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Gimme Shelter

Virgin Atlantic 787-9 Dreamliner (Zvezda 1/144)

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Poor lighting and a limited choice of background colour has left this build looking like a flight on a dark and gloomy overcast rainy day.

 

This is the Zvezda -9 kit with 26 Decals and some top-up details from a F-Decal detail set. Nothing amazing but great fun to build with Zvezda's superb part fitting. Other than the change in decal livery, this was built straight from the both with no 3rd party resin / correction parts used.

 

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Thanks for dropping in for a look around

 

John

 

 

 

 

 

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Very nice indeed John.  Good job on the metallic red. :clap2:

 

We've had a great run of civil RFIs recently and your model is another excellent addition.  

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Doesn't the -900 look a lot better than the shorter -800?

As Dave mentioned above, that's a great finish.

 

Chris

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What an outstanding finish!

 

Beautiful model.

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Nice build John.

 

:thumbsup2::thumbsup2:

 

Like what you've done with the base too !

 

mike

 

 

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Another stunning build of a beautiful plane :)

nice to see a -9 too, and great finish with the colours, fantastic work😍

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beautiful job john! ive done the same job myself and wondered what you used for the metallic red?

 

phil

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8 hours ago, phil1 said:

beautiful job john! ive done the same job myself and wondered what you used for the metallic red?

 

phil

Hi Phil

 

Thanks for the kind words - I used a silver undercoat below a Alcad II Candy Red for the Virgin red areas - worked a treat

 

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3 hours ago, Gimme Shelter said:

Hi Phil

 

Thanks for the kind words - I used a silver undercoat below a Alcad II Candy Red for the Virgin red areas - worked a treat

 

hi john

 

i used tamiya TS18 but I think your alclad finish is probably the way forward for the new VS livery. what did you think of the chevron nozzles on the engines?? i snapped mine off a few times as they were ridiculously fragile, in terms of assembly of the engine I thought it was a bit of an odd one for zvezda 

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Hi John,

Wow this is a beauty!

I thought Phil's use of TS18 was about the best for Virgin Red but I think I've changed my mind this Alclad Candy Red is brilliant. I'll have to remember that as I might have a VS 747-400 sometime in the future.

Cheers,

Ian

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10 hours ago, Turbofan said:

Hi John,

Wow this is a beauty!

I thought Phil's use of TS18 was about the best for Virgin Red but I think I've changed my mind this Alclad Candy Red is brilliant. I'll have to remember that as I might have a VS 747-400 sometime in the future.

Cheers,

Ian

I'll root out which Candy I used as there are a few that look very similar - I'll let you know. The base metallic was Alcad II Polished Aluminium and then overcoated with 3 or 4 dusty overcoats of the Candy red and then coated in Klear

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13 hours ago, phil1 said:

hi john

 

i used tamiya TS18 but I think your alclad finish is probably the way forward for the new VS livery. what did you think of the chevron nozzles on the engines?? i snapped mine off a few times as they were ridiculously fragile, in terms of assembly of the engine I thought it was a bit of an odd one for zvezda 

Hi Phil

 

I had the same issues too - annoying wasn't it!

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Thanks for all the kind words gents - I did not think this Virgin would generate such interest. In case any of you have any build plans for the same planned, here are a few trinkets for you that I took on my mobile on Saturday morning last weekend. If you click on the photos - this should take you to Flickr and you can watch them as videos (most of them)

 

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Those fat boy Trent 1000's are HUGE !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Team Aer Lingus said:

Stunning finish great work 

 

thanks for sharing

 

Eamonn

thanks again Eamonn - glad you like it

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On 19/11/2018 at 16:02, Gimme Shelter said:

Poor lighting and a limited choice of background colour has left this build looking like a flight on a dark and gloomy overcast rainy day.

 

This is the Zvezda -9 kit with 26 Decals and some top-up details from a F-Decal detail set. Nothing amazing but great fun to build with Zvezda's superb part fitting. Other than the change in decal livery, this was built straight from the both with no 3rd party resin / correction parts used.

 

DSCF8054

 

DSCF8055

 

DSCF8057

 

DSCF8069

 

DSCF8093

 

DSCF8094

 

DSCF8095

 

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Thanks for dropping in for a look around

 

John

 

 

 

 

 

Great work on that Dreamliner.

It really looks awesome in the Virgin livery

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How did I miss this? Beautiful work on the Dreamliner, great to see an 'in flight' model and I like the stand!

 

Cheers

 

John

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