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Here is the Heller Airbus A300 kit in 1/125.

Its the typical scale for Hellers airliner range and as such it doesnt fit in any other collections.

As I have mostly all Heller airliners its not a problem.

The kit is quite old and in some areas simple in design.

The landing gear in particular is on most Heller kits very simplistic.The wheels have no detail at all.

I replaced them with 747 wheels from a Revell kit.

For my remaining 2 Heller A300s I might go with the "wheels up" option.

 

The fit is decent and only the fuselage halves and engines needed a bit of filler.

The little fences on the wing are also missing,I made them out of evergreen plastic.

As my missus is from the Philippines,some PAL airliners are of course a must in my fleet😉.

 

The decal set comes from f-dcal and had to be rescaled to fit the larger Heller Airbus.

The quality is great but the reception of the f-decal orders is,at least for me and another fellow modeller,not always granted.

It took several months and email requests to finally receive the set.

Its a pitty that this guy is so unreliable,I would like to buy more from him but life is too short.

 

My model depicts the first A300 delivered to the airline.

For this occasion,Philippine Airlines decided to add the kissing mouth at the front and labeled it "LoveBus"

 

Paints are Gunze white primer,gloss coated with Gunze Premium Clear,Revell grey 371 for the wings and my own mix of Revell grey 374 with a few drops of silver 90 for the coroguard panels.

Leading edges are done with Bare Metal Foil.

Engines are painted with Gunze metallics.

 

Mabuhay (welcome)

Alex

 

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28 minutes ago, Alex1978 said:

Here is the Heller Airbus A300 kit in 1/125.

Its the typical scale for Hellers airliner range and as such it doesnt fit in any other collections.

As I have mostly all Heller airliners its not a problem.

The kit is quite old and in some areas simple in design.

The landing gear in particular is on most Heller kits very simplistic.The wheels have no detail at all.

I replaced them with 747 wheels from a Revell kit.

For my remaining 2 Heller A300s I might go with the "wheels up" option.

 

The fit is decent and only the fuselage halves and engines needed a bit of filler.

The little fences on the wing are also missing,I made them out of evergreen plastic.

As my missus is from the Philippines,some PAL airliners are of course a must in my fleet😉.

 

The decal set comes from f-dcal and had to be rescaled to fit the larger Heller Airbus.

The quality is great but the reception of the f-decal orders is,at least for me and another fellow modeller,not always granted.

It took several months and email requests to finally receive the set.

Its a pitty that this guy is so unreliable,I would like to buy more from him but life is too short.

 

My model depicts the first A300 delivered to the airline.

For this occasion,Philippine Airlines decided to add the kissing mouth at the front and labeled it "LoveBus"

 

Paints are Gunze white primer,gloss coated with Gunze Premium Clear,Revell grey 371 for the wings and my own mix of Revell grey 374 with a few drops of silver 90 for the coroguard panels.

Leading edges are done with Bare Metal Foil.

Engines are painted with Gunze metallics.

 

Mabuhay (welcome)

Alex

 

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Very well done Alex👏

 

Einar

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1 hour ago, Abandoned Project said:

Napakaganda.

 

Salamat.

 

 

2 hours ago, Einar said:

Very well done Alex👏

 

Einar

Thank you very much

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4 hours ago, stever219 said:

Impeccable.  A lovely model of an unsung classic.

I'll second that ... and third it too! A beautiful build.

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8 hours ago, mitchem said:

Another striking colour scheme that has disappeared 😦

 

mike

Thank you very much Mike

Yes,thats true.The current livery isnt as striking

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Hi again Alex. That's another beauty in a handsome livery from the past.

 

F-DCAL's service can be hit or miss - they have just sent me the same order twice!

 

Hope the cats are well - they don't seem so interested in your models any more :cat:

 

Dave G

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32 minutes ago, Skodadriver said:

Hi again Alex. That's another beauty in a handsome livery from the past.

 

F-DCAL's service can be hit or miss - they have just sent me the same order twice!

 

Hope the cats are well - they don't seem so interested in your models any more :cat:

 

Dave G

Thank you very much Dave.

Thats probably right about F-DCAL.

Its a pity that he is so unreliable,the material he produces is really nice actually.

 

The cats are fine.They had their dinner while I was taking the pictures but its also true that they are not coming to inspect the models.

My young one is more interested in whats going on outside in the garden,watching the birds...

But I always try to include them in the pictures when they are around 

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On 08/07/2021 at 19:50, Alex1978 said:

The quality is great but the reception of the f-decal orders is,at least for me and another fellow modeller,not always granted.

I think I know who you mean!😂

 

Lovely model Alex, you don’t see many A300’s.👍

Great livery too!

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9 hours ago, Back in the Saddle said:

 

I think I know who you mean!😂

 

Lovely model Alex, you don’t see many A300’s.👍

Great livery too!

Thank you very much

You got my hint 😉😂

29 minutes ago, Viking said:

Nice to see the Heller kit, especially when so well build and finished.

 

Cheers

 

John

Thank you very much John

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