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Romeo Alpha Yankee

Airfix Airbus A300F4 Conversion - FedEx

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This was a refurbish project of an old A300 build.

 

I decided to update the model since the Airfix kit missed a few A300 features.

 

I started with this:
 
As it was finished about 15 years ago
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How it was before the restoration

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Rubbed it back

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with the associated voluntary disassembly

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Started a repaint

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Scratched up some missing parts

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Modified the engines

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Added some paint

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and decals..
The decals are from an A310 Flying Colours sheet. Due to a deadline (today) I used A310 registrations instead of mucking around with making up A300F4 regos.

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Edited by Romeo Alpha Yankee
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Thank you for a bitter-sweet memory: a shiny new FedEx A300Fs port wingtip provided shelter from the downpour for two friends and I at Farnborough '94. Less than two months later one of those friends was dead as a result of an RTA whilst on a working trip to South Africa.

Thank you also for the WIP photos of the air con pack intakes. I have an unbuilt A300 in deep store that I want to finish as Laker's G-BIMB, later G-HLAD, which first flew on my 21st birthday and which now, sadly, no longer exists.

Lovely model, thank you for sharing her.

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Another superb build Ray, thanks for sharing. The Airfix A300 may be ancient but in the hands of a skilled builder it can produce an outstanding model as you've just demonstrated.

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Another nicely finished Airbus to add to your line-up.

Love the paint finish and the small mods to bring it up to date.

Chris.

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You make it look so easy. Sigh.

Love the extra detail work you put it ( although, to be honest, wished you had refinished it as TAA again ). Love those classic liveries.

Cheers,

Mike

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Hi Ray

A great restoration job - especially the paint work and scratch building. A very nice end result indeed.

A couple of questions:

- Are they Revell Beluga parts you used as templates for the scratch building?

- Is that a DHL Cargo 767F on your workbench? - would love to see that too.

Cheers

Tim

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Cheers all

You make it look so easy. Sigh.

Love the extra detail work you put it ( although, to be honest, wished you had refinished it as TAA again ). Love those classic liveries.

Cheers,

Mike

Mike,

That is one part of these builds I like, simple models with card that can be made with some card and files and sometimes a bit of putty. My little changes are by no means perfect, those 2 air con intakes ended up being slightly different in shape. Something I was happy to live with.

I have another A300 kit to do in either TAA or Australian Airlines livery

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Great job! I worked on VH-TAA and on Fed-Ex (and others) A300 conversions to F standard. I love your model's previous life and the new look !

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Hi Ray

A great restoration job - especially the paint work and scratch building. A very nice end result indeed.

A couple of questions:

- Are they Revell Beluga parts you used as templates for the scratch building?

- Is that a DHL Cargo 767F on your workbench? - would love to see that too.

Cheers

Tim

Thanks Timo,

Yes, there were parts of a Beluga as ref, but they were no longer on the Beluga! I had started a A300-600R conversion with Beluga and A340 kits and it is still a work in progress.

Yes number 2, the DHL 767 is stalled as I need another set of decals. I might redo the winglets as well as they are not aligned the best on the wing tip. Here is a link to the build thread

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Excellent finish there Ray - both before and after !

Thanks for posting.

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A beautiful model in both its incarnations.  Some great scratch-building skills on display.

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