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User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5591 times:

Recently a friend of mine flew to London on Virgin Atlantic, on which he purchased a die-cast model of a VA 747-400 duty free right there on the flight. It got me thinking, is there a site that has models like that for sale? Or might someone know how I can get models from airlines like Virgin Atlantic and Continental? I got a 757-200 model in Continental colors, though I signed up for a credit card to get it, but I really like the weight and coloring of this Virgin Atlantic 747-400. Has "IXO" stamped underneath.

Another cool thing was that the model had a tail number and I was able to show him the actual aircraft on Airliners.net

G-VFAB

Thanks,

James



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
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User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2441 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5546 times:

http://www.wings900.com
http://www.diecastaircraft.com


User currently offlineBa777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 673 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5558 times:

IXO models only makes models for Virgin, but most models made from metal are made by one of two brands: Dragon Wings (http://www.dragon-models.com/html/wingsf.htm) or Gemini Jets (http://www.geminijets.com) These are called 1:400 scale aircraft models. But there are also 1:500 scale models which are smaller and have less details, but also cost less. The brands that make 1:500 scale aircraft are Herpa (http://www.herpa.de) and Star Jets (http://www.starjets.com) If you are interested I have a small website about 1:400 scale aircraft (http://www.geocities.com/dragonwings_geminijets/index2) which will soon have a section regarding the basics of model collecting. If you would like me to let you know when that section on my website is open please email me. (My email address is in my profile)

Hope this helps,
ba777-236 Smile



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User currently offlineNight Hawk From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5527 times:

You can also try http://www.airplaneshop.com. They have a pretty good range of diecast and plastic model kits

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5482 times:

If you want diecast models then you need to go for GEMINI JETS in 1:400 scale or STARJETS/HERPA in 1:500 scale.

Dragon Wings have plastic Wings so they are not Die-cast.


User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5468 times:

Hkgspotter1,
Thanks for the info, I have found quite a few on ebay, I prefer the 1/400 scale. Will keep that in mind.

James.



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineCO 757 200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5443 times:

Funny, I just found a shop Friday night in a suburb of St. Louis, and bought a die cast Corgi BOAC 707,about a foot long, but it was NOT cheap! ($75.00). Sorry for the upper case not, but I had to emphasize that it was expensive! The shop was called something like Smilies,and it was at Westport Plaza. They also had plenty more as well,civil and military

User currently offlineBa777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 673 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5442 times:

The Dragon Wings fuselage is die-cast metal. The rest of the plane is plastic (which I think helps the wings look more detailed)


I like British Airways! I'm not sure why, but I do! ;-)
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