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FlyingColours
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Your First Model Plane

Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:59 am

I'm just curious as to what your first model plane is, I was going to ask what your first Die Cast was (Since I got my first today).

My first Model was a Pan Am (Mk1) Boeing 747-200 (New Colours) which my parents & grandparents brought back from the US with me back in 1993. On the stand it says "Gone But Not Forgotten".

Today I bought a Gemini Jets 2 1:400 Scale 777-200 in the new colours of United Airlines, registration N775UA. It looks mighty fine, I was thinking about getting the PK 777 but then saw this one in the corner of my eye and chose this instead. The detail really is first rate, I know I'm more of a Herpa person but couldn't pass this up.

What was your first model & die cast?

Phil
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:44 am

My first model, Die cast, and only model is a United 747.  Big thumbs up
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dc8jet
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:14 am

My first airliner kit was a Monogram TWA DC-3. My favorate kit was a Revell United DC-7 that had all of the ground equipment. The only diecast I have are some F-4 Phantoms.
 
crank
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:25 am

My first die cast model was a Schabak Air Canada 744 1:600 which I had bought during a flight in 1994.
 
WidgetBoi
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:25 am

Both my first model and my first die cast plane were Pan Am 747-121s.

jeremy
 
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:27 am

I think my first real model would be an Air Europa 734 (I think it's about 1:200 scale) that I got on an Air Europa flight. It's now my least favourite model.  Laugh out loud

My first Die-cast was a Dragon Wings 1:400 Garuda Indonesia A333, still one of my favourites.

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OB1504
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Mon Aug 02, 2004 1:44 pm

My first model was a Wooster 1:200 scale United Airlines Boeing 767-200. My first die-cast models were (they came as a set) made by Schabak and were 1:600 scale. They were an AeroPeru Boeing 727-200 and an AeroPeru 757-200.
 
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:39 am

a model of the space shuttle and 747 piggy-back a/c. some moron i used to call a friend when i was younger broke it.
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:49 pm

I got a Schabak Northwest 727-200 with paint on the nose chipped off a little. It bothered me so much, I scraped all the paint off  Nuts. What do you expect, I was only 6!

P.S. The model is now in a landfill. The oldest model I have, and the second model, is a TWA L-1049G.
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koreanair747
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:56 pm

For me it was a B 747 1:400 of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. I got it when I was about 8 years old.

Later finally my first flight also was on a KLM B 747
 
ringwaymanc
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:16 am

my first model plane was a Cal Air DC-10 which i bought in around 1989 on my way to Ibiza, I am now addicted to models of trijets, ( stars and 10's) and much to my wifes annoyance have a large collection and its still growing , just this week i bought a DC-10 from United Airlines..what a wopper
 
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:20 am

My first model aircraft I had was an F-15 eagle, which I broke as a little kid throwing it around the house.

As for model die casts, my first one was the American Airlines 777. Anyone want to guess why?

Justin
 
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:29 am

Holy cow, that's a hard one!! I think back and I can remember quite a few kits...I remember having an off-scale Comet and Tu-104 - also some of those Monogram kits...I had quite a few of those Gorgi metal planes with retractable landing gear - of course through time they didn't stay up any more...the oldest kit I still have is a Me 262, from '76 - crazy, isn't it?
 
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:17 pm

An Air France 744 and Iberia DC 10. This followed a huge flood of model aircraft from airlines all over the world.
 
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:26 pm

I seem to recall that my first diecast airliner was this rather odd looking Eastern 727 painted bright yellow! It wasn't that different from a Schabak, Herpa or Dragon Wings type diecast plane either as I recall. Of course I was only 6 or so at the time and it got trashed pretty quick. For Christmas that year, I received some of the brand new Matchbox diecast planes. Most were military, but the set did include an Air France Airbus. When I was living in Okinawa back in 1978-79, I had a toy Pan Am 747 with see-thru interior and a JAL 747 with ground crew set. I also had a few diecast airliners, such as a JAL 747 (complete with all the landing gear bogies) and a KLM DC-10. All are long gone today.

Of airliner model kits, the two I can recall the most are a Revell Concorde kit I got when I was 11 and a Monogram American Airlines DC-10 (ex-Aurora kit) I got when I was 16 or so. Both models are long gone now. I have a few unbuilt airliner kits right now and am working on a Minicraft 777 to be done up in BA markings.

Only other airline model I have right now is a Bachmann Miniplane Concorde still in the box. Now those Bachmann planes might not have been diecasts or even big, but they were cool for the time.
 
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:30 am

Scandinavian Airline System Caravelle...

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pl4nekr4zy
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:03 am

First model: Wooster 1:250 AOM DC-10

First die cast: GeminiJets 1:400 ATA 737-800
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SafetyDude
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:44 am

Schabak 1:600 AF Concorde.

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greaser
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Sat Aug 07, 2004 4:24 pm

Is there a herpa website???
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FlyingColours
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Sat Aug 07, 2004 7:15 pm

The Herpa website is

http://www.herpa.de

Quite good too

Phil
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RE: Your First Model Plane

Sun Aug 08, 2004 12:57 am

Schabak 1:600

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