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Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« on: 03/04/2013 01:24 AM »
The weather's finally warming up, and I've begun modeling again.  I broke out my 1/144 747/Shuttle kit and have started assembly.  Pictures to follow as I get more done. 

I'm thinking I'll build the silver "ex-American" scheme of the early 80's as I have the decals for them from an older boxing, and it's my favorite SCA scheme.  And I'll build either the Enterprise, Columbia, or Challenger as they flew on the back of the SCA before it was repainted into white the first time.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« Reply #1 on: 03/04/2013 01:34 PM »
Wow, a very nice project, I'm interested in for a long time.

Can't wait to see your start and progress.

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Re: Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« Reply #2 on: 03/05/2013 04:51 AM »
I've assembled the fuselage and elevators.  Lots of seams, will need to correct a little kink in the tail fin too. 
« Last Edit: 03/05/2013 04:51 AM by Bubbinski »
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Re: Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« Reply #3 on: 03/05/2013 06:40 PM »
I saw this model was released a few months ago and I was pretty excited.  But I could never find it.  They have it listed as part number: 80-4863. I could never find that online.  Thanks to your screen shot, I see the part number to look for is 04863.  I've now found it and ordered one.  Thanks!  Just don't tell my wife as I have another 1/144 shuttle stack still sitting in the box. :)
« Last Edit: 03/05/2013 06:40 PM by clevelas »

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Re: Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« Reply #4 on: 03/06/2013 03:53 AM »
Don't worry, your secret is safe with me :)

I'm feeling under the weather but will get back to work soon with more work on the seams and the wing joins.
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Re: Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« Reply #5 on: 03/10/2013 04:43 PM »
Well I've assembled the 747 airframe.  Here's a pic from last night.
« Last Edit: 03/10/2013 04:43 PM by Bubbinski »
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Re: Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« Reply #6 on: 03/10/2013 09:21 PM »
Your Jumbo looks great so far, have you filled out the windows or are they open?  :-\

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Re: Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« Reply #7 on: 03/10/2013 10:35 PM »
They're open.  But I'll fill them with Kristal Klear after I'm done painting the bird.
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Re: Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« Reply #8 on: 03/15/2013 05:08 AM »
The 747 covered in gray primer.  Will finish the SCA first and then the orbiter.
« Last Edit: 03/15/2013 05:09 AM by Bubbinski »
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Re: Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« Reply #9 on: 03/15/2013 05:40 AM »
That looks very nice so far, I can't wait to see your next progress.

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Re: Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« Reply #10 on: 03/20/2013 04:36 AM »
Thanks! I've finished the last coat of primer on the 747.  Next comes paint. 

Working on the engines tonight.  They're pretty hard to do on this model, the way they're broken into pieces means lots of seams.
« Last Edit: 03/20/2013 04:37 AM by Bubbinski »
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Re: Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« Reply #11 on: 03/21/2013 11:49 AM »
Ah, memories... I built this kit once or twice as a kid.

Bubbinski, are you rebuilding the attachment struts for the orbiter?  IIRC, the ones with the kit are pretty shapeless.  I know Muroc Models once had a set of replacements, but it's gone from their catalog now.

I'm sure there are good pics from the final ferry flights somewhere on this site.  It shouldn't be too hard to scratchbuild them with some Plastruct or Evergreen styrene tube.

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Re: Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« Reply #12 on: 03/23/2013 04:12 AM »
I hadn't planned on using anything other than the kit parts.  Yeah they could be better, but scratchbuilding isn't quite a skill I've mastered yet.  At least not for bigger, more obvious (or load bearing) parts. 

I got my first 747-shuttle kit when I was about, oh, 9 or 10 years old in the original boxing with the great silver bird and the Enterprise atop it.
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Re: Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« Reply #13 on: 03/26/2013 01:56 AM »
I've painted the engines.  The 747 is now painted black, in preparation for its aluminum coat.
« Last Edit: 03/26/2013 01:56 AM by Bubbinski »
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Re: Revell 1/144 Boeing 747/Space Shuttle
« Reply #14 on: 03/26/2013 11:46 AM »
Well done pimping the engines. It's very accurate looking now!

What color have you used for painting the engines? Is that airbrush?  :-\
Why do you use still black paining before aluminum coating? I think you had used a white primer coating already?

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