Airways45 From United Kingdom, joined May 2000, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 16836 times:
I have got them from many different places, direct from the airlines, on ebay, from the manufacturers of the models. I also pick them up at enthusiast events like the Luton, Gatwick or Heathrow shows...
In the UK there are a few good places. East Midlands Airport has a shop which sells mostly second hand models, www.aviationstore.co.uk has some though both of the above can be pricey! The other good place is http://aviationmodels-online.com/ I've got a few from here too!
Only problem is funds! It can be quite expensive. My favourite at the moment (this changes) is a 1/100th scale bmi A330 made by Space Models in London, but then thinking about it I also like my 1/72nd RJ100 in BA Union Flag colours - also space. Now, you've got me thinking...
Vimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1531 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 16415 times:
I have six models 1:50 and another 6, 1:100
1:50 is as follows: 3 X DC10-30, 1 X B747-100, 1 X A300B4, 1 X B707-320 all from LH
1:100 is as follows: 1 X B747-400 / UA, 1 X B747-400 / CA, 1 X DC10-30 / SK (pre 1983 c/s), 2 X DC10-30 / LH (old c/s), 1 X F27 / IC. Besides these I have over 290 models ranging from 1:600 - 1:200.
Storage - is a good question. I have had to vacate the ground floor of my home of its tenants in order to fit in all my models. However the situation has since improved as I have now spread my model collection between three locations - CCU / DEL and my home village in coastal Kerala.
Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai
Concord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 16092 times:
I have about 55 1/100th (and larger) models and have most of them displayed. I have a library and a large sitting room that were originally intended for books, but I have models everywhere! Some of my more unusual models are: