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Post #60818, posted on 12-20-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I would pick up a couple for sure Ivo.

Genrally I get Braz at Hannants as I can combine it with other things.

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Post #60835, posted on 12-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Other than the NZ allblacks I cannot find any interesting -300 schemes.



42% of all 777s built to date are -300ERs, and you can't find a single interesting one besides the All Blacks?



Maybe he means that he can't find any interesting -300ER decals rather than interesting schemes on the real aircraft.



Actually I meant a bit of both. Obviously I was referring to the ER version, as that is what the kit is about. What I tried to say is that there are not that many -300ER operators that do not also fly a different widebody on which their livery looks better. Take for example Emirates, their livery is quite nice on the A380, 777-200 versions and A330's and A340's. The length of the 777-300 doesn't do the overall look well, which is a reason for me (and I think many modellers) if I decide to make an Emirates aircraft to opt for a different aircraft to make in their livery. The same applies for BA, KLM, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Korean Air etc. I don't intent to build all types that an airline operates, just the ones that appeal to me. Maybe I am mistaken, but I tink this applies to many modellers. As with any opinion this is open for debate, but I hope this explains where my statement came from.

One of the few liveries that I find really does the 777-300 well is the Allblacks livery and to lesser extent Egyptair's livery. But to my knowledge there is no decal yet of that aircraft. Hopefully with time more decals will be released for this kit. For now I guess I'll just settle with (another) KLM model...

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Post #60838, posted on 12-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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One of the few liveries that I find really does the 777-300 well is the Allblacks livery and to lesser extent Egyptair's livery. But to my knowledge there is no decal yet of that aircraft. Hopefully with time more decals will be released for this kit. For now I guess I'll just settle with (another) KLM model...



Egyptair Decals for the 777 existing:

http://www.v1decals.com/product_detail.php?id=990

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Post #60839, posted on 12-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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One of the few liveries that I find really does the 777-300 well is the Allblacks livery and to lesser extent Egyptair's livery. But to my knowledge there is no decal yet of that aircraft. Hopefully with time more decals will be released for this kit. For now I guess I'll just settle with (another) KLM model...



Egyptair Decals for the 777 existing:

http://www.v1decals.com/product_detail.php?id=990

Marco



Decals are already on the database.

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Post #60843, posted on 12-22-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks for sharing Marco and Al. I hadn't considered V1 to be honest. I'll get in touch with him, I need the cabin windows removed from the decal. Did anyone use the decals before?

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Post #60844, posted on 12-22-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Thanks for sharing Marco and Al. I hadn't considered V1 to be honest. I'll get in touch with him, I need the cabin windows removed from the decal. Did anyone use the decals before?



I've used Ben's decals several times and they are of excellent quality.

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Post #60846, posted on 12-22-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Hurray.....mine arrived this morning.
However, "she who must be obeyed" got to it first (and yes she did order it for me !!) so it's lying nicely gift-wrapped under the Christmas tree now.
Can't wait to open it and gaze at it ....!!
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Post #60853, posted on 12-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
ordered mine today at ebay.de for arround 25$ incl. shipping. what a good price. Shall arrive tomorrow
5 where available, sold in 2 hours
will be in AirCanada colors, as forseen to my EE777-300

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Post #60854, posted on 12-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Ordered mine via ebay in Berlin on Monday evening and it arrived this morning already! And that just before Xmas with all the stress for our parcel services. What an impressive huge box and nice looking kit. For me one of the most important releases in the last years!

Thank you Zvezda!

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Post #60855, posted on 12-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I will wait for the Revell rebox, probably we will get KLM decals. I wonder if it will be the newest livery with the curve.

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Post #60856, posted on 12-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Bought the remaining three yesterday via ebay and have got them today, wow, very fast shipping.
Evenings in the next days is cleared for modelling

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Post #60859, posted on 12-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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I will wait for the Revell rebox, probably we will get KLM decals. I wonder if it will be the newest livery with the curve.



It would only make sense for it to have wavy cheatline. Maybe (hopefully) it will also sport the Swiss livery as they will also take delivery of their first 777-300ER soon.

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Post #60863, posted on 12-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Just the generic doors, windows and stencilling decals normally found on Revell sheets makes it worth the wait for me I don't think I have a good place to display a 773 at the moment anyway... But the kit sure looks very nice on photos, wow

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Post #60872, posted on 12-25-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I don't think Revell's is going to have KLM decals. Their licensing fee was too high.

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Post #60881, posted on 12-26-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Too bad that a lot of airlines don't see that products like these are of great commercial value to their company. Other companies do it better, by selling kits in their livery as merchandise!
I actually chose to fly a lot of airlines just because I once built a model in their livery.

Time for KLM to employ a modeler on the marketing/licensing department! Hi KLM

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Post #60883, posted on 12-26-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Revell, not another demonstrator please. We need an airline livery. My hope was it will be KLM.

