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    Default KLM 747-400 @ St. Maarten

    Greetings all,

    I used the Airfix 1/300 747-400 (highly modified) as the subject and Flyteline Models new MyDIO kit#1 to mount it. The landscape was accomplished using styrofoam and the water using Testors Clear Cement & Windshield Maker. All the other details were scratchbuilt, so no aftermarket parts were harmed.
    For the dio scene, I crafted 21 figures out of scalpeled sheet styrene with tiny drops of the Testors Clear Cement for proportion (all fit on the face of a quarter), the fence post and umbrella poles are cut sections of Christmas Tree ornament hangers, the fence is from a fine mesh make-up bag my daughter didn't want anymore, the trash can by the umbrellas is from the guts of a watch, the umbrellas are from typing paper, the walls are sanded sprus, and the guard rail is the sanded-down upper half of the window openings on the 144 Airfix 727 cutaway. Oh, and the runway is a sheet of fine grain sandpaper.

    On the model, I scratchbuilt new engine intakes, new Flap Guides, extrended Slotted Flaps, Slats, and Landing Gear; plus lengthened the wings and built new Winglets.



    Take care,
    Frank
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    "Only if you'd rather spend less time modeling!"


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    Excellent - really well done. I would love to do a similar diarama with my Herpa Wings collection in my loft or something similar.

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    WOW! That is really, really cool! You did a great job!

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    Great job!

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    Very well done. At first - I was like, what? Where is this? And then only after reading did I read "diarama" and and I was like - ok, oh, yeah...
    Whatever is necessary, is never unwise.

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    Hello mate,

    I have see your work at ARC forum. It's an amazing work. Congrats on that one! And keep it going!

    Regards
    A portuguese photojournalist living in Brazil.

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    Default Thanks fellas.... :)

    Thank you all very much! It was a lot of fun building.

    Take care and thanks again,
    Frank
    "Don't aftermarket details save lots of trouble?"
    "Only if you'd rather spend less time modeling!"


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    Really awesome work!


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    I am wordless !

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    Quote Originally Posted by uy707 View Post
    I am wordless !
    Me too
    Great work oldHooker! It really looks fine. Keep up with the good work, and show us some more pictures

    Paulo

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