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      Post #69284, posted on 02-04-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I recently acquired the Heller Boeing 707-320B model to replace one that I semi-abandonded years ago.

      I had made great progress on the original issue way back when, particularly with the engine intakes.
      I was in the process of making the 23 individual stator vanes in the intakes for each engine. You notice these vanes just before the 1st stage fan.
      https://www.panam.org/images/igallery/resized/4701-4800/B707_chair_17-4767-1400-900-100-c-rd-255-255-255.jpg

      Somehow, somewhere...the engines got misplaced and I put the entire project on the shelf.

      With my recent acquisition, I am truly looking forward to resuming this build.

      Planning ahead, I'm searching for the Liveries Unlimited TWA decals with zero success.

      I was raised in Northeast Ohio and have very fond memories of schlepping to Hopkins Airport and standing for hours on their outdoor observation deck above the west concourse where the daily TWA B707 would appear from JFK en route to STL, vice versa, with an intermediate stop in CLE. American Airlines also operated several B707 flights during the day in and out of CLE and I also have a fondness for the AA birds. I could build with the AA decals as they are available but my heart is set on the TW version.

      There are 1/72nd scale TWA decals available, however, they lack the nostalgia I'm seeking; namely, the
      "Star Stream 707 (Built by Boeing)" marketing titles at the end of the rocket stripe in the aft fuselage.
      For me, this is a deal breaker.
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/16179216@N07/5553841852/

      While I could live without these titles, I prefer to include them. My original kit has the 'twin globe' decals but are not a true representation of the real deal (a black stripe on the bottom of the rocket cheatline??). The original issue also has 'Star Stream' titles, yet, these are incorrect.

      Where can I obtain the Liveries Unlimited decals?
      I won't let this search keep me awake at night as I have enough going on in my life right now to do that.

      Any guidance would be most appreciated.

      Thank you, all.

      Jay
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      Post #69290, posted on 02-04-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I can't help with the decals, but I love seeing projects like this. Depending on which TWA bird you do, you might luck out and be able to use the kit's small sucker doors, pointy spinner, and barn door nose gear doors, which were an uncommon combination. Keep us posted with your progress, and feel free to ask any questions, I've built a few of these and learned a lot in the process.

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      Post #69299, posted on 02-05-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Saints be preserved!

      I think I might have found my decals!!

      Fingers crossed.

      LH707...thank you very much for the offer. I may be sending PMs to you as the build progresses.
      Muchly appreciated.

      Jay

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      Post #69300, posted on 02-05-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Jay!

      Not too long ago, I finished a Heller 707 in the TWA livery, using a combination of decals from Liveries Unlimited, 26 Decals, and Nazca details. I wish I could help you with supplies, but alas, I cannot, having used what I have. Take a look at the finished product. I thought it turned out well, and the model was a joy to build. I did post several photos here on AC. Have fun!

      http://www.airlinercafe.com/photo_18858.details

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/155287691@N07/39411284151/in/dateposted-public/

      Paul

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      Post #69301, posted on 02-05-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I have a Heller 707 that I bought from the Airplane Shop back in the 90s.... I keep waiting for my modeling skills to be adequate enough to build a 1/72 kit... Maybe one of these days!!

      Paul,

      Yours looks really nice! Solid work!!

      Chris

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      Post #69319, posted on 02-08-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      A **TWENTY-FIVE** (!!!!!) year old decal. Seems like yesterday

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      Post #69324, posted on 02-08-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Jennings...
      I know, right?
      Still, a gorgeous piece of work....quite like myself (ahem)!

      Right now, am planning a cross-country move to the southwest so will not be doing much on the model.
      It will be a fun build, that's for sure.

      Jay.

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      Post #69331, posted on 02-08-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Hey, if you are heading to the Tucson, Arizona area check out the Pima Air and Space Museum and the various airliner boneyards in the desert. A real tear jerker of a nostalgia trip.

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      Post #69334, posted on 02-09-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      If you're heading to Tucson, I'm a docent (in training) at Pima, so I can get you in for free

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      Post #69347, posted on 02-09-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      It'll be 'Lost Wages,' probably in April/May.
      TUS isn't that long of a drive.

      Jennings....thank you for your gracious offer.
      Let's keep in touch....I'll keep you posted.

      Jay

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      Post #69362, posted on 02-11-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      EAL Lover :
      It'll be 'Lost Wages,' probably in April/May.
      TUS isn't that long of a drive.



      Keep me posted as well, I might be heading out there around the same time to visit friends.