From the book of 1001 nights... - DA.C
 

Go Back   DA.C > Ground Control > 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft

Like Tree9Likes
  • 6 Post By deephalo
  • 3 Post By Aussiejets
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 05-04-2021, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Collector
 
deephalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Kampenhout
Posts: 154
Default From the book of 1001 nights...

Scale : 1:200
Publisher/Brand : B Models
Publisher reference : B-330-GA001
Version : Diecast metal, with stand, with removable gears

Airplane type : Airbus A330-243
Manufacturer serial number : 340
Engines : 2 x RR Trent 772B-60
First flight date : April 17, 2000
Airline : Gulf Air, Bahrain
Registration : A40-KF
Name : "Aldhafra"

This model was announced in march 2018, and I was lucky to be able to get the last one that was available at ScaleModelStore.nl.
I was in love with this special "50 Years celebration" livery as from the moment I saw her pictures for the first time back in 2000.
I have doubted for a long time between the Hogan version and this one, and recently noticed that Inflight has also released this model, albeit with different engine covers.









deephalo is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-04-2021, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Insane Collector
 
StillAir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: FRA
Age: 56
Posts: 1,820
Thumbs up Re: From the book of 1001 nights...

A beautiful model and I am happy to have both IF200 versions

The differences are the 50 yeras logo on the engines, the mentioned engine difference and also the added flags (or not added flags) on the rear fuselage

BTW both IF200 versions of the A340 of these special releases are even more attactive..
StillAir is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2021, 03:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Collector
 
deephalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Kampenhout
Posts: 154
Default Re: From the book of 1001 nights...

Quote:
Originally Posted by StillAir View Post
both IF200 versions of the A340 of these special releases are even more attactive..
I know, and I wish I could get my hands on one of them...
deephalo is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Old 05-05-2021, 09:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
Collecting everthing VH
 
Aussiejets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: 33.9399S,151.1753E
Age: 56
Posts: 3,910
Default Re: From the book of 1001 nights...

It is indeed a lovely model. I now collect anniversary airliner models and this copy was limited to 46 copies from what I understand. I hope you don't mind deephalo if I add some gear up photos and a nice engine shot of 50th titles since you have posted this rare gem.











snowghost, CdnAir and deephalo like this.
Aussiejets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2021, 10:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Collector
 
Yourpalaceinthesky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 26
Default Re: From the book of 1001 nights...

I am a big fan of ethnic, intricate liveries. Hence, this one is a beauty for me! Also, I second the idea of you sharing a tutorial on how you take pictures of your models, especially with a smartphone camera
Yourpalaceinthesky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2021, 11:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Collector
 
deephalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Kampenhout
Posts: 154
Default Re: From the book of 1001 nights...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aussiejets View Post
I hope you don't mind deephalo if I add some gear up photos and a nice engine shot of 50th titles since you have posted this rare gem.
Of course not.
Thank you for enriching this thread !

Also nice to see we are one the few. The "chosen ones"....

I am somewhat surprised that this model has remained available at Scalemodelstore for so long.
Especially when you consider the limited edition.

I ended up taking advantage of it...

Last edited by deephalo; 05-05-2021 at 12:20 PM. Reason: Correction grammar
deephalo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2021, 11:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Collector
 
deephalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Kampenhout
Posts: 154
Default Re: From the book of 1001 nights...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yourpalaceinthesky View Post
I am a big fan of ethnic, intricate liveries.
Me too. Reason for me to buy the Fiji A350 and as much as possible of the PIA special tail liveries.
deephalo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2021, 12:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Collector
 
Yourpalaceinthesky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 26
Default Re: From the book of 1001 nights...

Quote:
Originally Posted by deephalo View Post
Me too. Reason for me to buy the Fiji A350 and as much as possible of the PIA special tail liveries.
Can totally relate to that. I too am on a mission to find the PIA tail liveries! Not only are they beautifully designed, they also accurately represent the culture and history of that part of the world. Looking for the two 747's in particular
Yourpalaceinthesky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2021, 12:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Collector
 
deephalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Kampenhout
Posts: 154
Default Re: From the book of 1001 nights...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yourpalaceinthesky View Post
Can totally relate to that. I too am on a mission to find the PIA tail liveries! Not only are they beautifully designed, they also accurately represent the culture and history of that part of the world. Looking for the two 747's in particular
I have the Blue Turtle Waters (Sindh province tiles) as model (in the real one I flew myself, back in 2008, Islamabad -> Karachi -> Manchester)
and hope the Margalla Magic will come out one day.
I also flew in the Mountain Paradise (Heathrow -> Islamabad).
And the ATR-42 in which I flew from Islamabad to Gilgit had the Baluchistan tail, if I remember well.

