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Zvezda 1/144 scale 787 Dreamliner

Posted by Megan McChain
on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Anita Davis
Auckland, New Zealand

Anita writes: “Zvezda’s 1/144 scale 787 Dreamliner inspired me to pay tribute to Boeing’s elegant new airliner (I’m a little biased here, as the Dreamliner is one of favorite aircraft, alongside the P-51 Mustang.) I almost chickened out from attempting Boeing’s factory scheme. I did use a little artistic license to preserve my sanity, though! But I'm glad I persevered, as the scheme suits the Dreamliner’s flowing lines and makes it a standout on my model shelf.” Anita used Tamiya spray paints straight from the can for the main colors, with Alclad II and Tamiya acrylics for bare-metal areas. “A ton of Tamiya masking tape was used for the bulk of the masking,” she says, “with Mr. Finely Slit masking strips for the cheat line and fuselage stripes. Thanks, FSM, for the tip in the kit review!” In addition to the kit decals, Anita used silkscreen decals from FDecal for the doors, engine spirals, windscreen frame, and stencils. The blade antennas and nacelle strakes are scraps of photoetched metal.

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