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    November 2005
Minicraft Airliners...
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:29 AM
Hi all,

I'm a new modeler in that I haven't built a kit in 15 years or so, but a year or so ago, I got back into the hobby with a passion. When I first started, I would build anything. Don't really remember my first kit, but my most memorable one was a space shuttle with tank and boosters on a pad with the launching tower. Man that thing was huge! I believe it was a Monogram kit.

As delicate as it may sound, I returned to the hobby after the events of September of last year, and I now focus on airliners (with the occasional B-29 on my shelf). I just couldn't stand the thought that these beautiful birds were used as weapons, so I thought I would do something constructive in that area. And boy is it ever therapeutic.

Anyway, enough ranting. Smile [:)]

Right now I'm working on the Minicraft 737-300 with AA markings. I'm enjoying the kit, but the problem I'm having with it regards the large canopy piece. After attaching it to the fuselage and filling the gap between the pieces, some of my sanding efforts have removed some of the recessed window detail at the extreme edges. I'm kind of stuck until I can find a good tool/method for rescribing the lines. Any suggestions?


EDIT: As I'm going through my decal box, I've realized that the 737-300 and -400 are the only Minicraft kits that I have that don't have cockpit window decals on the sheet. So, alternately if anyone can recommend an aftermarket decal sheet with 737 cockpit window decals, that would be just as good a solution for me.
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 7:25 AM
email me with address and I'll gladly send you a sheet with the necessary 737 cockpit decals that will hopefully solve your problem - have several in my decal box I'll not be using.
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 11:41 AM
Wow. That's awfully nice of you, and I'll humbly take you up on it. Nothing like feeding that karmic circle...

I've enabled my email address in my profile. I checked your profile, but can't seem to email you. You can email me from my profile page and I'll reply back with the necessary info.

Thanks again,
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 22, 2002 3:30 AM
I also have Minicraft's 737 on the bench at the moment. The cockpit decals are the way to go. After gluing in the clear cockpit piece, I used flexible sanding pads to meld it into the fuselage and of course lost the window detailing. The flexible pads are available from Micro Mark .
There are a number of after the market airline decal outfits out there - I'm building my 737 up as a Frontier Airlines with decals made in Brazil. I'll attempt to e-mail the web addresses to you.

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