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Old 09-30-2020, 12:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For a while I've been looking for a 727 to add into my modest 1:200 scale collection.

My wife noted of my intentions and among the 7 (seven) models she bought for me, she also selected the JC Wings release 727-200 in Air France 1980's livery [Reg: F-BOJE]. Model number XX2054.

I highly recommend it. There are plenty of details, with antennas and collision beacons on top and underside.
The undercarriage is fixed [not removable] and the nose gear swivels. Port and starboard engines have fan blades details inside, but not on the center engine.
It's a superb model, overall, a great representation of the 727-200!

After taking the pictures, I noted the port side of the radome, may have suffered a possible "bird strike", but that's fine, as it's barely visible with naked eye, and also it adds a bit of "character" to the model.

As mentioned, she bought for me a total of 7 models, all in 1:200 scale. Yes, seven models...Unbelievable !
Isn't she fabulous!? I'm sure, I will not get any others for a long, long time, but she really stunned me with this unique surprise!...

All of the models she bought, were of her choice of aircraft type and airline liveries.
I will post pictures as they arrive into my hub.

This is the first arrival of the seven, the Air France 722 (F-BOJE).
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“... fan blades details inside, but not on the center engine...”

Well, if this ever happens - on a B727 or even Tristar model - you can throw it away!
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“... fan blades details inside, but not on the center engine...”

Well, if this ever happens - on a B727 or even Tristar model - you can throw it away!
You should not be able to see a fan blade for the center intake because it's just an S shaped duct for the engine. The fan blade is at the front of this engine which is well nested in the tail. same thing for L-1011. It would be cool if they make sure to have a deep duct that you can't see a blind end though. Too many models have a shallow visible blind endplate to the duct.

You should def be able to see the fan blade for the center engine for md-11 or dc-10 though

Your wife is def a keeper though for the present ...lol.... might be hard for you to exceed that in return..

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Well, as mentioned...no fan blade details on the center engine on this JC Wings AF 722.
But despite of that, its a superb model.

BTW: Fan blade detail on the center engine is visible on my Swissair MD-11
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My comments may be biased but you know why ...

This model is excellent and it was worth waiting ... more than a year between the pre order and the arrival of the model.

I bought two, including the F-GCMV which became an air charter international model with the appropriate decals, the rego being the same.

On both models I added the emergency escape way on the wings and the APU exhaust.

Thank you for sharing your pictures.

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Well, as mentioned...no fan blade details on the center engine on this JC Wings AF 722.
But despite of that, its a superb model.

BTW: Fan blade detail on the center engine is visible on my Swissair MD-11
Here is why you don't see any fanblades. The engine sits behind the rear pax exit.
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Here is why you don't see any fanblades. The engine sits behind the rear pax exit.
Thank you for the airplane diagram. Very informative, complex and quite educational.
I wish the explanation index was available as well, to describe the multitude of pointed out numbers, on this 727 aircraft technical drawing.
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Thank you for the airplane diagram. Very informative, complex and quite educational.
I wish the explanation index was available as well, to describe the multitude of pointed out numbers, on this 727 aircraft technical drawing.
Flight International always was a good source for technical drawings.
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Very nice gift and addition! What great presents, hope you get some more around Christmas time
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Anyone so far been able to find a 727 or Tristar with a correct center intake that doesn't have that visible blind endplate? I checked my gemini and inflight 727 and they all have the very visible endplate ;(

However my B Box ANA Tristar intake is correctly done! look how deep that S shaped intake goes . The ability to produce a true S duct intake on a diecast model is what separate the good from mediocre. It's hard to make this tail part!

I was going to order another Tristar by Inflight 200 but does anyone knows what the intake for the Inflight Tristar looks like? If anyone knows of a 727 with correct intake, please let us know also

See the diagram also courtesy of flight international.
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Your wife is def a keeper though for the present ...lol.... might be hard for you to exceed that in return..
Yes I wish my wife even knew what a 727 was - but at least I already had a sizable collection when we met so she tolerates it..

I picked up the JC Wings Iberia and Ansett 727 releases - this one is very nice as well.
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My comments may be biased but you know why ...

