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1/400 Models

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:37 pm
by TKA380
Does anyone else collect 1/400 scale commercial airliner models?
I recently started and have a collection of 12 at the moment, mainly by Phoenix and GeminiJets. Used to collect Herpa 1/500 in the past, but sold them as I decided that I preferred the slightly bigger scale due to the added details.  

I've got the EK A380, EK 77W & SQ 747-400, Ryanair 737-800 and quite a lot of TK models (most of the fleet). Absolutely love them but have barely got enough space to put them, never mind buy more!

I got most of them from www.aircraftmodelstore.co.uk.

I'm very tempted to add the Thomson 737-800 to my collection - it's addictive!

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RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:29 am
by 29erUSA187
I know the feeling. I have bought multiple of the Boeing replicas. I have the 748i, the 744LCF, and the 788. They're big, and I can't buy anymore as they are already taking up too much space

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:07 pm
by n729pa
Model collecting...oh dear.

1:18 racing cars
1:12 racing bikes
1:200, 1:400, 1:500 planes

they breed all by themselves, so watch out, you wake up one day with hundreds of the damn things infesting your home!

I have to stick to very special ones now....planes ive been on, or something with a direct attachment.

don't say I didn't warn you!

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:17 am
by NC1844V
I collect models as well, its every addicting, I have a whole room set up just for my model collection.

I currently collect 1/72, 1/200 and 1/400 scale aircraft, and have well over 400 model aircraft. I've also been collecting model fire apparatus and police cars.

Just be careful, because some day you'll find your self out of room like I am. Ha! It helps that my wife is very supportive of my hobby.

Happy Collecting!

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:32 am
by hh65man
Over the years sense the internet has bloomed I've collected only the type of aircraft I've flown on. Started with a Pan Am 707 that I flew on across the Atlantic in the middle 1960s. I now pretty much have about every type of aircraft and airline flown. At least what I can remember..... And as mentioned above I only bought the ones I've flown on...

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:12 am
by aerorobnz
Yep. Its absorbing - I have a number of them on display and many more crated - probably 100 or so and growing (but more for my new house) I know people that have 4-5 custom cabinets each with over 300 per cabinet,

I collect special liveries and airlines to me. I have a large collection of NZ liveries and most of the aircraft I have seen in AKL over the years. I also purchase a couple each spotting trip I take which are either the bargains I find or which have a relevance for that trip (eg:DL MD80 ATL or KL MD11 AMS)

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:24 pm
by CXB77L
Quoting TKA380 (Thread starter):
it's addictive!

You've got that right. I started off with just 1, then it was 2, then 3 ... and now I have over 100. I've lost count of how many I've got, some are still in boxes as I have no space to display them. I don't want to know how much I spent on models since I started collecting all those years ago - but as a rough estimate, at least AU$6,000.

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:59 pm
by TKA380
Quoting CXB77L (Reply 6):

Sounds brilliant. I'm trying to resist. I am thinking of getting the TK 737-800 in the new colours but am just trying to justify it. It could be a Christmas gift to myself  

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:22 am
by MIAspotter
Agh I do!

I collect purely 1/400 models, before I would buy random planes or whatever took my fancy, now I have decided to just concentrate on 787s, A380s, and A350s plus a few planes that I may have a sentimental attachment (Planes I have flown or airlines I hold dear)

I currently have.

787s Mostly Phoenix, Gemini Jets and 3 from Witty (Not so good)

788
ANA 787 Livery
JAL
United
LOT Polish
British Airways
Lan Chile (CC-BBA I flew it last december MAD-FRA)
Norwegian (EI-LNA I flew it in August 2013 OSL-BCN)
Qatar Airways
China Southern
Hainan
Air Canada
Aeromexico

789
Boeing House
Air New Zealand all black, beautiful!

A380s
Emirates
Singapore Air
Thai Airways
Korean Air
British Airways
Qantas
China Southern
Air France

A350
Airbus House livery, JC Wings model, pretty nice and apparently much better than the Phoenix one.

Randoms.

Emirates 77W
Qatar Airways 77L (A7-BBI I flew it twice DOH-SIN-DOH
Qatar Airways A333 (A7-AEI I flew it BCN-DOH in 2011)
BA Concorde
Swiss A320

I have a lot more but they are back in their boxes, those above are the ones currently on display.

