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Old 02-22-2019, 07:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Regional Express Airlines (REX) came shortly after Ansett Australia collapse in 2001


Here is VH-ZRL a very lovely little model in a very big box which always add to shipping cost, but there we are. Model arrives safe and in tact.











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Old 02-22-2019, 11:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I always love your pics and informations given (especially about the last B747-400's in the Qantas fleet)

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Old 02-22-2019, 01:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great looking model.

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Fine looking model! I would scoop that up in the NWA AirLink - Mesaba livery.

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This is a beautiful mould, very small, but highly detailed. This model is the second release on this tooling the first being Silver N344AG. Hopefully, a Kendell with Ansett Starmark livery comes out too. Gemini Jets database shows a lot of releases in 1:400 scale.

A nice mould indeed GJ well done
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I hope to see the Saab 2000 soon... It would not be a difficult model to do, it would be sufficient to stretch this one. The mould of this Gemini is the Herpa one.
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I hope to see the Saab 2000 soon... It would not be a difficult model to do, it would be sufficient to stretch this one. The mould of this Gemini is the Herpa one.

Thanks for information clarifying that this is a Herpa mould and shared with GJ. There is no such thing as stretching a mould. I get asked every day to custom mould stuff. All moulds are fixed heavy metal die's = die's are the tooling blocks = diecast and they are always in two half's ready to receive the super hot liquid metal to form the subject. Every new subject or variant requires a NEW MOULD and there is no exceptions to that, unless subject's exterior for example, like the 747-400 to the 747-400ER. The 747-400ER had an additional internal tank for extra range, but the exterior did not change. That is an example when a manufacture does not have to fork out thousands of dollar$ in new tooling. Anything else is a new mould.
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Now i remember this aircraft, i flew on one back in '99 from Orlando MCO airport to Miami MIA airport.. but i wouldn't wanna fly on one again if you are claustrophobic & hate in flight turbulence..

The aircraft i flew on was operated by American Eagle

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It would be great to see the new Loganair tartan livery. GJ 400 have done Loganair already as British Airways and Flybe franchise partners. The new colours look great too.

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I really like the extra details on this gem. Such as the molded raised ADF antennas on the roof. In recent releases, Gemini has cut costs and started just putting decals for these antennas, so its good to see them as they really add to realism.
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Thanks for information clarifying that this is a Herpa mould and shared with GJ. There is no such thing as stretching a mould. I get asked every day to custom mould stuff. All moulds are fixed heavy metal die's = die's are the tooling blocks = diecast and they are always in two half's ready to receive the super hot liquid metal to form the subject. Every new subject or variant requires a NEW MOULD and there is no exceptions to that, unless subject's exterior for example, like the 747-400 to the 747-400ER. The 747-400ER had an additional internal tank for extra range, but the exterior did not change. That is an example when a manufacture does not have to fork out thousands of dollar$ in new tooling. Anything else is a new mould.
Thanks for your exhaustive explanation about the production of the molds. Very interesting.
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It would be great to see the new Loganair tartan livery. GJ 400 have done Loganair already as British Airways and Flybe franchise partners. The new colours look great too.

Yes, this one would be a cracker, especially if it came packed in that gorgeous late afternoon golden Scottish sun! Wow . . . so beautful!

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Yes, this one would be a cracker, especially if it came packed in that gorgeous late afternoon golden Scottish sun! Wow . . . so beautful!

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Yes my photo and it was actually early AM sunrise.
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Yes my photo and it was actually early AM sunrise.
Gorgeous. Just gorgeous!

Hopefully GJ will do this Loganair. I'd seriously consider this even though currently, it would be out of scope.
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