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Old 01-09-2018, 12:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dear Gang,

For some reason, the January Aeroclassics releases thread has disappeared. So I'll start a new one. The models have arrived at Waffle's, and the first three of my four ordered have arrived. For reference, here's Waffle's list:


1:400 Aeroclassics Air Canada Airbus Industries A321-200 C-GITU
1:400 Aeroclassics Air Canada Airbus Industries A321-200 C-GITY
1:400 Aeroclassics Air Canada Airbus Industries A321-200 C-GIUF
1:400 Aeroclassics Air Jamaica Douglas DC-8-50 6Y-JGD
1:400 Aeroclassics Air Jamaica Douglas DC-8-61 6Y-JGG
1:400 Aeroclassics Air Moldova Airbus Industries A320-200 ER-AXP
1:400 Aeroclassics Air Moldova Airbus Industries A320-200 ER-AXV
1:400 Aeroclassics Aloha Airlines Fokker F-27 N5093A
1:400 Aeroclassics JetBlue Airways Airbus Industries A320-200 N746JB (with football colors)
1:400 Aeroclassics MEA Middle East Airlines Airbus Industries A321-200 OD-
1:400 Aeroclassics MSA Malaysia Singapore Airlines Fokker F-27 9M-AOX
1:400 Aeroclassics MSA Malaysia Singapore Airlines Fokker F-27 9V-BAR
1:400 Aeroclassics Northwest Airlines Douglas DC-10-30 N232NW (With football logo)
1:400 Aeroclassics Northwest Airlines Douglas DC-10-40 N144JC (With football logo)
1:400 Aeroclassics Ozark Air Lines Fokker F-27 N4300F
1:400 Aeroclassics Qatar Airways Airbus Industries A330-300 A7-AEG
1:400 Aeroclassics Qatar Amiri Flight Airbus Industries A340-300 A7-AAH
1:400 Aeroclassics TAA Trans Australia Airlines Fokker F-27 VH-TFA
1:400 Aeroclassics United States Army Fokker F-27 GK001
1:400 Aeroclassics US Airways Airbus Industries A321-200 N187US

A really nice, diverse list of periods, regions, and types, with both classics and recent types.

Here's one I purchased: Air Moldova A320 ER-AXP. Another national carrier added to 1:400 courtesy of Aeroclassics, and it's a beauty. Spot-on color, a rich blue done just right.


Aeroclassics Air Moldova A320 ER-AXP Front 3/4
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Aeroclassics Air Moldova A320 ER-AXP Rear 3/4
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Next, is US Airways A321-200 N187US in "Darth Vader" colors. In this case, a deep midnight blue rendered just right, with nice bright red. Love this model!


Aeroclassics US Airways A321-200 N187US "Darth Vader" livery Front 3/4
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Aeroclassics US Airways Airbus A321-200 N187US "Darth Vader" Livery Rear 3/4
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Quote: "For some reason, the January Aeroclassics releases thread has disappeared."


Gee. I didn't think THAT kind of thing happened 'over here'.....


We had a 'Super' Full Moon not long ago...
Maybe that caused some unusual happenings in the world of diecast forums?

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Still waiting for my Ozark F-27 to arrive, which looks from photos like it'll be fantastic. In the meantime, here's my other arrival, shown with an earlier AC model of the same airline. On the right, the January 2018 new-release Aeroclassics Air Jamaica DC-8-61 6Y-JGG. On the left, Aeroclassics A300B4-203 6Y-JMJ, released in 2012.


Aeroclassics Air Jamaica A300 6Y-JMJ and DC-8-61 6Y-JGG, 80's livery, Front View
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I received my Ozark F-27 and it's fantastic.
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I see a few keepers on that list. Everybody should be happy.
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Still waiting for my Ozark F-27 to arrive, which looks from photos like it'll be fantastic. In the meantime, here's my other arrival, shown with an earlier AC model of the same airline. On the right, the January 2018 new-release Aeroclassics Air Jamaica DC-8-61 6Y-JGG. On the left, Aeroclassics A300B4-203 6Y-JMJ, released in 2012.


