a1ring23
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:02 am



Quoting CXB77L (Reply 49):

Ok will do next time I'm in the city.

Been into City Models a few times, they've got some decent stuff but they don't have any A345/346s  Sad

Oh well, I'll look around.
Thanks for the help.
Where's the accelerometer on this thing?
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:06 am

WOW! cool models guys! i only go an A380 which i bought in the Paris Air Show 2009 and a B738 Transavia.com which i bought on board that airline.

CamiloA380
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:07 pm

Another few my dad picked up on his recent A380 flight CDG-SIN on SQ.

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab149/a1ring23/IMG_0187.jpg

A333 (9V-STA) and A380 (9V-SKA)
Where's the accelerometer on this thing?
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:07 am

A few more to add to my collection:


House livery Boeing 787-8 - N787BA - Phoenix Models 1:400


British Airways Concorde - G-BOAA - Gemini Jets 1:400


Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER - B-KPA - Phoenix Models 1:400
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:11 am

I've never bought a model airplane before, but I just put down $70+20 (shipping) for a Phoenix 1:200 787-8 in Air Canada colours. I can't wait. It's supposed to be the most accurate 787 model on the market today. If you want, I'll post some pics when she arrives. They'll be good too.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:17 pm

My two newest planes have just arrived in the mail Wednesday. The first is a Northwest Airlines 747-200 in the final livery, which has become one of my favorite models in my collection. The other model is an AirTran 717. I have been waiting for a 717 in AirTran colours for a while now, so when it came out I ordered it right away. Some pics are posted below.

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr46/mr_jon_95/NWA742model.jpg
http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr46/mr_jon_95/NWA742model_tail.jpg

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr46/mr_jon_95/AirTran717model.jpg
http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr46/mr_jon_95/AirTran717model_tail.jpg

-Jetplaner
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:53 am

A couple more to add to my small but rapidly expanding collection of 1:400 models:


CX Boeing 777-200 - B-HNB - 1:400 Phoenix Models


CX Boeing 777-300 - B-HNH - 1:400 Phoenix Models
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:35 pm



Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 28):

Wooow, what a collection!!!! Do you have more pics of JAT/ Inex-Adria fleet?
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:02 pm



Quoting Jetplaner (Reply 2):
Yup, I do have the whole airport, but I only have room for 2 out of the 3 terminal sections. The AC 777 is at the top of my wish list.

-Jetplaner

Same here. I use the dining room table for two parts of the terminal and the other is in the box until we move to a larger apartment.

Quoting AerLingus747 (Reply 4):
Here are mine, most of them are Gemini Jets a few Corgi and Hogan and a few Others.

I love the BN 74L! I think it's one of the greatest models out there. I hope to find it one day.

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 10):
In my view, you can't go wrong with Gemini Jets or Phoenix. Not sure if they have the models you're after, but have a browse on their website.

I like Gemini & Phoenix models the best as well. I do have an Aviation 400 SU 321 and it's well made as well. My least favorite are DragonWings. I know they have the removable landing gears for a purpose but I don't remove & find them to be very flimsy. The wings on the Dragon's are plastic reducing the wait of the diecast model and some say it helps the model look more authentic.

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 33):
Impressive collection I must say! I only have a few.. should start collecting more aircraft. They look good! On a sidenote, I noticed that your glass cupboards are identical to the one I have... IKEA all the way

Are these cases pricey? I've seen some for over $800.

Quoting Itsonlyme (Reply 41):
Quick question - which do u guys reckon is the best site to buy models from? (UK) Both in terms of price and selection



Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 42):
- EZ Toys
- Air Paradigm (but they don't stock Aeroclassics)
- Adam Jets



Quoting ElpinDAB (Reply 56):
I've never bought a model airplane before, but I just put down $70 20 (shipping) for a Phoenix 1:200 787-8 in Air Canada colours. I can't wait. It's supposed to be the most accurate 787 model on the market today. If you want, I'll post some pics when she arrives. They'll be good too.

I've done a lot of research on the best prices and sites to buy from. Personally, I've found Jetway Models to have some of the best prices and simple efficent service.

