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Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-19-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By NYCAAer
Re: BA Reveals Special Blue A320neo Livery

Your pics look better than the ones on the BA Media Centre website! Awesome photos!
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-19-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: BA Reveals Special Blue A320neo Livery

I have this aircraft reg. G-TTNA by GJ 200 in the standard livery, Iím sure itíll be released by somebody.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-15-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By NYCAAer
Bowling shoe livery was the best in the 1990s....

Bowling shoe livery was the best in the 1990s. Wasn’t too keen on the silver NWA livery to follow in the early 2000s. A friend of mine was a flight attendant for NW (now with DL) and I asked him what...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-15-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By NYCAAer
Interesting. I wasn’t even aware BOAC had...

Interesting. I wasn’t even aware BOAC had Constellations, just knew they went the Stratocruiser route and later the short-lived Britannia in that era. Equally interesting is the U.S. registration...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-13-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,662
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: JC200 September Release Announcement

I did miss the first release! Not sure how I did because I check in here every other day or so, and I get email notices from my favorite online retailers.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-07-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,337
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Show Your Latest 1:200 Purchase

Cool that you got the experimental AA livery 720B. When it was introduced in 1968, there was an employee uproar because there was no eagle in the livery and they started a “Save the Eagle” campaign....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-07-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,662
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: JC200 September Release Announcement

A British Airways A320 Landor will be nice! The rest arenít part of my collecting criteria.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 08-27-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Lufthansa CEO: The A380 Obviously Will Not Com

According to the second quarter financial release by Qantas, 2 A380s will be retired, leaving 10 in the fleet, so theyíll be around a while, if Australia ever opens up.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 08-25-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: TWA Captain Lapel Wing (1970s)

You got yourself a real bargain! Congratulations!

Another website that I use as a reference for my collection of wings of U.S. carriers is stanwing.com. Great website and has more information...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-23-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,337
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Show Your Latest 1:200 Purchase

The BAC-1-11! Such a great little plane! The Braniff example you have was sold to Allegheny after the merger with Mohawk because they wanted more BAC-1-11s to replace the FH-227s they didnít want....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-22-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,421
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: 1:200 Boeing 747 Thread - Show Yours

Thatís the only 747 I have in my whole collection, too, and I cherish it, I have the Gemini version of the BOAC 747-100. Maybe some time Iíll get the GJ Pan Am version in delivery colors, and Iíd...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-22-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,767
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Trump 757 1:200

Iíve got 3 new cowboy hats and a pair of boots. Will probably join a shooting range when I get down there, itís a good way to meet people and make new friends. Iíve spent a lot time there in the past...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-22-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,932
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: One of my rarest models....

Awesome livery. I think Air Seychelles is phasing out the 330s in favor of A350s. Flew to CDG multiple times in March, April, May and June, and noticed an Air Seychelles aircraft on the tarmac but...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-22-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: JC WINGS= FANTASY WINGS new GSE

Really nice! I just got an email from Jetway Models that JC has some really well-executed jetbridges up for pre-order. They look like the glass ones at Paris-CDG.

Good to see the ground equipment...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-21-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,337
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Show Your Latest 1:200 Purchase

Although I was born after the days of Idlewild, I remember seeing AF 707s in the early 1970s at Montrťal-Dorval. Itíll always be Dorval to me! There used to be a gift shop in the terminal that sold...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-20-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,767
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Trump 757 1:200

Oh no! Iím from upstate and weíre not like NYC. Iím going to DFW, you couldnít pay me enough to live in Austin with whatís happened there.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-20-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,337
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Show Your Latest 1:200 Purchase

Arrived yesterday, Inflight 200 Air France 707-328 ďCh‚teau de Chambord,Ē in 1960s delivery colors with polished belly.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-17-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Inflight 200 American 767

Nice to see the AA 763 released without the winglets, in its original configuration. I didnít pre-order, but the pictures make me want to order one.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-12-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,337
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Show Your Latest 1:200 Purchase

Nice contrast of the 1990s Air France livery and the latest incarnation of the livery. The revised livery really adds something to the Eurowhite, I have the Gemini AF A350, beautiful model. The...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-12-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,337
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Show Your Latest 1:200 Purchase

I think so! Same registration number, same box. I found it from a retailer in California, jetcollector.com. Itís a gorgeous model. Next Iíd like a decent BOAC Super VC-10 in the last livery.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-11-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,337
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Show Your Latest 1:200 Purchase

Hereís my JC Wings BOAC VC-10 Standard in the delivery scheme- -
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-10-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,337
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Show Your Latest 1:200 Purchase

This thread was a great idea, kudos to the original poster of it! I just got the JC Wings BOAC VC-10 Standard in delivery colors, not a new release, but new to me. Iíll post pics later. How did I...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-10-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,767
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Trump 757 1:200

Iíve bought a couple models from a retailer in California of all places, and Iím still living in NY State for the next couple of months (Texas here I come, yíall!), and they havenít charged me sales...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-09-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,767
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Trump 757 1:200

I contacted the buyer after speaking to fleaBay customer service and apparently the buyer wasnít aware that the state where they live now charges sales tax on online purchases, so they have to pay...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-09-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,491
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: JC WINGS 200 August announcement

