12-09-2019, 11:10 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: 49°18'55" N 000°00'19" W
Re: Thai Boeing 747 Original Color in 1:200
I think you did a great job with this Thai B 747-400.
I had exactly the same approach when I made an AF A 300B with the barcode, the hogan models are an excellent basis.
Cockpit windows have always been a difficult point and there is no exception, as I said about my B 737, very often, it is a compromise and it is not surprising that they are all different.
Usually, cockpit windows are my starting point when the paint job is finished.
I always make a copy of the original decals on a clear decal and I check if everything looks fine.
Usually, it doesn't ...
So I rescale the cockpit windows in 1/50 scale and I bring the modifications that seem necessary, back to the 1/200 scale and I try again ... and again ...
Seven attempts for my little B 737, I attach a picture showing all my efforts.
Finally and because you cannot modify the nose of you model, you accept a compromise good enough to display your model along its stablemates.
In spite of all your precautions, unless you have the perfect decal, this part of the model is the most difficult one.
Your model is excellent.
I had a look at my B 747s, the cockpits are all different, yours is not disturbing and your Thai B 747-400 can sit proudly among your other models.
It is true that when we are not happy about a detail, it is the only thing that catches our eyes.
Personally, what I see from your pictures is a great model you can be proud of.