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Skodadriver

BA's Grand Old Lady - Boeing 767 G-BNWA in 1/144

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10 hours ago, neilg said:

Beautiful!  The blue's a good match, I'm going to have get some of that from Halfords myself!  Look who I've just seen fly overhead:

 

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Thanks Neil.  Good to know that Whisky Alpha is still active, although not for much longer.  There's no avoiding the fact that the BA 767s are getting old and worn (the day after I flew on her Whisky Alpha suffered serious instrument problems while flying IST-LHR and had to divert to VIE) but I'll certainly miss them once they're gone.

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Superb work!  

I do love airliners and all their varied liveries.

If I did not have such a big backlog of 1/72 kits to build, I'd get into the whole 1/144 civil airliner thing straight up!

Excellent job. :clap2:

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this is such a beautiful model. absolutely flawless. mus admit I have a soft spot for the 767 and the BA ones in particular, will be sad to see them all disappear shortly

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Fantastic finish as always & one really nice looking model 

 

thanks for sharing

 

regards

 

Eamonn

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Wow, that looks fantastic Dave - well done!

 

You mention correcting the pylons - does the Revell boxing come with the RB211 engines?  I've got the Zvezda version but thought that had CFM engines.

 

Mike

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1 hour ago, FortyEighter said:

Wow, that looks fantastic Dave - well done!

 

You mention correcting the pylons - does the Revell boxing come with the RB211 engines?  I've got the Zvezda version but thought that had CFM engines.

 

Mike

Thanks for your generous comment Mike.

 

The very first issue of the Revell 767, the one with decals for BA Landor and Gulf Air, had alternative engines - RB211s for the BA scheme and Revell's strange GE/PW hybrid for Gulf Air. The RB211s weren't in any of the subsequent releases - KLM, Gulf Traveller etc - and are only to be found in the box with the BA Landor decals.  BraZ make a set of resin RB211s but they are pretty inaccurate and I found it easier to modify the kit parts , although that's no help if you don't have the Revell engines in the first place!  

 

The Zvezda kit has the GE CF-6 engines.

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5 hours ago, Skodadriver said:

Thanks for your generous comment Mike.

 

The very first issue of the Revell 767, the one with decals for BA Landor and Gulf Air, had alternative engines - RB211s for the BA scheme and Revell's strange GE/PW hybrid for Gulf Air. The RB211s weren't in any of the subsequent releases - KLM, Gulf Traveller etc - and are only to be found in the box with the BA Landor decals.  BraZ make a set of resin RB211s but they are pretty inaccurate and I found it easier to modify the kit parts , although that's no help if you don't have the Revell engines in the first place!  

 

The Zvezda kit has the GE CF-6 engines.

 

Will have to look out for that Revell boxing - I obviously got my GE-CF series and CFM confused😪

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6 hours ago, Skodadriver said:

The RB211s weren't in any of the subsequent releases - KLM, Gulf Traveller etc - and are only to be found in the box with the BA Landor decals.

Dave, I've only ever bought one Revell 767, the Gulf Traveller and SAS boxing, and it had the RB211 sprue included.

Cheers,

Ian

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1 minute ago, Turbofan said:

Dave, I've only ever bought one Revell 767, the Gulf Traveller and SAS boxing, and it had the RB211 sprue included.

Cheers,

Ian

 

Interesting!  I have 3 KLM examples in my stash and none of them have the RB211s (I've just checked).  A couple of years ago I built the Gulf Traveller version in Zoom livery and I have no memory of my kit having RB211s - they'd have gone straight into the "valuable" section of my spares box!

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Hello Skodadriver,

Superb model. I am surprised to read that this Boeing model is already more than 25 years old. So you see, keep building, because time is flying by.

Regards, Orion / The Netherlands.

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How did I miss this one? Glad I caught up with it just now, it's a beauty. Somehow the 767 perfectly suits the Chatham livery, and those cockpit windows look superb.

 

Cheers

 

John

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Hi David

 

Having  seen it in the flesh at Perth I can say it is a truly stunning model, but just one of several outstanding models you have . It was a bit like being a child in a sweetie shop seeing your collection and I hope I didn’t bombard you with too many questions!  As I said it’s my bi annual dose of enthusiasm . Thanks for spending the time with me in conversation. I am suitably enthused to try harder.  Right back to that Britannia 737..........

 

Russell

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