Lufthansa Star Alliance A340-200
Built by Ted Johnston
Decals by Jeff Dick
I started with the Air Canada A340-300 kit from Revell Germany and shortened
the fuselage to make it a 200 series aircraft. It would have been easier to
build the Air Canada version of the Star Alliance Livery as it wouldn't have
required shortening the fuselage but the Lufthansa verion is better looking.
According to instructions from DACO that I used for the conversion the A340-200
has the same rudder as the 300 series but the A330-200 uses a larger rudder.
I used an Atlas Model Railroad Tracksaw to make the vertical cuts and an exacto
knife to score and snap the horizontal cuts. I decided that it would be easier
to glue the sections of the fuselage together and then assemble them as opposed
to assembling one side at a time. Assembly was straight forward, I prefer to
paint the model first and glue the wings on last. Painting and decal references
were from images on airliners.net. The build
went well and I am very Happy with the end result. A big Thanks to Jeff Dick
who created the decals.
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