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707 R1
« on: June 02, 2015, 03:44:38 am »
Well here we go, the obligatory kit box photo of my first entry.





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Re: 707 R1
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 03:47:27 am »
Oooh it's out already ?! Looking forward to seeing this build. Lots of pics pls. Come on Mr. Airfix, get your CDN stuff* together !

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Re: 707 R1
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 04:02:01 am »
Interested to see where you go with it Jim. :thumbsup:
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Re: 707 R1
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015, 06:54:23 am »
Oooh it's out already ?!

Eh? It's been out for YEARS! That's yet another re-pop.

Interested to where you go with it Jim. :thumbsup:

The clue maybe in the title. Like an early day 'Rivet Joint' perhaps?
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Re: 707 R1
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2015, 07:34:49 am »
Kit, you are just tooooo close.
Get your head around this:

Boeing 707 R1 "Privet Hedge".

All will be revealed in the back story.


Now to the model.
It is indeed a re-pop of the old Airfix kit which I never built before.

Age has not been kind to it as there is a lot of flash, and the general fit of parts is not so good.

The fuselage halves have only a couple of locating pins left, so I have glued strips of plasticard in place to help it locate properly.
Also the bulkhead for the back of the cockpit area has had to be seriously reduced in size to allow the two fuselage halves to join together.





Fit of the top and bottom sections of the wings is also poor, and a lot of trimming was needed in this area.
Then there is the problem of the locating tabs on the wings being at least 1mm too thick to fit into the slots in the fuselage.






Hey Ho, here we go!.
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Re: 707 R1
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2015, 07:42:37 am »
Oooh it's out already ?!

Eh? It's been out for YEARS! That's yet another re-pop.

Interested to where you go with it Jim. :thumbsup:

The clue maybe in the title. Like an early day 'Rivet Joint' perhaps?

Ah, I meant Jim's take on it as it might not be exactly what I'm expecting! :thumbsup:
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Re: 707 R1
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2015, 07:57:58 am »

Get your head around this:

Boeing 707 R1 "Privet Hedge".


Sounds like a prickly task this one  ;D

Should be good.
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Re: 707 R1
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2015, 08:49:57 am »
Was thinking of getting one and going all MRA4 on it, but if it's really that bad then maybe not.
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Re: 707 R1
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2015, 09:46:50 am »
Boeing 707 R1 "Privet Hedge".

All will be revealed in the back story.

Hehehehe  ;D

Also the bulkhead for the back of the cockpit area has had to be seriously reduced in size to allow the two fuselage halves to join together.

Fit of the top and bottom sections of the wings is also poor, and a lot of trimming was needed in this area.
Then there is the problem of the locating tabs on the wings being at least 1mm too thick to fit into the slots in the fuselage.

It was like that even when it was new! NOT Airfix's best I'm afraid, the Minicraft one is a lot better, but costs more of course.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
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Re: 707 R1
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2015, 04:06:46 am »
Couldn't be worse, however since my LHS in Glasgow has closed I am relying on Hannants for supplies and they do not have it listed at the moment. Not unless you want to buy the "Aircraft of the President" set for 60.
Anyway it is a moot point as it does not have RR Conway engines, an important point considering the back story.  :wacko:

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Re: 707 R1
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2015, 04:42:58 am »
Indeed so, 60 is a bit steep!  :o

AFAIK the Airfix 707 is the only source of pod mounted Conways in 1/144, maybe in any scale.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: 707 R1
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2015, 05:15:06 am »
Try CreativeModels Jim,   :thumbsup:
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Re: 707 R1
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2015, 11:34:07 am »
Was thinking of getting one and going all MRA4 on it, but if it's really that bad then maybe not.

New wing, 4x CFM-56?

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Re: 707 R1
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2015, 12:51:44 pm »
Work progresses.
The fuselage halves are stuck together, that took two days of clamping, taping, and praying, to get finished OK.
Now the putty has been applied. That is of course the first layer.
This is my first big use of Narses 2's favourite PPP (Perfect Plastic Putty) so we will see how it goes. Initial impressions are good.










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Re: 707 R1
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2015, 03:51:50 pm »
Love the shape of that aeroplane ! Lots of work so far eh !

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