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seeing the announcement of the Bombardier CS100 in 1/400 i ask myself if JC could produce THIS bird? a new mould always means some investment, but the Tu-114 offers more liveries than the CS-100 currently does and will surely attract more collecctors than "just one more Twinjet" ....

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YES, and a Tu-95 too if possible!
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Tu-114 + Tu 95 = Tu different molds!
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I think we all dream dreams of Ty-114. Some how, I seriously doubt Johan Chan is the answer to any hopes about anything!
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Tu-114 + Tu 95 = Tu different molds!
Yes, two different moulds will be needed. Some modifications to the fuselage mould, but if I'm not wrong the wings are the same.

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I think we all dream dreams of Ty-114. Some how, I seriously doubt Johan Chan is the answer to any hopes about anything!
I'm not sure about everyone else but I'd rather have JC do it than no one. Unless AC has plans for a Tu-114, then I'd go with AC probably.
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I'm not sure about everyone else but I'd rather have JC do it than no one. Unless AC has plans for a Tu-114, then I'd go with AC probably.
I would rather have no one do a TU-114 than JC. He did a poor job of the 1:200 scale VC-10, which looked nothing like the real thing, and because he produced one, no other manufacturer now wants to do one.
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I would rather have no one do a TU-114 than JC. He did a poor job of the 1:200 scale VC-10, which looked nothing like the real thing, and because he produced one, no other manufacturer now wants to do one.
i have got the BUA VC-10 and i'm pretty happy with it - maybe except the engine inlets and the bling-bling wheels.
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They might also be able to get away with the Tu-126 as well, uses the same Fuselage as the Tu-114 for the most part, though there are some bits here and there they'll have to add if they wanna make it convincing enough to be buyable.
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I would rather have no one do a TU-114 than JC. He did a poor job of the 1:200 scale VC-10, which looked nothing like the real thing, and because he produced one, no other manufacturer now wants to do one.
Sadly, that is how JC has ruined the hobby, by producing sub-standard junk, then flooding the market with it
The "panic buyers" will be quick to snap it up, then the balance remains in the distributor's warehouse, dealer's shelves, or in a Waffle $10 sale.

No wonder no other manufacturer wants to step up with a quality product; JC has ruined the market by polluting it! So sad, really!!
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Why do you think that it will release JC Wings model Tu-114? Maybe HERPA his release. On a scale of 1/500 it is. Previously they also released the Tu-144 on a scale of 1/400.
By the way, based on the Tu-95 was still a Tu-116
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I'd love to see JC do this one.
Its so left field that I'm sure it would work.
JC could make a real market in doing some obscure Russian models - its been neglected for too long.
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..... I wouldn't hold your breath.
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I'm sure AC has the technology to produce a 1st class TU114. One day maybe ?
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I'm sure AC has the technology to produce a 1st class TU114. One day maybe ?
It doesn't need to, with population of China approaching quadrillion and with baby-booming progressing at the rate of speed of sound, all 1/400 manufacturers are making a dollar simply by repainting one or two A320/777 molds into a quadrillion variations of various Chinese and Asian airlines.
And GJ is living on corporate hazarai-malah, and Herpa on German/European kids. There are these markets and no one would deviate from this.
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Alex, you're a real kibbitzer; love it!! Somehow we need to increase your appreciation for Chinese airlines!!
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If you take the Tu-114, there's really very little liveries and options.
But why no manufacturer wants to produce Tu-134 or AN-12 here is very great diversity in the livery.
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By JC? I don't believe.

I believe more in Herpa or HM ...
Or (in the latter case) on a 3D Printer independent.

And if a few liveries for the problem, remember that the Concorde
had 2 only (except Branniff, Pepsi and Singapore).
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seeing the announcement of the Bombardier CS100 in 1/400 i ask myself if JC could produce THIS bird? a new mould always means some investment, but the Tu-114 offers more liveries than the CS-100 currently does and will surely attract more collecctors than "just one more Twinjet" ....