I buy them usually at AviationRetailDirect in London (but lately they have a lousy stock) e-bay or AviationMegaStore in Amsterdam (This place is just awesome)

MIAspotter.

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:45 pm
by 777dfw
I'm a big collector of 1:400, I currently have over 40 planes and just got 3 new planes today! I mostly buy mine from jetwaymodels.com or in stores, for example, the Alaska Airlines Company Store, which has great prices at $15 each for a 1:400 model. I'm trying to recreate LAX in 1:400 with TBIT and most of the other terminals.

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:28 pm
by RamonKok
Hello all,

Although I only have 1/200 models, but it's likely to change quickly.

I have all the KL models i've flown with:
737 retro PPC (I flew another 738)
772 PPC
A332 PPC
MD-11 PPC
74M Hogan

C-17 Qatar Air Force Hogan

The PPC models are sold by KL on its online shop.
The Quality of PPC is bad, the rear windows of the A330 are wrong, cheatline isn't straight etc. but it's cheap.
The first 2 I bought online but the rest at AviationMegaStore which is as MIAspotter noted is amazing, first time there I thought I was in a museum.

I'll probably get a A10 model in 2015 and I am hoping to find something in Tokyo this Christmas.

Good day

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:56 am
by ghost77
Hello!!

I'm looking for this models, if anyone has em or doesn't want them anymore, please let me know!!

1:400 Dc8-51 AeroMexico 70s / Chiapas Latin Classics N4865T
1:400 Dc9-15 AeroMexico 1970s White cs Latin Classics XA-GOJ
1:400 Dc9-15 AeroMexico 1970s Silver cs / Durango Latin Classics XA-SOH
1:400 Dc9-30 AeroMexico 70s / Mérida NetModels XA-AMC
1:400 Md-83 AeroMexico 1990s colors with SkyTeam Phoenix N861LF
1:400 Dc10-30 AeroMexico 1982s colors / Cd de Mexico - Metal JetX N417DG
1:400 Dc8-63 Aeronaves de Mexico 70s White / Veracruz Latin Classics N4866T
1:400 Airbus 320 Mexicana Green / Copaliname JetX XA-RJZ
1:400 Airbus 320 Mexicana Morado / Zapoteco JetX F-OHMH
1:400 Boeing 757-200 Mexicana RetroJet Phoenix N380RM
1:400 Boeing 727-200 Mexicana 1970s Gold / Acapulco Latin Classics XA-MXA
1:400 Comet Mexicana 1960s Colors Latin Classics XA-NAS
1:400 Airbus 319 Volaris 2006 colors Gemini Jets XA-VOL

Thanks!

g77

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:26 pm
by DDR
Does anyone have suggestions as to produced the best collection of models of DC-9 and 737-200 aircraft? I really want to re create the look of an American airport from the 70's or 80's with all the airlines who flew DC-9's and 737-200 aircraft back then.

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:39 am
by fanofjets
Does anyone have suggestions as to produced the best collection of models of DC-9 and 737-200 aircraft? I really want to re create the look of an American airport from the 70's or 80's with all the airlines who flew DC-9's and 737-200 aircraft back then.

It's more of a research project... Good books are Faded Glory and - or old books of that era. The US is so large, that airports - and the airlines that serve them - vary considerably from region to region. I would pick a region you are interested in - or a group of airlines, both legacy airlines (such as United and Delta) and regional carriers (such as Ozark, Allegheny, Mohawk, Western). PeoplExpress was a colorful airline, but only for a short time during the 1980s. Mixing some of the lesser-known regional carriers with national brands could be quite interesting.

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:43 am
by aerorobnz
I have purchased a few this week from across the globe - some with every intention to sell and others are for my own collection

Dragon Wings Air New Zealand A320 ALL BLACKS (x5)
Aeroclassics Air New Zealand L-188 3 Pack
Aeroclassics Air New Zealand DC-8-52 ZK-NZC (TEAL tail)
Herpa Antonov AN-124 - Antonov Airlines
Herpa Antonov AN-225 - Antonov Design Bureau
JC Wings McDonnell Douglas MD-11 - KLM
JET-X ANSETT NEW ZEALAND BAe 146-200 & 300 TWIN PACK (x2)

I'm chasing my own tail right now, trying to get 2 NZ models in my favourite quintessential NZ livery. DC8-52 with koru tail. and DC10-30 with same livery.

