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      Post #59442, posted on 08-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Any info, if Revell is going to release the 787/A350 with an airline scheme and not only in house colors?

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      Post #59445, posted on 08-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm very sure they will with the A350, it would be financial suicide to invest in an expensive tool to release it just once. I believe Zvezda just does new batches of the same version over and over.
      The 787 is not theirs though, they bought bagged kits from Zvezda. They could do so again, but they also couldn't.

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      Post #59449, posted on 08-17-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      I am pretty sure, when Lufthansa got its A350 we will see them in the shops...
      :-)

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      Post #59450, posted on 08-17-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      That's why I don't buy a new kit immediately after release.
      Don't like house colors and prefer airline liveries.
      I'm sure RV will do in one of the next kit runs within the next years
      as they did with so many other kits (e.g. 737-800, 320/321, 330, 340...).
      However, F-DCAL has still 6 airline liveries available.

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      Post #59463, posted on 08-17-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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      That's why I don't buy a new kit immediately after release.
      Don't like house colors and prefer airline liveries.



      Me too, this is the reason I wanted to know when the kits are available with an airline livery.

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      Post #59468, posted on 08-18-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Sorry if this is a silly question but why don't you buy a set of aftermarket decals? There are about 70 sheets available for the B787. A few duplicate each other but all the major liveries are covered. The A350 is less well catered for but there are sheets available from Nazca and 8a and more are bound to be issued when airline deliveries start.

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      Post #59469, posted on 08-18-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Because the Revell decals include a high quality sheet (printed by Cartograf in Italy), in most cases they are much better than aftermarket, this is my experience.

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      Post #59493, posted on 08-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      A reason for me to wait for RoG or with buying aftermarket decals is: I want to be sure the livery is correct.
      A350: We have pictures of Qatar and Finnair. All other decals are "What if" untill the birds are delivered...
      :-)

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      Post #59496, posted on 08-21-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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      Berlin_Uwe :
      A reason for me to wait for RoG or with buying aftermarket decals is: I want to be sure the livery is correct.
      A350: We have pictures of Qatar and Finnair. All other decals are "What if" untill the birds are delivered...
      :-)

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      That's entirely understandable about the A350 and I'm in the same position myself. However the thread is also about the B787 which has been in airline service since 2011.

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      Post #59575, posted on 08-25-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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      Because the Revell decals include a high quality sheet (printed by Cartograf in Italy), in most cases they are much better than aftermarket, this is my experience.



      Some of the kit decals are designed by people who *make* the aftermarket decals

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      Post #59579, posted on 08-25-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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      Because the Revell decals include a high quality sheet (printed by Cartograf in Italy), in most cases they are much better than aftermarket, this is my experience.


      ..and you use the details from the high quality kit decal combined with the aftermarket liveries.
      Am I missing something here?

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      Post #59588, posted on 08-27-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Don't get me wrong. I didn't want to badmouth aftermarket decals, of course they are brilliant too. And I don't mean the design of them but especially the wonderful Cartograf printing quality, so if you have a Cartograf sheet like most of the Revell kit decals you can be sure to get best printing quality and brilliant colors that's all I wanted to say.