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Gimmie Shelter

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About Gimmie Shelter

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  • Birthday 10/03/1967

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    Iver. Buckinghamshire, UK
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  1. If you like this one, you have Ray Charles of 26Decals to compliment. I have used Ray's newly released 1/200 LaserJet decal sheet on Hasegawa's fantastic 747-400 kit. Also used are Contrails resin RB211 Turbofan rollers. There were OK but sadly lacking the detail that the likes of Braz provides in 1/144 of the same. cheers - John
  2. Putting an old kit to good use to create something that would look great in todays skies had the DC10 survived the scrappers Cheers - John
  3. Another very early kit from the original release of the Love Liner range from Hasegawa back in 1980 making this roughly 39 years old - the original British Airways Negus & Negus livery L1011 TriStar. Built with a bit of plastic surgery showing the flaps deployed at about 20 degrees. cheers - John
  4. Here is the completed original Hasegawa 1/200 Love Liner from 1980 wearing the old BA Negus & Negus livery. A fun little tiddler of a kit to build. At 39 years old, I lost one of the fuselage 737X decals due to age but managed to produce the rest as either restored or salvaged decals from other 1/200 737 kits. Thanks for looking in "anyone for the Shuttle up to Newcastle from Heathrow?"
  5. A bit of a time warp back to 1980 when Hasegawa were first launching their Love Liner200 range and British Airways were set to take delivery of their first 737X (200 series) in the December of 1981. This is now a very rare and overlooked kit. The decals have not survived the years well and have had to be lacquered. Like the BA L1011 I recently built, the kit decals come with a complete lower fuselage blue wrap which would probably be impossible to use now so it has had to be a paint and mask job from the onset. Storage and age left one of the fuselage halves out of shape which presented assembly issues, however this was overcome using interior tabs of plasticard strips. Having been used to building larger kits, this is a rather annoying fiddly sized model for me however nothing in comparison to Airfix's BE2 so I should not grumble.
  6. Cheers there I intend to attempt a flaps and slats down 1/200 747 soon. I have plenty of decal sets to choose from but I have a niggling preference to do a BA One World version as I see them going up and down every day from my bedroom window nearby LHR
  7. Thanks for the comments everyone - she's over on the WFI page now but here is the final stage of assembly We Fly To Serve - The World's Favourite Airline - according to Lord King of BA at the time...
  8. Thanks to you who have followed the kit over on the WIP forum pages. I've got to the end of another production line in 1/200 completing the very original Hasegawa L1011 kit from 1980 wearing the British Airways Negus & Negus livery - the new airlines first livery since the merger of BOAC and BEA. The kit has Nazca Decals detailing set decals and the original kit decals which needed to be lacquered before use to hold the detail together. The model has not turned out as well as hoped for several reasons: I chose to airbrush in enamels on this occasion and also, the flaps and slats should really have been made using thin and sharply cut plasticard as opposed to re-using the pieces removed from the wing edges - it looks a bit too clunky for my likings in 1/200 with these modifications using such thick original moulded plastic. All in all though, like the majority of Japanese kits, this little Love Liner200 is an accurate and beautiful model to build. Born in 1967, for me, this is a nice reminder of what the UK skies of my childhood looked liked like - my Dad skippered on these for a number of years before 747's and I can remember many jump seat trips up front on the Tristar; the flight deck was huge and the visibility was amazing. It is so sad that the age of the true widebody tri-jets is over and will never be seen again. Thanks for looking in John
  9. Here is my finished Boeing 767-200 in 1/200 made from the original Hasegawa American Airlines boxed variant. For those that can remember them, the Hasegawa Civil 1/200 series went on and fell off the back end of the original Hasegawa Love Liner200 Series. If my memory serves me as well as I hope it does, Hasegawa were quick off the mark to model their original 767 kit when Boeing first released the same. I've got some of the ANA, JAL and Delta original kits but their decals are now pretty much throw-aways as these old 1/200 kits seem to have only ever been stored in damp garages or attic's by their original owners on the basis that the kit looked good at the time of original release but the owner never got around to building it due to being a civil and less interesting subject perhaps...? So this model here really is the ROO McCoy, or should I say Real McCoy. Using some recently sourced very old Qantas Decals printed in the 90's by ROO-DECALS, lovingly silk screen printed in Australia. Shame Qantas retired their 767-200 Boeings as I think this simple livery looks good on a white tubed 767. Here's Kanger and Roo for you.... I hope you enjoy the finished article as much as I did so modelling it John
  10. Decals mostly done - just about ready for final assembly now sanding off those raised panel lines may have been an oversight - I had nothing to use as a guide for lining up the Emergency Cut Here panels so used tape as a guide instead
  11. This classic old tri-jet widebody has hit the slow down lane of the production line having been overtaken by my Qantas 767. I have been working on the L1011 intermittently and have just started to add the fuselage decals. I am using the Nazca Detailing set here along with the very old original decals from the kit - these have had to be lacquered over to hopefully hold them together. Perhaps not the straightest of lines on this one which is annoying given the love and care put into the masking - perhaps I wont use 1mm wide tape for the very border edge of the dividing paint line next time as it has not given a straight line despite the tension I used when applying it along both sides of the fuselage Engine 2 fitted Thanks for following on again here John
  12. I didn't post the first stages of this build and missed Jessie's engine fix - the engines shown here are a pair of RR211's from the L1011 that is rambling along in the shadows in my workshop. A week or so later and here's the progress - this has turned out to be a good fun kit to build in a set of Australian Roodecals Qantas decals. I made the Hasegawa 767-200 when it was first released on the market and thought it had moulded windows but this American Airlines host version did not - its benefits from having no windows and relies on the use of decals which has made the build a lot faster and easier. And now to the main Livery and fuselage details She's 99% done- just a few tweaks and the APU outlet needs painting. It should be over on the RFI pages soon John
  13. bloomin marvellous idea - so now I know for my next 767 (and I do have a few of them yet to go!) That fix of yours really makes the difference. Thank you John
  14. A limited Edition release intended for circulation only within Japan when Hasegawa issued this Pocket Monsters special in 1999 to celebrate the beginning of Pokémon's creation. The livery made it's way onto a single ANA 747-400D The kit was expensive and came from Japan funnily enough - but at £75 which makes this kit worth my while looking after and taking it around to some shows this year as opposed to flogging it off. The decals were shot to bits but I worked around the main problem and used masks to recreate the light blue fuselage areas which had originally been part of a huge decal mask set. She looks good up against my other ANA 747-400D Blue Whale Marine Special Edition and overall, I am pleased with her.
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