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Transpac787 07-04-2019 01:39 AM

GJ Now Posting Future Release Previews??
 
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I was a little surprised to see this on the GJ website, earlier this evening. They're now publishing "future release" previews, in addition to current and next month releases??

Is this a page out of the JC playbook, announcing models with an indefinite arrival date?? <br><br>

Lufthansaboy 07-04-2019 02:57 AM

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I'd better start saving for the four LH's.

C141*Lifter 07-04-2019 03:24 AM

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It was just a matter of time before the current LH A380s would come out. Two models I'm guessing means regular version and flaps down version? Will be getting one of them for sure!

Good to see United finally shed the tired Continental livery. But bummed that the tulip didn't come back. Look forward to seeing a photo of the UA model.

Harvey

Ty-114 07-04-2019 03:52 AM

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Originally Posted by C141*Lifter (Post 2706216)
It was just a matter of time before the current LH A380s would come out. Two models I'm guessing means regular version and flaps down version? Will be getting one of them for sure!


I think one is 1:400 and the other is 1:200.
I'll be waiting on the BA Negus 744.
No sign of any more 1:400 CV-580s though. :sad:

BWI-ROCman 07-04-2019 10:31 AM

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If JC is going to try to manipulate the market, I suppose Gemini figures they can do the same. At least Gemini doesn't seem to be taking pre-orders, so they're not trying to do a money grab.

It'll be interesting to see when these models are released. If they turn out to be the July releases, we just found out about them a little early. Whereas with JC, they announce models and we wait until Captain Kirk is traveling the stars until they actually arrive. While they have your money.

I'll be getting the 1:400 BA Negus 747 when it's released. Still waiting for Gemini to do a Lufthansa 747-8i in the new livery.

Jim

Adrian 07-04-2019 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by BWI-ROCman (Post 2706328)
I'll be getting the 1:400 BA Negus 747 when it's released.
Jim

Me too!:cool:

A220-100 07-04-2019 11:04 AM

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Oh look it's the same model twice in 3 different occasions. I mean I like the new UA too, and the AF A350 looks hot, but I can't help but think they could make something different

crownvic 07-04-2019 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by A220-100 (Post 2706336)
Oh look it's the same model twice in 3 different occasions. I mean I like the new UA too, and the AF A350 looks hot, but I can't help but think they could make something different

The last 10 models pictured are 200 scale...

Lufthansaboy 07-04-2019 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by crownvic (Post 2706338)
The last 10 models pictured are 200 scale...

I didn't notice that. At least that's saved a few pennies.

Transpac787 07-06-2019 02:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Ty-114 (Post 2706222)
No sign of any more 1:400 CV-580s though.

Yeah, that's quite disappointing. That said, as crownvic indicated, those are all only a portion of the actual forthcoming releases. So there's still hope - albeit rather limited hope, haha.

plane737 07-06-2019 12:15 PM

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Nice to see the Negus 747-400. I guess GJ will be giving us the complete set.

Adrian 07-06-2019 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Ty-114 (Post 2706222)
No sign of any more 1:400 CV-580s though. :sad:

Considering that when a manufacturer selects a mould for use, they usuually run off a few hundred castings on one run in order to make more than one livery, it would be a waste if they didn't use them. Would like to see a Republic,American Eagle or DHL CV540 with Belgian reg.

Transpac787 07-06-2019 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Adrian (Post 2706818)
Would like to see a [...] DHL CV540 with Belgian reg.

Is this a typo?? For a couple reasons, haha:

1) I'm aware of only Allegheny who ever operated CV540's, though I could quite easily be wrong on that; especially as ships operated around on second-hand markets.

2) It'd be a completely different engine for GJ to have to incorporate into the mold.

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Originally Posted by Adrian (Post 2706818)
it would be a waste if they didn't use them.

Assuming they weren't all used on the North Central release.

I'm with you, though. I'm hoping more were cast and we might be lucky enough to see another release or two on different liveries.

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Originally Posted by Adrian (Post 2706818)
Would like to see a Republic,American Eagle

Or United Express! The artwork exists for all three on the 1:200 side. Scaling down artwork from larger to smaller is always much easier than the inverse.

shandaken 07-06-2019 04:53 PM

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Bravo GJ to preview some upcoming no-brainers. I appreciate this.

Ty-114 07-06-2019 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Transpac787 (Post 2706820)
Is this a typo?? For a couple reasons


Looks like a typo:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...1257673951.jpg


I agree that all of the so far mentioned CV-580s are needed in 1:400! :cool:



There is another I'd like to see. AFAIK Air Chathams is the last company still flying these aircraft on scheduled passenger services. I was lucky enough to fly on one when on holidays down in NZ/Au several years ago.
https://www.airchathams.co.nz/librar...air580cib2.jpg

BWI-ROCman 07-07-2019 12:28 AM

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More CV-580 I'd like to see:

https://live.staticflickr.com/489/19...776524ed_z.jpg
N73164 Convair CV-580 Frontier
by Paul, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/7052/6...92891018_z.jpg
C-GJRP
by Reinhard Zinabold, on Flickr

Transpac787 07-07-2019 12:55 AM

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Originally Posted by BWI-ROCman (Post 2706886)
More CV-580 I'd like to see:

Frontier

Yeah, the old Frontier would certainly be cool.

