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Because EE kits are very cheap and easy to get where I live (Moscow), I elected to go with an EE 737 over the Daco model as my entry to the Airliners GB. This starts next week, so I'll have to ask someone to move the thread, but one of the GB hosts (Specifically Ray/TrojanThunder) approved my idea of starting the thread early. I got into the build so whole-heartedly that I forgot to take box and sprue shots, but here is what the box looked like (Photo from ebay): And these are the decals I will be using: Sorry for the bad photo. They are from Ascensio, and seem to be of very high quality. I'll be building the plane as YL-BBL, as that is the one I flew on a few months ago. The image below shows all the parts that I have already worked on (since the photo was taken, I've assembled another horizontal stabilizer). Unlike the Revell kit (and pretty much all airliner kits I have seen), the horizontal stabilizers are made of two halves, like wings usually are. This makes for a lot of sanding to make the mating surfaces as flat as possible and attach perfectly, however annoying seams are still created. As seems to be a recurring problem with EE both fuselage halves are warped outwards like bananas. When placed together, they meet either in the middle, or only at the nose, or only at the tail (depending on how they are held), however never at more than one of those spots. I tried heating them in hot water, doing so while taping them to a wooden board, as well as taping them together into the correct shape and heating them with a hairdryer until they were too hot to hold: Nothing worked. The plastic is too sturdy and temperature resistant. This would be a massive plus if the parts weren't warped. Anyway, I gave up on the whole 'fixing the problem' idea, and instead glued in the nose weight and nose gear bay, as well as two sprue offcuts to help with aligning the fuselage halves properly, as all aligning pins are missing. All of this can be seen below: When the time comes, I'll have to glue the fuselage bit by bit, carefully bending it into place.
I notice that the Skyline 737s are listed as Future Releases on Hannants - with airline decals this time. Any idea on timescales? http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?adv=1&product_category_id=103&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=8206&product_type_id=all_aircraft_kits&code=&scale_id=957&keyword_search=&setPerPage=100&sort=0&search_direction=asc&save_search_name=&save_search= Also, is the A300 the Airfix tooling? Thanks, Andrew