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Western Pacific 737 - Colorado Springs
Topic Started: May 22 2018, 11:01 PM (61 Views)
Spad
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Hi
Let me show you my other Daco Skylines 737-300 build. Similar to the Simpson's jet elsewhere in this RFI this is one of the exquisite little Daco kits adorned with their own livery sheet (the kit only includes a generic sheet with a huge range of stencils, windows, door outlines etc). WestPac operated for only 3 years in the late 1990s and decorated their aircraft with huge logo-style liveries. They were based in Colorado and the jet I chose here was liveried up to promote Colorado Springs with a striking representation of the local scenery across the rear fuselage and tail. Unlike the Simpsons sheet, this one was an absolute pig that fought me every inch of the way. Yes, it is superbly engineered to fit the kit (14 individual items go together to create that scenery down back!) but the decals are incredibly stiff and unyielding, albeit thin. Much use of various setting solutions (inc Daco Medium and Strong solutions) and repeated application of the hairdryer finally saw the decals settle down and, being thin, conform quite nicely to the fine engraved surface detail.
The painting is undemanding with a simple white fuselage, for which I used Zero Paints Brilliant White and Premixed Lacquer. For the flying surfaces I used Halfords Racking Grey rattle can which the airliner boys recommended as an excellent match for Boeing Grey. Everything else is decal, including all windows.
Great fun to build and I sense a couple more of these in my future before the WestPac itch is finally scratched!
Anyway, here she is - hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed building (except those darned decals!). C+C welcome in equal measure.

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Thanks for looking
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Rick
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peebeep
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Another colourful livery, both very nicely executed (ooh shiny!) Rick.
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Grant
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I like that. Worth fighting the decals for.
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Spad
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Thanks guys!
yes Paul, I'm really pleased I stuck at it, I love the scheme!
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