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Old 01-05-2013, 06:15 AM   #1
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Default El Al liveries for my Boeing SSTs

I am just about to commission my next Boeing SST models from Builderscience
(My Continental 1966 Golden Jet 2707 and American Astrojet 733 from the early 60s are en route and will join me in a couple of weeks, I hope).

I was thinking of ordering a 2707 and a 733 in different El Al colours. However, I have hit a snag. Normally I go for airliners where the livery changed some time around 1965-7 but in the case of El Al the livery used on their Boeings did not change until the arrival of the 747 in 1971.

This leaves me the choice of either sticking to my rule and ordering the 2707 only in El Al 1966-7 Boeing 707 colours and ordering the 733 in another airline.

Or I could break my own rule and order the 733 in the Boeing 707 scheme and order the 2707 in the Boeing 747 delivery scheme of 1971. The snag is that I know the Pacific Miniatures model of the 2707 which El Al would have received in about 1967 would not have been in this scheme.

Because the Boeing SST was never built I normally only order schemes which would have been applied to the models presented to the airlines rather than "fantasy" schemes of what the SST would have worn in the 70s. I have two exceptions to this rule- 2 wonderful models of the 2707-300 in 1-400 scale delivered in the magical run a few years back now and still accessible on the thread about the 1-400 DAC. These were in Boeing House (prototype) and Pan Am late 70s. Fate lent a hand and my attempt to join them with two fantasy models (BOAC and TWA double globe) failed when the skilled modelmaker moved to the States to embark on other ventures. For some reason none of the Philippine modelmakers offer the 2707-300.

I think I will probably have to stick to my rule and order the 2707-100 in 1966 El Al colours. The 1971 livery will have to wait until a 2707-300 model appears. On the other hand (and sorry El Al enthusiasts) I may just live dangerously and cheat!

To any serious collectors who read the above and feel nauseous, sorry, but the title should have warned you off.
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