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Old 02-20-2021, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Arrival: The Only SMA 747

I don't often write about individual models that arrive in the collection but this United 747 is unique in that it was the only 747 ever made for Seattle Model Co (SMA). So here's a little bit of the model's back story:

https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/m...e-only-sma-747

United Airlines Boeing 747-123 N156UA by Richard Stretton, on Flickr
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Old 02-20-2021, 05:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is a really nicely made model. Just recently sold mine as I am slowly selling off the majority of my collection. It is a shame that SMA got to release only one 747 on the Big Bird tooling.

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Nice model. As for the United, aside from the Saul Bass livery,this is a definite and absolute favourite of mine! I'm really hoping and praying (to the God of models!) that a 747-400 comes out in this battleship grey livery! And even more so if its in JC's new mould!
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I think 360 pieces of this one were made, if memory serves me right.
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Richard, I agree with your feelings re: the livery itself, but it's a beautiful model. Also, interesting reading your article re: the history of SMA.
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I like mine. One of my favorite models. I am a fan of the battleship gray color. Looks great on 747s.


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