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Old 10-17-2020, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gemini Royal Air Force A330..Up close and personal

Incredible details...
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Very nice. I had already preordered the Inflight version so I did not order the Gemini. Do you think the Gemini will be a better release?
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Gorgeous. I realise quite a few don't like this updated livery but I think it's so nice. But then, I'm rather partial to anything that has the Union Jack design on it. The only thing missing are figures of the Royal Family.
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This one just landed in my collection:

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This is one incredible piece of art with all the little antennas and details, very appropriate for the United Kingdom's VIP plane to carry top government officials. The $1.1 million dollar paint job sporting the Union Jack and the United Kingdom's name in gold lettering looks top notch and elegant (more than I can say for the U.S.'s proposed 747-8 Air Force One that just resembles Trump's old aircrafts). I know Inflight200 also made one with the same livery, I personally don't have it but will be interesting to see it side by side. Here's some pictures of Gemini's model:













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SuperKungFu, if I had to guess I think your pics are better then mine
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Impressive detail. Show stopper for sure.
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I was going to pass entirely on RAF ZZ336. Well I certainly held back on the Inflight200 edition anyhow as they were first to release. Now thanks to Crownvic and the awesome photos from SuperKungFu. GJ just sold another copy. Thanks very much gentlemen.


On his particular copy of RAFZZ336 Voyager A330 MRTT GJ wins. That's just my opinion though
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I feel like the tail and nose is better on the Gemini model. In addition there are a few details I liked better on Gemini rather than inflight
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Impressive looking model
The Gemini version is much nicer than Inflight's

I can barely control the impulse, of adding this to my collection...
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I feel like the tail and nose is better on the Gemini model. In addition there are a few details I liked better on Gemini rather than inflight
I think I can elaborate a little bit further. Gemini's Camera's lenses are painted black on every camera giving a more authentic look over the Inflight copy. Gemini's Rear camera above the APU is as close to the real MRTT. Inflight's is barely noticeable.

Gemini's main mast attenena array is more proportionate to the real A330 MRTT's and not oversized like Inflight's
Both Gemini's and Inflight's front two winodows have plug in's. Tick correct, the third wind from the front is opaque on both sides. This on GJ but not on Inflight's copy. Here is a previous thread on DAc by Travsuz link here Inflight 200 United Kingdom MRTT - Boris Force One

Counter measures on GJ ? I believe so. On inflight I am not sure. Don't get me wrong I love Inflight200 Airbus models. On this occasion, GJ did a better job
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The minutae always gets noticed... the bleedin obvious however tends to get missed....

Length of fuselage between nose and door, position of front undercart... ????

You are looking at two different subjects wearing the same costume... one therefore must be more of a 'what if' than the other....

Both bloody nice models... but there is a clear winner here....
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I decided to can the Inflight and picked up the Gemini instead. Thx for the detailed analysis.
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well look like inflight is getting behind the curve compared to gemini...lol....for the air force one also in addition to boris force?
But at least inflight a321neo mould is still ahead of gemini. they are a bit expensive though
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I got mine last week (as well as the new Air Force One) This is indeed a stunning model. I love everything about it. In fact I displayed it alone on its own shelf in one of my all Airbus Detolf cabinets. I just wish I take pictures like most of you guys in this forum.
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well look like inflight is getting behind the curve compared to gemini...lol....for the air force one also in addition to boris force?
But at least inflight a321neo mould is still ahead of gemini. they are a bit expensive though
One more thing, and I will leave this thread alone. I don't know how this aircraft got called " Boris One ". Maybe it was US media or maybe UK media or some where else on fake media, who knows? It sticks right?

This aircraft was and remains a Royal Air Force Aircraft, however, while it could perform it's primary use, it has been converted to a VIP transport. It's intended use is for the entire immediate Royal family see crest on door L2 and the current and future Prime minister's in office for future engagements and their entourage in the UK and abroad. Hence, and please note this, there is HRM crest beside door L2. Boris one can now be dropped.

RAF ONE might be the tower call sign when RAF and the authorities choose when a UK Prime minister or member (s) are on board. I expect when Royalty is on board the call sign would be something else totally different every time. Again, just my opinion.



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they should have gone with the a350-900 or -1000 IMO. newer design, longer range, more room, probably more efficient with the newer engines too.
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I don't know how this aircraft got called " Boris One ". Maybe it was US media or maybe UK media or some where else on fake media, who knows? It sticks right?
IIRC it was Boris himself who pushed for this repaint.

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Boris one can now be dropped.
Good luck with that - it's like Kleenex - once a name is stuck in use it's hard to put that cat back in the bag.

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they should have gone with the a350-900 or -1000 IMO. newer design, longer range, more room, probably more efficient with the newer engines too.
They didn't "go" with anything, they just repainted one of the MRTT's they already had. This wasn't a new purchase.
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I hope someone makes this. Prince Charles crashed this aircraft in 1994.
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mine just arrived also. I already got a gray RAF mrtt but this looks so nice i guess i have to have one too....lol..
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Wow, that's a really nice picture of that Aircraft

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One more thing, and I will leave this thread alone. I don't know how this aircraft got called " Boris One ". Maybe it was US media or maybe UK media or some where else on fake media, who knows? It sticks right?

This aircraft was and remains a Royal Air Force Aircraft, however, while it could perform it's primary use, it has been converted to a VIP transport. It's intended use is for the entire immediate Royal family see crest on door L2 and the current and future Prime minister's in office for future engagements and their entourage in the UK and abroad. Hence, and please note this, there is HRM crest beside door L2. Boris one can now be dropped.

RAF ONE might be the tower call sign when RAF and the authorities choose when a UK Prime minister or member (s) are on board. I expect when Royalty is on board the call sign would be something else totally different every time. Again, just my opinion.



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Got mine today, Beautiful Livery
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Got mine today, another one sold after I read this thread, beautiful model, better get on the phone guys for your commission
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