Boeing B767-DER Polish Airlines LOT "1990s" Colors. At the maintenance hangar and getting a check before flight
I had always believed
that LOT livery is one of the best of the former east-block countries;
therefore it is a must for me to have the models from Polish Airlines and
B 767-200 in particular. I was lucky to find a specimen at a German dealer
on the net.
But I could not live
with the mould of the 1995-1996 but we have to wait another while yet
before Herpa will re release the model in NG. Therefore I decided to
make my own customized model of the OG version.
thing about the model is the cockpit windows and the nose. I found a Decal
advertise on the net intended to lager scale aircraft models it was just a
matter of scaling down to 1:500. And then print the cockpit windows out on
my printer. The paper I use was ordinary plain paper because photo paper
will be to thick and visibly on the model. I cut the windows with a pair
of scissors and leave a line free of the windows to indicate the window
frames and to cower the old windows as well. I used water-based glue with
a brush to attach the paper on the model.
landing gears is also a thing of the past now but many collectors as me,
has quite a number of OG models in their collection - So I wanted to make
my own custom gears. The front gear is by far the worst and I must
say it do not justice to the model. I make a new one using steel threads
for the pin and axel. And for the wheels I use rubber insulation from a
small electrical wire.
landing gear on a size of a model as B767 is not to bad, but of course not
as good as on NG models. I cut the big metal wheels out of the grey
plastic pins, and reuse the smallest metal wheels from the nose gear plus
3 spare wheels from former models. The cut line was glued with
superglue and the "New" wheels got grey paint on the hubs.
thing was to paint the engines cowls black inside as well as the fan
blades. It’s a matter of taste -but I think the model looks more
realistic with "black paint" inside. Herpa/Hogan models have it!
. I use thin water base semi matt black paint because I can remove
the superfluous paint with water soaked swaps -also make the centre of the
spinners be silver to indicate the "spiral”.
I know that the best
way to improve the model will be with real decal etc. But I am not as far
in my skills yet - But one thing is sure for me I have a lot of fun to
give her (not a nose job) - but an eyebrow and feet job!!!
Boeing B767-DER Polish Airlines LOT "1990s" Colors. With her modifications
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