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Old 05-08-2015, 10:08 PM   #1
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Received my JetBlue 1:200 today from the fast shipping waffle collectibles ( helps that I live two cities away ) lol anyways I'm a bit disappointed with Gemini Jets on this release, while the quality in the aircraft is there this little bus is a bit chubby don't know if it's just the white, but what irks me is this antenna stand! Really, now I have to go shell out five more dollars for a new stand, Gemini please change this soon. Other than that I'm in love with this Airbus I flew on earlier this year!
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That stand... not cool!
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Gemini has ALWAYS used this type of stand for narrow body models, nothing has changed there. So shouldn't be a surprise. Don't buy the model for the stand. I just choose not to use them.

The model looks great!
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Gemini has ALWAYS used this type of stand for narrow body models, nothing has changed there. So shouldn't be a surprise. Don't buy the model for the stand. I just choose not to use them.

The model looks great!
My American 737-800 have the nice triangle point stand, I just don't get the change.
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I brought up the stand issue in Rod's "touching base with the collectorate thread" and he basically blew me off by saying they are aware of no such issues with the stands.

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My American 737-800 have the nice triangle point stand, I just don't get the change.
There are a few models with different stands, I think it may be an airline preference upon order. But since Gemini 200 launched around 2008 or so they have used this type of stand for 95% of narrow body models. Some of their first wide body models come with this type of stand too, the first 767 and L10ll. That has since changed. But this is not new for narrow body models.
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I even have this stand for my UPS A300. Granted that was before they brought out their "better" stands. But based on how poorly the aircraft stay on the new stands, is it really such a major problem?
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There are a few models with different stands, I think it may be an airline preference upon order. But since Gemini 200 launched around 2008 or so they have used this type of stand for 95% of narrow body models. Some of their first wide body models come with this type of stand too, the first 767 and L10ll. That has since changed. But this is not new for narrow body models.
Hi. I have most of the G2 single aisle Airbus, B737 and B757's pre-2014.

Only in 2014 did they start moving to the cheaper tripods with the exception of a few like the West Jet 737-700 which came with the 'original' chrome triangle and the latest AA 757-200 which has a wooden stand.

Lately you can't be sure what you will get in the box or even what the box will Look like.

I use the stands a lot since I have limited space and I can fit more models in my display case if some are on stands and other on their gears.
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The mini widebody stands are great and I thought those would be the new standard when they came out. Unforunately, that's not the case.
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I just don't see the stand as a big issue. I'm buying it for the model, not for the stand.

The first L1011's had this, I remember getting the Pan Am L1011 and thinking, no way I'm putting this heavy model on this flimsy stand. Good thing I didn't, they break easy on wide body models. I've broken quite a few.

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I typically don't use stands either, but it's part of the product and you could argue that it's faulty as it will break over time, possibly causing damage to the model.
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This stand has a serious issue and I broke mine few years back. The cheap plastic join would break causing a crash for your model. The light weight aluminium A320 may survive a bit longer. My warning to you, Don't use it!
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I don't understand why people blow off the stand as no big deal. Sure, none of us are buying the models for the stands. But why include a crap stand that serves zero purpose?? Save us a few bucks by not producing the garbage stands, or include a stand that we can proudly display our models on!
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That's unfortunate. Does it at least fit the small wooden stand, unlike older narrowbodies?
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One of my Gemini models has that stand, which I put together, and then noted that it was extremely flimsy. I wasn't going to risk putting the model on it, and then have it fall off and get damaged. I've never liked those stands, and any Gemini I have with those stands is displayed on its gear.
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My American 737-800 have the nice triangle point stand, I just don't get the change.
I don't get it either. Those chrome triangle point 'Star Trek badge' stands are the business for narrow bodies. I have a few and they are coveted, only because additional ones have never been made available separately. Why? Who knows.

All I know is, aside from the wood/aluminum stand brought out for larger models a few years back, Gemini has become rather weak in the stand department, yet they choose to ignore it, and continue to in-pack the anemic, unstable, TV antennae stand for narrow bodies/commuters, etc.

C'mon Gemini . . . you can do better. Bring back the chrome triangle point stand and offer it for sale on your site.
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You can buy their small widebody stand, can fit this model.
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There are a few models with different stands, I think it may be an airline preference upon order. But since Gemini 200 launched around 2008 or so they have used this type of stand for 95% of narrow body models. Some of their first wide body models come with this type of stand too, the first 767 and L10ll. That has since changed. But this is not new for narrow body models.
Yeah I got this stand with my BA Negus L-1011, the model was too heavy for it and it broke. Gemini are apparently still denying there's a problem and I still don't have a stand for it.
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I wonder what the stand will be for the upcoming Pan Am B722? I hope it won't be that one.
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Potential ground collision!

What an awful stand, the plastic nods are just so cheap that they break with a minimum of weight pressure. It doesn't work for this scale specially for the B727, which is a heavier model that the A320, and which includes that kind of stand.

It's better to spend some extra bucks for a wood stand than mourn for an accident although Gemini should have changed that creepy tripod from a long time ago.
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That tripod stand is one of those things that boggles my mind on how somebody sat at Gemini Jets offices and said "wow that is a great stand and it works really well". Infact, it works so well lets include it on some of our widebody 767 and L1011 aircraft. Its easier to play pickup sticks with your butt cheeks than it is to successfully assemble one of those tripod stands without breaking one of the black holders, or actually getting an aircraft displayed correctly on it lol.
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i'll chime in - those 3 point stands are woeful. Take up too much room on the shelf if you have other models around it - they are flimsy and can collapse easily and they just look ugly...it would be better to sell the model without it and let the collector fit their own.
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Just an FYI, the small wooden stand for the 200 scale models will finally
be back in stock with the August releases.
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Just an FYI, the small wooden stand for the 200 scale models will finally
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Thanks. Is there a way to make older narrowbodies (I have the DL 737-800) fit the small stand? The hole in the early models seems too large.
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she does look chubby ..is that a new mold too…I have an Air Canada a321 1:200 and she looks fantastic!
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Just an FYI, the small wooden stand for the 200 scale models will finally
be back in stock with the August releases.
That is good news - and will it be "standard issue "with the narrow bodies from now on?
The issue now is getting a better solution to the hole they fit into, on models such as B737.
I see from posts by a certain Youtube reviewer, that the new B739 has the same setup as the others which does not work, despite being a new mould.
As been discussed on another thread , that clear rubbery material needs to be dispensed with, for a harder material or just a simple hole the same diameter as the pin on the stand in the fuselage.
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