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1:72 Lockheed Constellation
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2009 - 10:34 PM UTC


Matthew Quiroz tackles Heller's kit of that archetypal postwar airliner - the Connie.

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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 02:58 AM UTC
How cool. Just posted a week ago and already almost 1000 reads/views. Thanks all. "Q"
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 04:25 AM UTC
I have never met anybody who did not like the Connie - and your build is superb as well.

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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 09:27 AM UTC

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How cool. Just posted a week ago and already almost 1000 reads/views. Thanks all. "Q"



Hi Matthew

Apart from your Connie being a particularly fine build, the viewing total also shows there's a real interest and demand for civil subjects on Aeroscale. It's certainly an area I'd like to see get more coverage.

Keep 'em coming! All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 10:51 AM UTC
Hey Matthew, just wanted to say great build. The Constellation is a beautiful bird and it is nice to see more civil stuff on here. I know I have said that before but just wanted to say it again. I have the same kit, it comes in Pan Am markings though I think. Great job. Russell
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 08:32 PM UTC
Nice build Matthew, beautiful looking aircraft.

A short while ago I built the Super Connie in Qantas colours for a friend of mine, I am now in the process of building the L-749 Constellation, again in the Qantas Empire Airways scheme and also for the same friend (he worked on these aircraft way back in his younger days).

I'm very lucky to have access to a full size flying Super Connie only 15 minutes drive from my place. She has been fully restored back to the Qantas scheme and attends most of the airshows around the area. Looks absolutely beautiful in the air, especially when she comes in for a low high speed pass.

Thanks for the tips you have given during your build, they will be most helpful.

Cheers

Des.


Current projects;

Roden 1/32 de-Havilland DH-2
Wingnuts 1/32 Junkers J.1
Wingnuts 1/32 Bristol F.2b
and for my mate an L-749 Constellation from Heller
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 01:02 AM UTC
Great build, Matthew! The finish is great especially on the metallic surfaces. Just the right shine and "feel" to it.

Thanks for sharing
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2009 - 12:10 AM UTC
Wow, it looks fantastic.