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Some Gripes About 1:400 Models  
User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1689 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6178 times:

There have been some things bugging me about 1:400 scale models.

1. Why is it that you can't get Launch aircraft such as AirTran 717, and Condor 757-300

2. Gemini Jets sells aircraft that have post holes for stands. But you have to buy the stands, and they are very hard to find. And NEVER fit is always too loose or too tight.

3.Herpa,Dragon,and GJ put out lists of what is comeing out soon, and then I see something I have never heard of being made I.E. SouthWest 737-700 or Continental/Alitalla DC-10-30.

4. This is the one that really gets me mad.
No one makes RJs!!! you can get them in 1:500 and there so small you can lose onr under your fingernail.

I'll have more later..... Lets here yours!!!!!!

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User currently offlineElal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6096 times:

i seen the continental/alitalia dc-10 in 1.400 scale at the skyjets400 store in LOS angeles few months ago..

one thing about 1/400 models,
my gemini jets national air 757 looks awsome, while my sun country new colors 737-800 isnt so well.....!!

canadian chicks r great!
fly LY777s
elal106  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 23 hours ago) and read 6095 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.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineAlphie747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6077 times:


I agree on the National 757. That's one of the best looking models I have...

User currently offlineCO777-200ER From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 342 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6068 times:

I love my gemini jets Delta 777 NEW COLORS
It looks great I think.

User currently offlineLa-Center From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 6054 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.


User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1689 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 12 months ago) and read 6045 times:

Thanks La-Center

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6028 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.

User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6030 times:

If you collect 1/400 scale models, then Dragon Wings already has a model of Impulse B717 with the cockatoo livery avalible.

Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
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