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Old 12-06-2014, 11:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good- though I do see a bit of discoloration which plagues some polished metal models, over the "A" in "Airlines" on the top of the fuselage. IF did a great job with the AA DC-10-30, and none of them that I've seen seem to have that problem. Still, I'm optimistic and look forward to this coming out soon. I've had it on pre-order since March.

Along with the new WM PA DC-8-30, it's a good time for collecting classics of the early 1960s!
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When should we expect this one to arrive?
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A few weeks ago it was posted on here that they were on their way on the boat from China. But that must be some slow boat! Is it a row boat?
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A few weeks ago it was posted on here that they were on their way on the boat from China. But that must be some slow boat! Is it a row boat?
Depending on which port they come into the U.S., there are serious slow downs on the west coast with all imports. Dock workers are in the midst of a long-term contract battle, delaying most shipment for 1-2 weeks or more. Ships are forced to wait offshore for an open dock...
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Depending on which port they come into the U.S., there are serious slow downs on the west coast with all imports. Dock workers are in the midst of a long-term contract battle, delaying most shipment for 1-2 weeks or more. Ships are forced to wait offshore for an open dock...
Thanks for the info. I had no idea this was going on.
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When should we expect this one to arrive?
Huh? You mean the TWA 880 releases one year back?!

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...why oh why?!....the same old mistake of that forward grey area on the left side!!!!!
Should be only on the right side...
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I hope it will be corrected on the AIR FRANCE model.

PLEASE NO GREY PANEL ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE FUSELAGE AND FAIRING HOUSING THE HF ANTENNA PAINTED IN GREY.

Photos of the pre production model will be appreciated.

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I hope it will be corrected on the AIR FRANCE model.

PLEASE NO GREY PANEL ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE FUSELAGE AND FAIRING HOUSING THE HF ANTENNA PAINTED IN GREY.

Photos of the pre production model will be appreciated.

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From the sample pictures, it looks to me like IF at least got the gray HF antenna fairing right. Now if they just removed the gray on the left side of the fuselage.

Unfortunately, there are already on their way so there is no chance of revision on this release.

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Yes, HF antenna fairing is fine, but for the rest, I'm afraid that for the AA aircraft, it's too late …

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Thank you Flying Dream for posting the pictures.
Is there a chance to post a picture of the underside for us ?
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When should we expect this one to arrive?

I recieved this one in february of this year???
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Now if they just removed the gray on the left side of the fuselage.
Unfortunately, there are already on their way so there is no chance of revision on this release.
With all the excellent photos presented on the other forum back in July and Bob stating "corrections will be made .... so no worry" back in August, i can't believe it still got the grey on both sides!

Oh well..... it is what it is, she still is a beautiful bird. can't wait for mine to arrive...
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It is a great looking model.

However, even if it was not pointed out that there is no gray on the lower forward port fuselage they still should not have put it there. We all know this why don't the mfrs. ?

Very unfortunate indeed, especially when it is pointed out, acknowledged and said to be corrected by the mfr.

Also sad is that a major carrier like AA is the first issue on these new molds and the subsequent models have these corrections.
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It is a great looking model.

However, even if it was not pointed out that there is no gray on the lower forward port fuselage they still should not have put it there. We all know this why don't the mfrs. ?

Very unfortunate indeed, especially when it is pointed out, acknowledged and said to be corrected by the mfr.

Also sad is that a major carrier like AA is the first issue on these new molds and the subsequent models have these corrections.
Agreed - As much as I salivated about an AA 990, I wanted it done right. Maybe they'll release the AA meatball down the road and make the needed changes. Despite the mistakes I can't wait for mine to arrive.
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AA, Spantax, NE, or Modern Air: it is an unfortunate error and quality failure of the (exclusive) manufacturer known as "Inflight" - and they need to know that. Only thing one can do is to avoid buying this particular release. Don't be afraid, there will be more AA 990s in the future, maybe even in the same scheme. Saying "Well, I take this one anyway instead of missing an AA. 990" is the WRONG thing and won't change anything!

That being said, I am wondering about if the grey panel on the left side of the fuselage really is that much of a problem! I love the 990 but I am definitely not an expert for this type of aircraft. I wouldn't have noticed that error, to say the least. Nonetheless, if it is tact much disturbing to any of you... skip it! There will be improved versions - that I am sure of!
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If there is something wrong in the AF model : no excuse.

By the way, they didn't listen when some of us said that the wing of their B 707-320 and -420 was completely wrong.

Sorry, but I have to say that all this is disappointing.

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Another interesting aspect of this model is; do we know if the grey part of the tail section is correct. That is not shown. Anyone know about this?

Some photos of this section would be good to see.

I do not feel that any of us are reqesting any thing on these models that is not obvious to the airliner enthusiast. If we can spot these deficiencies, why can't the mfrs? There is probably no additional cost in doing it correctly the first time.
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Here is the picture I published for the AA Coronado.
The AF version is the same and some convincing photos have been found for the part above the stabilizers.

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Thanks Air France, I meant the rear section of the fuselage of the model to see if it was properly painted grey. It would be good to see that.
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To make the story short : Nice model but more attention should have been given to the photos that some of us published.
Also, close-up photos of the pre production model would have permitted to correct what was wrong before it was too late.
Grey painted area at the rear part of the fuselage is not exactly what I was expecting.

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Jean Pierre & All,

We are talking about Inflight, guys! I admire their pioneering for the 1/200 scale model market but, on the other hand, they have proven to be... well, let's say... ignorant enough to print the latest Hawaiian Airlines logo on a 1970's PSA L-1011 demonstrator fuselage instead of the correct customer logo! What the heck is going on there?! I really have no clue!

I am pretty sure you can even provide a rpecise 1/200 matrix for a specific model, and still they would manage to make a number of mistakes. I cannot explain such things - I am just surprised every time again...
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ARD have their stock, although there seems to be very few not accounted for in pre-order. Sorry for the crappy ipad shots...
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ARD have their stock, although there seems to be very few not accounted for in pre-order. Sorry for the crappy ipad shots...
It appears that they did not correct the grey undercoat covering both sides of the forward fuselage, even GJ got that right on the 1/400, one can only hope that some nail polish remover will reveal a polished skin underneath. What do these guys use for research, a post card picture of the airplane?
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It appears that they did not correct the grey undercoat covering both sides of the forward fuselage, even GJ got that right on the 1/400, one can only hope that some nail polish remover will reveal a polished skin underneath. What do these guys use for research, a post card picture of the airplane?
here is the fix...
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I'm confused about this, making a proper job will be a real challenge, if it works, non acetone nail polish remover seems to be more promising and could be the solution, but I'm afraid that a clear separation between the grey panel and the bare metal will be difficult to obtain, even with masking tape.

On the other hand, maybe there is a protective coat.

Why didn't Inflight listen when we talked about this ?

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I'm confused about this, making a proper job will be a real challenge, if it works, non acetone nail polish remover seems to be more promising and could be the solution, but I'm afraid that a clear separation between the grey panel and the bare metal will be difficult to obtain, even with masking tape.

On the other hand, maybe there is a protective coat.

Why didn't Inflight listen when we talked about this ?

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it is frustrating given the time IF had to get it all straightened out, but i can accept it the way it is. here is a picture posted back in July on the other forum;
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