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Glehn's 707

Minicraft was formed by Al and Mary Trendle in Torrance, California in 1968. As Revell’s Head of International Sales, Al had connections with Hasegawa and Crown in Japan and Academy in South Korea. Not unexpectedly, the bulk of Minicraft’s early catalogue comprised rebadged kits from these companies. From 1999 on, all Minicraft production moved to China. With re-pops of kits from Airfix, Heller and even Zvezda, nothing was ever produced in the US, even those kits exclusive to the company itself. With its demise in October 2022, this GB is a celebration of Minicraft kits. Original kits from Crown, Airfix and the like are welcome, though the Lancaster is best avoided!
Runs from 10 December 2022 to 12 April 2023.
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Looks like the new windscreen has a slightly lower angle from the pictures.
Anyway, I'm watching with interest, a 707 is on my list for this year!

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Re: Glehn's 707

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I never saw those white engines in a Minicraft kit before, I guess supposed to look like the early JT-3 engines with organ pipe exhaust - also could pass for RollsRoyce engines.
I should buy some more kits to get the different sprues. I have only seen the grey JT-4 type.
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this windscreen area is the hardest part of the kit.
neither part is excellent, and both require sculpturing skills in Milliput.
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I fixed the resin windscreen using Milliput. I think I still need to work a bit on the sides.
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After applying some primer I saw that I still needed to work on the fitting of the windshield plug.
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And I worked a bit on the engines too:
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I used Tamiya primer on the rattle can and I find the grey color very close to the color used in the Brazilian 707s, so I am considering leaving it like that.

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Yes, other than an old war horse, those b...y airliners want to be absolutely clean! Looking like you get there, at any rate!

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Some progress on the 707. I used some Gundam pens to add some shading and highlint panels.
Engines are glued o place as well as the landing gear. Ready for decals.
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The only part left to be glued is what seems to be an antenna on the rudder. I prefer to save it for last as I would probably break it during manipulation. I find it funny that in the picture from the manual, it is broken! 😁😁😁
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For the decals I will be using windows from Authentic Decals and markings from CCS:
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Again be still, my beating heart. From what I've seen elsewhere, these decals are brilliant but sadly not applicable to a Petlyakov Pe-2. :roll:
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Re: Glehn's 707

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I have been slowly applying the decals... Halfway through:
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