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Guest Peterpools

kev

Nice way to start the New year. Sure is looking good

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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I've somewhat arbitrarily decided that these GE engines are not so bad, and that with a little effort, they can be made to look quite acceptable. To that end, I've cut the forward portion of the cowls off, so that I can more easily eliminate the nasty seam on interior. While doing this, I cut one too short (the one on the right) and ruined it, so I'll have to scavenge one from one of my other kits.

 

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Looking good!  The Revell kit has "General Whitney" engines - neither P&W nor GE, but a little (maybe) closer to P&W.

 

You also need to fill in the odd depression where the horizontal stabs mount.  Not a feature of real 767s.

The kit represents the relatively rare non-ER 767-300 (104 built).  It has the small forward cargo hatch in the belly, which needs to be re-scribed to represent the bigger hatch on the -300ER.

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Guest Jessie_C

That's not ruined, that's just in need to a bit of scrap plastic and filler.

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Looking good!  The Revell kit has "General Whitney" engines - neither P&W nor GE, but a little (maybe) closer to P&W.

 

You also need to fill in the odd depression where the horizontal stabs mount.  Not a feature of real 767s.

The kit represents the relatively rare non-ER 767-300 (104 built).  It has the small forward cargo hatch in the belly, which needs to be re-scribed to represent the bigger hatch on the -300ER.

 

I didn't know about the hatch, so thanks for that. As to the odd looking stab mount area, I found these delightful shots (photo credits to Jodie Peeler) over at airlinercafe that shows some sort of flattened indentation in that area, though it does not seem to be exactly the same.

 

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The reason there's a flattened (vs. indented) area there is that the stab pivots up and down.  If it were a curve like the rest of the fuselage there would be huge gaps around the root of the stab when it moved.  The trapezoidal shaped part moves with the stab, but the rest of the stab moves against the side of the fuselage.

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