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Old 01-29-2020, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Douglas DC-9-30 Mould Review

Way back in 2015 one of my first reviews was for the DC-9 and so it is well overdue to recreate that using the current format. There have been four moulds for the DC-9-30 and I think it is pretty obvious which is best, although just a few days back I did see someone who thought the SMA mould was top dog:

https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/douglas-dc-9-30.html

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Old 01-29-2020, 07:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thank you for your time in this recap of the DC-9-30. Always thought the Aeroclassics mould was indeed the gold standard. I have many many of those in my collection. ToddCB
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Is it just me, or do the recent DC9's have their cockpit windows printed too far down??

The AC DC9's from the 'good old days' all looked perfect, but these recent ones all seem to have their cockpit windows printed too low.
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Is it just me, or do the recent DC9's have their cockpit windows printed too far down??

The AC DC9's from the 'good old days' all looked perfect, but these recent ones all seem to have their cockpit windows printed too low.
Either 'too low' or squashed up 'too high'. Regret the attention and care is not there these days and it's 'hit or miss' whether they get it 'spot on' these days.
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As an American who has collected lots of USA 1970's Regulation and 80's Deregulation models, I have many DC-9's. Love AC's DC-9 moulds. Keep it up, and please get a new factory or employees who can get the printing and colors more consistently good.

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I didn't know that GJ DC-9s were the same thing as the NetModel/Phoenix DC-9s. I remember the landing gear on the NetModel/Phoenix ones were strange looking. I really liked NetModel's USAF C-9 Nightingale twin pack and their blue and white rendition of the USAF C-9. Then AeroClassics released theirs and I quickly got rid of the NetModels.

There was also a long period where the only final livery NWA DC-9 you could get was a Phoenix one, and it was pretty obvious the production parts/methods were the same as NetModel's. Quickly got rid of that one too as soon as AeroClassics released a full set of final livery DC-9s.

Still hoping for a Bowling Shoe DC-9-50 from AeroClassics. And bring back the twin packs!!

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