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      Post #61470, posted on 01-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Stop searching eBay, looks like Heller will be re-releasing the 1/72 707-320B in 2016. And I thought they permanently altered the molds to make the E-3? The L-749 will be released also.

      Best regards....Duncan

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      Post #61471, posted on 01-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Duncan,
      Where have you read this???
      Thanks ortwin

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      Post #61472, posted on 01-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      http://wwwboard2.spotlighthobbies.com/cgi-bin/bbs62x/webbbs_config.pl?md=read;id=103794

      Not on heller.fr yet, though. I guess this is a scan from a paper brochure.

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      Post #61473, posted on 01-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Good news. Thanks!

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      Post #61477, posted on 01-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Laurent
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      Post #61517, posted on 02-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      This is incredible news!
      I've been looking to replace a lost Heller B-707 in 1/72nd scale for quite some time.

      Thanks for the 'heads up'

      Keeping the pointy end up and forward....

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      Post #61524, posted on 02-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Don't tell Rob about this, he'll empty his wallet on all of them!

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      Post #61526, posted on 02-02-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      http://wwwboard2.spotlighthobbies.com/cgi-bin/bbs62x/webbbs_config.pl?md=read;id=103794





      OMFG Heller are doing an Estafette; I can't breathe!

      Terry (Caravellarella)

      Because L’ORÉAL keeps telling me I’m worth it..........

      Or maybe it’s MAYBELLINE...............

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      Post #61795, posted on 02-17-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Now on their website: http://www.heller.fr/fr/content/7-catalogue-interactif-heller-2016

      So many planes, so little time ...

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      Post #61799, posted on 02-17-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I peed myself a little.

      Not available for order just yet. Website shows 2Q16.

      HALLELUJAH!!!

      Keeping the pointy end up and forward....

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      Post #61800, posted on 02-17-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Seems if Heller will only release the AF 707, not the TWA, Lufthansa or Air Force one, maybe they come later......

      Anyway; a great day for people loving the 707 in 1/72

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      Post #61804, posted on 02-17-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      OMFG Heller are doing an Estafette; I can't breathe!

      Terry (Caravellarella)



      Glad to see I'm not the only one who got more excited over that rather than the 707 I love classic French cars (I drive a Renault 4 myself) but I really don't know where to put a 1:72 scale 707. I've got an unbuilt AWACS E-3 in my stash for at least ten years now..

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      Post #61805, posted on 02-17-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      You've got it all wrong. You put the Renault 4 INTO the 707. And not
      to wander O/T, but wasn't there a Renault 4 in the catalog as well?

      If anybody's interested in one of these before the re-release, I've got a
      shrink-wrapped AF and an open box (though completely intact) AF1. The decals
      on the AF1 are slightly yellowed on the clear. Photos upon request. PM me.

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      Post #61808, posted on 02-17-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Call me confused but I have two Heller 1/72 707's from the 1990's. Why are they terming these as new for 2016 rather than a re-release.

      Also I noticed there is a 1/200 Caravelle listed in their catalogue. I was unaware that they produced that scale. It looked like they only produced airliners in 1/72 and 1/125.

      Slightly off topic, but still on the great 707, will anyone ever produce any of the variants of the 707 in 1/200 scale. The 1/72 scale is just enormous. I would love to see a quality kit in 1/200.


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      Post #61812, posted on 02-18-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Call me confused but I have two Heller 1/72 707's from the 1990's. Why are they terming these as new for 2016 rather than a re-release.



      Marketing, I suppose...

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      Also I noticed there is a 1/200 Caravelle listed in their catalogue. I was unaware that they produced that scale. It looked like they only produced airliners in 1/72 and 1/125.



      It is from the "Cadet" series (which also used to include a DC-10 and a 747 in 1/450). It is really a toy with over-scaled rivets but with a little work it can be built into a decent Caravelle. http://modelingmadness.com/review/civil/airlines/rfcaravelle.htm

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      Post #61835, posted on 02-19-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Laurent, those rivets certainly are over-scaled.

      Any reason why there is still no 707 kit in 1/200? If Hasegawa made one it would be excellent but since no Japanese airliner flew them they do not make them. However, Hasegawa never made a DC-8 either.

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      Post #61860, posted on 02-21-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Any reason why there is still no 707 kit in 1/200?



      There was one by Solido-Monavac, an Air France 707-328 (non-B or -C) but nowadays, it is so rare I can't even find a picture of it in Google. It is referred to here, though: http://www.avkits.net/kit50/solido/solido.html

      Their other airliner is a Caravelle, various sources say it is 1/144. I have just uploaded a photo of it ("stolen" from an eBay auction) into our "Photos" section. It is not showing yet, though - I guess Ahmed has to approve it.

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      Post #61862, posted on 02-21-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks again Laurent.

      I guess it will never happen but it sure would be nice.

      (Fantasy, Hasegawa doing variants of the 707 and a 757), oh my!

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      Post #61997, posted on 03-03-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      There was one by Solido-Monavac, an Air France 707-328 (non-B or -C) but nowadays, it is so rare I can't even find a picture of it in Google. It is referred to here, though: http://www.avkits.net/kit50/solido/solido.html

      Their other airliner is a Caravelle, various sources say it is 1/144. I have just uploaded a photo of it ("stolen" from an eBay auction) into our "Photos" section. It is not showing yet, though - I guess Ahmed has to approve it.