Yes, they where the real beauties...
deephalo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2021, 12:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Collector
 
Yourpalaceinthesky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 26
Default Re: From the book of 1001 nights...

Quote:
Originally Posted by deephalo View Post
I have the Blue Turtle Waters (Sindh province tiles) as model (in the real one I flew myself, back in 2008, Islamabad -> Karachi -> Manchester)
and hope the Margalla Magic will come out one day.
I also flew in the Mountain Paradise (Heathrow -> Islamabad).
And the ATR-42 in which I flew from Islamabad to Gilgit had the Baluchistan tail, if I remember well.

Yes, they where the real beauties...
Blue Turtle Waters is gorgeous and you surely must treasure it as you have flown it yourself. Margalla Magic should indeed be made someday, fingers crossed for that. Would be a welcome addition to the existing Mountain Paradise and Blue Turtle Waters. I'm looking for those exact two models!

The 777-300ER ones are relatively easier to find- Colours of the Desert, The Silk Route and Garden of the Mughal.

Wow, the Gilgit route must have been one of the most spectacular and adventurous ones! Have always admired it, albeit sadly on videos only.
Yourpalaceinthesky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2021, 01:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Collector
 
deephalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Kampenhout
Posts: 154
Default Re: From the book of 1001 nights...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yourpalaceinthesky View Post
Colours of the Desert, The Silk Route and Garden of the Mughal.
Have all those in my collection, and not to forget Hogan's wonderfull 777-200 "Nature's Orchard" with Baluchistan tail livery. Still easy to find.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yourpalaceinthesky View Post
Wow, the Gilgit route must have been one of the most spectacular and adventurous ones
It was indeed. But luckily the beautiful weather didn't make it dangerous.
deephalo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2021, 05:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
Collector
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 95
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deephalo View Post

I have the Blue Turtle Waters (Sindh province tiles) as model (in the real one I flew myself, back in 2008, Islamabad -> Karachi -> Manchester)
and hope the Margalla Magic will come out one day.
I also flew in the Mountain Paradise (Heathrow -> Islamabad).
And the ATR-42 in which I flew from Islamabad to Gilgit had the Baluchistan tail, if I remember well.

Yes, they where the real beauties... [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/IMG]
Are you from the area? I would do anything to get Blue Turtle Waters -Karachi. An ex forum member Moin had this and it was a real beauty when I saw it in person. Maybe post some pics of it and of course your PIA liveries collection.
1:200FreakReturns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2021, 03:31 AM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Collector
 
deephalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Kampenhout
Posts: 154
Default Re: From the book of 1001 nights...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1:200FreakReturns View Post
Are you from the area?
The boss, euhm ... my wife is Pakistani.
deephalo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2021, 08:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
Collector
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 95
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deephalo View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1:200FreakReturns View Post
Are you from the area?
The boss, euhm ... my wife is Pakistani. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/IMG]
And a nice boss who also allows you to keep these other beauties.😉. Would really love to see your PIA collection. Especially, Blue Turtle Waters - Karachi. (The city of my birth)
1:200FreakReturns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2021, 02:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
Complete Wacko!
 
robertjon5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: united kingdom
Posts: 11,737
Default Re: From the book of 1001 nights...

nice arrival DH. Not sure what you paid for it, but one sold on ebay end of February for just £27.50!!!!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143948647...cAAOSwNIZfN~ws
__________________
I BUY WHAT I LIKE. AND LIKE WHAT I BUY!!!
robertjon5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2021, 02:34 PM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Collector
 
deephalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Kampenhout
Posts: 154
Default Re: From the book of 1001 nights...

Quote:
Originally Posted by robertjon5 View Post
nice arrival DH. Not sure what you paid for it, but one sold on ebay end of February for just £27.50!!!!
Well, that is amazing. Someone who doesn't like this oriental style at all...
I paid 105 EUR / 125 USD. Still a fairly reasonable price, I think.
deephalo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2021, 03:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
Senior Collector
 
deephalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Kampenhout
Posts: 154
Default Re: From the book of 1001 nights...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1:200FreakReturns View Post
Would really love to see your PIA collection. Especially, Blue Turtle Waters - Karachi. (The city of my birth)
Your wish is my command :
https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com....php?p=2833820
deephalo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2021, 05:10 PM   #18 (permalink)
Collector
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 95
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deephalo View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1:200FreakReturns View Post
Would really love to see your PIA collection. Especially, Blue Turtle Waters - Karachi. (The city of my birth)
Your wish is my command :
https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com....php?p=2833820
Acknowledged with much appreciation.
1:200FreakReturns is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:33 PM.

Latest Threads
- by B-KPA
- by KL808
- by 747-8
 

Models of the Week
 



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.