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Old 08-28-2019, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've always loved the GJ 727-200 mold, and wish it was used more than the occasional 1-release-per-year frequency it seems to currently get. There's still many liveries yet to be done on it, blue-chip liveries that I'd have to imagine would provide ROI even at the volumes GJ produces at. But, that's neither here nor there.

Recently I picked up a GJ American 727-200, despite my "rivet counter" nature and the windows printed on the model being incorrect. I don't hold it against GJ, the model was released in the year 2000. Hardly the heyday for detail and accuracy. But, it's still always made me averse to picking one up.

I finally decided to get one and do a little DIY fix, using decals, to make it appear more accurate. After getting the CMYK values for the AA logo, I was able to print some solid-color decals to cover the windows, and make the model more-correct than the factory finish.

"Before" image, along with photos of the real things. Needed to cover up:

1x window aft of forward door 1L
2x windows forward of galley door 2L
2x windows aft of galley door 2L
2x windows aft of galley door 1R

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And the result!! Laser-print decals permanently adhered using solvaset; can be safely handled without without risk of peeling, smudging, or accidental removal.

Has anyone else made any modifications/improvements to their favorite models?? Please feel free to share, I'd love to see em.

Here's the database link for the original model, a view of some more "before" photos:
https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com...view-2091.html

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Old 08-29-2019, 01:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Very cool. I need to learn the ways of decals. I'm guessing there are models I could improve. Sometimes a line or curve in a cheatline or logo needs correction.

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Looks very nice. Great work.

Incidentally, what is the best way to get rid of smudging after a glue repair? Sticky fingers have left glue residue on the undercarriage of my BA 707 after the nosewheel broke. Was my clumsy fault to have left glue excess.

But can this glue excess be removed now it has hardened without damaging the paintwork? I doubt it actually.
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Great work, I wish I had the patience to do that kind of modifications.
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Where collecting and modeling meet. Excellent and inspirational work. Makes a guy want to jump in and give it a try. Like printing improved cockpit window decals for the recently released NGModels Lockheed L-1011 -200 Widget. Hmmm... Doug
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Nice work and a steady hand you have!

Rut ro Doug...not a mistake on an NG Model..and on the long awaited L-1011 of all planes...say it ain't so!
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But can this glue excess be removed now it has hardened without damaging the paintwork? I doubt it actually.
You might possibly try some 91% alcohol - that shouldn't hurt the paint but might dissolve the glue.
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Very nice work! I also found the need to make a few improvements to some of models. The most recent one I did was to my Gemini Southwest 737-800, I wanted one in the standard livery so I used some acetone to remove the Heart One titles on the nose.
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Nicely done, Transpac...very tidy work, and a small detail that makes a big difference. Still a decent mould for the vintage, too.
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Improved AC Delta 767-200's cockpit window position with thinned gloss black enamel, decals, solvaset, & a few light coats of Finish. Positioned too low from the factory. Subsequent 767-200 releases don't seem to have this issue, nor did the few prior to these.
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Improved AC Delta 767-200's
Fantastic work on those. Regrettably I had to pass on buying the entire line of Delta 762’s, given the dreaded “disco glitter”. It was also unfortunate how the early release 762’s all had printing issues with the doors, wings, etc. I ended up keeping my GJ 762’s, because of it. Maybe I’ll have to take a swing at fixing them.... we’ll see.

One can always hope for re-releases.
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Wow, the noses on those 767’s look great, excellent job !!!
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Are you modifying any others ? Why so many decals printed?
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Are you modifying any others ? Why so many decals printed?
Decal sheets are basically single-use. Might as well get as much use out of the area, as possible. Also never hurts to have backups, for mistakes.
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Are you modifying any others ? Why so many decals printed?
Same price if you get two or twenty from Draw Decal. Might as well have some extras!
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Wow, the noses on those 767’s look great, excellent job !!!
Thanks! Love the Delta 767-200's!
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