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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Today, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By Big Al
Re: Diesel Nine Desires: A DC-9-30 Wishlist

Yes a good example of how 1:400 tooling has evolved in the past 21 years. I also have an Aer Lingus BAC 1-11 of similar design. Gemini Jets eventually produced the same release on a modern mould,...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,378
Posted By Big Al
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Big Al
Re: British Roses Pt1: Full-length Speedbird Trist

I've been singing that tune for years now ! :D
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By Big Al
Re: Corona virus causing China shipping delays ?

What could possibly go wrong ?;:)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/whisky110/Screenshot_20200216-180315.png...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By Big Al
Re: Corona virus causing China shipping delays ?

Looks like all my January delays are now within the UK Royal Mail system awaiting delivery. Hopefully see some tomorrow...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Big Al
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Big Al
Re: British Roses Pt1: Full-length Speedbird Trist

Yes a good read again Rich, I too have some of the reference materials quoted and Mr Birtles book in particular is a great source of all things 'Tristar'. I was so glad to be able to replace the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By Big Al
Re: NEW RELEASE: 1:400 Phoenix Models TAP Air Port

It's a 14 year old release so most likely sold out by now. I'd suggest saving a search on eBay and see if one pops up eventually ?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Big Al
Re: British Roses Pt1: Full-length Speedbird Trist

The recent Gemini Jets release is exactly that, but alas with the annoyingly too short landing gear.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-15-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By Big Al
Re: Diesel Nine Desires: A DC-9-30 Wishlist

Original livery BMA (British Midland) to modern standards would be nice. I have the Gen 1 Aeroclassics, nice but oh that massive screw !
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-15-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By Big Al
Re: Delta A321 Thank You livery

But would all those names be possible to reproduce in 1:400 ?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-13-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Big Al
Re: Any News From Pandamodel

I'm not expecting much news from China generally, until the virus is contained.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-12-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,378
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Model - 1:400 February 2020 Hints

Probs better to suggest one as opposed to a list. ...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-10-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Big Al
Re: The NG Thomas Cook 'Sunny Rainbow Heart' A330-

Sat-com dome error, it was mentioned on their facebook page as going out at discounted price rarther than melt them down.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-10-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Big Al
The NG Thomas Cook 'Sunny Rainbow Heart' A330-200.

I thought this one was going to come out discounted because of a manufacturing error ? I can only find it at full retail price, anyone else ?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-10-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Big Al
Re: Concorde BOAC what if?

Concorde would never have taken on the full BOAC livery as depicted owing to thermal issues. More likely all white with a blue BOAC text and tail mounted Speedbird. It was presented in this livery in...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-09-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,378
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Model - 1:400 February 2020 Hints

You do realise you can nominate a specific registration for consideration by NG and that they do often ask for suggestions ?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-09-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,378
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Model - 1:400 February 2020 Hints

Today's QF10, didn't fare so well, Yam Dreaming suffered an alleged tailstrike departing LHR in horrendous winds and was forced to return after fuel dump.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 02-09-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,307
Posted By Big Al
Re: The Wuhan Coronavirus

The relative speediness of your delivery though is not typical of current shipping times out of China and Hong Kong. Ebay have now added a note to their tracking info stating "Deliveries from China...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-09-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Big Al
Re: Dragon 1:400 Space Shuttle Questions

Yes that's what I'm referring to, nothing but dead air under my tail cone.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-09-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,378
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Model - 1:400 February 2020 Hints

Fair enough Adrian, but as ever, nobody is obliged to purchase. :cool:
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-08-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,378
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Model - 1:400 February 2020 Hints

Any idea how/why she ended up there in the first place ?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-07-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Big Al
Re: Dragon 1:400 Space Shuttle Questions

I found out how to remove the tail cone simply by dropping mine, but thankfully the three component parts were easily glued back together. I wasn't aware of any rocket boosters though ? Are/were they...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-07-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By Big Al
Re: Corona virus causing China shipping delays ?

Back to topic, I see eBay are now putting additional info on tracking page saying packages from China may be delayed.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/whisky110/PSX_20200207_175245.jpg...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-07-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By Big Al
Re: Corona virus causing China shipping delays ?

