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Old 07-23-2019, 03:03 PM   #1
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I know many have been waiting for this one for a while... It seems to have *finally* been released!!!






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OOOOoooohhhh….I have to check and see if I already have BUD in these colors!
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Finally! It has been ages!
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Has this not been released twice in the past ?
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Has this not been released twice in the past ?

not sure about twice AL. But 400 your craftsman were around YEARS ago. pretty sure this is an OLD release. or someone has found a small batch somewhere.
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This one was announced under the 3rd incarnation of BigBird sometime in 2018.
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I have the original release but would have ordered this one if they had reproduced the small dome behind the upper deck.
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Has this not been released twice in the past ?
It has. The first was BB400’s version, PH-BUA ‘The Mississippi’, released in 2005, and the other was the Aeroclassics release, PH-BUB ‘The Danube’, produced in 2008. There was also a Viasa/KLM split colours version made at around the same time.

I might get this one. A 747 classic produced on the former BB400 mould is a rather rare and nostalgic sight these days.
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not sure about twice AL. But 400 your craftsman were around YEARS ago. pretty sure this is an OLD release. or someone has found a small batch somewhere.
Definitely not from the original 2002-2006 BB400/Your Craftsman days. This was meant to come out circa 2017 I think. It's on the the same BB400 mould but revamped by JC Wings - antenna have been added. They're using the original 'Your Craftsman' name. We've already seen a Baci Alitalia released on this modified mould a while back.



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This one was announced under the 3rd incarnation of BigBird sometime in 2018.
Good news for any KLM fleet builders out there - 3 different registrations in this early scheme have now been made! Also, we've already got 'Nile' in the later 70s 'Blue Top' c/s as well, which is another Aeroclassics rarity.



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I have the original release but would have ordered this one if they had reproduced the small dome behind the upper deck.
I see what you mean about that. That printed outline is really annoying. Either model that detail properly or just leave it out - as was done before!



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Old 07-23-2019, 05:34 PM   #12
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That box looks like a product from the way past. Interesting to see this brand resurrected again.

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Old 07-23-2019, 08:35 PM   #13
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Finally! Possibly the longest pre-order wait I have ever had (and a reason I won't pre-order BB3 models any more).

Looks promising.

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Already ordered. BB4 did not announce any new release in 2019 though. Look forward to see more coming.
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A true Twilight Zone experience. Who knows what else will emerge from the mists? Are these great times, or what? Doug
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At last, some good BUD.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:44 AM   #17
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Not sure what the big deal is. This model has been made before on more than one occasion.

Doesn't the cheatline and windows look a tad too high on this one?
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It has. The first was BB400’s version, PH-BUA ‘The Mississippi’, released in 2005, and the other was the Aeroclassics release, PH-BUB ‘The Danube’, produced in 2008. There was also a Viasa/KLM split colours version made at around the same time.

I might get this one. A 747 classic produced on the former BB400 mould is a rather rare and nostalgic sight these days.
Yes, I have the 2005 edition and very nice it is too.
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Not sure what the big deal is. This model has been made before on more than one occasion.
The 'big deal' is that this livery has been made twice more than ten years ago, firstly by Big Bird in 2005, then and not very well by Magic in 2007, and both completely sold out and very hard to find. Re-releasing this thirteen years later is good for collectors (like me) that missed out on this model first time around and will also be good news for newbies.
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The river NIJL? uh oh.
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The river NIJL? uh oh.
Yes. In Dutch on the port side, English on the starboard side.
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Ah dank je! Only saw a closeup from right side. Confirmed it on my Aeroclassics blue top.
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The 'big deal' is that this livery has been made twice more than ten years ago, firstly by Big Bird in 2005, then and not very well by Magic in 2007, and both completely sold out and very hard to find. Re-releasing this thirteen years later is good for collectors (like me) that missed out on this model first time around and will also be good news for newbies.
That third previous version by Magic (PH-BUB) is a dud. The mould was really awful and hopefully will never be seen again. Blue Box/5-Stars and other dodgy brands produced on it at that time as well.



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Yes, I have the 2005 edition and very nice it is too.
Nice one Al - it is indeed a stunner! Picked that version up myself at the LHR Model Fair back in May Definitely a keeper but still tempted by this latest incarnation!



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You'd think that after so many years, the wing tip antennas wouldn't be toylike.
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Finally!! Hope they increase the production speed and we see more 747s coming in the future.
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Finally!! Hope they increase the production speed and we see more 747s coming in the future.
I'm very doubtful that will happen. I wish they would since BigBird Mark 3 seems to love using the 747 mould unlike JCWings, but even than the only stuff coming out of the JC Factory on time is Gemini, Orange Box "EW", and JCWings Models announced months ago
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I'm very doubtful that will happen. I wish they would since BigBird Mark 3 seems to love using the 747 mould unlike JCWings, but even than the only stuff coming out of the JC Factory on time is Gemini, Orange Box "EW", and JCWings Models announced months ago
A reissue of this very hard to find 747 would be great - Air France delivery scheme.
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A reissue of this very hard to find 747 would be great - Air France delivery scheme.
Excellent suggestion Adrian, that one is a tough nut to crack. One of the earliest Aeroclassics releases on that mould, and made in very limited numbers.




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I expect NG to release a new classic 747 mould in 2020. Given the fact that many classic liveries were released 15 years ago they could easily reissue many of them. And there are still many classics that have never been done: Boeing 747-257B in Swissair's chocolate livery, a Qantas 747-338 or a KLM 747-306, just to name a few.
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I expect NG to release a new classic 747 mould in 2020. Given the fact that many classic liveries were released 15 years ago they could easily reissue many of them. And there are still many classics that have never been done: Boeing 747-257B in Swissair's chocolate livery, a Qantas 747-338 or a KLM 747-306, just to name a few.
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