1/72 Heller 707-320C/KC-137

Gallery Article by Tadeu Pinto Mendes

 

This is a kit of Boeing 707-320C from Heller being a model of great size but that doesn't need of larger modifications.  In this case I did a FAB - Força Aérea Brasileira (Brazilian Air Force) KC-137 that is used for refuelling the F-5E and A-1 Fighters.  I painted the whole plane Light grey of Air Superiority with attack boards in Aluminum.

 

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The windows were painted semi-opaque Black for larger prominence being the same in whole the model.

I chamfered the wheels to give the look of weight to the airplane and I weathered several parts  under the wings close to the turbines. I also had to add weight in the nose of the model so that it would not be a tail dragger.  In the wing root joint with the fuselage needed much effort to get this joint looking good.  But with persistence and a dedication I managed to do a beautiful model.

Tadeu Pinto Mendes

      

Photos and text © by Tadeu Pinto Mendes