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Old 01-15-2011, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My favorite jet is the B727. That plane was, what got me started collecting some 1:200 jets.

It's an Inflight 200 and well detailed. Unfortunately, the whole body is covered with some stains, as if it wasn't polished before being sealed with the gloss cote.
Looks like fingerprints - you can spot them on the underside behind the nose towards the wings...



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Old 01-15-2011, 04:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello,
I agree with you--the Boeing 727 is great. As a kid, I flew on these a lot. I finally stopped fearing all the flap activity on the wings, once I got older and wiser(?)
I've had the same issues with the "Astrojet" polished finish (and most other polished liveries, too). I now stay away from any polished finish, as I am too finicky, and the fingerprints irritate to no end!
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I hope Gemini or JetX does this on their -200 mold.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Night shot!

Just snug onto the airfield!



My SAA B737 is polished to perfection. It seems mostly affected are the 727s. Grrrrr...

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Old 01-15-2011, 07:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Oops - missed it!

Watch out for jet blast!

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Old 01-15-2011, 07:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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very good photographic work!
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Last one of this bird:

Overhead shot!



And off to bed!
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Some very nice pictures. Like the effort, you put in them.
But on the other hand, they merciless show the big flaws and issues of Inflight's 727 mould.
These king-size wheels, wrong-shaped nose section, and the heavy seams are real deal breakers.
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Not to mention gray wing trailing edges aft of wing box (should be bare metal on a vintage -200), cascade reversers printed (should be solid buckets) and gray stabilizers (should be bare metal).
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Send the model back for exchange. They shouldn't be releasing products with such schitty quality control.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Excellent pictures..... nice to see a new take on things...

It's tarnishing... all 'chrome/bare metal' inflights suffer from it to some extent...
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Wow, love these pictures! Great shots!
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The most bothersome botch was made with the tires. I can live with silver painted wings etc. (not nice, but apparently not doable) but this all-terrain wheel set sucks. Furthermore, it seems they used them on the upcoming 747SP, too.

Come on - how hard is it to get the wheel diameter right? It's not off by a few scale inches, it's humungous...

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Old 01-17-2011, 01:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Come on - how hard is it to get the wheel diameter right? ...
For IF200 the easiest often seems to be too hard.

Love those pictures! May I ask you about how you do them? Are these merges of several pictures to increase the depth of field? Just curious.

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Neat rendition, but can we see how it looks untouched?
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:57 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hey Phantom - The world is small, eh?

Regarding the pictures:
No, no merges. One picture. Small aperture and long exposure make a nice depth of field.

Untouched? Ok, prepare for some surprise...or not.

Ugly pic here...

Btw: are there any replacement wheels available?

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No, no merges. One picture. Small aperture and long exposure make a nice depth of field.
Interesting. I see we both use Canon EOS with an APS-C sized sensor, only tried model photografie once but the result wasn't to my liking. I probably should have choosen an even smaller apperture than I did, will give it a try at the smallest next time.
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