Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'Super G'.
An impulse purchase on a Belgrade New Years cup modelling contest several years ago, I thought that it will be on the shelf of doom for a long time. I was always attracted to its design it is indeed one of the most elegant airplanes ever. Then, our club had a "Let's Build big planes campaign", and it was one of my fathers favorite planes so I stepped out of my usual military modelling routine. Although I normally picture Connie in TWA or Air France livery mainly remembering it from the movies Aviator and La Parisienne with Brigitte Bardot (in the latter it was L749 Constellation actually) I was a bit lazy to purchase aftermarket decals and opted for the in-box Lufthansa ones. Construction of the kit went more or less, without major problems. It is wise to prepare a lot of weight for the nose section, and do not bother to scratch any interior. I put several compartment walls, floor, and demolish my son's toy bus to have at least some seats inside, but absolutely nothing can be seen once everything is glued together. Engines, cowling and MLG are very wrong and simplified so for better results there are resin cowling and engine and etched exterior on the market. A lot of sanding was needed for wing/fuselage joint and windshield to fuselage. I use gunze and aclad paints and Gunze gloss white gave me real problems because it never wanted to cure completely. It was the first time that I experienced problems with Gunze paints. Good word of advice if someone does Lufthansa livery is to spray the area around the windows with Revel 350 Lufthansa blue because the sheer size of the decal makes it very difficult to make it sit tight to each corner. Last photo is with reference object: the Airfix Lancaster.