Aeroclassics Air Jamaica A300 6Y-JMJ and DC-8-61 6Y-JGG, 80's livery, Front View
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Which one is the correct colour ?
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I have one of the Air Moldova models on order from ARD, I flew on ER-AXV a few years back from Bucharest to Chisinau.
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Which one is the correct colour ?
The A300 is correct, and the DC-8 is not. The Air Jamaica 80's yellow is bold and a little orangish, and the orange is bold and reddish. Many photos on Airliners.net and Flickr show the correct colors, and that's allowing for the different light and exposure of different pictures. It may have been too subtle on my part to just post the picture. The DC-8 model's color is very washed out.

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Man. Expensive weekend. After receiving the initial Northwest DC-10-40, N160US, they release two more I simply cannot pass up.

Outstanding work - other than N144JC having the NW/KLM logo on only the left side, haha. Not a huge issue for me - the NWA DC-10-40 has been #1 on my wishlist for years.
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This nice Air Moldova will join my collection, great to see another flag carrier represented.

Can't say the same with the Air Jamaïca DC-8s. I'll have to wait for a correct one.
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Got the 1:400 Aeroclassics US Airways A321-200 N187US, it joins the A319/A320.
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Here's the fantastic Ozark F-27, arrived today. Green beautifully rendered.

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Aeroclassics Ozark F-27 N4300F Front 3/4
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Just returned from ARD to collect this month's Aeroclassics including the Aloha, Ozark and TAA F27s, which I found all very nice, despite the harsh criticisms elsewhere. The only issue I have is with the Aloha having grey wings and engines, which is a mystery, as all the other F27s released this month have their wings and engines correctly done silver. The Aloha's tail fin fillet is also not so hot, being painted blue and overpainted white. However, these issues were not enough for me to reject the model and I have since repainted the wings and engines silver.

The only models I did reject on sight were the Air Jamaica DC-8s. As reported elsewhere the yellow top is a pale lemon-lime colour and not the correct'golden yellow' as on the AC Air Jamaica A300 in the same scheme.

Yet again ARD complaining about not getting a full quota of models and haven't received any Heavylift 707s or SAS F27s from this month.
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I caved in and got the Aloha F-27. I like it a lot.
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Just returned from ARD to collect this month's Aeroclassics including the Aloha, Ozark and TAA F27s, which I found all very nice, despite the harsh criticisms elsewhere. The only issue I have is with the Aloha having grey wings and engines, which is a mystery, as all the other F27s released this month have their wings and engines correctly done silver. The Aloha's tail fin fillet is also not so hot, being painted blue and overpainted white. However, these issues were not enough for me to reject the model and I have since repainted the wings and engines silver.

The only models I did reject on sight were the Air Jamaica DC-8s. As reported elsewhere the yellow top is a pale lemon-lime colour and not the correct'golden yellow' as on the AC Air Jamaica A300 in the same scheme.

Yet again ARD complaining about not getting a full quota of models and haven't received any Heavylift 707s or SAS F27s from this month.
ARD received EXACTLY what they ordered. Stop spreading false info!!
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I caved in and got the Aloha F-27. I like it a lot.
And why not!!! Just because one Bozo didn't like it, doesn't mean there's something wrong with it!!
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Still waiting for my Ozark F-27 to arrive, which looks from photos like it'll be fantastic. In the meantime, here's my other arrival, shown with an earlier AC model of the same airline. On the right, the January 2018 new-release Aeroclassics Air Jamaica DC-8-61 6Y-JGG. On the left, Aeroclassics A300B4-203 6Y-JMJ, released in 2012.


Aeroclassics Air Jamaica A300 6Y-JMJ and DC-8-61 6Y-JGG, 80's livery, Front View
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I disagree entirely, and here’s why: there are numerous photos of Jamaica DC-8’s wearing both yellows. I firmly believe that they were painted in the golden yellow, yet, after a year or two in the sun, faded to Lemon Bar surprise. Having flown Air Jamaica twice in the 90’s, and seeing them countless other times at the gate, it was easy they spot the aircraft that had a fresh coat, versus the aircraft that had been on the long me for a bit. All had yellow tops back then, no two had the same shade.

14 or so years ago, we had the same issue with the AC/Phoenix Hughes AirWest DC-9/727 twin pack. AC had a great golden yellow, true to the fresh paint job, while the Phoenix DC-9 had the lemon day-glo job. I have a picture taken by a friend that shows two HAW DC-9’s on the ramp in KSLC together. One was golden, one was lemon.

