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Old 03-29-2018, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't usually advertise Aeroclassics releases because I assume everyone knows them already but if people (and Andrew) like this post I may start regularly sharing the hints. Here is what the 'Mata Hari' suggests may be on its way for April:




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Oh boy I would snatch up the AM DC-10, love that orange livery.
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Swing and a miss...
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Dunno I wasn't expecting half of them to be right and I was close or correct with 5
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Two Exclusive models for the Mexican market have been announced already on Facebook.
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Two Exclusive models for the Mexican market have been announced already on Facebook.
I am one of the few not on Facebook. Which Mexican market models have been announced?
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I am one of the few not on Facebook. Which Mexican market models have been announced?
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I am one of the few not on Facebook. Which Mexican market models have been announced?
Aviacsa 727 and last clrs Mexicana A319. Not exactly exclusive to the Mexicans as US retailers are stocking them it seems. They look good from the photos I've seen and I'm keen to acquire both.
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Who can resist a retro 727?
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I hear that. Sweet!
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Here's Waffle's list of actual Aeroclassics April 2018 releases, posted today.

Aeroclassics 1:400

Iberia A319-100 EC-JVE - $35.95
Iberia A319-100 EC-KHM - $35.95
Alaska Airlines A320-200 N625VA - $35.95
Air Florida B 727-200 N271AF - $35.95
Aviacsa B 727-200 XA-SMB - $35.95
Spirit Airlines DC-9-40 N130NK - $35.95
Mexicana A319-100 XA-NCA - $35.95
TDA TOA Domestic Airways DC-9-40 JA8434 - $35.95
S7 Airlines A310-300 VP-BTK - $37.95
Delta Air Lines A319-100 N332NB - $35.95
Qantaslink / Network Aviation Australia A320-200 VH-VQS - $35.95
Air Canada DC-8-40 CF-TJF - $37.95
Trans Canada Airlines DC-8-40 CF-TJD - $37.95
Overseas National Airways DC-8-61 N868F - $37.95
Airport Accessories Ground Service Equipment NA - $23.95
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I have been waiting 10 years for the Air Florida. Very pleased.
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I've been flying Alaska Airlines a lot lately. That AS A320 is mine! ✈︎
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Yes,I will go for the Alaska A320 as well. I have a few Virgin America models,so I should probably get the AS version.
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Looks like i'm gonna pass on the AF 722.
Why didn't the top of the tail get painted blue and the blue fuselage has a funky curvature to it behind the Air Florida title.

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Looks like i'm gonna pass on the AF 722.
Why didn't the top of the tail get painted blue and the blue fuselage has a funky curvature to it behind the Air Florida title.

https://www.adamjets.com/images/ACFLA003.jpg

Yup, I've noticed that too, that's why I did not order the plane.
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AC got the tail-tops right on the five Braniff Ultra 727's sitting to my left. You'd think they could get it right on Air Florida, too. Hoping the photo shows a one-off or pre-production model.

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AC got the tail-tops right on the five Braniff Ultra 727's sitting to my left. You'd think they could get it right on Air Florida, too. Hoping the photo shows a one-off or pre-production model.

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Surely can't be pre-production if they're with retailers now ? It's not the first time this has happened either, the British Airways Negus livery Viscounts had silver topped tail pieces when they should have been white,
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Looks like i'm gonna pass on the AF 722.
Why didn't the top of the tail get painted blue and the blue fuselage has a funky curvature to it behind the Air Florida title.

https://www.adamjets.com/images/ACFLA003.jpg


Here's another shot from AC. Shame because I'm sure a lot of people had been looking forward to this release.

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Been waiting for the TOA DC-9 for years. Will get this one for sure.
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I can't imagine any other manufacturer will make any more of these, besides Aeroclassics. So this is what we get.
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Received the Alaska A320 and it's lovely. Too bad it was made in such limited numbers.
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My April AC's have arrived. The TDA DC-9 is beautiful.


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AC Air Florida 727-200, with Gemini Air Florida 737-200 for comparison. Gemini correctly rendered the curved 'V'-shaped confluence of the blue cheatlines at the top of the fuselage. Both makers rendered the titles and logo correctly. 727's tail-top missing blue and green.


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Looking at the AF 727, the blue confluence error looks almost fixable with some masking tape and the correct shade of paint, and is the blue tone too light on the Gemini 732 or too dark on the Aeroclassics 727 ?

What should the tail top have looked like, one blue, one green or a mix of both colours on each stab ? Disappointing to see the errors up close, my 727 is on order, purchased primarily to display next to the Gemini 732 also.
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Looking at the AF 727, the blue confluence error looks almost fixable with some masking tape and the correct shade of paint, and is the blue tone too light on the Gemini 732 or too dark on the Aeroclassics 727 ?

