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  1. Thank you ! I never noticed about the motion element but I see what you mean ! Thank you Dave! Yeah I hadn’t used them before until this build but I now have a few sets from them to use in the future. Hope you’re well and keeping safe! Take care, Alistair Thank you John! Yeah it really is a cool model and I’m looking forward to the -300 kit to arrive very soon hopefully! I look forward to seeing your completed builds in the future! Regards, Alistair Thank you!
  2. Thank you ! I was impressed with how well the decals look on the model! Revell do some good airliner kits too. Alistair Thank you ! Yeah I’ve seen a few that are just crying out for a good wash! It really is… and I really hope they release the B757-300 kit soon ! Alistair
  3. Here is my finished Boeing 757-223(WL) in 1/144 scale from the Zvezda kit in the new livery from American Airlines registration N185AN. This kit goes together seamlessly with very little sanding and filling required. It’s great that is has both engine options as well as having either the newer blended winglets or the classic wing tips. I’ve never built the Minicraft or EE kits but I absolutely can’t recommend this kit enough! The decals are designed by Backdoor Decals and purchased through Nazca Decals. The coroguard section and detailing is from the Nazca Decals B757 detail sheet. The paint mix I went for was mixing Revell light grey 371, Revell white gloss 04 and a touch of Revell Silver 90. It was a case of keep mixing until I found a shade I was most happy with. It was then brush painted. Then I used Halfords Racking Grey for the wings and stabilisers. Metals are a mix of Revells aqua range. The decals are excellent quality and I highly recommend them! As always, all comments and feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for looking. Regards, Alistair
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  5. Thank you! It’s a great kit to build!
  6. Thank you ! Yeah it has been really nice fhoohj I seem to keep missing some of them ! I did see yours, cracking finished B757’s from yourself ! Thank you Dave, I hope you are well? It really is a good kit and the decals from Ray arr superb so that is always an added bonus! Yeah I did read about that and thought that would amuse several people ! Take care and thank you again for your kind comments and feedback. Alistair
  7. Here is my finished Boeing 757-236 in 1/144 scale from the Zvezda kit in the ‘Animals & Tree’s’ World Tails livery from British Airways registration G-CPEL. The aircraft entered service in April 1989 with Air Europe. It then joined the BA fleet in August 1992 where it served passengers out of Gatwick and Heathrow. It was then transferred to FedEx in June 2010 where is was given registration N946FD and is still active with them today. This kit goes together seamlessly with very little sanding and filling required. It’s great that is has both engine options as well as having either the newer blended winglets or the classic wing tips. I’ve never built the Minicraft or EE kits but I absolutely can’t recommend this kit enough! The beautiful decals are from Ray at 26Decals. The Animals and Tree’s livery originated from Botswana and was designed by artist Cg’ose Ntcox’o who is of the Ncoakhoe People of the Kalahari Desert and the design depicts seven jackals at an oasis. It was wore by 7 other aircraft in the BA fleet around the same time. Paints used were Halfords appliance white for the upper fuselage, Halfords Fiat Capri Blue for the lower fuselage and engine nacelles and Halfords Racking Grey for the wings and stabilisers. Metals are a mix of Revells aqua range. The decals are excellent quality and I highly recommend them! I am already working on a few more BA liveries, the B767-300 in the Chelsea Rose livery and a B757 in the Landor livery. As always, all comments and feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for looking. Regards, Alistair
  8. Thank you! Haha… yeah that’s very true! I remember the long old taxi journeys in and out at Schipol ! Alistair Thank you Thank you Thank you, yeah the build is very fun and easy to do! That sounds like a very cool project for sure and look forward to seeing the finished results! Yeah I have heard the Minicraft kit was plagued with issues. Alistair
