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      Post #78940, posted on 09-10-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I would like to build a Lockheed Starliner 1/144.
      I know about the Welsh Model.
      For me, the best would be injection molded parts, but so far nothings in sight…

      Is there any wing of something out there that might be a base to get/scatch a Lockheed Constellation wing for the Revell fuselage?
      Does anyone know or have an idea?
      I know, I am crazy....

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      Post #78943, posted on 09-10-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Yah your crazy,

      If you want 1/72 your chances of seeing it are nil. There was a better chance of seeing it in 1957 than now. Then 1649 was a new/forthcoming airplane. Notice how fast Revell did a DC-7C after their DC-7 just came out? My only chance to have a L-1649 was to get a Schrieber paper 1/33 model twice now in 50 years and then finally settling for the Welsh kit to have a solid kit.

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      Post #78944, posted on 09-10-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      There was once a 1/72 resin conversion kit for the Heller L-1049, which included wings,engines,props,and windshield mod. I believe it was made in Germany, but I'm thinking it's long out of production.

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      Post #78946, posted on 09-10-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      You're correct, Dana. Kapner modelle in Germany did a resin conversion kit for the Heller 1049.
      I had it at one time. Sold it years ago on eBay.

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      There was once a 1/72 resin conversion kit for the Heller L-1049, which included wings,engines,props,and windshield mod. I believe it was made in Germany, but I'm thinking it's long out of production.

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      Post #78947, posted on 09-11-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I combined the resin parts of the Welsh Kit + Decals and the plastic fuselage of the Minicraft Kit to do a Lufthansa Starliner. The Minicraft and Revell Fuselages are not quite right with regard to the shape of the nose but look good enough for me. It is a lot of work to get the wing mated to the fuselage but it came out pretty good. My understanding is the Kurt at Authentic Airliners is doing Lockheed Constellations in 1/144 scale over the next year or so. I thought he mentioned that he was doing the Starliner along with the earlier aircraft. That will be the best option if/when those show up.

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      Post #78948, posted on 09-11-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Mark, you are right, the best option will come next year with a line of all major Constellation kits. They will be made of resin and a bit more pricy but without any need for major surgeries.

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      Post #78950, posted on 09-11-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Excellent!

      Patience shall be rewarded.

      Thanks Kurt,

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      Post #78951, posted on 09-11-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Yah, now I remember that German conversion in 1/72 too. I even had a flier about their offerings. That was so far back that buying anything beyond the U.K. was like buying from China. Maybe it existed ,but was it a one off designed to lure you into buying? Besides it was the time of all kinds of new things popping up in nearby hobby stores each week. I bought the first Minicraft kits just for the box top illustrations, it wasn't til the turn of the century that I got the 1/144 building bug.

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      Post #78957, posted on 09-12-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Mark, you are right, the best option will come next year with a line of all major Constellation kits. They will be made of resin and a bit more pricy but without any need for major surgeries.

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      That will work for me. Perfect!
      Will look nice beside the Cv440.

      Thanks for sharing your ideas.
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      Post #78959, posted on 09-12-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I hope this will include the L1649A. Can`t await kit availability.

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      Post #78960, posted on 09-12-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes Horst,
      Kurts releases will comprise the Constellation, Super Constellation and Starliner series in 1:144.

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      Post #78965, posted on 09-13-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      With Lufthansa trying to renew an original Starliner my hopes were that Revell would give us a model. But with the end of this project I lost my hopes....

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      Post #78967, posted on 09-13-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I am honestly hoping for the AA kit. Assuming it will come in the well known AA quality, it should be worth the higher price compared to a injection molded Revell kit.

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      Post #78980, posted on 09-15-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      The Kappner conversion set makes a nice 1/72 L-1649A

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