I'm hoping to make a model of the Repubblica Italiana I-TALY A340-500 for my G7 collection. Herpa makes one in 1/500 but I collect 1/200. JC Wings makes an A340-300 in blank white, I'm not sure if they make the -500 variant. Does it make a big difference? The model would be about 2.1cm longer with different engines and different MLG bogies.
That leads me to a few questions.
Does or would JC make a blank -500 variant?
How hard would it be to swap engines between a marked -500 and the blank -300?
Are there decals available for this particular aircraft?
If I was to source a marked model (like Air Canada) and remove the livery, would the markings come off without damaging the underlying paint? I'm trying to avoid repainting,and want to keep the windows and doors intact if possible.