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Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-28-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By asj410
Re: How Delta Bought A Refinery And Wound Up Saving American And United A Ton Of Cash

They did lease a tanker several weeks ago. Not sure if it's actually being utilized just yet though.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-19-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,354
Posted By asj410
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

Oh great. Looks like I will need to check my copy of that model.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-29-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By asj410
Re: Wallybird Fat Alberts: Western 737s

Very nice pics. I've always been a fan of Western's bare metal livery, so I'm very glad that all aircraft types in the fleet are now represented in this livery in 1:400. Now if we could only get...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-21-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,354
Posted By asj410
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

Thank you very much for the update, James! That's a huge sigh of relief to hear that GJ will assist in fixing this problem.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-20-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,354
Posted By asj410
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

Just sent a third message to GJ through their website regarding this zinc rot issue. Let's see if I finally hear something back, especially since James hasn't provided any updates here. I've been...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-20-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,139
Posted By asj410
Re: Gemini Jets September Release Teasers

11 1:400 releases for September, and more than half of them are essentially re-releases. Outstanding. That way, when one of their models that I already have starts to disintegrate from zinc rot...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-20-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,354
Posted By asj410
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

Still waiting to hear something from GJ both here and in response to the messages that I sent them via their website. Customer service (or lack thereof) showing its true colors?
Forum: Airliner Shows & Conventions 08-18-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,723
Posted By asj410
Re: October 4th Atlanta Delta Museum

What's more, AI 2015 will be held here next summer as well. With such a unique venue for AI, that should be a heck of a show if they can get a good turnout.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-15-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,354
Posted By asj410
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

Nope. Nothing. I'm still hoping that they are working on a solution, but the skepticism grows with each passing week.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-13-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,354
Posted By asj410
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

Nope. Haven't heard a word, and at this point, I'm not expecting to. Hopefully James can at least keep us filled in on this situation. Even if GJ decides not to do anything about this, I'd at...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-07-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By asj410
Re: What do you do with your models?

I store them in my giant skyscraper vault and swim around in them like Scrooge McDuck.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-05-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,354
Posted By asj410
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

Thanks for the update, James. Looking forward to further updates!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-03-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,354
Posted By asj410
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

Wow, I did not think this thread would lead to the inclusion of so many other GJ releases from the last few years. This seems to be turning into a bit of an epidemic. Hope GJ is taking swift action...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-02-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,354
Posted By asj410
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

Has anyone else attempted to contact GJ? I still haven't heard anything back from them.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-28-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,354
Posted By asj410
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

Glad to hear it. I sent GJ a message about the issue, so hopefully I'll hear back from them sometime this week.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-27-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,354
Posted By asj410
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

I agree with the last few posts. This is definitely a very alarming situation as I had previously been under the impression that zinc rot was pretty much a thing of the past. I definitely wouldn't...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-25-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,354
Posted By asj410
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

We've got two of us so far. I'm guessing there are more....
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-25-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,354
Posted By asj410
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

Great. Looks like I'll have a hole in my DL current colors collection now. I suppose I've been lucky so far in that none of my other models have been victim to zinc rot over the years. It's just a...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-24-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,354
Posted By asj410
GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

Look what I just noticed on my Delta 737-900 tonight. Has anyone else noticed the paint on the tail beginning to crack? This model is too new (less than a year old) for it to be showing signs of...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-26-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By asj410
Re: A340 arrival Kuwait

Very cool stuff. I'd love to be able to fly on an A340-300 one day. I hear they are real pigs on the takeoff and climb out.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-25-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By asj410
Re: Dubai-Kuwait A310

Very nice! I love trip videos. I should start doing them myself with all of my non-revving, though most of the international flying I do is not in a window seat. You're really becoming the world...
Forum: For Sale, Trade or Swap! 05-18-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By asj410
Lots of 1:400s, plus others

Just listed a bunch of 1:400 GJs on eBay, along with an old Schabak 1:250 United 747-400 and a set of four StarJets 1:500 Braniff DC-8-50s.

asj410 | eBay...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-16-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By asj410
Re: Herpa wings United & Delta 767-400 New Release

Nice releases, but the one thing that bothers me with Herpa's 1:400 767-400 is that the main gear is undersized (like it belongs on the -200 and -300), which doesn't give the model that slight...
Forum: Custom Made Models 05-13-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,805
Posted By asj410
Re: Brad Shinn Delta L-1011

That would be sweet! :D
Forum: Custom Made Models 05-08-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,805
Posted By asj410
Re: Brad Shinn Delta L-1011

Lol....yeah, it can definitely be confusing. N737D (no "A" on the end of the reg for this particular ship) was originally a -1, but it was converted to a -250 at some point (not sure when) before it...
Forum: Custom Made Models 05-06-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,805
Posted By asj410
Re: Brad Shinn Delta L-1011

That's actually an L-1011-250, Doug ;):D
Forum: For Sale, Trade or Swap! 05-03-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By asj410
1:400 Delta stuff

Looking for MULTIPLE copies of the following 1:400s, all in Widget colors:

GJ Delta 727-200 triple pack OR just N510DA, the one in Widget colors
GJ Delta 737-200 (N331DL)
GJ Delta 757-200...
Forum: For Sale, Trade or Swap! 05-02-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By asj410
Re: 1:400 DW Continental 767-400

