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Old 02-09-2015, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just saw these posted on A.net. I think it looks great!





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Old 02-09-2015, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I saw another photo of her on the flight line. She looks very nice.
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Happy Birthday Mr 747!!
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What - no bare aluminum belly - blasphemy! Am I wrong, or isn't the 747-8 all aluminum and no composite? This plane looks like a poorly maintained museum bird where they gave up polishing the bare metal, and just went with the gray paint. Totally unimpressed. Close but no cigar. Outta here, Doug
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What - no bare aluminum belly - blasphemy! Am I wrong, or isn't the 747-8 all aluminum and no composite? This plane looks like a poorly maintained museum bird where they gave up polishing the bare metal, and just went with the gray paint. Totally unimpressed. Close but no cigar. Outta here, Doug
better have it grey, than this strange bi-color fuselage.



in case you did not notice, the Condor 763 is also NOT polished...





is there actually a retro bird which is polishaed at all (ok, A320 might be a bad example)?























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I just saw these posted on A.net. I think it looks great! The new window adoption from the 777 really is apparent in these wide angle pics.





I totally dig this. Beautiful. I would duplicate my current Herpa LH 747-8 if they made this one.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Not Retro enough.
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Isn't the blue a little lighter than it should be? I also notice they have retained the tail of the current livery not the old tail with the thinner pinstripe inner circle.



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Isn't the blue a little lighter than it should be? I also notice they have retained the tail of the current livery not the old tail with the thinner pinstripe inner circle.
Yes Moin,
both of your observations are correct, but you need to consider that it still stands in the paint hangar and direct light is on the paint to reveal any faults. These brightness makes the colors look brighter than they are in real life outside. Just check out these pictures after the roll-out:

On the second picture you can see that the tail has been done correctly also with the German flag on top:

Looks like Boeing and LH did a fantastic job here..
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Just in case anybody hasn't noticed yet. This beautiful Lufthansa Retro 747-8i will be released by Gemini and is now listed for pre-order at the Aviation-Center-Berlin website.

https://www.aviation-center-berlin.de/p/GJDLH1479

Now need to say, that I have pre-ordered it immediately!
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Isn't the blue a little lighter than it should be? I also notice they have retained the tail of the current livery not the old tail with the thinner pinstripe inner circle.
It is lighter than what I recall … perhaps the art department lost the PMS spec for the blue cheat line - I can live with that, but what bothers me is that they didn't POLISH the underbelly. It probably was a cost thing - much cheaper to paint "gray" than to polish the aluminum … it is what it is.
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Her first test flight info from the 14th. Note the B737 typo.

L/N 1513 C/N 37844 B737-830 D-ABYT LUFTHANSA
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Came across this site, some good clean images. I may invest in this one,

LUFTHANSA's D-ABYT 'Retro Jet' Finally Takes To The Skies: First Looks! - Lufthansa Flyer
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Lufthansa is going to release the 1/200, 1/500 versions of this beauty via Worldshop.
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Isn't the blue a little lighter than it should be? I also notice they have retained the tail of the current livery not the old tail with the thinner pinstripe inner circle.
Wasn't LH retro a brighter blue though?
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I'm surprised this release hasn't garnered more attention on DAC. I confess I hadn't noticed it, until I came across Gemini's new 1:200 model while perusing my preferred retailers website.

Finally a 747 (albeit an -8) in Lufthansa's classic livery! I've pre-ordered this one, which will look very nice next to IF200's 747-400 in current Lufthansa livery.
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I'm surprised this release hasn't garnered more attention on DAC. I confess I hadn't noticed it, until I came across Gemini's new 1:200 model while perusing my preferred retailers website.

Finally a 747 (albeit an -8) in Lufthansa's classic livery! I've pre-ordered this one, which will look very nice next to IF200's 747-400 in current Lufthansa livery.
I think we're all waiting to see how it turns out ? That said my Phoenix example is in the post...
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