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Old 10-06-2019, 03:24 AM   #1
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Anyone else think it's strange that no other manufacturer has attempted to make any new moulds fro regional jets in 1/400? Considering how many airlines operate aircraft such as the e-jet series I find if a bit odd.












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Jet-X used to do quite a remarkable variety of BAe-146s back in the day. JC/GJ also have quite a portfolio of regional types that don't get a lot of use.

Regional operators are likely to have a much narrower appeal on a global market simply because they don't have the high profile of well known operators unless they are actually affiliated with them. So you are likely to be dealing with a a smaller customer base even before you start.

I suspect that the small size of regional jets may work against them a bit as well. They are usually around the same price as larger types. (Raw materials being the least costly part of a model as far as manufacturers are concerned.) From the customer PoV, well, why pay the same amount for a little plane as a big one?

It is a great pity as I'm rather fond of these smaller types which form quite a large portion of my collection. I'd love to see a Yak-40 one day, but I have no doubt that it will never happen with this technology.
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Jet-X used to do quite a remarkable variety of BAe-146s back in the day. JC/GJ also have quite a portfolio of regional types that don't get a lot of use.

Regional operators are likely to have a much narrower appeal on a global market simply because they don't have the high profile of well known operators unless they are actually affiliated with them. So you are likely to be dealing with a a smaller customer base even before you start.

I suspect that the small size of regional jets may work against them a bit as well. They are usually around the same price as larger types. (Raw materials being the least costly part of a model as far as manufacturers are concerned.) From the customer PoV, well, why pay the same amount for a little plane as a big one?

It is a great pity as I'm rather fond of these smaller types which form quite a large portion of my collection. I'd love to see a Yak-40 one day, but I have no doubt that it will never happen with this technology.
Yeah, it would be nice to see more moulds of them as the only ones of the dash 8s and crj are Gemini and could do with an update. Hopefully in the future someone can make some new moulds. The e190 mould we have at the moment is a good mould but the wings are too elevated, they should be a bit more level. I would definitely love to see a yak 40 and yak 42 mould as I have seen these aircraft in Russia.
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In terms of adding antennas, it's not Impossible to add them. JC wings added them to a JC wings SAS atr a few years ago but strangely got rid of them. The size is obviously a big issue but I think it can be done.
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I would love to see some more regional jets in my collection, because there are so many.. Maybe GJ should make a regional model every month.. It doesn't matter to me if it has antennas or not..

Maybe NG will make some in the future as they have the right mould..
JCW you have to wait for 6 months till the model comes to the store..
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I would love to see some more regional jets in my collection, because there are so many.. Maybe GJ should make a regional model every month.. It doesn't matter to me if it has antennas or not..

Maybe NG will make some in the future as they have the right mould..
JCW you have to wait for 6 months till the model comes to the store..
It would certainly be interesting if they downsized their 1/200 moulds and made a 1/400 mould. The crj 200 could definitely do with an update, think the one Gemini use has been around since 2004
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Yes I'd be all for some more regional jets and props production, it's not as if the real jets aren't out there and plentiful ? Gemini have some decent moulds but seem reluctant to make full use of them. Personally I'd like to see some Loganair in it's new livery, all we've had so far are Loganair franchise partner liveries, representing BA and Flybe deals. Loganair are soon to start replacing their Saab 340 fleet with ATR 42 aircraft and a couple of 72 freighters, the first of which emerged from paint shop this weekend.







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Yes I'd be all for some more regional jets and props production, it's not as if the real jets aren't out there and plentiful ? Gemini have some decent moulds but seem reluctant to make full use of them. Personally I'd like to see some Loganair in it's new livery, all we've had so far are Loganair franchise partner liveries, representing BA and Flybe deals. Loganair are soon to start replacing their Saab 340 fleet with ATR 42 aircraft and a couple of 72 freighters, the first of which emerged from paint shop this weekend.







Could definitely get behind those al as loganair is a regular at my local airport. Either a new mould is needed or an update to the current ones as they are quite old and compared to some of the moulds we have today are looking a bit dated.
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:51 AM   #9
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Heres a few id like;










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Old 10-06-2019, 12:46 PM   #10
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I know it can't be done due to it's size but a Metroliner would be interesting 400!
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I know it can't be done due to it's size but a Metroliner would be interesting 400!
That would be a great little plane to see! Never say never, hopefully we can see one in the future.
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I agree with everything on that list 🙂 🙂
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I'm sure there are reasons why we haven't seen more RJs produced, limited moulds, limited demand, production challenges due to size... I would absolutely be on the side of "why haven't we gotten more of these?" and "please make this, please make that." Hearing from the companies on what impacts the demand/sale/profit or lack thereof would be very interesting.

On a side note, I'd categorize the ARJ21 Comec as a regional's jet and NG models have recently shown they aren't afraid to try a regional jet. Infact I haven't seen any of the three versions they produced just a few months ago for sale anywhere (so I'd categorize that as a success), so I'd argue the 1/400 RJ market would be another market ripe for the taking...
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I'm sure there are reasons why we haven't seen more RJs produced, limited moulds, limited demand, production challenges due to size... I would absolutely be on the side of "why haven't we gotten more of these?" and "please make this, please make that." Hearing from the companies on what impacts the demand/sale/profit or lack thereof would be very interesting.

