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Old 05-18-2020, 07:02 AM
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1:144 Austrian Arrows CRJ 200 - Skyline

Hello all,

I took a bit of another sabbatical from modelling, and I decided I wanted to work on something big and flashy (more news on that later). However, I need some practice, so I pulled out one of Skyline's excellent kits out of the stash, scaled it down a bit, and started cutting...

I'm quickly realising I need to invest in some slightly thinner paper for these small, but not too small birds. The normal card I use is simply too thick.
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What weight card are you using? I find 65lb to be about right for 1/144.
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Old 05-18-2020, 07:16 AM
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What weight card are you using? I find 65lb to be about right for 1/144.
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking of getting. Currently using 120lb cover stock, which is genuinely getting hard to use for these small things.
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Got some more work done. Gonna spend the next little bit designing a little cargo hold, as the smaller Skyline models never came with one and I though it might be a cool tidbit to add.
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You're doing a nice job so far! I did a CRJ-200 too in 1/144 scale and it was one of the hardest builds I've ever done. Nice to see you back modeling too!
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Josh, thanks for the kind words. I was about to say that the model had been a complete breeze but I almost spoke too soon. Getting the wingbox to fit at this scale with this thickness of paper took some surgery, and it barely fits. Here's a pic of most of the fuselage done.

At the end of the day though, this is just a "sharpen up skills" project more than anything else.
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