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What's a good 747 in Lufthansa livery?

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What's a good 747 in Lufthansa livery?
Posted by BrandonD on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:40 AM

Hi all,

The girlfriend wants me to build her a 747, specifically in Lufthansa livery. While I prefer fighter planes, she thinks the flying buses are way cooler ("Yes, an F-15 is cool, but can you ride on it to Europe and get a meal and use the bathroom?").

I see Revell has one in 1/144 that looks cool, but I was hoping for something smaller, and really don't know what's out there. When I search, I see a lot of prebuilt and prepainted ones, which I don't want to do.

Anyone have any ideas? I'm totally on board with buying aftermarket decals for Lufthansa if need be, and I'm looking for their current livery.

Thanks!

-BD-

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:11 PM

 

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Posted by BrandonD on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 4:22 PM

Thanks! I didn't see Hasegawa on Spruebrothers or Scale Hobbyist, so I didn't know they made them. Should have refined my eBay searches more, because when I looked just now, I found one for $18, and it even has the Lufthansa livery!

I'll check the decals though, and if they don't look so great, I'll pick up that sheet.

Thanks again!

-BD-

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 4:28 PM

I've used the decaldraw decals. Excelent decals but very thin and therefore prone to breaking or curling on themselves. Take care with them if you go that route.

Steve

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Posted by 7474 on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 1:27 AM
The Revell kit has a few shape issues. Hasegawa is a lot better and have used that kit to build models for my dad and friends that fly the whale
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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 2:50 AM

Draw decals are fantastic but require care - they are super thin but lay down really nice.  For small airliners I really like 1:200 scale. 

Poke around - and see if you can find a Hasegawa 1:200 747, I know they did one for the space shuttle orbiter so there's probably a stand alone kit.

I've done 3 or 4 airliners and am really starting to enjoy them.  Like you I do a lot of millitary aircraft.  I'm not really concerned about the details in this scale so I focus on cleaning up the tiny seems and putting a nice gloss coat down - like future.  Maybe not scale but makes a nice display model.

 

 

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, January 26, 2018 6:47 PM

I've got the Revel Of Germany 747-8 in Lufthansa livery (kit# 04276) at 1:144 scale in the stash. Haven't built it yet, but I have built the older E-4B from the same company (which is a converted 747-200, with a mold date of 1983), and, although it needs a LOT of putty and sanding along the seams, it builds up pretty nice. The 747-8 has a mold date of 2012, so I would think that it's fit would be a lot better than the E-4B. At 1:144, though, it's BIG model when it's finished. 

Gary Mason

 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet;  1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; Revell Of Germany 1/144 Boeing E-4B Airborne Command Post

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, January 27, 2018 6:35 AM

Hmmm;

 I was going to suggest a card model . You may not want to go that way .It's about 1/32 in size . Made by Schreiber of Germany .

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, January 27, 2018 7:52 PM

Tanker - Builder
It's about 1/32 in size

Egads, a 1/32 747 would be a six foot wingspan.  Poor fellow was looking for more petite than 1/144 Smile

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, January 28, 2018 3:37 PM

More Petite than 1/144 ? Where can you find that ?

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, January 28, 2018 4:10 PM

There's some 1/200 out there.  Not as much as 1/144, but some.

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Posted by BrandonD on Monday, January 29, 2018 2:08 PM

I got the 1/200 Hasegawa 747 with Lufthansa decals, and I'm really not impressed with the fit quality, so it's getting a fair amount of sanding on those fuselage seams. I don't think I'll rescribe it, but I'll beat it into submission I hope.

-BD-

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Posted by 7474 on Friday, February 09, 2018 9:40 AM

Unfortunately the Hasegawa kit is the only one on the market, unless you want to buy a Hogan. I started one (Kalitta Air 747-400 for my dad), thought it was me, then started to build another and again, a step in the fuselage at nearly the same spots. I did manage to cleanly build the wings without much clean up work, and to prevent the fuselage from cracking I poured in some Bob Smith’s (?) slow cure epoxy. 

BTW, Lufthansa did just reveal their new livery.

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