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Post #56340, posted on 01-29-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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An MD-11 in the UPS Livery would be a pretty sharp kit!



It most certainly would. The more I look at it, the more I like it over the FedEx scheme. Draw makes the FedEx scheme for DC-10s and MD-11s. Maybe we could quietly suggest to Draw that they look into the UPS scheme?

Kurt, that looks fantastic. I have a your 753, 707 and DC-9 in the stash. I'm looking forward to building them all, but I'm really looking forward to these big Douglas products. I've always loved the tri-holers. That MD-11 looks superb, and the center intake bulge is very convincing.

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Post #56341, posted on 01-29-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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An MD-11 in the UPS Livery would be a pretty sharp kit!



For sure it would, but I bet no one ever will make such a decal.

Kurt



Hi all,

There was an producer making U'P'S decals "undercover" many years ago, and sold
by Flightpath if I remember correctly. I'm not sure if he did the MD11, but I have
the DC-8-70, B757 and B727-100 in 1/144 and also the B747 in 1/200, as I prefer the
widebodies in that scale. A quick search by Google: https://www.scalemates.com/products/product.php?id=266579

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Post #56347, posted on 01-29-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Audrey Hepburn is awaiting her gate. Did I see somewhere there's a decal of the KLM 95 years logo?
Or was my mind playing tricks?

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Post #56349, posted on 01-29-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Audrey Hepburn is awaiting her gate. Did I see somewhere there's a decal of the KLM 95 years logo?
Or was my mind playing tricks?



Hi Alan,

Drawdecal do this one - http://www.shopdrawdecal.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=44%2DMD11%2D4B

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Post #56351, posted on 01-29-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Thai please. Any livery!

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Post #56352, posted on 01-29-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I like Thai's old livery better than the new livery.

What is with the scotch tape on the #2 engine with the new livery? It looks like it is stuck in reverse.

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Post #56353, posted on 01-30-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks Roy.

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Post #56359, posted on 01-30-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Here is the GE counterpart.
It is initially the original version with the rounded exhaust cone. The pointy one will be made available later.

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Post #56365, posted on 01-30-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Here is the GE counterpart.
It is initially the original version with the rounded exhaust cone. The pointy one will be made available later.

Kurt


You read my mind, I was about to ask about that. Very smart having the second part of the engine as a separate piece. Does that mean that the PW/GE parts are just that section swapped out? Also, it looks like you've got the pre-PIP #2 intake bulge, makes sense given that most were delivered like this. I was just re-reading the ultimate DC-10/MD-11 guide, from the looks of it you're doing the earlier configurations for most of the changes, correct?

Overall, very phenomenal kits. When (if) I get more spare time, I'll build your 707 that I have in my stash and buy some of these.

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Post #56384, posted on 01-31-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Yes, the rear part of engine #2 is exchangeable, and it is the early pre-PIP version.

Master is now finished.
On the pictures, #3 engine is GE, while the others are PWs.

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Post #56385, posted on 01-31-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Kurt,
WOW x 1 million!👍
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Post #56394, posted on 01-31-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Simply Astonishing Kurt.
Thanks for all your efforts!

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Post #56395, posted on 01-31-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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An MD-11 in the UPS Livery would be a pretty sharp kit!



Just don't let UPS find out about it. They're murder on ANY unlicensed product. Far worse than AMR Corp. I met a UPS DC-8 pilot many years ago who had done a -71 (from the Revell kit) and made his own markings from scratch for it. He took it into their dispatch office, and one of the dispatch supervisors tried to tell him he didn't have the right to own it, and that he would have to surrender it to the company. Needless to say the pilot told the dispatch supervisor where he could put it, but that's their corporate mentality.

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Post #56396, posted on 01-31-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Kurt,

Are you moving into 1/1000th scale airliners? I'm sure I can make out a 707, Constellation, Viscount, Britannia as well as others in the background. Or is it just a very big table and they're all 1/144th?

Awesome MD-11 by the way Will be ordering as soon as it's available. Roll on mid-March!

