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Ray Seppala
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Revell Airbus A330-302, QANTAS

December 13, 2020 · in Aviation · · 10 · 2.5K
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This is the Revel A330 (LTU Boxing) which I started a couple of years ago, I just managed to finish it up. It was built out of the box with only decals changed. I used Hawkeye Models Australia decals on it to represent VH-QPD 'Port Macquarie' which I flew on back in 2017 to Hawaii.

I put off finishing it for some time due to the perceived daunting task of masking certain sections of the kit. Not sure why I was worried as when I got around to it, it was not the chore I was expecting a the paintwork turned out better than expected.

The 2007 scheme has now been superseded by the current scheme which was introduced in 2016 (Roo and titling changed), I prefer this scheme myself.

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  1. I like this livery, too, very neat work, definitely liked.

  2. Great job, Ray. I love it!
    What is the "runway" made of? Looks great!
    Not doing civil airliners, but tempted towards due to your build!
    1/144 airliners are so fascinating!
    Well done!

    • Thanks everyone!
      Spiros, it is a base I made up from a piece is 3 feet x 4 feet of chipboard. I think I made the pavement squares a little big, I also photograph 1/72 models on it. Been thinking about doing a different version on the other side specifically for 1/144 models

      2 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  3. That is one flash looking airliner. I have fond memories of flying many thousands of miles in the care of the flying kangaroo.

  4. Outstanding work on this.

  5. The paint job is very well executed. At that scale I wouldn't expect it to look so smooth. My compliments! Wish I had flown Airbus instead of those old 747s on my 14 hour trips from Los Angeles to Sydney!

  6. Beautifully done!

  7. Nice work, Ray. I agree, the ‘07 livery is better as the roo still looks like a roo!

  8. Nicely done Ray, looks good in that livery, I'm still hoping for a 330 in 1/72 !

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