This model is excellent and it was worth waiting ... more than a year between the pre order and the arrival of the model.

I bought two, including the F-GCMV which became an air charter international model with the appropriate decals, the rego being the same.

On both models I added the emergency escape way on the wings and the APU exhaust.

Thank you for sharing your pictures.

Jean Pierre.
Nice 727's Jean Pierre!
I wish the 727 was still in airline service, as it was a really great aircraft!
Last one I saw was back in 2015, wearing CARGOJET livery, moving cargo loads between Hamilton International (Ontario, Canada) and other North American hubs.

I never saw one here in Australia

Nice custom work as well, adding the emergency escape ways onto the wings!
Did the actual airplanes have them on when they were delivered to airline or these were added later, by the airline!?
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The emergency escape ways became mandatory in 1972 for all aircraft carrying passengers.

The first AF B 727s were released in 1968 with the traditional blue cheat line and no escape ways which were added later.

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The emergency escape ways became mandatory in 1972 for all aircraft carrying passengers.

The first AF B 727s were released in 1968 with the traditional blue cheat line and no escape ways which were added later.

Jean Pierre.
So, that means JC Wings overlooked this important detail it would have been a nice detail to have as the model represents early 80's livery which would have had the wings emergency escape markings!...
Thanks for clarifying.
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Not only JC Wings but also Jet X which forgot these details a few years ago.

Jet X model is very close to the JC Wings product and is excellent.

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Not only JC Wings but also Jet X which forgot these details a few years ago.

Jet X model is very close to the JC Wings product and is excellent.

Jean Pierre.
Did you use custom decals or you painted the emergency exit markings, on the wings!?
Also you said, you've added an APU exhaust!?...where!?
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Anyone so far been able to find a 727 or Tristar with a correct center intake that doesn't have that visible blind endplate? I checked my gemini and inflight 727 and they all have the very visible endplate ;(

However my B Box ANA Tristar intake is correctly done! look how deep that S shaped intake goes . The ability to produce a true S duct intake on a diecast model is what separate the good from mediocre. It's hard to make this tail part!

I was going to order another Tristar by Inflight 200 but does anyone knows what the intake for the Inflight Tristar looks like? If anyone knows of a 727 with correct intake, please let us know also

See the diagram also courtesy of flight international.
Nice to see a Tristar model with a correct intake on the center engine!
Agree with you, that kind of detail is not easy to reproduce in a diecast model
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Yes I wish my wife even knew what a 727 was ...
It's my fault for teaching my wife on "how to" distinguish and recognize each passenger airplane type.
Before we met, she did not know anything about airplanes, but now she really knows her stuff

We live close to the international airport and each time, when an aircraft taking off, she tells me exactly what type of aircraft it is.
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It's my fault for teaching my wife on "how to" distinguish and recognize each passenger airplane type.
Before we met, she did not know anything about airplanes, but now she really knows her stuff

We live close to the international airport and each time, when an aircraft taking off, she tells me exactly what type of aircraft it is.
Like I said, she's a keeper
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Did you use custom decals or you painted the emergency exit markings, on the wings!?
Also you said, you've added an APU exhaust!?...where!?

Emergency escape ways did vary, depending on the airlines.

For a particular airline, it is wise to find pictures showing these details.

On the B 727 the APU was located between the main wheel wells, the inlet was in the left well and the exhaust was on the top of the right wing.
The tail was already too heavy and did not need the extra weight of an APU.

I have drawn the arrows and the APU exhaust ( the black square on the right wing) on a piece of white paper at the 1/50 scale.
Then using a white blank decal that I put in my printer I rescaled my drawing (25 %) and got something almost ready to use in the 1/200 scale.

You just need to cut the escape ways at the appropriate size

Hand-drawing, but with a steady hand and with a 25 % reduction through your printer, you can have something quite presentable.

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Speaking of the 727 engine, does anybody know why the 100s had an oval intake and 200s were round?
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Speaking of the 727 engine, does anybody know why the 100s had an oval intake and 200s were round?
I've never noticed the center engine intake shape, on the 721 .
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