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Revell 1/144 Boeing 747-8 Lufthansa

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    March, 2017
Revell 1/144 Boeing 747-8 Lufthansa
Posted by BetaSingh on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 3:47 PM

I am a complete newbie to aircraft modelling, and have never built a model of any sort before, but I have always wanted to, so when I finally got a model as a birthday present, I was really hyped, until I saw the level. Revell Stage 5, hardest of them all. Well, after a lot of preparation, building, glueing, painting and 'decalling', I have finally completed this plane, and it is huge, 55 cm in length. I know it's not perfect, and there are numerous things that I could have done to improve, but, mainly because my standards are pretty low, I think it is pretty good. Thanks to all the advice that you guys have given me and don't be afraid to tell me what you think of it. 

P.S. There are multiple images so I have provided an Imgur link :)

http://imgur.com/a/X17Mv

 

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 8:07 PM

Hi,

That looks nice, how long did it take you?

Pat

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Posted by scigs30 on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 8:27 PM

Looks good to me.  Did you hand paint the plane?  If so what paint did you use for the white?  Jet liner models are tough to build and one can spend many hours sanding, filling, painting, sanding and more top coats for a smooth glossy finish.  My approach is there are too many builds and not enough time so keep it simple and be happy with your work.  There are many more models to build and for jet liners a ton of liveries. Once again good job especially if you hand painted this bird.

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Posted by BetaSingh on Thursday, April 06, 2017 2:18 AM

Thanks for replying, it took me 4 days to do, with a little bit of help from my dad :)

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Posted by BetaSingh on Thursday, April 06, 2017 2:19 AM

Yes, I did hand paint the plane, and I used Revell White Gloss #04, and thanks for liking my work!

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Posted by PFJN on Thursday, April 06, 2017 7:14 AM

Hi,

Cool.  Now the hard part is finding a good place to display such a large model. :)

Pat

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Thursday, April 06, 2017 7:52 AM

A very impressive, especially as a first effort! Patience and persistence are far more important to model-building than any 'official' skill- or difficulty-level, and it looks like you've got a great handle on both.

Welcome to the Forum, and the hobby. I hope you keep enjoying both. Thanks for sharing your work!

Greg

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Posted by BetaSingh on Saturday, April 08, 2017 4:45 AM

gregbale

A very impressive, especially as a first effort! Patience and persistence are far more important to model-building than any 'official' skill- or difficulty-level, and it looks like you've got a great handle on both.

Welcome to the Forum, and the hobby. I hope you keep enjoying both. Thanks for sharing your work!

Greg

 

Thank you so much!

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Posted by BetaSingh on Saturday, April 08, 2017 4:46 AM

Only just fits on the table! :)

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:30 AM

For your very first model, I am most impressed with your build.  Eventually you can (As an idea or a suggestion) upgrade to a spray can then onto a airbrush (AB).  Keep on building, you have a great eye for things.  Good luck on your projects!

Toshi

 

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Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

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