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Old 07-21-2017, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Boeing 747-100 BOAC G-AWNM from ARD200

in an email today. already produced by looks of it!!

ARD2054P | ARD200 1:200 | Boeing 747-100 BOAC G-AWNM, '10 Windows Top' (polished, with stand)










G-AWNM was the only Boeing 747-100 to be delivered to BOAC with ten upper deck windows in March 1973. G-AWNL was delivered with 3 upper deck windows and G-AWNN had British Airways titles making this model very unique for collectors. A very limited production run.


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Better than GJs BOAC 747?
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Better than GJs BOAC 747?
as always, matter of opinion. I have no problem with the inflight mould. others obviously do.
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I have both the original ARD 200 BOAC Boeing 747 (G-AWNB) and the GJ 200 aircraft
(G-AWNF).
This latest ARD 200 release looks identical to their first BOAC B 747 except in registration
and ten upper deck windows.
To me both the ARD model and the Gemini model have their good and bad aspects.
However,I would say that both are great models and their good points very much out weigh
their bad points.
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Crikey. I'm not sure I can shell out another £130 for 7 extra windows on the top deck. I love my BOAC collection, but I think I'll have to let this one slide by.
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To me both the ARD model and the Gemini model have their good and bad aspects.
However,I would say that both are great models and their good points very much out weigh
their bad points.
Really? Out of curiosity, what exactly about the Gemini version do you consider "bad aspects". I'm interested in your feedback.
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I've placed my order for one!! comes to just over a whopping $350.00 NZ incl postage.
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Old 07-22-2017, 04:54 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I've placed my order for one!! comes to just over a whopping $350.00 NZ incl postage.
Gawd - you're keen mate but it is a lovely looking model.

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model is in stock!! got my invoice today!!! but it will have to wait till next month at least. need to pay for my Gemini one first!! or pay for this one, and wait for Gemini one. decisions, decisions!
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Picked mine up with the B707, a must have for me as an ex BOAC employee

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Gawd - you're keen mate but it is a lovely looking model.

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HeHe!!,No. More a case of no money,no sense and must have.
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Really? Out of curiosity, what exactly about the Gemini version do you consider "bad aspects". I'm interested in your feedback.
The landing gear is my biggest complaint. The nose gear was fine until the last landing gear revision. Now the nose gear is too long and the model sits tail low. Aside from that, the JCW/GJ 747 is my favorite, but I have several Inflight 747s too, and they are really nice too.

I like the 'fuel laden wing look' of the Inflight model better than the neither 'ground nor flight' straight wings of the JCW/GJ version, but the IF model has the opposite nose gear problem from the JCW/GJ model. The nose gear is too short causing an 'arse in the air' stance. Thar being said, I prefer this over the tail low look.

I think the detaill printing may be a little better on the JCW/GJ model, although the sanding finish and paint (but not livery accuracy)on the Inflight model is better.

All that being said, I usually buy the livery and not the brand. If the same livery is available from both, I usually opt for the JCW/GJ model.

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The landing gear is my biggest complaint. The nose gear was fine until the last landing gear revision. Now the nose gear is too long and the model sits tail low. Aside from that, the JCW/GJ 747 is my favorite, but I have several Inflight 747s too, and they are really nice too.

I like the 'fuel laden wing look' of the Inflight model better than the straight wings of the JCW/GJ version, but the IF model has the opposite nose gear problem from the JCW/GJ model. The nose gear is too short causing an 'arse in the air' stance. Thar being said, I prefer this over the tail low look.

I think the detaill printing may be a little better on the JCW/GJ model, although the sanding finish and paint (but not livery accuracy)on the Inflight model is better.

All that being said, I usually buy the livery and not the brand. If the same livery is available from both, I usually opt for the JCW/GJ model.

I actually wasn't asking you. Dunno why you feel entitled to respond to someone else? Please learn to respect social boundries in a public arena.
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I actually wasn't asking you. Dunno why you feel entitled to respond to someone else? Please learn to respect social boundries in a public arena.
I know you didn't like the answer BUT personally I'd feel like an a**hole if I had posted this kind of reply. I know the reply doesn't fit your/the agenda of "Gemini is best', but because you asked:

First of all, the reply is ACCURATE and good information for anyone wanting a more complete answer to the question, despite your personal opinion or agenda. Both models have their good points and flaws. I think most everyone else on this forum seems to have figured that one out.

Second, this is a PUBLIC forum, which means ANYONE can respond to a post, no social boundaries involved. To me, it also seems really funny after some of your other replies that you are talking about social boundaries. If you really wanted a private answer, you should have sent a private message. THAT would have been the appropriate 'social boundary' to observe. Other than that, ANY comment or question on this forum is open to comment. I would have thought you were smart enough to figure that out all by yourself too.

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The landing gear is my biggest complaint. The nose gear was fine until the last landing gear revision. Now the nose gear is too long and the model sits tail low. Aside from that, the JCW/GJ 747 is my favorite, but I have several Inflight 747s too, and they are really nice too.

I like the 'fuel laden wing look' of the Inflight model better than the neither 'ground nor flight' straight wings of the JCW/GJ version, but the IF model has the opposite nose gear problem from the JCW/GJ model. The nose gear is too short causing an 'arse in the air' stance. Thar being said, I prefer this over the tail low look.

