Boeing 737-800 Civil Airliner, Zvezda 1/144 (available in English)

Autor: Rade Marjanović

June 12th, 2017

Tekst i foto: Predrag Stamenković

Ruski proizvođač plastičnih maketa  Zvezda , izbacila je na tržište još jedan model putničkog aviona –lajnera.

Ovog puta radi se o novoj generaciji aviona iz familije Boeing.

U pitanju je Boeing 737-800. Ovo je nastavak sjajne serije Zvezde kada su u pitanju putnički avioni. Vec prepoznatljiv kvalitet  sive plastike sa filigranskim detaljima nagoveštava odličnu maketu i uživanje pri sastavljanju. U tvrdoj kartonskoj kutiji, nalazi se preko 100 delova  na 4 rama, plus providni delovi. Dekali su kvalitetni i osetljivi, tako da se mora voditi računa, odnosno nema puno nameštanja kada jednom legne dekal na plastiku. Sastavnica je jasna i pregledna, sve je lepo nacrtano i opisano.

Ono što je zanimljivo, više istorijski, a to je šema farbanja i označavanja same makete. Naravno u sastavnici ne postoji nikakvo objašnjenje o čemu se radi,  što je inače  zamerka koju imam na Zvezdine makete. Malo sam proguglao u potrazi za kompanijom Utair koja je data u šemi označavanja. Priča je interesantna i počinje davne 1967. godine. Obavezno pronaći i pročitati. Boje su standardno date po Humbrolu i Zvezdi. U kutiji se nalazi i stalak tako da je moguće uraditi i maketu sa uvučenim točkovima. Sve u svemu odlična maketa lajnera za sve ljubitelje putničke avijacije.

Preporučujem. Zahvaljujem se Zvezdi na ustupljenoj maketi.

Text and photo: Predrag Stamenković

Russian company Zvezda has published another model of passenger airplane – liner. This time it is the latest generation of Boeing family. The model is that of Boeing 737-800. This is the continuation of excellent series of liners by Zvezda. The well-known quality plastics with filigree detail indicate excellent model and enjoyment during assembly. In hard cardboard box there are four trees with over 100 parts as well as the transparent ones. Decal sheet is of good quality and highly sensitive so there is the need for cation when placing them, as the big adjustments are not advisable after placing decals on plastic. The instruction sheet is clear and simple, with nice and clear drawings of assembly process.

What is interesting, more of historically, is the paint scheme and markings on the model itself. Of course, in the instruction sheet there is no explanation whatsoever, which is the minus for the Zvezda models for me. I used Google to find out what is it all about with the UtAir company and it has interesting history, that dates back all the way to 1967. It is a recommended read. The paints are given in standard Humbrol and Zvezda paint palette. There is also a stand in the box, so one can build a model with wheels inside wheel bays. All things given, this is an excellent model of liner for all fans of this type of models. Highly recommended. I would like to thank Zvezda for providing a model for review.