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1/144 Airfix 737-200

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1/144 Airfix 737-200
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 27, 2020 2:02 PM

Hello friends. Time to dip my toes into the world of airline plastic. I'm starting off with this classic offering from Airfix. It's a bit of a pig but I think once I clean it up it'll make a decent representation of an early 737. First thing I'm going to do will be to sand off all of the raised panel lines to give this one a much cleaner appearance. I don't suspect I will be re-scribing any back so that'll make things a little easier. I will cover the cockpit glass with filler and use a decal for the front windows. The windows along the fuselage will probably be kept open but filled in with some PVA glue after final assembly.

Chad

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Posted by JustPlaneJon on Friday, November 27, 2020 2:41 PM

Looks like fun! Airliners are fun to model in my opinion. They're not complicated to build, but they are challenging to paint and finish. Be patient and be willing to wet sand. It will look great. 

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Friday, November 27, 2020 2:56 PM

Mopar Madness
I will cover the cockpit glass with filler and use a decal for the front windows.

Yes, I think that might be a good move, going from the photo of the pointy end!  I've never built an airliner, the large areas of smooth white gloss have always been a bit intimidatingSmile

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 27, 2020 3:11 PM

Cool!  Look at those sleek sexy engines.  Huge difference from the wide mouth flat bottom of today.  That's the right way to go with the glass, in fact I fill all the windows and use window decals. I have to check my stash, I may have one of these. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 27, 2020 7:55 PM

Thanks Jon.  I hope to learn something from this one.  I bought the Zvezda 747-800 but it was too intimidating to start on!

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 27, 2020 8:00 PM

Hutch6390

 

 
Mopar Madness
I will cover the cockpit glass with filler and use a decal for the front windows.

 

Yes, I think that might be a good move, going from the photo of the pointy end!  I've never built an airliner, the large areas of smooth white gloss have always been a bit intimidatingSmile

 

Thats my biggest concern here too! Indifferent

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 27, 2020 8:04 PM

keavdog

Cool!  Look at those sleek sexy engines.  Huge difference from the wide mouth flat bottom of today.  That's the right way to go with the glass, in fact I fill all the windows and use window decals. I have to check my stash, I may have one of these. 

 

Thanks John!  So I ordered some decals from a company called Pointerdog7 and they include the windows!  I'm going with the old Aloha Airlines livery.

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, November 27, 2020 8:38 PM

I'll be watching this . I like 737's most of those kits are on back order but I'll be on the look out for one.. Yes

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, December 5, 2020 5:59 PM

Good evening my friends. Slow progress on this one. There is a ton of filler and wet sanding. So at this point I have removed all of the raised panel lines from all surfaces. Filled in the gap's with a combination of Milliput, squadron green putty, then a final smooth coat of squadron green putty. The glass up front has been contoured and sanded so it should actually look like flat panels of cockpit glass.  This is an early mould from Airfix and it definitely shows. But the overall look of the aircraft is very nice.  I will lightly scribe some panel lines in the primer coat prior to painting.

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:36 PM

Hey that's looking good.

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:12 PM

After a nice gloss coat of black primer, I laid down the aircraft aluminum using Vallejo Metal Color. After an obscene amount of masking, I laid down the light gray. Next will be more masking then I'll paint the upper fuselage and seal everything with a nice gloss.



Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:41 PM

Looking good.  I like to finish with a coat of future.   I have that 787 as well.  We should build it together.   Let me know when you start. This one is coming along nicely.  You picked a bit of a bear of a kit for your first airliner. Is recommend a something from hasegawas 1/200 line.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:57 PM

Just realized I have an older boxing of this kit in the stash.  Doing a hooters livery on mine.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by knox on Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:15 PM

I love following airliner wip.  It’s looking great.  

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Posted by JustPlaneJon on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:41 PM

nice and clean work. looks good 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:54 AM

Ah! I See;

   Youse is makin da Purty Boidy. Yup, looks good ta me!

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