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Hello all I'm new here and I just wanted to know if it was easy to convert a command post 742 into a sp? If so what is involved in doing this conversion.

Thanks Christopher

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The word "easy" doesn't figure into it. You'll end up keeping a few parts of the fuselage, the landing gear, and the engines, and scratching or *heavily* modifying everything else.

You're *much* better off to get the excellent Welsh 1/144 vacuform kit. It's a lot less work.

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Hi yes please if that is ok

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Its not that bad

I guess that depends on your point of view then. The entire wing/body fairing is completely different, and you need to scratch build the entire mid-aft section of the fuselage where it pinches in. You have to do major mods to the wings, extend the horizontal and vertical stabs.

I'd rank that as about *this* close to scratch building the whole thing, and I *guarantee* the Welsh kit will be a LOT less work.

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I guess that depends on your point of view then. The entire wing/body fairing is completely different, and you need to scratch build the entire mid-aft section of the fuselage where it pinches in. You have to do major mods to the wings, extend the horizontal and vertical stabs.

I'd rank that as about *this* close to scratch building the whole thing, and I *guarantee* the Welsh kit will be a LOT less work.

Agree with the above!

I've built the Welsh kit and it's a beauty. Once out of the backing sheet, and with the parts cleaned up properly, it goes together as well as any IM kits I've built.

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Surely if you are capable of converting a kit to something it isn't, then you are capable of building a Vac? Why not just get the Welsh Models SP?

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Well then you'll have a challenge on your hands. If that's what you're after... go for it.

If you *really* want a challenge, convert a 1/48 Spitfire into a 1/144 747SP :)

I think I will begin tomorrow and that would be a challenge

Lol

Thanks

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Reading that and more comments about other 747 types kits in 1/44th makes me realise how glad I must consider myself to keep sticking to 1/200th !

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Hello all I'm new here and I just wanted to know if it was easy to convert a command post 742 into a sp? If so what is involved in doing this conversion.

Thanks Christopher

If you have a great desire, why not

P.S. Photographs analysis will be sufficient.

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If you have a great desire, why not

P.S. Photographs analysis will be sufficient.

If you use Chrome as your browser Google translate pops up automatically and will give you a delightfully eccentric English version if you ask it.

For my own part I reckon the conversion is infinitely more difficult than building the Welsh kit.

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WOW!!!!

That is incredible craftsmanship!!!!

Talk about attention to detail. I can wait to see the final kit. Too bad the dude is not casting that kit in resin.

I myself, I am building the Welsh SP kit and I am very happy with it.

No way I have the skills, patience and eyesight for that level of work!

Walter

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If you have a great desire, why not

P.S. Photographs analysis will be sufficient.

Thanks for the link, its nice to keep discovering new web sites especially Civil Aviation, although there is a realisation that I am now inadequate in yet another branch of scale modelling LOL

Cheers now

Bob

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Thanks for the link, its nice to keep discovering new web sites especially Civil Aviation, although there is a realisation that I am now inadequate in yet another branch of scale modelling LOL

Cheers now

Bob

Do not mention it.

Here's another resource specifically by our scale and civil aviation. And another one.

Enjoy surfing.

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