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User currently offlineBenThePlaneHen From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

Hello,
Why does GeminiJets make such bad quality plane models?
The paint comes off and the landing gear break and the wheels get lost.
I have an American Airlines B757 from GeminiJets and when I got it the tail was overweight the front part of the fuselage so the front landing gear did not touch the ground.
Also I bought a JAL B747-400 from GeminiJets and the wings were not properly attached and the engines kept falling off.
Is it just my bad luck or does GeminiJets really suck?

Did anyone else have a bad expirience with GeminiJets?
Ben

[Edited 2006-02-08 21:19:55]


A Good Landing Is A Landing You Can Walk Away From, But A Great Landing Is A Landing When They Can Use The Plane Again..
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User currently offlineGEEZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3906 times:

Quoting BenThePlaneHen (Thread starter):
Why does GeminiJets make such bad quality plane models?
The paint comes off and the landing gear break and the wheels get lost.

I have 7 Gemini Jets, some of which I have had for a couple of years, and they are still in perfect condition, since the day I bought them.

Maybe you should take more care of them! They are not toys!  drunk 


User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3292 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

Well, while I've never known this to happen with any of the GeminiJets that I have had the pleasure to purchase, have you ever considered that maybe they were knock-offs that you assumed were GeminiJets? Some models by these companies are of terrible quality.

If not, which I think is unlikely, then I'd just say to take better care of them. I still have a Branniff 747SP from five years ago, and she looks just as pristine as ever.



User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3894 times:

over 50 planes, from wich mostly are geminijets.If you don't take care of them properly they wont last you.they don't suck.You suck on keeping them, kid.
BTW, if you want to ''fix'' the gear to make it more reallistic or to secure it,try doing it over a plate.Works for me....

 banghead   Yeah sure

Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

I only have two Geminijets, a 767 and MD-11 I got for free as rewards for perfect attendance at UPS. I have had them for 2-3 years now and have never had any problems with them. They are displayed and in perfect condition. IMHO they are THE best die-cast model airliners out there today.


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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3859 times:

No problems at all, although one does have a tendancy to be back-heavy, but the other countless number never had any problems. To me they're the best die-cast models out there!

Sam Smile



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3847 times:

I only buy Gemini, wont find a better model out there!

What do you do with these models? Throw them to try make them fly? Cant see bits falling off and paint falling off if they just sit on a shelf!

Glenn



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User currently offlineFlyingKangaroo From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

I have 17 GeminiJets, and in my opinion they are THE best models, apart from the Herpa special edition ones. Only once have I recieved a 744 model with a broken landing gear, but a little glue easily fixed it.

Take care of the models, and they will last a long time. And remember, if you got these models sent to you, they may of been damaged in the post.

flyingKangaroo



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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3806 times:

Ive collected Dragon Wings, Gemini Jets and Herpa (all 1:400), and I have to say that I consider GJ to be the poorer quality of the three.

Looking at a GJ BA 777 and a DW JAL 777, the GJ one just looks lower quality, the engine detail is too shiny among other things - it actually looks as plasticky as they could possibly make it. I certainly prefer DW.

The GJ Easyjet 737 also has balance issues, the two I have of them regularly end up on their tails, the slightest touch sets them off.

The GJ Concorde is one of their better models tho.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2370 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

I have an Air Canada A320 1/500 Herpa model and it sucks! It doesnt look like a real airbus at all, and it doesnt have those airbus cockpit windows. The wheels are huge plastic wheels. Way too big compared to the rest of the aircraft

User currently offlineORDagent From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days ago) and read 3785 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 9):

[quote=AirPacific747,reply=9]have an Air Canada A320 1/500 Herpa model and it sucks! It doesnt look like a real airbus at all, and it doesnt have those airbus cockpit windows. The wheels are huge plastic wheels. Way too big compared to the rest of the aircraft[/quote

You have the previous generation of herpa 1:500. Herpa redesigned all the 1:500 molds with scale landing gear and better lines overall. They have really improved the lines in response to GJ etc. I try to only collect 1:500 due to space limitations in my home. All the recent competion has made for better quality on the market overall.


