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The end!

At the beginning of 2003 at Eastern Elliniko Airport, three of the Olympic B727-200s (SX-CBB “Mount Pindos”, SX-CBE “Mount Athos” & SX-CBF “Mount Taygetus”) were scraped one after another and converted to tons of aluminum for recycling. Given this crime and looking online for Authentic Airliners resin improver for Doyusha’s B727 at 1/72, the idea for this construction was born. Everything has been done from scratch using various modeling materials. The decals were designed on the PC and printed in laser photocopier on transparent A4 decal sheet. This is a step by step presentation and I hope you don’t get tired.

49 additional images. Click to enlarge.


12 responses to The end!

  1. Extraordinary subject and superb realisation.

  2. What a fantastic idea made to life. You can’t get much better at scratching up interiors than this. Thumbs up!

  3. That’s pretty cool!

  4. I was expecting more photos of the real plane. Click and scroll and wow! Really well done.

    • These are the photos from the 727 cut.
      In the first photo Mount Athos in glorious days.

      21 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  5. What is the ridge on the sidewall of the tire? I’ve seen similar on cars to protect rims from curbing, but on an airplane? Never have seen that till today, very interesting. Great scratch building inside the nose and I like the photoshopped version putting your nose on the real runway. Great job!

  6. Amazing detail work!

  7. Very much liked! Unique concept and execution!

  8. Thank you for your comments, glad you liked my model.

  9. Superb Giannis! and poignant!

  10. Wow – lot of effort to replicate a “piece of scrap,” but what a cool way to spend time refining modeling skills! Very nice – well done!

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