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    Home Made 737 MIP Update

    I was asked by a member to make a 737 MIP, and had many sets left over after getting 4 MIPs out of a sheet of 8 x 4 mdf from the CNC machine, infact I sold 2 sets! So I decided to make a 737 MIP for my self just for the heck of it! (no, im not building a 737 sim, couldnt afford one in my wildest dreams).

    To be honest so far, it really isn't hard or expensive to make an MIP from MDF. The paint was the most expensive with a can of Belton RAL 7011 costing 18.50 delivered! (But it is the right colour and not a substitute). I have just bought 2 Dzus panels and an autobrake panel from Gez from his site, so now awaiting that!

    Got some lovely tinted acrylic in mind to fill the bezels which can be bough very cheaply.

    Next step, priming the panels, then sanding, then 2 coats of RAL paint!

    Coming along....cheaply, but looking alrite!

    The only thing I have made which is not cnc'ed were the three standby instruments bezels which I made from a scrap piece of mdf!

    My inspiration for this project was Gwyns original MIP back in the day, were he routed grooves into his MIP to give the effect of multiple panels, I just decided to go with individual panels mouted on a backer to hold in place....quite effective!

    Pics here: (click to enlarge)







    All the best!

    Edit: If anyone has a pair of clock bezels,please let me know (or if you can cut a pair of pezels) Cheers
    Last edited by AlexJ; 04-29-2011 at 09:33 AM.
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    Re: Home Made 737 MIP Update

    Hello Alex -
    Thanks again for sending me the MIP. Looks great! What are you using for the bezels on it? I am assuming it is the same MIP you sent to me.

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    Re: Home Made 737 MIP Update

    Hi Alex,
    looking good. Drop me a line with a drawing and i'll run you off a couple on my cnc.
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    Re: Home Made 737 MIP Update

    Hi Steve Thanks for compliments.....

    Ps I havent forgotten about your sim badges, I had lost them but now found them, in the post asap!
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    Re: Home Made 737 MIP Update

    Just a quick update!

    I have now spray painted the MIP Boeing Grey 7011





    Got the tinted acrylic cut to order, on its way

    I have made some dummy lower dzus panels for left and right, got the GLB panels on order including the Autobrake Panel from GLB!
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    Re: Home Made 737 MIP Update

    Hey is it posible to you can make a mip to me? how muck cost it then?

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    Re: Home Made 737 MIP Update

    Very nice.
    I like (good) homemade stuff!