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Post #60898, posted on 12-27-2015 GMT-5 hours    
maybe, as on 15 dec 2015 the Swiss 777-300 had its first flight, and it is a daughter of Lufthansa, it might be Swiss ???

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Post #60900, posted on 12-27-2015 GMT-5 hours    
What a dull colour scheme though

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Post #60936, posted on 12-31-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I received the kits that I had ordered yesterday and was impressed by the details (obviously) but also the size of the box and sprues etc. This is one big kit. This morning I started assembling the main parts and noticed that engines are not parallel to the fuselage but are somehow pointing towards the fuselage. Is this the case with the real aircraft as well or is it just my poor assembling skills?

Also I noticed that their is a mistake in the instructions. The air inlets (part C53 and C52) are going into the wrong fuslage half. C53 is to my understanding supposed to go into the left half contrary to what the instructions say. But maybe my interpretation of the inlet is wrong. In either case the fit of the part is poor.

Good luck everyone with this model.

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Post #60939, posted on 12-31-2015 GMT-5 hours    
got mine also yesterday. will compare it to my EE777-300 and the engines from contrails, which I have modified, compared to the GE90-115B from Welsh.
On first sight, the airframe has the closed shape to the real airliner. So maybe I can update the EE777 (if I will ever built this )

The Zvezda looks very great, like my 747-8i I also have from them.

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Post #60961, posted on 01-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Just completed my first Zvezda 777 - a joy to build. The quality of this kit reduces the Minicraft and Eastern Express kits to dustbin fillers.


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Post #60981, posted on 01-02-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Very nice Al! What did you do with the air inlegs in wing root?

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Post #60983, posted on 01-02-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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Very nice Al! What did you do with the air inlegs in wing root?



These were the only snag I hit with the kit and it is probably more down to me than the parts. I had some trouble getting the intakes to fit into the slots in the fuselage and, once I got them in, they didn't look right so I decided to fill them in and use the decals from the Nazca sheet. Other modellers will probably have no problem with this.

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Post #60984, posted on 01-02-2016 GMT-5 hours    
A beauty!

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Post #60985, posted on 01-02-2016 GMT-5 hours    
The air inlets doesn´t fit, or I am complety wrong I have filled them and will use decals instead of.

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Post #60986, posted on 01-02-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Anybody making a conversion of the wings without raked wingtips (722, 722 ER, 773 std) or shortening the fuselage to a 772 any variant?

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Post #60987, posted on 01-02-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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The air inlets doesn´t fit, or I am complety wrong I have filled them and will use decals instead of.

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I've got no problems with it.

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Post #61422, posted on 01-24-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Hi FokkerFan,

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This morning I started assembling the main parts and noticed that engines are not parallel to the fuselage but are somehow pointing towards the fuselage. Is this the case with the real aircraft as well or is it just my poor assembling skills?



Just been looking at some pics and this one shows the engines definitely do point inwards, so it's not your modelling skills!!

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-New-Zealand/Boeing-777-319-ER/2768317/L/&sid=8e6aebb23a4b5828faa4ce81d2d094d5

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Post #61426, posted on 01-25-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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The air inlets doesn´t fit, or I am complety wrong I have filled them and will use decals instead of.

Ortwin


It took me half an hour to understand what the want me to do. With a loupe you can see at the instruction that the open side of the part is NOT the intake, the flat side is the outside.
Then is works perfect!

I really like the way they did the engine parts.
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Post #61868, posted on 02-22-2016 GMT-5 hours    
All,

Finally got to the Zvezda 777-300ER project. I have two kits and super excited about the build. Again, I am thrilled that Zvezda developed this kit and will purchase many. My comments are mainly very positive and I will continue to support and invest in them as a consumer.

However, I need your help. Maybe a project for Jennings or he can tap his arsenal of design specifications. The Zvezda engines are too short, and too narrow in diameter and circumference. Having flown on many of these 777-300ER birds and studied them closely along with their counterpart 777-200's with PW, RR and GE90's, these Zvezda engines are too small.

They did the same thing on their 767 kit which was way too small. So, I had to kitbash my Revell 747's to rework the engines for the otherwise good Zvezda kit.

I compared the Zvezda 773ER GE-90-115B's with the Braz versions which have closer to accurate appearance and size. The Zvezda and they are indeed too small. The Zvezda engine innards, like the fan, spinner hub and the other internal parts are awesome. I have already figured out a way to repurpose these into the Braz engines which I am so sorry I will have to use.

Jennings to the rescue. Can you look into this for us?

I just want to make sure everyone is aware of this potential issue. I struggled to have to spoil the party with this feedback.

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Post #61871, posted on 02-23-2016 GMT-5 hours    
>I just want to make sure everyone is aware of this potential issue. I struggled to have to spoil the party with this feedback.

Wow major bummer! I've spent so much time drooling over the fuselage and wings that I haven't had time to dry fit the engines to have a look. I'd hate to have to buy resin replacements like I did with my Zvezda 767 (got the Braz P&W's).

