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Old 10-31-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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After closing down production last year, JR Lacerda,(my business partner), is now tweaking the MKII version of this model. It will be on a very limited basis under our Mirage Models brand. The Lockheed 2000 is also back on track. Model fuselage and engines will still be made of resin, but the wings, stabs, tail, etc, will be created in a new material. Details as they become available.

Look for protos in early 2010.

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Old 10-31-2009, 07:39 PM   #2
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looking at your blog link i see here was a delta widget and pan am. are these, or will these be available, thanks.
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looking at your blog link i see here was a delta widget and pan am. are these, or will these be available, thanks.
Same question?
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Yes and Yes~ These are one-off customs made from scratch. You can have any scheme and tail number you like, as before.

None of the production will be posted in online auctions this time around. Below is a pic of my BN Green
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:38 AM   #5
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I gotta get the Pan AM plane!
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Same question?
I thought you had gotten one of those Tupi. I am thinking of getting one in the original Boeing color scheme. The only thing that bugs me about that mould are those two joints that are visible before and aft of the wing.

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The only thing that bugs me about that mould are those two joints that are visible before and aft of the wing.
Me too. That and the rough decal work, especially on the cheat lines. For what one of these hand-built models cost, the finish needs a little more work. I admire the effort though, and the subject aircraft are beautiful.
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Is there a Delta or AA one that I can order?

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Same......... i would be interested in Delta
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Just for interests sake, here are a few pics of the Boeing 2707 SST mock-up that I took at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Francisco a few weeks back:



















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Just for interests sake, here are a few pics of the Boeing 2707 SST mock-up that I took at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Francisco a few weeks back:



















Been there many times...really cool!
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Groover,

WOW~ Thank you for posting your photos. After searching the web, yours are the only current pics that detail this rare mock up. I've wanted to visit the museum to get pics like this for quite some time.
One shows a clear window just behind the flight deck seats. Is this an emergency exit covered with plexi? or an actual window? Also in your photos is that beautiful cutaway. GREAT model, but not a B2707-300. Is there any designation as to "type" in that display? Do they rotate the nose to the "down" position for visitors?

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I thought you had gotten one of those Tupi. I am thinking of getting one in the original Boeing color scheme. The only thing that bugs me about that mould are those two joints that are visible before and aft of the wing.

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Me too. That and the rough decal work, especially on the cheat lines. For what one of these hand-built models cost, the finish needs a little more work. I admire the effort though, and the subject aircraft are beautiful.

Those same issues bugged us too. This is why after the initial run, we stopped. JR is working on perfecting this to a higher level of finish. The engines and tail are also being tweaked. As Gospodin mentions, these are all completely hand made from scratch in a studio by an artist. It's more a labor of aviation passion than money. They take hours and hours to hand cast, finish and assemble. We're going to try very hard to make this next version more accurate. Each edition is like doing a miniature sculpture.

We were hoping someone in the world would recognize these beautiful airplanes, but no bites. Meanwhile the MOST OBSCURE stuff still rolls out of Asia. Very surprising nobody tried a Boeing, Lockheed, or Douglas SST. We would love to do this in diecast metal and tampo printed if we could, but that's not one of our options. Some may seen the resin kit (B 2707-200 - canards), reverse moulded from the Monogram kit. An admirable effort, but the mould is twisted. It's a very complex form to reverse mould. Hats off to those guys for their efforts.
Right now, we have many a sizable backlog of requests for models. We will do our best to bring an improved art piece to the collector.

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Any scheme/tail number you want will be available.

We appreciate those who have shown interest and support for our project in the past and present.
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WOW~ Thank you for posting your photos. After searching the web, yours are the only current pics that detail this rare mock up. I've wanted to visit the museum to get pics like this for quite some time.
One shows a clear window just behind the flight deck seats. Is this an emergency exit covered with plexi? or an actual window? Also in your photos is that beautiful cutaway. GREAT model, but not a B2707-300. Is there any designation as to "type" in that display? Do they rotate the nose to the "down" position for visitors?

Thanks for posting. Great stuff.

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Thanks Herb, PM responded. In response to your question about the emergency exit, I am not sure. However, it is definitely an emergency exit but whether or not it was intended to be a glass (ie. window) type exit, is difficult to determine.

As for the cutaway model, there is a card which is visible in one of the new pics that I have just uploaded. I am not sure if you can read it from the resized photo, but it reads as follows:

Boeing Super-Sonic Transport

This model illustrates a proposed design by the Boeing Aircraft Company for a supersonic transport (SST). It is designed to carry a passenger capacity of 292, at speeds of up to Mach 3. It would also be the world's longest aircraft at an overall length of 318 feet.

The project has been postponed at this time (fall 1998) because of the extremely high costs of developing an entirely new airplane.

To be honest, I am a little confused between the Model 2707-300 and the Boeing SST. I just thought that they were one in the same. Suffice to say, they just call it 'The Boeing SST'. I bow to your expertise in this aspect.

As for rotating the nose position down for visitors, I don't think that they do, however at the Hiller site, they have some pics that were taken pre-refurbishment where the nose appears to be folded down. Unfortunatly, I don't think that's the case, rather, the nose appears to be disconnected.

Here's the link:
Hiller Aviation & Museum | Exhibits

BTW, Herb, your blog looks great.
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i have a question regarding the cockpit controls.

the yoke isnt really a yoke right? it looks like two joysticks, i presume they are linked behind the instrument panel so that when one side moves the other also moves.
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Here's the link:
Hiller Aviation & Museum | Exhibits

BTW, Herb, your blog looks great.
Your photo contributions bring some much needed historical information. Looking forward to adding the latest you've posted. Nicely done~ and looking forward to your other pics.

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B2707-100: double jointed nose, no canards, and swingwings.
b2707-200: single jointed nose, canards, and swingwings
b2707-300: single jointed nose, no canards, smaller fixed wing with traditional stabs, upswept rear fuselage

My avatar depicts the Boeing House colors series 100..note the double hinged nose.My sig line below depicts a Pan Am b2707-200..canards are hard to see but look above the shadow.
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The cutaway model looks like the Boeing HSCT (High Speed Civil Transport) from the 1990s.
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Awesome photos and the model as well.
Can you give me an idea of the cost of one of the new models?
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Awesome photos and the model as well.
Can you give me an idea of the cost of one of the new models?
Thanks Gaudarod,
pricing is not yet set. They'll be more than the last version..around 165.00. The model maker is going to hand make these with even more care and precision than past examples. He's is focusing on quality over quantity. Quantity will be very limited. He's a airliner enthusiast hobbyist and will only be doing a few at a time. He'll try to satisfy as many orders as possible. Duplicates or multiples will be taken care of after everybody that ordered theirs after production ceased last year is taken care of. Will advise as development proceeds.

FYI: The proto will be a metallic chrome finish and have a visible first class lounge. The American Airlines lounge pics I posted in the 1:1 were a subliminal hint! Stay tuned!
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