My apologies if this has already been asked...this is my first post. Are there specific manufacturers that airlines are licensed with? I'm wondering about Cathay Pacific and Singapore. I wonder why there hasn't been a Gemini Jets Cathay model? I have an In Flight Cathay A340 and a JC Wings Cathay 707 on the way from Russia (is that any of you lol?), but I would absolutely LOVE to see a Gemini Cathay A350-900 or -1000. I have the Gemini Virgin A350-1000 and loved it so much much that I ordered a Gemini Philippines A350-900, awaiting delayed COVID delivery.
Should I wait longer go Cathay Pacific Gemini Jets, or look elsewhere? What are the best makers for Cathay Pacific and Singapore diecast 1:200's? Does anybody make as good of an A350 as Gemini with (new) Cathay Pacific or Singapore livery?
I don't think you'll see GJ producing CX models. CX is very strict with licensing (and if I'm not mistaken so is Korean - uncertain about Singapore) so manufacturers like JCW produce them under the radar. I don't know what's in queue from JCW regarding future releases. Someone else should know or just do a search on here in 1:200 and the announcement threads will come up for you. (Do advanced search with "JC" in keyword(s) and "crownvic" in "find threads started by user"). CX sells models of their aircraft on their online store (I've purchased MANY from them directly over the years) but the models aren't diecast and are produced by Hogan or Herpa. There was a time when CX had pages of models for sale on their website but now there are only seven models with quite a few now out of stock.
Thanks so much, KLM. I went a while without knowing the value of JCW. Now that I know, I am gradually collecting some nice Cathay 1:200 models. I had some JCW models, but I was too much of a newb to realize it.
Hmm those seem to be very hard to find, I know the feeling when you are trying to fine that one model and you're running out of luck, I Will surely look around for you and let you know if I find anything.
What you could do is send DaiKongHobby aka Raymond L. a DM, he may have one of these in stock, Raymond is well known to have numerous discontinued models, he has helped me out a few times. https://www.dai-kong.com/
His site may now show everything he has, hence why it would be best to send him a DM via the DA.C Forums instead.
The best scale 1:200 Cathay Pacific Airways model I know of is the J-Fox CPA B747-267B the VR-HKG "City of Hong Kong" with the delivery livery from 19871 and the Golden Widget behind the Swire Logo and the UK flag on the top part of the tailfin,
Only the VR-HKG Has the Golden Widget as this was CPA's flagship and it was also in honor to the Royal Family of the UK from what I was told anyway.
A rare and discontinued model, one of my favorite classics
After a large sum of money, I received an Inflight model with nacelles loose on #2 and 3 engines, and #3 engine fan loose. Not quite what I had expected.
This is the first time I have received a model with defects...I didn't even know it was Inflight until I had received it. Ebay'er has 100% feedback as a seller.
A wise tip even if a seller has 100% feedback always ask them to send you actual photo's or even a video of the product you are buying from them so you are sure the item is in good state if that is not the case then you have something to reply on, this can also be ideal if requesting refunds evia ebay & PayPal.
I did the same with a, EPoX 8K5A2+ mainbaord for one of my retro PC project the seller had 100% feedback the photo's he had showed that none of the capacitors were leaking the mainboard arrived with 4 bad capacitors it was an easy fix but still I was able to get my money back via paypal resolution center and used the photo's the seller applied me before buying the product.
Anyways if yous eek this model again I did find one on ebay last night I have DM'ed you it.
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Hope you have a nice spot for these beauties though
Space is a bit limited in NYC apartments, where space costs closer to a 747 seat on a transpacific flight vs a plot of land in a vast, dreary plot of land in the middle of nowhere. But I have made space. The bottom shelf is actually best for viewing from the couch. Besides the shelves in the photo, I have placed some lower-risk models in certain places that are good for viewing and minimize any possible damage.
So yes, many of the models are well-loved by all and dusted by a purpose-bought ostrich feather duster, more intricately cared-for when necessary. Otherwise, they remain in the box unless they have a good place on display.