As UK_Dispatcher mentions, it also seems Air Paradigm has some great prices too. He also does sales and mark downs I've noticed. The guy who own's it seems to be a bit testy at times from the way he writes but I don't know first hand. I'm leary of that sometimes as I have a tendency to ask questions if I'm unclear about something or want to compare as to which maker does a certain model better.

It does payoff big time in the long run to do your research as some model websites are remarkably more expensive than their competitors.

There are a couple of websites for those who are very interested in diecast model collecting where that's all they talk about, future releases, which model of a 320 is better from Gemini than Jet-X etc.. I've found them to be very informative and the members willing to help answer your questions. The sites I know of are:
www.400scalehangar.net
www.wings900.com


I've been meaning to take some pics of my models and will work on that soon and post. I'm starting to run out of space so until I'm able to buy a glass case, I guess I can rotate, lol.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:04 pm



Quote:
Are these cases pricey? I've seen some for over $800.

Not at all, I believe I saw them at IKEA for maybe $59.99 or $69.99, it even has a light at the top, I thought about getting one but the only thing is there are no extra shelves, so that put my models out. I got a BILLY bookcase (post 52), glass shelves, and four led lights, glass doors and wooden doors on the bottom. The whole thing is probably about $300. However I had to drill my own holes to fit that many shelves, as my collection grew I was forced to add shelf after shelf. IKEA is a cheap way for displaying models nicely.

Quote:
There are a couple of websites for those who are very interested in diecast model collecting where that's all they talk about, future releases, which model of a 320 is better from Gemini than Jet-X etc.. I've found them to be very informative and the members willing to help answer your questions. The sites I know of are:

I love Wings900, here is my collection

http://www.wings900.com/modeldatabas...mycollection/collection-15269.html

-DreamsUnited
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:57 am

Airliners really don't do it for me, so I opt for more obscure types. Like this jet-powered Polish crop-duster biplane:



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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:28 pm

You all have such amazing collections of aircraft models. I have a few Concordes but due to all my recent movings they are all put away in boxes. I am still on the look out for a very/most accurate diecast Singapore Airlines / BA dual livery Concorde, that is G-BOAD. Not too big. What or where would you all recommend that I look to find it?

I received a Singapore 380 model for the first anniversary of flights last year (and my birthday) that was a gift from SQ. I have 3 others from the SQ 380s inaugural flights goodie bags to SYD LHR and NRT so I do not see how I will use this one. I will have to take pictures and post them and see if anyone is interested then I might be willing to sell it or even better trade for a good Concorde diecast model.

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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:03 am

I've added a few more to my collection:


Boeing 777-300ER - B-KPL


Concorde - G-BOAE


Boeing 777-300ER - C-FIVS
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:52 am



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 63):
You all have such amazing collections of aircraft models. I have a few Concordes but due to all my recent movings they are all put away in boxes. I am still on the look out for a very/most accurate diecast Singapore Airlines / BA dual livery Concorde, that is G-BOAD. Not too big. What or where would you all recommend that I look to find it?

Well, these are the model numbers you're looking for.

in :400
http://www.wings900.com/modeldatabase/detailview-4120.html

in :500
http://www.wings900.com/modeldatabase/detailview-4899.html

These have been around for a while, so you'll probably have to look on ebay for them.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:10 am

My 1:144 scale British Airways B747-136 in old BA colours. Revell TWA 747 model kit with Airfix markings. I liked the Revell 747 for these colours. The reg is G-AWND, sadly destroyed by Iraqi troops in 1990 at KWI. Next up, is G-AWNC in the Landor colours.

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs435.ash1/24047_376653390904_578625904_3769046_6139559_n.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs395.snc3/24047_376653315904_578625904_3769040_7304967_n.jpg

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs435.ash1/24047_376653445904_578625904_3769051_3649229_n.jpg

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs375.snc3/24047_376653460904_578625904_3769052_1642280_n.jpg
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:11 am

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 18):
Here are some of mine:

Whoa! Nice but I'd hate to have to dust them all.

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 62):
Airliners really don't do it for me

Whaaaaaat?   
The guy who knows more about commercial aircraft than anyone sez this?   