Nah. I'm not crazy about Herpa's 1:400 757-200 mold. Thanks though, Alvin!
Forum: For Sale, Trade or Swap! 05-01-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By asj410
Re: 1:400 DW Continental 767-400

Thanks. Yeah, I saw that one previously, and I'm not about to shell out that much for this model...lol.
Forum: For Sale, Trade or Swap! 05-01-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By asj410
1:400 DW Continental 767-400

Anyone have a copy of the 1:400 DW Continental 767-400 that they are willing to sell?
Forum: For Sale, Trade or Swap! 04-30-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By asj410
1:400 DW Delta 767-400 & AC Hawaiian DC-9-50

Looking for the following:

1:400 Dragon Wings Delta (wavy gravy) 767-400 (DW55233)

1:400 AeroClassics Hawaiian DC-9-50 (ACN709HA)

I may need up to 2 or 3 of each of these.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 04-17-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By asj410
Re: Dallas to Alaska-Pics

Nice pics, Billy! Do you have bennies on AA/US? My g/f and I non-revved up to ANC this past October. Interesting city. Reminded me A LOT of Billings, MT. I hated Billings.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-12-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By asj410
Re: Comparing Gemini's MD90 to their MD80

Gemini mentioned that the Allegiant release was actually done on the old mold. The American MD-80 has been the only release on the newer MD-80 mold thus far.
Forum: For Sale, Trade or Swap! 02-26-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By asj410
More 1:400s listed

Decided to part with a few more 1:400s from my collection.

Listings are at:

1:400 Models (http://www.ebay.com/sch/asj410/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=)

Included are:

AC Air Canada...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-25-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By asj410
Re: Spare nose wheels for GJ ATR-42/72?

Got a reply from Nikki at GJ yesterday afternoon saying that she would send me a set of wheels, free of charge, and that they would be mailed out that day. Great customer service!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By asj410
Re: Spare nose wheels for GJ ATR-42/72?

Actually, it's just the tires that are missing, so that might work! I hadn't thought about what other aircraft types might have the same nose gear tires as GJ's ATR-42/72. I just finished comparing...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-23-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By asj410
Spare nose wheels for GJ ATR-42/72?

I was wondering if anyone might happen to have a spare set of nose wheels for the GJ 1:400 ATR-42/72 that I could acquire. Without getting into too many of the details, I recently purchased the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-22-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By asj410
Re: PHOTOS - JCW - MD-80 - Blank

The window plugs are completely dependent on the airline and year, and sometimes even the ship number. It has nothing to do with whether it's an MD-81, MD-82, MD-83, or MD-88. They all have the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-20-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By asj410
Re: PHOTOS - JCW - MD-80 - Blank

Two quick observations:

1. Seems strange to not finish the engine exhausts with bare metal.

2. Why would they plug some of the cabin windows (and they plugged a lot of them)? The vast majority...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 02-07-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,510
Posted By asj410
Re: First US Airways Aircraft Gets New American Colors

I really don't think American's marketing department wanted to start giving hints about their new livery away on a bunch of 50-seaters flying for American Eagle. Besides, two months is a long time...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 02-07-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By asj410
Re: At The Airport-1994

Very cool stuff!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By asj410
Re: Need: USAir 737-200

You mean like mine from several years back? :D I actually have another two of the USAir/Piedmont hybrid 737-200s that I left as is with USAir titles that I managed to snag on eBay for retail price...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-25-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By asj410
Re: How much for 1:72 Century Wings F-14?

Thanks, Dave! Didn't realize you could search for completed listings. I think I'll hold onto this one after all. It's a beautiful model. Just got a little curious when I saw what some of the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-25-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By asj410
How much for 1:72 Century Wings F-14?

Just thought I'd pop into the military forum to see if I could get some opinions since I'm not nearly as familiar with the military stuff as I am with civil stuff. I purchased a 1:72 Century Wings...
Forum: For Sale, Trade or Swap! 01-24-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By asj410
Re: 1:400 ANA, Lufthansa, etc.

Just added the 1:400 DW American DC-10-30 to eBay as well.
Forum: For Sale, Trade or Swap! 01-24-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By asj410
1:400 ANA, Lufthansa, etc.

Just wanted to let you guys know that I've put some stuff up on eBay as I trim down my collection a little. All models are MIB except for the 1:400 ANA 767-300, which has a smudge on the upper...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 12-27-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By asj410
Re: Delta Retires Last Commercial Service DC-9

I hope to heck I can non-rev one last time on a DC-9 between now and then. It'll be sad to see them go.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 12-27-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By asj410
Re: American 737-800 (New Colors) Profile

Thanks! I appreciate that! I just wish I had more time for this stuff as there are so many other subjects that I'd like to do. I keep telling myself that I'll finally finish my 747-400, but other...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 12-18-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By asj410
Re: American 737-800 (New Colors) Profile

Thanks! Not sure what you mean by "site," but I create these profiles in Adobe Illustrator and apply some finishing touches in Photoshop. I actually do offer my work in print form for those who are...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-18-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By asj410
Re: American MD-80 Liveries - C'mon Gemini surprise me!

I purchased a few of GJ's American MD-80s with the specific intent of customizing two of them with the larger black rain boot (yes, there was a smaller version and the much more common larger version...
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