      The Solido-Monavac Caravelle picture I uploaded was rejected on the grounds that it was "taken from the Internet". Well, this is a rare model and I haven't got one, so the only way for me to share a photo of it is to take it from the Internet. It is too bad the airlinercafé members are being deprived of a picture of a very rare kit.

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      Post #63943, posted on 08-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Heller has now released the 707! I'm probably late to the party, but I haven't seen any news going around about it yet. They're on eBay for 33 Euros (around 37 dollars) and on Heller's website, so go get your own while they're available. I just found out not twenty minutes ago when surfing through eBay. Just thought I'd get the word out. Hope to see some of these built into amazing models. Have a good week!

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      Post #64328, posted on 09-17-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      The Heller 707 is now available here in the US on Megahobby. Glad to see that Heller is still alive and producing kits after recent rumors of their demise.

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      Post #64462, posted on 10-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I have one with the TWA decal sheet, but I've always wanted to build it in the old Continental Airlines 1960's livery. Does anyone make decals for that? I've yet to find any. I really like that era of paint jobs. Refined, elegant, and dignified.

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      Post #64465, posted on 10-02-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello,

      can you tell what is inside the box? Some write in the net the fuselage halves are not the Airliner ones, no open windows, etc....
      True?

      And which decals are inside?
      Just Air France?
      Or is it the former Air France/BOAC decal?
      Or is it the former Air France/Lufthansa decal?

      Thank you!

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      Post #64467, posted on 10-02-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      It has Air France & BOAC decal included.
      I have BA & AA at the printers for it

      All the best
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      Post #64472, posted on 10-02-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Hello,

      can you tell what is inside the box? Some write in the net the fuselage halves are not the Airliner ones, no open windows, etc....
      True?

      And which decals are inside?
      Just Air France?
      Or is it the former Air France/BOAC decal?
      Or is it the former Air France/Lufthansa decal?

      Thank you!

      Uwe



      Early iterations did not have open windows, and all kits come with Air France/BOAC decals. I have pictures of the kit, found on this thread

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      Post #64473, posted on 10-02-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Ok, time for Rob and I to get together on another article on "fixing" these kits....

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      Post #64480, posted on 10-03-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you all.

      Interesting. Fuselage is without windows, Decals are. Hm.
      Ok.

      Have fun
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      Post #64484, posted on 10-03-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      It just means you need to plant the decals and then drill/carve them out. I've heard the size and shape is wrong anyway.

      Tools needed:
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      2. Patience
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      Post #64486, posted on 10-03-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      The correct fuselage with windows is now in the Heller kit (I have two of them) , only the first batch had the wrong windowless fuselage.

      All the best
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      Post #64491, posted on 10-03-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Wow, awesome! Good to hear.

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      Post #64492, posted on 10-03-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      The correct fuselage with windows is now in the Heller kit (I have two of them) , only the first batch had the wrong windowless fuselage.



      Would that make the first batch a collectors item?

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      Post #64668, posted on 10-17-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      What a price !!! Less than a Minicraft in 1:144

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      Post #64684, posted on 10-19-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Ok, time for Rob and I to get together on another article on "fixing" these kits....


      Hey, sure, why not? between the two of us all it'd take is the blessing of Boeing Corporate and we could probably write a book about it...BTW I'm assuming you saw the slides in my presentation from the 'Nats about how in addition to the kit's other quirks, the lobe crease is out of whack from one side to another. Oy.

      I've got a local hobby shop's old formerly-built E-3 model that was rendered into several parts after it slipped out of its ceiling-mount monofil-line sling during an earthquake from which I've used bits and pieces for some scratchbuilds or to test out ideas; once I finish the PNA project for Brian I may try chopping the butt off the fuselage and see how hard it really is to fix that problem...Can't be anything more epoxy and Tamiya primer won't fix ;)

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      Post #64690, posted on 10-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      It just means you need to plant the decals and then drill/carve them out. I've heard the size and shape is wrong anyway.

      Tools needed:
      1. Drill
      2. Patience
      3. Whisky
      4. Hobby knife



      They are indeed the wrong shape and size. 707-320/B/C had the smaller "standard" Boeing size windows (only found on 707s).

      And you're going to need more whisky, regardless of how much you have on hand currently. It's amazing that in 2016, with all the marvelous technology at our fingertips, nobody has yet figured out a way to create really realistic scale model airliner windows. We sent men to the moon almost 50 years ago with computers less capable than that in the average LED light bulb, but we can't figure this one out.

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      Post #64692, posted on 10-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Heller kit I have in TWA and botch up the decal they did indeed with black outline from a long time ago.
      Minor mistakes are easily fixable I recall. Al

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      Post #64697, posted on 10-21-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Just a little cabaret....:

      Perhaps the 3D-Printers will bring us perfect models with open windows, interior, exterior, perfect paneel lines, already in Airliner Colours, no decals required anymore, moveable landing gear with correct engine sound; just snap and ready.

      :-)
      Hopefully I am 6 feet under with some 18 years old Single Malt from Scotland when they arrive in the shops...
      :-)

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