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Turbofan last won the day on August 5 2017

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  1. Thank you! Yes they are decals, from a Daco 737 detail sheet. Cheers, Ian
  2. Thanks for the comments everybody! Thanks Ray, I really don't think they're a lot better though! I have to admit that it helps to start off with an Authentic Airliners kit. You really hit the ground running so most of the work is with the painting and decalling! With the High Shine Metallic Decal I apply it one panel at a time and find it conforms very well. As the film is almost like a plastic/rubber I find hotter water helps a lot but the decal will settled down very well. I do help smooth it down with a brush as it's drying. This is the third time I've used it, previously I covered the engines on my Aer Lingus 737-200 https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235006623-1144-aer-lingus-boeing-737-200/ and the belly of my Qantas 747-200. https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235039912-1144-qantas-boeing-747-200-converted-from-zvezda-747-8/ Painting is definitely quicker but I feel these decals give a more realistic metal effect. Maybe I'm just a glutton for punishment! Here's a link If anyone is interested in trying it. https://www.authentic-airliner-decals.de/epages/17895661.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/17895661/Products/D144-03 Yes Eric they are decals, Authentic Airliners again, https://www.authentic-airliner-decals.de/epages/17895661.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/17895661/Products/D144-BO-00 Cheers, Ian
  3. One of my modelling goals is to model every aircraft flown by BA in the Negus and Negus livery. So far I have completed 6 and have recently been working on 4 more. Here is the first of these 4 a Boeing 737-200. It is the Authentic Airliners kit with 26 decals, paints are Halfords Appliance White, Racking Grey and a custom mix of Tamiya X3 Royal Blue and X16 Purple. Windows, windscreen and landing lights are naturally from Authentic Airliners Decals. The natural metal on the engines is High Shine Metallic Decal also from AA Decals. There was a break in the rain today so I was able to dash out and take some pics. Thanks for looking, any comments or criticisms welcome! Cheers, Ian
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    British Airways Tristar

    Hi John, As I'm having a bit of a Negus fest at the moment I have what I think is a perfect mix for Negus Blue. 4parts Tamiya X3 Royal Blue to 1 part Tamiya X16 Purple. The X3 Royal Blue would probably work by itself but I feel the addition of the purple just adds a bit of warmth. My Negus 737-200 is ready to photograph so will be in RFI as soon as we have a bright enough day to take some pics, then it's on with the TriStar! Cheers, Ian
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    British Airways Tristar

    Hi John, Those dropped flaps have really brought the wings to life, very busy!I Are you going to paint your fuselage or use the decals? Looking forward to more. Cheers, Ian
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    easyJet A320 - 200th delivery in 1/200

    Hi John, What a super kit I wouldn't have believed it was 1/200. Which silver did you use for the engine intakes? Looking forward to seeing it in RFI. Cheers, Ian
  7. Nice work! I'm glad to see you've improved the windscreen and added some detail to the undercarriage. Just these two improvements add a lot to the finished model in my opinion. In the past I've shortened the nose gear and lengthened the mains (or at least jacked them up) to get a more level stance. Quite like the 5° nose take off position as it's not very often modelled like that. Cheers, Ian
  8. Hi John, Welcome back, haven't seen anything from you in RFI for ages! Another lovely 732 in a classic livery, you're getting good at these! Love the cockpit. Well, unlike Noel, I've been getting it wrong all these years, I always pronounced it Br"ar"thens I've been working on a 732 recently too and am just waiting for a dry and slightly brighter day to photograph it. Cheers, Ian
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    Hi Michael, Great job, this is my favourite Dan Air Comet livery. Really nice natural metal finish on the wings and I notice you added the pipes on the top of the wingtips not many do! I'm guessing these are for dumping fuel? I too remember watching these at Lasham. Cheers, Ian
  10. I think you'll find it's 1/144 scale! Cheers, Ian
  11. Neil, what a fantastic tribute to Rob Middleton VC, I'm sure he would be so impressed. As with all your bombers, I love the subtle panel detail you achieve which, along with your interior detail, really brings it to life. I've been following your progress over the past year and must say I admire your tenacity and perseverance when faced with the many challenges you've had. I would have put it away for another day a long time ago! So is it a full scratch build bomber or a nice easy airliner next? Cheers, Ian
  12. Hi Phil, Can't help you with the A350 info but you've really been bitten by the conversion bug haven't you!? Glad the A340-600 hasn't put you off, how is it going by the way? Should be in RFI soon I'd think. Cheers, Ian
  13. To think 4 weeks ago you couldn't solder now look at what you've done! I am in total awe! Cheers, Ian
  14. Hi Artie, Looking forward to this too, sounds like it'll be an interesting project. Are you modelling it before or after the crash? Might make an unusual diorama Cheers, Ian
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    1/144 Revell JLW A321

    Thanks for the replies. Happy Christmas to all! I haven't heard how this was received yet but I'm fairly sure it would've been appreciated. I tell you what Neil, I was envying being able to take a leisurely approach when, with my deadline fast approaching, I dropped the model nose first from the table to the floor splitting the fuselage seam and chipping a chunk off the nose! Good job the children were in bed as I wouldn't have wanted them to hear what I said Fortunately, I still had time for some Milliput to harden and be able to quickly repaint the nose but it was a close call and if it had happened any later I would have had to contact Anthony and tell him to get down to M&S for a pair of socks for his brother instead! That's such a pity Dave, I was looking forward to seeing that one. I imagined it would have been the masking, not colour matching, which defeated you. I don't know if JLW operate the A319, I think they only operate the A321s which they took from Monarch when they went under! Cheers, Ian