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Old 12-23-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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Question Which diecast 747-400? (BBox and JC Wings)

Good evening guys!

As the title says.. I am in the edge of buying my first 1:200 747-400 in die cast.. But I can't really decide on which one to buy, I have two options and hopefully you guys can help me.

The first one I am looking at is the one from BBox "Air New Zealand - Final Flight" model. As only 100 were made I am thinking this will be a really classic model and hard to get later on..

The other one is one of the upcoming releases from JC Wings.. "Singapore airlines - Tropical" - I know this one will be on a new and improved mould.. But still the BBox attracts my attention for some reason.

But as I am thinking about it, I keep debating with myself on which one to buy.. As my first 747 in general, what do you guys think?

Thanks for the help!
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The old BBox is based on IF200 mould, and there is the upcoming new BBox (SQ's) which will be based on JC Wings' new mould.

If you can, buy them both. The ANZ is available now, while the SQ will be released maybe late January.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:26 PM   #3
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The old BBox is based on IF200 mould, and there is the upcoming new BBox (SQ's) which will be based on JC Wings' new mould.

If you can, buy them both. The ANZ is available now, while the SQ will be released maybe late January.
Thanks for your help.. But one thing I don't really like about the ANZ is that it doesnt have a stand.. Not even the hole for it, and there is not a lot of diecast 747-400 in the livery I want at a reasonable price.. I really don't know what to do. I really don't want to buy a model that it will later on give me buyers remorse you know?
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So it seems you know what to do after all?!....
buyers remorse?! Because there is no stand?! Fyi theres a stand that fits any BBox and/or Inflight 747s, one that doesnt need a hole....and trust me, the other stands though beatifully made, are still not perfect as they can barely just barely hold a model in position...its a fact.

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Old 12-24-2014, 04:31 AM   #5
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@Retroguy, which stand is that?
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He's talking about the stand that comes with the JC Wings. It is beautiful, but I don't like using it because not sure how stable it is holding so much weight in one small area.

Also don't like the IF200 cradle either, just think it would scratch the paint even though collectors have said it doesn't.
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He's talking about the stand that comes with the JC Wings. It is beautiful, but I don't like using it because not sure how stable it is holding so much weight in one small area.

Also don't like the IF200 cradle either, just think it would scratch the paint even though collectors have said it doesn't.
I have that IF stand displaying one of my 747's which is regularly dusted.
So far so good no scratches
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come on man! We all collect models, not the limited edition cards or stands or whatsoever. I can't wait to see the new mould coming from JC. It is time for someone to modify it.
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Gotta say it must be worth giving JC a chance, new improved mould and PW powerplant...this is the obvious choice in the SQ 'Tropical' guise. I'm defo getting a copy.
Not seen this particular NZ bird you describe but I love the LotR specials releases from a few years before though.
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