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David Garcia
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From the Archive: Airfix/MPC 1/144 Boeing 727.

November 16, 2023 · in Aviation · · 12 · 250

This is another of one of my rescued birds. I bought this kit for $1 at a model show in Richmond, Virginia; although already started it looked like it could be saved. The biggest issue were the misaligned fuselage halves and It took repeated sanding and primer to smooth out the fuselage. Once painted I applied the American Airlines kit decals. They were horrible and left a thick residue which would not come off. I had to redo it, so that was build #2.

I looked for replacement decals and found a Continental Airlines set designed for the kit. I stripped the model and fixed minor problems with it and this time the model came together well. The model is painted with Tamiya spray can white and silver paints. Also the decals went on beautifully.

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12 responses

  1. Saved! Great restoration.

  2. Beautiful rebuild! It looks great, nice work David.

  3. Nice save -and blast from the past!

  4. Great rescue, David @thevid
    Looks great.

  5. Nice save - looks like you got the maximum bang for your buck!

  6. Fantastic save, David!
    Looks gorgeous!

  7. Love this! Thanks for sharing!

  8. πŸ™‚ ... Greetings ... πŸ™‚ :
    This is a great part of what modeling is all about ... DEDICATION!
    Love and admire it David, very good work ,patience and resolve.
    Thank you for sharing these images.

  9. The flight was delayed but the end result was worth it.

  10. Excellent work, David! That’s one of my favorite airliner kits.

  11. Beautifully finished (@thevid).

  12. Nice save David, she looks great! I am happy it was finished the the old Continental colors, I actually worked on this and all of our 727's back then.

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