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      Post #78623, posted on 07-20-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I just received the Zvezda Boeing 757 kit in the mail, and wow this is an awesome kit! I have not pulled out the ruler or a microscope, to my eye it looks perfect. The panel lines are thin and crisp and lots of details here and there. So glad the windshield is a regular windshield and does not have a part of the fuselage incorporated with it. Beautiful winglets and Rolls Rolls and P&W engines included as well. I will probably building a dozen of these.

      Yes, I will be re-releasing most of my 757 decals again, including the detail sheet. Just have to make sure the fit is right for this kit. Stay tuned.

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      Post #78625, posted on 07-20-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Ahmed,

      Mine is still in the mail. Any chance that you could post the 757 decals you would re-release? I am looking for the Eastern Airlines 757 delivery scheme which you can't get any more. Looking forward to this kit.

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      Post #78626, posted on 07-20-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Definitely these 3:

      https://www.fcdecals.com/page.php?id=28
      https://www.fcdecals.com/page.php?id=25
      https://www.fcdecals.com/page.php?id=74

      and possibly my Britannia sheet as well.

      I will also do the Eastern delivery scheme with the big "757" on the tail as a new sheet. Obviously I don't release 8-10 sheets a week like some other vendors, but these will be adjusted and re-printed before year's end for sure. Hang tight, good things come to those who wait.

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      Post #78627, posted on 07-20-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Long time reader, new login ID. I too just got my 757, and wow what a kit! So much better than the Minicraft kit.

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      Post #78628, posted on 07-20-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Wow Ahmed,

      I did not realize the you were the Flying Colors Decal guy. I love the TWA scheme as well. I have a Minicraft TWA decal for that one which has to be modified since Minicraft got it wrong as far as the over wing doors go.

      Great stuff! On the Eastern colors, is the tail white or Boeing gray?

      Thanks!!

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      Post #78629, posted on 07-20-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Can't quite tell from the photos, but, can the wings be built without the winglets for earlier versions of the aircraft?

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      Post #78630, posted on 07-20-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Good Evening,

      I went back and looked for photos in another thread... Does this kit actually have open cabin windows? I'm so PLEASED! That, and not having a chunk of cockpit as part of the windshield make me want to buy at least one! The two schemes I want to do are the final Eastern (shown in Ahmed's link) and the original America West. Does anyone do the America West?

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      Post #78631, posted on 07-20-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      The only issue, if it is an issue, is that the kit is a six door plane. I donít know what modifications would be required if you wanted the windows and be an eight door plane.

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      Post #78632, posted on 07-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Please disregard my previous question; I spotted the standard wingtips on the sprue with the horizontal stabs.

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      Post #78634, posted on 07-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      For making four doors down each side, I will simply count windows from a photo and fill in the ones that don't need to be there. The door outline decal can do the rest.

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      Post #78635, posted on 07-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Good Evening,

      I went back and looked for photos in another thread... Does this kit actually have open cabin windows? I'm so PLEASED! That, and not having a chunk of cockpit as part of the windshield make me want to buy at least one! The two schemes I want to do are the final Eastern (shown in Ahmed's link) and the original America West. Does anyone do the America West?

      Best regards,
      Kurt



      I think the old atp had a sheet, but I wouldnít swear to it. Check on Joydecals.com, he might have an old sheet.

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      Post #78636, posted on 07-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      The only issue, if it is an issue, is that the kit is a six door plane. I donít know what modifications would be required if you wanted the windows and be an eight door plane.



      Judging from the pictures on the web I think there are two small, yet tricky adjustments to make it an 8 door plane.
      1. Remove the panel lines of the emergency exits above the wings and straighten the one above these exits. Currently it slopes upward where the exits starts and then downward where they end.
      2. Create a extra window in between the two windows of the emergency exits. This applies only if you use the clear windows and not decals obviously. It goes without saying they have to blank out the windows where the new doors right after the wings come.

      Regarding the spacing between the windows I donít know, but in this scale I cannot imagine that it will be noticeable.

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      Post #78637, posted on 07-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Good Evening,

      I went back and looked for photos in another thread... Does this kit actually have open cabin windows? I'm so PLEASED! That, and not having a chunk of cockpit as part of the windshield make me want to buy at least one! The two schemes I want to do are the final Eastern (shown in Ahmed's link) and the original America West. Does anyone do the America West?

