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  1. After some months of work (if you wanna check the WIP topic, here it is: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235087386-revell-boeing-747-200-swissair-converted/) I've finally finished this 747-200. In general therms this kit wasn't very problematic: The main fitting was reasonable okay and everything worked just fine! I just regret the very simplistic lines and some gear doors and minimal pieces didn't fit as I wanted, including the wing antennas). But that was only a minor issue. The Swissair livery left the aircraft with a very beautiful retro look. I don't regret the
  2. Few days ago I finished another "long-term" project. It was my challenge since Apr. 2019. Small diorama with Boeing 747-8F in Cargolux Cutaway special livery on airfield fragment. The kit is mainly Revell, but, due to poor quality of some pcs. I took from Zvezda's 747 all the wheels (Revell's are to small), front landing bay and gear, engine's fans. Then I spent many hours scratching cargo compartment. At the end, to bring more 'life' to the diorama I ordered some, available online, stuff from ROCAST Models, which are superb. Naturally I had to add some photoetched parts -
  3. After 6 months since I've started this model, finally today I've finished it! This was actually the first model I've put all my effort and decided to take it in a serious way until the end. During the whole process which you can find on this topic: I've learned so much. also from feedback from other members here. Some errors were made but I've also learned with them and I will try not to repeat them on the next models! I will leave you with the pictures of the finished product. Hope you all like it!
  4. Hello, I am back after a long pause. Long story short, moved for uni and now I have finally my own space. So my first build gonna be a Boeing 747. Pictures gonna be up tommorw, I've already sanded the fuselage and I am looking for my primer to arrive. So yea, I am glad to be back
  5. While the famous Jumbo Jet is celebrating its 50th anniversary,I took this chance in building some of my many models of the 747. Even more so,since the COVID 19 pandemic leaded to the withdrawal of the type from almost all major airlines in passenger service. Loving the 747, this was more than a shock to me,as also the chances to catch another flight in one of these majestic aircrafts,diminish significantly. And while also Boeing announced to end the 747 productionline in 2022,I decided to increase production...so here we go Starting with the Alitalia 747-100 It
  6. Another 747 for my collection. Initally released by Doyusha in 1995,this kit was later re-released by TOMY in different special markings. Its a simple but nicely designed kit,the engraved panellines are a bit on the heavy side for this scale,but a little sanding and then the paint makes it look ok. For that pinkish look,I mixed Tamya pink with a few drops Tamyia red,to match the original. As the fuselage of the kit is already molded in a pink/reddish color,TOMY didnt give a hint to that paint in the instructions. The decals were of great quality and easy to appl
  7. My fiancé and I flew from LHR to JFK and back last August on G-CIVI with British Airways. I have always been a great fan of the 747 having been lucky enough to grow up on BA's jump seats with a Captain for my dad during the days prior to the locked flight deck door policy. I bought this kit in New York intending to build it as BA's G-CIVI (but ended up as CIVX instead) using a mix of Authentic Airliners, 26 Decals and Draw Decals. To add a bit more to the model, I've decided to model her with the leading and trailing edge flaps fully extended at 25 degrees and all 18 tyres posed re
  8. Hi fellow modelers, Here a project I've finished in 2017 but I thought you might like to see.. I've transformed a damaged old 1:72 KLM travel agency Boeing 747-400 model into a shiny 'new' Ed Force One. Enjoy, and... Up the irons!! It all started in june 2016, when Iron Maiden did their ‘The Book Of Souls World Tour’. I saw a lot of pictures about the Boeing 747-400 Ed Force One, but never thought of having a model of it.. until Amsterdam was the location of their next concert, and the 747 would land and stay overnight on Schiphol Airport. I had a day
  9. I present my Revell Boeing 747-436 G-BYGC in the retro livery BOAC to commemorate 100 Years of British Airways. I have always had a soft spot for the 744, ever since I went to LHR as a child and watched them fizz over my head on the approach to 27R... she is an awesome piece of engineering to see up close. The kit was OOB, with the decals from Ray at 26Decals and Authentic Airlines for the windows and cockpit decals. The RR engines were kindly given to me by a fellow modeller on this forum, for which I am very grateful for . It was the ‘Iron Maiden’ version of the kit