  9. Thank you, I was never lucky enough to fly on a BA B757 just the B767. I love the landor scheme and may be tempted to build one in that livery. Alistair Thank you, I have never tried to build the Minicraft kit but I have heard a lot of people don’t like it. That’s really cool that you got to fly and maintain them, it’s a lovely aircraft. Definitely a great kit! Alistair Thank you Paul. I think weathering is a hard thing to get right, as at 1/144 scale it’s difficult to replicate it and sometimes I worry that I am overdoing it. The Nazca details are excellent and you’ll enjoy using them on your build. I have another 2 now that I will start in due course. Alistair Thank you David! Thank you also for the detailed information about the liveries , and I know that G-BIKC would have had the earlier RB211s but I just went for an ‘engine upgrade’ ! Never full of useless information though . Alistair Thank you Keith! That made me laugh about you not buying more, there is never enough ! I know this one (G-BIKC) should have had the earlier RB211s , I have given it and engine ‘upgrade’ for some fun. Alistaur
  10. Thank you again Dave! I have one on order of they ever come back into stock! I have the decals for them, just no kit ! What livery do you think you’ll go for with your B757? Alistair Thank you very much Thank you so much! I’m glad you like that, she’s definitely a well worked narrow body! Yeah that’s very true, I wanted the Edinburgh castle markings so that’s what I did, and just gave it a little engine upgrade ! Thank you again for your kind comments ! Alistair I know right! It definitely suits it that’s for sure! Thank you very much! It’s a lovely kit to build! Thank you Thank you very much !
  11. Agh nice one Steve! I love the AirNZ livery and would love to try one myself sometime ! Good luck with your build! Alistair
  12. Here is my finished Boeing 757-236 in 1/144 scale from Zvezda’s new B757 kit in the classic ‘Negus’ livery of British Airways registration G-BIKC “Edinburgh Castle”. This kit, quite literally, goes together seamlessly with very little sanding and filling required. It’s great that is has both engine options as well as having either the newer blended winglets or the classic wing tips. I’ve never built the Minicraft or EE kits but I absolutely can’t recommend this kit enough! The beautiful decals are from Ray at @26Decalsand the B757 detail sheet is from @nazca-decals. The registration I went for, G-BIKC, was fitted with the older style RB211 engines. But I love Edinburgh so I opted to go for an engine upgrade with my build and use the newer RB211 engines. Paints used were Halfords appliance white for the upper fuselage, Humbrol 15 Midnight Blue for the lower fuselage and Halfords Racking Grey for the wings, nacelles and stabilisers. Metals are a mix of Revells aqua range. The decals are excellent, though I did mess up the port side tail decal as they were designed for the Minicraft B757, but Ray kindly provided me with a replacement screen printed one. I am already looking forward to building my next B757 which will be either Thomas Cook or Continental. As always, all comments and feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for looking! Regards, Alistair
  13. Thank you Steve! No this was a full cut up job to shorten the fuselage. It’s the 2nd time I’ve done it now ! Alistair
  14. Here is my finished Boeing 777-FB5 in 1/144 scale which has been converted from the Revell B777-300ER kit. Presented in the attractive Korean Air livery sporting registration HL8251. This is the 2nd time I have done this conversion, having previously built my British Airways B777-236(ER). It’s a lovely little conversion and the added bonus is that the freighter version of the B777 uses the same engines and extended wing tips as the B777-300(ER). I did do a WIP post before on how to do this conversion when I built my BA B777. The decals are from Draw Decal and the wing markings are from RichW. Paints used were Ford Riveria Blue from Halfords which I found was a good match for the light blue of Korean Air. Halfords Appliance White for the lower fuselage & nacelles and racking grey for the wings and stabilisers. The ‘silver’ stripe through the fuselage was my own mix of Revell Aqua colours 371 and 90. I opted to paint the silver line first and then mask off the areas for the light blue and white sections. The metals are from Revell’s Aqua range. I enjoyed this build as it made a nice change from the Airliner’s I usually build as it’s the first time I’ve built a freighter model. I am currently working on the new Zvezda B757 kit and a B787-8. Thank you for looking and as always all comments and feedback are greatly appreciated. Regards, Alistair
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