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      Post #70219, posted on 06-16-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      New kit announcing 3D renders.

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      Post #70225, posted on 06-17-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I am so excited... I cant wait!!!!

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      Post #70226, posted on 06-17-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Saw my first MAX8 at KMDW this afternoon. Didnít get to fly on one, but they sure do look pretty and shiny - and those HYOOOGE engines - it looks like a mini-777-300ER



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      Post #70227, posted on 06-17-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      You really have to love Southwestís corporate sense of humor...


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      Post #70236, posted on 06-21-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      Saw my first MAX8 at KMDW this afternoon. Didnít get to fly on one, but they sure do look pretty and shiny - and those HYOOOGE engines - it looks like a mini-777-300ER


      Holler next time you're in the PNW, we still have plenty of gliders sitting around the ramp in Renton.

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      Post #70237, posted on 06-21-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Jennings, I thought zvezda was supposed to release their MAX 8 kit by 2nd quarter of 2018?? Let's hope that zvezda will include a nice set of cockpit interior. It would've been nice if they released it as one of their ultimate kits. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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      Post #70238, posted on 06-21-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      No reason to think the Zvezda MAX8 is anything but a minimum change version of their NG 800 kit, so whatever was in the -800 is going to be in the MAX box.

      As for the schedule, I donít work for Zvezda, so I have no clue.

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      Post #70241, posted on 06-23-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      My favorite is the tug that has "I go out with runway models" painted on it:-)

      Funny stuff!

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      Post #70242, posted on 06-23-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      To bring this back on topic, I hope all this talk means we'll be seeing decals for said "runway models" in that particular livery when the 737MAX kit makes its debut. As someone who enjoys flying with that particular carrier when I can, that would make me happy indeed.

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      Post #70243, posted on 06-23-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      The WN scheme on the MAX is identical to that on the NG.

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      Post #70250, posted on 06-24-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      The WN scheme on the MAX is identical to that on the NG.



      Uh...yes, I am aware of that. My comment was more in the spirit of encouraging our decal manufacturers to move forward on said schemes for the Zvezda kits.

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      Post #70252, posted on 06-24-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I believe 8A has done it already.

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      Post #70253, posted on 06-24-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I have the 8A WN sheet. If it's like 8A's new-livery Alaska sheet, it is fitted to the Revell kit and will not work easily on the Zvezda kit. You do not want to know how much effort I had to go through to make the Alaska sheet work on the Zvezda kit, but I have no desire to do that again.

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      Post #70254, posted on 06-24-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Ah... well then

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      Post #70255, posted on 06-24-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm kind of waiting to see if Zvezda actually does a -700, since the WN tail colors is physically different between the -700 and -800.

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      Post #70261, posted on 06-26-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      I'm kind of waiting to see if Zvezda actually does a -700, since the WN tail colors is physically different between the -700 and -800.


      How so? Is the paint a different shade, or is the swoop different due to the length difference?

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      Post #70262, posted on 06-26-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      The swoop is different


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      Post #70267, posted on 06-26-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Oh yeah, never noticed that.

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      Post #70271, posted on 06-27-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Seems like a really silly idea. WN will never fly a 737 with a shorter body than the -700, so they should have just standardized on that. But I'm not in charge at WN

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      Post #70278, posted on 06-27-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Maybe they did a mockup on the 800 and thought it looked weird, who knows. I guess the only real cost is in the paint masking, which is fairly trivial.

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      Post #70290, posted on 06-29-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      It's inevitable that somebody at some contractor facility is going to paint an -800 or a MAX 8 with the -700 template. Mark my words

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      Post #70295, posted on 06-30-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Of course, and nobody but us modelers will notice, so it won't matter. Seriously, there are so many little details that modeling forces you to look for that your normal avgeeks never see. How many people know that the core cones in most RR engines have a blunt tip and on most GEs have a little stub pipe?

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      Post #70318, posted on 07-04-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      I have the 8A WN sheet. If it's like 8A's new-livery Alaska sheet, it is fitted to the Revell kit and will not work easily on the Zvezda kit. You do not want to know how much effort I had to go through to make the Alaska sheet work on the Zvezda kit, but I have no desire to do that again.

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      Hi Jodie The WN sheet work perfectly on the Zvezda kit as well in the RVG kit. Did you see Marco Coldewey build?

      http://www.airlinercafe.com/photo_22145.details

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      Post #70319, posted on 07-04-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      LH707 : How many people know that the core cones in most RR engines have a blunt tip and on most GEs have a little stub pipe?



      Me!

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      Post #70320, posted on 07-05-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      Hi Jodie The WN sheet work perfectly on the Zvezda kit as well in the RVG kit. Did you see Marco Coldewey build?



      Thanks for the information, Jon. I hadn't seen Marco's build, so I'm happy to know this decal will work on both kits.

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