  10. Some other Airfix classics... These two Jumbo Jets I started over 2 years ago,but I was not happy with the build so I decided to stop and they landed in the spares box. The fuselages and wings had already been painted but I was not satisfied.I was thinking also of disposing them off to the trash can but for some reason I kept them. Now that the 747 is celebrating its 50th birthday and I am currently working on some old Revell 747s,I remembered those two lost kits in the box. What should I do ? Bin them as planned or give it another go and finish them ? I stil
  11. This was a kit I was lookig for for quite some time. Last year I finally found it and started working on it right away.I wanted to do the very first Boeing 747 that went into service with Swissair back in 1971. Heller offered this kit with the Swissair red stripe and brown stripe livery way back in the 80's. Unfortunately the red decalstripes were off size,so I decided to only use the logos and markings and paint the whole livery with my airbrush. The Heller 747 kit very well captures the shape of the originial,I only found the engines a bit off and tried to fix them
  12. The last of the Hasegawa bunch off my production line for the moment... This 747 sat on the shelf of doom very long.Actually planned as British Caledonian 747-200 with General Electric engines,it ended up back in the box when I realized that the Caledonian decals were impossible to apply. A few months ago I found the nice Liveries Unlimited decal set for the Air China 747 fleet,so I decided to save the Jumbo and redo it as a Cargo 747. In my spare part box I had a complete set of Pratt&Whitney engines and so the project was on. I repainted the fuselage and put al
  13. The second of my Hasegawa LL200 airliners that I saved from the shelf of doom. The kit sat quite a while there unfinished,no idea why I had put it there instead of finishing it... Well,together with the JAL 747-200,I reworked/repainted some parts and finished it. This was also a complete OOB build,with the decals provided in the kit.Despite their 20+ years already,they were still in fine condition. Hasegawa has made a superb 747-400 kit,accurate in shape and no fitting issues and unlike Revell with their,much bigger ,1/144 kit,also got the wingshape right
  14. While looking through my stash for something,I found the Hasegawa Boeing 747 kit that I started some time ago but never finished...I had somehow forgotten about this project and also another Hasegawa Boeing 747-400 that had been partially started and then ended up on the shelf of doom So,my actual builds were set aside and I decided to finish this kit first as well as the 747-400. As I said in my previous thread on the Hasegawa Boeing 767,the Hasegawa LL200 airliner series was a fantastic collection to get. Beautiful schemes,nice kits that build up in no time and a
  15. Another Hasegawa airliner from their famous "Love Liner" Series. Well a good 30 years old,this kit ,and most surprisingly the decals as well,where still in good condition. Thats not always the case with Hasegawa decals. I worked on this kit on and of for some years and last week I finally finished it.Its a complete out of the box build,except for the cabin windows.They come from a Hasegawa KLM 747 kit. I had to use those as back in the 80s,Hasegawa airliners usually came without separate window decals.The ANA decal set provided only windows where the blue line
  16. Slightly late joining the party, but thought I'd chip in with this golden oldie from Heller: I think I tried to sell this at a model show at one time but thankfully no-one thought it worth £15 The fuselage is longer than the box, so there'll be a nasty mid-fuselage join to blend in: Taped together, it's very much along the lines of Joe Sutter's 1960's classic: Decals are fairly uninspiring so will be looking to source an alternative set: Should be fun and am looking forward to getting involved in what is a great GB... Tom
  17. This 747 was built along with my other Revell British Airways 747-236. That kit came with two decal options (BA and Thai) and was released somewhere in 1990.The decals where still in good condition,but whoever designed that decal set,esp. for the Thai version was either an apprentice or had no clue what he was doing... It was quite tricky to get them to match and align with the 747s fuselage and have the correct spots for the doors and windows. The windows and other details come from a 747 detail set. The build itself was straight forward with no problems.Revell's 747-100/200 kit is very n
  18. Here are some Airfix kits that get a frequent bashing in some forums. Well they may very well show their age but I found them interesting to build. Airfix' 747 is somewhat of a special case as many aspects of the kit are quite wrong compared to the original. I tried to fix some errors like the engines as good as possible and the landing gear.I replaced some parts of the landing gear with parts taken from a Revell 747-200 to get a more accurate shape like the maingear doors. I filled the gap in the engines with filler and sanded them smooth then primed them with Tamiya white primer.After dr
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