crank
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Airplane Models Suggestion

Sat Jun 30, 2001 2:15 pm

Hi,
I'm going to the hobby shop tomorrow to buy my first airliner model and I was wondering:
_wich scale is better
_wich brand is the best
THX
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RE: Airplane Models Suggestion

Sat Jun 30, 2001 5:42 pm

I'd go for snap-fit models, 1/200 is best as you get more model for your money.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
The meat ones are ok, they have a bit more detail, but they weigh too much, and there tiny and very expensive.

Try "Long Prosper","Wooster" or "PPC"

Jope you find a nice model to start youir collection.
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Pronto
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RE: Airplane Models Suggestion

Sun Jul 01, 2001 8:32 am

If it's the plastic scale models that you paint/glue/decal yourself, it depends... If you want good size with detail, 1/144 is good,(Revell, Airfix, Minicraft) with plenty of variety, but if you plan on making many, I'd suggest 1/200 (Hasegawa) as the detail is great for the scale, however not all types are available(757, A330/340, for example) These are all injection molded. Resin kits are available, however they're more expensive and sometimes more difficult(frustrating?) to build. Hope this helps!!
 
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RE: Airplane Models Suggestion

Sun Jul 01, 2001 1:12 pm

there are more types available in 1/144, and they are actualy often cheaper than the smaller 1/200 scale models. however if you have limited space the larger 1/144 scale might not be an option. The best quality is revell germany. their A 340/330, A 320/321, 737-800, bae 146, and fokker 100 are all great kits. Minicraft is also pretty good for the most part. their dc-3, 737, Md-80 series are all very good. The dc-6, electra, and constellation are a bit lacking. the boeing 377 and 707 are pretty good, and their 757 with Pratts is nice too, though the rollce-royce version isn't so good. Airfix? EVIL. their kits are of a much lower quality.
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QantasA3XX
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RE: Airplane Models Suggestion

Sun Jul 01, 2001 8:07 pm

Go for 1:400 scale

They are very realistic , not too big or not too small . They are just the perfect size !!

The models are well-detailed and exciting airlines too
There is 3 good brands
Geminijets , Dragon wings and Jet-x
Buy what u like thats the most important thing

Have a good one

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doug_or
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RE: Airplane Models Suggestion

Mon Jul 02, 2001 3:09 am

crank- are you talking about pre-built display models or contruction kits?
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