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Jorge Justino Fernandes (Classic747)

Boeing 747SP TAP Transportes Aéreos Portugueses

For a very long time I had had the idea of making a B747SP in the old colors of the company TAP Air Portugal which never existed at TAP, it is an imaginair project for my collections,

I'm going to use the old Revell 1/144 scale kit here are some pictures of the transformation I started some time ago,

The cutting of the fuselage and the re-assembly followed by an adjustment with the file are finished, the second step was to putty all the fittings of the fuselage cut with Motip and Tamiya mastic,

The portholes have been resealed with plastic card followed by a thin layer of Tamiya mastic, the work of transforming the fuselage at this stage is not finished, it is still rough formwork.


29 | 4. May, 16:14
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Łukasz Gliński
Very interesting. The SP kits are hideously expensive, so that's a great tutorial 👍
4. May, 19:11
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Thanks Łukasz Gliński, the prices of the 747SP kits are way too expensive that is one of the reasons why I am starting to convert an old Revell kit.
4. May, 19:22
Łukasz Gliński
Could you elabprate a bit more on how you blended the fuselage and what changes are needed for wings, engines etc.? I'm willing to learn more 🙂
5. May, 19:14
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Hi, I add comments below the pictures to explain how I transform this kit,
The fuselage, once cut to be fitted, is glued I afterwards add pieces of plastic card to give the very particular shape of the SP
The rudder has been extended once the elevators with plastic card,
The engines are different especially the nacelle which holds the turbo it is necessary to modify them.

6. May, 10:04
Łukasz Gliński
Perfect! Thanks a lot 👍
6. May, 15:00
David Taylor
Seen one of these next to where I work taking off,bloomin huge.
6. May, 15:24
Bart Goesaert
great looking conversion. It sure looks strange such a shortened 747...
7. May, 12:55
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Thanks Bart Goesaert, Yes when shortened it looks like a cartoon airplane.
7. May, 13:02
Nathan Dempsey
Your engine nacelles look great.
10. May, 14:49
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Thank you very much Nathan Dempsey for your compliment, it's nice,
A lot of time it took to improve this good old JT9D Pratt & Whitney.
10. May, 15:57
Łukasz Gliński
The engine pods are awesome 👍
10. May, 20:22
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Thank you very much Łukasz Gliński 🙂👍
11. May, 07:18
Paulo Fonseca
Excelentes metalizados 🙂
12. May, 22:22
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Obrigado Paulo 🙂👍
13. May, 07:48
Robert Podkoński
Fantastic work so far - I am especially impressed with your reconstruction of the engine pods and the dorsal "hump" just in front of the vertical stabiliser (frankly, I have not noticed it before your built... but there it is🙂
18. May, 17:14
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Thanks Robert, Yes a lot of work it took to improve the Revell engines which were at my best quality,
I hope to be able to finish this B747SP despite the difficulties encountered,
There is still a lot of work to do, for example the landing gear and the decals,
18. May, 18:49
Nathan Dempsey
Looking great! Your white looks shiny & perfect.
18. May, 23:28
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Thanks Nathan Dempsey 🙂👍
19. May, 08:54
David Taylor
Looks better and should be stronger.
5. June, 18:02
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Yes David with this integral transformation normally it should be much more solid 👍
11. June, 07:55
Robert Podkoński
Perfect paintjob. I deeply admire your skills Jorge!
14. June, 16:52
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Thank you very much Robert I appreciate 👍
This paints was not easy to do a lot of work to come up with something that resembles
The TAP Air Portugal color of the time.
14. June, 18:21
David Taylor
Stunning paint job.
14. June, 19:40
Nathan Dempsey
Coming together very nicely. It looks better with each upload. Your paint work is superb too 😁.
14. June, 21:14
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Thank you very much guys David and Nathan 👍
15. June, 06:10
Robert Podkoński
You are bringing it to life with decals, Jorge. Looking better and better 🙂
4. July, 15:03
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Thank you very much Robert yes I agree with the decals it completely changes the plane it comes to life.
4. July, 15:09
Rui S
Belo trabalho 👍
Este traz-me uma bela memória, da primeira tempestade nocturna vista de cima, quando vim de Moçambique com 8 anos sozinho, entregue às belas e simpáticas hospedeiras da TAP e muitas horas sem dormir, só a apreciar (a razão da viagem é que não foi a melhor, mas isso é outra história).
Aguardando os gigantes reactores e finalização.
4. July, 15:19
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Muito obrigado Rui 👍
A linha Lisboa Moçambique no 747 um destino regular na altura, obrigado pela paratégua da vossa viagem 🙂👍
4. July, 18:11
Rui S
Julgo que foi dos primeiros voos que os 747 fizeram entre LOURENÇO MARQUES E LISBOA EM BOEING 747, JUNHO DE 1973, antes era o 707 a fazer o serviço, outro belo avião.
4. July, 19:51
David Taylor
Looking better and better.
5. July, 14:13
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Sim confirmo Rui avião muito bonito o 707👍
Thanks David 👍
6. July, 19:10
Robert Podkoński
Looks like you are on approach, Jorge 😉 We are all waiting for final result.
14. July, 18:27
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Thank you Robert yes I can't wait to finish is to see the final result 🙂👍
14. July, 18:32
David Taylor
Getting close.
19. July, 16:35
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Yes David, it's soon the end of this very long edit 🙂
20. July, 15:43
Łukasz Gliński
Can't stop lurking here on the daily basis 🙂
21. July, 07:42
Jorge Justino Fernandes
I'm glad you like my model, it will be finished soon Thank you Łukasz 🙂👍
21. July, 17:26
Mark K
Another beauty!
21. July, 18:57
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Thank you so much Mark K 🙂👍
22. July, 16:54
22. July, 17:13
Jorge Justino Fernandes
Thanks, Merci beaucoup Laurent 🙂👍
22. July, 17:17


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