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Old 07-14-2017, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New JC Wings Narrowbody Model Stands

So it's come to my attention recently about the new stands JC Wings will be incorporating with their narrowbody models from now on.
The JC Wings Facebook page has shown some photos of recent model releases recently and they have a new stand without the plaque.

In my opinion, the plaque is a great small detail to add to the model so why have they decided to remove it??

I received a response:
"Those stands appeared in the photos are new metal stands for small aircrafts (e.g A320/737). We will have another new design for larger aircraft such as 777/A330 and that one will have a small plaque on it."

I have to say that I am disappointed in the removal of these plaques as I think they really add to the model quality.

I also noticed a comment on their Facebook page by a fellow collector who stated "After the big steps forward you have taken to raise the bar for 1:200, you guys seemed to have gone slightly backwards by removing the stands metal plaque. An odd move which I hope you'll rectify."

I do like the look of the new stand and I think it would be great to keep the plaques on the stands for all aircraft types. InFlight200 have no issue with that so surly JC Wings can match that.

Is there any way we can all voice up to them somehow asking for this to be reinstated for future model releases?

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Old 07-15-2017, 06:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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First and foremost - I truly do like GJ/JCW for the beautiful models they have given me. However, I have always refrained from buying narrow body models, more specifically GJ narrow body aircraft because of two reasons:

1) I find them overpriced for their size and quality - when compared to their wide body line.

2) I hate the look of the cheap tri-pod stands.

That being said, I always wanted to collect some narrow body models, and JC Wings made me reconsider because of their stands with the plaques and their same look as the larger aircraft stands. Consistency in the stands is key to me as I display my models on their stands. Even their wide body models are a step above GJ (IMO) as a result of the small plaque. A small detail that goes a long way. Makes the collection seem more classy. When friends come over and see the models, the first thing I hear most of the time is "why doesn't this one have a stand with a plaque? They should all be like this one that does." Clearly non-collectors can even spot the difference the plaque makes.

So I completely agree - I dislike the look of the new stands, and I seriously dislike the idea of removing the metal plaque associated with it. For the prices we pay - include it. I will definitely have a much harder time pulling the trigger on upcoming JCW models as a result.
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I personally couldn't care less about the plaques. InFlight has been using the metal stands on their latest releases. I don't use them because they can be used with the wooden stands but with that being said, the wooden narrow body stands really suck so any improvement is welcomed by me.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hard to tell from the pictures, but maybe the new stands are too small to include the plaques? (The plaques may be one size and are too wide to fit the smaller stands)
I do agree they are a nice touch on the model stands and really like them on the widebody models I have from JCW.
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