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Post #56160, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Well done Kurt,

Looking at the 767 P&W engines, is it a 200 series ?
You also mention winglets hmmm.....

....regarding the 'new item' hmm, are those DC-8's stabs
Hoping for a 61/62 ...

Oh boy, things to come !

Anyhow, great workmanship as usual.

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Post #56163, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
H Cesar,

Well,it will not be a complete 767 kit, just an engine and winglet set to be used for existing kits.

The new stabs are not for a DC8, on more guess.

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Post #56164, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Hello Kurt!I can guess. Convair Coronado.

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Post #56165, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Kurt,
Is it an MD11 ?

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Post #56167, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Philippe, you got 100 points.

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Post #56168, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Kurt... you mean... an MD-11?... For real?...

Somebody get me my pills... AND MY CREDIT CARD!!


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Post #56169, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
An MD-11?? Oh my... Are you taking deposits??

"Sorry Goose... But it's time to buzz the Tower."

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Post #56173, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Seen the pics on the website. Usual AA craftsmanship... chin off from my face!

Oh my god, when is mid-march? It just never gets there!!! Can't we just skip February for once? I mean, who needs February that much?!?!

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Post #56174, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Look here, and you`ll see it`s true.

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Post #56176, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Awesome!!!

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Post #56178, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Very cool! I'm not that much into widebodies but I will consider buying this one.

And... I'm almost afraid to ask, but any chance of a clear windshield?

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Post #56180, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
That is great news Kurt! Can you give us an indication when it will be on sale? Then I know how much money I can save in the meanwhile. Now how about clear cockpit windows ;-)

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Post #56181, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Very cool! I'm not that much into widebodies but I will consider buying this one.

And... I'm almost afraid to ask, but any chance of a clear windshield?



Oh sorry, I guess we had the same thoughts at the same time.

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Post #56189, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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TheFlyingDutchman :
Very cool! I'm not that much into widebodies but I will consider buying this one.

And... I'm almost afraid to ask, but any chance of a clear windshield?



Oh sorry, I guess we had the same thoughts at the same time.



Just use the authentic Airliners decals, they are better than regular window decals,and far superior to what can be achieved with a clear piece.

Keep em separated!
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Post #56190, posted on 01-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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FokkerFan :
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TheFlyingDutchman :
Very cool! I'm not that much into widebodies but I will consider buying this one.

And... I'm almost afraid to ask, but any chance of a clear windshield?



Oh sorry, I guess we had the same thoughts at the same time.



Just use the authentic Airliners decals, they are better than regular window decals,and far superior to what can be achieved with a clear piece.



I agree the decals are very nice and a good alternative for clear windows (it's far better than plain grey window decals), but I really prefer having them clear, as I think it's more fun to build. The only problem with the decals is that it does look realistic from just a few angles; when you look at the nose from above it looks a bit weird.
It's not like I won't buy it if it doesn't have a clear cockpit but one can always ask

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Post #56196, posted on 01-22-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Sorry, but no clear cockpit windows.
It will be available by mid March.

Kurt

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Post #56197, posted on 01-22-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Best scale models ever built... period

Your Mileage May Differ

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Post #56199, posted on 01-22-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Sorry, but no clear cockpit windows.
It will be available by mid March.

Kurt



Will it come with both GE and P&W engines?

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Post #56207, posted on 01-22-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Both engine types will be available, but you`ll have to make your choice before ordering.

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Post #56222, posted on 01-22-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Pre orders anytime soon? Photo etches coming along with it?

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Post #56230, posted on 01-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Great news Kurt!
I am not even done drooling over the DC-10 yet!
I will be ready for my next big order in a couple of months.
Perfect timing for the release of the MD-11.
I'll take three!


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Post #56234, posted on 01-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Great news Kurt!
I am not even done drooling over the DC-10 yet!
I will be ready for my next big order in a couple of months.
Perfect timing for the release of the MD-11.
I'll take three!


Walter



How you gonna sneak them into the house without the enemy seeing them Walter?

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Post #56240, posted on 01-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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waltmertins :
Great news Kurt!
I am not even done drooling over the DC-10 yet!
I will be ready for my next big order in a couple of months.
Perfect timing for the release of the MD-11.
I'll take three!


Walter



How you gonna sneak them into the house without the enemy seeing them Walter?



LOL! Please share, Walter! I need to figure that out as well.

Keep em separated!
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Post #56246, posted on 01-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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XRadar :
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Exile :
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waltmertins :
Great news Kurt!
I am not even done drooling over the DC-10 yet!
I will be ready for my next big order in a couple of months.
Perfect timing for the release of the MD-11.
I'll take three!


Walter



How you gonna sneak them into the house without the enemy seeing them Walter?



LOL! Please share, Walter! I need to figure that out as well.



Amateur hour.... Just have them sent to your work address or a buddy's place. If anyone asks, "Oh, Jimmy's getting rid of some kits, so he gave me this one."

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Post #56250, posted on 01-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Amateur hour.... Just have them sent to your work address or a buddy's place. If anyone asks, "Oh, Jimmy's getting rid of some kits, so he gave me this one."



Still doesn't get them in the house.....how do you do it, since you have the answer?

Keep em separated!
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Post #56262, posted on 01-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Hehehe well done Walter!

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Post #56268, posted on 01-24-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Yeah...women, amirite? (eyeroll)

I'm not trying to pretend I'm a moderator here, but...could we please get back to discussing Kurt's new kits? It's bad enough when I have to read the "sneaking the kits past the enemy" posts on forums like Hyperscale. I'd really rather not read them here, especially in a thread dedicated to a kit I'm really interested in.

