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      Post #72402, posted on 05-13-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi,

      On FB today BPK announced that they will release their long-awaited 1/72 Boeing 737-800 - on Dec. 01 2019
      As a starter it will be released in Quantas colours.

      http://bigplaneskits.com/boxart-for-737-800-1-72/?fbclid=IwAR3ANcB-_C5vxJ7J9KZmW_7lgbi7eqaBEsMOVVo-TjxgbTf8hpKM7D0Epeg

      They also reveal that they consider to release the kit as P-8 in due time - as well as the Boeing 737 Classic 3/4/500 range in 1/72

      WOOOOW!!

      - Harry B. 😀🍾

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      Post #72406, posted on 05-13-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Q **U** antas???

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      Post #72407, posted on 05-13-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Q **U** antas???



      Jennings,
      Can you EVER forgive my missspelling, Mr. Perfect?

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      Post #72411, posted on 05-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Worry not, Harry--many a tiepo or tu has made it into my own posts...Somehow we all still understand

      More importantly, this means that in time for Christmas I may well be able to build an accurate (with fuselage mods, of course...) -700 for my dear friend who for the last 35 years has taken *true* commuter flights to and from PANC-PASC (that's Deadhorse, or less accurately "Prudhoe Bay" Alaska to most...) aboard various AS & CONOCO charter ops for work. No more wrestling w/Welsh twisted resin Oh how I wish Densil had stayed with vacform wings...Alas!

      Any word on US distributors, or only the usual European crowd? I'll gladly score a couple either way...

      Cheers!

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      Just get me back to Alaska. I'll find home from there.

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      Post #72414, posted on 05-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Worry not, Harry--many a tiepo or tu has made it into my own posts...Somehow we all still understand

      More importantly, this means that in time for Christmas I may well be able to build an accurate (with fuselage mods, of course...) -700 for my dear friend who for the last 35 years has taken *true* commuter flights to and from PANC-PASC (that's Deadhorse, or less accurately "Prudhoe Bay" Alaska to most...) aboard various AS & CONOCO charter ops for work. No more wrestling w/Welsh twisted resin Oh how I wish Densil had stayed with vacform wings...Alas!

      Any word on US distributors, or only the usual European crowd? I'll gladly score a couple either way...

      Cheers!

      Rob in AK



      US retailer:

      https://www.victorymodels.com

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      Post #72415, posted on 05-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Q **U** antas???



      Jennings,
      Can you EVER forgive my missspelling, Mr. Perfect?

      - HB


      Obviously not, but then to some people it's not the message that is important, quite sad really. Oh wait a smilie face that obviously forgives all sins! :-) lol

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      Post #72417, posted on 05-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Can you EVER forgive my missspelling, Mr. Perfect?



      Can you EVER look at the post with the big smiley face after it, Mr. Tight Ass?

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      Post #72419, posted on 05-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Jennings, consider this a warning. Next insult and you are out. Sorry bud!

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      Post #72423, posted on 05-15-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      US retailer:

      https://www.victorymodels.com



      Score! Many thanks! At least half a dozen guys up here want models of "their ride" to the 'Slope. Gotta be at least half the run of an SU Il-28 sheet, right??? ;)

      Keep the blue side up guys...

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      Post #72425, posted on 05-15-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Speaking of the 37 Classics...Northern Air Cargo recently retired their last gravel-kitted -200; flying all -300s now. IIRC that leaves the last rough field -200s with Xstrata Nickel in Canada, maybe First Air or Canadian North???; anyone know of others in this hemisphere, north or south???

      Am trying to get to the NAC hangar before the last bird is parted out but the work is underway...Will keep you all informed!

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      Post #72429, posted on 05-15-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Speaking of the 37 Classics...Northern Air Cargo recently retired their last gravel-kitted -200; flying all -300s now. IIRC that leaves the last rough field -200s with Xstrata Nickel in Canada, maybe First Air or Canadian North???; anyone know of others in this hemisphere, north or south???

      Am trying to get to the NAC hangar before the last bird is parted out but the work is underway...Will keep you all informed!

