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Old 03-28-2019, 06:00 PM   #1
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I see that a lot of posters stick to a criteria or theme when collecting models. Curious, what is your criteria? How strict are you at sticking to your criteria?

I have a young collection consisting of 30+ mostly North American trunk and European flag carriers, split by new stuff and 50s-80s retro classic stuff. I've also given priority, when available, to planes that I've actually flown on.
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My theme is Dusseldorf visitors from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
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The criteria for me is airlines + aircraft flown. Although sometimes I buy other aircraft not flown on, as long as I stick with the airline criteria.
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For me,
1) MEX passenger/cargo visitors during 1990-94.
2) LAX and a few MIA/JFK passenger/cargo visitors during the same time frame.
3) Mexicana from 80s until its demise.
4) A few select Aeromexico from 80s until present.
5) I want at least one representative model of every passenger type from Airbus,Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed, Fokker, BAE, Embraer, and a few other manufacturers since the 80s until today, that don't match the other criteria. Although I'm still a long way from this since I'm prioritizing the other 4 categories. I really want a 737-600 since I love both short 737s and 737NGs, but I'm hoping for a WestJet release.
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I'm not too strict these days, but mostly the following:

1) UK 1960s to 1990s.
2) UK/European 1970s/80s charter airlines.
3) African classics, 1960s to 1980s.
4) CAAC.
5) Tridents (any by Aeroclassics).

I also buy other subjects that take my fancy, particularly if we are talking B707s, DC-8s and DC-10s. The upcoming L1011s are also going to put a serious hole in my wallet.
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Old 03-29-2019, 03:36 AM   #6
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My criteria for my models is a bit on the elastic side.. It's mainly airlines that use LGW or LHR..so there are plenty of international types, with that is a lot of UK operators.I don't really have a date range; I have Constellations and DC-6's up to A380's and B787's.
I also want to get a model VC10 in every livery available, purely because it's my favourite aircraft.
There are a few in the collection because I like the livery..
This should be fun, so buy what you like, and like what you buy..)
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My criteria list is:

Types flown on, reg specific where possible.

Types operated through GLA, historic and current.

British Airways/Aer Lingus/British Caledonian plus other UK operators, historic and current.

Other randoms that take my fancy, usually an interesting livery or one off.
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:14 AM   #8
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My criteria is similar to Al's;


Planes I've flown on


Aircraft operating to MAN/DSA/LBA


Aircraft that potentially could operate at those airports (eg EVA Air 787)


And other randoms which have a cool livery or are one-offs.
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I try to stay away from collecting in 1:400 again but with the arrival of manufacturers such as NG Models & interesting liveries being released by Aeroclassics, i'm getting little interest in this popular scale once again..

But my criteria at the moment is classic South American carriers, popular carriers operating in the Caribbean, not so much American carriers because i have them all.. in Europe famous carriers such as BA Landor, Aer Lingus, classic KLM only & certain NG 757's from certain airlines..
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1970-pressent, Boeing 747's are all me peeps
But I guess everyone knew that by now hah xD all1:200 tho, didn't see that sorry for posting hah xD
Been a long night for me rofl!
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:47 AM   #11
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In beginning my idea was to buy one of each frame like B747-100, 200, 300, 400 and so on. However with a 375 model collection now, obviously that failed.

Nowadays I'm more strict and only collect Nordic models and models I flown on. Space is getting tight.....

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Old 03-29-2019, 08:48 AM   #12
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For me, it's aircraft and airlines of my lifetime, from late 60s to the present.

--I'm especially interested in 1970's and 1980's 747's / DC-10's / L-1011's, the early jumbos that I saw and (for 747 and DC-10) flew on in my childhood and teen years. USA Deregulation is a special interest for me, too. As time has passed, I've started seeing the 1990's as classic, too. In general I love the more colorful liveries of these times. Saul Bass is my hero. Euro-White is a blight on the skies!

--I organize the collection by decade, and for the 70's and 80's I have them broken down by North America / Europe-LatAm / Asia-Africa-Australia-New Zealand-South Pacific.

