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Has anyone kitted the B 747SP?

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Has anyone kitted the B 747SP?
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:00 AM

I'd like to build a NASA Sofia.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:23 AM

Eastern Express has one in 1/144. I don't know how good the kit is? or it's still available.

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:23 AM

The 1/144 EE kit is brand new.  The price is a bit of a shocker though - Hannants shows it north of £100!  It is supposed to be a nice kit.  There was a vac kit as well IIRC.  Platz made a resin one in 1/200.  And lastly, FSM had an article to convert a standard 747 into an SP.

It's a neat looking 747 variant.  To bad the EE kit is so expensive.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, January 1, 2021 10:08 AM

Thanks, guys.  Since I am going to be hacking into it a lot, that conversion sounds like a real possibility.  I will have to search for that article.  Anyone remember the issue?

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by DHanners55 on Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:23 AM

March '94

https://finescale.com/issues/1994/march-1994

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:28 AM

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Posted by Space Ranger on Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:27 PM

Real G

The 1/144 EE kit is brand new.  The price is a bit of a shocker though - Hannants shows it north of £100!  It is supposed to be a nice kit.  There was a vac kit as well IIRC.  Platz made a resin one in 1/200.  And lastly, FSM had an article to convert a standard 747 into an SP.

It's a neat looking 747 variant.  To bad the EE kit is so expensive.

 

There's also a 747SP from Authentic Airliners, resin, 1/144 scale. Expensive  too, but AA's kits are probably the most accurate.

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:15 PM

Don,

I have a 1/200 Platz resin B747SP.  PM me if you would like to use that as your base kit.  The link above apparently does have 1/200 decals for Sofia.

The Platz kit has a resin fuselage (hollow rotocast AND with the requisite amount of resin in the nose for proper balancing!), wings, stabs and engines.  The landing gear are metal with curious wheels that look like tiny metal washers!  I can post pics if you want a look.

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Posted by InternationalRescue on Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:02 PM

The 747SP has been one of my favorites.  Would love to see a decent kit at a reasonable price.  A Sofia version would be wonderful!

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