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A fantastic and well justified idea: nothing characterizes soviet aviation as the Tu-95/-114 family, sadly for now its just a dream for us and is likely to remain so
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I think we all dream dreams of Ty-114. Some how, I seriously doubt Johan Chan is the answer to any hopes about anything!
....but are you Andrew? How many requests have you read for a 1/400 Tu-114 on the forums, yet still pumping out Chinese Airbuses that no one on any forum I've seen has requested, like there is no tomorrow? I would buy every 1/400 Tu-114 made, but wouldn't give a hill-full of beans for any Chinese Airbuses! I would not put it past JC to bring us a 1/400 Tu-114. After all, who would think he would have brought us a Super Guppy , Boeing Stratocruiser conversion and a very nice job he made of them, with only a handful of liveries, but now very rare as you would be hard to find one anywhere.
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The missing B.707s still needed to be done in 1/400: Uganda Airlines, Luxair,

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By JC? I don't believe.

I believe more in Herpa or HM ...
Or (in the latter case) on a 3D Printer independent.

And if a few liveries for the problem, remember that the Concorde
had 2 only (except Branniff, Pepsi and Singapore).
A little off topic, but the Concorde had only 2 operators and not 2 liveries. BA alone had 3 different liveries for it and Air France had at least 2.

Herpa seem to like doing limited livery aircraft, but their 1/400 output is negligible and I don't think they take requests. As far as I know, HM does not do anything 1/400.
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I think there were 3 or 4 Aeroflot liveries:
delivery/Chruschev's plane
early-late
early late with JA titles
Aeroflot standard blue cheat line

All Russian planes except Il-86 had a unique (developed per-type) livery until it turned standard in late 70s. I used to have an old set of post cards with 50-70s models, so many-many colors! It would make an awesome colorful collection. Some had more than one unique livery, I believe Tu-134 had two unique liveries.
Right?

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You can't compare the TU-114 with Concorde just because of the limited liveries. Concorde is a highly iconic aircraft that is still fresh in the minds of people, be they enthusiasts or not. Consequently GJ and to a lesser extent Herpa can rerelease Concordes at regular intervals and people will buy them.

The TU-114 is indeed an iconic aircraft but outside aviation enthusiasts is it particularly well known? Manufacturers have to estimate the number of models of a particular mould that will sell before taking the risk of producing such a mould. I would have thought that with the prices that some of the limited 1:200 TU-114 models fetch would suggest that there is enough interest but it isn't me having to stump up the cash.

JC did produce a Carvair and a Britannia 100 which I would have thought would have been less popular than the TU-114 but perhaps that experience has put them off producing any more moulds with limited subject matter.
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....but are you Andrew? How many requests have you read for a 1/400 Tu-114 on the forums, yet still pumping out Chinese Airbuses that no one on any forum I've seen has requested, like there is no tomorrow? I would buy every 1/400 Tu-114 made, but wouldn't give a hill-full of beans for any Chinese Airbuses! I would not put it past JC to bring us a 1/400 Tu-114. After all, who would think he would have brought us a Super Guppy , Boeing Stratocruiser conversion and a very nice job he made of them, with only a handful of liveries, but now very rare as you would be hard to find one anywhere.
Adrian, that's a load of bollocks and you know it!!

If not for the Chinese Airbusses, which outsell anything else made, we would have had to close shop a long time ago. You and everyone else knows, that if JC can not make a quick financial windfall from something, he will avoid it. JC is all about quick money, and nothing about historical aviation!
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I think there were 3 or 4 Aeroflot liveries
Pretty much spot on. Three main Aeroflot liveries plus some variations;

1) Prototype scheme 1958-61. Natural metal hull, tail & wings, white roof, dark red & blue pinstripe cheats either side of windowline, gloss black spinners & props.
This was seen quite a bit in the West taking Mr. K to NY & Washington for shoe banging practice also at Paris '59.

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i) 1961-1966 Natural metal hull & wings, white roof & vertical tail, medium (dark?*) blue 'lightning' cheatline with dark red & silver trim, gloss midnight blue spinners & props.
ii) Variations of this include mid 60's mods 1965-1973, as 2 i) but with undersides of the wings aft of the exhausts (including undersides of main gear pods) painted black to hide the soot stains. (Was natural metal previously.)
iii) JAL lease 1968-1971 designated Ty-114-116. As 2 ii) but with JAL crest & titles low on forward fuselage.
iv) Final variation only applied to some, 1968-1973, as 2 ii) but with aircraft serial number added to nose gear doors.

3) Standardised scheme 1973-1985.
i) 1973-1985 (VVS use after 1975) new, simple, medium-blue cheatline 'billboard' Aeroflot titles.
ii) Variation in late VVS service 1982-1985, as 3 i) but with Aeroflot titles deleted.
Possible other variation based on 3 ii) with flag on tail replaced with red star. I need to find photographic evidence to confirm this.

