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Some people call this airplane ugly, but I think she is sleek and cute. Surprisingly it is one of the better fitting Eastern Express kits but still very stressful to build. At some point I thought WIP would have been nice because there were some unexpected plot twists. I have gone a long way choosing her livery, but eventually it came down to airBaltic which I have flown on and Luxair. I've already built an AirBaltic 757 so I went with the Luxair. Eventually I've ordered Luxair decals along with a technical sheet from Nazca early May and gave up six weeks later. I think the international mail has stalled so I've spent a couple of eveninigs in Adobe Illustrator retracing Q400 drawings and researching Luxair colours and typefaces (RGB percentages of the desired colour gives you a rough idea of the eventual paints mix) I came up with something like this I've gone to my office to print them out only to find out that all of my decal paper would jam in the printer. I went on to recover different pieces of paper that weren't damaged to make a livery, but it still lacked some details some of them redundant with a OOB decals (like doors), some of them not, namely front gear markings. In the end some decals blended perfectly, but windows kept that horrible yellowish band which is probably the case of the failed print process. So for the first time trying the decals are alright, I think. I've really enjoyed the sky blue colour, looks very fresh and crisp though it didn't really blend with the decal colours The landing gear is very simple looking yet Eastern Express managed to make it still a nightmare to assemble correct height and upright. Okay, there she goes. Mind she's about the size of 735 i. e. pretty small Cheers, Steve
Oldmodels Decals announces the next tranche of decals in its Digital range: Air New Zealand Bombardier Dash8-Q311 in 1/144 Air New Zealand F27-100/500 Interim scheme in 1/72 and 1/144 Air New Zealand F27-100/500 Final scheme in 1/72 and 1/144 Mount Cook Airlines F27-100 (ZK-BXF) in 1/72 and 1/144 NZ Civil Aviation Calibration Flight F27-200 (incl Mount Cook lease markings) in 1/72 and 1/144 The F27 decals will continue to be available in 1/96 scale through the quality Inkjet range. As always these are available through my website and TradeMe (NZ customers only). John Oldmodels Decals www.oldmodelsdecals.com
Happy New Year to all!!! Today's releases are all INKJET New: Dash8 -100 Ansett-Newmans hybrid scheme 1/72 and 1/144 BAe J31/32 Jetstream - Vincent Aviation 1/144 Updated: Dash8s - Ansett New Zealand, Qantas New Zealand, Origin Pacific, Air National and Vincent Aviation. 1/72 and 1/144 The Air NZ Dash8s are being worked on and will be re-released in DIGITAL format probably in February. John PPQ Oldmodels Decals www.oldmodelsdecals.com