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Forum: Diecast Airplane 08-19-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Argosy
Re: Does 'Helmet 200 Models' still exist?

Welcome Will
An Air Antique guy :D

Helmet Models, Shed Models & Cloudbreak Models used to combine their efforts and were all represented on a web-site that is no longer active.

Have noticed...
Forum: Custom Made Models 07-23-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By Argosy
Re: My first custom progress: Heavylift 727

I always use enamel paint when hand painting my models. If paint fully dry when using masking tape it should be easily removed without picking up paint.

The decal approach for a tail design is a...
Forum: Custom Made Models 07-23-2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By Argosy
Re: My first custom progress: Heavylift 727

Welcome to the DIY model world.

Best to use masking tape to get a clear paint line divide. It's very difficult to get a smooth finish when hand painting. Don't use too much paint
and use a wide...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-21-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By Argosy
Re: HERPA DC-4 SWISSAIR "Unterwalden"

At least WM got the tail right JP! Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-14-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Argosy
Re: JFox + Inflight200

Good question. They all seem to have similar wing/fuselage joins. The only DC-9s I have are Gemini Jets which again may well be shared with JC Wings.

I believe the IF200 DC-9 tooling is different...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-14-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Argosy
Re: JFox + Inflight200

Same scheme Herpa did D-ALLB, IF200 are doing D-ALLA.

Herpa do borrow tooling for some of their releases. This may well be the JC Wings DC-9-30.

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-09-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,946
Posted By Argosy
Re: Gemini 200 new Mould Twin Otter

Sod's Law! Just got a few of these 3D printed models to do...
Argosy:rolleyes:
Forum: Custom Made Models 05-13-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By Argosy
Re: A Piper Cub

Another great model JP. A real little gem.

I think you’re being too hard on yourself. Especially when you download pictures and have it looking like a 1/48 scale model on the monitor!

It would...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-04-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Argosy
Re: ARD200 BA B767-300 GBNWV Landor

Appreciate when a model is of an a/c that you've been close to :D

Compromises are common in the diecast model world. It just depends on the individual if it is acceptable or not.

For example, I...
Forum: Custom Made Models 05-04-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By Argosy
Re: EuroManx BAe 146

Well you did ask LOL. You did a pretty good job of disguising it. The number of windows before the wing etc.
It was the use of a stand that actually gave it away to me.

I agree a hacksaw might...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-03-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Argosy
Re: ARD200 BA B767-300 GBNWV Landor

As I mentioned the actual engine fan width is 767 2.19m vs 757 1.88m.

At 1/200 that is 1.095cm and 0.94cm so a 0.155cm difference.

Sounds like IF200/ARD have used the same engine tooling for...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-03-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Argosy
Re: ARD200 BA B767-300 GBNWV Landor

Thanks for trying Jim.

I use the attach photos instead of insert image. Always had trouble trying it that way, don't know why?

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-03-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Argosy
Re: ARD200 BA B767-300 GBNWV Landor

Hi Jim

Interesting. They looked OK in model pics. Here are the 2 IF200/ARDs & the JC Wings. The 757/767 engine nacelles looked of a similar design & as the engine was only marginally different in...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-03-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Argosy
Re: ARD200 BA B767-300 GBNWV Landor

Hi there. Welcome to the forum...

Both BA 757-236 & 767-336ER had the Rolls Royce RB211 engine. The 767 had the RB211-524H and the 757, the less powerful RB211-535. Early 757s
had the 535C with...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-03-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By Argosy
Re: New IF Preorders

Optional landing gear is a relatively new feature in the 1/200 diecast world. The newer IF200 tooling, such as the 757 & 767 have it and now their TriStar
has been re-done. Chances are they may look...
Forum: Custom Made Models 05-03-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By Argosy
Re: EuroManx BAe 146

Another great custom.

I did note EI-CPJ was an Avro RJ70 :D

What was donor model? As I didn't think a short 146 had been done with a stand/hole.

Argosy ;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-03-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By Argosy
Re: New IF Preorders

Listed in emails from ARD and Waffle this morning.