      Rob in AK



      737-200 with gravel kit still operating in Canada:

      Air Inuit
      Raglan (Glencore)
      Nolinor
      Creos

      Thats all I can remember.

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      Post #72458, posted on 05-17-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Jennings, consider this a warning. Next insult and you are out. Sorry bud!



      Jennings is harmless !! I take his insults as a celebration that he recognizes that there is actually other intelligence out here. But he has difficulty reconciling the fact.
      The smiley face proves it. LMAO

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      Post #72467, posted on 05-18-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Where does BPK allude to plans for a 1:72 737-300/400/500? I would LOVE to see at least a -300 from them!

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      Post #72470, posted on 05-18-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Where does BPK allude to plans for a 1:72 737-300/400/500? I would LOVE to see at least a -300 from them!


      Don’t believe they do. Merely speculation @ this point. I know they have a -100 printed on their boxes as “coming soon,” personally still hoping for that!!!

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      Post #72471, posted on 05-18-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      737-200 with gravel kit still operating in Canada:

      Air Inuit
      Raglan (Glencore)
      Nolinor
      Creos

      Thats all I can remember.


      Awesome, thanks for the list! Thought there were fewer operators, but it looks like the old ladies still soldier on out there. Alas our rough fields here in AK have given way to pavement, or (with certainly no complaints!!!) become served by even more vintage ‘frames like DC-4/-6 variants, or C-46s if you’re on the Everts network.

      BTW is Nolinor the operator for Xstrata? I had it in my head they flew their own ops, but Nolinor sounds really familiar...

      Thanks again!

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      Post #72474, posted on 05-18-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm certainly excited at the prospect of BPK's 737-800 in 1/72 scale. It will truly be a big kit (worthy of the company name), but my only concern is that the present design seems to feature a fuselage split into four pieces, which will make things a bit challenging. The -200 is a sweet, well-engineered kit, and builds into a very nice model, so that bodes well for the -800.

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      Post #72476, posted on 05-18-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Where does BPK allude to plans for a 1:72 737-300/400/500? I would LOVE to see at least a -300 from them!


      Don’t believe they do. Merely speculation @ this point. I know they have a -100 printed on their boxes as “coming soon,” personally still hoping for that!!!

      Rob in AK



      Ah yes, I do recall BPK saying they were planning on a -100. I wonder if that is still the case. They were also planning a 1:72 CRJ-700 and A319 too. If they do actually make the -100, I'd love to see them package up a standard 737-200 that I could build as a United 737-222.

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      Post #72477, posted on 05-19-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      The standard 737-200 is still availabe and United decals are produced by Vintage Flyer decals, so no need to wait for the -100 to be released (thats how I interpret your post).

      I imagine BPK is a small company (possibly even just Viktor himself?) so patience is required for their planned releases. I've got quite a few of his 1/144 CRJs (-200 and 700) and half a dozen 1/72 737. I like his kits and am really looking forward to the 737-800.

      Wouldn't it be brilliant if they scaled their 1/72 737 down to 1/144? I'd buy dozens!!


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      Post #72479, posted on 05-19-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      My airliners are all 1/144 scale but I have a large 1/72 scale collection of military aircraft and a 1/72 P-8A would be awesome!

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      Post #72485, posted on 05-20-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Nice to see the range of 1/72 airliners expand. Single aisle aircraft result in a nicely sized model. I'd like to see the -300/-400/-500 range as well in this scale.

      Jeff, may I ask why you would like to see their 737's resized to 1/144? I tend to think there are sufficient suppliers for 737's in that scale. I'd personally rather see them work on an ERJ-145 in 1/144 for example.

      Sorry, but I have the urge to respond to Harry's and Jennings's discussion. I see no harm is Jennings's original response. We all know he cares about details so logically he will notice. OK, his response is not about the content of the message, but is no crime either. If a mistake is made, than I believe there is nothing wrong in mentioning that in a polite way. After all "c'est la tongue qui fait la musique".

