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    IN MEMORIAM... A Retired Hangar Mechanic cs-tbr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin Miller
    This aircraft never actually came to Perth in real life.

    The 1/400 scale version of TAP's B707-382B arrived at "my" Perth Airport to be towed to a hangar, disassembled and stripped of TAP markings ready for a custom repaint I have planned.

    Gavin
    BUUHHHHHH

    do that to another airline, why don't you !!!
    that beauty does not deserve that kind of treatment

    you must get on your knees and apologize... or else you will have to put extra security at your (excellent may i ad) 1:400 airport... at least from what i heard that's the way some people solve their problems nowadays

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    Quote Originally Posted by QFA380
    ... I have just added a post in the AeroClassics section regarding the release of an AC GSE 17 piece set. This may sit nicely with your airport.

    Thanks for your comments Tim. I already have a set of the AC GSE (came with my Cathay 880/DC-3 combo set). Must say I am "underwhelmed" by it. I have been spoiled by the fine moulding and accuracy of the plastic Dragon Wings sets. By comparison, the AC stuff is overscale and just a little on the clumsy side. (more apparent in photos).


    Quote Originally Posted by QFA380
    ... By the way, what is your method of the commercial aircraft as freighters. eg, the SQ B707 with side door open. Tips pls.
    Tim, refer to this thread:-
    http://www.400scalehangar.net/forum/...t=9383&start=0



    Quote Originally Posted by QFA380
    I will soon post some pics of my project and would be interested in your comments. It is based on the new Adelaide terminal where I'm located.
    rgds,
    Tim
    Look forward to seeing Adelaide. I really liked the OLD Adelaide terminal (fond memories of flying through there with my dad on my first ever interstate flight).

    Gavin
    Last edited by Gavin Miller; 01-16-2007 at 08:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs-tbr
    BUUHHHHHH

    do that to another airline, why don't you !!!
    that beauty does not deserve that kind of treatment

    you must get on your knees and apologize... or else you will have to put extra security at your (excellent may i ad) 1:400 airport... at least from what i heard that's the way some people solve their problems nowadays
    Sorry to do that to you cs-tbr.

    I guess I would feel the same way if you were going to strip a Qantas 707.

    The TAP is my choice of "donor" because it has plenty of white crown and fin with minimal markings to remove. Also I like the engines and wings (which I won't touch).

    Sorreeee ....

    Gavin

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    Gavin thanks, my TIA D8 is off the the doctors tonight to have it doors removed. Your pictures are great and you should be very proud of what you have created. I think this is one of the longest threads in 400SH.
    I may even try this mod on some of the M11 and B74Fs I have. You've inspired me to be creative. Adelaide shots (new terminal) will be put up shortly. Buildings are yet to be painted as I'm finding it difficult to match the colours. Windows, lighting and of course the arrivals and departure interiors are works in progress.
    Will be interested to get your views.
    Keep up your great work in the mean time.
    rgds,
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by QFA380
    Your pictures are great and you should be very proud of what you have created. I think this is one of the longest threads in 400SH.

    rgds,
    Tim
    Threads Like This Inspire. It's What Collecting's all About.

    Here's Another Thread Gavin Started. More Collectors Should Partake In This One, Too It's One Of Those Threads That Should Go At Least As Long As This One. Like The Energizer Bunny...
    Big Bird, Little Bird.

    http://www.400scalehangar.net/forum/...ight=bird+bird

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    We mustn't lose this thread again.
    Trent

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    Thanks for your vote of confidence Trent.

    The "Edit" button has reappeared so I have gone back over this thread and reposted many of the images that had vanished plus a few new ones.

    Gavin

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    Absolutely gorgeous Gavin. It makes me want to find a time machine (incidentally one was recently listed on ebay) and visit Perth in the early 1970's.........

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    As mentioned previously in this thread, South African Airways has a long standing relationship with Perth Airport. The airline commenced services from Jo'burg to Sydney via Perth using DC-7Cs. These were eventually replaced with 707-344Bs and -344Cs. The first jet service was operated by ZS-DYL, a -344B, on 7th March, 1967. On the same day Qantas began a reciprocal service using 707-138 VH-EBO.

    Here a -344C is passed by an MSA 707 which has just arrived from Singapore.



    I can finally represent these 1960s/70s South African services at "my" Perth Airport with ZS-SAG "City of Durban", a -344C custom I have completed using an AeroClassics TAP 707-382B as a donor. I recorded her inaugural flight this afternoon.

    Gavin





    Last edited by Gavin Miller; 03-11-2007 at 10:21 PM.

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    F-DCAL eh?
    Do they do liveries by request?
    I am after the 1/400 RAAF low viz 707 stencils, name and roundals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QFA388 View Post
    F-DCAL eh?
    Do they do liveries by request?
    I am after the 1/400 RAAF low viz 707 stencils, name and roundals.
    No. But if you want RAAF artwork reduced to 1/400 ask Clayton Fiander of Hawkeye Models (producers of a huge range of Australian decals in the larger scales).

    Check out their website here:-

    www.hawkeyemodels.com.au

    Cheers,
    Gavin

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin Miller View Post
    No. But if you want RAAF artwork reduced to 1/400 ask Clayton Fiander of Hawkeye Models (producers of a huge range of Australian decals in the larger scales).

    Check out their website here:-

    www.hawkeyemodels.com.au

    Cheers,
    Gavin
    Good website Gavin .I found some very interesting decals there.
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    Dimitri

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    amazing Gavin...!!!!!
    im speachless

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    A side-on shot of "City of Durban" locked up and laid over at Perth. This would only have happened in real life if she had gone u/s actually!

    Apron security at Perth in the 1960s and early 1970s consisted of a waist high fence. Ah! Those were the days when all the good citizens could simply be trusted to stay on the carpark side of the fence.

    Gavin


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    Excellent shots Gavin. Security back in the 60's was non-existant in Canada.
    My Mom used to tell me stories 'bout pickin' my Dad up at the airport(Toronto)
    She would literally drive their '65 Chev Impala up to the tarmac and wait
    for my Dad's plane to land......I was always there scrunched up in the back
    seat of the Impala as a baby

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