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Old 02-24-2019, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hi, new to the hobby! Advice and Braniff wanted!

Just introducing myself, I've been interested in these models,for a long time and yesterday decided to jump in with a BAC 111 of Braniff in Ochre.

I decided on 1:200 and am planning, seeing as my dog's name is Braniff, to keep it to Braniff (for now...!)

I'm an airline pilot and grew up in aviation, my dad was also a pilot, and clearly just can't get enough of planes!

So at this point I'm looking for Braniff 1:200 models, I'm wondering if the best way to collect is to wait for new releases, or to scour the web for examples I want. Generally how do you all do it? I don't really have a local shop, but are there any standout shops worth visiting in the US?

Is there a listing of favorites for each models, like reviews for 1:200 Boeing, Douglas, etc. giving the ideas of pros and cons of each mold and maker?

Anyway, I'm pretty excited about the new hobby, I've always loved looking at the models in stores all these years and finally decided to go for it.

Now to find a lavender Braniff 720! *want*!!!!!
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If you were to wait for new releases of Braniff aircraft, you'd have a very long wait I'm afraid. I had a good number of them and my favourites were the Jet-X B722 in the Flying Colors livery. They are now difficult to find and expensive when you do! But IF200 also produced a good number of Braniff models, some of which are fairly easy to find.

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Welcome to this forum and be carefull! It starts with one airline but soon it will be more! :-)
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I agree with scouring the web for the Braniff models already released. It doesn't look likely many will be forthcoming as new releases and I can't remember when I saw the last model come out... I think it was a DC-9

I do remember the art liveries from way back when and of course the 747 big orange.

I don't have any local hobby stores conveniently near me either... all of my models are mainly bought on the web.

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Welcome to the hobby! There will be more airlines coming to your collection some day, its an addiction you can't stop.
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for the welcome everyone. Trying to measure at this point opportunity vs crazy...as in should I buy everything I see and have remorse or manage my impulse and take a few as they come.....What happens if my coveted lavender 720 or 707-227 shows up!

You're all correct, sitting here with Braniff on my list and thinking Air California, PSA, Bonanza...United pre Comtinental.....maybe a Golden West Otter. Hehe,,,,yeah..need money and space.

Again thanks for,the welcome, my best effort now,is,to restrict it to Braniff 1, 1:200.
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I agree with scouring the web for the Braniff models already released. It doesn't look likely many will be forthcoming as new releases and I can't remember when I saw the last model come out... I think it was a DC-9

I do remember the art liveries from way back when and of course the 747 big orange.

I don't have any local hobby stores conveniently near me either... all of my models are mainly bought on the web.


I remember 601 and the Braniff SP in LA. I was like 5 or so. I guess collectors like more recent livery for the same reason I like old stuff, nostalgia and connection. Old guys like old stuff...

Love that pic.
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I guess collectors like more recent livery for the same reason I like old stuff, nostalgia and connection. Old guys like old stuff...
I like "old stuff" because of the diversity in appearance of the airframes and the liveries. (Same goes for automobiles - a person could tell the difference between the many marques and there were many colour options not just with exterior paint, but interior choices, too.) These days so many liveries are euro-white and lack imagination and creativity.
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I like "old stuff" because of the diversity in appearance of the airframes and the liveries. (Same goes for automobiles - a person could tell the difference between the many marques and there were many colour options not just with exterior paint, but interior choices, too.) These days so many liveries are euro-white and lack imagination and creativity.
That's a fad, every time I'm at work I think about how exciting it was to go to the airport as a kid, all,the variations, Douglas jets all were very distinct, then you had all the different Boeings, then a couple of Lockheeds and An occasional Airbus thrown in. Now everything is a twin, and looks the same.

Seems with branding too, once there was pride in having your flag fly the world on your jets, now it seems a competition of silly or boring, Lufthansa even went so far as to remove the one color on their airplanes that gave some brightness and noticeable flash. All blue and white...

Or United taking a variation on the timeless shield logo and throwing another carriers uninspired white and gray paint and globe logo over rising. Shame really.

I miss the tri jets, the humps, and the color at the airport.
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Welcome to the DA.C forum ...

Some twenty years ago, Jet Wings a short lived UK manufacturer released a few very nice models.
If I remember well, they were the first DC 8 models produced in the 1/200 scale.

