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Post #62812, posted on 04-24-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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Wow!

I am in for one each. I may have to have them shipped to the office though. The minister of finance might not be as enthusiastic and these are going to be really big kits!


Well done Kurt.



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Hi Mark,
I hear you, I am getting one of each, but first I have to sell it to my "minister of finance"

lol...

All the best,
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Post #62843, posted on 04-26-2016 GMT-5 hours    
The 744 master pattern is finished, initially with GE engines only.
All rain gutters and door sills will be provided by my brother as 3D decals. However, for a special friend of mine, I added static dischargers to the radome.
The pics do not show the landing gear, the flap track fairings, engine fans and the 2 cabin outflow valves.







I forgot to mention, that it will include also the LH-type Sat antenna.
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Post #62875, posted on 04-27-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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The 744 master pattern is finished, initially with GE engines only.
All rain gutters and door sills will be provided by my brother as 3D decals. However, for a special friend of mine, I added static dischargers to the radome.
The pics do not show the landing gear, the flap track fairings, engine fans and the 2 cabin outflow valves.
I forgot to mention, that it will include also the LH-type Sat antenna.
Kurt



Extraordinary ! I see very nice and subtle compound curves in all directions in the windshield/nose area, really a wonderful job you have done here. Lighting conditions and angles can show how complicated the 747 nose area is, compared to a 767 (NOT implying the twin is simple) which does not have that much transition compound curves.

There is absolutely no way I could change my requirement for one of each 747 kit/engine combo you will release. I am really impatient !

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Post #62876, posted on 04-27-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Kurt,

I'm at a loss for words.

Chapeau!

What a stunning beauty!

I can imagine her wearing some Cargo titles ... and being dirty

...and yes, I love the static dischargers on the radome so much!

Cheers and thanks,
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Post #62877, posted on 04-27-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Ummmm she is so beautiful my eyes are watering
Thank you Kurt

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Post #62878, posted on 04-27-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Hello Kurt,
This is a piece of art...
So beautyfull...
Congratulations.
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Post #62879, posted on 04-27-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Stunning!! I'm already planning which airlines I'm going to do!!!

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Post #62880, posted on 04-27-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Thank you for the pictures Kurt, the Plane looks amazing!!!

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Post #62891, posted on 04-28-2016 GMT-5 hours    
That is just... Wow.

More and more find myself wanting a 743 and more. Why am I cursed to be so poor?

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Post #62893, posted on 04-28-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Wow.....what a beauty! I love the way you captured the characteristic bend in the trailing edge just inboard of the winglet. Fantastic!

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Post #62894, posted on 04-28-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Words fail me.

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Post #62902, posted on 04-28-2016 GMT-5 hours    
... don't know what to say ...

MAGNIFIQUE !

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Post #62911, posted on 04-28-2016 GMT-5 hours    
GGGRRREEEAAATTT!!!
Another one of Kurt's masterpieces in usual high-quality!

I am very excited about upcoming SP!
Of course in classic Pan Am livery - what else?

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Post #62912, posted on 04-28-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Nice work Kurt!!!!

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Post #62914, posted on 04-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
What kind of PE are we looking at on this? Al

If it has wings I can crash it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post #62915, posted on 04-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Thank you all for your overwhelming comments.
Makes me confident to be on the right track.
Etch parts will be basic, covering antennas, pitots and windshield wipers.

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Post #62916, posted on 04-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Which airlines had 744's with GE engines? Curious about aftermarket decal options.

Thanks!

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Post #62919, posted on 04-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
I got this list, no idea from where or accurate it is but here it is;

