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Old 09-07-2002, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation 1:400 Scale: AeroClassics: AC18053: Egypt Air: Tu-154-b2: SU-AXB: old colors

Folks ... AeroClassics is proud to present their latest mould: The Tupolev Tu-154-b2!

Here are the first photos of this model:

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Old 09-07-2002, 11:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ka-ching! Jaw-droppingly good looking.
Glad to see the Caravelle standard continue.
Oh... the poor Tucano looks so sad now.

The real Egyptair had its interior done in London...British seats.
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Old 09-07-2002, 12:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Now that the 1st model has been disclosed, I wonder how many would have guessed... One did mention it in a different thread.

I have seen the real thing at the store, and I can tell you that the details are as striking as the AF Caravelle for exemple.

The images that are posted are taken too far from the object and cannot reveal completely the beauty of this release.

One more to add to our collection!
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i would have never guessed...
great release, looks awesome
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Finally, AC TU 154 arrives...
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Old 09-07-2002, 01:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Now we have to wait for Aeroflot, Malev, Cubana de Aviacion
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WOW!!! Great mould AK! I love it!
I'm still not seeing many AC's up here but between this and the 707's the pressure will be on to import these beauties.
Thank you, well done!

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Old 09-07-2002, 01:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Very nice model .
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WOW!! Looks great! I did not know that Egypt Air operated this aircraft.
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Old 09-07-2002, 03:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Egypt Air what A surprise, but I know that Cubana has got to be right around the corner. Would have never expected Egypt Air, good one !

Looks like a beauty, oh no another one. Where will I put them all???
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Old 09-07-2002, 04:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I can't wait to get mine. all I can say is Tarom for me, I hope to get all the Tu-154 in my collection.
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Its a beauty!! Im not sure if I will rush to get this because when I think TU154 I always think of an eastern block carrier. Although I think im just gonna have to pre-order it!
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Old 09-07-2002, 06:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I just got back from the Newark Show, and Andrew's new mold rocks!

I was immediately struck by the realistically-positioned cokpit-windows, and the beautifully-detailed nose-wheel leg.

And, oh yes, the wings appeared to have some anhedral (downward slope) too.

I got there in time to lift it up before the "DON'T TOUCH" sign went up, and Ohhhhhhhhhhh. It's nice and hefty, but it still has all that delicate detail.

Suddenly October seems awfully far away!

(Cool scheme, too.)
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You knew I really meant "cockpit", right?
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This looks so wonderful..I will get it...but, I can not find this airline with this plane or any tu-154s ...hell, I am not that anal though I'd buy it even if it is a fantasy


anyone have pictures of the real thing in egypt air colors?
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Old 09-07-2002, 11:06 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Outstanding looking model.
Not what I was looking for but it looks fantastic!
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Old 09-07-2002, 11:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Yup! I saw this gem at the Newark show! She's a beaut in person!
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Old 09-07-2002, 11:42 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I have to say that this is definitely in the top 5 of retro models for this year - it does look quite striking in real person.
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Old 09-08-2002, 12:56 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Beautiful! All we need is a 1/400 pyramid in the backround!
Exotic airframe + colorful livery = stunning release!
Andrew gets an A++ in math!!
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Old 09-08-2002, 02:52 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I'VE GOT TO GET ME ONE OF THESE!!! Great job Andrew, and keep 'em coming!

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Old 09-08-2002, 03:08 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Abso-FRIGGEN-lutely AWESOME looking mold, from these pictures! I'll be LOVING an "OK Jet" and a Cubana! I hope we see these must have -154's soon! I DO kind of wish the intakes of the nacelles had been painted, but the light of the flash is probably making them look unnaturally bright... Still, nothing a little Testors couldn't fix!

GREAT JOB Andrew!
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Very nice indeed-now I can hear my wallet moan again.
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I'm not going to get this one but it does look great. I think I'm going to wait for the Cubana and/or Aeroflot liveries.
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For me AeroClassics is the producer, who brings out the most interesting releases in these days in 400 scale!

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Congratulations, Andrew.
Very beautiful model!

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Old 09-08-2002, 08:51 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Wow!!!!

Glad that I waited instead of going for the Tucano one.
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Old 09-08-2002, 09:28 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Now here's something really quite novel- a Tu-154B marketed AS a Tu-154B and not the M model!

Good work, Andrew. I don't need to upgrade from my cheapsh*t flatscreen Dell monitor to some sort of exotic 45.3 Gigapixel resolution plasma whatever monitor to tell you've got a winner on your hands.

Personally, I'd love to see the Malev current colors and the colors of Interflug on this bird.
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Andrew: Great mould, great choice of airlines. Love it...must purchase...
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A coupla weeks ago I said that I thought AeroClassics were sub-par and that it would be doubtful that I would buy one (ever) because of the quality of the models). I take back that statement completely. In light of unfair and immature practices by SwissModels and Tucano, AeroClassics is the only one that has been steadily improving their model quality. (GJ and DW had completed their process sometime ago.)

I compliment AeroClassics heartily on their effort and I must say, this Tu-154 is an excellent model with near-perfect landing gear (which we all know is rare these days).
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Cool Thanks for the advance notice! Great model Andrew, looking forward to my first TU-154

Been looking forward to putting this next to the Gemini 737 and 707!

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Now here's something really quite novel- a Tu-154B marketed AS a Tu-154B and not the M model!

Good work, Andrew. I don't need to upgrade from my cheapsh*t flatscreen Dell monitor to some sort of exotic 45.3 Gigapixel resolution plasma whatever monitor to tell you've got a winner on your hands.
Verry interesting, as this model does look like a very good representation of an Egypt Air Tu-154B, even on my own monitor. Funny, the TC version just does not capture nearly the same level of accuracy and finesse, again using my own monitor. Besides, my monitor did not insert an inaccurate APU on the tail of the TC model. Sounds like we all are in agreement here
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Nice release, needs nice packaging though.
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Where might one be able to purchase this model?
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Where might one be able to purchase this model?
Thats a good question. I don't even see it up for pre-order on Andrew's site!
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Thats a good question. I don't even see it up for pre-order on Andrew's site!
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Old 09-13-2002, 11:12 PM   #38 (permalink)
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This is great! pic an airline that only had the aircraft for a month or two. They couldn't fly the aircraft and gave the rest back. I will buy this one but would like to see more main stream airlines that had the aircraft.


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Old 09-14-2002, 01:55 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I see there is one 'Terrible' vote! OK, 'fess up - who is the knucklehead that voted that?

My first thoughts are that it could have been Tucano-Line, but now that seems unlikely - I believe they're too busy filing papers for the Swiss equivalent of 'Chapter 11.'
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Dang! Andrew, you out did yourself on this one! One of the nicest releases I've seen in a long time. Dang!

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Will have to pass. Aeroflot, yes. But I've got too many others to pick up to add this one right now. Looks good though.
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