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:39 pm
by TKA380
Got the TOM 737-800 in the end, now I'm very tempted to go for this TOM 767... http://www.aircraftmodelstore.co.uk/...s-boeing-767-300er-winglets-1-400/

Might just go for it, why not eh  

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:59 am
by hh65man
I am currently looking to trade some one with a Gemini Jets KLM B737 in the Skyteam colour scheme, 1/400.. If anyone has one and is willing to trade please ke the know.... Cheers....

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:18 pm
by bunumuring
Hi guys,

I have over one hundred 1/400 models.

All are boxed after moving house, except a few that stay on permanent display: EVA Cargo A380F, American Airlines L-500 Galaxy, Lufthansa Fanhansa Siegerflieger 747-8... I keep the boxed ones in a secure, fire proof location not in my home.

Just this week, I have taken delivery of the following:
Etihad A380 in the brilliant new colourscheme
Etihad A340-600 in the now-old colourscheme, with F1 titles
Air Canada 777-300ER in 'Vancouver 2010' CG livery
Canadian Pacific Britannia
British Airways 'Bauhus' CRJ
British Airways 'Chelsea Rose' CRJ

Today I ordered an Azerbaijan Dreamliner.

My 'wish list' is topped by the only 757 Combi built, flown by Nepal Airlines, and a wingletted Air Nuigini 757. 'Wunula Dreaming' is also highly desired, plus more BA 'World Tails' to complete my collection. I currently have 16 of the 28 main tail designs, some on multiple models. I also want anything East West Airlines plus TAA.

I have issues with displaying my models... Any suggestions?

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:29 pm
by TKA380
Quoting bunumuring (Reply 17):

Here in the UK Ikea sells a good glass display case quite cheaply.. do they have stores in Australia?

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:40 am
by Adipasquale
I just recently purchased my first 1/400 models. I got a GemeniJets PA 707-320B and a PT DHC-8-100. Will probably buy more in the near future.

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:25 pm
by MIAspotter
I just returned from a trip to BKK and HKG and of course visited both Toy Studio in BKK and WestMain in Hong Kong... came one with the following:

-Asiana A380
-Qatar A380
-Etihad A380
-Azerbaijan 787
-Vietnam 787
-Vietnam A350
-Finnair A350

Not bad huh? LOL

I have a bunch of models that I want to sell on, anyone here that may be interested? I can draw up a list.

MIAspotter.

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:07 am
by bunumuring
Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 20):
I have a bunch of models that I want to sell on, anyone here that may be interested? I can draw up a list.

Yes please. I have sent you an IM...

And a great list of purchases. I have three of them (AZ 787, VN A350, EY A380) and wouldn't mind eventually purchasing a Finnair A350: an airline missing so far from my collection.

Cheers mate, Looking forward to hearing from you!
Bunumuring.

BTW: I am still waiting for my ordered Singapore SG50 A380, Delta 757-300 with winglets, RAF 50th Anniv VC-10, American E170, Pepsi Concorde and BA/Singapore Concorde: all on order and eagerly awaited!

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:21 am
by MIAspotter
Quoting bunumuring (Reply 21):
Yes please. I have sent you an IM...

Received, and working on it 
Quoting bunumuring (Reply 21):
And a great list of purchases. I have three of them (AZ 787, VN A350, EY A380) and wouldn't mind eventually purchasing a Finnair A350: an airline missing so far from my collection.

Thanks, and yes, lovely models that add a bit of variety to my collection, specially the AZAL and VN Dreamliners in my sea of white and blue Dreamliners lol.

The AY A350 is really nice, but I always suggest to get the JC Wings A350 model which is really good  

MIAspotter.

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:05 am
by bunumuring
Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 22):
lovely models that add a bit of variety to my collection, specially the AZAL and VN Dreamliners in my sea of white and blue Dreamliners lol.

