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Forum: What if ??? 02-20-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: What if??? Die Cast could fly

Thanks, Ironclaw.

Good times in the hanger today converting my DragonWings 1:400 China Eastern A321, to wheels-up configuration. Like its looks much better now.

Also put together a display base...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 02-19-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: Monkeyshines or a case of Monkeying around? Either works

"...a bar staff oversight that ended with the monkey drinking some rum and taking the knife."

"...the [monkey] will go to the ... IBAMA where staff will evaluate if it can be safely returned to...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-13-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,445
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: The FOUR Current Canadian Airlines most overlooked by diecast model makers

Greetings all,

Forgive me for reviving an old thread, but I feel compelled to revisit it for comment.

Agree with the above requests for a 1:400 737-200 in Air Inuit livery. The video Canopy...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-13-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,471
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: PandaModel 1:400 TIBET AIRLINES A320SL B-1682

Always good having an extra set of eyes looking at this. Thanks, Lou. Strange, I had airfleets bookmarked, but overlooked it. I'll re-organize references into their own folder so that doesn't...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-12-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,471
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: PandaModel 1:400 TIBET AIRLINES A320SL B-1682

Oh, it looks o.k. to me model-wise. Looks like its made for an acrylic rod support. I like a sturdy stand. I'd probably consider acquiring one for a future leg of a die cast around-the-world flight....
Forum: What if ??? 02-12-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: What if??? Die Cast could fly

Hello all,

My DragonWings 1:400 A321, reg. B-2290, cools down on the apron for routine maintenance. It added four more waypoints in China to my A-T-W journey. She is in deferred maintenance for a...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-07-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,017
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: PandaModel new model China Force Y-20

Hi Guys,

Very possibly a Y-20 positioned on a runway to nowhere, a run-up taxiway I'm thinking. It's at an obscure airport outside of Xi'an.

Google earth coordinates: 34 38' 48"N 109 14'...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-06-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: New idea for displaying models

Hello Al,

Excellent. Air Navigation chart underlays will give viewers a sense of the adventure and knowledge of geography that goes with flying. Bravo.

Here's my die cast B-2 Spirit using a...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-05-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,256
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: New A-10 desert camouflage for Syria with new warthog face too

A-10 pushed out to 2022 is great news, Doug. One of my favorites.

Remember back when it was brand new in the USAF inventory. Doing an Army exercise at Fort Irwin, CA, 1980. Back before it...
Forum: What if ??? 02-05-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: What if??? Die Cast could fly

Hello DA.C readers. Perhaps a review of how this is evolving into an around-the-world (A-T-W) die cast flight may be of interest. It also avails me the opportunity to include earlier flight legs into...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-04-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,017
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: PandaModel new model China Force Y-20

The Y-20 '783' may prove an interesting addition to a military transport collection, despite its toy-like appearance.

In my search for destinations for die cast flights, I happened upon the...
Forum: What if ??? 01-31-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: What if??? Die Cast could fly

Time for an update. Yes, die-cast really can fly. At least virtually.

My VP-BRF, Phoenix 1:400 Aeroflot B737-800 is off the runway and on the apron for periodic maintenance. Having done great...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-30-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,193
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: Hello guys! I love airplanes in house colors

Thanks, papabear. New here to this die-cast airliner collecting. I'm learning the jargon and terminology as I go. I remember things best after I've put my foot in my mouth. :o

Collecting...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-30-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,193
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: Hello guys! I love airplanes in house colors

Greetings papabear747,

Welcome to the forum. Handsome collection you have there. Well displayed too. You'll find lots of collectors here interested in house colors. :D

I see you list your...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 01-24-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,051
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: When do you shower

And I thought I was the only one. Must be a southern thing. Grab a bar of soap when it rains and head outside.

Cheers, and happy collecting, ArnoldC
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-16-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,740
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: A Collector's First Model

Great first model, stiching6. Voodoo is a cold war classic. Dramatic coloring to boot.

Here's my first. Road Champs Douglas C-47. Almost forgot I even had it. Began collecting 1:400 airliners last...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-10-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: I'm going to build a model airport

Hello Simon. Welcome to the forum. You're new at this hobby? Me too.

Scroll down another level in this forum to 'Custom Creations' > 'Airport Creations'. Very possibly you'll get more info...
Forum: What if ??? 01-09-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By ArnoldC
What if??? Die Cast could fly

This is an aspect of the hobby I had not anticipated when collecting began last fall. The resources of flightradar24, Google Earth and Wikipedia make it possible to create a virtual travelogue of...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-08-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,842
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: PLEASE let 2016 be the year of...

I'd buy a Tu-104 in 1:400. To my eye, it is an attractive airframe.

Especially after researching it on Wiki and finding it initially flew with a crew of five. Love the navigator nose. In...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-23-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 108,075
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Airfleets works for me. Bookmarked it as a resource for future use with 1/400 purchases. Thanks for the info on the now 4K-AZ79.

'C'
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-22-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 108,075
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Hi guys,

Your latest 1/400 purchases are looking good. Muddling along here with my latest. Azerbaijan Airlines A319. Stuck in Kiev awaiting a return flight to Baku. Virtual, of course.
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-15-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 108,075
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Hello all,

Phoenix-model Airbus A319-111. Azerbaijan Airlines Reg. 4K-AZ03. My first Phoenix, and my first airbus. Really had difficulty getting a usable image for some reason. That's why the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-11-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,657
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: The Airlines of Hawaii in My Collection

Hello Richard. Nice collection. Really hope you get to make the trip. By virtue of its unique location, Hawaii has always had a rich airline history.

Agree, Aloha Air representation is a...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-07-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 108,075
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Boeing B 737-530. Lufthansa Reg. D-ABIR, City of Anklam.

Lufthansa was the first customer for the B 737. Figured it best to have one in the collection. D-ABIR remains an active airframe, making...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-02-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 108,075
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Wow, Canopy. That is an attractive airliner. Clicking on the image brings up a full tail view on imgur.

Have you had an opportunity yet to research flight history of the airframe?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-31-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 108,075
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Hello, and thanks for the welcome, guys. The avatar? It reminds me of an old-school aircraft instrument gauge. That, and I wanted to select an avatar I could actually see...aging eyes and all.:D
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-31-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 108,075
Posted By ArnoldC
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Greetings all,

My latest 1/400 purchase is also my first. Gemini Boeing 737-200C. Aloha Air Cargo livery.

Research showed both Aloha Air Cargo and the 737 as interesting subjects. Figured it...
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