      Best regards,
      Kurt



      It looks like 26decals did an original America West 757. Whether itís available now or not I donít know.

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      Post #78638, posted on 07-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello,

      I overlooked the missing window between the pair of overwing emergency exits, but that can be fixed by drilling a hole and using a jeweler's file. Window spacing is set by the fuselage frames so it will be the same as the surrounding windows.

      And I do see that 26decals has the America West scheme. I'll just cut off the printed windows and use the stripes, etc.

      Thanks!
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      Post #78639, posted on 07-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Looking forward to the decals Ahmed especially TWA!

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      Post #78640, posted on 07-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      And I do see that 26decals has the America West scheme. I'll just cut off the printed windows and use the stripes, etc.





      What? I do not see any America West scheme decal on 26's website. Please clarify. Any link?
      Greetings Daniel

      Have fun! Life is short enough.

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      Post #78641, posted on 07-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Actually, I did not go to the 26decals site but saw their America West 757 decals at Airline Hobby Supplies.
      Best regards,
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      Post #78642, posted on 07-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Rolls Rolls and P&W engines included as well.



      *Both* versions of the RR engines?

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      Post #78643, posted on 07-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      And I do see that 26decals has the America West scheme. I'll just cut off the printed windows and use the stripes, etc.





      What? I do not see any America West scheme decal on 26's website. Please clarify. Any link?
      Greetings Daniel



      I saw them on Joydecals, but they were out of stock there. Thought they might be available at 26decals.

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      Post #78644, posted on 07-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      AHS has the 26 Decals America West decal (for the earlier white/blue pin stripe scheme) 757 in stock.

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      Post #78645, posted on 07-22-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Rolls Rolls and P&W engines included as well.



      *Both* versions of the RR engines?

      Misha



      No, only the latter RB211-535E4 engines are included which covers about 99% of all RR-powered 757s.

      Regards,

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      Post #78646, posted on 07-22-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      There's the America West Ohio special available at Pas-decals, just saying.

      I'd wait for a re-release of any decal sheet, as from my recent experience if decals were made for a Minicraft then the tail decals are too small, and significantly at least compared to an AuthenticAirliners tail.

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      Post #78647, posted on 07-22-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Rolls Rolls and P&W engines included as well.



      *Both* versions of the RR engines?

      Misha



      No, only the latter RB211-535E4 engines are included which covers about 99% of all RR-powered 757s.



      Early RR engines (RB211-535C) are available from BraZ for anyone who wants them - part BZ4018.

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      Post #78665, posted on 07-23-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Ahmed,
      Which winglet is included in the kit ? The blended one or the later scimitar one ?
      Blended : https://www.airteamimages.com/pics/25/25178_800.jpg
      Scimitar : https://forums.x-plane.org/uploads/monthly_2018_08/IMG_20180723_194615_336.jpg.f8b73c55f947c24c753f2ad02b5edf62.jpg

      Cheers,
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      Post #78667, posted on 07-23-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      The regular/original blended winglet.

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      Post #78669, posted on 07-23-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      The regular/original blended winglet.


      Thanks Ahmed - much appreciated.
      I'll have to wait for the aftermarket parts I guess......Ivo ?

      Cheers,
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      Post #78670, posted on 07-23-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Sounds like a great kit. Would be even more impressive in 1/72!

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      Post #78671, posted on 07-23-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Hello,

      I overlooked the missing window between the pair of overwing emergency exits, but that can be fixed by drilling a hole and using a jeweler's file. Window spacing is set by the fuselage frames so it will be the same as the surrounding windows.



      Incorrect. Not all fuselage frames are the same width on any Boeing product.

      Here's a 757 with over wing hatches with the window line from a 6 door above it. Note that the centerline of the hatches is not in the same place as the centerline of the windows directly above, especially noticeable on the aft hatch.


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      Post #78680, posted on 07-24-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Jennings!

      Thanks for this diagram. From this, they did push the window location slightly for the two hatches, so if the model caught this detail then the two windows need to be moved a bit for best results (not that hard).

