Bombardier CRJ-900 1/144 scale model video build – Big Plane Kits – Air Canada


What’s up fellas In this video I am building Big Plane Kits Bombardier CRJ 900 Stay tuned. First let’s check what is inside the box. This is a multimedia kit with quite a lot of parts and very good surface details for 1/144th scale. The box contains two regular plastic sprues, one clear sprue for the fuselage, one photo etch fret and two sets of masks. The engine is mostly done in resin. The kit provides decals for two liveries American eagle and Air canada Big plane kits have some very interesting offerings… like the 1/72nd scale us air force T-34A and.. a 1/72 scale Boeing 737-800 You can find link to their site in the description. After this quick review let’s start building. This kit has a cockpit which is quite well detailed. Some clean up is needed here and there, Along with the cockpit there is a gearbay to put together.S As usual most of the tools and materials I use are linked in the description. The control collumns are super fine, I menaged to brake them a few times. Fortunately I was able to find the broken pieces and glue them back on. I am going to take advantage of the transparent fuselage and simulate randomly shut sunblinds. Also I will paint the side walls and the ceiling so I have to mask the windshield. The first paint layer is gray. This will also serve as the shades colour. The second layer I used was black but I should have used dark gray instead. This layer is supposed to simulate the dark appearande of the interior from outside. Now lets get back to the cockpit and paint some details on the seats… with highlights and shadows OK, I think that the seats look good, lets move on to the decals. There is one decal for the central console, one for the instrument panel and two decals behind the seats. Now it’s time to assemble the cockpit and the fuselage. The transparent fuselage have the advantage of incorporated windows… but on the other hand it is really hard to see how the joints are looking. This will lead to several primer applications and correction work later on. As I said the advantage is that the windows are molded in, and it’s especially convinient when there are masks in the kit. The cockpit windows are rather large so there is a chance that the cockpit will be somewhat visible. It is time to apply the first primer Lets deal with the seamlines First I inspected the joint and then I sanded it as smooth as posstble without altering the shape. A layer of Mr.Surfaces 500 should be sufficient for this seam. Whyle the surfacer is drying I am going to assemble a few parts. By the way, don’t forget to leave a like if you enjoy this video. The engine nacelles comes in plastic while the inlet and the nozzle are made of resin. After assembly I cleaned up the trailing edhe of the nacelle The assembly of the wing was not as good as I wanted so I had to fix it. First, to avoid loosing detail I deepened the panel lines. Next I leveled the joint with sandpaper. Then I applied Surfacer 500 in the gap. When the surfacer was dry I sanded both the fuselage and the wings. Probably there is some more filling and sanding in the futute but we will see if that’s the case later in the video. Moving on to the major assembly. I’ll build the model as far as I see it easy o paint. I will leave all small details like antennas gear bay doors and so on to be painted separately And I will attach them after the model is painted, decaled and polished. I will add a few Photo etched pieces but furst I sanded the fret applied a coat of Mr.metal primer. Officialy starting the painting process with a coat of Mr.Surfacer… A few coats actually, with some correction work in between. This is going to be a high gloss airplane and smooth layers are a must. Do you know that You can vote for a future build video? Visit the link on the pop out banner and find the survey… some cool kits to pick form. The wings I painted in light gray, which obviously is not very different from the primer. I left the wings to dry and decided to paint the engines and the tail. I mixed up Duraluminium and dark aluminium and applied the mix on the nozzles and on the rear tip of the fuselage. I did some more masking and will be applying Dark aluminium. Here is the result after spending 30 or so minutes on both engines. The gray on the wings is dry enoug to mask over it. I don’t know if it is me or the wide tamiya tape is garbage… I always have to seal the edges with masking liquid to prevent lifting Ok, now let’s paint the white on the fuselage. After the paint was dry enough I masked the upper fuselage… and using the kit masks I outlined the windshield. I failed to plan my masking correctly which led to… a lot of time lost in removing and re-applying tape. So a note for future reference… plan carefuly. Applying the black lower fuselage colour I also applied the base for… the polished aluminium on the wing leading edge. Best natural metal finishes can be obtained when the metalizer is…. applied in several thin coats. If you want to know more about natural metal finishes watch the tutorial from the pop out banner I have to say that this is a very beautiful airplane with awesome livery Now it is time to apply the decals. This is my first time working with Big Plane Kits decals but I have to say they perform very well. They are thin and conform very well. Despite having delicate appearance the decals are not falling apart on the contrary they held quite well all my manipulations. After I applied all the decals , it was time to seal them with a layer of clear gloss varnish. Obviously this will enchance the overall glossines of the model. from the pictures I found it looks like Air Canada keep their airplanes in immaculate condition…. or the reason may be that this livery is from 2018… share your oppinion in the comments. Removing the window masks revealed that my attempt to replicate the randomly positioned sunshades succeeded to some extent. All I have to do now is install the wheels, engines and other small bits and bobs. Unfortunately something happened with the footage and it I have no video of that step. Fortunately I have some pictures of the finished model, how cool is that 🙂 Make sure you watch more of my builds and give the thumbs up for this video. Thanks for watching and untill next time Happy modeling.

5 comments

  • The Model Guy

    Looks awesome! I think I'm biased though since it's a Canadian designed aircraft in Canadian colours.

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  • Kevin T

    One of the very few guys on YouTube who does airliner models the right way! ??

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  • another user

    Nicely done! Air Canada has quite the striking livery. Way better than the sparkling duck egg blue they used to have before.
    I find it easier to dry fit the wing halves and sand the inside of the lower part so it sits flush. That way there is no loss of any surface detail.

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  • Pan Am Fan747

    I have a Northwest Airlink CRJ900 in 1:100 Scale.

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  • Peri's Models

    Nice work my friend ?

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