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Old 09-24-2017, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gemini 200 Tristars (old but gold)

Recently I managed to acquire a unicorn from a seller in Hong Kong, and for a very reasonable $200 as well: the Gemini 200 Pan Am L-1011-500!

To celebrate, I wanted to share a few photos of this prized and beautiful model together with one of her cousins, the G200 Delta -500.

I bought the Delta bird from a fellow DAC'er some time ago, and I love this model, but the Pan Am Tristar is on another level altogether. A lot of forumers, claim that this model is one of the finest in 1:200 scale, I have to say, I'm also in this camp. I can't really see anything wrong with it and I'm so happy to have one join my collection. I don't buy as much nowadays, and this was one model I always liked but almost accepted I'd never own, so when one came up on eBay for the price, I didn't waste time to buy it.

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Apologies for the low quality photos, only have a camera phone!
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Old 09-24-2017, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice score! I love my Clipper Bald Eagle so much. Seeing your duo makes me want to have that Delta too. Hopefully, GJ will re-release her.

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Old 09-24-2017, 02:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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GREAT pair Andy! BUT! where oh where is the............................LANDOR!!!
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Thanks guys! Yeah Robert, I've seen the Landor pop up from time to time, eventually I'd like it, and also a JC Wimgs BWIA -500 which I think is the same mold anyway.
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Great score Andy! I was smart/lucky enough to buy the Pan Am when it was released. It's definitely in the top ten list of my collection.
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Old 09-24-2017, 04:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Great addition to your collection!
I own both of them, too and would probably never want to part with them.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Should Gemini Jets ever consider to bring a re-release I'm definitely in as I missed the Pan Am back in the days...

But I was never a big fan of the Delta -500 as the cockpit window frames are absurdly oversized - that's why I sold mine.
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have the Pan Am Tristar. The Delta L-1011 I have is from Inflight. Many years back now.
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I also have the PanAm L1011, one of the finest models Gemini ever produced IMHO!
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Didn't acquire the DL -500 for the same reason why Vertigo sold it later on. The Pan Am is one great model, love it. Same goes for the United -500 by Gemini.

By the way, JC Wings did a great job on the BWIA TriStar too. Gemini screwed up several L-1011s, though. Just thinking of the Delta -500 as well as the British Airways releases. Was a real shame
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Great catches well done. I haven't seen the Pan Am Tristar for a very long time. Both are very nice
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I love L-1011s. Magnificent. Congrats.
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Gemini should re release the pan am 1011..it is gourgious!
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Gemini should re release the pan am 1011..it is gourgious!
I agree. It is a stunning bit of kit.


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My fave!

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Oh... and GJ.... do not Re release! this is a special reserve... the Crown Jewel of 1/200.......

I flew this AC back in 1982, MIA to LAX on my way to HNL. then boarded x-NAL DC-10-30 LAX to HNL.

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Nice ones!

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a pair of the best the Delta and PanAm Gemini200 L1011-500s...

Keep hold of them... I regret letting mine go...
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a pair of the best the Delta and PanAm Gemini200 L1011-500s...

Keep hold of them... I regret letting mine go...
Me too. Had the Pan Am one but let it go
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I have the AIR INDIA one from JCWINGS and put it on ebay a few weeks ago but nobody bought it for EUR 99

But now I am happy that I still have it because it looks really nice side by side with the one of AIR LANKA
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By the way, you can actually see the evolution of JC/GJ's L1011-500 mould when you are lining up the different releases.
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