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Old 05-30-2013, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone provide and feedback on Flight Miniature models please?

I am looking at buying a few as they have some rare schemes which I like that I cannot find anywhere else at the moment. One Im looking at is People Express 727-200.

How do they compare to other plastic models such as Hogan or Herps. Any feed would be much appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They are lower grade than Hogan/Herpa/Risesoon/Skymarks. They come with a stand but no landing gears. Their moulds arent very accurate too but they do make planes that other manufacturers dont. If im not wrong their 727 isnt in 1:200 scale.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info SGT Moody. Glad I got you on a good day .

This is a listing on ebay that describes it as a 1/200.

Flight Miniatures Peoplexpress Airlines 1981 Livery Boeing 727 200 1 200 Scale | eBay

It looks nice.
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Sometimes, they can be better than the models released by established manufacturers.
I refused to buy the Air France B 747-100 made for SOCATEC by Inflight because the livery was incredibly wrong.
Yes, Flight Miniatures models are basic but they can be improved and as far as the B 747 is concerned, it is correct.
I bought a set of landing gear.
The AF livery (blue cheatline) is excellent, much better and more accurate than the Inflight version.

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The flight Miniatures 727 is 1/200 scale.
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If you need more information, go to flightminiatures.com

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Can anyone provide and feedback on Flight Miniature models please?

I am looking at buying a few as they have some rare schemes which I like that I cannot find anywhere else at the moment. One Im looking at is People Express 727-200.

How do they compare to other plastic models such as Hogan or Herps. Any feed would be much appreciated.

Thank you.
Flight Miniatures (a.k.a. Long Prosper) is that Wooster kind of stuff that delighted me and many collectors back in the late 1970's and 1980's when scale models in 1/250 upwards (1/200, 1/180) became a common method of airline promotion and onboard sales, subsequently followed by mass production for the collectors' market. Flight Miniatures of the USA, Wooster of the UK as well as IMC of Holland had been the huge global players in this market, however, their changing scales (depeding on type of aircraft = resulting in a similar size of the models and boxes) was quite annoying to me.

They had the big types of aircraft in 1/250 (747, L-1011, DC-10 etc.), mid-sized airplanes in 1/200 (767, 757, 727, 707, MD-80 etc.) and the 737 in 1/180. Don't know why the 737 turned out to be only one in 1/180, the manufacturers obviously tried to work out new things, however, later small types of aircraft (other than 737 versions) were normally released in 1/200.

If you happen to know today's Herpa/Wooster snap-fit models (those that are around $20.00), you exactly know what Flight Miniatures' quality is like.
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Thanks for the information all, very much appreciated.
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