Boeing 247 1/72 Williams Brothers
March 31, 2013 in Aviation
Built basically OOB from the Williams Bothers kit in 1/72. I wanted a different aircraft than the supplied decals so registration markings were pieced together by cutting up the kit decals and the outline of the United States hand painted in the center of the company logo to get the early United Air Lines version.
The finish was the challenge on this model. The Boeings were built from anodized panels, each having a very slightly different silvery grey appearance. A base coat was repeatedly masked and over sprayed with a drop of grey or sliver added to the paint cup. A very subtle effect was achieved.
I hope you don’t mind yet another blast from the past, this model being from circa 1985. I have a big project going that is taking up most of my modeling time.
Eric aka The Yankymodeler
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