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Old 11-04-2017, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Had this bird delivered today. Looks excellent in person with only a few minor details I think could be improved. Judge for yourself.

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Old 11-05-2017, 03:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Great photos (great light!) showing off the livery to best effect. Nice looking model too - like the ADF antennae and technical markings. Thanks for posting!
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Indeed a very colorful model in a somewhat unusual livery. Sadly printing issues are apparent at the front section.
On a personal sidenote: I still can't bear this super ugly serif font they used for the airline name.

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Nice looking model. I particularly like the cockpit window printing. I think Inflight got this detail right, particularly the side cockpit window which has been the wrong shape on some other brands. The nose and nose gear also looks really good.

I think Inflight has become a real competitor with some of their recent molds, with features like the raised (instead of just printed) sat domes and better shaped noses and cockpit window printing. I have the ANA version already, with the United model on pre-order. The engine and ground clearance (hard to see in your pics), and landing gear which gives a good clearance while still looking scale, look very good to me also.

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Old 11-05-2017, 10:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Saw photos of this one a few weeks ago and it presents itself quite well. Inflight's 787's are on par with JCW now, with the exception of non removable landing gear and a couple of missing details (fuel dump valve on wing).
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Indeed a very colorful model in a somewhat unusual livery. Sadly printing issues are apparent at the front section.
On a personal sidenote: I still can't bear this super ugly serif font they used for the airline name.
The printing issues are mostly a result of the flash I was using for lighting and are hardly noticeable on the model in person. I'm OK with the font.

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Nice looking model. I particularly like the cockpit window printing. I think Inflight got this detail right, particularly the side cockpit window which has been the wrong shape on some other brands. The nose and nose gear also looks really good.

I think Inflight has become a real competitor with some of their recent molds, with features like the raised (instead of just printed) sat domes and better shaped noses and cockpit window printing. I have the ANA version already, with the United model on pre-order. The engine and ground clearance (hard to see in your pics), and landing gear which gives a good clearance while still looking scale, look very good to me also.
The engine/ground clearance I one of the things I think could be improved. Seems like the fuselage is too high and engines possibly too low, I think because there isn't enough wing dihedral. They seem a bit flat for a 787, even in ground stance.

The nose gear strut is a bit tall looking, has a lot of spread between wheels, and there are no jewel lights, which is a shame. My tiny ATR-72 got it right, but most bigger birds don't these days.

I do love the raised domes etc. The top has 8 different molded pieces/antennae/jewels in addition to printing and it makes a big difference when viewing the model on my shelf. I would say it's easily the best of my small collection so far. Even the mostly-white wings have plenty of details to catch the eye.

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Saw photos of this one a few weeks ago and it presents itself quite well. Inflight's 787's are on par with JCW now, with the exception of non removable landing gear and a couple of missing details (fuel dump valve on wing).
After your LOT comparison thread I couldn't decide which is the better mould. I guess it's great that both are actually quite good.

Also, I forgot to take a pic, but there is a fake-wood colored metal stand with an AZAL 788 plaque. I display without stands, but wouldn't trust this one. They put the hole too far aft on the bird and it tries hard to nose-dive, even after I corrected the bend angle on the stand-arm. You can see on my belly photo where it's located. Should be near the center of gravity, roughly at the bottom of the Inflight logo.

They didn't include a card with a serial number unlike the Biman DC-10 I got from them. One website said "Limited to 60 pieces worldwide". Could that possibly be true?
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After your LOT comparison thread I couldn't decide which is the better mould. I guess it's great that both are actually quite good.

Also, I forgot to take a pic, but there is a fake-wood colored metal stand with an AZAL 788 plaque. I display without stands, but wouldn't trust this one. They put the hole too far aft on the bird and it tries hard to nose-dive, even after I corrected the bend angle on the stand-arm. You can see on my belly photo where it's located. Should be near the center of gravity, roughly at the bottom of the Inflight logo.

They didn't include a card with a serial number unlike the Biman DC-10 I got from them. One website said "Limited to 60 pieces worldwide". Could that possibly be true?
Not sure what to trust anymore with limited number of pieces. Sometimes they list a small amount, yet I can find the model on some Asian sites for a long while after they are released. I'm waiting for an Azerbaijan A340-500 release, though the 787 was considered.

My biggest issue currently with JCW's 787 series is their landing gear. It looks chap and the front gear has been extended to fix the low to ground engines. That fix only made the model look worse...
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Not sure what to trust anymore with limited number of pieces. Sometimes they list a small amount, yet I can find the model on some Asian sites for a long while after they are released. I'm waiting for an Azerbaijan A340-500 release, though the 787 was considered.

My biggest issue currently with JCW's 787 series is their landing gear. It looks chap and the front gear has been extended to fix the low to ground engines. That fix only made the model look worse...

