1/144 GB: Revell Boeing 787 - now complete

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1/144 GB: Revell Boeing 787 - now complete

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The last of the last pair for the 1/144 GB.

Revell's Boeing 787-8. Rather than the prototype markings in the kit I've got a set of British Airways markings.

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Looking at your decal sheet,it gives a reg of G-BDRM,this is a Chipmunk 22,which is no longer current. :smile: :smile:

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You are right - tricky conversion to turn the kit into a Chipmunk. Perhaps I'll use the available decal sheet letters and make a valid BA 787 reg.

Thanks for pointing it out though :lol:

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An small update.
These 1/144 kits come together quickly.
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Nice engine detail but the spirals were tricky to put on.
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Masked up after white coat
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Blue and silver applied.
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Next step, landing gear then decals.

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Now ready for decals

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Now complete. Other photos in the GB finished build gallery. Nice kit but not impressed by the decals. The fin logo is all wrong and I don't think I painted the blue undersides far enough up the fuselage. Still, here it is.

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Apologies to RAF4EVER for my sarcastic reply. It was uncalled for and I should have been pleased to get any comment at all.

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No problem :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:

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Actually I withdraw my apology. Your other picky comment on the other thread without anything positive comment rather sums you up. When you start posting your own models here then I might, just might accept your criticism.
I guess that's the thanks I get for trying to keep the GB going single handed. No more though. :mad:

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It's a nice looking model but you're right, the decals don't quite look right. I built this kit and used BA decals. I can't remember what make they were but they were from Hannants and they look the part. I had the opposite problem though, I painted the blue a bit too high up the fuselage so it doesn't look right and I think it's too dark on mine. Still, yours is still something to be proud of.

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Re: 1/144 GB: Revell Boeing 787 - now complete

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I'd say it looks every inch a Dreamliner, and if the white was applied with a brush as is your usual then the finish is exceptional especially when applied over such a large, unforgiving surface area.

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