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Old 04-07-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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1/72nd Constellation decals

Anyone know of commercially made decals for a REAL Super H in 1/72nd? The more I see of ConnieFreak's avatar and photos the more I want in a very large scale!!!
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:48 AM   #2
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Yes! FCM makes them (or used to) in both 1/144th and 1/72nd.

Mine were thick and had to be 'heated' into place using a soft tee shirt dipped in VERY hot water and blotting many times until they soften up and snuggle down especially around curves like the engine cowls. It was a hassle but I think you will agree it came out OK! (Mine is the Heller kit, FCM decals, resin engines, rattle can paint.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:38 PM   #3
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Purtty Bird!!!!!! I have a Heller kit but I might use the more recent AIRFIX version as it looks like the mould was tweeked a bit around the cockpit and nose section. Maybe it is just my imagination though. Now on to locating a sheet of these......thanks for the lead Peter!
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:05 AM   #4
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And thanks back to you! I didn't know Airfix made a big constellation.
I need to go find out what you are refering to.
Thanks!
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Peter, I think the Airfix kit is a rework of the HELLER...it was released recently as a QANTAS bird (possible for AUS market only???) and has been engineered as either long or short nose with/without tip tanks. (They came out with the F-27 at about the same time in early and later ANSETT decals)
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:30 PM   #6
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Peter, I think the Airfix kit is a rework of the HELLER...it was released recently as a QANTAS bird (possible for AUS market only???) and has been engineered as either long or short nose with/without tip tanks. (They came out with the F-27 at about the same time in early and later ANSETT decals)
Did you say Qantas?? Here is my Connie that i built a few months back.. VH-EAO 'Southern Aurora'..
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:53 PM   #7
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Oh man, Fan-tastic!
So that is the Airfix?
Obviously done to museum standards....what a beauty!

Nice to see that there are others into the BIG prop jobs in 1 72nd.
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ALITALIA 747, very nicely done sir! The bare metal looks most excellent...did you use metalizer or acrylic or foil? (by the way is this the Heller or Airfix kit?)
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Nothing special here men.. Just used Tamiya paints for the finish and oh course i wanted no join marks, so i went crazy on putty and sanding..
The Qantas decals were not the original. I got these extra from the guy supplying the model. I also had choice of reg, but chose VH-EAO as it was one of 2 Connies which left Melbourne (Aus) and went around the world in opposite directions and met in England..
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:54 AM   #10
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Peter, I think the Airfix kit is a rework of the HELLER...it was released recently as a QANTAS bird (possible for AUS market only???) and has been engineered as either long or short nose with/without tip tanks. (They came out with the F-27 at about the same time in early and later ANSETT decals)
Yes the Heller and Airfix moulds are one and the same. In the UK is it also issued with three decal options -(1)QANTAS(2)the restored VH-EAG and (3) Aer Lingus
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:45 PM   #11
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these look superb !!!!!!Sold my large Heller Constellations a few years ago...and a DC6...all I have now is another huge PAA Stratocruiser, from Academy.
But these Connies look real !!!!!!!
congratulations !!!
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:09 PM   #12
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Great job!!!! i suppose toi do mine soon... the L-1049 is a Airfix model in 1-72 and inside the fuselage you can see the Heller logo... so that just a mold from Heller and pack by Airfix, and also a ave the L-049 in 1-72 too but i am looking for a long nose from Airfix kit to do a 'Conifair Aviation' (Canada) and my L-1049 i do a 'Trans-Canada Airlines' and a avec the verry nice decals from WhiskeyJack decals ( unfortunatly) is out of business :(
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:48 PM   #13
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Whiskey Jack made some incredible decals. Absolutely top notch.
And Gordon was a hell of a nice guy too.
He almost completed a REEVE ALEUTIAN electra set for me in 1/72nd for my Hasegawa Orion conversion.
Atlantic models came thru instead. Haven't used them yet.
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