Quoting jetjack74 (Reply 66):
Revell TWA 747 model kit with Airfix markings

Nice one Jack. It seems that no one builds kits anymore. Personally, I wish you'd have gone with the TWA livery. Do you remember if it was a red tail or global TWA livery?

Here's one that I built back in 1989. It's coming apart but you'll never find this Revell kit again. When I bought it, the box showed a National Airlines livery.
Back then,    National Airlines christened their ships with a womans name, supposedly an FA. This one was "Barbara". "Hi I'm Barbara. Fly me to Miami" the commercials would say. Instead, this UAL decal set was inclosed.
Strangely, the first piece to fall off was the #1 engine. I'm still waiting for a #2 turbine blade to separate.   

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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:43 pm

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 18):
Here are some of mine:

I just noticed you have the engines started in some of your pics. Nice!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/flymajj/Models/Picture001.jpg
474218, Carl, You will be missed.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:32 am

Quoting kevinl1011 (Reply 67):
Personally, I wish you'd have gone with the TWA livery. Do you remember if it was a red tail or global TWA livery?

the model was made by Advent, but in the Revell molds. The TWA clours were the Starstream rocket stripe form the 1960's/70's. Never really fond of those colours
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:53 am

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 45):
House livery Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental - Hogan Wings 1:200

I have the special edition version of that - with a very nice base and nicer undercarriage, along with the special edition 747-8F and 787-8 Dreamliner. Got the three of them from Boeing - the 747s are nearly the pride of my desk - along with a A380F (house colours) and a QF A380-842 (Nancy-Bird Walton).

But my treasures are two Concordes, 1:200 scale - G-BOAE in Landor colours with a base giving some info about the plane, and Air France F-BTSD. Both of those are beautiful, very collectable models. I have some others, but the two Concordes are the real treasures.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:56 am

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 13):
V Australia Boeing 777-300ER VH-VOZ Phoenix Models

I hope they come out with another of these. I saw this one @ the LAX Airline Show last June and one of the model sales guys was selling the sole one for $200.

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 17):
Admittedly, I wouldn't know which model manufactures make good 1:500 scale models, as I only buy 1:400. Of the 1:400 scale manufacturers, I'd rate Phoenix Models as the best.

Phoenix do make some beautiful models. Next inline is Gemini Jets.

It would be interesting to know how each company decides on which models to make? It does seem like Phoenix does mostly Asian airlines and a European carrier here and there.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:26 pm

Took pics of models mentioned above... (Crap quality, sorry bout' that.)

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/386/img4455w.jpg
http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8418/img4456l.jpg
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3807/img4455y.jpghttp://img440.imageshack.us/img440/1811/img4454l.jpg
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/3650/img4452e.jpg

As can be seen, top shelf is all 747's, except for the AA 70.
The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:52 pm

Quoting AerLingus747 (Reply 4):
Here are mine

I have the same Dreamliner, along with the B747-8i and B747-8F with that stand. Boeing store has a lot of good plane models on sale.

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 72):
ook pics of models mentioned above... (Crap quality, sorry bout' that.)

Where did you get the Pan American Concordes? Are they the quite expensive and very details 1:200 scale ones like what Air France and British Airways were giving out?

I've got F-BTSD and G-BOAE on my desk here - both will be treasured. And towering above them is a huge A380F.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:49 am

Quoting cpd (Reply 73):
Where did you get the Pan American Concordes? Are they the quite expensive and very details 1:200 scale ones like what Air France and British Airways were giving out?

I got them at the LAX memorabilia show. They are 1:400 scale and quite detailed. I don't believe they where handed out by PA, as they don't have promotional boxes. They are great models... I got the second one accidentally. I was in a hurry, and the plane was in it's plastic box on top of the normal box. I bought it and left, without putting it into it's box. I got home, and when I was going to put the plastic back in the box, I found the second inside! The seller must have forgotten about the one inside the box. I got it for free... I went back the next year to see if I could find the guy, but I did not see him. I 'have no need for two models, I hope to tradeone someday for one model i'd like
The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:16 pm

Quoting Tharanga (Reply 65):
Well, these are the model numbers you're looking for.

in :400
http://www.wings900.com/modeldatabase/detailview-4120.html

in :500
http://www.wings900.com/modeldatabase/detailview-4899.html

These have been around for a while, so you'll probably have to look on ebay for them.