--I generally seek to have at least one representative of any national carrier. I love that Aeroclassics is willing to do them, both classic and new.

--I also keep a section of aircraft that have served my hometown, Rochester, New York, in this time period.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:10 AM   #13
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I'm looking to get at least one model of every airliner there ever was. Example: to get complete B747 I have to get -100, -200, -300 - 400, -400F, -8i - 8f, -LCF ).


I'd choose cargo version instead of pax when applicable ( eg converted 400 series to freighter )



For each I'm searching for best looking livery imho which brings good vibes
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:32 PM   #14
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My criteria is "Ooh I like that"

Seriously though, I'm not sure this even qualifies as 'criteria' because it's really so broad, but I typed this up a while back in an email conversation so I might as well paste it into this topic too...

- If I've flown on it, I get it in 1:200 as well as 1:400
- Any L-1011, my favorite aircraft (I even started in 1:200 with these, but that got out of hand and I've sold most of them)
- Nearly anything Delta - my stepdad was a Delta captain and they're currently my typical travel airline for work (I don't actually buy all the repetitive GJ releases unless I happen to have flown on that reg)
- At least one example of each aircraft type available (I've even delved into 1:500 here with Tu114/204 and I just ordered a Herpa An-22)
- Pretty much any Russian aircraft (really wish NG or someone would make a Tu-134 - I have a couple of 1:200 ones for now)
- At least one example of each standard livery from a major airline/national airline - but I often go over on this if I have memories of that particular airline/livery combo, like say United Saul Bass, or I just think the scheme is particularly interesting, like Uzbekistan
- Minor airlines that I find interesting either due to livery or obscurity (for instance the NG Tajik/Taban 757's)
- One example of each BA World tail
- One example of an alliance-painted livery (but I've also been very inconsistent with this - I'd say I only have about half of the Skyteam carriers and even less of OneWorld/Star - I do like the old Star scheme where each section of the a/c was painted for each airline though)
- Prototypes
- Special liveries (I've backed off quite a bit on this though, with the sheer number of them that Chinese/Asian airlines do)
- I have a further weakness for named aircraft, so I have a ton of KLM, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic for this reason (or WOW, with their fun registrations)

So like I said, I don't think "criteria" is the word that really describes my collection pattern.
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My criteria is "Ooh I like that"
LoL, I think that's me too!

I've often wished I had a 'criteria' as it would've cost me lots less but it would have meant too much brain ache trying to formulate one especially as I had already started collecting. Then what to do with the ones I'd got which didn't fit in to my criteria.

I do like older airframes and classic liveries especially of airlines no longer around. An older airframe newly repainted in the latest livery is a favourite too.

I'm so confused Easier not to have a criteria!
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I stick mainly to aircraft from a 1970s-1980s LHR scene, with a bit of LGW bunged in there too. I'm drawn to the liveries that I fancy, but have also started collecting some models outside the original criterea - I like certain US & Aussie domestic carrier schemes of the same era, so have started collecting some of those. I guess I'm lucky that I'm only drawn to certain aircraft types & schemes, of a specific period - it helps to keeps the cost down, a handy side-effect
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:57 AM   #17
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One criterion I've added is aircraft manufacturer house liveries. I've generally stuck to more classic airliners, from the beginning of my interest (late 60's-1970) up through about the early 1990's.

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When I started collecting 1/400 back in 2010, my main criteria was 747 types. Stuck with it probably until 2006 when I flew on a 777-300ER '77w' overseas and then that was it. I probably have every 77w released by the manu's to date. Along came the A350-900 and I just loved the way the thing looked so I grabbed a few of those. I went back to my love of military aircraft a few years ago in 1/72 scale and only began buying 1/400 models when NG released the Utopia Tails on their lovely 757 mould last year. So I guess my collecting criteria as of now is to obtain all the BA World Tails as they come. I love em by the way!
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I used to (now that I have not bought a model in years:
  • Asian carriers: Garuda Indonesia (my wife's homecountry airline), planes I saw while I lived in Hong Kong.
  • Saul Bass United AL
  • planes I flew on or saw (have a photo)
  • military aircraft
  • odd airframes (like An-2, AN-124, AN-225
  • and anything that caught my fancy

