Sheet #

Rareliners  for 1/144 Airfix B.737-200




Air Guinee

Review By:

Scott Van Aken


I believe the sheet is oop


The Boeing 737 is one of the longest running short/medium range haulers around. It is no surprise that when the -200 version came out that it would be kitted. The first and really only viable -200 in 1/144 scale is the one from Airfix. Typical of airliner kits, just the scheme that comes in the box is insufficient so there are truly a plethora of available schemes for this workhorse.

This particular one is from the now defunct company Rareliners (at least, I think it is defunct!). This one is for Air Guinee. Typically these countries do not have a lot of paved runways and gravel or dirt strips are not uncommon. To prevent airframe and engine damage a package is added to the aircraft. This consists of a gravel deflector for the nosewheel and a vortex dissipator in front of the engines to prevent stuff from being sucked in. While the sheet doesn't provide these items, it does give a very good set of diagrams and instructions on how to make these additions. At one time the sheet had a post card with it, but that has disappeared over the years. 

It is a striking livery and one that is recommended if you can find it.

Review copy courtesy of me and my wallet!! If any of you manufacturers or shop owners want to send products for review and building, please contact me.