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      Post #75623, posted on 05-22-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I think it seems too good to be true, but I would die if anybody actually had access to them! The only proof of their existence I could find is from here: https://joydecals.com/1-72-scale-decal-braniff-international-707-327c/

      I'm being a little ambitious with this project I think. I'm planning on using the Heller kit, and then trying to source some sweet JT4A's.

      I'm more than happy to accept some tips or suggestions on Braniff DC-8/707 kit ideas!

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      Post #75624, posted on 05-22-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I have a partially used Flight Path (FP72-19) sheet I can send you. It still has the titles, white separation lines, "BI" tail flashes, U.S. flags, and window decals. I only borrowed some blue and white color sample swatches from it. PM me if you're interested.

      JAT = "Joke About Time" :pp

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      Post #75626, posted on 05-22-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Are you doing a 327C? If so, then you won't need a JT4A set. If you want to do a 227, you've got either a) major surgery to kitbash one or b) hope that a 1:72 version comes out soon ;)

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      Post #75627, posted on 05-22-2020 GMT-5 hours    
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      Are you doing a 327C? If so, then you won't need a JT4A set. If you want to do a 227, you've got either a) major surgery to kitbash one or b) hope that a 1:72 version comes out soon ;)


      You're well on the ball LH707!! I'm fairly new to this hobby and I wanted to give myself a real challenge (which isn't going very well so far and I have'nt even started, LOL). I've decided to try go for the true -227, shorten the fuselage and see what surgery I can manage on the wings etc.

      I found these engine mods for the RR Conways and JT3C's here: https://www.hahen.com/epages/64625185.sf/sec988df891b2/?ObjectPath=/Shops/64625185/Products/72002 I think this is my best (and priciest!) option and either might pass for JT4A's, unless you have any other suggestions.

      Man, the more I think about it I realize I am way over my head!!

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      Post #75631, posted on 05-23-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Basically, you can do one of three things:

      1. Use a KC-135 kit and convert it and stretch the fuse
      2. Kitbash a KC-135 and a Heller 707 (Heller nose needs fixing)
      3. Wait for the AA kit to come out

      Not sure how much searching you've done, here are a few threads from when I tried something similar a few years ago:

      https://airlinercafe.com/page.php?id=428
      https://airlinercafe.com/forums.php?m=posts&q=7689
      https://airlinercafe.com/forums.php?m=posts&p=2900#2900
      https://airlinercafe.com/forums.php?m=posts&p=48052#48052

      Heller 707: https://airlinercafe.com/forums.php?m=posts&p=61300#61300

      PM me if you want to get on a call and discuss, I'd be more than happy to help.

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      Post #75641, posted on 05-24-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Jesse,

      Welcome to AC! I have the 1/72 HaHen Conways and they are very nice and the resin is high quality. I bought them for a future build of an El Al 707-458 that I am planning. Some minor mods will be required to the Heller -320 wing to convert to a -400. I would post pictures but unfortunately all of my model kits are packed up in preparation for moving.

      Dan Dornseif IPMS# 51664

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