* The blue 'lightning' cheatline of the 1960s livery appears in light and dark hues in different photographs. It is likely that this is simply an artifact of different quality/types of film. However it is also at least possible that the blue may have faded quickly in service, or indeed, two shades of blue were used on different aircraft. This may give more livery options.

I remain hopeful that Herpa will take the plunge and resize its Ty-114 mould to 1/400 one day. Otherwise I can only hope Aeroclassics sells enough Chinese Airbuses to fund an Aeroclassics rendition of this, true classic.
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Adrian, that's a load of bollocks and you know it!!

If not for the Chinese Airbusses, which outsell anything else made, we would have had to close shop a long time ago. You and everyone else knows, that if JC can not make a quick financial windfall from something, he will avoid it. JC is all about quick money, and nothing about historical aviation!
Well all I can say is that these must be requested on some Chinese language forums that we don't see, as I have yet to see one request on any of the English-language forums for any Chinese Airbus. I am sure you must sell them well in China, but there is a world outside China.
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The missing B.707s still needed to be done in 1/400: Uganda Airlines, Luxair,

DC-8s still needed to be done in 1/400: UAT, Iberia ('80s scheme), Air Ceylon, Air Spain, Seaboard World (-63CF)

Aeroclassics Comets still missing- Dan Air (4 & 4C), United Arab Airlines/Misrair/Egyptair, Kuwait AW, Sudan AW, East African AW, Saudi Royal Flt.
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Adrian, POs speak louder than words on a forum. So long as there is a massive demand within China, we will try to meet it as best we can. Since nobody is asking for anything else, using their powers of the PO, we continue to assume that there is no interest for it, including Viscounts!!
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I find it hard to believe that forums are actually driving the market. I think it is quite a naive approach.

Forum users are definitely a sensible share. The reiterated, widespread, major requests for some models are a very good indication of success that manufacturers cannot (and will not) ignore. The long-awaited Pan Am DC-8-30 would not have been as such, considering that it is probably of little or no interest to newbies Chinese collectors.

Never the less, I am sure that where the retailers' shop are not that hard to come by, there exist a substantial number of fellow collectors who have bought models and have never posted a line here. And we, gray-haired, nostalgic old timers sometimes have to make do with it if the business of the actual children keeps feeding the wishes of the child in us that never wants to grow up.
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Adrian, POs speak louder than words on a forum. So long as there is a massive demand within China, we will try to meet it as best we can. Since nobody is asking for anything else, using their powers of the PO, we continue to assume that there is no interest for it, including Viscounts!!
Yes, I can see where you are coming from Andrew and enforces that saying 'make hay while the sun shines', but few Chinese are interested in anything historical, but the Western world collectors are! I hope you will continue to get the balance right and continue to offset your profits from your Chinese market to satisfy us retro collectors. The Starliners are wonderful - more stuff from this era please!
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The missing B.707s still needed to be done in 1/400: Uganda Airlines, Luxair,

DC-8s still needed to be done in 1/400: UAT, Iberia ('80s scheme), Air Ceylon, Air Spain, Seaboard World (-63CF)

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i remind this discussion from another forum ...and it gets pretty annoying - really (because it always leads to the same result)! from what i read Concorde is more popular because it is a western product and it was a pretty frequent sight at certain airports, right? - an approach i absolutely can't understand...just the pure imagination of having seen the Tu-114 at LHR, BRU or ORY or anywhere else in those days makes me wanting it in my collection.

the bottom line is Aeroclassics says no (for some reason) and slowly looses its credibility as an all-classic model manufacturer imo - where is the Tu-154, DC-9s and why are 320s and 330/340s seamless and the classic models still have got theirs? - (what the brands name is suggesting). Don't get me wrong AC is doing some nice retro models for sure, but regarding production-innovation-wise it seems like Aeroclassicxs only invests into nowadays stuff. its not all about money (and even IF AC would do the mould - the losses of money through the limitaion of liveries for a potential 114 should be covered by the-so-well-selling Airbuzz models, right) - whoever thought we would have an An-225 replica one day!? but as Herpa mainly is gaining its money through scale 1/500 and 1/200 they can invest into obscure stuff aswell. AC could go the same way, but hey, that's just my two cents.

a statement by anyone in charge at JC Wings would be very kind.
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... - the losses of money through the limitaion of liveries for a potential 114 should be covered by...
I cannot make any judgement because I do not know the business plans of the manufacturers you cited, nor I am interested. I am only a customer and that's where my world ends. However, by common sense, I can tell you for sure that no one with a grain of salt in its brain would embark in a whatever venture knowing in advance he is going to lose money. Not even to please himself.

