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Old 10-14-2010, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know that not many of you collect FM (i'm a big FM collector) but they are now offering the Fed Ex 777f, the first FM 1:200 in about two years. The model looks pretty good I just ordered one! www.flightminiatures.com
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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curious why you didnt opt for the skymarks version? is it just cuz youre loyal to FM?
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Yes and the current Skymarks version has landing gears as well.



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Old 10-15-2010, 06:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've been reconsidering FM as of late. Some of the FM 767 and 777s don't seem as bad to me as they use to. They have airlines I really want (JAL o/c, China Southern, Shanghai Airlines, Thai o/c, Malaysia regular, etc...)

I have really considered buying some to re-tool with Hogan wings and gear. The cockpit windows are not perfect (and worse on some), but neither is Herpa's 777, and not to mention Skymark's 777 with its passenger windows/doors being obviously too high or too far forward in many cases.
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I bought a Skymarks AA 767-300 a few years ago and thought it to be too heavy. I guess somthing that is not ever really talked about on these forums is "scale weight", now i'm not saying FM is scale weight but they feel right as far as size/weight ratio to me. Even my recent Hogan 767 purchase felt a bit heavy ( I think I read somwere that they put a metal rod in them?), and yes I am loyal to FM I have hundreds of models from them.
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I'll say this much that I love the 1:200 and 1:100 FM 737NG models i.e. 737-600/700/800 and have loads of them. They may not have gears but the samples I've got have perfect cockpit windows, dimensions and alignment etc and I just add my own details to them I'm very happy.



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Old 10-15-2010, 07:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Moin, I've been thinking about adding some extra details to a few models in my collection, can you tell me what you do to your models and where you purchase these extras from?
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Before I even consider starting a new thread I would like to know what you all think about "scale weight", do you consider it, is it important to you? are you like me who occasionally likes to pick up a model and "fly it" cause I do and I'm 37 years old! It just seems that a 1/2 pound 737 is not even close to "scale weight" I know that the metal models are mostly better models as far as accuracy goes but do any of you give any thought to weight? If I don't get a lot of answers I may in the near future start a new thread that poses this question.
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Before I even consider starting a new thread I would like to know what you all think about "scale weight", do you consider it, is it important to you? are you like me who occasionally likes to pick up a model and "fly it" cause I do and I'm 37 years old! It just seems that a 1/2 pound 737 is not even close to "scale weight" I know that the metal models are mostly better models as far as accuracy goes but do any of you give any thought to weight? If I don't get a lot of answers I may in the near future start a new thread that poses this question.
apparently thats why people love diecast metal models.

but do you really want a 400lb 1:200 737-700 model (if i did my math correctly)?
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Before I even consider starting a new thread I would like to know what you all think about "scale weight", do you consider it, is it important to you? are you like me who occasionally likes to pick up a model and "fly it" cause I do and I'm 37 years old! It just seems that a 1/2 pound 737 is not even close to "scale weight" I know that the metal models are mostly better models as far as accuracy goes but do any of you give any thought to weight? If I don't get a lot of answers I may in the near future start a new thread that poses this question.
I don't think this is important to many, if any collectors, it's how it looks that counts.
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