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Mar 09, 2011, 09:18 AM
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The cockpit section is always the most critical point of an airliner model.
A high degree of craftsmanship is necessary to build this part really scale-like.
If you compare the windrider 737 with the Rauch models (as discussed earlier) the difference is clearly visible.
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Mar 09, 2011, 09:20 AM
Ugly planes do not fly
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I changed windows shape in the beginning. Here are two posts:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=394

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=397
Mar 09, 2011, 09:22 AM
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kapnos looks really nice! How did you do the nose lights?
Mar 09, 2011, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Rookie2008
kapnos looks really nice! How did you do the nose lights?
It's not my plane!
The pictures are taken from Norbert Rauch's site.
http://rauch-airliner.com
Mar 09, 2011, 09:29 AM
Go FASST or go home...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kapnos
The cockpit section is always the most critical point of an airliner model.
A high degree of craftsmanship is necessary to build this part really scale-like.
If you compare the windrider 737 with the Rauch models (as discussed earlier) the difference is clearly visible.
I'm not sure if this is a fare comparison guys. The difference is obvious, but again Ming has brought to us a model that is within reach economically for many of us. The Rauch short kit will set you back about 2 grand before you take to the air. The work involved is close to unimaginable. For those of you that have the skills it's not that much work to mod Ming's 737.
Mar 09, 2011, 09:33 AM
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Sergey did you find out what livery you are going with?
Mar 09, 2011, 09:47 AM
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Sergey did you find out what livery you are going with?
No... I need to pick one quick though...

I like the United
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=918
Mar 09, 2011, 10:01 AM
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Got the tailart from the printers today





Quite happy with the result - If I may say so

Ben_E
Mar 09, 2011, 10:51 AM
6 months to finish a rtf
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Ben_E

the Tail looks great ,did you make a decal or just glue the
printed photo to tail.

as far as the cockpit window ,mings air liner is great no need
to change the molds the fix is a new decal .
I'm not a detail nut , but from flying these for 35 years it
was the one thing I would like to look correct.
Mar 09, 2011, 11:21 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kapnos
The cockpit section is always the most critical point of an airliner model.
A high degree of craftsmanship is necessary to build this part really scale-like.
If you compare the windrider 737 with the Rauch models (as discussed earlier) the difference is clearly visible.
Bingo!

Yeah cheap and available to the masses is all fine and good, but it doesent cost any more to get something right when tooling is involved.
Mar 09, 2011, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by _Sergey_
No... I need to pick one quick though...

I like the United
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=918

Here try using this in photoshop.








Last edited by New York Flyer; Mar 09, 2011 at 11:55 AM.
Mar 09, 2011, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by SilentHunter
Bingo!

Yeah cheap and available to the masses is all fine and good, but it doesent cost any more to get something right when tooling is involved.
Well you might be right, but there has been put a lot of thought into this nevertheless:

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Originally Posted by Ming
The 3D drawing spend over 300 working hours and amend it for hundred times.

Ming
Ming has been working on this model for over a year, and overall the result is far better than most other airliner models on the market today. Take this one for instance:


Looks awful!

Be happy guys, Ming has made a dream come trough. If you don't like the cockpit windows, do something about it - yourself

Ben_E
Last edited by Ben_E; Mar 09, 2011 at 11:56 AM. Reason: adding picture
Mar 09, 2011, 12:07 PM
6 months to finish a rtf
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What ming has given us is a very first class job ,but whats best about
mings is you can build it as it is and get a great looking model
with a little work OR you can cover it add all the detail you would
like and it can be just as good or better than Norbert Rauch's 737, its up to the builder

I'm taking my time and will add certain things to enhance the model

Ming work is out standing , I did do my own correct window decal
Mar 09, 2011, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by pulsery2k1

Ming work is out standing , I did do my own correct window decal
Looks the part - Well done!

Ben_E
Mar 09, 2011, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by New York Flyer
Here try using this in photoshop.
Thank you NYF! This can save days of painting! Would you recommend water slide decal paper for the job?


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