PC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2336 posts, RR: 5 Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8920 times:
I'm gonna be "that guy" for a second. I'm kinda surprised a model that big doesn't have more intricate detail. There are details yes, and inpressive they are. Guess it's just one of those "I'm just sayin" deals.
But I hear ya Braniff, it would be sweet to have.
Just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talkin'!
Skydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 911 posts, RR: 10 Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8836 times:
Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 2): I'm gonna be "that guy" for a second. I'm kinda surprised a model that big doesn't have more intricate detail. There are details yes, and inpressive they are. Guess it's just one of those "I'm just sayin" deals.
It seems the larger the models get, the less exterior details there are. I have two Westway 1/72 B-747 cutaway models, and they are quite detailed with control surface lines scribed in the wings and tail fin, and even transparent cockpit windows and side view to see the interior details of the cockpit seats, panel, center console etc. But the 1/40 B-747-400 in this auction, the cockpit is not shown at all, even from the side of the upper deck cutaway.
Some of the companies go overboard on details though. Another cutaway model I've got, a 1/25 B-767 has interior lighting, and the lavs have mirrors, the carpet and seats are cloth, the movie screens at the front of each cabin have scenes on them. Even though it is over 6 feet long, the wings and tail have control surface lines, but no fine details like panel seams, rivets etc. I guess if someone had the time to custom detail it...
Skydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 911 posts, RR: 10 Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8296 times:
Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 12):
I'm sure shipping was expensive too... Oh well. Maybe one day I'll be able to have one.
Be patient You never know when you will come across these... eBay, swap meet, even a craigslist listing!
These B-747-400 models were the property of Boeing, and that will raise the prices, because the crates are stenciled accordingly. The same models without crates or specific previous owner history will often be less than half those prices.