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Old 03-15-2018, 12:33 AM   #1
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If you’re in want of a newly released American Airlines 727-200.......












You can preorder an Inflight version.... By God, go away Inflight 727s, I beg you.
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Old 03-15-2018, 01:16 AM   #2
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Yes, I suppose if you were desperate for the AA 722, you could pre-order it. I’d rather see Gemini re-release it, and would like to see Gemini put out an AA 727-100 in the 1968-2013 livery.
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Amen to that!! I like the Phoenix version of the -100, but Gemini could add more detail to their own.
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don't like IF 727 mold.
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How did they do on the B737 Max?
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don't like IF 727 mold.
A few months ago, Inflight released an Air France B 727-200 using the Hogan tooling.

There is still hope …


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Old 03-15-2018, 06:29 PM   #7
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Is there a Gemini AA 727-200 polished? Would love these for UA Saul Bass, Eastern, US Air, Continental, etc.

I pre-ordered this IF AA 727. Does their mold suck? Should I cancel?
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Is there a Gemini AA 727-200 polished? Would love these for UA Saul Bass, Eastern, US Air, Continental, etc.

I pre-ordered this IF AA 727. Does their mold suck? Should I cancel?
It’s not as good as the Gemini one but I think it’s fine. To each their own. You can always sell it if you don’t like it. The IF/Jetstreams USA Delta widget certainly has held its value as well. I can’t imagine the AA being any different.
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Agreed, the Inflight mold isn't terrible, just not as good as the JCW/GJ mold. If Inflight does use the Hogan mold, it should be a nice model.

I think the Inflight 727 nose is fine, but the tail needs to be thicker, and the #1 and #3 engines need to be a little smaller and aligned with the pax windows. Of those things, the thin tail is the most noticeable to me and bothered me enough to get rid of my United Battleship model.
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Alright, I guess I will see how it turns out when I get in later this summer. Not interested in paying $200-300+ for the Gemini 727s on ebay.
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I can tolerate the IF 727 mould, if for no other reason than it is prolific and many of my "holy grails" are released accordingly. The Jet-X is IMO the best, followed by Herpa diecast.

Of course the Herpa Premium 727 is by far the superior, though it is pricey, limited, and not available for the -100 airframe.
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Amen to that!! I like the Phoenix version of the -100, but Gemini could add more detail to their own.
The Phoenix 727-100 mould is beautiful- I have a couple of them in the AA livery but sadly they didn’t hold up to the passing of time due to metal discoloration/tarnishing. So I ended up getting Inflight’s version they released a year or two ago. The original -100 holds a special place in my heart for me- the first time I flew AA was on a 100. Little did I know that I’d work aboard one years later.
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The Phoenix 727-100 mould is beautiful- I have a couple of them in the AA livery but sadly they didn’t hold up to the passing of time due to metal discoloration/tarnishing. So I ended up getting Inflight’s version they released a year or two ago. The original -100 holds a special place in my heart for me- the first time I flew AA was on a 100. Little did I know that I’d work aboard one years later.
Awesome!! I envy those who worked in and around the aircrafts. I know that jobs are jobs and they lose their luster after a while, but flying just seems special to me. Its awesome power can be revered without humans messing it up...at least for a minute or two

I love my cheap little Phoenix AA 727-100! The spots are worn well on my version, as well as on my Gemini -200. Of course, I would take them spotless, but if they are a little worn in and not blotchy, I can deal.
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A few months ago, Inflight released an Air France B 727-200 using the Hogan tooling.

There is still hope …


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Has that model been seen, Jean Pierre? That is promising news
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Has that model been seen, Jean Pierre? That is promising news
This model was commissioned by Socatec in France and made in very limited numbers.
It is no longer on the Socatec web site.

In fact, it was the re run of a model previously made by Hogan.
Simply the rego was changed, F-BOJB instead of F-BOJA and some kind of weathering was added on the tail to simulate the blackening due to the repeated use of the thrust reversers.

This detail is quite debatable, it is true that with the early thrust reversers fitted on the aircraft, the tail was always black and dirty.
But with the new type of reversers, like the ones shown on the model, the tail of our aircraft was immaculate.

I confirm that Inflight used for this model a Hogan tooling, just like all the Inflight Concordes which have the same origin.

The mold is fine, just one thing, the Vee of the windshield could have been more pronounced.

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Agreed, the Inflight mold isn't terrible, just not as good as the JCW/GJ mold. If Inflight does use the Hogan mold, it should be a nice model.

I think the Inflight 727 nose is fine, but the tail needs to be thicker, and the #1 and #3 engines need to be a little smaller and aligned with the pax windows. Of those things, the thin tail is the most noticeable to me and bothered me enough to get rid of my United Battleship model.
Lets put it like this: the Inflight 727 is as good as the JCW 777 compared to the Inflight counterpart - just a little worse.....
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A close up photo showing the tail of the Hogan B 727 could be of some interest.

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Actually this was the omly 727 relese from HG on their own mould. the LH silver 727 was released on the IF200 mould for some reason. Imho it happened due to the merger with Limox.

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Is it wrong if I say that I have to see F-BOJB to believe it...? For whatever reason, I don’t trust Inflight, just like I don’t trust a United Airlines battleship announcement.

But if they release the AA 727 on the F-BOJA, then it’s a must have.
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Can the Hogan mold be polished??
As the Inflight release states it is polished
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If you’re in want of a newly released American Airlines 727-200.......
You can preorder an Inflight version.... By God, go away Inflight 727s, I beg you.
Here, here. I can't believe they still make models on that godawful mold. However, JCW has been releasing some good 727 liveries so I'm sure they will do an AA one sometime.
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Is it wrong if I say that I have to see F-BOJB to believe it...? For whatever reason, I don’t trust Inflight, just like I don’t trust a United Airlines battleship announcement.

But if they release the AA 727 on the F-BOJA, then it’s a must have.
Here it is.

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