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      Post #642, posted on 02-16-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Have just trawled through several weeks of pain with my Revel 1/144 A330 in EIN colors; fortunately my experience of attempting to match two fuselage halves (replaced by Revell I might add) clearly warped etc were interrupted by pampering to the demands of my young family. In addition, I found that an underside panel providing closure to the central undercarriage bay was again incorrectly shaped, ie flat, when it should have been contoured.
      Have I just been unlucky?
      Nice decals though.......

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      Post #656, posted on 02-18-2004 GMT-5 hours    


      Philnic

      I too had problems with my A330, this particular kit also had a warped fuselage, although on doing dry runs on other 330's that i have, i haven't seen any noticble fuselage warp. I stuck (bad pun) with the fuselage I had and decided to glue it in sections, top and bottom starting from the front using superglue. It made the fuselage better, but in the end there was still quite a bit of filling, sanding and ultimately rescribing to do. As regards the underside panel, i assume you mean part number 19. Mine was fairly contoured, but again required the same procdeure as above to make the edges fit and later invisible.
      Overall, i think not only is the A330 a cracking aircraft but the kit with so much detail is excellent. It really captures that huge wingspan.
      I have the Liveries Unlimited Aer Lingus decals. I wonder which are better?

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      Post #657, posted on 02-18-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi,

      I found the most strange thing of the kit, the exceptionelly dark wings. I wonder if the colours Revell gives up for them are the right colours.

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      Post #819, posted on 03-12-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Bas,
      I agree; Ive had this not only with Revel but also with the Mincraft B737 in EIN colors; the greys you should use should be much lighter if you look at photos.
      Finally finsihed the kit and I still am pleased , coupled with my satisfaction about the Metalcote range from Humbrol which really shows off the engine rear nacelles nicely..
      Pampering by my eldest after visiting Bham airport to see Concorde flying for the last time has now determined the next kit I do...

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      Post #828, posted on 03-12-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Hey Philnic

      I'm also working on the A330. I converted it to a 200 series.

      I was curious about the underside panel. Mine seems to fit just fine.
      Is it actually shaped in incorrectly or was yours just a molding problem from Revell?

      Thanks
      Andrew

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      Post #1418, posted on 06-29-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      I will be starting on the Aer Lingus A330 soon, I have built 7 of the A330/340 kits and never had any serious warpage problems with the fuselage, only the wings. I am somewhat stuck about what colour to use for the Green, I suspect I will end up mixing something until I get close, any suggestions? Thanks

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      Post #1424, posted on 07-01-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      If you mean the dark green for Aer Lingus, you'll need Revell 62 according to their manual. But I think in real life it's much lighter and matter, not that glossy as Revell 62 is.
      Xtracolor gives up X311 as Aer Lingus green and they'll probably be closer.

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      Post #1444, posted on 07-03-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks, unfortunatly I will have to mail order the Xtracolour paint as no one locally carries that brand. Any ideas about a close Tamiya, Modelmaster Colour or an FS number. Thanks


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      Post #1448, posted on 07-03-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Ted,

      Try http://www.aviationworld.net in Toronto. They have about everything.

      Aviation World is the store that made me return to airlinermodelling. I visited it in 1995 and that's where I found out about all those aftermarket decals! I had no idea they existed.

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      Post #1449, posted on 07-04-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Actually Ted,

      Aviation World has a store in Vancouver if you are near by. The store in Toronto carries most of the Xtracolor airliner paints. They have pretty much everything that is available.


      Their number is 1-800-668-1987 and they have a very good mail order service.

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      Post #1450, posted on 07-04-2004 GMT-5 hours    
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      Laurent :
      Ted,

      Try http://www.aviationworld.net in Toronto. They have about everything.

      Aviation World is the store that made me return to airlinermodelling. I visited it in 1995 and that's where I found out about all those aftermarket decals! I had no idea they existed.

      Laurent
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      Hi Laurent.

      Exact same thing here, except for me it was 1992. That was where I \"discovered\" ATP etc.

      Roy
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      Post #1456, posted on 07-05-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Guys, yes Aviation World is pretty cool.....except that I keep eyeing up the 1/400th scale Die Cast Airliners. A few years ago I was just about to start collecting Herpa Wings when my local Hobby Shop quite stocking them, and right about the same time I came upon a bunch of Hasegawa 1/200th scale kits.....and then Wal Mart was clearing out a bunch of A340 kits.

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      Post #1512, posted on 07-22-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      I've used all standard methods for this model: glue, paints, decals. I've just used small bulbs and a small scheme inside for lights.
      Used a black spray inside the fuselage. This makes the plastic non transperent for inside lights.



      I've used Revell's 01 paint (transparent) to make illuminator windows. All lights on model are exactly with the original. I've used a chip inside the plane to imitate the blinking red light on the bottom and head of the fuselage.





      An my later models i've userd LED from Mobile phones, they are smaller, very usefull for small models like Avro RJ85.

      Check out my all models at
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      and what you think about lighting immitation on models?
      i make them blink as they are on original planes

      Haik.

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      Post #2684, posted on 12-06-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Ted, try AHS ; Russell and co have moved to Arizona but he seems to stock the Xtracolor paints fine...and its bang on as Ive seen the real thing many times!!
      Haik, very interesting to see somebody experimenting with lighting. I toyed with this in my youth when I had the time and it was always the issue that you place a light in one part of the fuselage and the uneven glare looked so unrealistic that I gave up. You seem to have it right.

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      Post #2693, posted on 12-07-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Haik,
      I'm speechless!! That is a BEAUTIFUL plane!! I would love to learn how to include fiber optics in my modelling!!
      Amazing!

      Melissa

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      Post #2773, posted on 12-13-2004 GMT-5 hours    
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      Haik,
      I'm speechless!! That is a BEAUTIFUL plane!! I would love to learn how to include fiber optics in my modelling!!
      Amazing!



      Hi Melissa. thanx a lot!
      you know there's no fiber optic at all ;)
      take a look at pics in my gallery.

      i'm using LEDs and bulbs

      they are used in mobile phones... and have size 0.8mm X 0.5mm ;)

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