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Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models Today, 02:06 PM
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Posted By fordxgt
Re: My Most Expensive Model Yet

Since I don't have my own 3D printer, I paid for someone else's time and materials. The print itself was a little over $300 and the hardware (nuts, bolts, washers, and 4 bearings) was $56. If you...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models Today, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 70
Posted By fordxgt
My Most Expensive Model Yet

I just commissioned this cutaway engine model to be 3D printed and then assembled it myself. It measures approximately 16.5 inches long and 8 inches wide and the 777 in the picture is 1:200 scale so...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 01-31-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Source for finding Reg. Nos. of older flights

I used to use flightstats.com for this but they have since moved to a subscription model for all historical flight data for the low low cost of $25/mo :eek: whereas it used to be 100% free
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-27-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By fordxgt
Re: New Display Case

I swapped the incandescent bulb for a whiter brighter LED and it makes a world of difference and should be a lot cooler for the models. I forgot to take a picture so I'll post one later.





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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-17-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By fordxgt
Re: New Display Case

Thanks everyone, I am really pleased with it!



Oh yeah, there's a few missing, I'd love one of the Susan G. Komen 777 samples and the Veterans 757 as well!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-16-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By fordxgt
New Display Case

Found this in the clearance section of a local furniture store and one of the salesman said it was special ordered then cancelled so I got it for 1/4 of the original price. I was surprised my lady...
Forum: 1:200 Models 01-08-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By fordxgt
Forum: Diecast Airplane 12-11-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Future release GeminiJets 1:200 announcement

Although it shows as available to pre-order, I am getting this error for the UAL 727:

"The quantity requested of United Airlines B727-200 (1:200) is unavailable at this time."
Forum: General Squawk Talk 12-10-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,829
Posted By fordxgt
Re: 15% Off eBay Coupon

My apologies, I should have read the fine print. It says

"Who’s eligible for the Coupon?
By invitation only and applies to fordxgt; do not forward.

1. Shop for eligible items. (See below for...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 12-10-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,829
Posted By fordxgt
Re: 15% Off eBay Coupon

Strange, I tried it on a random model and it worked. Did you try on a buy it now or an auction?
Forum: General Squawk Talk 12-09-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,829
Posted By fordxgt
Re: 15% Off eBay Coupon

10% off site wide with code TENTREAT
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-14-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By fordxgt
Re: 727s with winglets x 2

I got the Amerijet already and am waiting for my ZeroG to arrive. I love these models so much! Both have fantastic liveries!





As far as winglets go, I tend to prefer them although they look...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-05-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Switching from 1:200 to 1:400

I appreciate everyone's feedback and it seems like the consensus is collect what you want but most lean towards 1:200 for the size and detail.



Now that you mention it, I do remember reading...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-04-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By fordxgt
Switching from 1:200 to 1:400

Has anyone sold off their 1:200 collection and downsized to 1:400?

I used to prefer 1:200 for their detail and better wing joints but today's 1:400 are very well made and there are a lot more...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-31-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,122
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Gemini 200 November Releases

Is it unusual for Gemini and JC Wings to produce the same model in the same livery?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-22-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,022
Posted By fordxgt
Re: 1/200 GeminiJets DHC-8-300 Wish List

+1 on the Air New Zealand new and old liveries! I'd buy one of each!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-17-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By fordxgt
Re: 727 inspiration for GJ

Sort of off-topic but why does Gemini always shy away from Boeing House colors? 99% of them are made by JC, IF, and Phoenix. I really want a 727-200 in the Boeing livery of the time
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-17-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By fordxgt
Re: JC 200 Future Releases November and Beyond

Easyjet is really underrepresented in 1:200. I would love A321neo G-UZMA
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-17-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By fordxgt
Re: JC 200 Future Releases November and Beyond

This oneworld 767 would be a good donor!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-16-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,764
Posted By fordxgt
Re: JC 200 Future Releases November and Beyond

Is this with winglets? Looks like it wore the oneworld livery before and after the winglet mod
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-01-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By fordxgt
Gemini AA 727-200 Astrojet

This is probably my new holy grail

https://i.imgur.com/ZAViwnO.png
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-19-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 783
Posted By fordxgt
Re: SAS new livery.

