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.
Very interesting. The SP kits are hideously expensive, so that's a great tutorial 👍
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.
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 🙂
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.
Perfect! Thanks a lot 👍
Seen one of these next to where I work taking off,bloomin huge.
great looking conversion. It sure looks strange such a shortened 747...
Thanks Bart Goesaert, Yes when shortened it looks like a cartoon airplane.
Your engine nacelles look great.
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.
The engine pods are awesome 👍
Thank you very much Łukasz Gliński 🙂👍
Excelentes metalizados 🙂
Obrigado Paulo 🙂👍
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🙂
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,
Looking great! Your white looks shiny & perfect.
Thanks Nathan Dempsey 🙂👍
Looks better and should be stronger.
Yes David with this integral transformation normally it should be much more solid 👍
Perfect paintjob. I deeply admire your skills Jorge!
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.
Stunning paint job.
Coming together very nicely. It looks better with each upload. Your paint work is superb too 😁.
Thank you very much guys David and Nathan 👍
You are bringing it to life with decals, Jorge. Looking better and better 🙂
Thank you very much Robert yes I agree with the decals it completely changes the plane it comes to life.
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.
Muito obrigado Rui 👍
A linha Lisboa Moçambique no 747 um destino regular na altura, obrigado pela paratégua da vossa viagem 🙂👍
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.
Looking better and better.
Sim confirmo Rui avião muito bonito o 707👍
Thanks David 👍
Looks like you are on approach, Jorge 😉 We are all waiting for final result.
Thank you Robert yes I can't wait to finish is to see the final result 🙂👍
Yes David, it's soon the end of this very long edit 🙂
Can't stop lurking here on the daily basis 🙂
I'm glad you like my model, it will be finished soon Thank you Łukasz 🙂👍
Thank you so much Mark K 🙂👍
Thanks, Merci beaucoup Laurent 🙂👍