      So here is my request to all members, can we please leave each other some air to breathe? Respond in a wise manner and leave out comments that are open for interpretation. And on the other hand, don't assume that someone is trying to insult you. There are many members for whom English is not their native language, including myself. Naturally there will be a typo here and there, we are all humans and thus make mistakes. If that generates a reaction, it may be an opportunity to learn. At least that is what it is to me. And finally, give Ahmed some rest and don't let him police this forum. I'd hate to see this forum go down to facebook-like discussion.

      Sorry for going off-topic, but I felt I had to take the opportunity to express my concerns.

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      Post #72486, posted on 05-20-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      The standard 737-200 is still availabe and United decals are produced by Vintage Flyer decals, so no need to wait for the -100 to be released (thats how I interpret your post).

      I imagine BPK is a small company (possibly even just Viktor himself?) so patience is required for their planned releases. I've got quite a few of his 1/144 CRJs (-200 and 700) and half a dozen 1/72 737. I like his kits and am really looking forward to the 737-800.

      Wouldn't it be brilliant if they scaled their 1/72 737 down to 1/144? I'd buy dozens!!


      Jeff



      I just meant that because of the differences between the standard 737-200 and the 737-200 Advanced, it would be cool to see BPK box up a -200 with the -100 engines/pylons to market as a standard -200 instead of the Advanced model. I know there are some other minor differences between the Advanced -200 and non-Advanced -200 (e.g. inboard Krueger flaps, rudder hinges), but those aren't as big of a deal to me since I can always scribe that stuff myself.

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      Post #72488, posted on 05-20-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Oh I see Andy, I misinterpreted what you meant.

      As for a down scaled BPK 737 (to 1/144) the Airfix kit is just ok but really due for replacement by a more modern model.

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      Post #72496, posted on 05-21-2019 GMT-5 hours    



      BTW is Nolinor the operator for Xstrata? I had it in my head they flew their own ops, but Nolinor sounds really familiar...

      Thanks again!

      Rob in AK



      Nolinor is an independent airline. Convairs and 737s based in CYUL

      Xstrata doesn't exist any more it was taken over by Glencore (Worldwide mining company)
      Glencore has 2 private 737-200s operating for Raglan mine based In Toronto.

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      Post #72497, posted on 05-21-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Interesting about BPK 737-200 kits
      Has this kit been discontinued?

      The Canadian North kit actually has the gravel kit included.

      Looking forward to more 737s from BPK.

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      Post #72506, posted on 05-23-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      BTW is Nolinor the operator for Xstrata? I had it in my head they flew their own ops, but Nolinor sounds really familiar...

      Thanks again!

      Rob in AK



      Nolinor is an independent airline. Convairs and 737s based in CYUL

      Xstrata doesn't exist any more it was taken over by Glencore (Worldwide mining company)
      Glencore has 2 private 737-200s operating for Raglan mine based In Toronto.


      Ah, I should've known this...Thanks for reminding me! I almost bought a tranche of Glencore stock a couple years ago but have been riding the Freeport roller coaster instead ever since

      All too often I focus too much on Alaskan subjects; I've lost track of a lot of Canadian ops over time.

      Out of curiosity, knowing the sheer volume of unimproved strips that we have here in AK (many served by Canadian birds like the seemingly indestructable Dash-8, go figure... ) Do you know what your fields look like overall? I assumed there'd be more rough-field ops in Africa, South America, or Asia, but it appears we in the far north are still clinging to gravel tracks & special field ops in favor of modern conveniences like asphalt

      Thanks for the info, & take care out there!

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      Post #72507, posted on 05-23-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Interesting about BPK 737-200 kits
      Has this kit been discontinued?

      The Canadian North kit actually has the gravel kit included.

      Looking forward to more 737s from BPK.


      Honestly don't know; Hannant's still has the Canadian north kits on their site as available, but one never knows...

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      Post #72513, posted on 05-24-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Had an email from Aleksey this week. The 737-800 is due in December.

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      Post #72517, posted on 05-25-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Had an email from Aleksey this week. The 737-800 is due in December.


      Mmm...December. Plenty of time to build out my Welsh kits for exhibits & such before the BPK plastic arrives. Looking forward to this with great anticipation...Have four projects already lined up, one -700, three -800s in the pipeline.

      Somewhere I'll fit in my Antonovs while I wait

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