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  1. Hello all. I have the Airfix VC10 K2 kit, but it has no markings supplied. I have been looking through t'interweb thingy, and found these at the Big H: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/RAMM14401 Can anyone tell me if they are suitable as they do not specify the K2 version, but do suggest they were designed for the Airfix kit. If they are not for a K2, what modifications would I need to make for the alternatives (Vickers VC10C/VC-1C.MK.1K RAF Special Schemes)? I am not too concerned if I do not have 100% accuracy, as long as I am in the rough ball-park. Many thanks for any help given, Ray Whatgetsveryconfusedwithdifferentmarksofaircraft
  2. This is the Authentic Airliners 1/144 scale MD-11. Anyone who has built an AA model can testify that this is not an average model, nor do they take a routine process to finish. The solid resin casts present unique issues that are challenging in their own right, but with patience and persistence return great reward. This is my first AA build. I’ve wanted to build an MD-11, in particular the AA kit, and thoroughly enjoyed learning a “new” process that took me outside of the usual “box” of model airliner building. I decided before beginning that I would finish her in the early Delta Air Lines “widget” livery, choosing in particular N801DE. This MD-11 began her life with Delta in 1992, outfitted with a cheat line stripe on her #2 tail mounted engine, which stood out as “different” than her sisters in the fleet. I am not aware of any subsequent MD-11s at Delta that carried that cheat line. She led a distinguished life at Delta, flying from Atlanta to Osaka, Brussels, London, Frankfurt, among many others, as well as some domestic routes. At some point, she was painted in the newer Delta “stripe” scheme before she was retired and stored for a while at Montreal. She began flying again for World Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, then again for World, and finally ending up at UPS, where she was outfitted in 2008 as an MD-11F. She STILL flies today as a freighter! In fact, as I write this biography, she is actually (in real time) flying as N294UP (under UPS livery) from Dallas-Ft. Worth to Ontario, California! She's painted with Tamiya TS-26 white, Alclad Chrome and Duraluminum, household enamel that was blended especially for the wings and fuselage fairings. I used 26 laser printed decals for the livery and some of the details, Authentic Airliners 3D windows and details, some Nazca decal details, and .06mm red model train lenses for position and navigation lights. Hope you enjoy the pictures! There is detailed post in WIP of the building process of the model…you can access it here:
  3. Greetings Been waiting to see one pop up on here but it hasn't happened yet - So here's mine. I'd made a start on it a long while back but only got as far as taking the main pieces off the trees and infilling the windows to do the "MATS" version before I put it back in the box and back on the shelf... Trust this is within the 25% rule? Hopefully get on with further work soon. KR's IanJ
  4. Finally took the plunge last fall and spent a small fortune on a 1/144 scale Authentic Airliners MD-11, and I am so glad I did...worth every penny! I began the build soon after arrival, and wanted to bring everyone in on the process. This entire build is being chronicled carefully, as I will eventually write a detailed booklet as to "how I built this." So jump in, and here we go..... Upon opening the box, the kit is carefully packed and separated for easy inventory. Though my kit was packed well, it still had a couple of minor "rashes" that required some small repair, but nothing that was a show stopper. I did contact Kurt at AA with the complaints, and he promptly answered with an offer to replace anything that was defective or not to my satisfaction. Much appreciated, and a true demonstration of the quality that the kit represents. The fuselage is one cast piece, and very heavy, with enough nose weight not to cause worry when it sits on the metal main landing gear. The wings and horizontal stabilizer are also one piece, with acute details that are precisely cast. There are a few small parts, such as flap hinge fairings, the hot and fan sections of the engines, all landing gear struts and actuators, and two small clear nav lights for the wings. Not to worry...they ARE different sizes to match the mismatched cuts in each wing. I did not use these, but rather fashioned my own nav light lenses. There are large flashings on the tail piece and the hot and fan sections that need trimming with a sharp cutting tool. Wear a mask when cutting or trimming or sanding! The dust from the resin can be most irritating. She's being finished in the "widget" livery, as one of the earliest MD-11 deliveries to Delta Air Lines. I'm using Tamiya gray surface primer, Tamiya TS-26 white paint, Alclad black primer, Duraluminum and Chrome finishes, 26 Decals, and Authentic Airliners MD-11 detail, 3D windows, raised detail sheets, and high shine metallic decals. At the completion, she'll be posted in the Ready For Inspection forum, with a detailed history of the real airplane. Hope you enjoy..... I began with the trimming and securing of the tail piece. Really a good fit together, after drilling a small trench to hold the epoxy. Then came putty and sanding to make it all flush..... Next the engine work... During the process of working with the hot sections, one of the small tabs broke off, so I had to fashion a new one. Small and tedious work... Once painted and assembled, I did NOT like the result, so I stripped the engines down, and started over.... And the engines finished.... And assembling the tail.... The winglets, wings, and horizontal stabilizers.... Small parts and gear... Fuselage work... Had to paint the nose because I knew for certain that the decal provided would not fit easily without cutting and coaxing, and would probably end up wrinkled anyway.... This weekend I've spent applying decals. I think she looks pretty good with her "clothes" on.... I'll post more soon...she coming along nicely. All that's left at this point is to attach the wings, horizontal stabilizers, gear, engines, then the photo etched parts. I can see the finish line!
