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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-31-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,666
Posted By mach25
Re: Do you have a rare model? Please share yours

Not sure if I consider anything rare anymore. However, these 3 Japan Airlines Aero Mini models, were removed from their respective boxes and saw daylight for the first time, probably since the 1970s....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-17-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By mach25
Re: Orbital L-1011, Rejected by Retailers in Japan

Not sure what the Japanese distributor will do with them. Perhaps send it back to the factory or dumped at a second hand outlet shop which handles defective products? Perhaps fixed back at the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-16-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By mach25
Orbital L-1011, Rejected by Retailers in Japan

After an extremely long wait since announcement, the Inflight 200, Orbital ATK L-1011 model, finally arrived at the Japanese retailer (including my brother's store) this past week. Unfortunately, all...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-01-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By mach25
Re: Janet 737's

SM200 produced this particular model some years ago in limited numbers. Horrible seller in Japan (for obvious reasons). 3 models sat on the retailer's shelves, for years upon years (they tried...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-03-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,140
Posted By mach25
ANA B777-9 (ANA Official Models)

Recently arrived at the Japanese retailers and Festa shops in Japan. Two different variations of the ANA B777-9 in 1/200th scale (Ground and Inflight versions - folded winglet etc. Photo of model...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-03-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,024
Posted By mach25
Re: Can You SEE Anything Wrong With This Picture

So not to post anything which maybe in error, I just talked to the Ebay Trust and Safety Resolution Center in the US, and they affirmed that for dispute claims for “Item not as described” or...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-03-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,024
Posted By mach25
Re: Can You SEE Anything Wrong With This Picture

Having sold on Fee-bay as a Top Rated Seller for several decades (out of the US and Japan) and selling/shipping over 6,300+ items, I've had only a few issues with buyers (about 5 buyers, out of...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-22-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By mach25
Re: Psa l1011

My brother's hobby company and retail shop in Japan, sold the PSA L-1011 belly skid pad for the Inflight Model (consigned by the Tachikawa - Yokota Aero-modeling Club). The set also had the All...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-01-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,316
Posted By mach25
Re: 1/200 JC Wings Boeing 747 Dreamlifter 747-400LCF

One additional photo. I do believe that there are still engineering issues to be resolved with the hinge mechanism and tail support (open configuration). Impressive nonetheless.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-01-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,316
Posted By mach25
1/200 JC Wings Boeing 747 Dreamlifter 747-400LCF

1/200 JC Wings B747-400LCF Dreamlifter, with opening rear fuselage at the Tokyo Hobby Show this weekend. Prototype model has the winglet. According to the distributor, the price is estimated at...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-01-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,720
Posted By mach25
1/200 P-8 Poseidon by Gemini

1/200 Gemini P-8 Poseidon prototype model as seen at the Tokyo Hobby Show this weekend.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-30-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,314
Posted By mach25
Re: IF Pan Am 741 wind trials nose N732PA

2 retailers in Japan received 4 model each. Another Japanese retailer ordered 3 models. Total: 11 models.

PROBLEM: Nose probe attached to the fuselage with adhesive/glue only. 9 out 11 had the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-03-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,105
Posted By mach25
Re: Gemini 200 Hints for July 2016

#5 Perhaps......P-8 Poseidon. 2 aircrafts deployed to Perth during the Malaysian Airlines search, longer than the original variant.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-18-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,631
Posted By mach25
re: Posts by the same person? Using several different member names??

So this is like the movie "Fight Club"? ..... Interesting :rolleyes:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-18-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,131
Posted By mach25
Re: Inflight 200 Boeing 747SP House Color IF2747SP0515

We're looking at the model (3 which are unsold) here at the retail store in Japan, and unfortunately, the wingtips are not like the one you posted (which looks nicer). Two of the model have the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-08-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,500
Posted By mach25
Re: A Quick Show Of Hands

I just reposted a thread regarding tarnishing from December 2015 that I started for your reference.

Thread titled:

Tarnished & Staining (Polished Metal Models).... Report by Dupont Polymers...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-08-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,411
Posted By mach25
Re: Tarnished & Staining (Polished Metal Models).... Report by Dupont Polymers and Pa

There is another thread regarding tarnishing on the American MD80, so I thought I would bring this thread back up.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-28-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,436
Posted By mach25
re: Zinc rot (or Powdery Rot) on Gemini 200 models??

I thought I would "perhaps" shed some light in the explanation of the potential issues of metal degradation or "rot" as commonly called.

I am the person in Japan that asked my brother who is a...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-30-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,564
Posted By mach25
Re: INFLIGHT 1:200 Boeing 747SPs (with photos searched from around)

Thank you for the photo and reply. The retailers also saw this photo and others with the extended aerial. I guess I should have been a bit more specific, there isn't even a "nub" of an antenna per...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-29-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,564
Posted By mach25
Re: INFLIGHT 1:200 Boeing 747SPs (with photos searched from around)

(If I missed the following topic which may have been discussed in an earlier thread, my apologies)

Several Japanese retailers received the Inflight 200 Boeing 747SP in "House" Colors, however, all...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-17-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,411
Posted By mach25
Re: Tarnished & Staining (Polished Metal Models).... Report by Dupont Polymers and Pa

I just emailed him this morning. I'm sure he's very appreciative of everyone's thanks.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-17-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,411
Posted By mach25
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-17-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,411
Posted By mach25
Tarnished & Staining (Polished Metal Models).... Report by Dupont Polymers and Paints

After visiting relative's aviation hobby shop in Tokyo in late August, he showed me two "huge" stacks of Inflight 200, Aviation 200 models which had heavy tarnishing and staining in the polished...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-25-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By mach25
Re: Airline Model Manufacturers: Einstein's definition of insanity

You're right, it does make it sound better with Einstein's name attributed to it. I guess there's been a lot of debate to this also, on who actually said it or how it was said and interpreted as.
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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-25-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By mach25
Airline Model Manufacturers: Einstein's definition of insanity

Having sat on the sidelines for years reading the debates (often heated with and without merit) and comments about the manufacturer's (Inflight, JC Wings, Gemini etc.) attention to detail, quality...
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