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Ridibunda

WIP: Airbus A300-600ST BELUGA Revell 1/144

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Hi Folks!

I'm not newcomer here because registered since 2010 and actively using britmodeller.com as reference for many cases related to plastic models building, but that is my first topic here.

So...

I would like to share with you here my build is ongoing on Greenmats.Club 

Original body: Airbus A300-600ST BELUGA

Model: Revell 04206 

Scale: 1/144

Aftermarket parts: no

Livery: to be announced later 

I'll not talk about Revell kit here, just put some pictures that show what plastic parts you'll find in the box. (+ building instruction and decal)

 

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By default, Revell gives you opportunity to complete model with closed cargo cabin.

Additionally, you can scratch cargo cabin's floor and rear bulkhead (correct me if I'm wrong with naming). For that you can use picture in instructions sheet to copy/paste details' outline from paper to plastic.

 

Initially, I planned to forget about opened cabin and build default version, but was excited with one very interesting project: http://www.airliner-models.org/main.php?page=gallery&mid=126

Final decision was made quite quickly ...

 

I've started from fuselage partition:

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Floor and rear side part's pig was scratched from 1mm plastic:

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Next step was to make stiffening ribs along whole fuselage...

That was a big challenge - 62 ribs with 3.5mm step between centers ... I used evergreen plastic straw with 0.5x0.5mm profile. That is a little bit big, but no chance for me to work with smaller stuff :)
Ribs is placed over false plates on bottom part of fuselage that was done with 0.5mm plastic. 

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After that, I started to play with cargo door...

 

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Airbus-Transport-International/Airbus-A300B4-608ST-Super-Transporter/735166?qsp=eJwtTUsOgjAQvctbswBJCGGnF9CFF5h0JkpE28zUYEO4u2Pj7v3fhhBfWT75WpJggglpuKNBIqWnYdrwNlFM3WEcxgYPKWtUdgPUt60HLWo%2BFedMWY4hSMrCf/2s/OuCxULdvPlH50D0UjH6wXWeLS1UNyTTvGDfv9pWMQE%3D

 

Picture removed - link inserted.  Airliners.net photos should not be posted directly.  Please link to the page from which they were taken.

 

That is bigger challenge than ribs on fuselage... because we need to follow the door's curvature in several directions.

Anyway...

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That is not 100%-copy of original, but I like it...

Edited by Mike
Removing Airliners.net copyrighted photo.

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Cargo cabin floor...

1. Floor cover is done with 0.5mm plastic and scriber'ed (1mm step)

2. Door from pilots' cabin to cargo is added (0.5mm thickness)

3. Loading rails are added (two 1x1mm profiles). As for me, it looks quite narrow now and I plan to increase width a little bit later... 

4. Power lines' protective cover (0.5x0.5mm profile) is added in 2 places

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5. Rear side bulkhead... I didn't find good picture and clear description of this part, so you can see flight of my fancy on next photo :D

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That is all as for current moment. I'll keep you updated with progress.

Thanks for all who will follow this topic, give comment and recommendations.

Tnx!

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You're certainly making a cracking job of adding all that ribbing and bracing.

I saw some of these on a visit to the Airbus Hamburg factory just as the A380 was coming out and was amazed at the size of them, and somewhat captivated by their unusual appearance.

Good luck with the model, can't wait to see how she comes out.

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This is looking amazing already, absolutely blown away by your super detailing. Good luck with the rest of the build. I will be following with extreme  interest.

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Just a quick word of advice before you get into trouble with the mods regarding the posting of Airliners.net pictures.

The forum rules require that only a link to the picture is posted and not the picture itself.  Have a look at the rules posted on the subject and change it as soon as you can to save any problems.

The work you have done up to now looks absolutely superb by the way and I'm looking forward to further updates as they appear.  :thumbsup:

 

Chris.

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Fantastic work so far. The ribs look perfect. What's your cargo going to be? I often see the Beluga trundling overhead and just love the look of this aircraft. Looking forward to more updates . 

 

Jeff 

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12 minutes ago, stringbag said:

Just a quick word of advice before you get into trouble with the mods regarding the posting of Airliners.net pictures.

Thanks for advise! Fixed ))

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Impressive scratch building R, the detail you are adding there is great.

 

I shall be watching, I have one of these in the stash.  How much time do you think you have spent so far adding the interior detail? 

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Some excellent work there, very well done detail, and if you like you can use the photos from the walkaround section of BM

 

 

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1 minute ago, TrojanThunder said:

Impressive scratch building R, the detail you are adding there is great.

 

I shall be watching, I have one of these in the stash.  How much time do you think you have spent so far adding the interior detail? 

Several evenings (1-2 hours per day) for ribbing, one day for floor. I have no so much free time after work and during weekends, unfort. )))

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2 minutes ago, Graeme H said:

if you like you can use the photos from the walkaround section of BM

Yes, I saw that. Some pics will be useful. Tnx!

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1 hour ago, Ridibunda said:

Thanks for advise! Fixed ))

The pic is still showing up on the thread for some reason.

Might be worth dropping a PM to one of the mods and ask if they can change it for you. They will be happy to help I'm sure.

The Beluga flies overhead most days on the way into Broughton.  Very often there are several visits during any one day.

 

Chris.

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Chris asked me to step in, so I've managed to find this on Airliners.net for you and substituted the pic for a link.  I won't be able to do this for every pic that comes up, but this time it was relatively easy.  In future, please check the thread on airliners.net pictures for the why, and post a link to their site. Thanks :)

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@Mike, thanks for help.

It is a little bit strange policy, because I didn't put photo here, pic was still on airliners.net (I checked where it is opening from by clicking on pic here).

Anyway, rule is rule and should be followed ))

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4 hours ago, Ridibunda said:

It is a little bit strange policy, because I didn't put photo here, pic was still on airliners.net (I checked where it is opening from by clicking on pic here).

Anyway, rule is rule and should be followed ))

 

You're welcome :)  It's because a direct link to the photo is leaching their bandwidth, without people visiting their site.  There have been a few instances where legal threats have been made (I understand), so in order to keep our members and ourselves from any sticky situations, that's the policy.  You can read more about it by visiting this thread here.

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Excellent detailing there, it is looking very nice. And a novel way of doing the internal detailing, by chopping up the fuselage, very clever I would never have thought of that! Looking forward to seeing this one move on.

 

Cheers now

Bob

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5 hours ago, moaning dolphin said:

And a novel way of doing the internal detailing, by chopping up the fuselage, very clever I would never have thought of that!

 

Agreed! Looking outstanding so far :worthy:

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