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3777 times:

I like Dragon wings, the wheels are removeable. I am starting to admire the redesigned Herpa jets with the better wheels, but of course I stay way from any DC-10/MD-11 HERPA or the Tristar HERPA, they just cant get em right.


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User currently offlineAirEuropeUK733 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 976 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

I have no problems with mine - although I only started back in November last year I have 6 and have had no problems whatsoever - very impressed by them and their detail.

AE733



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2370 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

Quoting ORDagent (Reply 10):

You have the previous generation of herpa 1:500. Herpa redesigned all the 1:500 molds with scale landing gear and better lines overall. They have really improved the lines in response to GJ etc. I try to only collect 1:500 due to space limitations in my home. All the recent competion has made for better quality on the market overall.

Yes, it must be the old generation, but I bought it just a few months ago.


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Quoting AirEuropeUK733 (Reply 12):
I have no problems with mine - although I only started back in November last year I have 6 and have had no problems whatsoever - very impressed by them and their detail.

Watch out, it soon gets away from you! I switched from 1:200 to 1:400 around Jan 05, and to date I have ... (quickly counted) 80 models.


User currently offlineIRelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

I have probably a good 60 1:400 models, mostly GeminiJets with a smattering of Dragon Wings and Aeroclassics. The Geminis are definately the most durable of the whole lot.

-IR


User currently offlineBenThePlaneHen From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

I take really good care of my models and when I got the American Airlines B757 and the JAL B747 I took them out of the box and they were already broken. It is not my fault that when I take an airplane out of it's box it is broken.
Ben



A Good Landing Is A Landing You Can Walk Away From, But A Great Landing Is A Landing When They Can Use The Plane Again..
User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3703 times:

So then send them back to the retailer.I did it twice.Ask Kevin from BUCHair NY if he likes me.... Wink


Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3292 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3700 times:

Quoting BenThePlaneHen (Reply 16):
I take really good care of my models and when I got the American Airlines B757 and the JAL B747 I took them out of the box and they were already broken. It is not my fault that when I take an airplane out of it's box it is broken.

Well, that's a different matter entirely. In that case, I'd report it to the shipping company. That's not really GeminiJets' fault if the aircraft are damaged during shipping, BTW.



User currently offlineBenThePlaneHen From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3693 times:

Well, actually I bought the models at a store they were not sent to me...


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User currently offlineFlyingKangaroo From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

Quoting BenThePlaneHen (Reply 19):
Well, actually I bought the models at a store they were not sent to me...

So then when the products were supplied to the retailer they were probably damaged. Take it back to the store perhaps?

flyingKangaroo



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User currently offlineORDagent From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 3647 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 13):
Yes, it must be the old generation, but I bought it just a few months ago.

I just bought one on Ebay as I have been looking for it for some time. It is the US govt. 757 that is painted in Airforce1 livery. Like other manufacturers the limited runs tend to stay around until they sell out.

I have had the best luck with PeeWeeair on Ebay. Great service and selection. BuChair is also a great Ebay retailer.


User currently offline747LUVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3622 times:

I have several Gemini Jet models, as well as Herpa and Dragon, but Gemini's are the best in my opinion. Take better care of your'toys' and they'll be just fine. Mine are new as the day i've bought them, as are many other posters here. so, this should answer your question.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7082 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

I have a couple. Had them for a few years and they are fine. Still in good condition.

User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 6):
I only buy Gemini, wont find a better model out there!

I really like Phoenix models too. IMHO even better than GJ. But agreed, GJ makes fantastic models.

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 8):
ve collected Dragon Wings, Gemini Jets and Herpa (all 1:400), and I have to say that I consider GJ to be the poorer quality of the three.

I have a couple of Herpa 1:400, Air Jamaica a343 and Asiana 744 and Qatar a306, and I avoid Herpa 1:400 like a plague now. Bad quality wheels, engines are not right, and there are open seems between the wings and body. I prefer metal wings too, but Dragon makes some pretty accurate models, so I put up with the plastic wings with them.



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25 Crownvic : I own every gemini jet model ever made and they are the best! Great detail and excellent quality..Made by the colletor for the collector!
26 Alaska737 : never had a problem with them, as for the front nose weel off the ground i have also noticed that but it doesnt seem to be any better with herpa or dr
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