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Post #76661, posted on 09-24-2020 GMT-5 hours    
Any build reviews yet for the 880? Jeff mentioned the overwing pylon sections. Wonder if there are any other "surprises" with the kit? I have a Lisa Marie decal that isn't getting any newer.

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Post #76698, posted on 10-04-2020 GMT-5 hours    
I did see one just the other day, built up on one of the Facebook Airline Modelers pages. I believe it was a Swissair bird. No remarks about construction, but it looked every inch like an -880!

Also saw an AA Convair -990A, also done up in Swissair markings. Think it was done by another builder, but it too looked like an Honest- To-God Coronado.

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Post #76702, posted on 10-04-2020 GMT-5 hours    
I ordered 2 of these kits. Delivery was supposed to be end of October. Kit actually arrived last Friday afternoon. I finally had a chance to look at the kit for myself. And I really like the way this model is laid out. The parts are really nice, the engines are also well delineated, and it looks like a Convair 880. I am really looking forward to this build. The down side that I see are the decals as they are laser printed.

I prefer vintage flyer for these myself, I hope that Mike will adjust his decals to fit this kit. Also as a comparison to f-rsin issued kit. In my view this new kit will not just replace the f-rsin kit. That kit is also very buildable, both have the representation of a Convair 880 in their own way. I personally like the offering by f-rsin. I built several of their 880ís when they were resin kits for my diorama of Miami International National Airlines/ northeast airlines concourse circa 1962 that I completed and displayed in Orlando several years ago. At that time if you wanted to model a subject that was not available From the standard kit producers you looked to these resin offerings. Or a vac form from Welsh models, my resin kits built up very well as a solid model And importantly it looked like a Convair 880.. Mark Borer made the decals for Northeast Airlines and they came out really nice. Just keep building the kits and make your own choices, itís hard to go wrong these days. There is so much out there to make any modeler happy.

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Post #76903, posted on 11-15-2020 GMT-5 hours    
I noticed something last night while looking at my EE 880 kit. There is a slight stepback of the wing inboard of the # 2 and 3 engine pylons and can't find a good photo to confirm this. Does anyone know if this is correct for the 880?

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Post #76906, posted on 11-16-2020 GMT-5 hours    
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I noticed something last night while looking at my EE 880 kit. There is a slight stepback of the wing inboard of the # 2 and 3 engine pylons and can't find a good photo to confirm this. Does anyone know if this is correct for the 880?

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I think this is correct only on the CV-880M versions. The domestic versions operated by DL and TWA, for example, did not have the modified leading edge. I do like that EE sized the sound suppressors more correctly.

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Post #76908, posted on 11-17-2020 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks for the info, I picked up the same thing from further reading. Now, how to fix the problem; maybe trimming the leading edges outboard of the # 2 and 3 engines?

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Post #76909, posted on 11-17-2020 GMT-5 hours    
I don't have my kit/instructions right in front of me but the frsin model comes with 2 different sets of leading edges.

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Post #76910, posted on 11-17-2020 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks Ken. I looked a photo of the F-rsin kit and see what you are saying. That tells me that the wing inboard of the # 2 and 3 engines is the same on both versions, and modification of the EE kit needs to be outboard of those two engines.

Gene