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  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Bristol Britannia 175
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:56 PM

I haven't built a airliner in some time .I received this form Hannants last week. 

I will start it with in the next few days alittle break from the military stuff.

 

 

 Nick.

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    February 2011
Posted by knox on Saturday, July 25, 2020 5:58 PM

I will be following.  

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:01 PM

Me too. Cool!

I had a vac model once, but I was discouraged by the quality and sold it unbuilt.

Roden is producing some good airliner kits.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:00 PM

That’s a sleek looking airplane.  And BOAC livery looks good on everything!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:30 AM

knox

I will be following.  

 

Me too!  Please post early a quick review of the kit- I have found the quality of Roden airliners varies.  Last one I built, the B307, was great!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:34 AM

its been on my bucket list for a while. The kit has some nice pannel lines. The plastic is soft , i did some test fitting the flash (theres quite a bit) cut off easy. I hope its not disappointing... pics to follow.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, July 27, 2020 7:42 AM

Oh Nice;

 I'll be following this.

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:12 PM

test fit wings and stabilzers some clean up with #0000 steel wool.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:30 PM

crown r n7

test fit wings and stabilzers some clean up with #0000 steel wool.

 

Once again proving Morrison's Third Law of Modeling:

"No matter the size of the workbench, the available modeling area will always be exactly two square feet".

Nice work. 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:04 PM

yeah. I like to have every thing in reach untill I need to change color paint.

 

 

 Nick.

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    February 2011
Posted by knox on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:41 PM

Looking good! 

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 8:48 PM

It looks like an airliner already, Nick!

B.O.A.C. Wow, talk about a blast from the past.

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:56 AM

Don Stauffer

 I have found the quality of Roden airliners varies.  Last one I built, the B307, was great!

 

Yeah, I noticed that too.  Their VC-10 has very fine detail all over the place, while the C-141 looks like the old Aurora kit!  Okay the Starlifter is not an airliner, but it is the same scale, so I was expecting the same level of detail. 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, October 4, 2020 8:14 AM

many thanks gents.. progress has been very slow, but the latest pics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, October 5, 2020 6:26 AM

lower part of fuselage painted and most of the decal work done. Time for tamiya gloss clear and some weathering..

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, October 5, 2020 8:02 AM

Oh My !

 Now those are some fine looking Decals on there. That's always been my weak point.

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, October 5, 2020 8:52 AM

TB. thank you . The decals are from Boa decals from the Czech Republic. These decals are very good but not for the inexperienced . They do go on nicely and works very well with micro set/sol. I was sweating bullets when applying the red and blue trim !

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, October 5, 2020 9:08 AM

What a beauty!  Comming along very nicely.

Thanks,

John

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, October 5, 2020 9:38 AM

John. Thankyou I sealed decals with Tamiya clear gloss and drying time.

 

 

 Nick.

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, October 5, 2020 10:04 AM

Neat!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, October 5, 2020 11:43 AM

Jeaton01. Thankyou moving along. the wings are attached pretty much done for the day. I will start on tiny landing gear.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, October 9, 2020 6:16 AM

All decals are on , sealed with tamiya gloss clear. I gave an over all pin wash. Those tiny landing gear are in place, will start the staining process in a bit.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, October 9, 2020 6:29 AM

Thought I'd already chipped in here, but it must have been a 'senior moment!'

Your build is absolutely gorgeous! I love the aircraft, really love the colorful Cubana livery, and your handling of the always-challenging white uppers looks flawless. A cracking build, all the way around! YesYesYes

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, October 9, 2020 7:45 AM

Greg. many thanks for stopping by. These airliners are cars with wings, in other words I paint them in the same way I paint car bodies and lots of pratice...

test fit props.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, October 11, 2020 8:20 AM

I used the flight deck wind sheild decals due to damage by me!!! in removing liquid mask several times even with a tooth pick and it still mared the glass.. oh well . test fit some more , some very light streaking and exhaust stains .

latest pics.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:00 AM

My latest pics..

I drove by MIA on the 836 express way, BTW that was a crazy busy day at the airport. I think the airliner bug bit me . Lets see how far it goes. Well this one is almost done some detailing left to do.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:42 PM

This one is done.

Roden Bristol 175 Britannia 318 in 1/144.

decals BOA#17793 Cubana de Aviacion.

Paint tamiya gloss and pannel wash.

This was the 1st turbo prop in latin America 11/24/1958.

This is a very enjoyable kit. thank you for watching and your comments.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2020
Posted by s.t.u.a.r.t on Monday, November 16, 2020 6:02 PM
That is a seriously good bit of work - very nicely done!

Stuart Templeton

I may not be good but I'm slow - Old School Hairy Stick User

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:56 AM

s.t.u.a.r.t. Many thanks for your comments. I really liked this kit, I added 2 more to my stash along with some decals,well thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:37 AM

A fine finish to an elegant airliner!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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