Thank you very much.
I like the Herpa better.

I will be on the look out and put out a search on ebay.
The otheer one is nice too.

  
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:21 pm

Here's a recent picture of my collection.



I've since added an additional shelf to spread these out and two "15 minute" WWII warbirds: P-51D Mustang and F4U-1 Corsair.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:05 pm

My babies...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v259/NWADC9/2010-10-04_13-13-22_559.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v259/NWADC9/2010-10-04_13-13-10_864.jpg

Not pictured (because they're in the mail):
Air Canada Jazz Dash-8-100 "Hybrid" (JC Wings)
US Airways 737-300 "Old" (Gemini Jets)
USAir 737-400 (Gemini Jets)
Southwest 737-500 "Old" (Gemini Jets)

Flew on its 1:1 counterpart in '07
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v259/NWADC9/2010-10-04_13-10-07_309.jpg
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:45 pm

Just now getting into collecting 1:400 scale aircraft. Looking to buy all aircraft I have ever flown with each airline. What websites do you reccomend to shop at?

So far I have looked at eBay and

http://www.aviationsupermart.com/

http://www.airplanesuperstore.com/airliner_model.htm

http://www.diecastairplane.com/store/c/2387-Airplane-Selector.html

http://www.airlinemuseum.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=34_41_58

Any better sites out there?

And I am sure someone over the years has mad an AA MD80 diecast in 1:400 scale but have not found it yet.


Rob
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Ont2CGi
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:07 am

I'm getting started doing the same thing
I've ordered a couple of time from
http://www.airplaneshop.com/index.html
and have been please
As far as the Md-80's in 1:400. I'd like to know that too! I've settled for a multi-scale approach as I had some other that only available in the Large scales (like a US dash-8). If anyone knows some one who makes an affordable Jetstream (like
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:14 pm

Quoting Reply 79):
If anyone knows some one who makes an affordable Jetstream

Depends on what you consider as "affordable". Keep an eye out for the next LAX collectables show. Usually there will be a thread here. Maybe see 'round KONT sometime!   
474218, Carl, You will be missed.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:55 am

Well, the ones I'm finding are about $150 apiece, which is a little too much considering I'd need AA, TW, and US(there were all 31 model) liveries. Although that's cheap compared to a $300 9k 402(The joys of EAS!) Think I'll live with the memories.
Thanks for the Tip re: The LAX show. I'll keep an eye out for it.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:32 pm

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 15):
Transavia 737-200 (Unknown, at least 30 years old)

Would you be willing to part with it?

I, myself have over 500 models from 1:600 up to my new Atlantic Models A330-200 in the new DL livery. Heres a pic of my TWA collection from my TWA days:

 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:06 am

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 82):
Heres a pic of my TWA collection from my TWA days:

That's an awesome collection! I think I saw two L-1011's, one in the Globe livery. I have a :200 scale Red Tail livery TriStar.
I flew TWA a lot back in the day when 7-twos were more common than MD-80's. What an airline it was back in the glory days. I really enjoyed seeing your collection.

Quoting Reply 81):
Although that's cheap compared to a $300 9k 402(The joys of EAS!)

Man, you lost me there. What's a 9k 402? Not being a wise guy this time but I'm not very savy when it comes to regional aircraft. Are you looking for a Jetstream in AA, TW or US livery?

Quoting Reply 79):
I've settled for a multi-scale approach

Like WesternA318s' collection above. Talk about multi-scale!
474218, Carl, You will be missed.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:04 am

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 18):

Just so I'm clear, does that Il-18 really have a spinning propeller?
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:26 pm

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 83):
That's an awesome collection! I think I saw two L-1011's, one in the Globe livery. I have a :200 scale Red Tail livery TriStar.

I have the old ealry 80's Hasegawa/Airfix kit somewhere in there that I built with my dad when I was 4 years old or so, it was my first model! A lot of the Schabak's came from my Jr. High years and everything else from when I started working at TWA in 1996.