now I'd rather have the photo than the model.
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I used to (now that I have not bought a model in years:
  • Asian carriers: Garuda Indonesia (my wife's homecountry airline), planes I saw while I lived in Hong Kong.
  • Saul Bass United AL
  • planes I flew on or saw (have a photo)
  • military aircraft
  • odd airframes (like An-2, AN-124, AN-225
  • and anything that caught my fancy

now I'd rather have the photo than the model.
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There has not been a single release in the last 10 years that has enticed you to treat yourself to? You stopped at about the time I got started.
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Reading this thread has really forced me to stop and ask myself...what do I really collect? I purchased my first 1:400 scale model in 2006. To date, I've spent $100k+ on my crazy addiction and my collection numbers 1,650 and growing. So...here goes:

* at least one model of every commercial aircraft type released by manufacturers (a work in progress);
* any airline from the Americas with a special focus on US and Canadian airlines and defunct carriers (Braniff, Pan Am, Northwest, Eastern, National Northeast etc.);
* British Airways and its predecessor BOAC;
* any Caribbean airline;
* any B727 and B737-200;
* any military aircraft;
* anything else that catches my fancy (e.g. Nok Air B737's).

Along the way, I've acquired models (gifts, freebies) that do not meet my collection criteria but I can never convince myself to dispose of them.
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Old 03-30-2019, 02:30 PM   #22
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I love the era when I was watching airliners and there was immense variety - 1970s to 1990s, and I regret not witnessing the 1960s.

I find modern aircraft, by and large, incredibly dull and uninspiring, though I fully accept this is just my perception.

Hence, the volumes of twin-jet Borings and Airbuses routinely released by most manufacturers these days just leave me totally uninterested and uninspired. But obviously there is demand.
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I totally understand that. In my youth, I used to watch all sorts come in to land at LGW, and was pleased I could tell the IL-62 from the VC10..we had the Viscounts and Vanguards still and the noisy trident and 1-11. I am sure we had Comets.. but i can't recall seeing any.
Now.. everything is a twin jet..
I suppose its progress..but I want my fleet to reflect what I grew up seeing.
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Since I never kept track of the flights I've taken that's out. I just try to get one of each airframe and cool /unique liveries.
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Special Liveries and House Liveries.

Years ago someone on a thread used the term 'livery pollution' hence my tag 'Livery Pollution Rules'.
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Planes I've flown on

Planes from airlines based in countries I've visited

Mostly LCC's

and other random stuff that I fancy
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There has not been a single release in the last 10 years that has enticed you to treat yourself to? You stopped at about the time I got started.
.... Oh to be sure there have been releases since then, but I've lost the interest to buy and collect. As I noted, I'd much rather have a photo of the aircraft the model was based on. Certainly takes less room a binder fill of photos than boxes of models I have no place to display. I'm culling out my collection as a result. Still some models will never leave here and I have enough interest to see what's going on.
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Nice thread.....I'm trying to be strict on collection criteria, as recently the models numbers passed the 500 mark....which in itself is not too bad,, only i only starting collecting in May 2017

Principal criteria:
- London Gatwick visitors 1990-2000
- London Heathrow visitors 1990-2000

Coincides with my school days, when every spare weekend / summer holiday moment, resulted in a ~10 mile commute to Gatwick to photograph aircraft arrivals, and on special occasions (about once a year), a trip to Heathrow to see the other more scheduled operators which flew into there.

Secondary collection criteria:
- West African airlines / types, early 2000's to present (many of which i've flown on)
- Caravelles, IL-62's, and other Russian Types

A few others which operated in the 1990-2000 period to Europe have sneaked in just because i couldn't resist - e.g the recent Avensa DC-10 release

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My early years of growing up, my era of airliners were the props ( Viscounts/ F-27's etc) and the pre wide body jetliners ( 70's 72's,73's). Then in my teens and early twenties the wide body classics ( L1011, DC-10's, classic 747's), through to 767's MD-11 in my late twenties and now the current wide bodies. As for a collective theme,mainly wide bodies and anything Sub Saharan Africa as this is where I'm from originally!! That's it...in a nutshell!!
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LoL, I think that's me too!