IFDC100615P | InFlight200 1:200 | DC-10-10 Western Airlines N912WA (polished) ...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-02-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Argosy
Re: Convair B36 Peacemaker Western Models

Excellent addition Aviaction. It would get lost among all the 1/72 military stuff. Part of Western Models Classic Bombers & Utilities.

One of their gems, still a unique & impressive model. I do...
Forum: Custom Made Models 04-27-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,043
Posted By Argosy
Re: 1:400 Pilatus PC12

Hand painting a straight line is very difficult especially on a 1/400 PC-12 ;)

I too have ventured into 3D printed models with their quality improving and prices reducing. You can now get types...
Forum: Custom Made Models 04-21-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By Argosy
Re: Air france b 767-300

Another great model Jean Pierre. Sometimes after doing a DIY it then gets released!!!

Although in this case it sounds like an Air France 767 won’t be coming along anytime soon.

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-20-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Argosy
Re: April Aeroclassics200 releases

Aeroclassics do the earlier DC-8 variants, Srs 10, 20, 30, 40 & 50 with their different engines and the stretched DC-8-61. Inflight 200 DC-8s are the
later Srs 62 & 63 and more recently the Super 72...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-19-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Argosy
Re: A lunch of Air France DC 4s

Thanks JP for the Air France DC-4/C-54 model info. Always great to hear from you and see your pics. :D

I couldn’t resist the Herpa Aero Union fire bomber. My only criticism being the tail fin....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-11-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,051
Posted By Argosy
Re: Another new mould from JC in progress

JC Wings released 2 Korean Air 747SPs back in 2014. Most likely with borrowed tooling.

IF200 seems to have flooded market with every possible SP scheme including the P&W testbed.

At least JC...
Forum: Custom Made Models 04-08-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By Argosy
Re: Blue Islands Airways ATR 42-500

Another lovely custom ATR.

How about a British World ATR72?

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-08-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,722
Posted By Argosy
Re: New Inflight Releases for April 21

Will be interesting to see how IF do this exhaust staining on the TWA 727.

Seems a difficult thing to achieve and more suited to model makers with spray guns.

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-08-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By Argosy
Re: Sample Alert... Royalty

Interesting sample.

Looking at the engine pylons has the Jet-X 1/200 look. The later JC Wings had a more curved pylon.

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-29-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,391
Posted By Argosy
Re: Antonow An-225

Yeah, those guys in the fuel truck are going to be very busy!

One load might just about get the Antonov off the stand! :D

Nice pics. Having the "ground clutter" somehow brings them to life and...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-24-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,564
Posted By Argosy
Re: 1/200 IL-62 arrival

Back in 2012 there was a planned Herpa 1/200 plastic IL-62 announced in Cubana colours. It was to be jointly done with the Ukraine & followed
on from their AN-12. It failed to appear & was replaced...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-20-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,245
Posted By Argosy
Re: IranAir Boeing 727-200 Infligh200

VH-TBL had quite an eventful life. Whilst being prepared for the lease to Iran Air, someone turned on the wing fuel pumps
& fuel poured out of the open centre tank all over the place. Could easily...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-19-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,245
Posted By Argosy
Re: IranAir Boeing 727-200 Infligh200

Interesting choice for a Canadian exclusive. Would have thought a First Air freighter more likely :D

Does the Iran Air/Australian 727 have VH-TGL on engines? It was VH-TBL.

Most likely to be...
Forum: Custom Made Models 03-09-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,590
Posted By Argosy
Re: Dash 7 LONDON CITY AIRWAYS/EUROCITY EXPRESS

My pleasure.

Glad to see you stopped dithering and ended up doing both! You know it makes sense :D
Forum: Custom Made Models 03-09-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,590
Posted By Argosy
Re: Dash 7 LONDON CITY AIRWAYS/EUROCITY EXPRESS

Set up as an airline serving London City where the main passenger would be the “businessman”. Tail design chosen was a pinstripe suit
with handkerchief in the top pocket and a red tie blowing in the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-02-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By Argosy
Re: I'm still around!

Hello Graham

How are you & the Connies?

