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The King's Convair 880

Postby tor lives » Sat Jul 23, 2022 3:27 pm

Hi all,
As part of my "Private Jets" theme, I am looking for these decals in 1:126, (for the Glencoe kit).
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Despite extensive searching of the internet thingy, I have been unable to establish if any decal producer has ever issued these decals for Elvis's Convair 880.
I'm thinking it might have to be a custom job.
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Re: The King's Convair 880

Postby Ansett A330 » Sat Jul 23, 2022 3:51 pm

According to this Post on BM :

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/ind ... -released/

Decals are available for the EE kit in 1:144.

Maybe you could get a hold of them and blow them up or just get the EE kit and decals in 1:144?
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Re: The King's Convair 880

Postby scotty100368 » Sun Jul 24, 2022 1:54 am

TOR,

I have the graphic elements already. Can you send me the kit for sizing & fitting? If so, I'll PM you my address...

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BTW, all the photo references I can find show 2 possible options:

1 - in-service - no door outlines, lightning flash on tail is mirrored.

2 - preserved - has door outlines, lightning flash is NOT mirrored.

Which would you prefer?
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Re: The King's Convair 880

Postby tor lives » Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:34 pm

G'day Scotty,
Do you need the kit, or can I just send you the traced outlines of the kit fuselage halves, engine nacelles etc.
Ideally I would love door outlines and mirrored TCB lightning flash.
Thanks bud
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Re: The King's Convair 880

Postby scotty100368 » Sun Jul 24, 2022 6:06 pm

I can work with 2D tracings for most of it.

But what I can't do is the cheatline parts, particularly around the nose (compound fuselage curvatures). You'll have to paint those!

My email is scotty100368@hotmail.com

Cheers!
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Re: The King's Convair 880

Postby scotty100368 » Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:44 pm

A-hem,

So are you gonna send me some scans or what? :?

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SCRATCH THAT - I have acquired a kit from France rather cheaply. It will take a fortnight to get to me. :D :D :D
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Re: The King's Convair 880

Postby scotty100368 » Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:12 pm

They're ready!

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These are only the paper templates, but they fit to my satisfaction...

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Will get them to Peter M soon...

:D
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Re: The King's Convair 880

Postby tor lives » Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:36 am

Wow!!!!! :shock:
I love them !!!
Great job Scotty.
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Re: The King's Convair 880

Postby scotty100368 » Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:25 pm

There's no screen-printed white elements required for this subject, so it will be included with your DC-3 and AMSA Challenger order.

Cheers! :D
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