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Turbofan

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  1. Hi Mike, Can I recommend Tamiya X3 Royal Blue rather than the Humbrol enamel colour? For me it's just a slightly better match and being Tamiya it dries very hard really quickly! Cheers, Ian
  2. Wow, I love this little beauty! Really impressed with the work you've done to bring the old kit up to scratch. The nose and wing mods make such a difference and the wire aerials really bring it to life. Wish I had kept my old Airfix 1-11 now! Hope we are going to see some more airliners from you soon. Cheers, Ian
  3. Hi Neil. Looking great already, those new engines and seats make such a difference. Glad the decals are going to fit! I'd love the view out of those windows! Cheers, Ian
  4. Hi Auke, Authentic Airliners have a 727-100 on their website. It isn't cheap and is currently listed as unavailable but it might be worth contacting Kurt and asking when it'll be available again. https://www.authentic-airliners.de/epages/64205758.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/64205758/Products/K72-02 Cheers, Ian
  5. Hi Nige, If you can wait until November Drawdecals can normally be collected from Telford. Although Greg doesn't attend in person any more he does accept pre-orders that can be picked up there, or has the past couple of years. Might be worth an email to ask if he's going to do it this year Cheers, Ian
  6. Hi Neil, Fantastic start, I'm really looking forward to following this. Brilliant work on the replacement parts but after your replacement engines on the 720 I'm not surprised! How do the decals look? 'Bite through the chocolate and chew.....real slow,' anyone remember Texan bars? Cheers, Ian
  7. Hi Paul, This is the stuff you need https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PLASTIC-WELD-PPC-Plastic-Weld-50ml/113114714203?hash=item1a5629905b:g:9oQAAOSwA3dYlhdf Or it should be available in your local model shop. As to it being a specialised technique it's just like using any liquid adhesive which is applied by brush. I use Plastic Weld all the time. Cheers, Ian
  8. Yes the Zvezda 737-800 can be built straight out of the box and it has correct winglets. The Revell kit has a few accuracy issues and requires after market engines and winglets to be truly accurate. Welsh did do a Rolls Royce powered 757-200 but I can only see the P&W powered one on their website now, Jet2 757s have RR engines. Don't be tempted by the Eastern Express 757-200 as it is just a rehash of the Minicraft kit as far as I can make out. So to summarise I'd recommend Zvezda for your 737-800, Daco for a -300 and Authentic Airliners for the 757-200. Cheers, Ian
  9. Hi Jeff and Allan, I know there are n gauge figures and decals available but I do find it strange that a flight deck is included but no crew. To me it's like including landing gear but no tyres! It just doesn't make sense. Cheers, Ian
  10. Hi, The Revell and Zvezda both do a 737-800 and I would recommend the Zvezda kit as it is very accurate straight out of the box. Both available on ebay. For a 737-300 I would recommend the Daco kit. Minicraft have produced one but it is nowhere near as nice as the Daco kit. http://www.dacoproducts.com Regarding the 757 the Minicraft kit is the only injection moulded one available but it has many shape and accuracy issues. Welsh Models do a vacform kit which is better but for the most accurate model you will have to use either the Pas kit http://pas-decals.com/index.php/product/view/4/917 or my recommendation would be the Authentic Airliners kit https://www.authentic-airliners.de/epages/64205758.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/64205758/Products/K144-12RR Decalwise, these have been available on eBay but I cannot comment on their accuracy or quality. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jet2-Holidays-Boeing-737-800-Airliner-Decal-1-144-scale-for-Revell-Zvezda-kit/323760560760?hash=item4b61a21a78:g:WbEAAOSwGLZcoOR- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jet2-Holidays-Boeing-757-200-Airliner-Decal-1-144-scale-for-Minicraft-kit/323760553937?hash=item4b61a1ffd1:g:NEcAAOSwWk5coOKias Hope this helps, good luck with your project make sure you post the finished models on RFI! Cheers, Ian
  11. And why have a flight deck, clear windscreen, in-flight configuration with no flight crew? Revell aren't the only ones who do this. Cheers, Ian
  12. Still looks good whichever way you look at it Neil!! Cheers, Ian
  13. Hi Frank, Personally, I'd fill and use decals. Even if you did open them up chances are you would have to use a decal for the thin silver surround each window has anyway. Authentic Airliners Decals do a set for the 737-200 and as the -600 is about the same size I think it's got the same amount of windows, plus of course the cockpit glass is the same. https://www.authentic-airliner-decals.de/epages/17895661.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/17895661/Products/D72-BO-03 Hope this helps. Which livery are you finishing it in? Cheers, Ian
  14. Hi, If it's not too late I'd recommend filling the windows with Milliput and using these instead https://www.authentic-airliner-decals.de/epages/17895661.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/17895661/Products/D144-A5 I would strengthen the fuselage joint with strips or tabs of plastic sheet if I were you, it can only help make the join more sturdy. There's nothing more annoying than a seam which keeps popping open! Looking forward to seeing this progress. Cheers, Ian
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    Hi John, There are plenty of EE TriStars on eBay at the moment but only one Eastern Airlines one so you'll have to be quick https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.X1%2F144+Tristar.TRS0&_nkw=1%2F144+Tristar&_sacat=0 If you end up having to get the Delta boxing I'd recommend the 26 Decals Eastern sheet which will almost definitely be better quality than the EE decals anyway http://www.26decals.com/epages/62035508.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/62035508/Products/STS44163 If you want a decent model I'd stay away from the Airfix kit, but if you want the very best model money can buy I have to recommend this when it comes available again https://www.authentic-airliners.de/epages/64205758.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/64205758/Products/K144-43 Cheers, Ian
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