Dettol antiseptic liquid here in the UK lists effectiveness against Corona virus too. The thing is Corona virus is a group of flu viruses that this one resides within. SARS is another one, the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-05-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,378
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Model - 1:400 February 2020 Hints

I didn't get the first 757 release but do have the 2nd one and the Hogan 744.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-05-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,378
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Model - 1:400 February 2020 Hints

Look at these two bad boys, tell me you don't want them in your collection ! :cool::pLOL

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/whisky110/Screenshot_20200205-1644232.png...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-05-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,378
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Model - 1:400 February 2020 Hints

Have they tidied her up a bit since this picture was taken ? Maybe another livery option there, just requires some paper glue and a bag of sand ! :mad:

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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-05-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Big Al
Re: Concorde G-BOAG

Ah...good old G-BOAG. This was the first ever Concorde I saw, way back in October 1981, when she appeared at Glasgow Airport on a special charter to (IIRC) take winners of a local radio station...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-04-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,729
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Tristars we still might need

Yes indeed, but if said parts are already off or very loose, as is so often the case, then it should be easy enough with minimalist repair talent required. But no, if you are not confident about...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-04-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,378
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Model - 1:400 February 2020 Hints

Yes I'd take a battleship 757 produced to modern standards. Also looking for the two Her-Art-Here designs which I think NG are interested in doing. The two Iron Maiden tour 757's are possibly sitting...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-04-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,378
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Model - 1:400 February 2020 Hints

Loving the Tristar line up, will no doubt get them all. Is the 'white' Aer Lingus, this one ?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/whisky110/1580831683607.jpg...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-04-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,378
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Model - 1:400 February 2020 Hints

No A330's are in new livery yet AFAIK ?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-02-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,729
Posted By Big Al
Arrow Re: NG Tristars we still might need

Of course some skilful application of modellers masking tape could work wonders here too.LOL
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-02-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,729
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Tristars we still might need

How "well glued" our stabs, wings and everything are, has oft been the subject of debate. I suggest you test your stabs for "wiggle" before embarking upon such an endeavour. As for spare parts, NG...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-02-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,729
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Tristars we still might need

Why not 'wiggle' those stabs off and either paint them yourselves or ask NG to supply a replacement set in the correct colour ? Then get the next release right ?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-01-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,378
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Model - 1:400 February 2020 Hints

The three G-B*** Tristars could be the Negus 500's in British Airways/British and British Airtours varieties. I think it's too soon to be Court as these were only suggested recently. They could also...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-31-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By Big Al
Re: Corona virus causing China shipping delays ?

But if everyone is on holiday what are they flying exactly ? Hence my original question.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-30-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By Big Al
Re: Corona virus causing China shipping delays ?

Presumably Chinese New Year has an effect too ?

https://www.easyship.com/blog/hong-kong-chinese-new-year-shipping-deadlines-2020
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-30-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By Big Al
Corona virus causing China shipping delays ?

I note that I have 5 models currently inbound from Hong Kong that, according to shipping/tracking info have not left Hong Kong in 10 days and ought to have arrived by now in the UK for processing if...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-30-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Big Al
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-29-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG British Airways 'British' L-1011-200 G-BGBC

Yeah the BA 757 G-BIKB was an attempt at that, we got original Negus and Utopia versions. Just need a Landor and a DHL.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-29-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG British Airways 'British' L-1011-200 G-BGBC

AFAIK the unsold models that have been produced for the Gatwick and Heathrow fairs, re-enter general circulation for sale generally. This is of course largely down to the sterling efforts of Keith...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-28-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By Big Al
Re: Interesting stuff!

Yes and it would join a unique band of BA models with US registration numbers. I think the AC 762 in Landor was the most recent ?

As for that ghost story, I love it. As much as I am skeptical...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-28-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG British Airways 'British' L-1011-200 G-BGBC

Indeed so and with the arrival of the more flexible 757 then 767, several BA Tristar 100's were farmed out to British Airtours (later Caledonian) for charter use. The 200's found new roles in...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-28-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By Big Al
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-28-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG British Airways 'British' L-1011-200 G-BGBC

Maybe a special edition for the next LGW fair in April ? :cool:
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-26-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 111,177
Posted By Big Al
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

NG British Airways Tristar 200 with all the I's dotted. Very nice indeed ..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/whisky110/IMG_20200126_144301.jpg...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-26-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By Big Al
NG British Airways 'British' L-1011-200 G-BGBC.

Now reissued with a full complement of dotted I's and also after the other printing mishap that saw the initial run with the printing for the 100 on the 200 and vice versa.

This was disappointing...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-26-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,273
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Model - Hints for JAN 2020

Yes indeed, a happy Spring Festival to all at NG and in China. Good timing too as my BA Tristar with all the dotted I's has arrived.
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