Cheers,

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Post #56411, posted on 02-01-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Ian,

Well, at least you were able to identify the types.
They might be 1/1000th scale. It is how all began. I was 6 years old when I build these models by using matches for the fuselages and engines, and cardboard for the flying surfaces.

Kurt

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Post #56414, posted on 02-01-2015 GMT-5 hours    
HI Kurt,

The MD-11 looks fabulous!

Will you also supply the longer exhaustcone for the GE engine?

Check this; http://www.airliners.net/photo/KLM---Royal/McDonnell-Douglas-MD-11/2548247/L/&sid=e895035413de227de1de3703bfd4b6f2

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Post #56415, posted on 02-01-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Yes Bridj, I will, but at a later time.
I need the engines from the production line for this modification, as I cannot use the master parts.

Kurt

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Post #56416, posted on 02-01-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks Kurt,

That's fantastic, I'll certainly be needing at least one copy!

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Post #56418, posted on 02-01-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Bridj, I hope the 10 will eventually arrive soon.

Kurt

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Post #56432, posted on 02-01-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Your master MD-11 looks fantastic, Kurt!!

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Post #56521, posted on 02-06-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Going to the molding company very soon.
Note the revised, later air condition intakes.

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Post #56527, posted on 02-06-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Well Put me down for one of those too! I just finally ordered my first AA kit (737-200)... Can't wait to get it!!

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Post #56531, posted on 02-06-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Kurt,
The MD-11 is looking soo good.
I have to do my favorite ones, AA, Delta delivery, UPS and FedEx for sure.

I have mix feelings about the release of the Zvesda 777-300 cause I really wanted Authentic Airliners to do it.
Authentic Airliners is a sure bet while Zvesda might or might not be a good kit.
The 777 is one of my favorite Boeing airplanes to look at and to fly in.

I like the way the new 757-300 looks.
How different are they from the first production run Kurt?

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Post #56544, posted on 02-07-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Lets keep the subject on Authentic Airliners please. Any further unrelated posts will be deleted.

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Post #56545, posted on 02-07-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Differences from the first production run 757-300 are as follows:
- single piece fuselage, separate tail cone
- new air condition intakes
- redone, much less pronounced fuselage neck.

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Post #56604, posted on 02-09-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Thank you for going to a single piece fuselage. That will make things much easier for the modeler. Is this going to be the norm for future AA releases? I may have to get another AA 757.

Here's hoping for an L1011 sometime in the future. I'd like to model the Delta L1011 I once flew on to OGG, and there's no one better to make a proper one than AA.

Thank you for your hard work and energy in creating these wonderful models for our little corner of the scale modeling world.

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Post #56611, posted on 02-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
What are the chances we could get metal gears for your kits Kurt? I can only imagine myself breaking the resin ones trying to bore a hole in them, not to mention actually inserting some sort of cable into them. Discourages me a lot.
Anyway as I read above, you are a sure bet. What a slogan in the modeling community!

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Post #56614, posted on 02-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
The only aspect of Kurt's kits that makes me nervous is the resin gear legs. They do fine when the model's new, but I have nightmares about them accidentally snapping off or sagging/bowing under the weight of the resin airframe. That's especially true under the heavier models, with long gear legs as on the 757 family, or when the gear has a rake to it (the mains on the 727).

Whenever possible I've drilled through them with a pin vise and reinforced them with brass wire, but some of those efforts work better than others. I think on my DC-9-50 I decided to just take a chance and not modify the gear legs, so here's hoping they hold up over the years....

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Post #56619, posted on 02-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Guys and girls,

Thank you so much for your kind comments again.

You will get metal main landing gear struts with the MD11 kits, and I`ll probably order some for the DC10 and Airbus kits too. Unfortunately, it will slightly rise the price tags.
Jodie, don`t be afraid with all those narrow body kits. I have my 727s, 757-200 and many others sitting on their resin gears without any problems for years.

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Post #56623, posted on 02-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Any idea of the SAC white metal gear for MD-80 would fit the other DC-9s? I'm sure they're somewhat different, but could be adapted?

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Post #56631, posted on 02-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I just tested an SAC metal gear on Kurt's 737-900. Perfect fit! Almost. Needed just a touch of
trimming of the white metal, easily accomplished with a 400 grit sanding stick. I've yet to try
the DC-9.