  5. After burning some midnight oil (and an early start today) I have finally completed the Welsh Models 1/144 scale ‘Bombardier Global Express 5000’ This model is my first resin kit and merely a semi scale representation of the real item, not an exhibition model so please don’t expect great things, however, as biz jets are a bit thin on the ground around here (an acquired taste perhaps?) I thought it’d be ok to add mine as a change from the usual warbirds. Despite my initial misgivings about the overall quality of the kit it has been a quick build, and to my eye looks quite attractive in its QATAR livery so was worth the frustration and effort involved. During the build I debated whether or not to add landing lights, nav lights etc, but decided as the overal detail on the kit was very sparse I’d be better off cutting my losses and only add a couple of very prominent details. To that end I drilled out the APU exhaust (although a simple decal is supplied for this in the kit), and made some upper & lower UHF aerials as these are quite prominent on the real thing, other than that it’s built straight out of the box. Finally, as the undercarriage was unusable I elected to use a Gemini Jets stand made for their 1/400 airliners and I think it suits this model quite well. Comments, good or bad, welcomed. Bill. P.S. WIP thread shows photos of the build.
  6. I enjoyed the 1/72 version of this kit so much I ordered the Bandai 1/144 scale Y-Wing which promptly arrived in the post via a South American river. A little box art to whet your whistle. Gratuitous sprue shot Sticker placement guide for those who plan to use them (not me) And neatly hidden instructions inside the box lid (magnifying glass not included). Not content with building out of the box I started with hollowing out the blaster cannon and carving away some of the supporting plastic from the base. Steering vanes required opening up so out with the drill and scalpel and next to an unaltered one After trimming some of the pipework to look more like pipes (where possible without actually cutting them off and replacing them) and refining the rear bumper bars (the L shaped things at the rear of the fuselage) it was time to construct some sub-assemblies and slap some paint on. Undercoat is Tamiya XF-85 Rubber Black and the engine glow was simulated with Orange mix fading inwards to yellow with a white highlight in the centre. Quite pleased with the effect Applied some gloss clear to the black painted windows and once dry masked them by cutting out the window stickers from the (now redundant) sheet and placed in the window apertures. Applied chipping medium (Vallejo) where required (where I plan to add paint chips) and misted on a top coat of Tamiya XF-2 white (most of a jar) mixed with about 10 drops of XF-55 Deck Tan. Applied XF-23 Light Blue to those areas that needed to be blue (obvious, I know but still) Using water and a small stiff bristle brush I gently scrubbed around the nose and engine pods to get some very fine chips. Also connected some of the sub-assemblies together and applied a light mist of Rubber black to simulate heat and soot deposits. Decided at this point that I would represent Gold 2 with the additional yellow panel on the nose and the White and Red astromech (R2 unit) Masked off around the yellow areas on the cockpit pod and also went over the previously painted yellow bands on the engine pod nose caps as Gold 2 didn't have 'em. Also realised Gold 2 had a white stripe down the centre of the canopy so I masked and added that. Painted the Yellow areas with thinned Tamiya XF-3 and removed the masks. Painted the relevant pipes an orangey-yellow mix, added the blue stripes on the side of the nose (freehand) and added some of the blue chips on the engine pod nosecaps. Gave the whole thing a very light pin wash of heavily watered Rubber Black and once dry I set to with some Tamiya weathering powders. Assembled the base and Bob's your uncle (you don't have an uncle Bob?) And on the stand And next to big brother Thanks for looking in Phil Now to edit out those strange added links where the spaces and text are.
  7. Hello, Today I'm posting another commercial airliner, my Zvezda 787-8 in the British Airways Livery. Like my last post, this build also includes a video! Hopefully, you enjoy the pictures and the video!
  8. This is my frst helicopter build, in 1/144 scale. I have over the last few years been building model aircraft which saw service in the Antarctic or Arctic regions (eg, Norduyn Norseman, DHC Beaver, Auster AOP, Antonov An-2) and when I saw a photo of an Argentine Antarctic Brigade Chinook I decided to add this to my collection. This 1/144 scale model is based on a US Army Chinook, a very nicely fitting (and cheap) kit made by Ace Corporation in South Korea. The paint and markings scheme is based on photos found on Google Images (all paints are Tamiya rattle can colours). I made up and printed out my own decals. I simply don't know much about helicopters, but I have always loved Chinooks, and it's great to have one sitting on my shelf. Though these two decals are almost invisible, I am very fond of them. The one on the left shows the Islas Malvinas (known to others as the Falkland Islands, of course) and on the right is the logo for the Argentine Chinook brigade.
  9. One box. Contents. In theory, everything I need in the one box. Base is nicely moulded, tanks less so, soldiers don't appear to be armed. One of two Abrams tanks, can anyone tell me what the pipelike object is meant to be on the back of the engine bay before I commit adhesive to it.? Desert air filtration? Wading Gear? Building taped together - It's now glued and the visible ejection marks have been filled, the roof has been engraved to represent pavers in the absence of any further information of middle eastern roof construction - I've assumed it's a patio.
  10. Hello everyone! This is my first post in this 'Ready for Inspection' forum and is of a Jet2 Boeing 737-800 in 1/144 scale using the Revell model kit plus the Authentic Airliners 737NG Improvement Kit for the engines and winglets. Using advice from the BM forum regarding the Jet2 silver, I have painted the fuselage Tamiya TS-76 Mica Silver and then oversprayed with Tamiya TS-65 Pearl Clear which seems to work pretty well. For the tail, engines and winglets I have used Testers 1103 Gloss Red which seems pretty close to the Jet2 red. As they aren't available in the market as screen printed decals, I have created the Jet2 decal artwork sheet myself from scratch and had them professionally screen printed. Thanks and I hope you like it. Richard
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