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      Post #44826, posted on 10-13-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Someone else was looking for a build report of the Authentic Airliners 720B kit.
      A couple of days ago I decided to build one for the Telford show and to share the major steps with you.

      So far, I have primed the fuselage with Tamiya white surface primer, wings and engines with Mr.Hobby Mr.Resin primer. The white primer will also be the final color for the fuselage. It has been polished and the cockpit windows applied. As time is running, I opted against the clear cockpit canopy.

      I hope you`ll enjoy it.




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      Post #44829, posted on 10-13-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Looking great as usual Kurt! :-)

      Quality wins!

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      Post #44831, posted on 10-13-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Fantastic. I will never forget seeing those Western 720's in the 70's as a kid.

      On Arrival (1/144 scale):

      EK 777-300ER
      SQ A350-900
      SQ A380-800
      BA 747-400
      AC A321-200

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      Post #44927, posted on 10-24-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      just a little update here.


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      Post #44947, posted on 10-25-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      WOW!!!!!!

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      Post #44948, posted on 10-25-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Looking great Kurt!

      Love the slight weathering of the wings you did! Looks real!!

      BTW, where can you buy the mr. Hobby metallic paints in Germany?
      I might try to hunt for them on my FRA block this month!
      At the moment I am stuck in LHR with our A332's nr.1 engine's IDG drive broken...

      Take care!

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      Post #44949, posted on 10-25-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Can't wait to get mine! Just ordered the 720,707 and the 752.

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      Post #44975, posted on 10-27-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      During the last 2 days, I have applied the decals.
      They are from twosix decals and fit the kit very nicely.




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      Post #44983, posted on 10-27-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Kurt,

      It looks fantastic ! I really looking foreward to see her in
      real at Telford. Could you give me (us) a short briefing of how
      you did the weathering at the wings ?

      Happy modelling,
      Ruben

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      Post #44987, posted on 10-27-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Nice livery as well!!

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      Post #44992, posted on 10-27-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes, Kurt always choose great liveries to embellish his already beautiful resin kits. This one is no exception, I think it is one of the most inviting combination I have seen here.

      Cheers, Steven

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      Post #45001, posted on 10-28-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you so much guys!

      The weathering of the wings is done by 3 different media.
      The leading edge is actually a decal, and I used silver powder here. This will not work on any "metallizer" color, as the surface needs to be a little bit rough.
      For all other areas, I used a mix of smut and fluid weathering color.

      Kurt

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      Post #45032, posted on 10-29-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      For any of you that may not have this kit, I bought one from Kurt and let me tell you....it's fantastic! I judge a model on things often overlooked, such as the correct thickness of the trailing edges and wing tips. Of course, it also has to be accurate in outline, etc. This kit has it all plus tiny detail such as the NACA scoops on the wingtips. Great work Kurt. Really great!

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      Post #45035, posted on 10-29-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Brilliant livery!!
      Stunning model Kurt!

      Two-Six decals really do amazing stuff lately! :-)
      Spoiled for choice as well...

      Quality wins!

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      Post #45038, posted on 10-29-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Looks cool......It would be real cool if you could make that patch on the wing for the glove another shade too.

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      Post #45091, posted on 11-01-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Almost completed, still needs a couple of small bits, like antennas and drain masts plus a bit more weathering of the fuselage.


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      Post #45093, posted on 11-01-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Looks fantastic Kurt!
      The metallic effect is really nice hey, especially on camera it works very well!

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      Post #45112, posted on 11-02-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Sweet. That's the best looking 720B I've ever seen. I hope you'll produce a 707-120 in the near future.

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      Post #45122, posted on 11-02-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Thankīs guys!
      A 707-120 would mean yet another wing and engine type.
      This is a fairly big conversion and I would need quite a few commitments for this kit before giving it a chance.

      Kurt

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      Post #45125, posted on 11-02-2012 GMT-5 hours    
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      gavmh :
      Thankīs guys!
      A 707-120 would mean yet another wing and engine type.
      This is a fairly big conversion and I would need quite a few commitments for this kit before giving it a chance.

      Kurt



      I will take a few, but prefer a B720 with the old engines AND a series of Fokker F-28's.

      Happy modelling,
      Ruben

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      Post #45144, posted on 11-03-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Ruben, let`s discuss this in more detail next weekend.

      Kurt

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      Post #45166, posted on 11-03-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Kurt, I'd buy 4 707-120's (non-fan). In the meantime, just offering the non-fan engines as a set to use to convert your 720B to a 720 would be a good move I should think.