On that note, how is the engine clearance or pylon shape on this model? It looks better, but I cannot tell.

Other questions I have:

How does the engine detail compare to the JC mould?

Do you by chance have a head on view of the model? Im curious to see the ground wing flex.
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The nose gear strut is a bit tall looking, has a lot of spread between wheels, and there are no jewel lights, which is a shame.
Really? The nose gear looks just fine to me, or maybe you are talking about the GJ example? And don't I see a jeweled beacon light on the top of the fuselage between the L/R1 and L/R2 doors and ahead of the Inflight logo on the bottom of the model?
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I'm waiting for an Azerbaijan A340-500 release, though the 787 was considered.
I originally booked my trip around flying the A345, and then they put the 788 on the route less than a month out. I still managed to get an A343, A318, and 737-600 though.

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Really? The nose gear looks just fine to me, or maybe you are talking about the GJ example? And don't I see a jeweled beacon light on the top of the fuselage between the L/R1 and L/R2 doors and ahead of the Inflight logo on the bottom of the model?
I was only referring to the landing gear. No white/clear jewel lamps.

Here are some missing/requested photos. After comparing these to prototype photos, the nose gear strut is indeed too long, and the engines and wingtips are slightly too low. Overall, a good representation, though.













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I originally booked my trip around flying the A345, and then they put the 788 on the route less than a month out. I still managed to get an A343, A318, and 737-600 though.



I was only referring to the landing gear. No white/clear jewel lamps.

Here are some missing/requested photos. After comparing these to prototype photos, the nose gear strut is indeed too long, and the engines and wingtips are slightly too low. Overall, a good representation, though.














These are perfect photos! Thank you for showing! I agree with your points; the wings and engines are too low. From head on photos, the tips of the wingtips seem to line up with the top of the fuselage. And the engine pylons make the engine seem to hang lower.
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From the 'toe in' of the main gear, it looks like the wings are bent downward slightly, possibly compressed downward during construction? The main gear struts on my ANA example are much more vertical, and the engine clearance is a little better, so I wonder if this is just a one off?
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Nice looking model, great livery and excellent photography.

The issues with Inflight200 788 model, have been discussed over an over on this thread and others, however in my opinion the JC Wings releases are better.
There are some inaccuracies on the JC Wings 788 & 789 models, but still despite all that, I think that's a better representation of the 788 & 789...
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From the 'toe in' of the main gear, it looks like the wings are bent downward slightly, possibly compressed downward during construction? The main gear struts on my ANA example are much more vertical, and the engine clearance is a little better, so I wonder if this is just a one off?
Good point! I think this may be a manufacturing tolerances/quality control thing.

Nit-pick: This would be camber, toe being how the gear faces looking from above.
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What a GORGEOUS Model!!!!!
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Good point! I think this may be a manufacturing tolerances/quality control thing.

Nit-pick: This would be camber, toe being how the gear faces looking from above.
QC issues would be my guess too.

Good nit pick. Didn't think others would get camber, and I think you and others got the point from 'toe in' although technically inaccurate.
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On that note, how is the engine clearance or pylon shape on this model? It looks better, but I cannot tell.

Other questions I have:

How does the engine detail compare to the JC mould?

Do you by chance have a head on view of the model? Im curious to see the ground wing flex.
Engine clearance is good on IF. As for the engine details, I actually think IF do a more detailed and realistic fan blade (this applies to most of their models, DC-10, 777, A330 etc.). The blue exhaust paint is also something I would prefer not having on the model. Though the blades don't really spin, its not something that bothers me. I still don't regret having sold my JCW LOT 787 for the IF one, even though it has a couple of faults.

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Really? The nose gear looks just fine to me, or maybe you are talking about the GJ example? And don't I see a jeweled beacon light on the top of the fuselage between the L/R1 and L/R2 doors and ahead of the Inflight logo on the bottom of the model?
I believe he was referring to there not being any jewel lights on the nose gear, which I have to agree with. The nose gear from the side isn't bad looking, but that is an area they could definitely improve on.

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I originally booked my trip around flying the A345, and then they put the 788 on the route less than a month out. I still managed to get an A343, A318, and 737-600 though.
Yeah I saw disappointed to see the announcement of the JFK route being down gauged to 788. Still haven't flown any of the aircraft you listed.

Excellent photos as well, indeed the IF200 doesn't look the greatest head on, but it still appears greater when displayed.
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What a beautiful model. The only reason I passed on it,is I have the Hogan example. Plastic doesn't bother me.
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VERY NICE!!!! Love that livery, and looks great on the 787!
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What a beautiful model. The only reason I passed on it,is I have the Hogan example. Plastic doesn't bother me.
mmmm didn't know Hogan did this one. any pics David?? a couple??
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Gorgeous model! Thank you for the great pictures of a beautiful plane and livery!
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