I think the detaill printing may be a little better on the JCW/GJ model, although the sanding finish and paint (but not livery accuracy)on the Inflight model is better.

All that being said, I usually buy the livery and not the brand. If the same livery is available from both, I usually opt for the JCW/GJ model.
Interesting observations CA. Which aspects of the livery accuracy are better on the GJ? I don't have the eye for some of this detail so it's helpful to get an informed view. That said, I don't care for the long nose gear at all, it looks silly. Thanks.
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I think the base color on the top of the wing is a little darker and more accurate on the JCW/GJ model. It shows off the emergency exit paths a little better. I also like the JCW/GJ markings a little better. I think they are a little more distinct. Also the wing walkway markings on the rest of the wing top are a little thinner and lighter, which is more prototypical, but I think the actual 'no walk' printing on both IF and JCW/GJ are about the same.

Inflight has had some color issues, both colors not matching and the wrong shade lately. There have also been some minor accuracy issues with the livery itself. JCW/GJ generally gets the livery right. But overall though, I think JCW/GJ needs to improve their final sanding. Some models are leaving the factory with sanding lines visible under the paint. And I've had some problems with fingerprints on the paint or smears in the detail graphics themselves lately. Better QC could fix both.

And I agree with you, the long landing gear on the JCW/GJ 777 and 787 models just look silly.

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My order for this model has been dispatched from ARD via Royal Mail and I have been given tracking number details for it, however using the linked number printed from my ARD account page draws a blank. Same applies when I go to the Royal Mail UK website and enter the tracking number.I'm not overly worried,as I'm sure it will arrive in due course but was wondering if others are experiencing the same with their packages that are shipped in this way from them?
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You can never have too many BOAC (and BEA) models! Bring them on!! My WNM will be touching down here on Tuesday.
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I think the base color on the top of the wing is a little darker and more accurate on the JCW/GJ model. It shows off the emergency exit paths a little better. I also like the JCW/GJ markings a little better. I think they are a little more distinct. Also the wing walkway markings on the rest of the wing top are a little thinner and lighter, which is more prototypical, but I think the actual 'no walk' printing on both IF and JCW/GJ are about the same.

Inflight has had some color issues, both colors not matching and the wrong shade lately. There have also been some minor accuracy issues with the livery itself. JCW/GJ generally gets the livery right. But overall though, I think JCW/GJ needs to improve their final sanding. Some models are leaving the factory with sanding lines visible under the paint. And I've had some problems with fingerprints on the paint or smears in the detail graphics themselves lately. Better QC could fix both.

And I agree with you, the long landing gear on the JCW/GJ 777 and 787 models just look silly.
Thanks for replying. It does seem these days it's a bit of a lottery. I'm hoping IF don't mess up the Thomas Cook, as the yellow livery has been done quite poorly on 400 scale models to date. Plus the IF tail height continues to be a concern on the a330/40.
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You,re welcome!

Yup, I'm concerned about the Inflight A330/A340 tail height too. Really wish IF would fix that because the rest of the mold is really good.
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at least they got the registration letters on the tail.
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Really? Out of curiosity, what exactly about the Gemini version do you consider "bad aspects". I'm interested in your feedback.
The Gemini 200 model does not have the raised area (satellite communications
aerial) on the top of the fuselage (just behind the upper deck) -but just an
outline of it.The ARD 200 model DOES have this raised area.

Also,I prefer the landing gear on the ARD 200 model.Another thing,the GJ 200 does not have the reg. on the tail fin.

One thing that would certainly improve both models (read ALL diecast 747
models) is having polished engine cowls where there is bare metal.

But as I said I think the positives heavily outweigh the negatives on both
models.


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The Gemini 200 model does not have the raised area (satellite communications
aerial) on the top of the fuselage (just behind the upper deck) -but just an
outline of it.The ARD 200 model DOES have this raised area.

Also,I prefer the landing gear on the ARD 200 model.Another thing,the GJ 200 does not have the reg. on the tail fin.

One thing that would certainly improve both models (read ALL diecast 747
models) is having polished engine cowls where there is bare metal.


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Excellent. Thank you so much as I didn't know that and your points are valid and informative. It is hard to believe they had satcom back then when the -100s flew...kinda crazy.
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The Gemini 200 model does not have the raised area (satellite communications
aerial) on the top of the fuselage (just behind the upper deck) -but just an
outline of it.The ARD 200 model DOES have this raised area.

Also,I prefer the landing gear on the ARD 200 model.Another thing,the GJ 200 does not have the reg. on the tail fin.

One thing that would certainly improve both models (read ALL diecast 747
models) is having polished engine cowls where there is bare metal.

But as I said I think the positives heavily outweigh the negatives on both
models.


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I think you may find they didn't have the satellite comms back then. This was retrofitted much later on in the 747s life.
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Excellent. Thank you so much as I didn't know that and your points are valid and informative. It is hard to believe they had satcom back then when the -100s flew...kinda crazy.
Many thanks you are welcome.
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at least they got the registration letters on the tail.
The BOAC 747s didn't always have the reg on the tail. Looking at photographs they seems to have started appearing a couple of years after they entered service.
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