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      Post #41038, posted on 01-25-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      I notice from the AviationMegaStore's website that the much awaited Revell Classic 1/144 Boeing 747 (kit no. 04663) is back in stock and available for immediate delivery.

      No doubt other sales outlets will also have it available shortly.....

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      Post #41049, posted on 01-26-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Great news! :-)

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      Post #41376, posted on 02-19-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Picked one up in a local hobby store in Wiesbaden, Germany!

      Lots of flash and a very rough 70 era kit, (as expected) but at least it is somewhat accurate...

      Quality wins!

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      Post #41379, posted on 02-19-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Are we speaking of the E-4B kit?

      I was surprised to see the cabin windows printed in blue (?!)... which is actually a VERY good decision since the 1/1 windows are painted in... blue. I never spotted that subtlety. It will allow for a slight difference between the blue cheatline and the blue windows since the 1/1 metal frames appear to be painted over, so no visual "references" for the windows.

      I like this kit, sure it is old and the most recent releases are plagued with lots of flashes, warp and some short-shots but as long as it is accurate... I have 5-6 early releases and they were exquisitely molded, very little flash, no plastic warp and short-shots, a feast for my eyes!

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      Post #41380, posted on 02-19-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Too bad that the cockpit window decal is wrong, the shape of the windows isn't correct despite it was designed by DACO . It fits the Revell window, which is also wrong. But this is no big deal, some work necessary and it looks fine. It is very nice this kit is available again.

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      Post #41381, posted on 02-19-2012 GMT-5 hours    
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      It fits the Revell window, which is also wrong.



      I remember a nice touch from Danny Coremans on some of his nice Skyline decal sheets: he would provide 2 sets of door decals, 1 set that fitted perfectly the kits recessed doors (which in the Minicraft 757 kit were probably inaccurate) and 1 set that was 1/1 accurate.

      Anyway, when I am experienced enough to tackle a 1:144 747 kit, I will sure use FCD 747 detail sheets.

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      Post #41382, posted on 02-19-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      For anyone who's planning to build this kit as an airliner and doesn't need the military-specific stuff (the decals and the extra plastic bumps and bits), please PM me. I can put that stuff to use, and will be glad to work something out with you. Thanks!

      In 1924 Wien was Alaska's first airline. In 1980 it still is.

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      Post #41384, posted on 02-19-2012 GMT-5 hours    
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      For anyone who's planning to build this kit as an airliner and doesn't need the military-specific stuff (the decals and the extra plastic bumps and bits), please PM me. I can put that stuff to use, and will be glad to work something out with you. Thanks!



      Yep, you can have my decals and bits!
      In case you got some interesting 742 decals to trade, let me know! :-)

      Quality wins!