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BAC 1-11, Scandinavian Airline System (SAS)

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BAC 1-11,Scandinavian Airline System (SAS)

 

1:144 Airfix, with classic-airlines.com decals.

 

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In 1968 SAS leased a BAC 1-11 from British Eagle, which was painted in full SAS colours, but retained it's British Registration (G-ATPL). I believe the reason for the lease was to alleviate aircraft shortages pending the arrival of their DC-9's. 

I rather like the old Airfix kit, but it represents the 1-11 prototype more than a production machine. However a few simple modifications make it look a lot better, see the end of this post. Having spotted this decal sheet on classic-airlines website, I thought it would make an interesting model, as not may people know SAS operated the 1-11. G-ATPL went on to serve with Dan-Air after the collapse of British Eagle

 

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'With something else', a sister 1-11 in British Eagle colours, also an Airfix kit with classic-airlines decals.

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And with part of my growing SAAS fleet.

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If you have one of these kits in the stash, it is well worth building. These are the basic mods I did;

 

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Thanks for looking,

 

John

 

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That's a lovely model of an unusual subject John.  The Airfix kit may be old but in the right hands it can be the basis for an excellent model.  

 

I love the line up of SAS dragons!

 

Dave G

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Another great 1-11 John!

It just shows how little you need to do to make a big difference to the overall look of the Airfix kit. I really wish I hadn't sold my Airfix 1-11.

Are you going to add a DC-9 to your SAS lineup? I can recommend the Lima November decals.

Just to be pedantic, SAS actually stands for Scandinavian Airline System.

Cheers,

Ian

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2 hours ago, Turbofan said:

Another great 1-11 John!

It just shows how little you need to do to make a big difference to the overall look of the Airfix kit. I really wish I hadn't sold my Airfix 1-11.

Are you going to add a DC-9 to your SAS lineup? I can recommend the Lima November decals.

Just to be pedantic, SAS actually stands for Scandinavian Airline System.

Cheers,

Ian

You're right Ian, it is Scandinavian Airline System. Don't know what I was thinking!

Yes, I have 2 LN sheets for the SAS DC-9 plus the kits, all ready to go. I'm going to do a -20 and -40 with them when I get around to it. So many models, so little time!

 

Cheers

 

John

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That's great John, like someone else said you made a job of the Airfix kit. I remember this 'plane in SAS scheme in the 60s, Swissair (G-ATVH) and KLM (G-ATPJ) leased a 1-11 from British Eagle too for the same DC-9 reasons.

 

Well done !

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That's another stunner John, really beautifully finished as always! The annotated pic. you did of the mods needed to the Airfix kit is much appreciated, I have filed it away for when (if?!) I get around to building my Cambrian one! 

 

Your SAS fleet looks very nice indeed & I look forward to seeing the short body DC-9 join it (that's another in my to-do pile!)

 

Lovely job again!

 

Keith

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It amazes me what you achieve with those old Airfix kits John, another really nice result 

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That looks really smart. A beautifully rendered paint finish and an attractive scheme.  A really great collection too and I really like the British Eagle rendition.   Your re-shaping of the nose cone looks superb.

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Lovely John, I wasn't aware of this scheme on a 1-11, as always, another gem leaves the Viking production line :)

 

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Superb One-Eleven.

The first time I see one in this scheme.Never knew that Scandinavian operated this type.

I have 2 of these Airfix kits in the stash and your mods pic. is a great help.

 

Mine will appear in Swissair colors and Aer Lingus

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Really love your 1-11s (this one and the British Eagle). As others have said, you've really nailed that nose shape and it completely changes the look of the kit.

I did one years and years ago out of the box and it just didn't look right, because I hadn't changed the nose.

Brilliant.

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When the Airfix British United One-Eleven kit came out the Radome was more or less correct, the first British United jets (includes the prototype) and few others including some  Braniff kites in the pre Pastel/not so pastel BI schemes had the rounder shape, it was modified to the pointier version after flight testing. Airfix didn't keep up as we all know.

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