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 83):
I flew TWA a lot back in the day when 7-twos were more common than MD-80's. What an airline it was back in the glory days. I really enjoyed seeing your collection.

I remember those days. Here in SLC, we would see 3 727's a day to STL and the daily L1011 to DEN and JFK.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:39 am

Geez, I'm more of an airline Geek-ette than you guys!  Wow!
I grew up in Cape Girardeau (CGI) and spend most of time in the air getting back from ONT to there.
The Current holder of the EAS Contract is Cape air (9K). They only fly Cessna 402s on the EAS route (I think they have some ATRs). Hence my need for a 402.
I 've also flown it when American Connection/Regions Air and TWExpress/Trans States held the contract and flew Jetstreams. I've also ridden from PIT to AOO on a US Express one. Like I said ,I Think I may just forget about the commuter planes I've been on
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:06 am

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 85):
I have the old ealry 80's Hasegawa/Airfix kit somewhere in there that I built with my dad when I was 4 years old or so,

Sounds like you had a good father.

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 85):
from when I started working at TWA in 1996.

Man, I really miss those days as well as being a TWA frequent flyer. That's cool you were able to be part of it even though it was probably during the Karabu days. I remember when TWA absorbed Ozark and their POS DC-9's. Man, those ships were beat up and they even smelled bad. IMO, that was the beginning of the end.

Quoting Reply 86):
Geez, I'm more of an airline Geek-ette than you guys!

Well, maybe just me.   

Here's one recently given to me by a good friend who is an IndiGo A-321 Captain. Please excuse the crappy pic. My camera batteries were insufficient for flash.



[Edited 2010-10-28 22:49:45]
474218, Carl, You will be missed.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:22 pm

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 87):
Sounds like you had a good father

He is, although nowadays he's just a grumpy old man in a rocking chair, lol, jk.

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 87):
Man, I really miss those days as well as being a TWA frequent flyer. That's cool you were able to be part of it even though it was probably during the Karabu days. I remember when TWA absorbed Ozark and their POS DC-9's. Man, those ships were beat up and they even smelled bad. IMO, that was the beginning of the end.

Karabu came around from 1993 or so and lasted until the end. I never thought the DC-9's were bad myself, but I was definately glad the 717's made their online when they did! It was a sad day when I was on the L-1011, 747 and 727 final flights...   

Back to the thread at hand, I'll have to find pics of the rest of my models, I just dont know where they are.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:09 pm

here's my nascent collection
I got this from the operation liftoff store while ordering stuff for my brother for Xmas, I'll blame for this bad habit! It's also the wrong "breed" of Mad Dog for me to have flown in it:

It's a Flight Miniatures/inFlight 200
I used live near MDT. Would you like to go to PHL or PIT?

A Gemini 200
And once you got there, on to STL:

A Gemini 400
Now, to ONT-DEN:

My first couple of trip back were via Ted. Although here lately, it's morphed into a silver MD-80 bound for DFW. It's Another Gemini 400
Speaking of DFW, my First flight was on Ozark to DFW, while there , there was a whole bunch of these sitting awaiting a new owner:

An Inflight 500
I got it because it was lot cheaper than an Ozark dc9 (Maybe I'll reward myself for Christmas),and yes, I'm old enough to remember them flying said dc9's to CGI.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:33 pm

Quoting Reply 89):
I got this from the operation liftoff store while ordering stuff for my brother for Xmas, I'll blame for this bad habit! It's also the wrong "breed" of Mad Dog for me to have flown in it:

The 717 was my fave of all of TWA's new-age jets! I loved them, AND our Diesel 9's!
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:13 am

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 90):
The 717 was my fave of all of TWA's new-age jets! I loved them, AND our Diesel 9's!

It was difficult for me to accept the fact that an MD-80/88 or B-717 could out-rotate and out-climb a 7-two. You didn't hear that from me.
As far as your Diesel 9s' go. Back in the day, they were not a desirable ride. I flew on one once, STL to ATL just after the Ozark merger. Gad zooks! Noisy, smelly and the back of my seat was sticky with hair dressing. Eeeew! Also flew Hughes Air West DC-9s' (AKA The Flying Banannas, AKA Hughes Air Worst) locally and hated it. However, the smell of Jet-A and Skydrol entering the cabin was pleasant.

