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Old 09-12-2016, 07:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Good Morning Everyone!

I am a complete newbie to the die-cast collecting hobby.

Having been around aircraft my entire life, and been a pilot for the past 14 years, I am surprised I didn't get started sooner.

Last week, while strolling through a model shop in Cork city, I noticed these two gorgeous ladies and decided I had to officially start the hobby, and so took them home with me.

I am at a crossroads as to whether or not I will stick to 1:400 (I like the added realism of 1:200, but space may become an issue).

While that remains to be seen, I am really looking forward to the hobby and the excitement it holds.

The 707-123 is part of the Premiere Collection by Dragon, and the 767-200 is a limited edition produced by Dragon/JetX.

I will add photos as soon as the rules allow me to.
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard! Try to limit yourself from the very first beginning. This hobby is addictive. You run out of space (and money) much sooner than you think. There seem to be sooooo many "must have" models.

I only collect special liveries (1:200 + 1:400) if they are really colorful and Lufthansa models with the blue cheat line(1:200).
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Old 09-12-2016, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum. I see you come from my favourite part of Ireland. I love Co.Cork.
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Old 09-12-2016, 05:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Greetings Irish fellow from a Scottish/Irish fellow. I started back in 2003 meaning just to get one Aer Lingus model as a flight memento. Now I have hundreds of 1:400 models and still wondering why ? Enjoy ! ��
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum Tyron. Rudi is right - this hobby is addictive.
I also have hundreds of these models depicting the histories of all the major airlines. I am EXTREMELY glad I have stuck to 1/400 scale throughout as I would have half the collection I now have...and half the money in my bank...if I had been tempted by 1/200 as good as they are. All I need is an accurate representation of my favourite airliners and 1/400 is the smallest scale for, accuracy in model shape and livery combined with variety.
Those Dragon models are good if you don't mind them having plastic wings, but Aeroclassics are the best if you can find them, with Gemini Jets, Phoenix and other brands following close behind.
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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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Old 09-12-2016, 07:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum from a Limerick collector :-)
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum from an American in Limerick! I have only maybe 15 1/400 models and the rest are 1/200 (which before you know it take up a whole hell of a lot of room) aside from a few outliers. I like 1/400 but as you said the detail is really with 1/200. With that being said, larger scales with more detail magnifies any flaws. So if you're a nit-picky person, this can be an issue or even a godsend to limit your collecting.

By the way, what's the name of the model shop in Cork? Or can you recommend any others around Ireland? I'll be studying at UL until December so I'll be bouncing around different cities on the weekends.
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Old 09-13-2016, 12:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum! This hobby is really addictive. I only collect planes from East Asia or South East Asia area, like Japan, China, Singapore, Hong Kong...and only in 1/400. But already found myself running out of space and money.
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