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Old 11-21-2019, 03:16 PM   #1
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So, 2019 is wrapping up. The ones I have left on pre-order will not be contenders for my favorite new model of 2019. My favorite is the UPS DC-8 and an honorable mention is the JAL 767 Mickey's 90th. What's everyone else?





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Old 11-22-2019, 12:16 AM   #2
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It’s been a slow year for me model-wise, as I pretty much have everything I want to collect. Looking back on this year, I’d have to say my favorite purchase is the JC Wings AA 767-200. Waited forever for a standard livery release.
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For me its a toss up between the two Gemini Jets BA 744 Retro Flaps Down. The Landor is on my desk. The BOAC is awesome. I sure hope they would do the same with the Negus.
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Old 11-22-2019, 02:15 AM   #4
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I haven't really decided what my best of 2019 is yet. Still have a little over a month and a black Friday sale I'm going to which could yield something great. So far I'd have to say the Westjet Dreamliner is my favourite so far. Also doesn't help that most of my models are customs haha
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To me, the best model and the one I prefer among my 2019 purchases is the AF B 747-400 flaps down with the "Coupe du monde de Foot Ball 1998" livery.

I also made some customs models in 2019 and a few kits, my HP 42 and Zeppelin Hindenburg are my favorites.

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Best Die-cast model purchases for the year 2019 for me was these three mentioned below:

-Gemini 200 American Airlines Douglas DC-3 Item # G2AAL170

-JC Wings American Airlines 767-200 ER N338AA

-Gemini 200 KLM 747-400 Flaps Down PH-BFW

Note: DC-3 model picture belonged to eBay seller: oxnard330, i purchased that model from him!!
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Gemini BA Landor 744 flaps down...
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:42 AM   #8
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I am gonna go w/ JCW's QANTAS Boeing 787-9 Yam Dreaming.
Absolutely flawless execution of the livery. Only complaint is wrong Satcom on the roof, but Qantas may start adding those anyways.
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Old 11-22-2019, 11:15 AM   #9
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I was really tempted by the AA 767-200 but decided that it just didn’t fit my collection. It does look like a great model, though.
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:02 PM   #10
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Gemini Jets Delta A310. A fantastic mould and Gemini Jets nailed it with the nose shape! Highly recommended!
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Old 11-22-2019, 02:36 PM   #11
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BTW, great thread.
I would like to add to my #1 Qantas model of the year, also in order:
2) G200 Pan Am A310-300 (new mold, perfect execution)
3) JCW A330-200F DHL w/ nose gear hump
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:33 AM   #12
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All of them that I bought! Probably the IF Airport 75 Columbia 747 post collision, the JC American 762, and a special model Crownvic graciously offered for sale to me knowing I really liked this airline and kept asking for a Mfg. to do it in various Air Frames...mainly 747! Also wanted it to be done in 737, DC-8, and Caravelle, but now that I have the 747 it is just all extra gravy at this point!
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:22 PM   #13
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The KLM Boeing 747-300 SF made by Bader models, because it was a great and possibly one of a kind find.

The KLM Fokker F VIIa made by Bell Air models because of its details and it was my only custom made model of the year.
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:37 PM   #14
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Not even trying to be a smart *** but I was so excited to buy the JCW United tulip 747 flaps down. It will be my first flaps model, and I was actively searching for the UA blue tulip 747 by Inflight. But the JCW version was announced, and i thought it would be superior in every way. I just hope it is at least a best delivered model of 2020.
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Mine has to my AC200 CPA DC-8-43. Brilliant, in spite of a couple of minor niggles. Seriously looks like the real thing shrunk down, and I saw plenty of these at Vancouver when I was a kid plane-spotter! I've been hoping for this particular model for quite a number of years. A tip of the hat to Andrew, as the spaghetti-script title 'Canadian Pacific' on this is also the most accurate (for this era) I have ever seen in the diecast aircraft world. 100% perfect. Period.
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Hi
Mine:

El Avaidor B737-200 Taca Airlines YS-08C
BlueBox Virgin Atlantic B747-400 G-VLIP
El Aviador Honduras Airlines B737-200 HR-MRZ
Inflight KLM B747-400 PH-BFV Just…

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Gemini Jets Delta A310. A fantastic mould and Gemini Jets nailed it with the nose shape! Highly recommended!
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Beautiful model !

Waiting for mine, with the Air France livery and GE engines.

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My holy grail of 2019 was also a DC-8!



Although the color blue does not exactly match the 70s / 80s era. They used the current slightly darker PMS 299C instead. Let them be forgiven: it remains an epic appearance in my eyes!

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Old 11-25-2019, 08:36 AM   #19
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I think I will go with the Gemini Delta A310 and Gemini Aero California DC-9. I'm not actually sure the Aero California was a 2019 release, but I got it this year when I found one in a hobby shop unexpectedly.
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:31 AM   #20
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Mine is the Bluebox/Inflight200 Air Canada 747-400 1:200 Green Tail. Happy I was able to get one before 2020 when most retailers are expecting these.
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One among them....at least one Aeroclassics200 DC-8-61.
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1/ UNITED DC-8 /61 "Super 8 to the Aloha State"
2/ El-Al "Retro" B.787-9
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Very difficult to chose one of my many purchases this year.
I like them all but the ones I like most of all are all from AC200/WM



1. AC200 DC8-61 UNITED (N8072U, N8082U, N8078U and N8087U); in fact all DC8's from AC200 are my favourite models.

2. AC200/WM all propliners





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Gemini BA Landor 744 flaps down...
+1, unless the BA 763 does show up and is flawless
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Herpa AN225, IF200 TWA L1011, or IF200 National 744. Stuck between those three !
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My holy grail of 2019 was also a DC-8!



Although the color blue does not exactly match the 70s / 80s era. They used the current slightly darker PMS 299C instead. Let them be forgiven: it remains an epic appearance in my eyes!

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