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Post #61872, posted on 02-23-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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I compared the Zvezda 773ER GE-90-115B's with the Braz versions which have closer to accurate appearance and size. The Zvezda and they are indeed too small. The Zvezda engine innards, like the fan, spinner hub and the other internal parts are awesome. I have already figured out a way to repurpose these into the Braz engines which I am so sorry I will have to use.


BraZ don't do GE90-115b engines. Do you mean Contrails?

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Post #61873, posted on 02-23-2016 GMT-5 hours    
>BraZ don't do GE90-115b engines. Do you mean Contrails?

Yeah I don't think Braz made the -115B, must be Contrails.

I compared the GE90-115B from the Zvezda kit to my 'little' 777 engines on my Minicraft and Doyusha kits. I know, not exactly the most accurate comparison, but the Zvezda engine is quite a bit bigger. Maybe at least in the ballpark size wise? (I hope so!).

I'll get a better feel for it once I get my 777-300ER fully assembled.

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Post #61874, posted on 02-23-2016 GMT-5 hours    
I have a set of Contrail -115B. IMO they are too big (too long and too wide in Diameter) and have the wrong shape. They are too straight. Then got some from Welsh, they are a bit smaller and of better shape. So I reworked the contrails in shape and length to look more realistic.
Yes, the Zvezda are a bit smaller then the Welsh, but much better in shape and also bigger then the minicraft or Doyusha engines GE90-77B or -94B.
So no one is perfect
Maybe Braz is because of this willing to create his own -115B

I am talking about contrails, I bought 4 years ago. It is possible, that in the mean time Contrails has updated these engines, because on the new pictures from contrails,they consist of 2 parts and mine where in 3 parts

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Post #61875, posted on 02-23-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Hi, yes, my bad. I threw out the instructions. They are the Contrails versions in three pieces. I will purchase the new version in two pieces and kit-bash with the Zvezda engines -- particularly the innards. Contrails did recently change their designs to two pieces and look more accurate. Also, hope that Braz comes out with perfect engines someday. looking forward to Braz PW, RR and GE90 for the 777-200's.

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Post #61877, posted on 02-23-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Re GE90-115Bs, I'm sure Jennings will provide us with the exact data, but from my info the fan max size is 135in (3.43m) and cowling max height is 164in (4.16m) which at 144 scale is fan 24mm and cowling 29mm.
Just measured my Zvezda build and it looks about spot-on. Also cross-checked against Welsh Models GE90-115Bs which are about the same size as Zvezda.
Hopefully Jennings will enlighten us.

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Post #61878, posted on 02-23-2016 GMT-5 hours    
as i have measured out with my "inch-stick" the differance between welsh and Zvezda is between 0,5mm and 1mm in length and diameter.
welsh is 38mm length and 27mm diameter, Zvezda is 37-37,5mm and 26-26,5mm, so in real 70-140mm, i think not really visable

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Post #61882, posted on 02-24-2016 GMT-5 hours    
is there any decals for Cathay Pacific in their now old colors?

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Post #61884, posted on 02-24-2016 GMT-5 hours    
26 Decals: http://www.26decals.com/epages/62035508.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/62035508/Products/STS44157

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Post #61887, posted on 02-24-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Have to correct me with the Zvezda/Welsh engines. The Welsh are also very straight in shape as old contrails are. The Zvezda are rounder in shape. So the Zvezda are a bid smaller in diameter on the intake, but all over, they are wider than the welsh. So I think, the Zvezda meet the reality the best.

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Post #61892, posted on 02-24-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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Re GE90-115Bs, I'm sure Jennings will provide us with the exact data, but from my info the fan max size is 135in (3.43m) and cowling max height is 164in (4.16m) which at 144 scale is fan 24mm and cowling 29mm.
Just measured my Zvezda build and it looks about spot-on. Also cross-checked against Welsh Models GE90-115Bs which are about the same size as Zvezda.
Hopefully Jennings will enlighten us.


Or google:
https://www.google.com/search?q=ge90-115b+diameter&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
"These supersized variants are now built exclusively for Boeings newest and largest 777 models—the 777-200LR, 777-300ER, and 777-200F. The largest variant is the GE90-115B. Measuring 216 inches long and 135 inches wide with a 128-inch-diameter fan, the -115B weighs a stout 18,260 pounds."

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Post #61894, posted on 02-25-2016 GMT-5 hours    
So, have we decided if the Zvezda engines are correct, or is it still "enquiries continue"?

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Post #61897, posted on 02-25-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Dear Buzz,


Thanks for answer!

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Post #61898, posted on 02-25-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Guys I have a Zvezda 773 still under construction can you guys display illustration drawing of what you referring to?? I might be blind to the inaccuracies on the engine aspect so I do need help. I am trying to do flaps on this kit as soon as use metal landing gears which I should get very soon..