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Old 10-03-2012, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know pictures have been posted for this model but I just wanted to share how much detail this model has. Gemini did a great job on this mould. The only thing that is a bit of a disapointment is the wonky landing gear. The main gear I think should be a bit wider and the front gear tires are a bit fat. Over all I think this mould is awesome and can't for more A333 realeases.











In this picture you can see the indentations on the wing and the fuel realase tube. Awsome detail!









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Old 10-03-2012, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey airbusroller, nice photos as always!
for some reason I still think the engines are bit higher above the ground compare to the actual aircraft...what do you guys think?





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Old 10-03-2012, 06:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, and you know I think you are right. I think the reason it looks that way is because the circumference on the engines for the model is smaller compared to the real thing???
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Thanks, and you know I think you are right. I think the reason it looks that way is because the circumference on the engines for the model is smaller compared to the real thing???
Ya...the circumference, this reminds me of GJ200's GE-90 engines....sigh.
hopefully...GJ200 will do something about it...in the near future
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lol, well this mould is much improved compared to the first realease which was the US Airways A332. Lets hope Gemini is paying attention and keeps improving the moulds. The new Hawaiian A332 looks like it has been reworked and it looks good!!
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lol, well this mould is much improved compared to the first realease which was the US Airways A332. Lets hope Gemini is paying attention and keeps improving the moulds. The new Hawaiian A332 looks like it has been reworked and it looks good!!
ya, however, GJ200 seems reluctant to modify the engines on their moulds don't know why, could it be too costly? I believe the engines mould is separate from the rest of aircraft mould right?
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Is the dihedral of the model's wings too steep?
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I wonder if it might be the main gear being too tall, rather than the wings or engines themselves being wrong. Compressed vs uncompressed gear struts.
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The engines are a blessing compared to the main gear. They look to narrow on their struts.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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A few technical data about the A 330-300.

Position of the wing and engines above the ground depends on the weight of the aircraft.

< Extremity of the winglet above the ground.
Operating weight empty, CG 26,8 % 8,05 m.
Max ramp weight, CG 36,5 % 7,61 m.

< Ground clearance of the engines above the taxiway.
Operating weight empty, same CG as above.
GE 0,94 m.
PW 0,90 m.
RR 0,87 m.
Max ramp weight, same CG as above.
GE 0,79 m.
PW 0,75 m.
RR 0,72 m.

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Is the dihedral of the model's wings too steep?
I think that's the answer as to why the engines seems too high indeed.

A very fine release! It's going to make it all the more difficult for me to hold out for the Air Canada version!
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How many of you would buy this if released?




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When I look at these photos, I find the Gemini version starts to look really very solid. I like what I'm seeing. So what if the engines are a millimeter or two high. Meh. These two comparison shots say it all, IMPO. Bring on the Air France version!! I have a spot already laid out for it.
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Way too much dihedral on the model! Easy fix though...Snap and reglue!
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Way too much dihedral on the model! Easy fix though...Snap and reglue!
And then your model will sit even higher up as the gears will be lowered
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A few technical data about the A 330-300.

Position of the wing and engines above the ground depends on the weight of the aircraft.

< Extremity of the winglet above the ground.
Operating weight empty, CG 26,8 % 8,05 m.
Max ramp weight, CG 36,5 % 7,61 m.

< Ground clearance of the engines above the taxiway.
Operating weight empty, same CG as above.
GE 0,94 m.
PW 0,90 m.
RR 0,87 m.
Max ramp weight, same CG as above.
GE 0,79 m.
PW 0,75 m.
RR 0,72 m.

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Good point.

There are plenty of good shots of N801NW (A330-323X) on Anet. Below is a shot of one of its engines. It looks pretty much like what I see on the model.



Overall, minor niggles aside, I have to say I'm happy to scoop one of these in the upcoming future.
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Nice photos! This must be the diecast that was released before the "new" one that was just announced yesterday?
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Can't wait for Air Canada and Air Transat versions!
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Oh god!!!! Not more whinning about engines!!!
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Natch. That's how we roll. Splitting neutrinos.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:21 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Great shots! beautiful model! I'm waiting for a LH and KL version!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I have this model, and while I'm overall very happy with it, I still don't understand why GJ can't get the tail colors right. They are MUCH better than the MD-80/767/777 but still a bit off. I don't know how they could hit the nail on the head with the 757 and 737s, and miss it most of the time. Still, I am glad it's not as bad as the MD-80 (that's the worst).
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Nope, not me.
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all in all a nice release...though i'm pretty happy that the Delta livery is not my cup of tea... the mould still needs a pointier nose cone and the frontgear strut definatley needs to be shorter/the front wheel needs to be smaller/the maingear as a whole looks too weak compared to the pics of the original... have to see it person, maybe i'm wrong and it is just an optical illusion.
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Hi gabe4321, are you responding to the 'Gulf Air' bird?

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