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Unread July 12th, 2009, 06:05 PM
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Default How about an airliner: 737-200 conversion

Hi all,

In my quest to build a 737-200 that's better than the oooooold Airfix kit, and more affordable than Authentic Airliners' very nice resin one, I've chopped up a Daco 737-300 and backdated it to a -200. I used some engines from Authentic Airliners and some nosewheels from Airfix, then did all of the other modding myself. I still need to add the gear, antennae, and such.
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Today:



Here's what the unmodified 737-300 kit looks like:


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Ooooh - that looks good. Have the same plans one day, so thank you for the inspiration.

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Very nice Ben. While your Piedmont 300 is one of my favorite builds of the Skyline 300 posted online, this conversion looks great.

Any pics from the front or above of the modified engine pylons?
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Hi Ben:

Really Nice work!!!! Check your in box...

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Thanks, guys! I'll post some pics of my attempts to backdate the engine pylons later. Basically, I just cut them down so the sides were straight for the length of the pylon. I never did find any really good pics of them, so I had to go the TLAR route.

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Very nice work Ben - I always hoped someone would do a nice 200, but the odds are probably against it...
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What's wrong with the pylons? I thought the Accurate Airliners engines were accurate, or are they only correctly representing the 737-200 Advanced?

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Yes, they're for the Advanced. It's a relatively easy mod to make with a Dremel and sanding stick, but it took me a while to get up the courage to go chopping on those expensive engines!

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