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Old 05-16-2011, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What was GJ's first 1:400 model?

Any ideas? Which one (or ones) were first? Gemini Jets is not an old company, so it should still be in recent memory.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it was either a Virgin 747 or a United 747.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My first two GJ model are Braniff B747 "Orange" club model and Aetna B747 fantasy.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My first two GJ model are Braniff B747 "Orange" club model and Aetna B747 fantasy.
Lol missing the point a bit..
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think it was either a Virgin 747 or a United 747.
I think you are probably right if we are talking about released models, although I can't be absolute certain. According to the database both of those models were released in 1999. The last three numbers usually follow in sequence with each release.

GJVIR 001 (G-VFAB)
GJVIR 002 (G-VHOT)
GJUAL 003 (N197UA)

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I think both of Air China B747-400 and Virgin B747-400.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I think both of Air China B747-400 and Virgin B747-400.
I remember purchasing the Air China B-2447? back in 1999/2000. So could be one of them.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My guess is SIA 777
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Actually it was the Aetna 747.
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Virgin 747 G-VFAB, followed by Virgin 747 G-VHOT. Saw VHOT at the Kempton Park show on Sunday for £25 actually.
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I remember seeing my first GJ in 2000ish(?) at the old Mach3 Shop at the LHR Observation Deck above Terminal 2 (Now closed...thanks bin laden you idiot!)...the one that stood out was the Air China 744 B2447-I subsequently got it and really liked it!
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I think both of Air China B747-400 and Virgin B747-400.
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I remember purchasing the Air China B-2447? back in 1999/2000. So could be one of them.
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So was Gemini Jets born out of a contract to supply Virgin Atlantic with corporate models ?
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So was Gemini Jets born out of a contract to supply Virgin Atlantic with corporate models ?
That May Have Someting To Do With Getting Started, But I Think it Was A Bunch Of Collectors Who Wanted An Alternative To DW's Plastic Parts.
Thus The Trademark Name "For Collectors By Collectors" Was Born.
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Happy days. I used to love going up to the terrace and watching the movements. It was that Mach 3 shop that got me into this hobby.
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Happy days. I used to love going up to the terrace and watching the movements. It was that Mach 3 shop that got me into this hobby.
Used to love going to LHR for the day in the school holidays and going up onto the roof of T2 and visiting mach3. Then catching the bus over to the visitor centre and waling along to the Sheraton to visit CAM.

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Mine was a British Airways 777-200
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Well, now that this thread is going in THAT direction...... My first was a Delta 757-200 (old widget scheme), a Northwest 727-200, and an NWA DC-10 (in that uber cool KLM hybrid livery).All bought in CDG for a total of $80!!!! :P
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Wow, that's a good question. Maybe both concordes, British Airways and Air France, made by Gemini.
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The first one I saw was a Pan Am 747 clipper Juan Trippe. I thought that was one of the first. I didn't buy it because I collected 1:500 at the time.
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