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Let me just start with a warning : Now we've got that out of the way..... ....Ethiopian Airlines are due to take delivery of their first Airbus A350 next month but I couldn't wait that long. I finished off Revell's A350 with a mixture of F-dcal markings (FD144-684) and the kit's stencils : The standard 4x4 walkaround : Of course, the "with something else" pic just had to be with one of the A350's predecessors : I'm afraid I really struggled with this kit and it took far too long to complete. (Having said that, I managed to drag mine over the finish line before Trojan Thunder did (Come on Ray ! We're still waiting to see your A350 in Finnair markings ! )) Anyway, it's back to the bench now to continue work on yet another jet with no cheatline ! (This one has a story to it and a bit of a twist with the presentation, so stay tuned) Thanks for looking. mike
This is the 1/144 Zvezda Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner kit. In general the kit is easy and won't trouble even a beginner. Only exception the fan blades which are very fragile and require extra attention. Since the decals provided by zvezda are practically useless I decided to paint the model with the colours of Ethiopian Airlines by making my own decals. Specifically I tried to model the first aircraft of the type that was delivered to Ethiopian which is also the first aircraft of the type delivered in the Africa continent. The said aircraft is the ET-AOQ (Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - cn 34745 / LN 49) which was delivered to Ethiopian on 17th August 2012. Shortly after the delivery, Ethiopian added some anniversary decals which don't exist on the rest of its 787 fleet. Those were the description of the type "Boeing 787" and the words "Africa First" which indicate the 1st aircraft of the type for Africa. The cabin and cockpit windows, doors and all stencils are from the excellent "Boeing Colours" decal sheet of DACO including the photo-etched pitots and AOA sensors which are included with the sheet. All the rest are designed and printed on decal paper by me at home using a cheap EPSON inkjet printer. Hope you enjoy it. George