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

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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.

      Cheers
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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!