Add to the list interactive models with lifting noses on cargo aircraft and opening cabin doors on some models. I wouldnít be surprised if descending rear air stairs on aircraft like the Caravelle,...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 08-09-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Lufthansa CEO: The A380 Obviously Will Not Com

At least British Airways is keeping theirs, theyíve signed a contract for the heavy maintenance on them for another 5 years, indicating that theyíll be around for a while. I saw one at Heathrow last...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-09-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,337
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Show Your Latest 1:200 Purchase

JC Wings American L-188 Electra. The International Orange livery is a bit neon, but not a true red like the Hobby Master version that I have that was released ten years ago. The propeller spinners...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-09-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,767
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Trump 757 1:200

I may have to relist my Trump 757. The buyer just sent me a message through eBay that they donít want to pay the sales tax and they want me to remove it from their bill. I told them that I donít...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-08-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,767
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Trump 757 1:200

The questions people ask about the models are so nitpicking, itís beyond ridiculous. They expect these models to be absolutely flawless when placed under intense spotlights with a magnifying glass. I...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-08-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,767
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Trump 757 1:200

Whoops! This is the first time I’ve ever posted a picture on the site. Why did it end up upside down? Apologies for that!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-08-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,767
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Trump 757 1:200

367134

This is the model here. You practically need a magnifying glass to see the minuscule flaw.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-08-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,767
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Trump 757 1:200

I just sold my Trump 757-200 on eBay today, it went for $202.50. Iím still thinning out my collection as I get ready to relocate. There sure are some nitpickers out there. The model was in mint...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-22-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: First 1/200 model

Ah, memories! I remember buying Air Jet Advance Models from airline gift catalogs, American called theirs ďThe Great American Gift Catalog.Ē I canít remember the name of the USAir gift catalog. From...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-28-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Custom IF200 Air India B747-400 'Farwell Editi

Great review, I like your Maharajah with the model! I miss the days when airlines had a mascot. I remember years ago, Air Canada had a mascot named Mr. Beaver, or Monsieur Castor in French. He was a...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-25-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: John Travoltas new ride....

Wow! Thatís a real change from the 707! Nice livery, albeit a bit busy.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-25-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,851
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Why EBAY Sucks...

Ah yes, thatís where I read it! When threads get long, sometimes I forget the source of the quote!
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-25-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,851
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Why EBAY Sucks...

All good advice from everyone on here, actually! Iím learning as I go along.

What makes me believe itís a different model is that it was a spare Gemini 200 AA 777-200 I had in the original...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-25-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,851
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Why EBAY Sucks...

Latest excitement with eBay selling- buyer claims that the model arrived broken with the nose gear broken off and unable to be repaired. The pictures the buyer sent me are of the same type of model,...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-23-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,851
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Why EBAY Sucks...

I sent out a batch of models won in auctions last Tuesday night and a couple of the buyers received them on Thursday afternoon. One to Austin, TX and one to Boise, ID. Not bad considering I live in...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-23-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,272
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: What aircraft model 1:200 you want to get ?

Allegheny DC-9-30 and Allegheny DC-9-50 in the triple red ďthree shades of rustĒ livery, flew both back in the Ď70s as a kid.

And although itís been done by Phoenix 200 and Inflight 200, Iíd like...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-21-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,851
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Why EBAY Sucks...

Iím almost done selling off the models that Iím not keeping, had 5 auctions end last Tuesday night. I have a post office here in Manhattan thatís open until 9:00 pm, so sent out the models that were...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-20-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Under Representation in Your Collection

I donít think 83 1/200 models is modest, thatís a pretty good size collection! Iím trying to downsize my collection to the models that I really like, and not have a lot of stuff lying around in boxes...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-20-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,726
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: My collection / Baltman

The Negus L-1011 is beautiful. Good choice for adding to your collection!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-19-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: A300-B2 Air France (Hogan)

You know, I had thought about that! So I guess everyone is following the British example. Maybe Jean-Pierre knows why and he can chime in.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-19-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,259
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Least Liked Airframe?

When Lockheed introduced the Electra to its first customers in Palmdale, CA, the big wigs from American, Eastern, Braniff, Northwest and KLM all showed up and said ďwhere are the wings?Ē It had those...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-19-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,259
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Least Liked Airframe?

I love the 747, Iím surprised to see so many people who donít like the airframe! Maybe not as beautiful a widebody as a 777-300 or A350, but it holds a special place in my heart.

The BAC 1-11 was...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-19-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: A300-B2 Air France (Hogan)

Very nicely done, from the days of when we all collected plastic, before the advent of so much diecast in 1/200! If I remember correctly, Air France also used the A300 on scheduled services from JFK...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-17-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By NYCAAer
How to Get a Missing Antenna?

So, after much searching, I found a retailer who had a GJ 200 BOAC 747-100 for sale after I had sold off my first one on eBay and then deeply regretted it. Itís as gorgeous as the first one, I love...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-17-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,259
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Least Liked Airframe?

I think the A350 series is the first really attractive airframe built by Airbus, the A380 looks like a flying building, and the baby Buses are ďmeh.Ē A340 was kind of cool because of the 4 engines,...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-17-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: AC200 National DC-8-21 just landed

I always liked the Sun King livery. As a kid, I had a National DC-10 model kit by Aurora. Was a long time ago, back in the 1970s.

An interesting and useless bit of National trivia- before she was...
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