Of course, these models cannot compete with today standards, the are simply "old stuff".

Sorry for the quality of the pictures.

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Welcome aboard Cazadores, I love your user name. Those were my go to cubans, but now even they are becoming to expensive.

My suggestion is to look at the space you have, and find a criteria that interests you that will fit in it.
Lots of people collect certain airlines, and I'm always impressed by the wide variety they have based on one airline alone. The blessing, or the problem, with Braniff is they had so many different schemes, colours etc that it would be a very large collection. A quick check on DIMA data base shows 123 Braniff aircraft in 1:200 scale. While some of these are repeats by different manufacturers. that's a big collection.
In the end as they say. buy what you like, like what you buy.

Good luck and happy hunting.
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Hi Cazadores,

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A vintage 1/200 scale Braniff Douglas DC-8 in Calder Livery Colors, I used to have in my collection many years ago.



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Welcome to the DA.C forum ...

Some twenty years ago, Jet Wings a short lived UK manufacturer released a few very nice models.
If I remember well, they were the first DC 8 models produced in the 1/200 scale.

Of course, these models cannot compete with today standards, the are simply "old stuff".

Sorry for the quality of the pictures.

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Love the mighty Douglas jets. Like,the retro look of that model.
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Hi Cazadores,

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A vintage 1/200 scale Braniff Douglas DC-8 in Calder Livery Colors, I used to have in my collection many years ago.



Regards, Robert

After seeing some of the prices for the Calder models I can see why you might have decided to let it go! $$$$$$!!!!!!!
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Welcome aboard Cazadores, I love your user name. Those were my go to cubans, but now even they are becoming to expensive.

My suggestion is to look at the space you have, and find a criteria that interests you that will fit in it.
Lots of people collect certain airlines, and I'm always impressed by the wide variety they have based on one airline alone. The blessing, or the problem, with Braniff is they had so many different schemes, colours etc that it would be a very large collection. A quick check on DIMA data base shows 123 Braniff aircraft in 1:200 scale. While some of these are repeats by different manufacturers. that's a big collection.
In the end as they say. buy what you like, like what you buy.

Good luck and happy hunting.
Thanks for the info, that's a lot of airplanes.....I have to fight the impulse to just buy all I can at once. I might end up with a lot of model airplanes, and newly single....hehe.
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I wish to offer my welcome to you too!
Aikens does still have several Braniffs models, 1/200 and 1/400. Prices are not great, but at least there is some availability.

Aiken's Airplanes Store - Search Results for "braniff"
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Welcome

Yer gonna need quite a big cupboard as there's been many sets of multi-coloured Braniff jobbies...

and in many scales....

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Hello and welcome to the hobby.
My advice is to keep your collection in focus. You have a good start by wanting to find examples of Braniff models. My favorite place to search is eBay, which at the moment has around 40 Braniff models listed. They range in price from $35 for a black DC-9 to $300 for a
Calder B-727. Good luck, have fun, and be patient.
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Mr Burns mentioned the DIMA database, so just in case you aren't aware of this resource yet, here is the search for all Braniff 1:200's:

https://www.diecastmodelaircraft.com...&scale=1%3A200
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Welcome

Yer gonna need quite a big cupboard as there's been many sets of multi-coloured Braniff jobbies...

and in many scales....

Coupla collections...









Very nice, as I mentioned my first model is an ochre BAC 111. Love the electric too. I think I need to narrow to the Pucci "jellybean" white tails for now. That way I can attempt to keep this from getting out of hand and taking over my house!

Love the pics!
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Mr Burns mentioned the DIMA database, so just in case you aren't aware of this resource yet, here is the search for all Braniff 1:200's:

https://www.diecastmodelaircraft.com...&scale=1%3A200
That's a great resource, thanks so much.
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My advice is to keep your collection in focus. You have a good start by wanting to find examples of Braniff models. My favorite place to search is eBay, which at the moment has around 40 Braniff models listed. They range in price from $35 for a black DC-9 to $300 for a
Calder B-727. Good luck, have fun, and be patient.
Patience is key, I see and want to buy. I need to take my time, could get expensive!
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Socatec has several DC8's in stock
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