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      Post #45175, posted on 11-04-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Along with that, Kurt, I can tell you that if you offered a 707-120B you'd make me very, very happy. Once your 720B becomes available again I plan to buy at least one to convert to a -120B.

      Beautiful model!

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

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      Post #45176, posted on 11-04-2012 GMT-5 hours    



      I will take a few, but prefer a B720 with the old engines AND a series of Fokker F-28's.

      Happy modelling,
      Ruben



      Hi Kurt & Ruben!
      Please keep the F.28 high on your agenda for your conversation next weekend...!!

      - Harry B.

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      Post #45177, posted on 11-04-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Yeah, w`ll probably do!
      Itīs really a pity, that you cannot join us.

      Kurt

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      Post #45200, posted on 11-05-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Kurt,

      I've seen pics of your models and I love the accuracy. Thinking aloud here as a short-term 707-120B solution, would it be possible to sell your 720 kit wings with the longer 707-320B nose and tail sections and engines (3x turbocompressors vs 2x on the 720B) and have people cut down the fore and aft sections to the correct lengths? This way you could keep the same molds (low cost) and sell more units without people having to get two kits and kitbash.

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      Post #45218, posted on 11-06-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you so much for your help unfortunately, it is not that easy.
      The 707-120 has a different wing, hence it will neither fit the 707-320B nor the 720B WBF.
      You may also refer to David Hingtgent`s fabulous article here on airlinercafe.

      Kurt

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      Post #45227, posted on 11-07-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      I will buy at least two 707-120's if you decide to do them. Short tail will be better.
      Hell, I will buy at least two of what ever kit you decide to do in 1/144 scale.

      Walter

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      Post #45228, posted on 11-07-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      What a great work.. Congrats Kurts!

      Saludos / Greetings

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      Post #45256, posted on 11-08-2012 GMT-5 hours    
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      Thank you so much for your help unfortunately, it is not that easy.
      The 707-120 has a different wing, hence it will neither fit the 707-320B nor the 720B WBF.
      You may also refer to David Hingtgent`s fabulous article here on airlinercafe.

      Kurt



      Per David's article, the -120B and the 720b have the same wings and engines, so you should be able to do that as I suggested with the same CWB and a cut down -320B tube. Now a 120 straightpipe without the wing glove is another story....

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      Post #45269, posted on 11-09-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Kurt I want you to finish Metropolitans and DC-9īs first. There are Boeings enough at the moment. After Metropolitans and DC-9īs I donīt care how many different Boeings you make (ok donīt take this too seriously). Iīll buy two Metropolitans, two DC-9-50 and two DC-9-10 right away they are on market.

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      Post #45270, posted on 11-09-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      What's a Metropolitan??

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      Post #45271, posted on 11-09-2012 GMT-5 hours    
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      What's a Metropolitan??



      Sigh... they're all so young...


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      Post #45272, posted on 11-09-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Yeahh....! -
      -Metropolitan2

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      Post #45274, posted on 11-09-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      I thought a Metropolitian was a Nash!
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      Post #45275, posted on 11-09-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Okay Sparky, now *you're* showing your age

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      Post #45277, posted on 11-10-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      My age is better than the alternative!Im old enough to remember when Eastern took delivery of their Convair 440s.
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      Post #45494, posted on 11-20-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      I finished the 720B today by adding all antennas, pitots and drooped Kruger flaps.


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      Post #45495, posted on 11-20-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Kurt;
      Itīs even more spectacular now!!
      Great inspiration for my Maersk version
      - Harry B.

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      Post #45511, posted on 11-20-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      I find it amazing Kurt how quickly you build such a stunning model. Again, great job!

      Any chance that the 757 and 707 will have a clear cockpit part in the future? For me it is what keeps me from ordering one of them.

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      Post #45513, posted on 11-20-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      I love your realistic cockpit windows, the only drawback is, there are not enough of them on each sheet! Can we expect windows for B747,B757, B767, A320, etc., and passenger windows?

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      Post #45525, posted on 11-21-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you so much guys.
      The next release of 757-200 kits will have a clear cockpit part, the 707 not.
      The Authentic Airliners kit can be much more quickly build then any injection kit.
      I will try to convince my brother to make more cockpit and cabin windows.

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      Post #45526, posted on 11-21-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Kurt,
      Please convince your brother haard!
      Windshields and cabin windows in BOTH 1/144 and 1/72 would be MOST appreciated! (especially for Boeing and MDD a/c)
      -Harry B.