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      Post #78955, posted on 09-11-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      So I just ordered the 1/48th scale Electra from One man models in Japan. Looking forward to getting this kit. Anyone know of 48th airline crew and passenger figures?

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      Post #78956, posted on 09-12-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      One of the cool & nice things about 1:48 is that thereís a whole second world of accessories/add-ons/you name it: ĎOí scale railroad models. Iíd check the Walthers catalog for figures & accessories you can modify or even use straight OOB. Iíve done that many timesÖAnd donít forget that ĎNí scale is 1:200, on the smaller end of things.

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      Post #78958, posted on 09-12-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi there,

      N scale is between 1:148 and 1:160 depending on what part op the world youíre in (UK,Japan, US/Europe).
      Z scale (1:220) is closer to to 1:200.

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      Post #79048, posted on 09-28-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Youíre correct, I was thinking of Z scale on the 1:200-ish front. Still, O scale is 1:48 (the real questionÖ) and comes in really handy at times.

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      Post #79086, posted on 10-07-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Just got the model in and boy is she huge. Here it is next to the Hasegawa 72nd Electra conversion kit. Will have to clean up a few things and seal the surface from the striations of the printer. Other than that it looks to be a good kit definitely gonna pen the doors and show off as much of the interior as I can.
      244351382_168428502131102_3508564484149440354_n by Erick Swanberg, on Flickr
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      Post #79100, posted on 10-09-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Wow! Sure looks nice...... But, so does the 1/72 Hasegawa P-3 conversion! What markings will you apply to this really big one?

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      Post #79121, posted on 10-12-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Wow! Sure looks nice...... But, so does the 1/72 Hasegawa P-3 conversion! What markings will you apply to this really big one?

      Best regards,
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      Thanks Jeff, appreciate that. Not sure yet my Dad flew them for Northwest hence the 72nd in NWA livery. I would love to do the American Electra but, the Eastern one is a good one too. Even the Braniff jellybean scheme is nice as well. Haha so many good ones

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      Post #79180, posted on 10-15-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      How about the Western Airlines Chiefs Head scheme, or Varig. Varig has really grown on me lately.

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      Post #79253, posted on 10-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Pretty cool. I hope you some pictures when itís finished. Iím not sure how you bought a resin kit that size on an F/Oís pay.

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      Post #79257, posted on 10-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Thatís in-SAAAAAANNNNNEEEEE

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      Post #79279, posted on 10-23-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Pretty cool. I hope you some pictures when itís finished. Iím not sure how you bought a resin kit that size on an F/Oís pay.


      hahahahahahahha

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      Post #79281, posted on 10-24-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      How about American Airlines? How about you add a working forward airstair and door? I always was fascinated watching PSA do quick turns.

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      Post #79298, posted on 10-26-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      How about American Airlines? How about you add a working forward airstair and door? I always was fascinated watching PSA do quick turns.



      If I could find someone to make those in 48th scale I sure would

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      Post #79299, posted on 10-26-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I offer sheets for both AA and Western's Indian Head scheme of which both can be enlarged to 1/48th. If interested, contact me at vintageflyerdecals@gmail.com.

      Thanks,

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      Post #79301, posted on 10-26-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Please tell me about the printer surface marks.
      How hard is it going to be to smooth them out?
      I am interested in the 1/72 L-188 but I canít afford to
      Spend a life time re-scribing model airplanes.
      Also, overall shape?
      Good enough?

      Walter

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      Post #79302, posted on 10-26-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Please tell me about the printer surface marks.
      How hard is it going to be to smooth them out?
      I am interested in the 1/72 L-188 but I canít afford to
      Spend a life time re-scribing model airplanes.
      Also, overall shape?
      Good enough?

      Walter



      Walter

      Just got my 1/72. To my surprise was way above my expectation. Very nice printed and (at least on my) fit very well. Of course, is not a tamygawa but definitely will be a very nice model.

      Good enough for me!

      Andre

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      Post #79305, posted on 10-27-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Sounds great!
      I was going to get the Contrails conversion plus the P-3 kit.
      It was about the same price.
      So I went ahead and order the 1/72 kit. I really wanted the 1/48 one but...
      Mike, can you do some 1/72 L-188 Reeve Aleutian decals please?

      Walter

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      Post #79329, posted on 10-31-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      I offer sheets for both AA and Western's Indian Head scheme of which both can be enlarged to 1/48th. If interested, contact me at vintageflyerdecals@gmail.com.

      Thanks,

      Mike


      Email sent thanks Mike

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      Post #79330, posted on 10-31-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Please tell me about the printer surface marks.
      How hard is it going to be to smooth them out?
      I am interested in the 1/72 L-188 but I canít afford to
      Spend a life time re-scribing model airplanes.
      Also, overall shape?
      Good enough?

      Walter



      Check your PM good Sir..

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      Post #79331, posted on 10-31-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I didn't receive the email, can you resend it? Thanks, Mike

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      Post #79332, posted on 10-31-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      I didn't receive the email, can you resend it? Thanks, Mike


      just did had it misspelled. Thanks Mike

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      Post #79384, posted on 11-03-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      So the kit comes with stickers for the windows which arent good for the scale. What would your recommendations be for filling the windows? I want them to be able to be seen thru to show off the cockpit and interior. Clear resin or epoxy? Any help fellas

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      Post #79386, posted on 11-03-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Way beyond my skill level but didn't some master modelers replace window strips with clear plastic/acrylic? Then mask off the windows for painting. Viola... clear windows.

      Ken

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      Post #79387, posted on 11-04-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Way beyond my skill level but didn't some master modelers replace window strips with clear plastic/acrylic? Then mask off the windows for painting. Viola... clear windows.

      Ken



      Yeah that was Jeff Thompson on his conversion. The windows are already there just trying to figure a way to fill them correctly. In 48th scale the tape provided would be very out of scale.

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      Post #79415, posted on 11-06-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      More work done to the Electra. Looking thru photos, I tried to find some interior shots and it looks like most electras in that time were earth tones or variations. So I went with Military Brown for the carpet and sides and German Afrika Grey which is more light tan for the accents. Opened up one of the toilet doors since it is right in line with the entrance so it will be seen. Cockpit door is also been opened up. Addded some clear tape for the back windows going into the lounge area as well as adding color to the galley and crew lockers. Mike at Vintage Decals is making me some 48th Scale American Airlines decals and so looking forward to those. Bondo is working well at covering up the lines so far. Now to work on some clear resin for the windows. Enjoy!!!
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      Post #79425, posted on 11-08-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Great update. The photos make me think of a well detailed doll house. The mention of Bondo gave me a good laugh/flashback. I had to use strip styrene and Bondo to fill the steps/gaps on my MD80 travel agent model. Keep up the good work.

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      Post #79536, posted on 11-26-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Mike GOT THEM TODAY THEY ARE AMAZING

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      I offer sheets for both AA and Western's Indian Head scheme of which both can be enlarged to 1/48th. If interested, contact me at vintageflyerdecals@gmail.com.

      Thanks,

      Mike