurate then I'd be included not to bother with it at all.

     

    It looks to be then that the best course of action is to cut and shut a Revell or Zvezda 747-800, add aftermarket RB211's and use aftermarket decals. Would there be any major pitfalls with this idea? 

     

    Edit: Sadly the decals I wanted - BA100 Negus sold out just as I was looking at them on Hannants and they appear to be discontinued! :(

     

    Edit 2: Contacted the manufacturer and they'll be back in stock in 4 weeks. Phew. Now to find the engines as Hannants are out of stock of those too.

     

    Cheers,

      WV908

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  4. As simple as the title appears to be - The incredible news comes today that upon landing at Kemble tomorrow morning the 'Negus' livered ex-BA 747 G-CIVB will become a museum aircraft. It isn't known where on the airfield she will be kept or who will own her, but it's great news regardless.

     

    Cheers,

      WV908 

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