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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.



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  • From: Newington CT
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!


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  • From: Meridian, ID
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.


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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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  • From: USA
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.





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