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Forum: 1:1 Scale Military Aviation 03-30-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,767
Posted By Phantom
Re: Phantom F4

You certainly didn't have the best weather at Wittmund last year. But some nice pictures anyways!

If you don't mind...
Here are a few of my shots of my all time favourite aircraft. Loved her...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-15-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,201
Posted By Phantom
Re: Aeroclassics New Releases July 2013

Both are correct for the individual airframe. A perfect example for a non-standardized color palette.
If you're interested in Uzbek's today's standards, either contact them or try to get the info...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-12-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By Phantom
Re: BBOX American Airlines 747-100

While I don't know about a possible coating on this model I stongly would believe so.
Diecast metal usually is subject oxidation, so if you polish it, it will tarnish sooner than later. That's at...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-09-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 213,277
Posted By Phantom
Re: Your latest ANET and JP.NET photos.

Two uploads to A.net after taking a longer break...
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@ Cary: great shot of this Dash8 at sunset!
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-27-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,242
Posted By Phantom
Re: AA's New A319

D-AVYQ is one of the many temp flight test/certification regs used by Airbus Germany. This reg was used on many airframes for customers around the world.
This is supposed to have N8001N under the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-25-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,947
Posted By Phantom
Re: F-4F Phantom II heritage colors. How about it?

Ok, back from a rainy visit to Manching (ETSI)

Somehow hijacking my own thread here...:rolleyes:

Here's the two WTD61 testbed aircraft in action:
37+15 take off in the rain - was on a photo...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-24-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,947
Posted By Phantom
Re: F-4F Phantom II heritage colors. How about it?

It's J79s, only the British had Speys.
You wanna see the F-4F flying? Hurry up! I say. Official phlyout is this Saturday, June 29.
Last flight (to the scrap yard) is scheduled for July 5.
There's...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-24-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,947
Posted By Phantom
F-4F Phantom II heritage colors. How about it?

Not much into diecast military stuff (but all the more into the real deal)
but I thought this would be a great idea...
So what's the chance anyone with a GOOD mould would do these two heritage...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,826
Posted By Phantom
Re: Is this model affected by zinc rot?

Did you really expect something useful?;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-01-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,024
Posted By Phantom
Re: AV200 "PanAmerican" B707....Pics !

Would be interesting to see how you measure exactly with the use of masking tape and what you use as reference points.
If measured digitally, it does run up from front to aft, some subtle, many to a...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-18-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,758
Posted By Phantom
Re: Farewell to Singapore Airlines B747-400

LH's recently phased out, 23 years old ABVA had 110,000h - so there's not much else you could do.

At least one of the remaining SQ 744s should get new Russian clothes (Transaero) I've read...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 02-01-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,026
Posted By Phantom
Re: SQ 777 off the runway in Munich

Not an hour, but almost three months ago.;)

Didn't see the official report yet, so I don't know what happened.
Might have been an autoland gone wrong for some reason - but I'm no expert. As far...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-27-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,070
Posted By Phantom
Re: Aeroclassics F-28

Shouldn't bother Klein as he also had no problem selling quite some Comet 4B and 4C into the market despite of NOT having a mould for them. Same for the F-27: The mould initially was a 500, yet most...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-21-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By Phantom
Re: NEW ARRIVALS : IF200 Braniff DC-8-62, Delta 727-200

What a great livery for a 727 (one of the best actually)
I remember seeing this airframe a couple of times at FRA.

Just too bad that IF200 - for my taste and money - ruins everything they do....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-30-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,225
Posted By Phantom
Re: AV200 American Airlines 707-300

While I find the discussion interesting (thanks to CA for posting those FAR)...