All the others mentioned, though.... DHL, Air Chathams, Air Ontario.... I imagine those have a snowball's chance in hellfire of being produced. Simply on the basis that they don't already exist on the 1:200 side of the CV580's.

Look at the 1:400 releases on the CV580.... they are lockstep with their 1:200 predecessors.

FAA (N49) in 1:200..... FAA (N49) in 1:400
Allegheny (N5816) in 1:200..... Allegheny (N5816) in 1:400
North Central (N2041) in 1:200..... North Central (N2041) in 1:400

Based on that alone, I'd venture to say that if it doesn't already exist on the 1:200 side for CV580's, it won't be done on the 1:400 side.

RStretton 07-07-2019 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Transpac787 (Post 2706888)
Yeah, the old Frontier would certainly be cool.

All the others mentioned, though.... DHL, Air Chathams, Air Ontario.... I imagine those have a snowball's chance in hellfire of being produced. Simply on the basis that they don't already exist on the 1:200 side of the CV580's.

Look at the 1:400 releases on the CV580.... they are lockstep with their 1:200 predecessors.

FAA (N49) in 1:200..... FAA (N49) in 1:400
Allegheny (N5816) in 1:200..... Allegheny (N5816) in 1:400
North Central (N2041) in 1:200..... North Central (N2041) in 1:400

Based on that alone, I'd venture to say that if it doesn't already exist on the 1:200 side for CV580's, it won't be done on the 1:400 side.

Sadly I think you're probably correct although as the Chathams is a 'modern' aircraft there is a slightly better chance it could get made.

This discussion ties up nicely with my latest wishlist thread - check it out for all the 580 options

Big Al 07-08-2019 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by plane737 (Post 2706798)
Nice to see the Negus 747-400. I guess GJ will be giving us the complete set.

Yes, I think they said they would do them all.

barison82 07-08-2019 08:56 AM

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This is the first time we're seeing the BA Negus c/s on a 747 from Gemini (albeit a retro scheme on a -400). Nobody, apart from BB400 in 2005, has ever put that livery on a 747 in 1/400 so far. Interesting.



JagT747 07-08-2019 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by barison82 (Post 2707152)
This is the first time we're seeing the BA Negus c/s on a 747 from Gemini (albeit a retro scheme on a -400). Nobody, apart from BB400 in 2005, has ever put that livery on a 747 in 1/400 so far. Interesting.


How’s your out-of-criteria Retro 747-400 1:400 collection going? Did you get Landor or BOAC? I can’t wait to have all 3 since I already have AC’s BEA &#x1f642;
Also how’s the classic Negus repair going

Big Al 07-08-2019 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by barison82 (Post 2707152)
This is the first time we're seeing the BA Negus c/s on a 747 from Gemini (albeit a retro scheme on a -400). Nobody, apart from BB400 in 2005, has ever put that livery on a 747 in 1/400 so far. Interesting.


Yes and as nice as the BB's are, we could do with more up to date examples on a modern mould with all the modern accoutrements.

barison82 07-08-2019 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Al (Post 2707176)
Yes and as nice as the BB's are, we could do with more up to date examples on a modern mould with all the modern accoutrements.

Indeed - some updated releases of these classics would be very welcome, especially by those who are finding the BB examples impossible to get hold of.




BWI-ROCman 07-08-2019 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by barison82 (Post 2707192)
Indeed - some updated releases of these classics would be very welcome, especially by those who are finding the BB examples impossible to get hold of.

Highest-quality 1:400 747 Classic relesases would be very welcome. Given that the BB moulds seem effectively lost, given how ridiculuously rarely "BB4" actually releases something, new moulds are probably the only realistic option.

New 747 Classic moulds--100/200, -300, and SP--should be NG's highest priority next moulds.

Jim

barison82 07-08-2019 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by JagT747 (Post 2707174)
How’s your out-of-criteria Retro 747-400 1:400 collection going? Did you get Landor or BOAC? I can’t wait to have all 3 since I already have AC’s BEA ��
Also how’s the classic Negus repair going

Hi Jag, I'll probably be adding the GJ Landor and Negus 744's as one-off, out-of-criteria additions very soon ;) Might have to pick the BOAC one up too in order to complete the set I suppose, for posterity :D

Well remembered regarding the Negus 741 repair - it just needs painting and finishing with gloss varnish; I will get around to finally doing this one day! Other things have taken over a bit at the moment.






barison82 07-08-2019 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by BWI-ROCman (Post 2707194)
Highest-quality 1:400 747 Classic releases would be very welcome. Given that the BB moulds seem effectively lost, given how ridiculuously rarely "BB4" actually releases something, new moulds are probably the only realistic option.

New 747 Classic moulds--100/200, -300, and SP--should be NG's highest priority next moulds.

Jim

Indeed, this has been called out for many times! Hopefully this will happen someday; we've got plenty of TriStars to keep us busy in the meantime :D Back to topic - hopefully it's not a JC-style preview for these, and we don't have to wait until hell freezes over before we see them released.




LordBiggleswade 07-09-2019 12:25 AM

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More Delta widget aircraft is always a plus in my book!


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