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      Post #73928, posted on 11-30-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Let me present to you my new artwork of GE CF6-50 engines in 1/144 scale for Boeing 747 kits conversion.

      Here's the result:



      Finally Iíve got a kit of 4 engines:

      A set for each engine consists of 7 parts. The parts are the same for all engines, except for the pylons; they are different for inboard and outboard engines. The separation of parts makes painting and assembling as easy as possible, and very fast.
      I designed decals of course I give them in high resolution to clear what is where below.

      To start prime all the parts

      If you want to get the maximum effect from metal paints, the corresponding part should be covered with black glossy paint and polished


      I don't use model paint except Alclad II, I mix pants for cars, so can't give you the number and brand of the paint. So the choice of paint for each part is up to you and should be based on your prototype .
      Now, mostly, only photos will be attached.

      Basing on my experience I can say there is no reason in putting these decals as one piece !!!
      The thick one Iíve managed, but Iíd save a lot of time by cutting to circle and tail and apply them one by one.
      The thin I cut into three pieces and put in a queue.
      As you can see it didn't hurt, but it incredibly accelerated the process.

      The nacelle assembly
      Painted inside

      The Fan ring is applied

      While it's easy attached the masking tape for future to the front part before joining the halves.

      The little thing below at the bottom was carved out of a beer can.
      ATTENTION! The beer can is not included !



      The pylon Is a special part!
      It should be adapted to your specific kit, it's a complicated procedure, but be patient.
      BTW, it is very useful to insert a couple of small pins to simplify further attaching the engine to the wing:

      I attached it to Revell 744 kit wing

      After applying the decal pylon is ready.


      Hot sections assembly

      Final assembly





      Thank you for your attention!

      I have already started to complete orders in the sequence I received them. But Iíve received preorders for a month ahead! Sso be patient!
      Anyone else interested please contact me directly by email druzdruz@yahoo.com or svdruz@gmail.com or viber / whatsapp +79286253005.
      Sergey

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      Post #73934, posted on 12-01-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Looking fantastic, I will buy initially 25 sets to offer them with my 747-100/-200 kits. Of course, the price for the kit including the GE engines will stay the same.

      Kurt

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      Post #73936, posted on 12-01-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      That is pretty Cool!

      Will you still offer your resin set as well?


      I just hung a set of Sergey's JT9D Early Pylon Engines on an old Revell 747-100 kit I have had in the stash for a while. They really dress it up nicely. The hard part is getting them on the wing correctly.

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      Post #73937, posted on 12-01-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Markó

      Eventually, Iíll be doing the exact same thing.

      Can you share your challenges and experiences with the JT9Ds, please?

      The GE version looks absolutely incredible.

      Kudos to you, Sergey, for well-modeled representations!!

      Jay
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      Keeping the pointy end up and forward....

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      Post #73938, posted on 12-01-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Jay,

      The Revell kit has slots for the kits engines under the wing. I cut the edge of the wing forward of those slots to create a space to slide Sergey's engines onto the wing. I cut down the Sergey engines on the top to allow them to slide into the wing. They fit pretty good using that technique.


      My concern on an Authentic Airliners kit is that you have to cut down the top of the Sergey Engines and get the contour of the engine pylon to match the wing perfectly correct for a good fit. That is a challenge to re-create the same contour 4 times to get all 4 engines hung correctly. I guess that is why it is called modeling and not assembling!

      Good luck,

      Mark

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      Post #73951, posted on 12-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Love the engines!!!!! How much are they???? I would like to get a couple sets. I want to do the Lufthansa 747-200 with the GEís. Is there a lot of modifications to the revell wing to fit the pylons???? Sorry for all of the questions. Itís been awhile since I built an airliner kit.....

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      Post #73992, posted on 12-06-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      As for the first question
      please contact me directly by email druzdruz@yahoo.com or svdruz@gmail.com or viber / whatsapp +79286253005.

      As for the second question, Iíve described the whole process here:
      https://www.airlinercafe.com/forums.php?m=posts&q=11204