1/144th Boeing 777-306ER ‘KLM’
March 10, 2015 in Aviation
This is the Minicraft Boeing 777-200 which I have converted to the -300ER using Braz and Contrails’ parts. Currently there is no injection-moulded kit available of this aircraft, with the only option being the Welsh Models Vacform. I already had the -200 kit and conversion parts in the stash so went for it!
The base-model -200 fuselage has had Braz’s resin plugs inserted forward and aft of the wing to lengthen the fuselage to that of the -300. Contrails’ raked wingtips were added, along with much modified GE90-115B engines as I felt the shape wasn’t quite right. Some cutting, filling and sanding soon sorted that problem, though. I used Milliput in an attempt to sort the incorrectly shaped nose profile with limited success. A tail skid was made from plastic card and Evergreen strip, and once painted, DrawDecals’ sheet finished the job.
All in all a fairly straight-forward build, but the imminent release from Zvezda will likely make this conversion obsolete in the not-too-distant future.
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