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Old 06-06-2019, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There are a number of releases of which i wonder - will they really sell or will they remain on the shelves forever? You know my taste airline-wise by now, and i have to admit there are a few obscurities here and there....but at least they do not look so unsinspired like the followings...

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/a3...nfo&art=154953

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/b7...nfo&art=154051

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What is obscure to one person may be a must have for others. I for one own several of the models listed as they fly in and out of my hometown airport quite frequently.

I also went for the Nepal A330 as I have visited Katmandu years ago and recently sold a custom 757 in their older colors.
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If that ATR was pink I would buy it just because of the flamingo on the tail.
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I'd really like an other Emirates 777 and A380 and maybe a British Airways 747.
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What is obscure to one person may be a must have for others. I for one own several of the models listed as they fly in and out of my hometown airport quite frequently.

I also went for the Nepal A330 as I have visited Katmandu years ago and recently sold a custom 757 in their older colors.
Well that's two models sold! It does baffle me why manufactuers make models of little known domestic airlines, yet ignore requests for well-known flag carriers' models?
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Well that's two models sold! It does baffle me why manufactuers make models of little known domestic airlines, yet ignore requests for well-known flag carriers' models?
Agreed, and secondly it is pretty obvious that JC more and more becomes like Inflight or Herpa - they announce releases with an immense backlog of models still to come. JC announced a KLM 737-400 a few moons back.

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/b7...nfo&art=153129

Were is it...? Why not more Classics (having NGs 757 in 1/400 in mind)?
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I don't get to excited about anything JC announces. Mainly because I could be on the porch, in my favourite rocking chair, waiting for the inevitable, before I see it.
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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No, I don't own any of the above and will not add them to my collection. Give me some classics on new moulds!
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I don't get to excited about anything JC announces. Mainly because I could be on the porch, in my favourite rocking chair, waiting for the inevitable, before I see it.
Dude, you have a porch?! You lucky sonofab.....
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What is a donor plane for one, is a must have for someone else...
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While none of the above are of interest to me, I applaud the manufactures for bringing "obscure" airlines to production as they may in time release something that I will be looking for (Golden West, Muse Air, Jet America).
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While none of the above are of interest to me, I applaud the manufactures for bringing "obscure" airlines to production as they may in time release something that I will be looking for (Golden West, Muse Air, Jet America).
I would agree if they also released a classic obscurity from time to time...

For example: they have a Meridiana MD-80 in 1/400 - why not in 1/200?!

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If these sell then why no Martinair cargo Md11? Or a house colors A300?
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Martinair huh...?
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There are a number of releases of which i wonder - will they really sell or will they remain on the shelves forever? You know my taste airline-wise by now, and i have to admit there are a few obscurities here and there....but at least they do not look so unsinspired like the followings...

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/a3...nfo&art=154953

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/b7...nfo&art=154051

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/a3...nfo&art=161709

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/fo...nfo&art=161010

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/at...nfo&art=159185

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/a3...nfo&art=158173

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/sa...nfo&art=157276

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/sa...nfo&art=151740
I'd buy both silver airways because I like the livery and I like the regional airlines of Florida and that area
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In a few years these obscure liveries will become the rare hard to find models that will never be re-issued.
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Speaking of Martinair, i would also want to see all the above mentioned Martinair models including this one here..
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As I was very happy the got last night in the BLACK FRIDAY SALE at AMS the JW A330 NEPAL AIRLINES for a very good price (Thanks to our kind administrator I came aware of this beautiful model), I found this 1 1/2 year old thread and checked the model listed there…

Well, some are sold out but most of them are still available (and funny all with 2 left)

I personal find it very good to release such exotic airlinea, but what is "exotic"... it depends of course of the place where you are…

PS: The A332 NEPAL AL will join the A333 WOW and the A322 GREENLAND, which will go - after I won't be here anymore - to my son together with an empty travel journal which he has to fulfill (if you love the movies with Ben STILLER you know what I am talking about…)
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I think the cheapest 747s I’ve seen are the European Air Charter (EAL) ex BA 747-200s, which even now can be had for as low as £30.
It’s the constant re releases that are most likely to gather dust though. I don’t mind personally as I only really look out for exciting new gems which drop in from time to time, finally seeing a RR 767 released was great, and now coming in Landor too, and a delivery colours Springbok 744 was another recent highlight.
I think the model I personally anticipate seeing the most whenever somebody decides to produce it has to be the LTU MD-11 (with polished belly of course). If it come nestled in between another tranche of Emirates A380s and Speedbird 747s, so be it!
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I'm surprised the Eastern A300's have been overlooked in 1:200!

Yes, thanks Russ for the Nepal 757 custom...after a few touch-ups and a few antenna added she is back to new and proudly displayed!
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Gotta love the little Fokkers.
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I have the SAAB Silver and ATR, those are great little planes in a nice livery.
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I was surprised all the UK charter market in eg 80/90’s dont get a look in eg Air Europe, Inter European, Airtours, Orion. They would make lovely models.
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I was surprised all the UK charter market in eg 80/90’s dont get a look in eg Air Europe, Inter European, Airtours, Orion. They would make lovely models.
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What is obscure to one person may be a must have for others. I for one own several of the models listed as they fly in and out of my hometown airport quite frequently.

I also went for the Nepal A330 as I have visited Katmandu years ago and recently sold a custom 757 in their older colors.
I have to agree 100% with that. Sure, some releases have me shaking my head, but somebody out there is dying to get their hands on it. Thankfully, they got their wish. I've been there a few times as well.
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Yeah, after GJ released the ASA EMB-120...I'm mildly optimistic they'll get an ATR-72 mold going and release an ASA/Delta Connection ATR-72 in 1:200.
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Great topic! If it weren't for obscure airlines getting made, I would have never gotten my LACSA 737 & 727 that I had been dying to have for years. They can def be hit or miss, but that's what makes the hobby fun, as there will always be someone else out there hunting one down.

I'm thinking most manufacturers might build these in small runs due to popularity.
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Great topic! If it weren't for obscure airlines getting made, I would have never gotten my LACSA 737 & 727 that I had been dying to have for years. They can def be hit or miss, but that's what makes the hobby fun, as there will always be someone else out there hunting one down.

I'm thinking most manufacturers might build these in small runs due to popularity.
https://www.aviationmegastore.com/bo...nfo&art=163209

https://www.ebay.com/itm/INFLIGHT-20...-/254289478157

If you do not mind the moulds there are two...
Though the Inflight 732 (though far from perfect) i better than their 727.
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https://www.aviationmegastore.com/bo...nfo&art=163209

https://www.ebay.com/itm/INFLIGHT-20...-/254289478157

If you do not mind the moulds there are two...
Though the Inflight 732 (though far from perfect) i better than their 727.
Thank you for the links, but I already have both of them

My apologies if I wasn't more clear with my post. I love them both and they sit prominently on my desk at work!
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