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Old 12-29-2016, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

I have just come across these photos on eBay of the new TWA release. Note the white stand with the 5 on it. Not sure on the look of this, I think I will pass...

InFlight200 Boeing 747-100 TWA N93101 Ref: IF7411116P (polished, with stand) | eBay

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Yes I would imagine a lot of people are going to pass since it had to have that ugly black and white checkerboard thing and a big stupid "5" over the cheatline. Here was a golden opportunity for Inflight to just release another plain twin globes 747, you know, similar to the one that has been completely sold out for YEARS? But no, we got something with ugly and entirely unnecessary embellishments. Head up the a$$ syndrome or maybe it's something poisonous in the water.
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This is the fifth B 747-100, and the first delivered to TWA.

We already discussed about this.

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Cheatline is too high in relation to passenger windows and surrounding components - and I think this entire effort was a total bust.

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Cheatline is too high in relation to passenger windows and surrounding components - and I think this entire effort was a total bust.
I agree, the stand is hideous too...

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The anti-reflective paint under the cockpit seems to be, well, a bit low as well...as in not attached to the cockpit. Nah, think I'll stick to my original.
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Here's a picture of the aircraft during flight testing in 1969.

It's not part of my collecting criteria, but I think InFlight pulled it off well. I can't defend the high cheatline though. This seems to be their forte as of late, along with making terrible errors on their DC-10 releases. It's well documented that the DC-10's also suffer high cheatlines and it's something I'm familiar with being a McDonnell Douglas collector.

Hopefully someday InFlight will get their act together. Because with each new release, for me, it gets easier to decide not to purchase.

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Not a bad representation actually. If anything, I would get it for the history of the plane.
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Considering this model is 10 years old, but got it right:

[IMG]IMG_8389 by geeforceniner, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_8393 by geeforceniner, on Flickr[/IMG]

WTF is up InFlight??!
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Will wait for a jc release of the TWA 741. Nice one but can be made better!
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Considering this model is 10 years old, but got it right:

WTF is up InFlight??!
I need one of those. Sell me yours. Please?

Yes they did get it right and that's why I don't understand mistakes on the re-release. I guess in 10 years they've had a complete factory turnover (or are
in a whole new factory, I don't keep up with that crap) so maybe they're saving a nickle an hour hiring technicians who aren't quite as skilled at slapping the cheatline on the model in the proper place. I said this on another thread - another thread I haven't visited because I don't care to read the dissenting opinions -
but the Chinese are the worst craftsmen on planet Earth. Yes they've done some nice things but it's like those are accidents, like they're exceptions rather
than the rule. And I know it's all about money, the workers are resentful and don't care and they're not going to care unless they start making some money. Actually I think any of us would feel the same way in a similar situation. Bottom line though, I hate the new TWA 741.

Hey now watch how much good this does: Dear Inflight, could we please have a re-release of a plain TWA delivery livery 747 that looks as good as your
original release? Thanks much.
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Will wait for a jc release of the TWA 741. Nice one but can be made better!
I would buy a JC version to go with my original, I really like their 747's with the gear up feature. I can't wait to get their Battleship 747-100 as I passed on the JFOX version...
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Hope the Air France 747-200 will be better, pre ordered that one..
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