While I was at LHR spotting today, I stopped in at Collectors Aircraft Models showroom at the Sheraton Skyline hotel just to look around at their wonderful selection of models.
I saw a bunch of the new Inflight200 range of metal models (1:200); the ones on display were the following:
*Boeing 747-121 N7470 First Flight (with customer logos)
*Boeing 747-121 N7470 "City of Everett"
*Boeing 747-133 Air Canada delivery colours
*Boeing 747-233 Air Canada delivery colours
*Boeing 747-121 Eastern Airlines
*Boeing 747-422 United Airlines (grey colours)
Also available now (if not already sold out) are the Delta and Pan Am 747s.
I have pre-ordered the upcoming TWA twin stripes 747-131 with bold titles. I can hardly wait to get that one! I've been searching for years for a model of this particular plane ever since I took my only trip on a 747--a TWA 747 with red twin stripes.
The Inflight200 models are simply amazing! They're so true to real life and are so detailed, it's like having a 1:200 version of the real thing on your shelf. The engine blades spin, and the tyres are rubber (and the gear is finely tooled). Even the antennae and APU are built right on, not merely painted on.
Every little detail you'd see on a real 747 is present on these models.
Inflight200 also has made several Alitalia DC-8 models, and they are also working on 737 and other moulds.
The aforementioned Inflight200 TWA 747-131 in twin stripes is coming in TWO versions--the earlier outline TRANS WORLD titles and the later bold titles. The one I preordered at CAM is the bold-titles version, like the one I flew on back in 1994. I wonder when the TWA 747s are coming out??? Does anyone know?
What do you think of these models? Do you have one, or are you getting any?
Please let me know your opinions!