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Old 02-18-2017, 06:19 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

just finished my first sort of customs, a Delta Boeing 777 in 1:200 scale in the "Deltaflot" scheme.

Basis was a Herpa model, which only needed some modification.

I changed the gear to new Hogan gears and painted them in Boeing Grey (used Humbrol 128).

Then I added details from the Nazca detail set. Highly recommend these, nicely printed and went on the model just fine. Some of these are relly tiny, though. Appied some Micro Sol afterwards, however no real change before/after noticeable.

The original cargo doors lacked a lot of detail, so I removed them with non Acetone nail polish remover and added the decals.

I have not yet added antenna (Bees models), however that can wait a bit.

Hope you enjyoy the result. Last picture shows the 777 with its smaller sibling, unfortunately a bit yellowed.

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Old 02-18-2017, 11:42 AM   #2
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Well done. I love the B777.
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Still patiently waiting for a 'Hawaii Express' DC-10 to be made in 1:200 scale.

Also waiting for 'Western Pacific' B737-300 Stardust Resort/Casino in Las Vegas in 1:200 scale.
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:30 PM   #3
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That looks great! Ya I've had great luck with the Nazca decals as well. What livery was the donor model?
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Beautiful! But don't forget the nacelle strakes.
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Old 02-20-2017, 02:51 AM   #5
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Hi guys,

thanks for all your positive feedback.

The original livery was the Deltaflot one, so did not need to have a lot of decals added...

Agree with you on the nacelle strakes. Is there anything available or do I need to scratch build?

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Very nice model, that's the way to go to improve or correct existing models.

A few years back, I modified the cockpit and the rear blue cheat line of my Hogan AF Caravelles, the result is beyond my expectations.

Making your own decals is also an interesting step forward.

Congratulations.
Keep up the good job.

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Great work, looks awesome! Don't forget to put something on those decals to protect them, future or some sort of acrylic clear coat.
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I wish there was a way to buy ready made strakes (or antennas in 1/200) or know how to make one as I would love to add them on some of my existing 777's and 767's. But in any case, your Delta recreation is just so beautiful! Hats off to you guys who are master modelers! I am working on one now from scratch and hopefully, will be proud to show it here on DAC.
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My opinion : don't take the risk to add strakes.

A bit risky for the engine cowls, super glue must be avoided because of the paint …

When I need very thin material, i use (expired) credit cards.
It is very stiff, I made wing fences with them.

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Well done,
You should try to paint the metal wheel hubs as well, this will change your model greatly.

I do this for my 1/200 hogans and 1/100 Skymarks Supremes.
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Very nice work!
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Nice, my only suggestion, see if you can remove the engine intakes and spray them chrome
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hi guys,

it has been a while however I just got around doing some more work per your suggestion on the model.

Firstly I painted the hubcaps in Boeing grey as smoothjazz suggested. The result is really good. Never imagined that a bit of paint could make such a difference. Will probably do that for my other Hogan and Inflight models.

Then I worked on the engine intakes. Unfortunately they could not be removed so I painted them directly. Not 100% satisfied, however that has rather to do with the paint and my workmanship.

Enjoy the pictures.

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nice modifications!
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hi guys,

it has been a while however I just got around doing some more work per your suggestion on the model.

Firstly I painted the hubcaps in Boeing grey as smoothjazz suggested. The result is really good. Never imagined that a bit of paint could make such a difference. Will probably do that for my other Hogan and Inflight models.

Then I worked on the engine intakes. Unfortunately they could not be removed so I painted them directly. Not 100% satisfied, however that has rather to do with the paint and my workmanship.

Enjoy the pictures.

Markus
Yes, you've done it! Now you know what I mean.
The model looked great before, but not it's every better!!
Well done, you should try it on every HG/HE models!

Glad you're happy!
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