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Post #56269, posted on 01-24-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Hé Jodie

Come on man, smile..... this has everything to do with modelling !

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Post #56271, posted on 01-24-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Hé Jodie

Come on man, smile..... this has everything to do with modelling !



Well, since I'm not a man, I'm reasonably sure I have reason not to smile about the turn this thread took.

Let's get back to talking about Kurt's kits, please.

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Post #56273, posted on 01-24-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Could not have said it better Jodie!

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Post #56274, posted on 01-24-2015 GMT-5 hours    
So, Kurt, preorders? Photoetches?


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Post #56278, posted on 01-24-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Also see a Dc-9-30 with Extended flaps? Yes please. Any plans for a DC-9-50 with the extended flaps? My "to buy" list is getting longer and longer!

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Post #56283, posted on 01-25-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Photoetch parts yes, but no preorders, sorry.

Extended flap sets for the DC9-30 and -50 kits will be available soon.
Here are 2 pictures of my in progress DC9-50 build:




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Post #56284, posted on 01-25-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks for the support up thread, Kurt. Really looking forward to the MD-11. A Pratt-powered version has been a holy grail of mine for a long time.

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Post #56285, posted on 01-25-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Photoetch parts yes, but no preorders, sorry.

Extended flap sets for the DC9-30 and -50 kits will be available soon.
Here are 2 pictures of my in progress DC9-50 build:

Kurt



Yes yes!! I will be ordering when available! Same with the MD-11 and 767 Engines! It must be hard being the best!

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Post #56300, posted on 01-27-2015 GMT-5 hours    
A 1/144 MD-11!

Excellent. I hope that there is a flurry of work going on for some decal sets. I was going to do an American Airlines MD-11 so I guess I can combine a couple of DC-10 sets.

Another great victory for the airline modeling community. Put me down for one.

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Post #56301, posted on 01-27-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I agree with Mark,

Kurt and his team are taking this hobby to the next level.
If I remember correctly, all started with his 707 kit, now an MD-11 !
I think that in the near future there's a 747sp in store for us.

Cheers 🍻

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Post #56303, posted on 01-27-2015 GMT-5 hours    
This is very exciting!! (The kit, not walter's house) I will be placing an order as well!!

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I was going to do an American Airlines MD-11 so I guess I can combine a couple of DC-10 sets.



I'm hoping someone will step up with some AA Md-11 decals too. I always thought the AA MD-11 fuselage titles seemed longer than on the DC-10, optical illusion perhaps? Otherwise I'll be with you using a DC-10 decal set and probably hand painting the stripes.

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Post #56304, posted on 01-27-2015 GMT-5 hours    
No optical illusion, Ninja. The letters are the same size only spaced out more because of the added length to the fuselage forward of the wing.

I look forward to seeing an AA AA MD-11 upon completion after it is released.

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Post #56307, posted on 01-27-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Thank you, Mr. MD-11! You have earned your screen name, sir.

Upon close inspection I see you're correct. I've been looking at it for years and never seen that...but I'm sure I can space out some DC-10 titles. Just have to make the "luxury liner" titles.

I have a feeling your AA AA MD10-11 will be done before mine

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Post #56313, posted on 01-28-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Authentic Airliners is going to bankrupt me, and that's not a bad thing!

When my time situation improves and I've cleared out more of the backlog, my intention is to get:
- DC-10 in old Continental colors (I flew one Hou-LGW back in the day).
- DC-10 in old Hawaiian colors if better decals come out.
- MD-11 in AA colors.
- MD-11 in FedEx colors.

With my glacial building times this may never come to pass, but that's what I'd like to build, time and fundage permitting.

Keep 'em coming, they are the best airliner models produced, period.

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Post #56324, posted on 01-28-2015 GMT-5 hours    
You know,

An MD-11 in the UPS Livery would be a pretty sharp kit!

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Post #56329, posted on 01-29-2015 GMT-5 hours    
An MD-11 in the UPS Livery would be a pretty sharp kit!



For sure it would, but I bet no one ever will make such a decal.
Here is a sneak preview of the tail, showing the PW inset. All parts are dry-fitted, no glue used.
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Post #56330, posted on 01-29-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Kurt;
AMAZING!!
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Post #56331, posted on 01-29-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Kurt... Wow... just... wow...

Please let us know when orders are ready to be taken as soon as mid march comes.

As for the UPS livery... I've read - probably here - that they make it really hard for anyone trying to legally earn something from their brand, like decals or such.

I've made myself a UPS bird - an MD-11, by the way. 1/200 scale, Hase. But I had to make my own decals, the yellow stripe on the fuselage was airbrushed.

http://www.airlinercafe.com/plug.php?e=gallery&v=15486

http://www.airlinercafe.com/plug.php?e=gallery&v=15487

http://www.airlinercafe.com/plug.php?e=gallery&v=15484

http://www.airlinercafe.com/plug.php?e=gallery&v=15485

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Post #56332, posted on 01-29-2015 GMT-5 hours    
That looks very convincing Kurt. I can already imagine it wearing the Martinair logo. That would be my choice at least.

I like the pronounced strip were the windows are located. One thing I noticed on the real deal is that even the planes delivered as freighters from the factory had the window shapes in this strip. I wonder why that is. I would think that a solid metal strip would be stronger.

Looking forward to its release. I wonder how many unofficial pre-orders you already have.

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Post #56336, posted on 01-29-2015 GMT-5 hours    
WOW. What a beauty!!! Can't wait to get myself one!!!!!

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Post #56338, posted on 01-29-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Stunning!!!

Looking forward to get one, too.

Cheers from the Eifel,
Paolo