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Civil engineering. The Airliner S/B
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PostPosted: May 12th, 2017, 8:35 pm 
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The Airliner S/B is at V1 and rotates on Saturday. Lets make it a very civil affair. My build is still TBD but will possibly be an Airfix 1/144.

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I have just been in the loft and dug out a few models. They are the Airfix Trident, BAC111 and Vanguard and a Revell Twin Otter. Asked wifey which she thought I should build. She liked the twin otter. And the Vanguard. I also have a DC9 to go at so that's the DC9 and twotter for me to go at with the Vanguard as a backup build.

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Not had a chance to do any model building today. I was sorting out my model shed so that it had a permanent electrical supply.
As mentioned in the GB/SB Chat area, I have decided to resurrect a long stalled Airfix Boeing 737 project. The plan is to finish it in the mid 1960s/early 1970s Aer Lingus scheme.

I started it a LONG time ago (2008) but it ended up on the shelf of doom (and eventually back in the loft).

Here's what I had done all those years ago -

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The only further work I had done before putting it away was to spray on a primer coat of Halford's grey.


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Progress report.

I've primed the airframe and primed the engine nacelles in gloss black ready for Valejo Aluminium. I really like these new Valejo acrylics as they seem to replicate the effects you can get with Alclad laquers without the smell and they are more robust when it comes to masking. Having said that, I only have two shades at the moment (Aluminium and Duraluminum) so I will be using Alclad to provide some tonal differences on the engines.

Aer Lingus' original fleet of 737s had early versions of the Pratt and Whitney JT8D which had blow in doors (a bit like a Harrier) around the circumference of the jet intake. Airfix had moulded them on as raised panel lines but these were removed in the sanding process. I will replicate the blow in doors using squares of metal shaded decal.

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Hi chaps. I just need a bit of clarification for Shared Builds - are part started kits permitted? I bought the Roden VC10 (BOAC) earlier this year and ripped straight into it but it then stalled. I just cut the parts from the runners and glued the wings together I think, no paint has been applied yet.
Let me know what you think (fingers crossed).
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Hi Al. I think it's up to the S/B leader and seeing as that's me I say go for it. Who can resist a Vicky10. Looking forward to seeing it as I have the tanker version to go at.

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My 737 was started in 2008. Now that really IS a stalled build.
I'm going to be away over the next week so no further progress on the 737 is possible. However, I plan to start a Minicraft DC-4 as well so I may take that with me and crack on with the basic assembly whilst away.


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Great progress so far. I have started the DC9. The wings are together, as is the fuselage with nose weight added (laege ball bearing and milliput). Waiting for the fusalage to dry. It was badly warped and was a pain to sort. Pics at the bottom.

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737 and DC-9 - two great rivals.


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