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Old 05-03-2011, 10:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I always ogle at the HUGE selection of beautiful liveries from these companies and often asked on why they are not available for the molds that we discerning collector collect. That being said, I wonder what market would LP/FM target because most of us here would not even bother to collect such toy like models but yet, these companies are still operating and churning out liveries after liveries. So what gives? DP
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just a guess, but I would think they're still around because they have an amazing variety of airframes, airlines and liveries; many model airplane collectors don't care about having spinning fan blades and landing gear; the models are inexpensive. They're perfect for aviation buffs who want to have a few model airplanes sitting on their desks either at home and/or at work. Hmmmmm...that just gave me an idea. Maybe I should buy a few for my desk at work.
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Just a guess, but I would think they're still around because they have an amazing variety of airframes, airlines and liveries; many model airplane collectors don't care about having spinning fan blades and landing gear; the models are inexpensive. They're perfect for aviation buffs who want to have a few model airplanes sitting on their desks either at home and/or at work. Hmmmmm...that just gave me an idea. Maybe I should buy a few for my desk at work.
I use to have several at my desk when I was a intern at Seatac... and they were all Flight Miniatures
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Before I got into serious collecting of 1/400 then 1/200 exclusively now, I used to ogle those Woosters planes in the display cabinets at my local Hobby Town USA in the mid 80's. I checked the LP/FM websites and they are still going strong with large following like some kind of occult activities. DP
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i have a 1:72 CAL a300 thats gorgeous from LP. their larger scale models are quite nice. i think russ can attest to that too.

i do love using FM's 737s for custom projects. their fuselage and nose shape is way more accurate than hogans (engines suffer). hogans 737 looks like a widebody.

yea i think those models were probably just geared towards a different type of collector, maybe even more of a travel agency. i dont see pacmins with gears.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The more I think about this, the more I like the idea of having a few on my desk. That way, if they get dusty or damaged, I won't care one bit!!!
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FM and LP were long established before the likes of hogan, gemini, etc came into play right? i wonder if because they plethora of liveries they have is attributed to their long standing? more well known? or established?

airlines wouldnt want to sell HUGE boxes aboard their planes. flightminiature boxes are tiny, smaller than hogans because they dont have plastic inserts.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I am a huge FM collector and I will tell you that they have not made but maybe two models in the last 18 months or so. I don't know what is going on with them but they really have slowed down alot, I can only guess that it could be the economy but I feel that Hogan has taken alot of customers away with Hogans costing about $25. I will say for myself that since FM has not been doing anything new I have been buying Hogans this past year. I still keep my fingers crossed for FM!!
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They are great models for the price. And they provide collectors an opportunity to customise their models thanks to lack of details, which is something some of us do quite often.

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i just picked up a Premier models (similar to LP and FM) BA 757 and A319 for £4.99 here in the UK with bugger all details.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:44 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I have reconsidered FMs as of late, especially their 777. They have the airlines I want, especially Asian. The nose is off, but isn't too noticeable with certain liveries and front window replacements.

Hogan 777 wings can easily be placed into FM fuselages, and front landing gears can be installed without much work.

They have a good Delta 767-200 that can take Hogan wings and gear, but with more alterations to the FM fuselage.
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I used to have at least 80 FM's at one point in time. I have since at least sold half of them with the remaining sitting in two large boxes. If any of you are interested, you can PM me and I'll see what I have left.

I liked FM at one point in time. I still remember how I got my first one. I was a kid on a Continental 737-300 from Phoenix to Newark and saw it in Sky Mall. I remember my eyes lit up when I saw the page and thought how cool they were and begged my parents to buy me one and so they did. I remember when it came, got a copy of the FM catalog, and the rest is history.

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I liked FM at one point in time. I still remember how I got my first one. I was a kid on a Continental 737-300 from Phoenix to Newark and saw it in Sky Mall. I remember my eyes lit up when I saw the page and thought how cool they were and begged my parents to buy me one and so they did. I remember when it came, got a copy of the FM catalog, and the rest is history.
I too remember looking through a Skymall magazine for Northwest and they had the DC-10, A320, 757... a whole page full of them but I dont remember any else.. Liek you, I begged my parents to buy me one too. I got the 727 and still have it today. I refuse to give it up. But that was PPC I think. I searched high and low for the DC-10 later and finally found it on ebay. Snatched it up as well and those two models will never leave.
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I keep a few FM/LPs around because they offer type/livery combinations that just aren't readily available (non-customs) in other scales. I have several in my "aircraft I've flown on" collection that I can't get elsewhere; JI (Midway Airlines #2) for example.

Incidentally I do have quite a few for sale: Wings900 My Collection - mayorgreg's Models for Sale/Trade List if anyone in the thread is interested. We can always work out some serious discounts for quantity, too. (choose '200 per page' for them to show...)

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