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      Post #50245, posted on 10-16-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      The "Smart Kit" option at F-RSIN is a great idea, in my opinion (minimal packaging, no box). Laurent, do you plan on expanding the offerings in the future? Thanks.

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      Post #50246, posted on 10-17-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you dpohunter. Yes, there will probably be more Smart Kits in the future. In fact, some people have even asked for regular kits at Smart Kit prices and without a box. If you ask I'll do it.

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      Post #50259, posted on 10-17-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Laurent, many thanks!

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      Post #50273, posted on 10-18-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Excellent idea Laurent!
      I have decals already (Air Canada 1964 Maple Leaf) that would look "magnifique" on your new Viscount 700 with the slim line nacelles!

      I don't need the boxes...so if just sending the kits well packed saves weight and bulk....I'm all for it!

      Order ro follow (in a little while).

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      Post #50279, posted on 10-19-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Braniff2, just curious, what make are your Air Canada Viscount decals? Thanks.

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      Post #50283, posted on 10-19-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Hunter,
      They were made by Pointerdog (Ebay seller). He custom made them for me for the Welsh kit....so they might need slight adjustment for the F-rsin kit. He did a very nice job on them with multiple regs.

      I have been waiting for Welsh to release the slim line nacelles in resin format...but F-rsin beat them to it with an injection molded kit.

      I saw your coment about Royal American on the Viscount 700 & 800 board. Man....I thought I was the only one that remembered that outfit with their blue and red Viscount 745D. They came and went....FAST!

      If you want more details on the Air Canada Viscount decals.....let me know.

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      Post #50284, posted on 10-19-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Braniff2,

      Actually I have the Pointerdog AC sheet, it's very nice. I was expecting someday to cut one of my S&M 800 series Viscount kits down to a -700, but that won't be necessary now, thankfully! I was unaware of the different nacelles; I just assumed they were all the same.

      The Atlantic Gulf -700 was my one and only Viscount flight (1984) MIA-PIE-MIA $19. each way. Yes, it was a joyride! SOOO glad I did it; wish I had done more...but don't get me started


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      Post #50299, posted on 10-20-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Hunter,
      I remember them as Royal American when they briefly (VERY briefly) operated a schedule from MCI - LIT via Fayettville, Arkansas. I think they went from the midwest to the Florida operation.

      Actually, Capitals first 8 (I believe) Viscounts were equiped with the slim nacelles similar to the AC aircraft. United later upgraded these birds to the higher power Darts after the merger (roughly 1964).


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      Post #50302, posted on 10-20-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Braniff2, meant to compliment you on your que Etta James "At Last" comment. Good choice! That's how I felt with the F-RSIN 990 and 880

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      Post #50312, posted on 10-21-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Seemed appropriate (Etta James).
      I think that could be Laurent's theme song....he is coming out with so many neglected airliner types.
      I was happy to see his new 880 kit....it is much nicer than the resin version.

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