...I find discussing the accuracy of AV/IF200 models rather pointless.
I mean, what can one expect from a...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-30-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,227
Posted By Phantom
Re: Herpa Modell Edition Lufthansa A300B4-603 - Registration: D-AIAK

Ahh, the amazing Edition models.
While they are old, they still put each and every model from China to shame and make the stuff from AV200, BBC etc. looking like cheap junk - IMO at least.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-24-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,926
Posted By Phantom
Re: AC CX A342 "50th" logo

Is that AC's new feature, printing the port side cabin windows/doors in the halfways correct position while printing starboard WAY too high?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-17-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,085
Posted By Phantom
Re: Inflight Sample AWACS 707

The 1/200 707 basically had a nice - though not 100% correct - nose.
It's just IF200's usually crappy artwork that ruins it. However, since the mould had been retooled to be "polishable" - the shape...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-14-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,992
Posted By Phantom
Re: Phoenix Aug./Sept. 2011 release model pics

Nice pictures there.
I'm tempted to give this 748 a closer look.

Grey wing inspars on a Lufthansa airframe you don't see all that often - not even on a made in China scale model. What the f* was...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-28-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,942
Posted By Phantom
Re: IF200 American Airlines, USAF & Gulf Air

Absolutely unbelievable. I know IF200 for their low standards and that they are clueless about how a 707's wing looks like, but this...

With the re-release of SAM26000 they had the chance to...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-24-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,147
Posted By Phantom
Re: IF200 Eastern DC-10-30 silver

I don't see how the stuff that IF200 has made over the years should have changed. They still produce at the same low quality (accuracy) level they always did - with a few exceptions. Every dog has...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-21-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,386
Posted By Phantom
Re: AVIATION 200 September Releases

Not just a different pylon for #1, but for all engines.
Compared to the 707-320B/C's JT3D's - including the announced model - the E-3A/B's engines are of a modified variant (TF33-PW-100A) and are...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-18-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,842
Posted By Phantom
Re: BBOX Lufthansa B707-300 Pair & IF200 Iran B707-300 National Airlines

You're exactly following the erroneous way the folks at the IF/AV200/BBX/whatsoever... factory seem to follow:
The position of the cockpit on this 707 mould is acceptable, though slightly too high....
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-20-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 213,277
Posted By Phantom
Re: Your latest a.net and jp.net photos.

Two from the holidays...

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Forum: Custom Made Models 07-14-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Phantom
Re: Question about Delta A310 color

If it's Airbus, it's not bare metal.;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-20-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,626
Posted By Phantom
Re: IF200 B747SP Iran Air, BBOX B727 Lufthansa & JXL MD-90

All I can see is a vague hint to what the real thing has.
This, the #2/4 pylons and the usual "everything printed too high" (what else, IF?) is a deal killer for me.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-08-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 213,277
Posted By Phantom
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-02-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 213,277
Posted By Phantom
Re: Your latest a.net and jp.net photos.

Some recent JP and Anet uploads from me:

FRA:
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Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-30-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,381
Posted By Phantom
Re: MD-88 fire

When viewing the video I wondered what took them so long to shut down the engines.
It looks like as if they evacuated through the port aft exit with the engine still running. Is this really part of...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-17-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,884
Posted By Phantom
Re: Need Help Identifying aircraft

Hmm, and I thought it's the other way round. At least when I saw US crews in FRA - could be wrong so.
Isn't a hat part of most pilots uniform but often is only worn occationally like for a...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-17-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,884
Posted By Phantom
Re: Need Help Identifying aircraft

Not sure where I missed the connection to Europe or UK in particular...
But what rules out US airlines like - going by the thread starters avatar - Midwest/Republic or probably US Airways?
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-05-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,696
Posted By Phantom
Re: LH 380 spotter party @SFO

Should be daily, yes.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-04-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Phantom
Re: Birthday Spotting - Condensations at YOW?

Great set of pictures, Jan, and belated birthday wishes.

Personally, I love pics in resolutions at 1280 and above - though my forum display does best if the pics are 1024px.
800px as lanceb...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-01-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,832
Posted By Phantom
Re: OMG ... WHAT a GORGEOUS DUO!!!

Having spend many hours with photoshop over the past weeks I seriousely wondered about all this discussion here.

