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  • From: USA
1:144 757 Trump COMPLETE
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, December 28, 2017 3:53 AM

I wanted to continue my obscure airliner theme.  I've started the 757 TRUMP airliner.  The kit is actually a Minicraft USAF C-32 B which is a 757.  Decals come from Draw decals.  The kit is nice, minor fit issues so far.

http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/2/2/9/1939922.jpg?v=v40

I have some filling and sanding to do.  Should be a fun color scheme.

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, December 28, 2017 10:11 PM
Watching a few videos of the actual aircraft I realized this 757 has winglets and the Minicraft C-32 B kit I'm using doesn't have them. A quick search on the web lead me to Contrails Models - interesting site, lots of interesting airliner/transport stuff. Anyhow, winglets on order! http://contrailsmodels.com/Wings___Winglets.html

Thanks,

John

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Posted by 7474 on Thursday, January 11, 2018 4:39 PM

I have parked next to the airplane in LGA and a few other airports when I fly charter flights, often the coolest looking airplane on the field at the time. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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Posted by 7474 on Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:06 PM

I have parked next to the airplane in LGA and a few other airports when I fly charter flights, often the coolest looking airplane on the field at the time. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, February 11, 2018 4:23 AM

Winglets came in.  Little rough but I'll clean them up.  Cut off the wingtips and got them tacked on.  A bit of filler and sanding and this one will be ready to paint.

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by 7474 on Monday, February 12, 2018 10:53 AM
Looking good
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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 12, 2018 1:04 PM

Neat build.  Following along.  I have a new appreciation for airliners with their brightly colored livery.  It's neat that you're doing a build like this.  

Just keep picking away at it...

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 4:59 PM

Bit more progress - Got the gloss black on along with the starboard decals.  The draw decals are so nicely printed and very thin, but do require patience (as all 9" decals do).

Those long window runs are challenging. (Not sure why the camera/imgur is crazing the lines on the decals)

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, March 08, 2018 12:17 PM

WOW!  That is very cool.  Looking good sir! Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Friday, March 09, 2018 11:12 PM

Very, very cool.  How about a tarmac diorama?  Be sure to add Ivanka and Melania.  

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:57 PM

Calling this one done - needs a coat of future but I need to let the decals dry.  Decals look great but a bit challenging around the nose and tail cone - had to do some creative painting.  Overall, the 757 airframe is cool and the TRUMP livery is pretty striking.

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:03 AM
Mercy, that's mighty fine work!
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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:57 AM

Excellent work!  I agree that the 757 is a cool plane!

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:12 PM

Thanks for the kind words!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by 7474 on Monday, March 12, 2018 7:26 AM
Nicely done on your "big beautiful bird of prey" as Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden singer/757 747 Captain) calls it.

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