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Old 11-14-2019, 09:10 PM   #1
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I haven’t seen the GJ model in person, but it appears from the official photos that the cheat line is far too high. It goes over the wing instead of through and down below it as seen on actual photos of the aircraft. Sorry if this had been discussed already, I didn’t see it in the November releases thread.
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I haven’t seen the GJ model in person, but it appears from the official photos that the cheat line is far too high. It goes over the wing instead of through and down below it as seen on actual photos of the aircraft. Sorry if this had been discussed already, I didn’t see it in the November releases thread.
These photos are of sample models so hopefully GJ has fixed this prior to mass production
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These photos are of sample models so hopefully GJ has fixed this prior to mass production
I see this kind of statement all the time, but have seen zero evidence that once pictures of the actual model show up that anything ever changes.
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Would have been cool to see them draw the shade for the two mid-cabin windows where the extra storage is.
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I no longer have Instagram, so not sure if this link will work, but Gemini has posted a video of the official release model. It is incorrect too sadly. I canceled my order for the model.

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Once again, I have confirmed that the stripe was on the artwork supplied months ago. For health reasons, I would strongly suggest that those that are spooked by a small line the thickness of a hair crossing over the wing to not be traumatized and absolutely do not purchase this model. Send Gemini a message this wont be tolerated...
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Once again, I have confirmed that the stripe was on the artwork supplied months ago. For health reasons, I would strongly suggest that those that are spooked by a small line the thickness of a hair crossing over the wing to not be traumatized and absolutely do not purchase this model. Send Gemini a message this wont be tolerated...
As someone who sees this aircraft in real life, I’d like my “real as it gets” model to be real if I’m dropping $30. I have dozens of GeminiJets, but this thread is about whether this error would make it to the final product. It did, unfortunately. If you want to passive aggressively throw a fit about collectors caring about accuracy, maybe a new thread for that is in order? 😘
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I no longer have Instagram, so not sure if this link will work, but Gemini has posted a video of the official release model. It is incorrect too sadly. I canceled my order for the model.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B47_JP-hvp5/?hl=en
I don't pre-order anymore, this is disappointing. I've wondered if they did fix the main gear?
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As someone who sees this aircraft in real life, I’d like my “real as it gets” model to be real if I’m dropping $30. I have dozens of GeminiJets, but this thread is about whether this error would make it to the final product. It did, unfortunately. If you want to passive aggressively throw a fit about collectors caring about accuracy, maybe a new thread for that is in order? 😘
As explained before, because Gemini works closely with the airlines and obtains the blueprints ahead of time ( the proper way ) it gets frustrating when said airline makes a change thus the model comes out with a slight error, which then gets blown out of proportion. Its a lot more challenging to come out with a near correct model before it is seen in 1:1... As I said I'm glad you pointed the huge "as real as it gets" hairline error and passed....
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FYI..American Airlines is updating their livery which is causing a stir on A.net

look at one observer said....

Airlines make minor tweaks to their livery all the time.

https://www.airliners.net/forum/view...35231&start=50

post #67....
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FYI..American Airlines is updating their livery which is causing a stir on A.net

look at one observer said....

Airlines make minor tweaks to their livery all the time.

https://www.airliners.net/forum/view...35231&start=50

post #67....
I wonder when we will see a picture of this update...

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Old 11-20-2019, 06:12 PM   #12
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Unfortunate circumstances. But, this is too small of an error for me. Chance of another UA CRJ-550 being released in the near future is probably small. Good enough for me. Like crownvic, my eye sight is dwindling. This is too small an error for me to care. I'll enjoy this model as is. If there won't be a re-release, this will probably become a highly sought after model in the not too distant future on the Bay.

Also got the AeroClassics AA A321 with errors. Good looking model. I can overlook the wrong reg# and wrong windows. Actually, I can't see the errors!!

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As someone who sees this aircraft in real life, I’d like my “real as it gets” model to be real if I’m dropping $30. I have dozens of GeminiJets, but this thread is about whether this error would make it to the final product. It did, unfortunately. If you want to passive aggressively throw a fit about collectors caring about accuracy, maybe a new thread for that is in order? 😘
Well said. I can appreciate your high standards. crownvic's attempts to demean those of us who like accurate models are pathetic and tiresome. That said...

When liveries feature "swooshy" belly paint lines, those lines tend to vary in exact placement across the fleet, and maybe across time, for a few reasons. (Especially when we're dealing with a regional brand with different airlines operating the same equipment type for that brand.) I don't have industry insider knowledge or anything of the sort, but I can make educated guesses based on observations and common sense as to why a livery application might vary across a fleet:

- Different paint shops
- Slightly different interpretations of 2D renderings onto a 3D aircraft
- Unintentional but uncorrected errors
- Small but purposeful tweaks to the livery over time, etc.

After all, the paint applied to airplanes is done by humans, and 100% perfect uniformity simply will not happen.

To prove my point, here are two different Delta Connection (ExpressJet) ERJ-145s. Notice the difference in the blue belly paint. On the first, it's clearly well over the top of the wing. On the second, the blue doesn't go above the wing at all:





I would bet good money that over time, we will see similar variance in the United/United Express fleet regarding the placement of the blue stripe. What crownvic said may very well be true: the model could be exactly like the rendering supplied by the airline itself, even though the 1:1 came out differently. Overall, if you're the type to lose sleep over this sort of thing, I'd say just wait a little while; it's only a matter of time until we get a re-release. Otherwise, try to not lose sleep over this sort of thing?

P.S. Just a note on nomenclature, OP. You called the United fuselage stripe a "cheatline". That's not quite correct, since the term cheatline implies straight and horizontal stripe or stripes.

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Can anyone point out a 1/400 scale GJ United Express ERJ or CRJ ever being re-released? I would say the odds are slim. Or is it a fat chance that we'll see another?

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Can anyone point out a 1/400 scale GJ United Express ERJ or CRJ ever being re-released?
I don't know about United but try getting hold of the standard colors Delta CRJ-900 these days
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Nobody else uses the mould. So this is what we're going to get.
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I understand its not Gemini's fault United decided to modify the livery after they gave them the artwork but what I don't understand is why they keep producing models before the real plane is out of the paint shop. This isn't the first model thats had some errors because they decided to produce a model before seeing the real thing (i.e. the DL A220 that has an incorrect registration number). I understand the need to get models out before your competitors do but in this case no one else has a 1:400 CRJ-700 mould so why rush?
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Most models are made months in advance and then released. Changing them last minute is not a easy option.
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I don't know about United but try getting hold of the standard colors Delta CRJ-900 these days
There you go, another perfect example of a GJ CRJ being released and no re-release thereafter, ever.

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