That's just my two cents.
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i remind this discussion from another forum ...and it gets pretty annoying - really (because it always leads to the same result)! from what i read Concorde is more popular because it is a western product and it was a pretty frequent sight at certain airports, right? - an approach i absolutely can't understand...just the pure imagination of having seen the Tu-114 at LHR, BRU or ORY or anywhere else in those days makes me wanting it in my collection.

the bottom line is Aeroclassics says no (for some reason) and slowly looses its credibility as an all-classic model manufacturer imo - where is the Tu-154, DC-9s and why are 320s and 330/340s seamless and the classic models still have got theirs? - (what the brands name is suggesting). Don't get me wrong AC is doing some nice retro models for sure, but regarding production-innovation-wise it seems like Aeroclassicxs only invests into nowadays stuff. its not all about money (and even IF AC would do the mould - the losses of money through the limitaion of liveries for a potential 114 should be covered by the-so-well-selling Airbuzz models, right) - whoever thought we would have an An-225 replica one day!? but as Herpa mainly is gaining its money through scale 1/500 and 1/200 they can invest into obscure stuff aswell. AC could go the same way, but hey, that's just my two cents.

a statement by anyone in charge at JC Wings would be very kind.
Peter - you're absolutely right but not about "'AC invests into nowadays stuff". It's clearly not just about money, otherwise why would AC invest thousands of $$$ in some excellent retro moulds like the Handley Page Herald and HS748 only to produce two or three of the least popular liveries and then appear to abandon the moulds? What a hell of a waste of money when both types are crying out for some British airline liveries that would reap rewards.
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Adrian there must be a new company started.
I collect things other than airplanes and the way it is done is few enthusiasts open up a company (manufacturing is in China) and produce limited runs of 300-1500 pieces of whatever it is.
You can borrow a mold from AC/JC and give them a dollar, or have Chinese guys develop a mold never-done before... (a 22 y.o. guy will sit down by his computer and do a 3D scan/design, then you must be there in China to monitor the mold form development otherwise Chinese guys will screw it up big time). Few people should come together and start all this business rolling. As long as you believe your investment into a BEA Ambassador or a Tu-114 will pay off at least 1 to 1.
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Peter - you're absolutely right but not about "'AC invests into nowadays stuff". It's clearly not just about money, otherwise why would AC invest thousands of $$$ in some excellent retro moulds like the Handley Page Herald and HS748 only to produce two or three of the least popular liveries and then appear to abandon the moulds? What a hell of a waste of money when both types are crying out for some British airline liveries that would reap rewards.

Adrian, i was not referring to an investment into new moulds, i was talking about the absolute nowaday-model overflow plus missing innovations like putty or whatever to fill the seams on the retro moulds - didn't you notice that the Airbus moulds are seamless? are retro models more retro when they have got seams?
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the bottom line is Aeroclassics says no (for some reason) and slowly looses its credibility as an all-classic model manufacturer imo - where is the Tu-154, DC-9s and why are 320s and 330/340s seamless and the classic models still have got theirs? - (what the brands name is suggesting). Don't get me wrong AC is doing some nice retro models for sure, but regarding production-innovation-wise it seems like Aeroclassicxs only invests into nowadays stuff. its not all about money (and even IF AC would do the mould - the losses of money through the limitaion of liveries for a potential 114 should be covered by the-so-well-selling Airbuzz models, right) - whoever thought we would have an An-225 replica one day!? but as Herpa mainly is gaining its money through scale 1/500 and 1/200 they can invest into obscure stuff aswell. AC could go the same way, but hey, that's just my two cents.

a statement by anyone in charge at JC Wings would be very kind.
You'll get nothing intelligent from JC as they only care about your money and not aviation nostalgia.
With that said, there will be AC DC-9s in the next months offerings, as well as other favorites such as IL-18 & IL-76.

