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Italeri 1/144 ATR 42-500 FedEx WIP

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  • From: USA
Italeri 1/144 ATR 42-500 FedEx WIP
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, February 19, 2017 6:59 PM

A good friend of mine is an airframe tech and he posted a few pics of an ATR 42 in FedEx livery.  I got inspired and got the Italeri Kit and ordered the decals from DRAW.

Kit is under way - haven't got the decals yet. 

Photos show subtle outlines of the passenger windows, but painted over.  I spoke with my friend and he said they put a patch panel over the windows and seal them.  They have to be redone every 4-8 years. 

The Italeri kit comes with the windows which I installed and filled - mostly to achieve the look.  Here's a good shot ( https://i.ytimg.com/vi/KAjjscHtqmE/maxresdefault.jpg )

ATR 42

Nice little Kit - coming along.  First coat of gloss white.

I used to use gunze sangyo acrylics.  This is my first time using Mr Color - different animal for sure. 

Anyhow - I'll post a few pics here and there :)

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    March, 2008
  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by kg4kpg on Sunday, February 19, 2017 11:45 PM

Looking good. I've got that kit as well but haven't decided on a scheme yet. I don't like the kit schemes. Going to be following your build. 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:33 PM

Masked and sprayed Tamiya X-16 which looks close to the FedEx purple

 

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Posted by 7474 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:06 PM
Great job, I'm looking forward to the finished result. I have a soft spot for the ATR. My dad flew them in the early days of his airline flying career and spend many days in the back of one following him around.
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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:41 PM
How do you guys paint 1/144 scale tires and wheels? I'm on my 3rd round of touching up and considering stripping and starting over!
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:47 AM

keavdog
How do you guys paint 1/144 scale tires and wheels? I'm on my 3rd round of touching up and considering stripping and starting over!
 

On small wheels I like to stick wheel/tire on some axle like a toothpick and brush paint the tire.  I brace my painting hands/fingers on something and twirl the axle while I paint.  The rotation of the tire helps keep the demarkation line even.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, February 24, 2017 1:43 AM

That makes sense - I'll give it a try.  My landing gear isn't looking too good to date!

I got the notice that my decals shipped - good news!

Added the horizontal stabilizers and painted the de-icing boots - they need a bit of touchup.  Also did the black on the nacelles.

 

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Posted by 7474 on Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:39 PM
For 1/144th wheels I airbrush rubber black then heavily thinned white paint into the rims, then I can touch up any rubber areas. Once I tried circle masks, but my circle cutter can't make masks that small.
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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:34 PM

Kind of like doing a wash then?  But with white.

 

BTW - Decals came in and they look great.  They are from DRAW decal and are the continuous film type.  Hope to get to decaling tonight.

 

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:27 PM

The decals come with deicer boots!  Cleaned them up.   These decals are really nice.  Got a few on

 

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, February 27, 2017 11:05 AM

This is one beautiful build!

Toshi

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, February 27, 2017 10:35 PM

Waiting for the decals to set - try to touch up the wheels, then she'll get a coat of future

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:28 AM

Hi;

 Being as how I worked for the company that did his Falcon 20 conversions , I have a soft spot for anything Fed-Ex . She's looking mighty good to me . T.B.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:24 PM
Details..... A note from my airframe tech friend "Looks reallly good Brother! but N820 is a ATR-72 tail number"
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Posted by 7474 on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:05 PM
Nicely done
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  • From: Ypsilanti, MI
Posted by MIflyer on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:05 PM

Tanker - Builder

Hi;

 Being as how I worked for the company that did his Falcon 20 conversions , I have a soft spot for anything Fed-Ex . She's looking mighty good to me . T.B.

 

 
My company is still flying a couple of your old airplanes! I was flying them until I switched to being Learjet-only a few months back. The Falcon 20 is an awesome aircraft.

Kevin Johnson    Ypsilanti, Michigan USA

On the bench: 1/72 Tamiya P-47D Bubbletop

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  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Friday, March 24, 2017 7:41 PM

Nicely done, great job.Big Smile

On my Work Bench: Revell 1/48 Mil 24D Hind.

Up Coming: Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari F2001, Academy 1/48 F-14A.

           

 

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:33 AM

That is a great job you've done.  The decals are or can be difficult.  You make it look easy.  Very nice project!

Toshi

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