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  1. Jennings Heilig

    Some new Il-76 decals (1/144...)

    The Il-76 always reminds me of a bird with its talons out when it’s on short final.
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    Why no larger scale airliners?

    BPK has had a 737-800 on its release list for several years.
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    Bf 109 wing slats

    Local camouflage color. RLM 02 was an interior color. The slats and slat wells were camouflaged.
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    Why no larger scale airliners?

    Was it Magna or Heritage that did a 1/72 resin VC10?? I remember seeing one at Telford a few years ago.
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    Why no larger scale airliners?

    There have been some 1/72 airliner kits, a few of which are still available. Amodel has done quite a few Soviet types (in fact, just about all of them except the Il-62 and Tu-154, both of which HPH have done). Kurt Lehman of Authentic Airliners did a drop-dead gorgeous resin 1/72 727-200 kit, although it's currently unavailable. KMC did an abortive attempt at an injection molded 1/72 727-200 in the 1990s that was more of a joke than a real kit. Mach 2 has done a number of airliner kits in 1/72 as well, but as with most Mach 2 stuff, the quality leaves much to be desired. There are a few others (the Heller DC-6B and 707 and the Revell DC-4/C-54) here and there. Ukrainian company BPK (Big Plane Kits) has done some 737s and Canadair RJs. There are a few others I've missed, but overall the market for mainstream large scale airliners just isn't there. Sad, but true.
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    Some new 1/144 737NG Decals

    All designed for the 1/144 Zvezda 737-800 & 737 MAX 8 Continental/United for the 737-700/800/900/900ER. I'm not aware of any Continental decals that have ever gotten the coppery-gold color right. It is not metallic. As far as I know, every decal ever done has done it in metallic gold... Delta for the 737-700/800/900ER: A revised and updated 737NG/MAX airframe data/windows/doors sheet:
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    Some new Il-76 decals (1/144...)

    Boy, talk about your first world problems. Sheesh...
  8. Jennings Heilig

    Throwing a wild F-4 question out there!

    Nope, every F-4 was painted at the factory. She came along after natural metal had gone out of vogue.
  9. Jennings Heilig

    By to the A380

    The 787 and the forthcoming 777-8 and -9 have the electrically dimmed windows as well.
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    Some new Il-76 decals (1/144...)

    There is only one boxing of the Il-76 from Zvezda. They’ve done the A-50 Mainstay AWACS, but that’s beyond the scope of the decals. The freighter boxing contains parts for the Il-76MD and Il-76TD (with and without the tail turret). Re the 707 & 720 - you’re thinking about the Roden 720, not Zvezda. The absolute best, most accurate 707 kit ever made is the 1/100 Nitto/Doyusha/Entex kit from the early 1970s. It’s still far and away the most accurate model of the 707 made in injection molded form.
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    Some new Il-76 decals (1/144...)

    Oh man. Don't even joke about that!!
  12. Jennings Heilig

    Some new Il-76 decals (1/144...)

    It’s only ever had two color schemes that I’m aware of.
  13. Jennings Heilig

    Some new Il-76 decals (1/144...)

    For the most part yes. Trumpeter got the door and hatch sizes wrong though.
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    Some new Il-76 decals (1/144...)

    Finally getting around to getting these to the printer. We're printing with Cartograf, so the quality speaks for itself. Coming soon designed specifically for the gorgeous Zvezda 1/144 Il-76 kit. Stay tuned for more info as we know it! China United and the PLAAF: CAAK/Air Koryo: Iraqi (including airliner scheme and quasi-military scheme): Cubana: Aeroflot:
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    By to the A380

    Did Boeing kill the 787? Hardly! The order book stands at over 1400 aircraft, with not quite 800 already delivered. The 787-10 started commercial service last April. The 787 is still attracting new orders at a healthy pace.