03-06-2011, 12:00 AM
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: KLM city
Re: PacMin Extra Detail - Any Examples?
ANA and PacMin | January 2011 | PacMin
Those extra detailed PacMin models for ANA are called 'Precision Models' and they have been commissioned by the airline itself since the 1990's to date and are available to the public (see above link).
I have a few of these models in my collection namely the special liveries like the Marine Jumbos, Pokemons and Snoopy & Peanuts gang for the Hokaido Ski Team.
Aside from these ANA production models - I am not aware of any other airlines that has similar precision grade models done by PacMin that is available to the public other than maybe one-of custom orders by airlines or airframe manufacturers.
On the side though and for myself only - I know a personal and very talented internal contact and modeler at PacMin where I have commissioned him to do very detailed models for me of my favorite jetliners from my favorite airlines: KLM, ALM and Cathay Pacific.
The extra detailing is similar to those seen by Conquest Models.
For example on the KLM models - I have them add foil bare metal wing leading edges, the shipname and corresponding registration, all the beacon lights, scuff plates on rear stabilizers, lettering on the nose gear doors, the swirl on the engine fan blade cones, bright orange wing slat tips markings, overwing surface markings including the ship reg on the wings, detailed APU and pretty much all the possible markings you can see on the fuselage, wings and engines that you see with the naked eyes on its real life counterpart.
My most detailed PacMin KLM models are a 1/60 scale model of B737-406 (PH-BTB) "Henry Hudson" and a 1/60 scale model of B737-7K2 (PH-BGK) "Noordse Stormvogel".
For ALM, I have a detailed 1/50 scale model of MD-82 (PJ-SEF) "Flamboyant".
And for Cathay Pacific, its a 1/100 scale model of B777-367ER (B-KPF) "Asia's World City"
I have quite a few other less detailed custom-made PacMin models like a 1/100 Air Jamaica B757-200, 1/100 WestPac B737-300 "Stardust", 1/100 Reno Air MD-90 and 1/60 WestPac B737-300 "The Simpsons"....they all have a little extra minor detailing on them compared to run-of-the-mill PacMin models.
One thing is for sure, PacMin does not cater to the public and private collector other than them solely and strictly dealing with the airlines and airframe manufacturers simply because they are simply not set up for it.
You can certainly try calling PacMin though they will surely turn you down for any special personal orders of any kind.
They did made an attempt to do such back in the mid-1990's but this concept was totally ruined by one single person who's name I shall not mention ruining it for all PacMin private collectors.
I am gracious though to still have my own personal PacMin contact who is willing to do these special custom-made model projects on the side for me and cherishing each model made by him added to my own private collection while I will certainly not do any favors for nobody to put any of these special personal perks that I have with PacMin on the line - I have done such in the past only to get in return no appreciation whatsoever other than grief, headache and being stiffed out of money owed to me numerous times.
I have learned the hard and painful way that people will only "know and need you" only when they want something from you for their own benefit and once they get what they want through your connection....they will surely screw you over blindly, sadly enough - its reality.
As much as I would like to share my PacMin perks with fellow collectors - I cannot for said reasons and especially those who viciously trash me openly in this forum.
Lastly, the one and only model company in the USA that does detailed custom models in Atlantic Models and it takes ages for them to complete a project and quite a bit pricey too just like Conquest Models....
Last edited by FlyKLM747; 03-06-2011 at 06:41 PM.