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Neil

Boeing 720, Led Zeppelin (1977) 'Caesar's Chariot'

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Made from the 1/144 Roden kit, oversized kit engines replaced with my own one-off resin ones, livery scheme achieved with home-made decals and lots of airbrushing/masking and hand cutting decal sheet. Painted using Humbrol enamels, except the metal-finish on the engenes which are in Alclad. Fuselage transparencies were not used for the cabin windows, these were achieved by using Kristal Kleer instead. 

 

 

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Absolutely stunning!  Beautiful build.  I love those engines!  The paint is flawless!  I am interested to know how you feathered the colors from light to dark. R/ Dutch

 

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Big Led Zep fan, this brings back some memories.....

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You had me at Led Zeppelin, great job !!

 

Steve

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On 5/9/2019 at 3:05 AM, Dutch said:

 I am interested to know how you feathered the colors from light to dark. R/ Dutch

 

 

Thanks for the comments. :thumbsup:

 

All of the livery scheme was masked and airbrushed, to achieve the fading from one colour to the next, using Humbrol enamels. The very narrow pinstripes were sliced from coloured decal sheets and also cut with a compass cutter. The circular 'Icarus' emblem on the fin I printed at home on clear decal sheet because the kit one is awful and not worth using (I printed six copies of that emblem, to ensure I had a few spares to play with, which is the pic that shows them next to the terrible kit decal sheet .... what there is of the kit decal sheet!). 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Neil,

Absolutely stunning! The amount of detail, care, and patience you put into this build is just amazing.  I am afraid that I am not so discerning, preferring to just build something that looks decent.  As a consequence,  I don't have many special colour schemes in my collection.  Your 720B is a beauty! Thanks for sharing your painting and decaling techniques. 

Cheers 

Dutch 

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I love this even more now after seeing the effort you went to with the masking. Beautiful work!

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Simply an amazing build, makes me want to listen to some Zeppelin.

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