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Lockheed L 1049 Constellation 1/72 Heller, with lights

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A so nice plane! I decided to add lights and interior, it's a special version: the " Parisian Special" fly" joined N.Y. - Paris by Air France airlines.

The kit is the 1/72 scale from Heller.

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very simple scratch interior, after closed, just a little could be seen!

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I'm working on the earlier, the L-749

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Very nice. Not many passenger planes more beautiful than a "Connie". Very nice build.

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Wow,, looks cool with the lights.nice job on the interior..

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How did you light the interior? Fiber optics or regular bulbs?

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How did you light the interior? Fiber optics or regular bulbs?

no it's leds, white for interior, red and green for wings. it work with phone battery charger.

I started the L-749 team cabin:

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Beautiful work, love the lighting. Would that be the same as the Super G Constellation?

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Gorgeous.

G

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Very nice. I've always been in love with Connies, think they're some of the most beautiful machines ever built. Fine looking model.

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Beautiful work, love the lighting. Would that be the same as the Super G Constellation?

only the team cabin. I project a diorama in biriefing situation before a night fly with team door open. Doesn't decided the livery yet, perhaps Eastern Airways... very nice colors!

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Thanks Bill and Wayne!

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A so nice plane! I decided to add lights and interior, it's a special version: the " Parisian Special" fly" joined N.Y. - Paris by Air France airlines. the most luxurious and expensive fly on this airlplane, with private cabins, and saloon.

just to precise it's not the usual interior setting.

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Very nice. Not many passenger planes more beautiful than a "Connie". Very nice build.

I agree completely ! A beautiful model of a beautiful airplane !

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Back in the summer of 1992, I had the chance to walk through the "Save A Connie" 1049, at the Mt Comfort IN Air Show. Amazing how big the interior is on that airplane--I can see why the Lockheed Constellations were called "The first wide-body airliners". Much roomier than even the DC7C.

Beautiful model too!

Art

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thanks Art

others views of the L 749 WIP:

two leds in the team cabin:

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and now it's closed!

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Francois,

If you're still paying attention, would you sharing some info about how the Heller kit is to build?

Is it accurate and do parts fit well or need much sanding and filling?

Did you rescribe panel lines after removing raised lines and details?

I ask because Fisher now offers resin correction sets for this kit and I'm very interested. But there are very few available on ebay and are expensive and so are the Fisher sets.

Any info you share is appreciated.

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Impressive!

Scott

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Great scale and model, love the LED lights also. Take care with your second project!

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