What AC does is similar to FOX News; Fair and Balanced

The Chinese Airbuses satisfy a growing market in China, and the retro stuff satisfy the base. Since it can't all be done one month, some will have to wait just a bit longer!
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What AC does is similar to FOX News; Fair and Balanced
As much as I appreciate Aeroclassics, with this statement Andrew you are entering fantasy land. Trust me that outside of the USA (within mature democracies at least) FOX News is considered to be insanely biased, anti-science, pro-religion, near fascist and laughable.

Let's keep politics out of this because reminding me that I am buying models from Republicans makes me feel a bit dirty!!!
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You'll get nothing intelligent from JC as they only care about your money and not aviation nostalgia.
With that said, there will be AC DC-9s in the next months offerings, as well as other favorites such as IL-18 & IL-76.

What AC does is similar to FOX News; Fair and Balanced

The Chinese Airbuses satisfy a growing market in China, and the retro stuff satisfy the base. Since it can't all be done one month, some will have to wait just a bit longer!
Thanks Andrew, that gives us some hope at least. If JC didn't care about aviation nostalgia, why has he produced so many historical models in both 1/400 and 1/200 scales?
However I do think you have double standards when it comes to producing historical models. You are quite happy to produce models in obscure Canadian and Israeli liveries just to satisfy yourself, with no regard to how long they may sit on dealers' shelves gathering dust, but when there are many requests made on forums for these same moulds to be produced in liveries that would sell, you just ignore them? For example ARD are up to their ears in Arkia Heralds gathering dust, but the BEA ones hardly touched those same shelves and were gone in days. Why ignore that, when people are asking for some more British-registered Heralds, British United, British Midland, British Island Airways etc? The same goes for the Viscounts - Arkia and TCA/Air Canada for you and your mates, but hardly any European major flag carriers done that would sell well despite years of requests! Real head-banging-against-the-wall no brainers!
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Let's keep politics out of this because reminding me that I am buying models from Republicans makes me feel a bit dirty!!!
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No company cares about "nostalgias" or any other none sense that is other than making money
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How to make money? "nostalgias" could make money No company makes none sense money.
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How to make money? "nostalgias" could make money No company makes none sense money.
Ha ha, Johan Chan has been making money for years selling cheap junk. That's just about as nonsensical as anything!!
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Right, that was at the start. Then the business shifted towards chinese baby-boom (JC/AC/Phoenix whatever) because that's where the most geltazoi is made.

Multiple choice math question:
You have a company selling models, you will make most profit (and you do want profit, that's your only earthly natural concern) if you sell -
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JC did produce a Carvair and a Britannia 100 which I would have thought would have been less popular than the TU-114 but perhaps that experience has put them off producing any more moulds with limited subject matter.
Well, around that time, the Britannia in General was being released by three manufactures at once, and at the speed of light!

As for the Carviar. I possibly would've considered one, but man, that giant goofy antenna, and the hole for it being really huge and obvious!

Granted, it is a small model, but it screamed out so badly, it likely put a lot of people off of buying it!

JC has had their run of winners. The ATRs, the SAABs (especially once they ditched the Off road tires), the IL-86s, just to name a few that I own and am happy with. But like everyone else, they sure had their run of stuff that makes people ask "WHY DID YOU DO THAT! " The Convairs antenna is for sure one of those.

I love how folks are getting butthurt over Aeroclassics releasing a plethora Chinese aircraft. Alex said it best earlier. China has a huge population and a sizable amount of the population more or less in the last decade that all those pieces of paper with numbers and dead people printed on them can be used for more than just simply surviving, and can be used the buy themselves luxury goods to make their lives more comfy, including things like hobby collectables (like this one.) Aeroclassics, like any other business likely doesn't want to let that part of their business to get away, and with them being a business, their primary idea is to make a profit. Am I a fan of the A32Xs and A33Xs and the like? Not really, doesn't fit within my collecting tastes. But I do understand why AC sells what they do. I'm also sure that many collectors there were asking for it as well, it just so happens, that not all collecting forums and the like are primarily geared towards Anglophones.

With that said, if someone releases something I like, with quality that I can judge is good to my standards, and a price that doesn't seem to correlate with that of a kidney on the black market, I'll likely buy it. If I get that with a Tu-114, regardless of which Tu-114 it is, I think I might find myself pulling out the credit card and buying from the retailer of my choosing.
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