Hey I agree! I have been known to buy 1/400 models based on the main colour of the plane. I have been eyeing off an Etihad A330 in the 'shopping' purple colourscheme just because it is purple. Likewise, I want an Air Greenland A330 because it is all red! I bought a KLM MD-11 (the 'last flight' one) just because it was blue and I wanted a KLM model in my collection. I like to have a variety of colours represented...

Can I suggest the China Southern Dreamliner with the wings design on the upper fuselage even though it is blue and white! And the metallic silver Jetstar Dreamliner may be a cool addition to your collection...

So far the only A350 I have is the Vietnam one... contemplating the Singapore one but waiting to see if Singapore do in fact 'refresh' their colourscheme with the introduction of the type...

Cheers,
Bunumuring.

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:39 pm
by aerorobnz
Quoting bunumuring (Reply 23):
contemplating the Singapore one but waiting to see if Singapore do in fact 'refresh' their colourscheme with the introduction of the type...

That's always what annoys me, when they produce the model before type delivery and it ends up never being delivered like that. They did that with NZ 788s which of course were changed to -9s and a new livery before they were delivered.. Same as when they release prior to the airline publishing the rego sequence. I don't want those in my 1/400 fleet

I took delivery of 2x NZ 762/763 in -90s stripes this week, the Tintin A320, a Viasa/KLM 880, Pacific Blue 738 last week

Awaiting delivery of
LH Siegerflieger and retro 748s
NZ 733 Pacific wave ZK-NGM
NH Star Wars 763/77W/789
TK 77W San Francisco livery
and 4 mystery box aircraft from my favourite supplier.

I love getting surprises. I have ended up with some absolute rippers and it costs me less to order like that.

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:41 pm
by MIAspotter
Quoting bunumuring (Reply 23):
Can I suggest the China Southern Dreamliner with the wings design on the upper fuselage even though it is blue and white!

Already in the fleet...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/A330Driver/Random/a1d1e2d5-c2c8-48b7-936d-cab67c407ea2.jpg

As you can see, that´s the Dream)Liner section.

A380 terminal...
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/A330Driver/Random/7A4278AD-4672-49DC-9A4D-447A4C019806.jpg

And the recently opened A350 + Others terminal, already at full capacity...
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/A330Driver/Random/997A5840-FCD0-42C6-A5AF-BB036B2C57B5.jpg

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 23):
So far the only A350 I have is the Vietnam one... contemplating the Singapore one but waiting to see if Singapore do in fact 'refresh' their colourscheme with the introduction of the type..

I am going to wait until the real SQ and CX A350s are out, so that they put the correct registrations on them.

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 24):
Same as when they release prior to the airline publishing the rego sequence. I don't want those in my 1/400 fleet

My point above...

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 24):
NH Star Wars 763/77W/789

 Wow! may I know from where are you getting the SW 789? apparently Disney has said a big fat NOPE to companies making that model  

Oh and the list of planes I am selling off is...

Dragon Wings
-Qantas 737-300
-Qantas 747-400 (VH-OJA)
-South African 738W, this one had some damage, the fuselage and paint are OK,but it is a stand only (no wheels)
-Varig 738W, same condition as the SAA

Herpa
-Germanwings A319 both standard old
livery and the Berlin Bearbus

Geminijets
-Easyjet A319
-Avianca 767-300 old livery, this one had a nose gear collapse... but I fixed it.
-KLM 777-200
-BA 747-400 bought in Harrods, comes in a special harrods green box, model has a slight blue mark on the fuselage.
-USAirways A320 scratch on the tailfin
-Aeroflot TU154M
-Southwest 73G NBA Slam Dunk One
-BA 757-200 (older Gemini mould)
-Virgin Atlantic A340-600 and 747-400 these were onboard purchases, they come in a limited edition tin box and
certificate, the tins are old and show sign of age but both models are in good condition (both in the older VS livery)

1/500
-EVA 777W onboard purchase
-Lufthansa A319 D-AILU

If anyone is interested, drop me a PM  

MIAspotter.

RE: 1/400 Models

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:08 pm
by aerorobnz
Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 25):
may I know from where are you getting the SW 789? apparently Disney has said a big fat NOPE to companies making that model

I just read this today on another forum but will wait and see, as usually he is quick to contact me on this kind of thing. My understanding was that it was possibly only one company who was going to be licensed.