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Old 05-25-2017, 05:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First 777 with 4 engines!! I am not surprised when someone still admired by the funny windows and engines on the other manufacturer, but on the other hand, only JCW is willing to spend the money and time on this kind of innovation.























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Old 05-25-2017, 05:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks Awesome Tonka,

Four engines ? I can see you can interchange them. I am in for this one for sure. Thanks for the photo's mate
Innovation that inspires the collector elements in all of us. Great job JCW. Thank you so much

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Wow very impressive!! Is this going to be a feature on future 777 releases?

How come JCW has gone back to the extended nose gear? It doesn't look good
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It's definitely on my wish list, very nice African livery!!
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I will probably pick this one up because of the airline. I don't care so much about the engines, although they are pretty cool.

Too bad this bird isn't in service with KQ anymore.
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Marvelous - well done
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Besides from the very attractive color scheme on this 777, those interchangable engines are marvelous! Very nice feature! Coming with all 777's from this one on?
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Amazing but its just the wrong livery
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Well done JC. This feature is tempting. I hope we can see more 777-300ER models from different airlines with this feature.
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When is the release date for this? Thanks for posting!
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Nice feature to include both the standard and operating engines. I hope future releases include BOTH engines, even if it increases the cost of the model a little bit. It would be nice to have the option of displaying the model either way.

I was hoping that the added position light on the bottom of the tail on the Emirates 777-300ER model would become a permanent feature of all future JCW/GJ 777s. It should be, because although small, it adds a lot to the overall look of the tail.

The JCW designers are still not doing a great job on a few details of the engines. It is as if they are too focused on the individual details, and are missing the overall shape. The diameter of the rear of the fan cowl is still too large, the high point of the top of the fan cowl is still too far aft, and the front of the cowl still curves down a little too much still giving the engine a slightly off appearance. It is hard to tell if the new operating engine has these same errors, but it looks like it does. The 'other brand's' overall shape is better, but it is quickly falling behind in printed details and operating features. With the new engine mold, this would be a great time to make a few tweaks that would make the engine mold even better, maybe even the best on the market.

Agree with all the other comments. The nose gear is terrible. Definitely a giant step backwards. Like the 787, go back to the old nose gear. It was MUCH better.

And finally I hope the JCW designers can do something about lowering the center of the nose which will give room to improve look the cockpit window by increasing their size. I tried larger cockpit window decals on one of my JCW 777-300ERs and it did improve the look IMHO, but it was kind of like putting lipstick on a pig. It may have looked a little better, but with the high nose, it was still a pig.

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i believe total 6 engines, two regular, two reverse, two access door opening
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i believe total 6 engines, two regular, two reverse, two access door opening
I think the engines with the opening cowl doors also have the working thrust reversers. At least that was the plan when the engines were first shown in a previous post by Tonka on the forum.
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Wow very impressive!! Is this going to be a feature on future 777 releases?



How come JCW has gone back to the extended nose gear? It doesn't look good
This one is a trail test and only 80 pcs made. Will not be all in future, just like the flaps down version.

Visial illusion, actually is not extended gear but shorten gear doors, people complainted about this in before, you should know which one is in correct shape. They can use the old doors again for sure.

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beautiful model...Tonka I will see you soon and pick mine up direct from you!
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:26 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I believe you are right. here is other photos. some Chinese folks get this model for free!

TO:JCW, please stop using decal, customer will complain and switch to IF.

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I think the engines with the opening cowl doors also have the working thrust reversers. At least that was the plan when the engines were first shown in a previous post by Tonka on the forum.
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This one is a trail test and only 80 pcs made. Will not be all in future, just like the flaps down version.

Visial illusion, actually is not extended gear but shorten gear doors, people complainted about this in before, you should know which one is in correct shape. They can use the old doors again for sure.

That is good news. The old doors look better even if the are not as accurate (debatable). On the 'new gear' there is too much of the landing gear above the torsion link showing.

But it should really look like this when done correctly (nose and cockpit windows should too!!):
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Very cool. Hats off to JCW for the innovation, and for providing both sets of engines.

Not my choice for airline, but a RR version slung under the wings of a Landor bird and then we would have something.
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Very nice and a lot of fun. Whilst not an airline I would get, the novelty alone is worth it.
A few issues I to point out:
1) Ease of clipping engines on and off the pylon. I have removed engines from pylons before and it is not easy. Tight snap fit.
2) JCW should really update the mold to include the APU exhaust hole and extra bottom strobe light at on the bottom of the tail cone. G200's United and Emirates are featuring this, so JCW is left behind in that aspect.

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Agree with a lot of the points in this thread. Not really my livery of choice. But go ahead and take my money!!!
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Visial illusion, actually is not extended gear but shorten gear doors, people complainted about this in before, you should know which one is in correct shape. They can use the old doors again for sure.
Again good news, but isn't the this the exact opposite of what they did with the 787 nose gear, mainly make the gear doors over-sized to make the nose gear look shorter.

In this case, and the new doors really are the correct size, doesn't that make the upper part of the nose gear too long after all?
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Heck I'm already planning a 'D' Check and Engine change diorama, complete with scale GSE bootstrap equipment and engine bucks. Can't wait for the completion of my 1/200 scale copy of the American Airlines Tulsa Maintenance/Overhaul facilities. Will post pic's upon completion.
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That's pretty fantastic, except for the configuration where the cowls are closed and TRs are back. The nacelles look terrible with the huge gap. Love the level of detail in every other respect. I don't think I would pay more for the choice, but wouldn't mind having the option if they were included. Might be a good choice-making point over competing moulds.
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Is there any other JC models have this features?
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Not my choice for airline, but a RR version slung under the wings of a Landor bird and then we would have something.
If they hang a couple of RRs under wings of a Landor 77W, you will indeed have something - likely a riot and may red faces at JC Wings
(I would buy it though, just for humour value alone)
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Very cool... great to see JC continuing to raise the bar and push to boundaries...
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