I've often wished I had a 'criteria' as it would've cost me lots less but it would have meant too much brain ache trying to formulate one especially as I had already started collecting. Then what to do with the ones I'd got which didn't fit in to my criteria.

I do like older airframes and classic liveries especially of airlines no longer around. An older airframe newly repainted in the latest livery is a favourite too.

I'm so confused Easier not to have a criteria!
I think I'm on the same line as you. Used to be aircraft flown on, fleet building a certain airline, etc. etc. etc.

Now it's whatever that piques my interest. Just acquired some Big Bird Condor 747-200s and a Lufthansa 747-200. Never flew on or ever seen them in person, but gosh, they are beautiful looking models! Ordered those NG BA 757s in special liveries just because they are good looking models. An AeroClassics Vueling A321 just came in yesterday, and despite not having those antennas (which I kind of like on these little models), it's a darn good looking model and reminds me of my flight to Seville, even though I flew on Iberia. Some many months ago, Doug Seeley posted a great photo of an AeroClassics AA 707. Finally got one ordered as that photo has been stuck in my head (thanks Doug)!!!!!

I'm done shedding my entire post-merger UA fleet, most of the modern Deltas, most of the modern AAs. Seems like I can't get rid of my Northwest models or my Battleship Gray UA models. Very attached to those!

Agreed, easier to have no criteria.

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Some many months ago, Doug Seeley posted a great photo of an AeroClassics AA 707. Finally got one ordered as that photo has been stuck in my head (thanks Doug)!!!!!
I have an AA 707 in the standard livery from GJ. Looking to replace it with an AeroClassics version if I can find one.
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Hi everyone, this is my first post.
Like a lot of people I'm planning on collecting a model of every plane I've flown on, hopefully this shouldn't be too difficult, the only one that might cause me trouble is a Jersey European Dash7 (I think it was a Dash7, I was very young at the time). If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it.
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Hi everyone, this is my first post.
Like a lot of people I'm planning on collecting a model of every plane I've flown on, hopefully this shouldn't be too difficult, the only one that might cause me trouble is a Jersey European Dash7 (I think it was a Dash7, I was very young at the time). If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it.
Hi Trislander, welcome to DAC. Searching for models can be a bit of a minefield especially with so many different manufacturers and moulds out there. If you haven't already, I highly recommend checking out this model database - https://www.diecastmodelaircraft.com/ , where you can have a look and see if that one exists.

It's well worth registering and you can then use DiMA to keep track of your collection, as well as search the vast database for pretty much every model there is!






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Hi Trislander, welcome to the forum. I would echo barison82's advice about using DiMA to search for models and keep track of your collection. The database here and on Wings900 has not been kept up to date since around 2014.

There isn't a Dash7 in 1:400 yet. Herpa has made one in 1:200 though.
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There isn't a Dash7 in 1:400 yet. Herpa has made one in 1:200 though.
Well, there you go! Thanks for chiming in with that info Denny. Another possible subject for the future then perhaps.



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Hi everyone, this is my first post.
Like a lot of people I'm planning on collecting a model of every plane I've flown on, hopefully this shouldn't be too difficult, the only one that might cause me trouble is a Jersey European Dash7 (I think it was a Dash7, I was very young at the time). If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it.
Welcome Trislander! I hope you find the forum interesting and helpful.

1:400 moulds and models vary in quality. One suggestion for evaluating moulds is to consult Rich Stretton's reviews at www.yesterdaysairlines.com. This site is an excellent resource for our hobby.

