1/144 Boeing 737-800 and McDonnell Douglas MD-80 redux

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  1. Trebor

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    Hey, fellas. While I'm waiting on stuff for my Pan Am build, I figured I'd re-do both my Alaska Airlines 737-800 and American Airlines MD-80 in American Airlines livery (RWB stripe, the one we all grew up with. and I know the MD-80 is already in American Airlines livery, but I figured I'd re-do it using skills I've acquired over the years. might do the same to my first Concorde a little later on)

    so here it all is, all laid out. some of the stuff was pretty easy to get off.
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    decided to start on the Alaska bird first, sanding away the decals on the wings. (good lord I used too much paint) and sawing off the engines, as they would NOT break off easy. (will use the new engines from the other 737-800 kit, as I'll be ordering resin engines for it)
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    top view, took off the winglets too, as I'll be using one of the two resin winglet sets I got from Hannants.
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    ohhh man, I know I'm gonna be building two whole new alaska birds (737-800 and 400) but it's painful to just sand away the titles and eskimo face of one of my favorite airlines
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    Nicely done so far!
     
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    #4 Trebor, Apr 5, 2014
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    thanks, guys!

    The decals that will be used on both planes
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    That looks like a real handful...
     
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    I recently found a great way to strip paint off models. Oven cleaner. I did a successful test to a couple parts I'm not gonna use, then applied the oven cleaner to the fuselage. Might take one or two more applications to completely clean it off, but I sprayed a heavy coat on.

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    WOW! that worked AMAZINGLY! I kick myself for putting that much paint on there! but it was early in my airliner builds, so I didn't know any better. lol. you can see the panel lines again! and that green spot on the port side of the fuselage is where I put too much glue for the nose weights, and it warped the plastic. that can be fixed with more putty.

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    thanks, bud! :D
     
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    I'll have to remember that oven cleaner trick
     
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    How long did you leave the oven cleaner on for Rob? I'm still using nail polish remover and if you don't wear a filtered mask during long sessions, you eventually start to see Smurfs.

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    You leave it on overnight, then scrub it with a firm toothbrush. But WEAR GLOVES!! And do increments of water while scrubbing
     
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    hey, Fellas! :D

    Not a whole lot to update. I've had to order a bunch of replacement parts. wingtip navigation lights, wings, gonna have to order flap canoes and some landing gear parts, plus replacement wing mounted landing lights. with those, I'll have to send the proof of purchase. good thing I kept the box. @_@
     
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    Sounds good. :)
     
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