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Old 09-27-2021, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1:400 History - Jet-X: Part 2 2006-2012

This instalment has been a long time under development but finally it is here and covers the second stage of Jet-X. Check out part 1 and the Blue Box entry for the background and then settle in to understand what happened to the jet-X brand from 2006-2012, what it made and where it went:

https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/j...2006-2012.html

The History of Jet-X Pt2 by Richard Stretton, on Flickr
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Thanks for the write up Richard. I remember this period when models under the Jet-X brand were coming out one after another. I was really excited about receiving the Thai Airways B747-300, and although it was a very decent model, the nose landing gear was noticeably short.

I was a big fan of their MD-80 and only just a few months ago sold my AA and DL copies off. I didn't even notice that they released an MD-87. What a shame since it is a much sought after aircraft. An Iberia MD-87 would have landed in my collection for sure!

As I mentioned Iberia MD-87, I just checked the database and found there were 4 released by Hogan and one by Jet-X in 1/200 scale. Just now secured a Hogan copy (EC-EXM) on eBay. I don't know much about Hogan, hope it doesn't disappoint!

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Very interesting read Richard, thank you.
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Thanks for the write up Richard. I remember this period when models under the Jet-X brand were coming out one after another. I was really excited about receiving the Thai Airways B747-300, and although it was a very decent model, the nose landing gear was noticeably short.
One of the last models I acquired was indeed the Jet-X Thai 743 HS-TGE. Very happy with it apart from the stubby nose gear you mention. I am considering replacing it - I have a couple of BigBird jumbos that have suffered zinc rot that would be suitable donors. I was hoping BigBird might release a Thai version after the Cathay 743 pair released a few years ago. Jet-X will do for now though, I always thought they were slightly ahead of their time in terms of printing quality and all metal construction.

BTW just watched Brian’s YouTube video - made me chuckle! At least I can count myself as a collector who is willing to fix issues where possible although the irony of my comments above made me chuckle even more!!!

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Imagine how big the hole would be for the Bae146 if it wasn't for Jetx spamming out 146 liveries.
I think most of the production runs were >80-120 units each. Especially for the niche models such as AAE, Qantas.
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I always rated the Jet-X BAe's highly - back in those days it was great to get a new mould type in 1:400.
Thanks for these articles Richard, fascinating stuff.
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Imagine how big the hole would be for the Bae146 if it wasn't for Jetx spamming out 146 liveries.
I think most of the production runs were >80-120 units each. Especially for the niche models such as AAE, Qantas.
You mean like the big hole that exists now for Dornier 328 jets and props?

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Interesting article Rich.

Despite the Jet-X BAe 146/Avro RJ glut (much appreciated btw, and i have many), there are still a large number of likely popular European schemes that were never released - some examples below. I guess the moulds are still available, as Johan Chan was selling a load of these blank models on ebay last year, and i picked up a few and will attempt some customs!

Dan-Air (-100 & 300)
Manx 146-100/200
Baltic International
British Air Ferries (-100/200/300)
British World Airlines
Crossair
Flightline
Loganair
Meridiana
Malmo Aviation
World Airlines
Air UK (newer colours -200/300)
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You mean like the big hole that exists now for Dornier 328 jets and props?

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Or the hole for C141's.
Adding to the 146/85 wish list, I need JC to make Cityjet EI-RJI.
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Or the hole for C141's.
Oh you went there! Trying not to be a broken record whiner about it, but yes, that is indeed another existing hole! Good candidate for the GeminiMACs line.

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Oh you went there! Trying not to be a broken record whiner about it, but yes, that is indeed another existing hole! Good candidate for the GeminiMACs line.

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At least for 1/200 anyway, I'd be p*ssed off is someone did a 1/400 mould after all the hard work I've put into my cuatoms, well one of them atleast.
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