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Old 11-09-2018, 04:55 PM   #1
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Question Hobby Master A310 Quality Issue

Hello Folks,
Sorry if it has been covered...

I am a collector of CSA Czech Airlines planes in 1:200 scale. Getting the Hobby Master 1:200 A310 CSA was essential for my collection. Is this plane really supposed to be this bad? I brought a new one from an online retailer and the cheatline printing on the bottom side of the tail is awful. The printing is not smooth and looks like broken/old decaling. There are also parts of the doors and windows that did not print "completely". Is this a quality control thing or attributed to the plastic holder/harness?



Is it worth trying to find one in better condition? I mean I could sell this one and keep trying but it seems a waste if this would continue to happen.


Any suggestions would be appreciated.



I really wish another manufacturer could give it a go. As the A310 is pretty much the flagship of my collection. Sure CSA has a KAL A330, but that plane just does not have the history and resonance that that A310 had with the fleet. Plus, it has not been made either.



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Old 11-09-2018, 05:32 PM   #2
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Do post some pics so we can see.
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I would love to see a Balair A-310 with the yellow wings.
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This must be a production fault. Sure, HM's A310 is certainly not the best out there, but the printing is usually very good imo. I own three of them and printing wise they are perfect.
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This must be a production fault. Sure, HM's A310 is certainly not the best out there, but the printing is usually very good imo. I own three of them and printing wise they are perfect.
Thank You Baerke! I will try another one and maybe try and turn this model into OK-WAB. A bit of paint thinner and 4 decals, who knows.
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Keep us posted!
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Here some pics of how the printing should be;

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/a3...nfo&art=102763
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