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      Post #67990, posted on 08-24-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      and here we go....

      https://www.facebook.com/MHobbi/posts/1598616316839039

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      Post #67991, posted on 08-24-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      So close to a 757. So close.....

      I'll buy and build one anyway, having flown on RA-64011 IKT-DME years ago.

      Best regards...Duncan

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      Post #67992, posted on 08-24-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Long awaited! 👍 👍 👍

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      Post #67993, posted on 08-24-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I'll build one! Looks nice!

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      Post #67995, posted on 08-24-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Is a Cargo version ?

      Any way I get one.

      All the best,
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      Post #67996, posted on 08-24-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Is a Cargo version ?

      Any way I get one.



      Is the cargo version different than the pax version? Other than windows smart alecks!

      Keep em separated!
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      Post #67998, posted on 08-25-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Is the cargo version different than the pax version? Other than windows smart alecks!



      Well, there *is* that big main deck door

      Seriously though, there are some intriguing possibilities here; among them are a combination of the basic kit, a set of Rolls engines with minor pylon tweaks, and the DRAW Decal sheet for a TNT 757. One of the companies that flies/flew under the TNT umbrella had at least one (and I believe a pair) of Tu-204s painted in full TNT colors, and given the similarity in dimensions, etc. between the two airframes you could do the ultimate in "it's a small post-Cold War world" models: A Russian airframe pushed by British engines, guided by American avionics (IIRC these had Rockwell or its follow-on hardware), registered in and operated by an Icelandic firm on behalf of a Belgian parent company. Hardly gets more multi-national than that, I'd say...

      I looked into trying this wit the RusAir kit and a set of Ivo's engines; IIRC the only missing piece would have been a set of very tiny TNT logos for the winglets, which would be easy enough to fix.

      Anyway, just a random thought for perhaps kickstarting an idea or two...

      Rob in AK

      "In building any model, I capture the essence of a moment in time. All models tell a story, not unlike a photograph or painting; but with tangible depth, not merely a flat view that leaves much to the imagination." --Me, at my 2016 KCAE Nats seminars

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      Post #68000, posted on 08-25-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      XRadar :

      Is the cargo version different than the pax version? Other than windows smart alecks!



      Well, there *is* that big main deck door

      Seriously though, there are some intriguing possibilities here; among them are a combination of the basic kit, a set of Rolls engines with minor pylon tweaks, and the DRAW Decal sheet for a TNT 757. One of the companies that flies/flew under the TNT umbrella had at least one (and I believe a pair) of Tu-204s painted in full TNT colors, and given the similarity in dimensions, etc. between the two airframes you could do the ultimate in "it's a small post-Cold War world" models: A Russian airframe pushed by British engines, guided by American avionics (IIRC these had Rockwell or its follow-on hardware), registered in and operated by an Icelandic firm on behalf of a Belgian parent company. Hardly gets more multi-national than that, I'd say...

      I looked into trying this wit the RusAir kit and a set of Ivo's engines; IIRC the only missing piece would have been a set of very tiny TNT logos for the winglets, which would be easy enough to fix.

      Anyway, just a random thought for perhaps kickstarting an idea or two...

      Rob in AK



      Ascensio decals produce several sets for the TU-204, including the TNT version. They are available via the PAS Decals website.

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      Post #68001, posted on 08-25-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Ascensio decals produce several sets for the TU-204, including the TNT version. They are available via the PAS Decals website.



      Yet again proof that if you attempt to kitbash/scratchbuild/modify a model to make "your" version of something, before you're done someone will have produced it as an actual kit or decal

      The downside (for me at least) is that you can't seem to force the issue--you can't set out to have kit X released by scratchbuilding it...Just like the fact that it always seems to rain right after you wash the car, but washing the car to make it rain is a nonstarter.

      Or something like that

      Rob in AK

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