Full Review with Geoff Coughlin
Tackling Airliners (Jets) Part One
This is the first in a new series of full build articles aimed at anyone interested in modelling civilian airliners and/or the techniques involved in building, painting and finishing them.
I’ve wanted to create this series for some time, especially as it has been many years since I last built a civilian jet airliner (really don’t ask how many!).
The plan then is to tackle a number of builds of kits from different manufacturers and try out different approaches and techniques to see which are the most convincing, to me at least, and at the same time offer you all a choice of approaches that may suit you.
Some examples of the problems, techniques and hopefully solutions across the series will include:
- how to deal with windows – especially when no clear parts are provided in the kit
- how to paint white that’s common on jet airliners so that it looks realistic and convincing
- how to make the whole model look convincing and not ‘toylike’
- decal application including tips on when to use decals and when painting might be more convincing
- preparation – why this is so essential to the finished look of your model
- other ideas and tips as we go…
As you can see, the re-release of the Revell Boeing 767-300ER in it’s special commemorative livery provides an opportunity to get the ball rolling.