1/144 GB: A pair of Tupolevs -Now Complete

1/144 GB: A pair of Tupolevs -Now Complete

Postby DerekF on Sun 29 May 2016, 9:26 pm

Undaunted and unbowed, another pair of airliners, both from Zvezda. Their Tu154M and Tu134A. For the Tu154, I'm not sure whether to use the 26decals Balkan Markings or the Slovakian Government decals. We'll see.

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Re: 1/144 GB: A pair of Tupolevs

Postby globemaster50 on Mon 30 May 2016, 7:50 pm

I'm looking forward to this. Ever since I saw the Slovak government Tu154 a couple of years ago I've promised myself I'm going to build the Zvezda kit with those Slovak decals so I will be keeping a close eye on the progress! :smile:
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Re: 1/144 GB: A pair of Tupolevs

Postby DerekF on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 8:38 pm

Some progress.

Interesting size comparison. The Tu134 is really quite small.

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Re: 1/144 GB: A pair of Tupolevs

Postby DerekF on Sat 18 Jun 2016, 7:32 pm

Now complete.

Both kits were relatively easy builds but as always, the cabin and flight deck glazing is an issue. For the Tu134 I tried masking the windows but it didn't really work. For the Tu154 I just sprayed the white all over. Lots of wheels to paint as well. The landing gear on both kits is very fine and a little fiddly in this scale.

The Tu134 is finished in the kit decals which were surprisingly good. The Tu154 is finished the Slovakian government markings with decals from BOA decals.

The Tu134A

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The Tu154M

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Re: 1/144 GB: A pair of Tupolevs -Now Complete

Postby Craig on Sun 06 Nov 2016, 12:40 am

Superb! Two lovely sharp builds!
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Re: 1/144 GB: A pair of Tupolevs -Now Complete

Postby st24 on Sun 06 Nov 2016, 2:38 pm

They look great, you're a machine Derek!
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!
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