What should the tail top have looked like, one blue, one green or a mix of both colours on each stab ? Disappointing to see the errors up close, my 727 is on order, purchased primarily to display next to the Gemini 732 also.
The actual color appears to be in between Gemini and AC, closer to Gemini.

I'm actually thinking of fixing the tail top on my AC 727. What sort of model paints should I look at? The blue and green appear to be semi-gloss and the white appears to be gloss. Is that correct?

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My April AC's have arrived. The TDA DC-9 is beautiful.


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Are you confirming that the cheatline is black instead of green ?
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Are you confirming that the cheatline is black instead of green ?
The cheatline is definitely green. It's too dark, to be sure. But, it's definitely green.

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AC Spirit Airlines 90's colors DC-9-40, right, with Gemini DC-9-30, left, for comparison. This comparison is 6 of one, half-dozen of the other.

Aeroclassics' mould is way better, as Rich Stretton tells us and my photos show:

https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/douglas-dc-9.html

Colors are close on both, Gemini is a bit better. Gemini's bolder titles are more correct. AC's tail logo is oversimplified for 1:400. The cursive script is bolder than AC but slimmer than Gemini shows, with a flying DC-9 figure that Gemini rendered, but AC's artists just represented with a blue oval. Both makers are right re the McD logo on the tail--N969ML didn't have it, N130K did. Both models are now at home in my 90's section.


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I'm actually thinking of fixing the tail top on my AC 727. What sort of model paints should I look at? The blue and green appear to be semi-gloss and the white appears to be gloss. Is that correct?

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I've always wanted to ask who was brave enough to take paint to these models and what paints you all use. I've corrected minor flaws with this brand of enamel paint from my local art supply store. I have several different base colors to blend and match. It is quite pricey but dries to a quality glossy finish and I've been very impressed by it. The only issue I've run into has been the time spent trying to color match some odd colors.

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The actual color appears to be in between Gemini and AC, closer to Gemini.

I'm actually thinking of fixing the tail top on my AC 727. What sort of model paints should I look at? The blue and green appear to be semi-gloss and the white appears to be gloss. Is that correct?

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I’ve never used paint to correct the 1/400, but I did recently use custom laser decals to fix an Eastern 727-200 - the thread on that is pretty recent.

In any case, for my plastic models I always use ModelMasters enamel.

The market seems to be shifting more toward acrylic paints (water-based) but I prefer enamels (oil-based) for a multitude of reasons. One of them being that they typically apply thinner.

Which, in your case, is exactly what you’d want; a thinner paint coat, so as to not possibly distort or misshape the tail top, as would with a thicker-application of paint.

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The cheatline is definitely green. It's too dark, to be sure. But, it's definitely green.

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Thank you, I was not sure. According to pictures it definitely looks too dark, unfortunately. I'll check that on mine when it arrives here.
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My latest Aeroclassics arrivals. A great selection of subjects but once again rather variable quality. As has been mentioned here the Air Florida 727 and Spirit DC-9 have quite major livery flaws. Whoever is doing the artwork for Aeroclassics is doing a poor job as almost every month there are issues with the schemes. I'm actually ok with the colours of the TDA DC-9. A couple of these will probably get in depth reviews at Diecast Flier soon:

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Don't get me started!

Air Florida's roof design should be pointed in a 'V' shape like on Gemini's B737. How hard can it be to get that right?
Wrong shade of blue and the top of the tail fin not painted.

Thankfully not one on my want list!
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:54 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Ok I admit to not looking too closely at this month's Aeroclassics when they arrived. So that is 3 out of 5 I bought this month with major errors - seriously WTF:

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Somebody in the 1/200 section said that production of a major manufacturer moved away from China - could THIS be the result?
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AC is definitely going on a bad slope lately, which is not good news for us collectors. Unfortunately it's not very surprising when the only management method is "making heads roll"...
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My Alaska A320 arrived with the right wing attached in a downward position. Manage to get a second one before being sold out.
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Somebody in the 1/200 section said that production of a major manufacturer moved away from China - could THIS be the result?
Being a collector of both AC 1/200 & 1/400 models, i find it hard to believe both scale AC models are made in the same factory. So far... i have not seen such major errors in any of the 1/200s.

btw.... where's AK?
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Being a collector of both AC 1/200 & 1/400 models, i find it hard to believe both scale AC models are made in the same factory. So far... i have not seen such major errors in any of the 1/200s.

