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Boeing Trijets Boeing 727-100 and 727-200 Revell and Airfix


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The Boeing 727 was one of the best selling airliners from the early 60s until the end of production in 1984 with 1832 aircrafts produced.

Some are still in service today.

 

With so many airlines operating the 727 over the years,there is a great choice of liveries available.

Airfix re-issued their 727-200 kit in 2010 and 2012 with nice decal sets printed by Cartograph and Revell re-issued their ancient 727-100 kit in early 2016 in the attractive Germania livery,done by Daco.

 I gues both kits don't need much introduction,as these have been available frequently over the years.

 

Revell's 727 is probably the most accurate of the two,as they got the nose shape pretty much right and also some other details are better than on the Airfix kit.

The wheels are a tad too big on the Revell kit,they are better done on the Airfix version.

For my 727 I used the wheels from some Airfix 727 leftovers I found in my spares box.

 

As the Airfix 727s nose shape is not the best,I decided to replace that part by the Daco windshield for the Boeing 737.It fits quite well on the 727 and improves the look significantly.

The other thing I changed was the raised panellines on the wings,which I rescribed and I relocated the fence from the back to the leading edges by using plastic card.

And I thined the engine exhausts by sanding them down from the inside.The plastic is too thick there.

 

The fit of the Airfix 727 was pretty bad,the re-issues had some badly warped parts,esp.the wings and on one kit even the fuselage halves.

The wings bent themselves even more after the halves had been glued together....I tried to correct them as good as possible but its still visible.

 

On all kits I replaced the front gear doors with new ones created from plasticard in the correct size ,as on both Revell and Airfix,the doors are too short.

 

The new decal sets are of great quality printingwise but the Iberia/Aerolineas Argentinas decal set has some serious mistakes.

One piece of the aft decals had the blue reversed.Dark blue on the upper half,light blue on the lower part.Luckily I had the right colors to repaint those areas and correct that.Furthermore they forgot that the 727s door arrangement is different on the right side so the logos had to be cut off and relocated to the correct position.

Being printed by Cartograph,I was surprised to find such inaccuracies.Even the Iberia set had mistakes which the instruction sheet oversaw as well.

The worker was either in a hurry or a complete douchebag :mental:

 

Revell's 727-100 is despite its age a nice little kit which is fun to build.It has no open windows,except the cockpit and no clear parts.So the windows need to be filled and replaced by decals.The very nice and detailed DACO decal set provides cockpit windows as well as cabin windows already printed on the cheatline.

The sets providedes enough details to enhance the look of the finished model.

On the Airfix kits I used decals from my extensive stash as well as from a detail set to further enhance the looks.

 

Painted are all of them with Tamyia pure white from a spray can,Testors and Revell for the grey and metallic parts.

 

It was a timeconsuming but fun project building those 4 727s simultaneously .

 

Enjoy the pics...kitty has made a guest appearance as well....:winkgrin:

 

 

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Boeing delivery line Renton...^_^

 

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Nice quartet Alex, I've looked at that Revell 727 before but hesitated to buy because of the open cockpit glazing. I think I'll pick one up now, next time I see one. It comes out really well judging by what you have done with it.

 

Cheers

 

John

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Hi Alex,

Nice collection of 727s you've got there!

I really think the different nose wheels on the -100 and use of the Daco 737 nose piece on the Airfix -200s has made a significant difference to the overall look of these kits, much improved!

The Alitalia and Iberia birds are my favourites. Love the 'Renton' pics!

Keep up the good work.

Cheers,

Ian

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NICE looking fleet. You can see the Airfix-Revell nose difference. Still they

are beautifully done, I think I might try a Minicraft -200 sometime.---John

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Really nice, great work, the marking schemes are all excellent choices.

 

It's funny that I got to see this now as I'm in the process of building the Revell kit in the Germania scheme, my first 1/144 kit!

 

Rich

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Excellent as always Alex - classic and classy.:thumbsup:

 

There has been a bit of a lull in the number of airliners in RFI recently and four in one go is pretty impressive!

 

Great to see the cat again. 

 

 

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