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Old 02-10-2016, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Seattle Model Aircraft (SMA) Delta MD-11 - REVIEW / PHOTOS

Received these 3 Delta models from Seattle Model Aircraft (SMA) a few weeks ago. Thought I'd post some photos and my thoughts on this mould.

First off these are really super nice models and the addition of the stand is a nice touch. I had purchased the American version when it was originally released and liked it too, but sold it later for another model. When the Delta versions were released I knew these would be a no brainier for me. Love the Delta widget livery, especially on the MD-11.

Only had one small issue with one of these models and that was with the magnetic gears, some of the magnets came off so I just placed them back with a bit of glue. If this happens to you, just be careful to put them back correctly with the negative and positive so they will meet together correctly when you put them back on. SMA is aware of this and is working on a solution.

Some things to note about this mold that are correct to the MD-11 and different from the Gemini/JC Version.
- Cockpit widow has the crease in the middle. This is my favorite feature of this mold, very defining and very cool looking.
-Intakes under the nose are actually indented into the mold and not painted on.
-Elevator housing on the rear tail is molded correctly, bulges out a bit like the actual plane. This is not featured on the Gemini/JC mold where the rear elevator area is flat to the model.
-Rear intake cap at tail engine is clearer and more defined.

Some things to note about SMA and this Delta model in particular.
-All of the cockpit windows are printed correctly on all 3 models, not crooked.
-Black on the nose meets the Indigo Blue at the correct place right past cockpit windows.
-Color on the Delta model is correct Delta color and printing is very detailed and defined.

I'm posting below some photos of an actual MD-11 (KLM) below so you can see the defining features of the MD-11 and how it compares to this SMA mold. And I'm including some photos of the Gemini Delta MD-11 (from Arcunia) as comparison to my photos.

Take a look. Hope you can pick one of these models up. You won't be sorry.


SMA Delta MD-11 mold details:

















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Nice details on the box.






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KLM MD-11 Details
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Delta MD-11 N892DL
Delta Titles on Center Nacelle
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Delta MD-11 N801DE
Cheatline on Center Nacelle
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Delta MD-11 N802DE
MD-11 Titles on Center Nacelle
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Gemini Delta MD11 for comparison.
Photos from Arcunia
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An amazing trio of Delta MD-11s, pretty much as perfect as it gets. Thanks for posting. Love the manufacturing plate on the box with the details.
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Indeed SMA's version looks wonderful! I hope they will release KLM, Martinair and FedEx on this mold!
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An amazing trio of Delta MD-11s, pretty much as perfect as it gets. Thanks for posting. Love the manufacturing plate on the box with the details.
The plate is a great touch. Almost wish each model had their own numbered card that looked the same as the manufacturing plate.

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SMA has really knocked it out of the park with this mould. Add to that, the box, the plate, very well done SMA. I anxiously await their next new mould, whenever that may be.
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SMA, pls make DC10
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Buy our MD-11's and 720's, and we will be able to. We will release every single scheme on the moulds. Just be patient!
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I love the trio lined up mate, this is the best livery on the MD-11 imho. I have the GE powered version on pre-order, always prefered the GE shape, but the others look great too. It'll be worth the wait looking at these pics.
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SMA, pls make DC10
If your looking for a Delta Widget DC-10, Aviation 200 made a decent one a few years ago...
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It is a pity that these molds are not available at retailers here in Canada, perhaps one day

I am quite happy with my Gemini and JC Wings MD11 models.
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Tried LHS in the NL for SMA models but no luck so I'm off to ARD for a Delta MD-11.
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When SMA said they were releasing an MD-11 in 1/200 with more precise detail and sculpting...I waited to buy any md-11 gemini's until SMA released...and glad I did ...my two wholly grail releases on the md-11 came true American and Delta....my early find and pickup for the china eastern was the icing on the cake. The only other MD-11 I may pursue would be a thai old colors and KLM polished belly...but that's it.
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Great review! And nice pictures to highlight the various good points of the model. Thanks for spending your time doing this. Cheers!
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I am holding out for a KLM from them, the mould looks amazing! So I can't wait until we see one in the future!
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And again, this is by far the best MD-11, fantastic!!

Please don't get in a hurry with the KLM, KLM (MD-11-)releases aren't that rare at the moment, and everybody who needed a MD-11 bought it from GJ and or JC... :P
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Looks like a GREAT model. The Widget livery has always been a favorite of mine too.

Thanks for the review Travsuz! Very helpful in highlighting different features of the model.
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WOW that looks like a fantastic release.

Can't wait to add one to the collection!
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I would LOVE to see a KLM "Amy Johnson".
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@ travsuz, I knew you would sell one of your SMA Delta MD-11 models sooner or later on eBay, by the way I'm the lucky person that purchased it by the way... God Bless you my child, this model will be in good hands, I will take good care of it!!
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