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      Post #69814, posted on 03-20-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello all

      Still busy with my 747-100 and building a (cheap) stack on 60ties birds...BUT this morning I for the first time spotted the ANA Star Wars fleet! Being a big SW fan since 1977 I started looking around. Not being too fit (yet) on 21st century planes I think I spotted a 787-9, a 777-300ER and a 777-200(ER?). I would need a bit more input on the types really used and of course on kits and especially decal availablilty. In an impulse buy Amazon will deliver a 787-9 in a couple of days. I see Revell has a 777-300ER...and there it ends. I especially like the golden C3PO version...:-)

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      Post #69815, posted on 03-20-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello again

      What is the general opinion on this decal distributor, please? Are those good quality decals?

      https://modelarstwoalexander.auctivacommerce.com/Silk-screened-decal-ANA-C-3PO-Boeing-777-200-in-scale-1144-P5782405.aspx

      I have researched the C3PO 777 a bit, it seems to be a 777ER with PW-4000 engines (logo on engine cowling). The engines are available from https://www.aviationmegastore.com/?action=prodinfo&art=143355

      The rest is as far as I can tell right now rather simple, fuselage shortening, wings clipping and engine change. Cheapest here in Germany is the Revell 777-300ER for under 20EUR shipped! :-) Engines will double that up...but it is is still well within range.

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      Post #69817, posted on 03-20-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Uwe,

      a lot of people have lost a lot of money from this decal vendor.

      There a multiple discussions about this guy here in the forum. I would not recommend to order from him.

      Greetings Daniel

      Currently on the line:
      B747SP Air Namibia or Corsair (not yet decided)
      B777-200LR Air India
      B777-200 American One World
      ...and lots more...

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      Post #69818, posted on 03-20-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Uwe,

      Although he doesn't do the 3po decals yet, Jon at 8adecs does the R2 and BB8 decals
      http://www.8adecs.com/v2/site/cgi-bin/fdecals.pl?opc=show&id=444

      http://www.8adecs.com/v2/site/cgi-bin/fdecals.pl?opc=show&id=452

      Cheers,
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      Post #69819, posted on 03-20-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I recently ordered a set of decals from this vendor and a long wait I did actually receive them. This was my first order from this vendor and by some of the comments and threads on this forum and other sites there is no guarantee that your experience may be the same?

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      Post #69820, posted on 03-21-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello again...

      Thanks for the answers...
      What is the general opinion on PAS Decals, please? They also offer the R2D2 scheme in 1/144...and some nice "Lord of the Rings" ones as well...something for the wife more...;-)

      https://www.ebay.de/itm/1-144-PAS-DECALS-ZVEZDA-BOEING-787-900-ANA-R2-D2/282891607691?hash=item41dda75e8b:g:4gkAAOSwt5hYhOif

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      Post #69821, posted on 03-21-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      For R2D2, I'd go with 8ADecs. LOTR from PAS is fine. You may have to trim a bit at the topside as
      the decals are laser printed.

      Alan Aronoff
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      Post #69822, posted on 03-22-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I am just about to start my R2D2 b787-9 from pas models.
      Decals look so nice and done i a simple layout to see what does where.just rember to check engine types mine has RR engines. So useing braz models resin parts as well.
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      Post #69827, posted on 03-22-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello all

      I have received a Revell 777-300ER now...looks like a great kit. Very nice details...
      With the C3PO decals not being available (yet) from a reliable source I think I will start with the -300ER that has the Hobbit scheme since my wife likes it a lot. I have ordered decals from PAS...both LOTR and the R2D2 sheet.
      The C3PO will be done at a later time then. A question on the Minicraft 777-200, is it any good or am I better off cutting down a Zvedzda/Revell 300ER? I see that the UA version even comes with P&W engines already.

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      Post #69831, posted on 03-23-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      Hello all

      I have received a Revell 777-300ER now...looks like a great kit. Very nice details...
      With the C3PO decals not being available (yet) from a reliable source I think I will start with the -300ER that has the Hobbit scheme since my wife likes it a lot. I have ordered decals from PAS...both LOTR and the R2D2 sheet.
      The C3PO will be done at a later time then. A question on the Minicraft 777-200, is it any good or am I better off cutting down a Zvedzda/Revell 300ER? I see that the UA version even comes with P&W engines already.

      thanks

      Uwe




      Hi you are better of selling the minicraft ones and useing the revell/zvezda ones to make a 200 one. Overall better shape.thats what i did found it much easyier try and find some drawings that you can use to get the wing tips right
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      Post #69834, posted on 03-23-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi

      I do not have an Minicraft 777-200, was just asking since they offer a -200 with P&W engines. I have the Revell -300ER and it's a beautiful kit. I also since an hour have a set of P&W engines from Bra.Z. that will go into storage. Once the C3PO decals become available I will cut such a kit up to generate a -200. For now I will just build a -300ER out of the box and make it a "Hobbit" plane for my wife! She is a big LOTR fan...:-)

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      Post #69839, posted on 03-23-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Uwe,

      I used a set of MC PWs on a Revell 773. They work. But you're better off using the BraZ engines
      when you decide to do the conversion. Viel spass!

      Alan Aronoff
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      Post #69843, posted on 03-25-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Received the C3PO decals from Brazil last week.

      Al