Not hopeful since there's 2 threads with a total of 17 posts the last of which was 10 months ago.
But what the heck...
I am in need of some help from guys that are into airliners. When American Airlines changed their livery a few years ago I thought it looked great. On one leg f my trip least week I got to finally fly AA and was able to watch these jets come and go while I sat at the gate. Just gorgeous.
I found some nice looking decals by Nazca-Decals for the aircraft in the list (originally done foe kit size comparisons) I put together below. Some don't have review, others do. The Zvezda kit appears to be the most recent releases and have been well received from what I've seen.
So the help I am looking for is... anyone have any knowledge of any of these kits to say, "Absolutely build that one!" or conversely, "If you buy that kit you need to get your head examined!"
Also, is there a forum that is airliner modeling dedicated?
The chart... I am leaning towards the 737, 767 or the A321.
Post by John Everett on Feb 10, 2016 9:50:42 GMT -5
I'm only familiar with the A320 kits in 1/144.
The Revell version released in 2000 is pretty nice. But I much more liked the look of Zvezda's latest A320 release. The engineering on the engines is better, it has a partial interior, and the slats/flaps are separate castings. You have the option of displaying the model with flaps deployed or flaps stowed.
I've not constructed either model yet. But just from looking at the sprues, I would guess that the Zvezda model will fit together better. As a side note, both kits have the old style winglets. If you want the new style "sharklets", you're going to have to scratchbuild them or find a resin producer.
Both kits have the window perforations cast into the fuselage hulls. So be sure your decals line up with the window holes.
I've pretty much decided on the Zvezda A-321. Rendering below. As far as the windows... looks like those and any door engraving will have to be filled and sanded. The AM decals are not kit specific so what are the chances of everything lining up.