B747-400 CURRENT OPERATOR LIST AS OF 1 JULY 2000
 
               
AIR CANADA GE CF6-80C2B1F 4
AIR CANADA PW PW4056 3
AIR CHINA PW PW4056 14
AIR FRANCE GE CF6-80C2B1F 13
AIR NAMIBIA GE CF6-80C2B1F 1
AIR NEW ZEALAND RR RB211-524G 3
AIR NEW ZEALAND GE CF6-80C2B1F 5
AIR-INDIA PW PW4056 6 0
ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS GE CF6-80C2B1F 23
ASIANA AIRLINES GE CF6-80C2B1F 12
ATLAS AIR GE CF6-80C2B1F 10* 4*
BRITISH AIRWAYS RR RB211-524H2 57
CARGOLUX GE CF6-80C2B1F 5*
CARGOLUX RR RB211-524G/H-T 7*
CATHAY PACIFIC RR RB211-524G/H 24
CHINA AIRLINES PW PW4056 13
CHINA AIRLINES GE CF6-80C2B1F 6*
EL AL PW PW4056 4
EVA AIR GE CF6-80C2B1F 17
GARUDA INDONESIA GE CF6-80C2B1F 3
GLOBAL SUPPLY SERVICES GE CF6-80C2B1F 2*
GOVT OF JAPAN GE CF6-80C2B1F 2
ILFC GE CF6-80 5*
JAPAN AIRLINES GE CF6-80C2B1F 42
KLM GE CF6-80C2B1F 21
KOREAN AIR PW PW4056 32
KUWAIT AIRWAYS GE CF6-80C2B1F 1
LUFTHANSA GE CF6-80C2B1F 28
MALAYSIA AIRLINES PW PW4056 14
MALAYSIA AIRLINES GE CF6-80C2B1F 2
NORTHWEST AIRLINES PW PW4056 14
OMAN ROYAL FLIGHT GE CF6-80 1
PHILIPPINES GE CF6-80C2B1F 4
POLAR AIR CARGO GE CF6-80C2B1F 4*
QANTAS RR RB211-524G 21
QANTAS TBD 6
QANTAS GE CF6-80C2B1F 3
ROYAL AIR MAROC GE CF6-80C2B1F 1
SAUDI ARABIAN GE CF6-80C2B1F 5
SINGAPORE AIRLINES PW PW4056 50
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS RR RB211-524H/G/H-T 6
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS GE CF6-80C2B1F 2
SULTAN'S FLIGHT, Brunei GE CF6-80C2B1F 1
THAI AIRWAYS GE CF6-80C2B1F 16
UNITED AIRLINES PW PW4056 44
VIRGIN ATLANTIC GE CF6-80C2B1F 11
Unidentified TBD 2*
Stored Aircraft GE CF6-80C2B1F 2
Stored Aircraft PW PW4056 2
           
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Post #62920, posted on 04-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
And I found this list of current operators as in Feb 2015


Current operators of the passenger version Boeing 747 are:
Air China, operates the 747-400 and 747-8I.
Air France, operates the 747-400.
Air India, operates the 747-400.
Asiana, operates the 747-400.
British Airways, operates the 747-400.
Cathay Pacific, operates the 747-400.
China Airlines, operates the 747-400.
Corsair International, operates the 747-400.
Delta Air Lines, operates the 747-400.
El Al, operates the 747-400.
Eva Air, operates the 747-400.
Garuda Indonesia, operates the 747-400.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, operates the 747-400.
Korean Air, operates the 747-400.
Lion Air, operates the 747-400.
Lufthansa, operates the 747-400 and 747-8I.
Mahan Air, operates the 747-300 Combi.
Orient Thai Airlines, operates the 747-400.
Qantas, operates the 747-400 and 747-400ER.
Saudi Arabian Airlines, operates the 747-400.
Thai Airways International, operates the 747-400.
Transaero Airlines, operates the 747-400.
United Airlines, operates the 747-400.
Virgin Atlantic Airways, operates the 747-400.

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Post #62928, posted on 04-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
You. Rock.

Thank you so much, that's super information. I do have some old Qantas racing car 747 decals in the stash so I may have to bite the bullet and get the GE powered 744, too. Dang, I'm in fear of seeing where my bank account will be after all of this.

Kurt, and updates on a possible, rough ETA?

Thank you both!

Robert

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Post #62933, posted on 04-29-2016 GMT-5 hours    
I should get one of these and convert it to a 748, that way all I'll have to do is the stretch

On a serious level, I'll definitely get one, still need to figure out which engines though....

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Post #62935, posted on 04-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
ETA of the 744 kit with GE engines is late June.

Kurt

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Post #62940, posted on 04-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Nice Kurt! Will it have metal landing gears? It shall be a bit heavy.

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Post #62997, posted on 05-03-2016 GMT-5 hours    
I'll definitely order a few SP's!

Great job Kurt!

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Post #62999, posted on 05-03-2016 GMT-5 hours    
I will snatch an SP when it comes out. But now I want to get a DC-8. Another of my favoriate aircraft.

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Post #63183, posted on 05-16-2016 GMT-5 hours    
I have one concern with the SP, will it be a tail dragger? Is the fuselage hollow? Short nose moment might require a lot of weight.

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Post #63728, posted on 07-13-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Just bought one of the -400 GE kits! Can't wait for it to arrive!!!!!

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Post #63736, posted on 07-14-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Excellent. Nice work Kurt.

I was wondering is their a photoetch set with the 747-400 for the aerials etc?

Thanks!

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Post #63737, posted on 07-14-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Just ordered my first 744.......from Kurt

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Post #63893, posted on 07-27-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Just got a nice package in the mail. Kurt's 747-400

Wow is all I can say what a tremendous kit.
The finesse of the panel lines and razor thin trailing edges make it look fantastic.
I really like the fact that they included photo-etch aerials etc.

I can't wait for the other versions.

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Post #63896, posted on 07-27-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Mine arrived yesterday. Once again its an absolute home run and worth every cent. I cannot wait for the Classics to be released!!!

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Post #64943, posted on 11-13-2016 GMT-5 hours    
cant wait to have the 747SP in my hands.

