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JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 05:14 PM GMT+7
Some few of us here appreciate the variety and color of airliners, let us see if we can pull a campaign together.

This would be about civilian airliners, no military or governmental subjects, though state owned airlines would certainly be included.
These range from the early pioneers




to present day workhorses



Intercontinental wide bodies


to tiny island hoppers


JClapp
#259
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 05:17 PM GMT+7
Personally, I'm sort of stuck in the 1960s.
Here are a few models Ive built in recent years











Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 06:05 PM GMT+7
Count me in.

Bob
Cosimodo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 07:04 PM GMT+7
I am in. No plane in mind but finding something should be easy.

cheers
Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 01:10 PM GMT+7
I just looked up Saturn Airways since Ive never heard of them and found they had a bad accident in 1974 where a Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules lost a wing in flight. OUCH!

Bob
JClapp
#259
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 02:51 PM GMT+7
not heard of that incident. Saturn also flew some DC-7s which were accident prone.

I have more DC-7 kits. I dont know of a decal for this aircraft, but I would love to have one to put beside the DC-8.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 03:13 PM GMT+7
This where I found the information and it also lists a Dc-6 accident.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_Airways
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 03:36 PM GMT+7
some ribbon schemes




clipped from this period luggage tag


Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 04:16 PM GMT+7
I've been known to build the odd airliner





and some have been very odd indeed
JClapp
#259
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 05:03 PM GMT+7
Yes indeed, I hope you will build more!

some more ribbon concepts


md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 05:14 PM GMT+7
hmm, Fascinating. I might have an Embrer 750 somewhere or even the ancient Boeing 737 in the stash somewhere. now I just need to buy time to work on it....
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 03:16 AM GMT+7
I like all of the ribbons.

Jesse, the airliners really look nice.

Bob
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 03:52 AM GMT+7
I'm up for this campaign. No idea what just yet. tim
JClapp
#259
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:53 PM GMT+7
Splendid, MD72 and litespeed very glad to have you on board!

Quite a good turn of interest for the first few days, better than I had hoped, actually.

JClapp
#259
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 07:53 AM GMT+7
I was just looking through my collection of old postcards, maybe spark some inspiration -

Zurich has always been a busy place!

International terminal at the old NY International


both sides of the Adriatic

Pittsburg PA,Note the C-124s in the background.
JClapp
#259
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 03:28 AM GMT+7
This would be a most welcome entry in this campaign


Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 09:19 AM GMT+7
Jonathan, what length is the kit?
JClapp
#259
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 10:29 AM GMT+7
33cm long, or say 14 inches.
just right for a shelf model.



Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 10:58 AM GMT+7
That would be a neat a/c and build. I am still deciding.

Bob
JClapp
#259
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 11:17 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

That would be a neat a/c and build. I am still deciding.

Bob



enjoy some Graf zeppelin film clips, while you are thinking about it -

JClapp
#259
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 11:21 AM GMT+7
here is another subject I am drawn to


Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 01:01 PM GMT+7
You may remember this one from the Airfix campaign
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 01:03 PM GMT+7
And don't forget that there's a companion to the Graf Zeppelin available
2002hummer
#257
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 02:45 PM GMT+7
Glad to see you back Jessie.
JClapp
#259
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 10:05 PM GMT+7

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You may remember this one from the Airfix campaign




Yes indeed, I was jealous. I actually found one of those Superscale decal sheets, and an Airfix 737 kit or two, and it has been in the to-do drawer ever since. I think that EE kit has rendered my stash redundant.