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Old 06-13-2009, 02:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need advice - Upgrading a 1:100 Skymarks Supreme B373-800

Gentlemen,
I've got this Skymarks Supreme 1:100 scale B737-800 in Westjet markings that I'd like to try upgrading it.
The model looks sooo plain as there are no antennas, engine winglets, TV dome...etc...
Any professional advice on how to add these type of details to this model without ruing it?
Please post pictures if you can...(pictures are worth 1000 words...)
Thanks in advance...
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Honestly, you might just want to think about leaving it as is. the flat pieces you want to add should not be a problem, just cut them out of brass with locating pins attached and drill the plastic accordingly. the dome on the roof is another problem, you'll never get it to look like it was part of the plane, unless you plan on refinishing the model, your going to see the seem, and of course you'll need to clear the whole plane again.
hope this helps you.
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Honestly, you might just want to think about leaving it as is. the flat pieces you want to add should not be a problem, just cut them out of brass with locating pins attached and drill the plastic accordingly. the dome on the roof is another problem, you'll never get it to look like it was part of the plane, unless you plan on refinishing the model, your going to see the seem, and of course you'll need to clear the whole plane again.
hope this helps you.
This may seem easy enough to do... but I never tried such project before so it may be difficult for me.
If possible could you please tell me exactly the materials I need and how to cut them properly and how to go about in drilling holes in the model? Drill type/size...etc...
I looks like I need to buy some basic tools?
Any more of your input is very valuable and appreciated...
Thank you, I appreciate your help.
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by the time you get all tools you need for doing it, it would cost more than the model itself, but..look for photo etched stuff that might work in modeling sites, get a pin vise and some small drills, glue, paint, and that would be the absolute minimum that you would need.
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Actually, YOU need to post pictures so we can see what you're starting with...

At the very least you will need:
- hobby knife
- sheet and rod styrene
- small size (approx #80) drill bits
- glue (tenax 7r, ambroid pro weld)
- sanding paper or files

You can cut antennas and tubes out of the styrene, and the glues mentioned will hold them beautifully to the model... Use sparingly.

TV dome? If you get that figured out please share with the rest of us.
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