With print ads, promotional shots, memory’s, etc...we remember and want the fresh paint job, but I think this happens when whom ever is rendering the artwork uses a photo of a beat up, sun-faded airplane. I could be wrong, but that’s never happened before.

Andrew, what say you on the two different shades?

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Which one is the correct colour ?
both!
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I disagree entirely, and here’s why: there are numerous photos of Jamaica DC-8’s wearing both yellows. I firmly believe that they were painted in the golden yellow, yet, after a year or two in the sun, faded to Lemon Bar surprise. Having flown Air Jamaica twice in the 90’s, and seeing them countless other times at the gate, it was easy they spot the aircraft that had a fresh coat, versus the aircraft that had been on the long me for a bit. All had yellow tops back then, no two had the same shade.

14 or so years ago, we had the same issue with the AC/Phoenix Hughes AirWest DC-9/727 twin pack. AC had a great golden yellow, true to the fresh paint job, while the Phoenix DC-9 had the lemon day-glo job. I have a picture taken by a friend that shows two HAW DC-9’s on the ramp in KSLC together. One was golden, one was lemon.

With print ads, promotional shots, memory’s, etc...we remember and want the fresh paint job, but I think this happens when whom ever is rendering the artwork uses a photo of a beat up, sun-faded airplane. I could be wrong, but that’s never happened before.

Andrew, what say you on the two different shades?
It's a subject already discussed here over the years, and I'm not sure we'll get over an agreement here : should models represent the aircraft fresh from the paint shop, or as it may look while in operation ? Both could be valid, but some collectors will prefer one or another. Obviously the fresh paint won't usually last long, especially some colors which tend to fade quickly under the sun, but then should models be made with exhaust stains, fuel/oil leaks, dirt and such ? That would look more "operational", but I'm not sure I'll buy this kind of models. I suspect that most collectors like fresh, neat and clean models. It's kind of the same with cars models : would someone buy a rally car model with mud all over it ? Maybe, but most like them clean.

Maybe this "lemon" DC-8 looks the way it was at some point of its operational life, and is correct from this point of view, but for consistency sake in my collection I don't think I'll get it.

As for Andrew's opinion, as he can't blame the photo/screen/other manufacturer, I don't think you'll get it here...
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What Mystere said. If people want different things, that's a value difference.

But in my view, there's no question: models should represent aircraft with full, unfaded color! I will not buy or accept models that do not show correct, out-of-the-paint-shop color, or at least reasonably close. This Air Jamaica DC-8 model is nowhere near close. The A300 released in 2012 has the yellow and orange spot-on correct, and includes the thin pink stripe below the orange, which the DC-8 is missing.

Also, photos on Airliners.net and Flickr, *allowing for different exposure and light conditions,* show Air Jamaica's DC-8's with the deep, orangish yellow and deep orange, along with a thin pink stripe below the orange. (The pink stripe is missing on the DC-8 model.) If the actual aircraft were flying around with very faded paint, I didn't find photos.

The Ozark and Air Moldova have good, rich, color.

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Takes me back to the Dan-Air Comets. Aeroclassics cocked-up the shade of red they were printed in, using a curious shade of orange rather than the correct colour that they later utilised on the Dan-Air One-Eleven. I decided then that this was something akin to a weathered look which, if you really tried hard, you could almost convince yourself was nearly accurate, give or take and assuming the subject aircraft were due a respray the following day.

I could never persuade myself that the nose was anything other than the wrong shape though.

Oh and before Mr Klein calls me an arsehole or something, I am very fond of all the AC Comets I have, flaws and all.
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Never understood the color variation between MFG's and some releases. One MFG uses Pantone color charts that are supposed to be an exact representation of the airline colors, yet we see many variations on the models...it does not bother me as much as it does other collectors who have commented on this topic. Just an observation!
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Could someone explain briefly how Pantone color charts work, and how model manufacturers choose the colors?

Here's how I assess colors of liveries I haven't seen extensively in person: I view photos on Flickr and Airliners.net, which generally have many photos of a given aircraft, and allowing for the different exposures, color balance, and light conditions of photos. I've seen enough faded paint on actual airliners in my lifetime (cough Southwest cough) to be able to pick that out in a photo, too.

