Does anyone else build kit model airliners in the scale of 1:144?
I used to. I started with diecast models when I was very young. They were toys back then and not models like today. In search of realism, transitioned to 1:200 models by Hasegawa. The detail was better than the 1:400 at the time but still not enough. That's when I moved to 1:144 because the details were great. However, the larger size made displaying impractical, along with the actual process of building the kit. Not everyone, once completed, gave the same and accurate rendering of the real thing. Frustrating aspect of modeling.Does anyone else build kit model airliners in the scale of 1:144?
Very nice, I accidentally got into them last year when moving to the states as a shop I found sold them and ended buying a revell airbus a380 kitYes indeed! My father started building these for me when I was about 10 years old and I am still building them. Started with the Airfix Skyking series - Vanguard, Caravelle, Comet 4B, Boeing 707 etc and have some Minicraft airliner kits in my stash to build. Those early builds by my Dad have long gone 'west' and as I improve my modelling skills, I replace models with better ones. Here is my current Airfix Vanguard in 1/144th. When I get around to it, I'll get to build all the others I have with decal sheets acquired over the years. Probably have too many and may have to sell some of the kits!
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If you can’t manage to get into the Delta Museum with it, I’d try the parking decks, could get some nice shots with a real A350!Bit of an update as it has been a while here. I am currently in the process of making an airbus a350-900 kit which will be in the scheme of Delta airlines. If I can get the model really nice looking with little paint leakages or paint issues and a fully smooth fuselage. I plan on taking it to the Delta museum to photograph it next to real delta aircraft (probably cant photograph it against a real delta a350). Hopefully the museum will allow bringing in your own models to photograph with.
I went to the parking decks at ATL domestic in February and at the edge of the lot, there was construction of the light poles going on. I was a bit scarred that that security would come and get me to leave. but in the end I left because of how cold and wet it was.If you can’t manage to get into the Delta Museum with it, I’d try the parking decks, could get some nice shots with a real A350!