On a side note, I'd categorize the ARJ21 Comec as a regional's jet and NG models have recently shown they aren't afraid to try a regional jet. Infact I haven't seen any of the three versions they produced just a few months ago for sale anywhere (so I'd categorize that as a success), so I'd argue the 1/400 RJ market would be another market ripe for the taking...
Interesting, the E-jets would be a definite money maker as there's so many liveries that could be made. The crjs would be a good move aswell as there's alot of different liveries yet to be made.
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Well Gemini is coming with some more small planes lately.. We have had an Air Baltic A220 and for next month there will be an Air Canada E-175 and in the future there will be another Air Canada A220 and Aer Lingus BAE.. But they only make 'American' airlines and not so many small European..

I would love to see some Loganair models and some more prop models..
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Well Gemini is coming with some more small planes lately.. We have had an Air Baltic A220 and for next month there will be an Air Canada E-175 and in the future there will be another Air Canada A220 and Aer Lingus BAE.. But they only make 'American' airlines and not so many small European..

I would love to see some Loganair models and some more prop models..
The problem with Gemini is that they dont do enough research. I was tempted by the air baltic but didn't bother due to the colours being completely off on the Latvian flag. They had done it as a light red when it should of been a dark red bordering on brown
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The problem with Gemini is that they dont do enough research. I was tempted by the air baltic but didn't bother due to the colours being completely off on the Latvian flag. They had done it as a light red when it should of been a dark red bordering on brown
I think that the model makers want to do it quick and not having the time to check the model before it is going to the shops.. Except for NG of course because they are new and want to be the best hoping that they will bring some regional jets in the future..

I was also wondering if someone of those companies are also reading these things..

I am never trusting JCW, because they are to quick with the announcement but are delivering 6 months later or maybe never but they have nice Embrear mold..
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The problem with Gemini is that they dont do enough research. I was tempted by the air baltic but didn't bother due to the colours being completely off on the Latvian flag. They had done it as a light red when it should of been a dark red bordering on brown
It's not just the colors, the mould is ok, but the landing gear on the Gemini A220 is atrocious. There's no way I could justify paying full price for it.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:18 AM   #19
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Hi,

I would appreciate a lot the Lufthansa Regional, City Line, etc. jets with their various Logos.

- DASH 300, 400
- ATR 42, 72
- CRJ 100/200, 700 and 900 (as available also in Star Alliance Livery)
- ERJ 190, 195 (last one also in air dolomiti livery)

There are a lot released in 1/200 and 1/500

… SWISS C-Series CS 100 is already released by Herpa (HB-JCA, and other registrations).

Probably not a regional Jet but I would also apreciate a Sukhoi Superjet (e. g. in Brussels Airlines livery)

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... and not to forget - the ERJ and CRJ also in their new Lufthansa livery ;-)
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Didn't Gemini made the FlyBe Q400 already?
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Didn't Gemini made the FlyBe Q400 already?

They did, but it's extremely hard to come by and when they are listed they usually go for anywhere between £60-100.
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The same would be true for the Delta CRJ-900 then, surprised they haven't released any more with different reg #s.
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They did, but it's extremely hard to come by and when they are listed they usually go for anywhere between £60-100.
That's interesting. Might sell mine.
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The A220 is not even close to a regional jet but OK. The problem with that mould is that the nose is purely atrocious and the nosegear needs to be burned. The E2 is also headed away from the regional market (which has clearly gone very well for it). Otherwise I'd love to see wide-use moulds for most RJs from the 80s and up in a modern new mould NG-style, like Saabs, Fokkers, Embraers, Bombardiers, ATRs, BAe/Avros and Dorniers. Shame is that JCW have a solid E-Jets mould and a CRJ one which I also think is pretty good though I haven't seen it in person, but they rarely use it (and we all know how they are with deliveries) and most of the use is via GJ so the end product is often subpar
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Didn't Gemini made the FlyBe Q400 already?
Yes and in three different liveries.
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Loganair's first ATR-72 still on it's Danish reg, to become G-LMRZ, in a couple of weeks with passenger ATR-42's to follow. I think this would be a fine model. Who is going to produce a model in this livery of the UK's oldest still trading under original name airline ?

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Would love to see an Aurigny ATR and quite surprised they haven't re-released a Flybe Q400 considering how rare they are now.
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Loganair's first ATR-72 still on it's Danish reg, to become G-LMRZ, in a couple of weeks with passenger ATR-42's to follow. I think this would be a fine model. Who is going to produce a model in this livery of the UK's oldest still trading under original name airline ?

The only one who can make this beautiful model is Gemini, but I think it will take a few months before they thinking about making this.. I would like to see a LoganAir E-135 or E145..
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Would love to see an Aurigny ATR and quite surprised they haven't re-released a Flybe Q400 considering how rare they are now.
Aurigny, Loganair, Aer Lingus new, Stobart also painted an ATR or two in Flybe purple. And of course Loganair's Saab 340 fleet has been in BA Utopia colours, BA Chatham, Flybe standard and Purple as well as their new stand- alone tartan livery.
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