From these sources, I find that I can assess colors very well. It's not enough to look at just one photo of a livery, even if the subject appears to be well-lit.

For the record, not only are Aeroclassics' colors mostly outstanding, but their finish is amazing. Not only on the fuselage, but on the wings and stabs--the finish is jewel-like and high-quality. Think of AC as the Vermeer of model finish.

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I'm with everyone here that wants consistency and want them all to resemble their factory fresh, non faded paint job. But as frustrating as it might be, the model isn't technically "wrong", and photographic evidence proves it. Just google Air Jamaica DC-8 and you can find Golden Yellow, to Lemon Yellow, and a few shades in between. Yes, photography technique, lighting, and film used play a part in what we're seeing, but hey, what we gonna do?

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And why not!!! Just because one Bozo didn't like it, doesn't mean there's something wrong with it!!
So we should just ignore the grey wings and engines?
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So we should just ignore the grey wings and engines?
I am amazed, that with over 20 releases this month, nobody comments on the added details of the F-27 exhaust, nobody comments on the other 20+ very nicely done models, they just fixate themselves like flies on horseschit with the same old whining and complaints!!

FYI there is an Aloha F-27 with gray wings and engines parked at an amusement park in Hawaii. Did it ever occur to some of you chronic whiners, that the model at the park was the subject we were making???

Didn't think so!!
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I am amazed, that with over 20 releases this month, nobody comments on the added details of the F-27 exhaust, nobody comments on the other 20+ very nicely done models, they just fixate themselves like flies on horseschit with the same old whining and complaints!!

FYI there is an Aloha F-27 with gray wings and engines parked at an amusement park in Hawaii. Did it ever occur to some of you chronic whiners, that the model at the park was the subject we were making???

Didn't think so!!
It would be helpful if you advertised new features like the exhaust additions. I expect most people like myself were unaware of them when they purchased. Of course you could try and work with people to get your message out rather than attack and threaten them.

I'm not trying to incite you just pointing out a fact. Working with your customers is good for everyone.
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I’m just thankful we can have miniatures like the F-27 and Saab 340 in 1/400.
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FYI there is an Aloha F-27 with gray wings and engines parked at an amusement park in Hawaii. Did it ever occur to some of you chronic whiners, that the model at the park was the subject we were making???
As opposed to making a model depicting the appearance of the in service aircraft??
Okay...
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As opposed to making a model depicting the appearance of the in service aircraft??
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Maybe it's the beginning of a new theme. Let's give AC a few ideas...







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Mystere,

The "green" Ghana La Tante DC-10 appears to be a -40.
Any additional info on location, vector, cuisine, reviews, and history before it joins my collection ?

Has the green faded at all since initially applied, or has the paint been of superb quality, as I assume the food ?

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Mystere,

The "green" Ghana La Tante DC-10 appears to be a -40.
Any additional info on location, vector, cuisine, reviews, and history before it joins my collection ?

Has the green faded at all since initially applied, or has the paint been of superb quality, as I assume the food ?

She's located next to Accra-Kotoka airport, I saw her in person when I was there in 2014. However the green paint hasn't been applied yet, she only wore the basic Ghana Airways livery with "la Tante" written on the side.

Unfortunately I didn't have the opportunity to eat there, so I can't say if it's worth it. Probably ok if you like Ghanian food (I can't even write the name of their traditional sauce here, the censorship system thinks I'm being rude ! ).
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The "green" Ghana La Tante DC-10 appears to be a -40.
It's actually an ex-Ghana Awys -30 9G-ANB c/n 46959 and has now been repainted like its last in-service livery.
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FYI there is an Aloha F-27 with gray wings and engines parked at an amusement park in Hawaii.
The aircraft that is the subject of the model, N5093A, after passing through various other airlines hands was scrapped at Seletar Airport, Singapore sometime after 1979.
All the other five Aloha airframes can be accounted for so whichever one is at the Hawaiian amusement park, I don't believe it is an ex-Aloha plane.
I would be interested to know what aircraft it is.
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I for one, would not mind having the Taupo McDonalds DC3 in my collection, I have eaten there.
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