The stripe on the engine nacelle is so forward, it looks like the robbed the inlet cowl from another plane. They should either paint the entire nacelle the same color or move the stripe back like...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-11-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 791
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Cost of Developing a Mould

I would be interested to know the cost of a 1:400 mould vs a 1:200 mould for the same aircraft type.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-03-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,332
Posted By fordxgt
Re: JC Wings 1/200 IBERIA Boeing 727-200

Show them a picture of the JC Wings box art that clearly depicts a red I and a yellow B

https://gramha.net/media/2067546717498570364
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-03-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Southwest 737 Emergency Markings Question

Yeah, I know that at AA, there was a big effort to standardize all of the exterior markings drawings used for painting (each fleet type has its own drawing) so that they are as uniform as possible. I...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-03-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By fordxgt
Re: InFlight200 Amerijet 727-200F

https://i.imgur.com/YKGDW9P.jpg
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-03-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Gemini TWA 727-200 red stripe

I just put my order in! Lots of good 727 models coming soon!
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Southwest 737 Emergency Markings Question

On the one that didn't have the updated markings, was it in the new livery?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-30-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By fordxgt
Re: InFlight200 Amerijet 727-200F

I grabbed these from their FB page

https://i.imgur.com/dqsBHQg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Ng1JCXu.jpg
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-29-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By fordxgt
Re: InFlight200 Amerijet 727-200F

True! Although I expected the ZeroG 727 to be the first one with winglets since it was announced first.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-29-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By fordxgt
InFlight200 Amerijet 727-200F

I cannot wait to add this beauty to my collection!

https://i.imgur.com/Uqk1Yc8.jpg
Forum: 1:200 Models 08-20-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Phoenix Air New Zealand 777-300ER ZK-OKO Smaug

Thanks billville! I've had eBay alerts set up for a while but there's only ever 1:400 :(

Good luck will your search for the LH 748 as well!
Forum: 1:200 Models 08-19-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Phoenix Air New Zealand 777-300ER ZK-OKO Smaug

Bumping this thread because I'm still on the hunt. Any leads are appreciated!
Forum: 1:200 Models 08-12-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By fordxgt
Re: 1/200 Inflight Southwest B727-200 N561PE MIB

It didn’t sell at $300 so naturally they raised the price to $350 + $12 shipping
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-09-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Diecast Airplane Store

I think you are refering to diecastairplanestore.com (I'll call it DAS for short) who used to be called Diecast Airplane Shop. I once preordered some Gemini 200 models from them a couple years ago....
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-09-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 543
Posted By fordxgt
Re: If you could take a ride

I don't know if I ever flew on one in my childhood (I'm 26 now) but I would love to fly on my favorite aircraft, a 727-200. I think the only way I could do it now is to spend $5k :eek: on a Zero G...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-01-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,415
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Most difficult model for you to find?

I've been searching for the Phoenix 1:200 Air New Zealand 777-300ER in the Smaug livery for over two years now. I'm starting to wish I collected 1:400 because there are a lot available in that scale.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-14-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,979
Posted By fordxgt
Re: El Aviador Models 1/200

Will these El Aviador Models be available for purchase at all retailers?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-14-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,979
Posted By fordxgt
Re: El Aviador Models 1/200

Definitely picking up that Amerijet! Such a great livery!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-07-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By fordxgt
Re: NG Models New 1:200 Scale BizJets Pt1: G550

The most notable exterior differences are the nose shape, cockpit windows, and the G550 has 7 passenger windows per side and the G650 has 8 per side.
Forum: 1:200 Models 06-04-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Phoenix Air New Zealand 777-300ER ZK-OKO Smaug

Bump! This one is turning out to be quite elusive!

https://i.imgur.com/9LxLQqn.jpg
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-30-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,908
Posted By fordxgt
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-30-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By fordxgt
Re: NG Models New 1:200 Scale BizJets Pt1: G550

I wasn't expecting a biz-jet but I think this could be a successful mould! I can see the USAF VIP and USCG C-37A variant selling well. Additionally, I would personally love to see some of the old...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-09-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By fordxgt
Re: NG Model - 1:200 May 2019 "Hints"

Are there any new moulds planned for 1:200?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-09-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Why no AA 777-200 in new standard livery yet?

I've been wondering the same thing, especially after multiple releases of the AA 777-300ER, there must be demand for the -200ER
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-26-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,652
Posted By fordxgt
Re: JC Wings 200 May Announcement

I was thinking the same thing, especially when there are 767-300s for sale in the $70-80 range
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 04-21-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Fifth door on the 777-9?

The wing obstructs it in this picture. You can see here that it has 5 doors

https://i0.wp.com/thepointsguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/777X-1.jpg?fit=2048%2C2048px&ssl=1
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-04-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,912
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Gemini 200 April Releases

ANZ neo for me!

On another note, I really wish they would make all of the AA retro jets in 1:200. 1:400 gets all the love.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-27-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By fordxgt
Re: NG Model - 1:200 March Release "Hint"

N809CA - DL SkyWest CRJ100ER?
N97XSW - UA SkyWest CRJ200?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-22-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,515
Posted By fordxgt
Re: JC Wings March Announcement

This one must have been sitting for a while because I got one in 2017 from eztoys. Same registration, no pax windows, dreamliner livery, and it is also XX2181
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