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-28-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Argosy
Re: SAAB 90 Scandia

Glad to help after JP's tip off :D

If you need an email address for Carsten Breiting as per newsletter, will send you a PM but was from 5 years ago.

Some of those models went for mega-bucks...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-27-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Argosy
Re: SAAB 90 Scandia

Well remembered JP.

Model was done by Carsten Breiting and was shown in the TOTS newsletter back in 2015.

Argosy LOL
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-27-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Argosy
Re: SAAB 90 Scandia

Now you don't see one of those every day :D

Another one I had my eye on! Even got as far as looking at doing either SAS or VASP decals for it as they have used DC-3 decals.

This seller has been...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-20-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By Argosy
Re: JC Wings Ryanair 1:200 "Say Yes To Europe" Ver

Welcome to forum. Only one way to find out. I would say is a good time to try, judging by some current prices. Model was released
in 2016 along with standard livery. Ryanair models are usually...
Forum: Custom Made Models 02-13-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By Argosy
Re: Brymon DHC Dash 7-100

Lovely custom job.

Was hoping Herpa might do this scheme although you may not have the same thought LOL

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-07-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Argosy
Re: British Eagle Viscount 700 Landed

Nice addition Stevec. Saw this on ebay but let you have it :D

Argosy:D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-06-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Argosy
Re: If200 cotam a342 f-rajb

The Inflight A340-200 has yet to appear in any form. So far 6 are now available on pre-order. As this was the first one, may turn up
in March after factory re-opens.

Argosy ;)
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-05-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Argosy
Re: Martin P6M-3 Seamaster US Navy

Western Models UK are the models that have been made in the UK after the original Western Models closed & the New WM was set up with manufacture
in the Far East. Fusion Monkey's olive drab C-46 is...
Forum: Custom Made Models 02-04-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,393
Posted By Argosy
Re: Gill Airways

Good to see this one come to fruition. Those "borrowed" Dowty Rotol props look ok LOL

Argosy :D
Forum: Custom Made Models 01-31-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By Argosy
Re: Junkers G 38

Another one :D

Thanks for sharing your efforts with these creations and the history of the actual aircraft.

Nice to see you finish what Derek & Chris started.

Argosy :D
Forum: General Squawk Talk 01-28-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,312
Posted By Argosy
Re: Which inaugural & final flights have you been

Most precious was being on my Dad’s last flight before his retirement on an Air UK Bandeirante into Stansted.

Then was on a few CAA route-proving flights. BAC One Eleven, BAe 146, ATR72, 2...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-28-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By Argosy
Re: In desperate need of your help

Nice to see the Gill come to fruition.

JC Wings have never done a 4 bladed ATR. Herpa did their last 4 bladed ATR42 in 2010. And the last ATR72 in 2012. Having since
resumed releases with the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-25-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Argosy
Re: JC 747-400 Blank

First job is to remove windows & doors, I use nail polish remover (acetone). Only make sure you use it on a base paint as have found it
removes any other layer of paint that has been put on top....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-22-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,806
Posted By Argosy
Re: JC200 PT II Late January Announcement

Nitpicker! Only kidding please don't anyone take offence. :D

I believe JC Wings did do another Iberia 727-200...

JC2IBE139 EC-CFA was quickly followed by JC2IBE140 EC-GCM with additional logo...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-22-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Argosy
Re: El Aviador .. 2 New Arrivals??

Hi Crownvic

I believe JP60 Aeromodelos is a retailer/distributor from Colombia & El Aviador have Conroe, Texas on their web-site.

Both seem to be commissioning loads of IF200 models mostly...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-20-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By Argosy
Re: Avro Ashton Western Models

Hi Jean Pierre.

Here's the Carvair. I did another one for a fellow ex-BAF friend :D

Before my time but remember them fondly as my Dad flew them.

Argosy :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-20-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By Argosy
Re: Avro Ashton Western Models

The use of glue is a lot less with metal kits which only have a few parts to assemble.

Saying that, the recent Herald kit did need a fair amount due to the way it was cast with several separate...
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