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Hi everyone, this is my first post.
Like a lot of people I'm planning on collecting a model of every plane I've flown on, hopefully this shouldn't be too difficult, the only one that might cause me trouble is a Jersey European Dash7 (I think it was a Dash7, I was very young at the time). If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it.
Welcome Trilander. I miss the Aurigny Trilanders flying over my place after departing from Southampton.
As for collecting criteria, nowadays it's just European flag carriers that fly into LHR.
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Hi Trislander, welcome to the forum. I would echo barison82's advice about using DiMA to search for models and keep track of your collection. The database here and on Wings900 has not been kept up to date since around 2014.

There isn't a Dash7 in 1:400 yet. Herpa has made one in 1:200 though.

Thanks for the advice everyone, I'll check DiMA out.
Looking through Jersey European's fleet history it may have actually been a Fokker F27 that I flew on all those years ago, a model F27 in the correct livery will still be a challenge to find.
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for me there are three criteria:
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- Airlines than went bankrupt between 70's-89's, specially Americans and european
- Airlines from my country,
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Thanks for the advice everyone, I'll check DiMA out.
Looking through Jersey European's fleet history it may have actually been a Fokker F27 that I flew on all those years ago, a model F27 in the correct livery will still be a challenge to find.
Hi Trislander Welcome to the forum, there is this F27 model made by Skyline models in 1:200 in the JERSEY EUROPEAN livery but it is an old model, and may be hard to find, if this is the correct livery you seek.
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For me, I like to collect anything 1/400 from the 2010s as this is the era I have grown up in. In terms of quality, I like models to have antennas and wifi domes, the colours have also got to be accurate. There are certain moulds aswell that I avoid such as JC wings/Gemini a320 and a330 as there hideously inaccurate and the quality is not great. I am quite picky but if I'm paying £35 plus for a model i want it to be good
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I started with a focus on planes/airlines that I have flown on, particularly in late 70s to early 90s. I’ve since abandoned that specific criteria ( I think it was a good way to rationalize the purchases to She Who Must Be Obeyed at first). I’ve since collected certain planes simply because I like them. A fan of Tristars, DC-30/MD11s - something about that third engine!
I do collect modern jets, mainly in line with the “what I’ve flown”, but some I’ve gotten for liveries I think are cool ( ANA A380 sea Turtles, Frontier animal tails, retro schemes on modern planes). And for some reason, I’ve developed a thing for the baby bus A319. Still pretty focused on a few American and European carriers but no doubt I will eventually expand though not enough time to collect everything. I enjoy coming on here to see collections that have airlines I’ve never experienced or in some cases heard of, and listen to stories that accompany some of these beloved collections.
As for quality, I am not as picky as some if I really really want a model and options limited, but the resources listed previously are awesome tools I use. And reviews here are obviously a help.
At the end of the day though, it’s about what the hobby provides you. If you think a 747 model with 5 engines and red cockpit windows is beautiful, go for it so say! (But maybe put a disclaimer somewhere)
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Sorry, 1:200 collector, but nice topic...

My criteria;

1. one airline, one scale
2. focus on making the collection complete (1909 - to date)
3. One of each type and series (sometimes replaced by a better quality version)

This means I am a slow collector and at times spend money on custom made models.
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Like a lot of people I'm planning on collecting a model of every plane I've flown on, hopefully this shouldn't be too difficult, the only one that might cause me trouble is a Jersey European Dash7 (I think it was a Dash7, I was very young at the time). If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
What year/route would it have been?

I don't recall JY having DHC-7s, but they did have DHC-8s for a while before the name change to British European (and ultimately FlyBe).
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Thanks for the advice everyone, I'll check DiMA out.
Looking through Jersey European's fleet history it may have actually been a Fokker F27 that I flew on all those years ago, a model F27 in the correct livery will still be a challenge to find.
You could always get a 'custom' model made!
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Hi Trislander Welcome to the forum, there is this F27 model made by Skyline models in 1:200 in the JERSEY EUROPEAN livery but it is an old model, and may be hard to find, if this is the correct livery you seek.

Thanks Steve, I had noticed that model and it's on my wish list, strangely I'd thought the planes I'd seen at gatwick in the early 1990s had the same logo but were a tan/sand colour, not white but I've failed to find any pictures of them. Maybe my memory is playing tricks on me!


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This is something I'm considering!
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