Quoting ont2cgi (Reply 89 ):
First flight was on Ozark to DFW,

If that was my first flight, I woulda' checked the Greyhound schedule for my return.   
Glad to know that you endured it and still became an (as you said) airline geek!
474218, Carl, You will be missed.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:32 pm

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 91):
As far as your Diesel 9s' go. Back in the day, they were not a desirable ride

I have recently ridden on one of DL's DC-9-50's and have to say, I'd pick that over an RJ any day!
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:23 am

Quoting ont2cgi (Reply 89):
And once you got there, on to STL:

Love that US Air ERJ model! Did you actually fly one like it?

Quoting ont2cgi (Reply 89):
I got this from the operation liftoff store while ordering stuff for my brother

Lucky bro!

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 92):
I have recently ridden on one of DL's DC-9-50's and have to say, I'd pick that over an RJ any day!

Ya know. Now that so much time has passed, I'd love to fly on one of those 'ol stinky noisy Nines. I didn't know Delta still had DC-9-50s' in service. What routes? I thought NW was the last domestic operator.

BTW, did you see the thread in Tech Ops about "Maddogs pollution"? Sheesh, true Av nuts love that soot and noise!
474218, Carl, You will be missed.
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:17 pm

The US express jet is actually a CRJ

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CRJ have the rear portion of the Engines polished metal versus being Painted on a ERJ. plus, they have winglets, and the ERJ's don't. I prefer the seating on the ERJ.

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I do need to get one of those, too. I can remember doing both. My memory says that if I connected to/from PIT, we got a Trans States ERJ, and if you connected in PHL, an Air Wisconsin CRJ.
And I've actually flown on a Air Wisconsin branded flight from TOL to ORD with a Stop in SBN way back when    I think it was a Dash 7. another one where i'll have to be content with memories
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:02 pm

Kee-rist Western, those are great models! Do you have any Western Airlines models by any chance?
 
Ont2CGi
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:50 am

one more. For the record, US is my most diverse airlines as far as aircraft types:
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:19 pm

My latest addition in Oct and Nov, 2010

For my exsiting collection: Share Your Diecast Collection! (Sep, 2010 Edition) (by YLWbased Sep 19 2010 in Aviation Hobby)

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7450/img0895vm.jpg
SilkAir A320-200 | 9V-SLI

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/8176/img0896e.jpg
Qantas B767-300 | VH-VSB

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/1492/img0897zx.jpg
Air Comet A340-300 | EC-KAJ

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/8962/img0898up.jpg
Asiana Airlines A330-300 | F-WWYE(test reg) / HL7747

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2310/img0899q.jpg
China Southern Airlines (Sky Team) B777-200 | B-2056

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/6343/img0900yr.jpg
BWIA West Indies B737-800 | 9Y-GND

http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/7403/img0901.jpg
Air Canada (Children's Miracle Network) A320-200 | C-FDRP

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6633/img0902x.jpg
New York Air B737-300 | N17316

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9780/img0903x.jpg
Southwest Airlines B737-300 (Sea World) | N334SW

ENJOY~~

YLWbased
Hong Kong is not China. Not better or worse, just different.
 
VintageTravel
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:59 pm

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 97):
New York Air B737-300 | N17316

I have this model as well!
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:20 pm

I have a collection of 54 herpa 1500 models!  
"Cathay 018, expect very late landing clearance, 747 departing ahead", tower said.
 
Ont2CGi
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:00 pm

Let's show off what Santa Brought me:
My wings from lax-stl(long prosper/Flight Minatures):


I found this a LAX for (honestly!) $7.67(daron):
(no 380 Trips yet)
This came from Santa. I wonder if he got for $3.30 (Daron/Premier Planes)
(no triple seven trips, either)
a 787(from Matchbox):

and 747(also matchbox):
(no trips here, either)
next project: more shelf space!
 
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RE: Model Airplane Thread

Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:54 am

I love collecting airliner models.I have about 300 diecast 1:400 models and around 100 resin 1:200 models.I also have 4 big 1:100 resin models.Here is a link to all my model photos.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157620497491463/

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