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Post #56652, posted on 02-12-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Nice news on metal gears for Md-11s and Dc-10s. I'll have them for sure. I am afraid mostly of my 1/72 727-100 which is very heavy indeed. I'd like metal gears for all of my kits but specially for this one.

Maybe SAC could use to know about Kurt's kits?

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Post #57038, posted on 03-03-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Just finished these 2 kits. Will be in the data base soon.

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Post #57041, posted on 03-03-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Very nice!! I like the 736. Did you make the decals yourself?

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Post #57042, posted on 03-03-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Thank you very much Jelle!
The cabin and cockpit windows are Authentic Decals, while the rest is F-DCAL.

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Post #57043, posted on 03-03-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Kurt!

Wonderful kits and wonderfully made models!
In addition your decals and accessories like the rain gutter, static dischargers etc. make wonders. I really look forward to use them myself on my upcoming AA projects!
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Post #57047, posted on 03-03-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I love that DC-9! I just received my DC-9-50 with the flaps extended. Going to be done up to be the last (Delta) DC-9 I ever flew on!

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Post #57141, posted on 03-11-2015 GMT-5 hours    
The MD11 is here, just waiting for the metal MLG struts and the etch parts.
These ought to be here soon as well.

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Post #57151, posted on 03-11-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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The MD11 is here, just waiting for the metal MLG struts and the etch parts.
These ought to be here soon as well.

Kurt



Great news!!! I hope they don't sell out before I can return to the U.S. at the end of the month!!!

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Post #57179, posted on 03-14-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Wow! I went on travel and the MD-11s are all gone. So I will have to wait a bit more.

I was also hoping to get some clarification as to which engines go with what livery.

American Airlines?

Fed Ex?

UPS new livery? ( I have already made decals and I am building a 747-400F in the UPS Livery)

Thanks,

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Post #57180, posted on 03-14-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Wow! I went on travel and the MD-11s are all gone. So I will have to wait a bit more.

I was also hoping to get some clarification as to which engines go with what livery.

American Airlines?

Fed Ex?

UPS new livery? ( I have already made decals and I am building a 747-400F in the UPS Livery)

Thanks,

Mark




If someone knows better than I feel free to correct me... But AA was GE and UPS and Fed Ex I believe have operated aircraft with both engines as many of the frames were purchased from other airlines.

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Post #57181, posted on 03-14-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Oh no!!!!

I missed it too...will there be a second run?

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Post #57182, posted on 03-14-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I believe it hasn't been sold out already, it's just not available "yet".

I checked Kurt's site earlier today and the New model wasn't even showing.

But Kurt certainly knows better and will show up here soon.

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Post #57183, posted on 03-15-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Don`t worry, no one missed anything.
We just prepared the web shop. Now it is only a click to adjust the stock number, once it becomes eventually available.
I had been promised to get the still missing etch parts latest by Thursday.

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Post #57185, posted on 03-15-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Did you guys noticed the hush-kit 727 engines under 'accessories' !!!!!


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Post #57191, posted on 03-15-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Pride Band, you are correct, AA operated the MD-11 with GE engine and UPS and Fed Ex operates with both. FWIW, Lufthansa has GE also.

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Post #57193, posted on 03-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks Kurt, good news!

Us modelers are an unusual bunch... ;)

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Post #57577, posted on 04-09-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Kurt,

The DC-8 engines look fantastic! Could I take the Minicraft DC-8-73 and make into a DC-8-61 using your engines? It appears that your kit takes care of the nacelle that goes over the top of the wings.

I guess a better question is how do they integrate onto the various DC-8 kits out there. Or, are you doing the entire kit?

Thanks for all that you do.

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Post #57590, posted on 04-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Mark,

This DC8 engine is part of my future DC-8-50 kit.
Nevertheless, you can use it for a MC conversion or other DC8 kits. It requires a few modifications, however.

Kurt

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Post #57591, posted on 04-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Hello Kurt,
When you say "future" more or less how long for the DC-8 kit we're talking about, I rather wait for the entire kit than perform surgery on the MC kit.

Cheers..

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