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Concorde Build Complete
Posted by JustPlaneJon on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:29 PM

Hi everyone,

Here is my recently completed build of a British Airways Concorde tail number G-BOAD. I decided to do an in-flight pose for a change and also had a little fun with lighting for an afterburner effect. It was a fun build and enjoyable to learn more about this iconic airliner. Just over 50 years ago the first and second prototypes made their first flights. Amazing to think of how technologically advanced this plane was for the time, and in some ways still is! The actual G-BOAD is on display at the Intrepid Museum in NYC. Comments and critiques are always welcome ☺️ Each time a little better and better

Kit: Revell 1:144 scale 

Decals are all from kit

Paint is Tamiya acrylics, top coat is Pledge Floor Thingy

Four small rail-model lights were painted and installed in the engines to simulate afterburner. perhaps a little too bright but overall effect works I think. any suggestions for special effects are certainly welcome.

 

https://postimg.cc/gallery/2ksi2cdj8/

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:36 PM

Awesome! I love it! Great job, cool subject, nicely presented, and I love the afterburners...

 

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    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 5:13 PM

Very cool! I was fortunate to see one take off from Dulles International at that exact angle. Daytime flight - didn't get to see it lit up, bet it looked a lot like your model!

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 5:14 PM

Zowie! That is really nice!

 

YesYes

-Greg

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 5:49 PM

That looks great!  I saw one at an airport in Europe- either belgium or the uk.  Dont recall where as i was 5, but i sure do remeber that super cool airframe.  Nice job.  How was the kit?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2018
Posted by JustPlaneJon on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:07 PM

Thanks! The kit was good overall. The fitting of the lower wing piece to two upper wing pieces to fuselage was a little tricky. And if you want to have the nose down you would need to do a little more work on the cockpit windshield to make it look right. But good overall. And plenty of decals including various small details

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    April 2016
  • From: N. Burbs of ChiKawgo
Posted by GlennH on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:16 PM

Bakster

Awesome! I love it! Great job, cool subject, nicely presented, and I love the afterburners...

 

 

Yep, especially that second to last picture.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:23 AM

Looks great!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:02 PM

Excellent presentation! Wonderful job! So elegant posing the aircraft in flight. I'm going to have to try your lights/afterburner effect. The night shot looks real.

I was at Orlando International the day Air France and British Airways Concorde landed simultaneously on parallel runways! Wow! What a sight that was. Here's a video of the event: https://youtu.be/13BRIdFkptI

 

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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    July 2018
Posted by JustPlaneJon on Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:25 PM

fotofrank

Excellent presentation! Wonderful job! So elegant posing the aircraft in flight. I'm going to have to try your lights/afterburner effect. The night shot looks real.

I was at Orlando International the day Air France and British Airways Concorde landed simultaneously on parallel runways! Wow! What a sight that was. Here's a video of the event: https://youtu.be/13BRIdFkptI

 

 

 

thanks! That’s a cool video. Didn’t know about the simultaneous landings at MCO. Must have been exciting to see in person 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:35 AM

I got this kit for my Birthday - Amazon wish list is king!  Test fitting the lower wing to the upper wing did you have to trim the mould nibs on the leading edge or are they supposed to be there?  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:14 AM

Oh Boy!!

     Nice model of the Most Beautifulul, Most Expensive to operate and Least Profitable of any airliner. Sadly,they were way to far ahead of their time. Plus they had some inherent flaws that made the plane even more dangerous.

    That aside, who can not feel the emotional connection to all that Power and Beauty in the air? Truly an Icon of man's reach to Supersonic Flight for Passenger Service

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:28 AM

And they flew 11 miles up - what a view that must have been!

Thanks,

John

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    July 2018
Posted by JustPlaneJon on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:34 PM

Keavdog, Sorry I have been offline for awhile.  Did you get the wing parts fitting together ok? If I remember right the front part of the top wing nibs should indeed be there. They should match pretty well to the fuselage. The tricky part for me was gluing the top and bottom halves. I attached the narrow bottom wing section to the fuselage first.

I then connected the top wing parts. I taped intervals an inch or so apart and slowly worked my way around inserting thin plastic cement into gaps between the lower and upper halves. I initially let there be a gap between fuselage and wing and did no gluing to the fuselage yet. Then I assured things were straight and symmetrical and then glued the upper wings to fuselage, letting small gaps exist if need be to maintain symmetry and then later filled with putty and super glue as necessary. 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:51 PM

Thanks JPJ.  I haven't started it yet but have test fitted a few times and realized the nibs are supposed to be there.  I may start this one soon.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2014
Posted by Dave@WhirlybirdModels on Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:16 PM

Tanker - Builder

Most Expensive to operate and Least Profitable of any airliner. 

Only if you were French.  The BA ones were highly profitable, opertating costs approx £1 billion, revenue approx £1.75 billion. 75% profit isn't bad  Admitidly if they flew all the Concorde passengers First Class instead it would have been over 100% profit.

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, November 4, 2019 1:05 PM

Very nice looking build. Thank's for posting.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

  • Member since
    September 2018
Posted by Challenger350Pilot on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:26 AM

Really a nice build, Jon. Thank you for shosing her off...a beautiful bird indeed! Big Smile

  • Member since
    January 2020
Posted by B777Commander on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:31 PM
Excellent work! I love the scheme. The only one I might like more is the Pepsi scheme, but since that scheme slowed it down, yours takes the cake for beauty plus practicality. Well done!
  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:04 AM

Concorde was not profitable. Various balance sheets carried no capital costs in the first decade of service and showed profits in the $8M to $17M per year, but that went away in the following two decades before the crash.

She flew in the era of regulation in the US. No range for Pacific transit. The market for a sonic boom producer with about 3000 mile range was transatlantic only.

My father was the lead in evaluations for the largest US domestic carrier and we lived in England for a while. 

Concorde was in many ways a "Mirage 4". Not advanced technology.

In any case, the model is wonderful, a beautiful aircraft. I have a collection of renderings of the aircraft in the livery of my father's airline.

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:09 AM

Sunaofagun!

    That's what you call Clawing for altitude! Awesome! I had to come back. She's that good!

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