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Old 12-14-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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Here is another custom project completed. This model is based/copied off my original 1:32 Skyland Models PIA 747-200. An identical mold was made and the shorter -200 upper deck was redesigned by myself and extended by using resin sheets to make it a -300 with PW engines which SV leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic. I didn't want to experiment with designing RB211-524 engines. Initially it was going to be made into a -400 series but due to time constraints and the fact that it was 2 months overdue, I decided to keep it a -300 with JT9D's. This model has been made for a travel agency and also comes with a tripod stand (not pictured). Unfortunately due to the weight of the wings, they are hanging down so additional thin metal poles will be propped under the wings to keep them at a level horizontal angle which is not unusual for models of this scale and size. Another similar model is also in the works following which no more such models will be made. It was a brilliant experiment that will not be repeated as it took up too much time and the guy who actually made the mold (the guy who does my custom models) was too slow and the materials and resources available here for the manufacture of such models is very limited. This is by no means of Pacmin standards and far from absolute perfection but as its simply a travel agency prop and not going to a collector, I think its a fairly commendable job for a locally made model.









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this model is perfect what are you talking about. Engines are perfect, hump is perfect and tail crest is especially superb. Kudos to that guy.
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That is huge! and you have two!
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Yes it is good enough for the purpose intended but if it was made for me, I would have made corrections and changes to it but as the model was already 2 months overdue, I didn't want it held up any longer as it was holding up other pending projects. The biggest issue is the drooping wings which based on the design of the original model cannot be corrected as they are held by 2 small metal rods going into the fuselage and those rods cannot be bent. That and the fact that these wings are heavier than on the original model. There used to be a TWA 747 in their local office here of the exact same size which also had hideously drooping wings which were supported by 2 steel poles propped under each wing tip which is where I got the idea to do the same here.



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That is huge! and you have two!
Only the PIA 742 is mine and an original model from 1976 while this SV 743 is a copied and locally made reproduction made for a travel agency here.



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Your custom-made model is very good except hand-written SV letters, no decals used?

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Those are not hand written letters. Those are vinyl cut decals.



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Those are not hand written letters. Those are vinyl cut decals.
With my respect, the Arabic letters are not well done... compare!

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Old 12-14-2011, 08:22 PM   #9
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Milos, in Pakistan, resources are limited. Lettering among them.
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That is great, I really like.
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Milos you are comparing everything with Pacmin. When Pacmin make models they used computer generated graphics from actual artwork submitted by Boeing which is printed out on special decal paper on Pacmin's own in-house printers. As we do not have decal printers here the artwork has to be copied by hand and then using a blotter cut into the same shape and size which is not easy. We had to do 2 prints of these decals to get close to the actual, correct size. This font was very difficult to replicate, it couldn't just be resized on the computer and printed out. If you see how Pacmin make their models and how this model was made then you would probably understand what all is involved which is why I'm not planning on making any more of these except for one which is still pending in the works for someone else. Its much too time consuming and involves too much running around.



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Very nice Moin. I do like the Saudi livery, looks good on all their types. Did anyone take any pics during the making of this model? It sounds as though it was quite a monumental task. Well done to all involved.
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Yes one needs to understand what is involved here in making these models. People only see the finished product without taking into consideration the resources, materials, manpower and machinery available. With Pacmin, they have been in this as a running business for 50 years and have everything at hand available to them hence one expects 100% accuracy and perfection, yet even they have turned out flawed models. In this situation, the chemicals to make the resin had to be acquired from one source, the paint, another source, the decals another source, the stand another source etc and all pieced together so if there are nicks in the paint or if the font is slightly off, that is something that has to be expected and to which I have resigned myself to. Furthermore, there is a monumental difference in the price of these models as opposed to the cost of having one specially made by Pacmin or some other professional model manufacturer, less than half the price of an original. The guy who made them took on more than he bargained for hence I'm not having any more made.

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Cool model....would have loved that old -300er series in previous QANTAS colours.
Pretty cool airline colours too. Or old SAA or CX.
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Yes with this model there are so many possibilities i.e. SAA, Swissair, SIA, Aerosur etc but the market for this large a model is very limited hence I will not be having any more made. Its now on display in a corner of a travel agency.




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Moin, I thank you for posting those 'in production' pictures. I was genuinely interested to see how it happened. Looks right at home in that travel agency!

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No need to go to a stupid travel agency
It can have a home here anytime. Still looking for a BA Landor one in that size. Not an easy task....

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No need to go to a stupid travel agency
It can have a home here anytime. Still looking for a BA Landor one in that size. Not an easy task....

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That would be the sh*t wouldnt it? Moin isn't a big fan of Landor so I guess it will always be a pipe-dream
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I just received another request from another friend who wants one made for his travel agency but with a different theme. He wants a 747-100 in the original Pan Am 1970 delivery colors which he wants to hang from the ceiling. As yet undecided if I want to go through with it.



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Thanks for sharing Moin. You are one of a very few people in the hobby who would do such a large project like that. I am sure the model will be enjoyed by all who see it.
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Thanks. Yes it has caused quite a stir where it is now.



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That would be the sh*t wouldnt it? Moin isn't a big fan of Landor so I guess it will always be a pipe-dream

Hm, usually taste is nothing to argue about, as everyone thinks different about it. However I think Landor BA is without a doubt one of, if not the best, airline livery ever. Distinctive, luxurious and THE style for a flag carrier. Shame it is no more around. The current one is just standard all white style, even the World Images were way better....
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Great job Moin! as you are well aware, making things from scratch is real pain in the rear, but that job is out standing!!
I do have a 1/100 747-400 BA Landor that I would do if I had the means to do it now, I would never get rid of it, but larger scale wouls be nice!
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I've heard of oversized people having to take up 2 seats in an airplane but this is the first time I am seeing an airplane take up 2 seats! (see first photo)

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Excelant project result, even the font not that 100% but who will find out when it at travel agency, i have the original same size within my colection.

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It can have a home here anytime. Still looking for a BA Landor one in that size. Not an easy task....

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Just sold my 747-200 1/32 in Landor.... Have got a 1/50 747-400 in Landor for sale though!
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For how much did it depart ? And how much wld the 1:50 be ?
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It went to a film studio for " Air Crash Investigation" and was sold for £500

I was looking for £350 for my 1/50 747-400 in Landor
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