Thanks for posting the EXIF's.
With a first glance at the pic I saw these many...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 04-12-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 213,277
Posted By Phantom
Re: Your latest a.net and jp.net photos.

4 from me:

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Too my amazement, this still is the only pic of this airframe on A.net:
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Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-31-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,025
Posted By Phantom
Re: Some pictures. Nuremberg NUE/EDDN. March 22, 2011.

Here are five more. This time at 1280px, low compression.

CRJ900 NextGen D-ACNM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5306/5576585219_51904fc2b1_o.jpg


737-86J D-ABBD...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-27-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,846
Posted By Phantom
Re: Aeroclassics releasing Transbrasil B727s

While I didn't count the posts I made about the AC 721/722 over the past seven years on 400sh, I'm sure barely any of them still exist.:confused:
Still, to me AC's mould is an insult to the 727 fan.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-27-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,463
Posted By Phantom
Re: KMIA Spotting

Great set of pictures and what a variety!
I wish we could get only 10% of all these DC/MD airframes. The DC-8 looks delicious.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-26-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 213,277
Posted By Phantom
Re: Your latest a.net and jp.net photos.

Absolutely. Love the light in this!


Cary, did you level the image in some way? I'm confused by the angle that looks more like a descent than a take off (climb) to me.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-26-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,025
Posted By Phantom
Some pictures. Nuremberg NUE/EDDN. March 22, 2011.

Thought I'd share some of my pics with you.

Comments, criticism etc. highly welcomed!


Early morning (0645local), -1 degree, runway 10 active.

Lufthansa Q400; D-ADHS; climbing away for the...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-10-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 213,277
Posted By Phantom
Re: Your latest a.net and jp.net photos.

First upload to JP in a long time, 4/4 accepted which quite amazes me.
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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-06-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,341
Posted By Phantom
Re: An old German banger - but what a beauty!

Not necessarily.
LH started to paint the reg. on the aft fuselage somewhen in 1965 I think, while sticking to the white stripe - the 707-330C, D-ABUA you showed in one picture also had it like the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-05-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,341
Posted By Phantom
Re: An old German banger - but what a beauty!

Of course not. These didn't appear before 1971/72. Moreover the entire artwork for these walkways is completely random and has nothing to do with what the real thing looked like.





Both...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-02-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,343
Posted By Phantom
Re: Worlds oldest 747 still going strong.

The aircraft in the first pic wears the old cowl in positions #1,2,3. #4 is a later cowl without these doors.
There could be several reasons for why #1+2 are closed.
Could be the aircraft operated...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-02-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,343
Posted By Phantom
Re: Worlds oldest 747 still going strong.

:rolleyes::envy:

In fact it seems like you're correct, Moin.
But we are not talking about engines but cowlings only.

The JT9D can be housed in two (3) different cowlings on the 747.
- The...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 02-16-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,118
Posted By Phantom
Re: O'Hare Spotting 2.13.11: On top of an 8ft pile of snow

Great set of pictures! Nothing better than a clear day with snow on the ground.
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-02-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,347
Posted By Phantom
Re: Phoenix jan. 2011 release pics

The total lengths is not so much different, but AFAIK the position of the wing is. WHile I don't have the exact figures at hand right now it at least looks strange to my eyes.
But PHX also used the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-02-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By Phantom
Re: NEW RELEASE: 1:200 Herpa Luftwaffe F-4F Phantom II ICE

Just one correction to the database though:

The F-4F is powered by the (GE) J79-MTU-17A.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-02-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By Phantom
Re: NEW RELEASE: 1:200 Herpa Luftwaffe F-4F Phantom II ICE

AWESOME, just AWESOME!!!!

Thank you Herpa.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 01-29-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,345
Posted By Phantom
Re: Plane Watching with a telescope:-D

Often did that when I was a kid and it was fun to identify all these aircraft.

Still do so every now and then, but now with a cam instead of a telescope. Not that these pictures are of any good...
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