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Old 12-09-2019, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Air New Zealand 777-300s (IF200 vs JCW)

After a year and a half, the IF200 ANZ 773 is finally here. In the interim, I had also picked up the JCW version. Now comes the eternal conundrum - which one to keep, given they both have differences and flaws to some degree.

First, the real deal:

ZK-OKS B773ER AIR NEW ZEALAND YBBN by Sanjay Dayal, on Flickr

The IF200 is on the stand, JC on its gear.







Things I've noticed:

IF200 issues:
  • Titles are too thick/not spaced correctly (JCW is much more correct)
  • Koru on tail is more gray than white due to bleed-through from the black behind it (JCW doesn't have this issue)
  • Engine pylon doesn't quite have the right shape (JCW looks more correct)
  • Fan blades too silver/spinner not very visible (JCW color is more gray - looks better to me)

JCW issues:
  • Missing satnav/wifi dome (IF200 has it)
  • Black line should start curving down after L4 door, but it continues curving up (far too much space between the black edge and the fern) (IF200 curves correctly)
  • Engines/wings too dark gray (IF200 looks more correct to me)
  • Not enough fan blades (IF200 correct)
  • Wingbox "bulge" is not as pronounced as it should be (IF200 closer)

Other differences (not really issues, but more subject to opinion):
  • Nose shape/cockpit windows - I am really not sure which one I think is more accurate
  • JCW outlines plugged windows, IF200 does not - photos don't help much here

Have I missed anything else? I'm leaning towards keeping the JCW, mainly due to the titles and the issue with bleed-through on the Koru on the IF200. Most of the issues with the JCW aren't particularly deal-breakers for me, but it is hard to unsee the completely wrong line on the black part. And I'm still going back and forth on the nose shape...
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It must be the camera, but the IF one looks like it has one engine white, and one grey in the overhead shot. Probably nothing.

Hard call. Leaning toward the JCW one, myself.
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I also lean towards JCW. That's just me.
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Old 12-10-2019, 05:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have the JCW one, and am really pleased with it. They both look great in your photos, but I too would lean towards keeping the JCW version. As another poster said above the engines on the Inflight one look too white in your photos. However it is difficult to say as I haven't seen the Inflight model in person.
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In general i like both the Inflight 200 777-300 ER & JC Wings 777-300 ER but what i did notice is that on the Inflight version the GE engines are a lot smaller than it's JC Wings counterpart, so the question that i have is: which one has the correct size GE engines, the Inflight 777-300 or JC Wings 777-300?
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Default Re: Air New Zealand 777-300s (IF200 vs JCW)

Thanks for the input guys.

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As another poster said above the engines on the Inflight one look too white in your photos. However it is difficult to say as I haven't seen the Inflight model in person.
It's definitely the camera - they are gray, but lighter than the JCW's (and look more like the real shade IMO).

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In general i like both the Inflight 200 777-300 ER & JC Wings 777-300 ER but what i did notice is that on the Inflight version the GE engines are a lot smaller than it's JC Wings counterpart, so the question that i have is: which one has the correct size GE engines, the Inflight 777-300 or JC Wings 777-300?
I just measured and they are almost identical to each other - 17mm diameter is correct and 35-36mm length which is also correct. If I had to pick, I'd say the exhaust nozzle on the JCW looks a little more proportionally correct, but I disagree that the IF200 is too small here.
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I like the JCW version better! From a glance both look nice, but when you keep looking at them compared to the real deal the JCW version is the one I would choose.
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I looked at the 1:1 picture, then looked at the first pic of the models without reading the different issues, the IF looked more like the 1:1 because of the wifi dome. It is the most obvious difference to a non-hawkeye. Since I am so hopelessly anal when it comes to these details like antennas, strakes, radomes, etc, it's IF for me unless the mistakes are way too obvious to even for a non-hawkeye like me. If NZ has some 773's that don't have the radomes, it's JCW then.
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I never noticed this before, but the Inflight makers mark on the bottom of the fuselage is very distracting and makes no sense if you consider all the trouble of making the livery match as close as possible to the real thing.
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I never noticed this before, but the Inflight makers mark on the bottom of the fuselage is very distracting and makes no sense if you consider all the trouble of making the livery match as close as possible to the real thing.

My thoughts exactly... it sticks out like dogs bollocks & would annoy me. Like the IF stand though but overall I'd steer towards the JCW version.
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In general i like both the Inflight 200 777-300 ER & JC Wings 777-300 ER but what i did notice is that on the Inflight version the GE engines are a lot smaller than it's JC Wings counterpart, so the question that i have is: which one has the correct size GE engines, the Inflight 777-300 or JC Wings 777-300?

Short answer in neither one is the correct size. The real GE-90-115B is 13'6" in diameter. Inflight scale out at approximately 13'4" and JCW/GJ at 14'1", so neither is correct.


Good news is neither is far off, so get the one that over all looks good to you and don't worry about it.
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I'd go for the JC Wings. I was in the exact same position. I had the Inflight NZ all blacks 773 and got the JC Wings Version. And I sold the Inflight. Mainly because of the nose shape and cockpit windows. Plus I also don't like the markings Inflight puts on every 777 whether they exist or not.
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