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Old 05-21-2017, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bought this at the end of April but just now getting around to taking photos. Space Models Virgin Atlantic B744 in their late '90s livery, "Ruby Tuesday." I'd love to have a 1:100 scale B789 with either "Miss Chief" or "Dream Jeannie" registration. I may eventually have one made by Atlantic, but these 1:100 scale models are huge and I live in a small apartment. lol.







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That's a lovely model, and it's Ruby Tuesday as well! I'm sure you'll get that 787 eventually, and when you do, pictures please!

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Old 05-21-2017, 02:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi KLM4me,

That's a really nice looking model indeed.



Thanks so much for taking the time & effort to post the pics for everyone to see & enjoy.

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Old 05-21-2017, 05:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Congratulations on your last purchase; indeed a very beautiful model, in the most beautiful livery of Virgin in my opinion.

As for the lack of space, you only have two solutions (both hard)
1-Buy a new house, bigger
2-You come to sleep on the floor.

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I lugged that exact model in its original box home from China about 15 yrs ago..I sold it about 7 yrs ago..I wonder if its the same one? does the box have any baggage stamps on it?
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Thanks everyone for your kind words.

Russell, there are no baggage stamps on the box. It was shipped to someone in the U.S. from the U.K.
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I actually have this I am about to sell
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I actually have this I am about to sell
The 787 is such a gorgeous aircraft, and I don't typically care for twin-engine aircraft.
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Hi Istari,

Nice Virgin Atlantic 787 model indeed.



I'm sure that whomever you sell it to, will enjoy it very much.

Thanks for posting the pic.

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That is a fine looking B744 for sure!!
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Here are 5 at Orlando on Saturday..
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5 of them!? I didn't know Orlando was a hit destination for a British airline.
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5 of them!? I didn't know Orlando was a hit destination for a British airline.
Its the largest US leisure destination..Not pictured at the same time, 2 BA 777's and 3 Thomas Cook A330's Thats 10 widebodies total for UK
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As much as I loved flying the B789, I wish one of the aircraft I had flown on during my recent trip was on a B744. I've only flown on the 747 twice, back in 1988 on British MIA-LHR. I was hoping to fly on one again before they are completely gone from passenger service.
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To keep on with the VS 747 models here are a few of mine. I too really like Virgin Atlantic 747s. Most of these are Space, there's one PacMin in there (1/100) and a Westway (1/200).
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I was hoping you would post photos of her after your trip. That is a lovely model. Especially for a big Virgin Atlantic fan like yourself. How was the B787 ride?
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PacMin Fan,

To be honest, the most impressive collection of B747 Virgin I've ever seen. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to see wonderful 1/100 scale models.

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To keep on with the VS 747 models here are a few of mine. I too really like Virgin Atlantic 747s. Most of these are Space, there's one PacMin in there (1/100) and a Westway (1/200).
My favorite is the Love at First Flight!! I must admit, I've not seen the livery with the blue "Atlantic" in the titles. Did they really fly a 747 with that livery? You're very fortunate to have these!!

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I was hoping you would post photos of her after your trip. That is a lovely model. Especially for a big Virgin Atlantic fan like yourself. How was the B787 ride?
It isn't easy for me to photograph these large models. lol.

The 789 was a dream (as in Dreamliner) to fly on. Keep in mind, I was in Upper Class, so I had some perks that many did not. The lay flat beds are wonderful for the journey over. I love the 787 and am already saving up for my trip next year around this time. I fell in love with London and want to move there now.
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Still looking through boxes for Virgin stickers.
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