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Old 09-04-2020, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone got one? what are your take? They are very cheap so i was going to get a few to display so i don't have to use my more expensive ones. Are they worth the $20 each?
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It’s been years since I have had one but I don’t think they would display well with other models. Just my opinion.

I used to have a lot of them when I was a kid. It was actually my first model...a Continental 737-300 that I found in SkyMall while on a Continental 737-300.
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They certainly aren't a Gemini but for their price point are not too bad. You can even do a bit of work to them yourself. Some have slightly more printed detail than others. They dont seem to update as often now as eg PPC or PP similar brands.
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maybe i should get a few sample just to see? they do have a lot of the md-80's and 90s in 1/200 as well as 757-200 and 300's with and without winglets
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For the money you spend Flight Miniatures Models are very good.

When Inflight released its first AF B 747 I was so disappointed that I placed an order for two FM Models which looked much better.

I bought a Hogan landing gear set and after a bit of surgery I could display the model on its landing gear.

It is fair to say that today the Inflight B 747s are excellent but in those days, some twenty years ago, the Inflight Models were fitted wit an awful oversized landing gear and had a few things that I did not like ...
The FM Models was a stop gap measure but is still in my cabinet.

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I've owned a couple of them and as others have stated, for the price they're decent. I've been looking for their BA B772 in the Union flag / Chatham Dockyard livery for almost 2 years now. It's the only BA 772 model in 1:200 scale that I'm aware of that doesn't have a registration number and I wanted to add one of an aircraft I've flown on (G-VIIA).
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so you really could fit the landing gears from hogan in them? That's interesting...

I've always wanted some of the MD-80-90s with gears up/down in 1/200 but hasn't been able to find one.
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so you really could fit the landing gears from hogan in them? That's interesting...

I've always wanted some of the MD-80-90s with gears up/down in 1/200 but hasn't been able to find one.
No problem.
All you need is appropriate tools, Dremel and a bit of time and patience.

On some models, weight in the nose will be necessary to avoid tail sitting.

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that's excellent result on that 747! lol.. I like the fact that there is the aerial antenna on the wing tips
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here's the Flight miniatures Korean Air MD-82 next to the Herpa snap fit Condor 757-300. Herpa is a bit better. The flight miniatures md-80/90 moulds has no painted cargo doors at all. Both about same price.

But we don't have really much choices in term of 1/200 tail jetters plastic models. I dont know there's much choices out there of anyone else making plastic models for the 717, 727, md-80/90
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I would say like any company, they have some good aircraft and some bad aircraft. I’ve seen many displayed side-by-side in Crew Outfitters stores for a good comparison. Their Delta A350 is actually pretty well detailed and looks solid for around $23 (though I just replaced it with the GJ200 A350 from a Labor Day Sale). The Delta BCF 767-400 and 717 I have are also pretty good. The NWA DC-9 is alright, but the nose is a bit pointy and the engines a weird shape. AVOID the A321 and 737-900! I’ve seen these models with wings warped downwards at multiple stores. They look ridiculous!
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
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i got several flight miniatures recently to fill the empty slots for the tail jetters 717, 727, md80/90 and dc9. these are all inflight gear up

also have several gemini, hogan die cast tail jetters but they are all gear down.

No idea why there is such a lack of tail jetters with gear up/down. seems like hogan and gemini/jcwings have no interest in doing one. there is really no technical limitation i can see.

Anyone knows of someone making tail jetters with gear up/down?
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i got several flight miniatures recently to fill the empty slots for the tail jetters 717, 727, md80/90 and dc9. these are all inflight gear up

also have several gemini, hogan die cast tail jetters but they are all gear down.

No idea why there is such a lack of tail jetters with gear up/down. seems like hogan and gemini/jcwings have no interest in doing one. there is really no technical limitation i can see.

Anyone knows of someone making tail jetters with gear up/down?
It’s definitely possible, the 1/250 Gemini’s could do it, at 1/200 it’d probably be even easier, I’ve got a few delta interim planes that I want to add gear to atm
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1/250 gemini? i haven't really seen much of those...didn't even know they make them.. such odd scale.
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1/250 gemini? i haven't really seen much of those...didn't even know they make them.. such odd scale.
Those were made a long time ago. I didn't get any, due to the odd scale you mention.

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Those were made a long time ago. I didn't get any, due to the odd scale you mention.

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I think i might get one if i can find a cheap one since it's a rarity. maybe it will be a lot more valuable in the future? lol
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I think i might get one if i can find a cheap one since it's a rarity. maybe it will be a lot more valuable in the future? lol
I’ve got a delta old livery MD-88 in 1/250, it’s a beautiful model, just I don’t have much use for it
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I’ve got a delta old livery MD-88 in 1/250, it’s a beautiful model, just I don’t have much use for it
how much ya selling it for? lol
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$60 if you’re interested
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$60 if you’re interested
Sorry didn't see ya msg.. just snared one from ebay earlier...lol.. USAir MD-80
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I’m selling a FedEx 777 and 757 set if you’re interested.

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Old 09-23-2020, 06:26 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Here's my 1/250 Gemini USAir MD-82. It's a beauty. Amazing fold up retractable landing gears!! They should make this a standard feature on all the 1/200! I would pay a little more for it.
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One thing that I did like about Flight Miniatures was gear up clean "inflight profile" How else is it possible to get a 747SP in 1:200 scale? Gear down only is it. It's a real shame JCW/ GJ hasn't done 747SP tooling with magnetic gear by now.












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yeah, i got a flight miniatures 747sp SOFIA also.
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