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Hasegawa 1/144 Embraer 170 in US Airways livery COMPLETE

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Hasegawa 1/144 Embraer 170 in US Airways livery COMPLETE
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:21 PM

Just about to start a 1/144 Embraer 170 in US Airways livery from Draw decals but the blue isnt specifically called out.  Anyone know a specific manufacturer match?  DRAW says dark navy blue.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:47 PM

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:24 PM

Thanks.  That was helpful.  Ran down an internet rat hole and ended up ordering MR Color 326 FS 15044.  Looks close enough. Cheers!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:25 AM

Yeah, the ole internet. Sometimes you just got go for something that looks like a match. Like British Airways blue.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:49 PM

So thanks for the tips on color - I got started on this gem of a kit.  The fit is really nice - these Hasegawa 1/144 kits are amazing.  I'm doing this one wheels up - though I forgot to bore out the hole for the stand... minor issue.  The decals are from DRAW which are fantastic but require a bit of finess and careful trimming as they are continuous film. 

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, June 2, 2019 3:15 AM

primer

Thanks,

John

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, June 2, 2019 3:40 AM
John I'll be watching this one. Have a few 200th scale Hasegawa airliners

 

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  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by kg4kpg on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 11:30 AM

Really looking great, can’t wat to see it finished.

I have a question though...where are these kits? I didn’t even know about this one. Searching I only see them on that evil auction site for seventy bucks. I need to get one now To go with my Revell 190. 

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Posted by knox on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:10 PM

I think Sprue Brothers has it for $35. 

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:29 PM

Thanks for the kind words.  Amazon has them

HAS11102 1:144 Hasegawa J-Air Embraer 170 MODEL KIT https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BF6PVH0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LHY9CbW46431M

From Japan so be patient.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:13 PM

Hmm;

 Looks like she's on final approach to runway 5w.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 28, 2019 5:36 PM

A few steps forward and one back.  Got it all primered and color on.  I used low-tack blue masking tape to mask of broad areas.  Never any issues, but I'm using a new brand of paint - Hataka voodoo grey which is close to boeing gray.  Really tough to get the tape off and damaged the paint/left adhesive residue behind.  Pretty sure I let this dry a couple days, but in the future I'm going to let it cure for a week.  Anyhow - need to fix this and polish the paint a bit.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by B-36Andy on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:05 PM

Looks like a nice build! Is this the type that went down in the river in New York?

Andy

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:32 PM

Thanks Andy.  Cleaning up the mistakes currently.  Sully's plane was an Airbus A320 if that's the crash you're referring to. It was a US Airways plane though.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 19, 2019 11:00 PM

Cleaned up the issues a bit - still need a bit of touch up here and there.   Put on a clear coat a couple days ago and started decals.  Man, I really like Draw decals, but working with the full length stripe, windows, lettering with these decals is a bit unnerving.  I'm like the   result though I couldn't get the stripes to line up on the nose and the aft part of the plane so I'll be touching that up.  Progress!

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, July 20, 2019 6:20 AM

keavdog

...

Man, I really like Draw decals, but working with the full length stripe, windows, lettering with these decals is a bit unnerving.  I'm like the   result though I couldn't get the stripes to line up on the nose and the aft part of the plane so I'll be touching that up.  Progress!

 

 

 

One of the things I have noticed with long stripes of Draw Decals is that they stretch when I use setting solutions (not solvents but just the setting solutions}.  So I have learned not to use anything but water on the stripes.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, July 20, 2019 7:32 AM

Very cool, the airframe looks famailiar though.....oh yea now I see it....Space Jet. No really google itSmile although I am not allowed to discuss anything about it.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, July 21, 2019 3:01 AM

Well - a very nice kit.  Ran into some issues I've never seen before due to a new paint, but putting this one on the shelf.  Sure like the scheme and the airframe

 

Thanks,

John

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