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  1. This is the ICM kit of Aeroflots TU144 in 1/144 scale. I have not done any research into the kits history, if the mouldings belong to a previous vendor or if they relate in anyway to Revell's version of the same - enlighten me please... At face value, the kit looks OK for the price paid (£20). There are the normal delta wing join issues (if you have built Revells 1/144 Concorde or 1/72 monster you will know what I mean) and there are some nasty sink dips. The surface is finely scribed with crisp surface detail and the kit offers a nose up or nose down with canards extended option. The 2 fuselage halves are particularly flimsy and needed tubing added in between them stop them falling in on themselves while assembling. My pictures highlight the wing join issues; I have inserted some internal plasticard stripping where the fuel would have been stored to pack this out and have almost eradicated the problem. I am not going to bust a blood vessel on this as the subject is not too much of an interest to me (we got it right with Concorde didn't we) and I am enjoying other civil things in 1/200 scale, however it is a nice distraction from my norm and the first Russian subject I have ever built. It is different and not often seen as a completed model. The subject really lacks the majestic curves of Concorde, and I get the feeling I am modelling an ugly troll who had a beautiful British (& part French)sister. Intended to be modelled posed touching down with canards extended, I have made appropriate alterations to the wing ailerons.
  2. This started life as the Revel Iron Maiden Book of Souls Boeing 747-400 with GE Engines. I replaced the power plant with Braz resin RB211 Rollers and used some Russian (cant remember the make) decals along with Authentic Airliners Revell cockpit glazing decal, I did not bother tarting around with the first class fuselage area nose correction on this kit but have done so on another 1/144 747-400 build which I am still working on which shall be wearing BA's Chatham livery (G-CIVI) A great fun kit, but the decals were a challenge as they all had a white solid lower stencil decal which was not printed in register to the colour decal that overlays it. Thanks for looking in, this was a nice change from my norm 1/200 civil stuff.
  3. Following in the shadow of the arrival of BA's last Retro Livery into Heathrow this lunchtime today (747-436 Negus and Negus in 1/1 scale!) here is Hasegawa's 1/200 kit wearing 26Decal's BOAC 100 Year Centenary livery LaserJet printed decal set. I have replaced the kit's GE CFM's with a set of Contrails RB211 Turbofan Rollers in resin - they were OK but no match for the quality that Braz provides in 1/144 of the same. A great fun and up-to-date Civil topic to build, Thanks for looking in. KEEP CALM and BOW-AC ON ! cheers - John
  4. This one is a 'What If' and just for fun. Intended really to put a smile on the faces of the true wide body tri-jet fans that loved the DC-10 series. Had she been kept by the airline, from this..... to possibly this (albeit a very tired and old aircraft and probably only good for dog food tins now), I bring you G-MULL Rock on the old days of cheap bucket seats. Pack 'em in at Gatwick and ship the family straight over to Florida ! A good fun build using Nazca, and F-Decals sets with the tail fin airbrushed and masked by hand Thanks for dropping in John
  5. An all-time original from Hasegawa's original Love Liner 200 1/200 Civil Aircraft range back from 1980 - the British Airways 737 200 (Super). The kit first hit the shelves in 1980 ahead of BA putting their fleet into the skies in the December of 1981. This is the registration of the carriers very first delivery from Boeing's 737 production line. Perhaps not built so well as some of my previous 1/200 civil builds, but intended to compliment the Negus & Negus L1011 I recently knocked out from the same range and scale, The decals were not as forgiving with their age as hoped for, loosing the starboard sides 737X decal and the main tail top decal had to be airbrushed. A nifty little tiddler from the days when I could travel on the centre jump seat of these looking forward over my dad's right shoulder before he went long haul for the airline.
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