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      Post #68032, posted on 08-29-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi All,

      How does the 757 compare to the Gold Standard Authentic Airliners kit? Any shape issues? I haven't found any good reviews of it online. The photos of the kit here on this board look pretty good.

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      Post #68036, posted on 08-29-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi -- here are shots of the RB211and PW2037versions' box contents.

      I'd say the AA kit has more and better small detail, but that there is very little difference between the two in terms of overall shape. Both are extremely true to the original in my view. This puts the onus on cockpit window decals to complete the picture, and sadly there are no good 757 cockpit window decals out there in my opinion.

      The AA kit is heavy and solid. The PAS one is hollow (just like an injection moulded kit) and can be prone to warping if stored in an "uncomfortable" position; any warpage is easily corrected through warm/hot water immersion (I speak from experience).

      I should note that I have not owned both kits at the same time, and thus have not compared their mutual dimensions or fidelity to 1/144 scale.

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      Post #68039, posted on 08-29-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I have the PAS 757 and am pretty happy with it so far. The biggest problem I had was that the fuselage was bowed longitudinally which took quite a bit of elbow grease to fix. They modeled the pinched fuselage where the horizontal stabs meet which is a nice plus (something Welsh missed). The elevators on my kit were short shot so I had to replace them with styrene. Some of the wing scribing is inaccurate. But overall the PAS kit captures the hungry raptor look of the 757 quite well!

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      Post #68041, posted on 08-30-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi All,

      Thanks for your responses! I might have to look into picking one up.

      Ben

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      Post #68042, posted on 08-30-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      This puts the onus on cockpit window decals to complete the picture, and sadly there are no good 757 cockpit window decals out there in my opinion.

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      Not even the ones made by Werner Lehmann?

      Since I'm about to apply them to an AA 752 I'd be interested to know what you think is wrong with them.

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      Post #68043, posted on 08-30-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Ben, have fun bending the fuselage halves, paying 36,00 for the kit at present exchange rate plus the custom charges from Russia. And still no etch parts included.

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      Post #68044, posted on 08-30-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      The Decals by Werner are absolutely amazing. They look as close to real as I've ever seen in 1/144.

      Chris

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      Post #68045, posted on 08-31-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Not even the ones made by Werner Lehmann?




      I cannot comment on them as I haven't seen or used them. I am sure they are excellent. Most others miss the shape -- sometimes too slitty-narrow, in most the aft-most window is turned upwards at the rear.

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      Post #68046, posted on 08-31-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I can vouch for the window decals from Werner Lehman. They're far better than anything else I've seen.

      Kurt, as I mentioned, your 757 is the Gold Standard for 757 kits. I was just curious as to where the PAS kit falls between yours and the Welsh kit. Since I can get the PAS kit shipped to my doorstep for ~$25US less than your kit, it would be reasonable for me to ask about how the PAS kit compares. More than likely, I'll eventually end up buying kits from both you and PAS, since I have several liveries I want to build.

      Another reason for me to spend less money: the last 4 resin airliner kits I've built, an injected kit manufacturer has announced a new kit within a few months of my starting the resin one. The modeling world can thank me for an injected 717, Dash-8, E190, and a CRJ-700.

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      Post #68048, posted on 09-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Ben..who does the CRJ-700 and Dash 8-(which?) injection? And 1/144?
      Sorry I'm going O/T.

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      Post #68049, posted on 09-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Alan, in an effort to avoid contributing to the delinquency of this thread: Big Planes Kits makes a 1/144 CRJ, and Eastern Express makes a bunch of 1/144 Dash 8s.

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      Post #68050, posted on 09-02-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Alan, the Eastern Express 1/144 Dash-8-100 was announced a couple of months ago. I can't recall if they're releasing a -300, too. I'm building their Short 330 and 360 right now. They're not Tamiya quality, but they're not too bad. They're also the company that's going to be releasing the 1/144 717.

      BPK's very nice CRJ-100/200 has been out for several years and they are working on a CRJ-700.

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      Post #68051, posted on 09-02-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Ben..who does the CRJ-700 and Dash 8-(which?) injection? And 1/144?
      Sorry I'm going O/T.



      I'm sure I read on here a while back that Revell planned to release a CRJ-700.

      Al