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747 Retirement/50th anniversary STGB at 19


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With the news that COVID is finishing off the 747-400 in passenger service and cutting the 747-8i numbers down and A380 numbers severely. Perhaps it’s time for either 747 s STGB or a jumbo GB? I’d been down for a Landor 747 in either.

747 GB List:

1. Me

2. Rabbit Leader

3. Ghostbase

4. Stephen                                                    

 5. Desert Falcon                                            

6. Pin.                                                              

7. 71chally                                                        

8. Zebra                                                          

9. Tomprobert                                              

10. Romeo Alpha Yankee                              

11. Stefan Buysse.                                          

12. Fortyeighter                                              

13. Davejl 

14. Rob S

15. Richard E

16. Grame H

17. MarkSH 18.Abandoned Project 19. Back in the saddle 

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You got me at a weak moment Stu. We’ve just celebrated 49 glorious years of 747 operations at Qantas and last Wednesday was Brisbane’s chance to say goodbye. I’m no airliner modeller, however really ought to build something from the company that has paid my wages for the last 32 years! Good call mate, I’ll play. 
 

Cheers.. Dave 

 

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Definitely interested, my first 747 flight was in a TWA 747-100 in 1987, then an iconic Pan Am 747-200 'China Clipper II' a year later and would love to make one of these. I have the Revell 1/144 Boeing 747 SCA and Space Shuttle in the stash, also the E-4B, both released around 2012 ish. I think I read that the base 747 in both kits can be built as a civilian 747-100 which would cover the TWA Jumbo at least.

 

Just to say, personally this GB would need to be sooner than later for me, I tend to be a spontaneous or impulsive scale modeller and can go 'off the boil' pretty quickly and move on to a new obsession 😎

 

Michael

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Yes please, I would certainly like to be on the list. 


My favorite would then be a Scandinavian Airlines 747-200, preferable “Huge Viking” which was the first 747 to be delivered to SAS in the early 1970’s. Obviously in the old viking livery if I can find a kit / decals. 
 

Cheers

 

Johnny b

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All added. Neither am I @Rabbit Leader I just convince myself I am every summer till I goes horribly wrong which it nearly did again with my a380 build...fortunately that is back on schedule now edit: damming myself got a used Revell -8 on amazon in my basket that calling me to order 

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12 hours ago, 71chally said:

Is there a 'best' injected kit, I believe most have issues, but which is better?

1:200 - Hasegawa are pretty good covering most version and engine options up to the -400

1:144 - Revell 747-800 is very good and can be converted back to earlier versions by shortening the fuselage, reshaping the wingtips and adding aftermarket engines. The Zvezda 747-8 isn't bad either.

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1 hour ago, Dave Swindell said:

1:200 - Hasegawa are pretty good covering most version and engine options up to the -400

1:144 - Revell 747-800 is very good and can be converted back to earlier versions by shortening the fuselage, reshaping the wingtips and adding aftermarket engines. The Zvezda 747-8 isn't bad either.

Though can’t seem to get 747-400 CF6 engines so would need a friend with spare kit Revell ones. Tempted to try that conversion myself 

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2 hours ago, 71chally said:

Thanks for the info.

I take it Revell issued their own a long time back, and the Zvezda kit?

Both the Revell 747-8 and the Zvezda one were released in 2012, the Zvezda one first and the Revell one later in the year. They're different toolings, not a co-operation release.

Revell have released a 100/200 (1974 tooling) and a 400 (1993 tooling) but both have detail and shape issues.

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I'm in, I have VH-OJA to build which is now on display at HARS.

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Photo taken the day after it was delivered to the museum back in 2015

 

Though If it is built before that (which it may well be) I have another 6-7 747 kits to build, perhaps a QF 747-300

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