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Matcham11

Zvezda 737-800 1/144 SAS Star Alliance, LN-RRL

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Hi Britmodeller.

 

Zvezda's sublime 737-800 kit built OOB. As probably mentioned in other threads, this kit includes the correct shaped engines, winglets and correct height for the windows, as compared to the old Revell kits. It goes together really well. Added a wifi antenna.

The reason for my choice of this livery, is because I flew this exact plane back in January 17', when I moved from Denmark to Northern Norway. Flew it from Oslo to Tromsø.

Painted with Halfords Appliance White, Humbrol and Alclad. The always brilliant decals, are from Ruben, LN Decals.

Genereally happy. A few mistakes here and there, but luckily we all keep on learning from our mistakes! 

 

Cheers, 

Robin 

 

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Here sitting next to my other SAS builds/models.

 

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Thanks for sharing your excellent model and collection Robin. The 70th anniversary 738 in the middle looks great - if I remember correctly Ruben leaves you on your own to paint the blue which can't have been easy.

 

I really liked the Zvezda 738 when I built it in Malev livery a few months ago. It's in a different league from the Revell kit which we all struggled with for so long! The 737-700 is every bit as nice - I have one on the bench just now and I hope to get it into the paint shop shortly.

 

:goodjob:

 

Dave G

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Very nice model and beautiful smooth finish

Also  great collection!

Regards Djordje

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Hi Robin,

Nice one and beautifully finished.

Which colour did you use for the SAS red?

I'm impressed with your fleet I reckon with a bit of juggling you could squeeze a few more in, how about some DC9s or MD80s?

Cheers,

Ian

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Hi Robin.

We are certainly being treated to some lovely airliner builds here.  Another fine model.

I noticed you are into gliding as well.  I repatriated a Grunau 2b to Denmark to be restored by Niels Ebber of the vintage flying group in Viborg.

 

Chris.

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A beautiful model very nicely built!

It is a treat to see such gorgeous replicas of contemporary planes. 

Modern airliners may look simple, but their models are very difficult to build and finish to good standards.

Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi all! Thanks for your really kind words!

 

11 hours ago, Skodadriver said:

Thanks for sharing your excellent model and collection Robin. The 70th anniversary 738 in the middle looks great - if I remember correctly Ruben leaves you on your own to paint the blue which can't have been easy.

 

I really liked the Zvezda 738 when I built it in Malev livery a few months ago. It's in a different league from the Revell kit which we all struggled with for so long! The 737-700 is every bit as nice - I have one on the bench just now and I hope to get it into the paint shop shortly.

 

:goodjob:

 

Dave G

Would have loved to say that I had built the 70th anniversery, but I haven't. It's a Gemini Jets 1/200 diecast jet. But yes, I think you are right - the blue needs to be painted on by the looks of it! Not anything that I am competent of doing!

Keeping an eye out for the -700! 

 

9 hours ago, Turbofan said:

Hi Robin,

Nice one and beautifully finished.

Which colour did you use for the SAS red?

I'm impressed with your fleet I reckon with a bit of juggling you could squeeze a few more in, how about some DC9s or MD80s?

Cheers,

Ian

Thanks Ian. I used Xtracolor SAS Red X339. Primed with Tamiya Grey primer, then a layer of Humbrol 130, and then finally a coat of X339. The white coat is essential to get, what I reckon, is the correct shade. It can probably be done using a white primer, but I only had the grey one laying around. 

 

6 hours ago, stringbag said:

Hi Robin.

We are certainly being treated to some lovely airliner builds here.  Another fine model.

I noticed you are into gliding as well.  I repatriated a Grunau 2b to Denmark to be restored by Niels Ebber of the vintage flying group in Viborg.

 

Chris.

Hi Chris. 

 

Thanks alot. Yes, I've been doing gliding for 9 years. Started when I was 14. Unfourtunately I have som medical trouble at the moment, which has kept me on the ground. A bugger since I almost had my CPL completed. 

Niels Ebber,... his name rings a bell, but I don't think I have met him. Thats funny - you've more than likely passed right by that place I live.

 

Cheers, Robin

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Lovely, and the SAS theme is also my 'thing'.  You definitely need to add some MD-80s and 87;s to your collction!

 

Cheers

 

John

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Very nice -800 there. Zvezda make some smashing good quality civil birds and I've recently bought one of these -800's myself -

 

Thanks for posting this - its a real beaut.

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Very nice build! I like your SAS collection as well. Are you planning on building on building more SAS aircraft (to complete the fleet :))?

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 Very nice build, Robin. She looks quite sharp. I suppose I’m one of the last yet to build the Zvezda 737...I appreciate everyone’s perspective on them...every one! Yours is nicely done! By the way......what mistakes? Can’t see any.......😉

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Really nice 737, looks great!

 

What colour did you use for the blue? I'm in the making of one myself at the moment.. :)

 

Regards,

Niklas

 

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On 3/28/2020 at 4:16 PM, najkos said:

Really nice 737, looks great!

 

What colour did you use for the blue? I'm in the making of one myself at the moment.. :)

 

Regards,

Niklas

 

First of all, thanks to all for some kind comments! Highly appreciated, and motivating!

 

Niklas, the blue colour is Xtracolors Enamel X030 RAF Roundel Blue. Fairly good match to SAS' blue. At least for me :)

 

/ Robin 

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On 4/2/2020 at 7:16 PM, Matcham11 said:

First of all, thanks to all for some kind comments! Highly appreciated, and motivating!

 

Niklas, the blue colour is Xtracolors Enamel X030 RAF Roundel Blue. Fairly good match to SAS' blue. At least for me :)

 

/ Robin 

That's what I thought. 🙂 👍

 

Trying to get hold of it, but shipping from the U.K. to Sweden is quite expensive, since it's shipped as dangerous goods..

Can you get hold of Xtracolour somewhere locally in Denmark?

 

//Niklas

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