Author Topic: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF  (Read 3083 times)

Offline Madhatter

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1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« on: July 25, 2016, 09:23:03 AM »
Hi guys

Following in the footsteps of the DC-10 comes this - the new Zvezda 747-800 done in an Air New Zealand What-If scheme
I was going to paint this in the current black and white scheme but decided to change it somewhat to make it more colourful
Decals are from Old Model Decals (NZ) - a mix of 777 and 747-400 and cockpit and cabin windows from Authentic Airliners

























I am currently building a 777 and will paint it int he same scheme I think\

Thanks for looking
MH
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Re: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2016, 09:49:13 AM »
That's got to be one of the sweetest 747s to come along in a while and it sure is easy on the eyes in that way cool Air New Zealand livery!

Most excellent, MH!

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Re: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016, 10:21:38 AM »
Outstanding!! :) :) 8) 8)
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Re: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2016, 11:38:42 AM »
Nice!

Should do an A380 to go alongside it.
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Re: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016, 01:20:44 PM »
Very nice!

Offline Madhatter

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Re: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016, 03:42:14 PM »
thanks guys
Whilst I don't have an A380 I do have a 777 ready to paint in this scheme. I shall post that once I'm done :)
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Re: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2016, 02:20:29 AM »
Bah!  They already have 777s:

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Re: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2016, 02:23:22 AM »
BTW, this should be entered into the current Annual "Non-Military" Group Build
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Re: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2016, 06:39:04 PM »
Can you enter a finished piece in a GB? If not, I can enter my current project, the 777 in the same scheme. I know ANZ already have 777's but not in this scheme, which in my opinion is better than the current black and white one (even though I do like it)
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Re: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2016, 02:20:35 AM »
Can you enter a finished piece in a GB? If not, I can enter my current project, the 777 in the same scheme.


It depends upon when you started/finished the 747.  See the rules here

You can always enter both!
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Re: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2016, 05:01:24 AM »
That's a great combination of schemes, I like it! Much more exciting than the current version (which I still like).

How did you find the decals to use? Were they the inkjet or digital?
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Re: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2016, 08:22:32 AM »
Masterwork.. again.

Really top class finish on that.
The windows decals look great. The are decals aren't they ?
But clearly the pax have paid no attention to the "all windows shades should be up for landing and takeoff" announcement.


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Re: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2016, 08:49:00 AM »
That's looks magnificent  :-*

Great craftsmanship. What did you think of the kit overall?
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Re: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2016, 08:51:59 AM »
Lovely rendition.  :)

For the record it's the 747-8i (for International), the -800 designator was used in a previous derivative
program that petered out in the late 90s-early 00s. I was a wire design technical designer at Boeing during
that period, primarily 747.
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Re: 1/144 Zvezda 747-800 ANZ WIF
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2016, 09:22:49 AM »
How did you find the decals to use? Were they the inkjet or digital?

They are digital decals from Old Model Decals (NZ) - a combination of 747-400 "Pacific Wave scheme" and the 777 decal set

Masterwork.. again.

Really top class finish on that.
The windows decals look great. The are decals aren't they ?
But clearly the pax have paid no attention to the "all windows shades should be up for landing and takeoff" announcement.

LOL - typical Kiwis  - we never listen ;)

Yes mate, they are decals - they're from Authentic Airliners (Germany) and they are AWESOME!! I love them. easy to apply and they look very real. I was neveer a fan of window decals, but this guy changed my mind and now I would use them happily

What did you think of the kit overall?

I liked it - the fit is great and everything flows smoothly. The plastic is nice to work with. Infinitely better than the Revell offering that's for sure

MH
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