btw.... where's AK?
I only collect 1/200 - or better to say i switched from 1/400 to 1/200 because iat one point i noticed that i pay a just 25-33% higher price for a Herpa Viscount compared to an AC. And that was kind of a turning point for me. I never had any bad experiences with ACs 1/(200 scale.
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I only collect 1/200 - or better to say i switched from 1/400 to 1/200 because iat one point i noticed that i pay a just 25-33% higher price for a Herpa Viscount compared to an AC. And that was kind of a turning point for me. I never had any bad experiences with ACs 1/(200 scale.
For me, it is just as well that AC has gone back to models being announced when they are actually released, so I can see actual pictures before ordering. I generally try to get a representative of any national carrier in my 1:400 collection. But I did not buy AC's Oman Air A310 in (I think it was) March, for instance, because the colors were off so badly.

I don't have the room for 1:200, so I only have a few (mostly resin / plastic) of the larger scales. But 1:400 new-model prices are getting rather high. I don't buy as many new models as I might because of the prices.

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Ok I admit to not looking too closely at this month's Aeroclassics when they arrived. So that is 3 out of 5 I bought this month with major errors - seriously WTF:

Mexicana A319 Mucked up Windowline by rstretton, on Flickr
This is appalling! We often get window cheatlines printed too high, but sloping

Perhaps this was a custom A319 specially made by Airbus for Mexicana, to ensure the drinks trolley gets to the Captain real fast??
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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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I’d imagine AK is all over this, that is really bad! I’m sure he is not satisfied with these errors.
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I’d imagine AK is all over this, that is really bad! I’m sure he is not satisfied with these errors.
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Mexicana A319 Mucked up Windowline
In fairness, I suspect that the one in the picture is an anomaly. I've just received mine this morning and the right-side window line is fine.
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Because your dealer inspects all models before shipping them out. to avoid such mishaps.
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I’d imagine AK is all over this, that is really bad! I’m sure he is not satisfied with these errors.
By the way Andrew did respond to this issue and here is his response:
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Such a shame. Hopefully AK is right that this is indeed a one-off; either way, judging by his response, the only way you could convince him is to show him your model in person/send it back to him to have a look at. That being said, I think he gets very upset when defects in his products are shown up publically/highlighted in threads such as this - I bet he would have responded in a very different way had you PM'd or e-mailed him privately about it...from what I've seen here in the past, I know for certain that AK is very proud of his company and his products and can take these sort of things very personally. Which may not necessarily be right, if viewed from a customer service perspective, but it is what it is. These are just my neutral observations however.
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Such a shame. Hopefully AK is right that this is indeed a one-off; either way, judging by his response, the only way you could convince him is to show him your model in person/send it back to him to have a look at. That being said, I think he gets very upset when defects in his products are shown up publically/highlighted in threads such as this - I bet he would have responded in a very different way had you PM'd or e-mailed him privately about it...from what I've seen here in the past, I know for certain that AK is very proud of his company and his products and can take these sort of things very personally. Which may not necessarily be right, if viewed from a customer service perspective, but it is what it is. These are just my neutral observations however.
You are right in some ways however he doesn't respond to e-mails and his PM mailbox is always full. Regardless I am easily one of the biggest customers for his models in the world and am without a doubt one of the best advocates for his products given how often they feature in my blog posts so the suggestion of a vendetta or wrongdoing on my part is odd to me.

I can't believe this is a one-off problem. It'd be a huge coincidence that it was the model sent to one of only two major model reviewers that had this fault out of the whole batch. Maybe it is but it is becoming a fairly regular thing of recent and I haven't seen much in the way of improvement being made.

I try to be fair with everyone. Produce good models get good reviews, produce bad models get bad reviews. It's that simple.
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I understand where you are coming from entirely, all I can say is, what a shame! It is very frustrating when QC lets us down sometimes, as AC have a great product history with superb moulds. AK must get so much PM and email traffic but I really hope that this is resolved with a positive outcome. Surely he recognises your custom? It is odd that he thinks you are trying to 'scam' him in some way (going by the response shown above). It should be just a simple case of returning the item for a replacement or a refund.

It's also a shame that the model wasn't checked by the dealer first - they should have notified/returned to it AC before it was passed on to the customer. You'll probably have to go through your dealer and return it to them.

As I work for a high-end food retailer here in the UK (Waitrose Ltd, food shops of the John Lewis Partnership) we have a real emphasis on good, positive customer service, where any defective item brought back to us is either refunded or replaced (in some cases, both) provided there is a receipt/proof of purchase etc. Professionaly a complaint (even if it's invalid, and this does happen often where there is the odd person who tries a 'scam'), should regardless never be taken personally.
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