Boeing 747-8 (Revell, scale 1/144)
October 3, 2016 in Aviation
Hello, dear colleagues!
I present to you one of my recent projects. The quality of the kit is high. The only disappointment is the way of fixing of the engine turbines. The front fans are actually designed to rotate in the kit, but this does not work as the blades are too long to clear the surrounding housing. Apparently, Revell still neds to work on this feature. I had sanded down the fan blades by 0.5 mm and glued the fans solid on my model.
More assembly comments. I did not use the glazing parts. Instead, after painting I filled the Windows with Micro Kristal Klear.
Other improvements included navigation lights, landing lights and windshield wipers. Lights and headlights filled with 5-minute epoxy. In the spotlight made of of aluminum foil looks very realistic.
Painted with colors of Mr.Color. Decals from the box, but on the perimeter blow out the background color, because the prototype has no sharp edges at the end of the strips. Decals “NOT STEP” on the wings homemade.
That’s kind of all. Ask to see what happened.
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