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Old 03-17-2020, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Happy St. Patrick's Day-IRISH 747

Okay collectors...I needed a project after the Santa Maria in thread from a few weeks ago in the General Squawk section.

Found this on Ebay for $70, plus $16 shipping (was $20, but seller sent a $4 credit to my surprise), and a little State tax.

Wing antenna on Starboard side snapped off. Following are a few pics of the fix. It just needs paint and waiting for glue to fully cure. Any questions please ask...and most importantly stay safe and healthy on this St. Patrick's day:

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I will add a couple pics once painted and complete!

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Old 03-17-2020, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm looking forward to see more pictures! What paint do you use? How good of a match is it to the original color on the plane?
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Old 03-17-2020, 01:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use different paints, Testors, Mastercraft, Tamaya, etc. You have to mix to match and with my aging eyes surprisingly turns out really well. Some of the super picky that view things under a magnifying glass may find fault, but as we all know collectors have different standards.
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Thanks for the info, and yes, we all have different standards. I can be pretty picky on some things, more tolerant on others.
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Testors Model Master Canadian Voodoo Gray is almost an exact match right out of the bottle - if you can find any.
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tip on the paint color. Will check on-line for back up in case I don't get it right!
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Old 03-18-2020, 03:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Did you have to drill a hole into the wingtip to make the antenna stick? If yes, what drill size did you use?
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a great job on a common problem
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the compliment!

Kalibu, I did not have to drill a hole in this particular one as when it broke it left a small divot. A very small bit can be used if a small shallow hole is needed for hold purpose. Will try to find the size I have used. You have to be very careful starting a hole as it is very easy to cause damage by the bit, walking or slipping. If you have a nail punch it would be advisable to gently indent a stater mark on the area drilling to avoid such issues.
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Hey great job fixing this Irish Aer Lingus/ East African Airways B747-148, I had a similar thing with my QANTAS B747SP-38 some years back, I'm glad you managed as well
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Old 03-21-2020, 10:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thank you Gold Leader...us 747 collectors can't let one sit out there broken ignored like the black sheep of the family or red headed step child!
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Exactly! Well said bud

Here a link to a similar thing my QF B747SP-38 the VH-EAA "City of Gold Coast - Tweed" went through:
https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com...ml#post2231706

here some pics, if that page loads to slow:


Top view:


Rear view:


But I was able to fix this with superglue, luckily:

Just too much hassle to send it back, the shipping stand alone, + the insurance custom taxes etc, not worth it, so I used my model repairing skills instead and that worked out very well, so all is cool with this Dai Kong this isn't your fault,m since you added a note saying this wing was in good condition, so it probably happened with the shipping transfer, **** happens. So please don't feel bad for this, you're cool.


Here the fixed results:


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This is probably one of my most loved B747 of my B747 fleet

And here VH-EAA stands under VH-EBQ

Boeing 747-238B
QANTAS Australia "Spirit of Australia Livery 1987-2000"
VH-EBQ "City of Bunbury"
Scale 1:200
Inflight 200

Limited Edition 1 of 240pcs
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Boeing 747SP-38
QANTAS Australia "Ochre Livery 1975-1987" (B747SP)
VH-EAA "City of Gold Coast - Tweed"
Scale 1:200
Inflight 200

Limited Edition 1 of 312pcs
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Here are pics of the repair.

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