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.
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.
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).
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
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!
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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