Dragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3986 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4041 times:
Dragon Wings has the B717 model (Hawaiian and Impulse) maybe a Airtran model will be coming out soon. And on the Dragon Wings web site they listed there that both Southwest B737 models and the Continental/Alitalia DC-10 would be avalible. Finally, maybe one of the 1/400 scale model makers are working on a RJ model.
La-Center From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4000 times:
Here are some answers. Hope this helps.
1. Dragon has B717 mold, so we should expect moe 717 models coming down the line. As for 757-300, there are only a few airlines flying this type of aircraft, unfortunately, we are not likely to see it as these companies are in the business to make money. In order to recover the cost of making a mold they are will make a mold and models that can recover cost quickly.
2. As for the stand, I suggest you contact Geminijets direct and explain the situation. I am certain they will give you a good explaination.
3. At both Dragon & GJ's website they give you a preview of what's coming in the next 30 days. They choose the policy not to make a promise they can not keep. Furthermore, DW and GJ are in competition, so to limit the chance of making duplicate models the new releases are kept hushed till about 3 or 4 weeks before the models are available to retails.
4. 1:400 scale models are relatively new in the market where 1:500 scale have been in business for over 10 years. Give them time, I am sure RJ will be in the 1:400 scale lineup in the future.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3974 times:
I've been waiting for an AirTran 717 myself, but what the thing about airliner models is that the airlines themselves have a say in models painted in their livery. Some airlines don't license their livery to too many airliner model companies. And in AirTran's case, it may be a simple thing as trying to get the paint to match, that dark teal is a little tricky to mix up right; I've seen the shade vary both light and dark on some of Long Prosper's AirTran DC-9 models, and the only AirTran model that I've seen that gets the teal almost perfect was on a 1:100 scale model of a 737-200 (manufactor unknown, and I wasn't about to pay $200 for it either). But I'll be definitely getting the Impulse 717 model when it comes out next month, especially since Impulse has been integrated into QantasLink, and the Flying Cockatoo is no more.