Author Topic: DONE @p.5 +++ 1:144 Boeing 727-301, Aéromexicana, late Seventies  (Read 3118 times)

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Well, I had this idea when the GB was announced, but since I normally do not build small-scale airliners I shelved the idea - also because TheChronicOne came up with a very similar (and beautiful) Caravelle design. However, discussions during the Caravelle's build and TheChronicOne's suggestion to build a conceptual sister ship convinced me to tackle this project.

It will take some time until it might materialize, though, because I have to organize the ingredients:
- A Minicraft Boeing C-22C (the military transport version, preferred over the Airfix or the (*shudder*) Revell kit)
- Resin engines for a VC.10 from Braz Models
- A decal sheet for an Aéromexicana airliner, because an aircraft in silver/NMF and orange will certainly look cool and my idea behind this "variant" is a dedicated "hot and high" operations profile

More to come in the future
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Great. The 727 is an overlooked aircraft, and Mexican colors are always a treat.
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VEEEEERY interesting.  :thumbsup:

The Revell kit's a -100 anyway, and I doubt Boeing would have made a 'hot and high' version of that shorter model.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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AFAIK, the Revell kit is a POS. The Airfix kit looked better, but I eventually settled for the Minicraft kit. This seems to have its issues, too, but it comes with recessed panel lines and, foremost, without window openings. The C-22 kit comes with suitable window decals w/o and cheat line underneath, which will be a convenient solution for the planned Mexican livery, which is going to be this variant:



Aeromexico never operated Boeing products within the project's time frame (Douglas things instead), but this won't stop me from telling this neat airliner story...  ;)


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Yes, the Minicraft's recessed panel lines are a big step forward.  :thumbsup:

Sadly the Revell kit's the only -100 around now as Airfix carved up their original -100 moulds to make the -200, and it's a fair amount of work to go back the other way.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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AFAIK there's a -100 conversion kit around, even with an IP fuselage? From Bra.Z Models, IIRC, the same company that also produces the Aéromexico decal sheet that will hopefully go into this one.

http://www.internetmodeler.com/2006/june/new-releases/conv_braz727.php

And there seems to exist another conversion set from OzMods, too:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/ozmods-ozconv14413-boeing-727-100-short-fuselage--146541
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Good news here: the Minicraft kit is here, as well as the decal set. Now I am just waiting for the engines, but this might take a while since they come from Hong Kong...  :rolleyes:

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Nothing new here; the engines are still in the long pipeline from Hong Kong, and I wondered whether I will leave the 727's cockpit glazing translucent or simply paint it over? The Minicraft kit does not come with any interior at all and even provides black decals, I am tempted to go the simple route.

In the meantime I started another (non-BG) project, just to fill the time until the 727 package is complete.  :mellow:

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Nothing new here, still waiting for the engines from Hong Kong - rumor has it that the stuff is being held at German customs, and I am afraid that I will have to fetch the engine set at their office.

Interim project has been finished in the meantime, including photo shooting. Editing still pending, though.
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Since I haven't heard anything from the customs yet I started another interim project...  :-\

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Since I haven't heard anything from the customs yet I started another interim project...  :-\

As you do...

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AFAIK, the Revell kit is a POS. The Airfix kit looked better, but I eventually settled for the Minicraft kit. This seems to have its issues, too, but it comes with recessed panel lines and, foremost, without window openings. The C-22 kit comes with suitable window decals w/o and cheat line underneath, which will be a convenient solution for the planned Mexican livery, which is going to be this variant:



Aeromexico never operated Boeing products within the project's time frame (Douglas things instead), but this won't stop me from telling this neat airliner story...  ;)
I had an early issue of the Revell kit, very crisply moulded, little to no flash, no warping and a dry fit with tape didn't reveal any serious issues. It may be a matter of the older the moulding the better.
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Good news! The engines eventually arrived yesterday, but I will pull my current interim project work through before any styrene gets cut here. But now the 727 quad is complete for assembly.  :lol:

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That's going to look great in those markings!
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