      The 707/727/737 fuselages use a frame spacing of 20 inches. I assume the 757 also uses 20 inches since it was derived from the 727 (but I have never seen a Fuselage Station diagram for the 757). Boeing apparently pushed the windows a little, but I'm sure the fuselage diagram would show that the frame spacing remained at 20" through this area. So, most of the windows are in the correct location for doing the 4-door per side version.

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      Post #78684, posted on 07-24-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Is the forward aircon duct window gap after door 2 also different between the four-door and six-door one?

      Regarding the frame spacing, there are some exceptions on the 737. I think the 800/900 have a few 21 or 22 inch frames somewhere in the aft fuselage, not sure why....

      Dividing the length differences between the NG models gives you gaps that are not even multiples of 20:

      Series Ft In In totalDiff Frames
      700 110 4 1324
      800 129 6 1554 230 11.5
      900 138 2 1658 104 5.2

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      Post #78685, posted on 07-24-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      737NGs and MAXs have frame spacing all over the map. Itís been ages since I looked at any of them in great detail, but I know theyíre all over the place, including some that are fractions of inches, not just whole numbers.

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      Post #78695, posted on 07-26-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Well, I'll admit I always worked "aging aircraft" and haven't touched anything made after the 757. That would include the newer 737 models, and perhaps Boeing started tweaking frame spacing at different areas of the fuselage. It throws off all the calculations but perhaps they felt the expense was worth some kind of fuel savings by making the tweaks?

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      (And the only thing I worked on the 757 was a wing project; not the fuselage)

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      Post #78699, posted on 07-27-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Ahmed!

      Which vendor did you order your B-757 from?? I purchased mine on July 10th from eBay which is coming from Russia and it will not arrive until August 25.😖

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      Post #78700, posted on 07-28-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I bought from this seller: https://www.ebay.com/usr/chelmodel_rus?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2754 Took about 2 weeks.

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      Post #78701, posted on 07-28-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Ray,

      I ordered mine on July 11th and it arrived July 24th. The delivery date it was tracking to was something like 25 Aug. So they are really only taking a few weeks vice what the ebay listing will tell you.


      Good Luck,

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      Post #78702, posted on 07-28-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Ray,

      Take Ebay delivery forecasts with a huge grain of salt. International shipping is slowly recovering as more flights are added back into the system. But.....be patient. I ordered 2 BAC One-11's from Eastern Express directly (through Ebay) on 04April. EE shipped 1 of them on 09April....it arrived in my mailbox on 01JULY!!! EE informed me that some mail had to be sent by ship.

      It seems Ebay adjusted their shipping time estimates for the pandemic....and things are slowly getting back to something that resembles normal.

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      Post #78706, posted on 07-29-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I got mine yesterday. Going through the instructions I noticed that you have to cut the transparant cabin windows in the right length. From that I conclude that we will also see a -300 in the future.

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      Post #78707, posted on 07-30-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I received 2 today. WOW!! So nice to have a 75 with the proper shape! I can see
      a major dump of MC 75s imminently. Both RR & PW engines in the kit, and they look
      infinitely better. My one disappointment is that Zvezda included only a standard
      winglet set. I have a subject in mind to do that uses the Scimitar winglet. At
      this point, the only recourse I know of would be to rob a set from the ZV 737-800
      and finagle it onto the 757 wing. Not the best solution as I believe there is a
      size difference between the two. Any other suggestions?

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      Post #78708, posted on 07-30-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Besides United and Icelandair, what other airlines installed the schimitar winglet on their 757s?

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      Post #78710, posted on 07-30-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      E.g. American, TUIfly, Delta.

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      Post #78711, posted on 07-30-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I know AA had 757's with Blended Winglets, but Schimitar's? From what I read yesterday, looks like the Schimitars on a 757 are very different from those fitted to a 737-800 or MAX. For one thing, the 757 doesn't appear to have the smaller downwards winglet, or am I missing something?

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      Post #78712, posted on 07-30-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      My thoughts were on blended winglets, sorry. on the other hand, I donīt need Schimitars...

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      Post #78713, posted on 07-30-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Russ,

      It's a simple matter to drop the down-slope part from the 738 Scimitar and
      fill it with putty. I'm more concerned about the size differential between
      the two.

      Alan Aronoff
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