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Old 11-11-2014, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default Suggested Air Canada & WestJet 1/200 Releases

So if manufacturers feel the need to continue to ignore every airline in Canadian skies that doesn't say Air Canada or WestJet down the side, can we at least shake it up a little and get something unique? Here are some suggested Air Canada and WestJet models...

In 1997, Air Canada repainted one of their Airbus A319 aircraft in the classic Trans-Canada Airlines (TCA) livery to mark their 60th Anniversary. Even though that was 17 years ago, C-FZUH is still wearing these colours and the paint looks like it's been well-maintained - at least from afar. This plane would look fantastic in a retro-livery themed collection, in a TCA collection, an Air Canada collection, or any collection of North American airlines:


They did another unique livery to mark their 65th Anniversary in 2002 in a much more patriotic way. This time they used an A320 (C-FFWN). They elected not to keep this special livery and it has been flying in their standard "aquafresh" paint scheme for the past five years. Here it is at YVR back in 2009 when it was flying the flag for Canada:


WestJet hasn't been known for their special liveries, but C-GWSZ has worn two. It was painted up to promote their "Care-antee" campaign in 2010. In 2013 it was repainted as the very popular Disney World "Magic Plane." I'm actually a big fan of the "Care-antee" scheme. Here it is in August 2013:

Now that it's rebranded in Disney colours, the appeal is HUGE to collectors of all sorts. Here it is in December 2013 after being reborn as "Sorcerer Mickey":


The only other unique marking on a WestJet plane that I've seen is on C-GAWS, the 100th Next Generation Boeing 737 in their fleet:
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Hogan finally did the AC 65th in 200 scale. The "Care-antee" was done I believe by Skymarks Supreme in 100 scale. The Westjet Disney is by far the most stunning Disney theme plane to date.(IMO) That includes all the Alaska's and JAL'S. I must be honest,I was a little disappointed in the 100th B737-NG titles on the Westjet. I thought working it into the tail somehow would have been better. But what do I know.
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Hogan finally did the AC 65th in 200 scale. The "Care-antee" was done I believe by Skymarks Supreme in 100 scale. The Westjet Disney is by far the most stunning Disney theme plane to date.(IMO) That includes all the Alaska's and JAL'S. I must be honest,I was a little disappointed in the 100th B737-NG titles on the Westjet. I thought working it into the tail somehow would have been better. But what do I know.
Ahhh you're so right! I somehow missed the Hogan release. It is still plastic though and I really would prefer to see it in diecast. The TCA livery was (very poorly) done by Dragon Wings in 1/400 in a weird sparkly silver instead of the proper grey colour. They've also done the WestJet Disney plane in 1/400 and it's actually quite good. I prefer to see it in greater detail on a 1/200 release though. The Skymarks Supreme "Care-antee" release is too big and too plastic for my tastes, but you're right - they did make it.

I also agree with you 100% on the 100th B737-NG. It looks like an afterthought - like someone decided to slap it on as it was leaving the hanger in Everett.

Personally, I'd really like to see Gemini do both versions of WestJet's C-GWSZ and the TCA A319. The 100th B737-NG I can do without, but at least it's something unique compared to the standard WestJet finish. Glad to see the Hogan 1/200 65th! I'll check out prices, even if it is plastic.

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Seems easy enough to find the Hogan release under $40. Do you have it, KH1903? Or have you seen it? Is it detailed?
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West Jet Disney please. Wonder who is going to release it first, Gemini or Pheonix.
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I am probably the only person who does not want the Westjet Disney in 1:200 scale. bad me
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