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Nitto 1/100 727 finished

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Nitto 1/100 727 finished
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:30 PM

Here is the 1/100 Nitto 727 in Mexicana colors.  I filled the cabin windows with clear resin and sanded them smooth.  The windshield is the kit part and the eyebrows are decals.  I had Mike Vyukil (Vintage Airliners Decals) make some vinyl window masks for the model from some CorelDraw artwork I supplied.  I put on three coats of model Master flat white followed by one coat of the Testors square bottle gloss white, with lots of drying time between coats.  The decals are more CorelDraw artwork drawn based on photos and are a sort of composite, no two Mexicana 727's were painted the same and the markings are to the taste of the person who will end up with the model.  The decals were printed on a Dell 1250C color laser printer.  Two coats of Future sealed everything up.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    January, 2014
  • From: Nampa, Idaho
Posted by jelliott523 on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:34 PM

Beautiful bird! I really like the lines of the 727. I flew on a Mexicana 727 in 1992 as a freshly graduated high school senior, heading to Mazatlan for a graduation gift. This looks strikingly similar to the aircraft I flew on, the tail was dark green and the returning flight it was dark tan.Yes

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:42 PM

Real nice work with the paint and over all finish well done

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:54 PM

Beautiful all around job, a fine tribute to the old "Three Holer," a real classic. I miss seeing them in the skies. Thanks for the post and photos.

Patrick

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:17 PM

Hello John!

A beauty of an airliner! I'm currently building one for my bro, I wish mine looked as clean as yours does! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:36 AM

Very nice!

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 PZL-23

1/72 LS Dinah III, Monogram 1/72 EF-111

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:43 AM

Looks great!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:24 PM

Thanks, everyone, you are all very kind.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by Aussie747 on Friday, July 01, 2016 8:23 PM
Great result John. Your paint work has a great finish!

Ray

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, September 01, 2016 1:49 PM

Hmmm;

 I have a soft spot for this bird . My first flight was out of L.A.X. to San Francisco . Whatta rotation at take-off . I wish I had a picture of all those startled faces ! .  T.B.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: USA
Posted by DDonSS3 on Friday, September 02, 2016 9:09 AM

Very nicely done, John. Nice, clean, smooth finish and an interesting subject.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by Aussie747 on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:40 AM

Oops, double post!

Still looks great though!

Ray

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:58 PM

Well, thanks again againBig Smile

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 25, 2018 5:18 AM

Beautiful build.  This is where I want to get to with my airliner builds.  Clean and crisp.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:46 PM

Thanks, John.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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