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Has anyone built the 1/72 BPK 737-800?


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I have searched online and YouTube. I cannot find one image or video of anyone actually building this. Just wondering if it goes together as badly as I am imagining. 

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I have BPK’s 737-200, and while I have not built it, I know several who have, and they report it to be a typical short-run multi-media kit. You can find a review of the 737-200 kit here:

https://finescale.com/product-info/kit-reviews/2014/03/bpk-boeing-737-200
 

Hope this is helpful. I imagine the 737-800 is similar.

 

 

 

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I have not made a start on mine yet but of the 2 kits I have, I can state that one is beautifully moulded with almost no flashes or surface imperfections while the other one is... the exact opposite. I know it is considered a short run kit from a small company but the differences between 2 kits is enormous.

 

I guess some will end up delighted with the build experience and others will be left with a bitter taste.

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If you are on Facebook then there are images of a current build under way on the BPK FB Page. I have seen another completed one as well, Think it was in the same place.

 

If you want to know what it will be like there is a link to the BPK 727-200/T-43A over the cybermodeler webpage in the B737 reference area

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I have started mine several months ago 

it’s not an easy kit but has lovely recessed panel lines and seems very accurate, the only draw back is the clear windows that need some work to get right 

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I am currently working on one.

Its very nicely done,but its not an easy build.

 

I have it currently on hold for other ongoing projects,its currently in the primer process.

Once my bench has cleared a bit,I will continue with it.

As said,not the easiest kit but I enjoyed the work on it so far.

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I have also started mine in August last year (1 year ago), but slovly stopped it in December as I switched into my 8 pcs unfinished/boxed Tu-134A. 

 My first impression was that this kit will be a challenge to snap together, however very detailed and accurated kit at all. Needs some pre-skills in the making scale models, but not so bad. Regarding the general quality of the parts needs to be highlight that I've got 3 of the very first 6 examples been manufactured before the kit was released officially, so some extra sprue could occureb by the times... 

I decided to cut every panels, doors, etc out as can be seen in our repair station, but left it abandoned by the time due to the Tu-134s kit, and everything fitted as temporarily before the correct adjustments.. All small stuffs are 100% scratchbuilds copied from our 1:1 ones...

 

 

All in all, don't give it up to assemble, as it will turns out amazingly... Just needs time to make it...

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2 hours ago, fightersweep said:

Wow! That interior detail looks amazing. Great work indeed. What did you use for the carpet in the cabin?

 

Steve

What he said!

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Wow @airdaniel!  That detail is astonishing!

Wondering where you get your information from on all those details (especially the u/c bays with all the hydraulic pipes & wiring looms).

Perhaps you are a maintenance engineer for a 737 fleet?

I have the kit on order.  It will be enough that I can get the exterior to look decent and not go hard at details like that.

My hat's off to you and your obvious skills.

:clap2::clap2::clap2:

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Regarding the undercarriage bay, the photos I have seen, it is extremely busy with pipes, wires etc, all over the place, I did not bother with mine as life is to short LOL, but for anyone who wants to add the extra detail it would look great, although you can hardly see much of it in the end. I have stalled on mine, I just need really to get some passenger windows masks cut, the kit ones I don't like as you can barely see where to position them correctly, as I prefer Tamiya yellow stuff.

I might in the end do the Mexican Airforce one

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