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Best Place To Buy Large Model Airliners?  
User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3224 posts, RR: 10
Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 10915 times:

Hi all,

I want to buy a friend of mine a really big model airliner for his birthday. I'm thinking
something like a Concord or a VC-10 maybe retro style, if not, maybe then a large
A380 or 777. I mean something really big and impressive that would need a big stand or maybe
even hung from a ceiling. (Yes my friend is a big Aerosexual!)

I don't mind what country I have to order it from as long as its safe to pay via Credit Card, but i'd really
like something special. Anybody have any ideas? Preferably one that can be ordered over the net?
Thanks guys!

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User currently onlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3719 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 10862 times:

Have you looked on Ebay? Thousands to choose from. A 1/72 Concorde would be about 1 meter long.

User currently onlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10648 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 10658 times:

This might be better, moved over to the Aviation Hobby forum.


"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlineCitationjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2468 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 10563 times:

If money is no object, Bader models...
http://www.badermodels.com/cgi-bin/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Concorde
http://www.badermodels.com/air_gallery.htm
Pricing:
http://www.badermodels.com/air_commercial.htm



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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1350 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10337 times:

Have a look at eztoys. You can filter searches to only 1:100 scale which, for a widebody aircraft, is pretty large. I bought a 1:200 model from them a few months back.
http://www.eztoys.com/airliners.html?scale=4

Happy shopping.



First to fly on the Boeing 787-9 with Air New Zealand and ZK-NZE; NZ103, AKL-SYD, 2014/08/09. I was 83rd to board.
User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9836 times:

Check out Atlantic-Models(dot)com in Miami, Florida. They have even done full-scale model nose sections of Boeing 737! But, I'm supposing you would be in the market for something in the 1:72 to 1:50 scale range. They do those, too. I have two 1:72 Lockheed Constellations from them and they are pretty nice. BTW, Bader models, as mentioned above, in Bahrain does museum-quality airliner models (in all scales, I think). regards...jack


all best; jack
User currently onlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 3013 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9789 times:

Quoting Citationjet (Reply 3):
Bader models...

Great stuff; I've got an IR 742 in 1:200 and it is fantastic.



The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlineLH707330 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 848 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9494 times:

If you're into kits, get the Welsh 1:72 VC10, that's a big kit! I built a Heller 707 in that scale recently, they're impressive...

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