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Old 07-16-2020, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DIY: How to repair 1:200 747 Wingtip Antennas

Some of you may have seen my threads on how to repair 1:400 and 1:200 747 wingtip antennas in some of the Facebook Groups. I decided to post it here to keep it archived for the community's use. My full guide is in the 1:400 section.

https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com...-antennas.html

This procedure would be basically the same except you need to get a larger thicker needle (leather needle) to match the scale appropriately. Since the needle is thicker, I had to use a Dremel with a cutting wheel to trim it.

Length of the antenna should be 14mm long (compared to my Gemini Eastern 747-100 antennas).

So far I have decided to keep the bare metal look of the antennas on this SP, but I can always paint them later.





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Old 07-17-2020, 03:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Really nice work, well done. I had a broken AC 742 but could not fix as the insert part of the antenna was stuck in the wingtip hole and I could not get that part out.
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So far I have decided to keep the bare metal look of the antennas on this SP, but I can always paint them later.
Impressive!!! Simply hands down..

Do you want to sell it??
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Old 07-18-2020, 02:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey very neatly done man!This kind of reminds me ofa similar thing I had with my IF200 QF B747SP-38 froma few years back, eventho my VF Antenna had a clean breakline and that surely did matter, as you can see here:





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


And now this classic stands under my JC Wings QF B747-338 Nalanji Dreaming

Boeing 747-338
QANTAS Australia "Nalanji Dreaming"
VH-EBU "City of Warnambool"
Scale 1:200
JC Wings
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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


So all good here too

So yea
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I guess having modeling experience such things are an easy fix for people like us
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