Mun-Ruc-Din 1/200 B.727-100








Scott Van Aken


A very basic kit


One of the most produced and still most commonly seen airliners is the tri-jet 727. Built in rather large numbers, this was once probably the fasted airliners around, especially in the short/medium range market. with its fuselage based on the 707, as were many of the earlier Boeing jetliners, the 727 was quickly accepted by the many airlines that flew the plane. 

Though no longer being built, the 727 is still a very common sight at airports in the US and around the world.


Back about ten or fifteen years ago, I was heavily into airliners. I bought magazines, kits, decals, and postcards. When I finally sold off my postcard collection about ten years ago, there were well over 5,000 items in it! I had bought a very nice 1/200 Microscale sheet for 727s, however, I was stymied by the lack of a 727-100 on which to use them. I could have shortened the then-new Hasegawa Love Liner version, but wanted to save that kit for other sheets. 

While going through the ATP catalogue, I came across this ad for 1/200 727-100 kits by a company called Mun-Ruc-Din. No, that is not a made up name! Anyway, the kits were bagged and had no decals or instructions. I ordered several. What I got was what appears to be a one-time promotional kit. It is very simple. There are no wheel wells and only a transparency for the cockpit windows. However, most airline builders fill in the cockpit and cabin windows and use decals so that really isn't a problem. One thing that looks a bit odd is the fuselage itself; it appears to be a bit boxy and not the smooth curved side that is on the real aircraft. 

Aside from that, it is a -100 727, and the only one in 1/200 that I am aware of. I'm not sure if this kit is still available, but if so, and you want an early 727 in this scale, it is worth 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.