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Post #64944, posted on 11-13-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Yesterday I was in Telford and met Kurt.
I was able to get several SPs, great Airliners
I think this is Kurt's masterpiece
Now I am on the way back to home in Schleswig-Holstein
Telford is great so much to see (and buy) and a nearby shopping Center for other familymembers
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Post #64954, posted on 11-14-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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Yesterday I was in Telford and met Kurt.
I was able to get several SPs, great Airliners
I think this is Kurt's masterpiece
Now I am on the way back to home in Schleswig-Holstein
Telford is great so much to see (and buy) and a nearby shopping Center for other familymembers
Viele Grüße auch an Christian
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Pictures!!!! Also, where in S-H are you? My family is near Itzehoe, I'll have to try and meet up with you and Christian next time I'm there....

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Post #64959, posted on 11-15-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Merlin,
next time you are here again we can organize an Acafe Germany meeting )
Itzehoe sounds like a reasonable place to meet.

Ortwin, thanks and best regards back!

It's exciting times! I talked to Kurt yesterday,
after 35 years of waiting for a decent Boeing 747SP in 1:144 finally dreams come true!

I hope that I can allocate an appropriate amount of time building one "fast",
Ortwin, buying the SP's is one thing but if only we could buy time with it, right?

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Post #64961, posted on 11-15-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Christian and Merlin,

yeaah, section of Airlinercafe Northern Germany.........
Yes, buying airliners is so easy, but getting time to build them????
Anyway, I will try to build at least one SP before the section Northern Germany will meet, if it´s not tomorrow.
Merlin, I live in Neumünster, i.e. in the heart of Schleswig-Holstein. Are you a natural born Schleswig-Holsteiner?
I think Itzehoe is ok.

Viele Grüße

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Post #64965, posted on 11-15-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Perfect, I'll probably be back over in S-H in summer, I was in Hessen and Bayern recently for work, but had no time to come up north.

Ortwin, I was born in Munich, but my mom's family is from Brügge, just north of Bordesholm. Usually we stay at her sister's house near Itzehoe. I vote we meet in NMS or HH, Itzehoe is boring.

Looks like I need to hop on the AA 747 bandwagon, I've gotta make some time to build more kits this winter....

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Post #64966, posted on 11-15-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Brügge, with the lovely nice church, Bissee is not far away........
Great idea meeting in Hamburg, one of the most interesting places in Northern Germany and I think it is a famous place in regards of Airliner industry, e.g. Lufthansa Technik, HAM Airport, Airbus Industries, and, last but not least, my personal FAL (final assembly line) :-)
Please tell us when you will stay here.....
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Post #64970, posted on 11-15-2016 GMT-5 hours    
I said I would be in for an SP but when I just went to order it was "unavailable".

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Post #64971, posted on 11-15-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Be patient. It is only out for Telford. Kurt was there and is maybe back on his way to Germany. He said available mid of November. So be sure to have it under your christmas tree

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Post #64977, posted on 11-17-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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Lighting conditions and angles can show how complicated the 747 nose area is, compared to a 767 (NOT implying the twin is simple) which does not have that much transition compound curves.



A funny story about that. I had a very dear friend who was a retired Boeing engineer (now long since passed on, sadly). He had been retired for several years when the 767 was first in flight test, and on some of the early taxi runs, they had trouble getting the windshield wipers to clear a swath the entire length of the blades (imagine that: it was raining in Seattle!). He said "the computer boys" messed around for several days with the exact angle for the spindle, re-did the blade tensioner, etc, and never could get it to wipe a clear swath across the curved windscreen (which was a first for Boeing, btw). So in desperation they called Cal in out of retirement. He said "I knew what the problem was, so I took my slide rule with me when I went!" A few swipes of the old slide rule and, voila, problem solved! Sometimes the old school way is the best way. I never see a 767 that I don't think about Cal Hubbard. Truly one of the kindest, humblest people I ever knew.

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Post #64982, posted on 11-18-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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... 767... curved windscreen (which was a first for Boeing, btw)... I never see a 767 that I don't think about Cal Hubbard.



Did you mean 747 ? Because the 767's windshield is not curved, it is made of 2 perfectly flat panes, at least the 2 panes that are cleared by the wipers.

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Post #64987, posted on 11-19-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Unfortunately, a small delay in releasing the 747SP is in effect, because the casting company is a little overburdened with all of the recent 747 casting orders.
These kits are huge and have a lot of small pieces.
I expect to have the first units available during the first week of December.

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Post #64990, posted on 11-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
the new 747SP and RR are out now. ordered my 747SP right now. Now thinking about the decals, maybe TWA. It is TWA. ordered from Ray in these seconds

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Post #64991, posted on 11-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
The availability of the SP turned from green to yellow. Seems to sell very well. the 757-200 is also available again

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Post #64992, posted on 11-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Sorry folks, the 747SP availability was a mistake by me. I forwarded wrong date to the web site moderator.

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Post #64993, posted on 11-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
Kurt
Do i have to make a new order or will you send when it is available ?

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Post #65487, posted on 01-07-2017 GMT-5 hours    
Patiently waiting for the 742. 'Til then, I'll have to occupy my time with the GE Engined 744, if I don't break down and buy the SP. Temptation, temptation...