trintocan
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Dragon Wings 777-200 Of United - My First Model.

Fri Nov 16, 2001 4:12 am

Recently I bought a Dragon Wings model of a 777-222 of United Airlines. The model was very crisp and sharp but there was a slight error in the numbering of the plane, when compared to the listings of the house number and the registration. Alas, on setting the 1:400 model on its stand for a few days the base of the plane became detached.

What I would like to know is, has anybody else had that problem with Dragon Wings models? Incidentally, I bought another 777 of the line, an Emirates one with the 1999 World Cup Cricket logo, this week.

Trintocan.
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dragon-wings
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RE: Dragon Wings 777-200 Of United - My First Model.

Fri Nov 16, 2001 5:26 am

Yes......I had that problem with a Air Jamaica A321 from Dragon Wings, I put alittle modeling glue on it (ask the hobby store which one to get cause I don't remember the name of glue I used) and now it's as good as new.
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La-Center
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RE: Dragon Wings 777-200 Of United - My First Model.

Fri Nov 16, 2001 1:00 pm

This is a common problem with early release of Dragon models. The newer releases are quite good and you would not likely to see this problem.

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trintocan
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RE: Dragon Wings 777-200 Of United - My First Model.

Tue Nov 20, 2001 3:27 am

Thanks a lot guys. Since writing the above I have used a little modelling glue on mine too. As yet though I have not remounted it on the stand and have left it on the landing gear.

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RE: Dragon Wings 777-200 Of United - My First Model.

Tue Nov 20, 2001 5:35 am

I recently won an eBay auction of the Dragon Wings 777-200 in China Southern ETOPS markings. I had gotten outbid on an A340-300 in house colors but the seller (who sold both) made an offer to me I couldn't refuse. Both models would have cost $60 retail and I got them for under $40 total, even with S&H!

So those two aircraft are going to start off my collection. Now I need to get some Gemini Jets!

Steve
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SunCEO
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RE: Dragon Wings 777-200 Of United - My First Model.

Thu Nov 22, 2001 5:18 am

I recently had an accident with the landing gear of a Herpa Crossair MD-83 given tio me by a friend. I had just redecorated my room and was being so careful putting it on the shelf that i hit thes shelf and dropped it.... quite funny. But again Superglue fixed it.
 
Mark2102
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RE: Dragon Wings 777-200 Of United - My First Model.

Thu Nov 22, 2001 9:47 am

I have Herpa, Gemini, and Dragon Wings. Dragon Wings makes a very nicely detailed plane, but they are made like crap. Even the wings are made like crap. I have problems with the wings bending and the landing gear falling off. I still buy Dragon Wings though even Gemini is made the best out of all of them!!

Mark
 
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RE: Dragon Wings 777-200 Of United - My First Model.

Thu Nov 22, 2001 10:05 am

That's why I like Geminijets best.
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9v-svc
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RE: Dragon Wings 777-200 Of United - My First Model.

Thu Nov 22, 2001 11:05 am

I find DW new releases much improved then the old mould . Comparing with GJ , i feel that DW is leading this market . GJ has some nice models too but look at their current releases , there is no Asian airlines .

DW listens to their collectors that's why their models improves a lot .

Charles
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