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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-14-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By Grizz
Re: Wings400.com FlyBe Embraer 170 & 195 Models

They're fantastic models, really pleased with them.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-09-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,601
Posted By Grizz
Re: Another British Airways A320 scheme

Oh no, she's coming back tonight Big Al, she's already on her way. You were right, she'd on the Glasgow tomorrow morning and hopefully back on the one that lands at 1415 at LHR. Might dodge the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-09-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,601
Posted By Grizz
Re: Another British Airways A320 scheme

She's in Larnaca at the moment Big Al and looks like that's the overnight stop, so should land at LHR around 1115 tomorrow morning. If so I'm going to pop down there for that and hopefully dodge any...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-08-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,601
Posted By Grizz
Re: Another British Airways A320 scheme

As I said on the other thread, going to be an absolute bunfight over colour shades when this is released in diecast. :D looking forward to it coming out though.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-08-2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Grizz
Re: BA Reveals Special Blue A320neo Livery

Gonna be an absolute bunfight over shades of blue when this is done in diecast! :D Already seen plenty of photos that look a lot darker than that photo due to different light conditions.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-03-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 875
Posted By Grizz
Re: Questions on Physical Model Shops!

Rare is such a subjective word as well in the diecast world. It really does all depend on what your collecting criteria/themes are.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-18-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By Grizz
Re: ARD New Release And Rereleases

It's using the Hogan mould isn't it? I've not got one of those, it's considered superior to the GJ one even though it's resin isn't it?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-04-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By Grizz
Re: JC 400 August Announcement

Erm as a self-confessed Bananaramarite (say that after a few beers!) I'll have you know the Bananarama have always been on the go, was meant to see them last year until covid hit. Rescheduled for...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-25-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Grizz
Re: Russian 1/200 from ARD

Insanely cool models and insanely wallet busting prices, but if I was single and living on my own I'd buy them :D:D

I might be very tempted by a couple of their turboprop in Aeroflot livery, so...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-25-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Grizz
Re: JC Wings l o n g lead times

With JCW you have to look at what are the imminent releases for that month, someone on here kindly highlights them in red, and what are the announced ones, but gawd knows when they'll turn up,...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-27-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Grizz
Re: GJ British Airways (BA Cityfyer) E-170

Picked mine up the other week and as you say, looks damn fine to my untrained eye! Lovely little model and a welcome addition to the fleet.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-21-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,016
Posted By Grizz
Re: Spotting a classic at FRA - and a few others..

Here we are chatting away about it and they go and send 4L-GEN into Heathrow as well! I wasn't able to get down there to see it, but hopefully it'll mean it'll come in again.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,209
Posted By Grizz
Re: Retailer Exclusive Models

Whilst a lot of what you say is true, to a certain extent, you seem to gloss over the one thing that makes all this possible and that's money. If they've moved from 1/400 to 1/200 specials then there...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-18-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,016
Posted By Grizz
Re: Spotting a classic at FRA - and a few others..

Yeah, it was a bit like a homecoming! My friend was cabin crew on it when it first flew with BA. He said it was a horrible plane to fly on. :D
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By Grizz
Re: Phoenix 400 June Announcement

With the 747 mould, yeah it's not good, but when there's nothing else available it'll do until something better comes along. I flew on a 747-400 to China with KLM in the scheme before the latest one...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-18-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,016
Posted By Grizz
Re: Spotting a classic at FRA - and a few others..

Funnily enough GeoSky brought 4L-GEO in yesterday to Heathrow. Was absolutely beautiful seeing a 747-200 come in, made an racket coming over the threshold to 27R. Loved it!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,209
Posted By Grizz
Re: Retailer Exclusive Models

Blimey, that's a bit unfair not just on ARD, but other UK retailers as well. They've done amazingly well in producing models to fill loads of gaps in the 1/200 BA fleet and most of them have to be at...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-15-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,016
Posted By Grizz
Re: Spotting a classic at FRA - and a few others..

Some great shots there. It's been a real boon down at Heathrow these last 18 months for cargo movements and new planes/liveries. Heathrow doesn't see a lot of dedicated Cargo apart from the regular...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-09-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,422
Posted By Grizz
Re: In Memory....DAC Member Passing

Blimey, use to love his photos. Blue skies mate!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-30-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,616
Posted By Grizz
Re: Corgi in deep stall mode

Rumours of Corgi's demise in the diecast market have been around ever since I've been collecting! Yeah they've gone through rough times, they've cut back drastically on the amount of releases each...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-27-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By Grizz
Re: Qatar Airways CEO: The Airbus A380 Was Our Big

I thought Al Baker had been out of the limelight for a bit. The A380 is a victim of circumstance and the conscious move towards twin engine operation. Give me an option to fly on one, I'd bite your...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-10-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By Grizz
Re: Have any of you flown the A380?

Been on Singapore Airlines A380 several times and it is a cracking experience even in economy. Absolutely lovely plane to fly on, very quiet, plenty of room, nice ambience.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-08-2021, 02:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,072
Posted By Grizz
Re: Aeroclassics May releases

The Austrian retro A320. Man I've been after that for years after flying on her.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-30-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,387
Posted By Grizz
Re: Unboxing my new GJ vs the DAC Frauds

Thought you'd been quiet for a fair bit. Must've been storing all that hate and vitriol up for weeks AK! �� Need to change the record mate, this one is getting a bit boring.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 04-17-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Grizz
Re: 2 passengers sue UA over engine explosion!

Well these things always attract litigation, so surprised its only two people tbh. Saying that, I've never been in a plane where the engine has exploded like that beside me, so they may well be...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 04-09-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By Grizz
Re: New Hardware for Adding Shelves to Ikea Detolf

Nice find! Hopefully as 3d printers get cheaper more of this type of thing will be in the realms of ordinary folk, but certainly an interesting solution to a problem that can be vexing sometimes.
Forum: Custom Made Models 04-08-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By Grizz
Re: Blue Islands Airways ATR 42-500

It's a cracking custom there mate. I actually saw my first ATR42-500 come into Heathrow at the weekend under the Loganair livery. Fantastic little plane!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-02-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 15,384
Posted By Grizz
Re: NG Model 1:400 February 2021 Release Photograp

Really? I don't think anyone really knows or will ever know what's happened/happening in the world of diecast aircraft apart from those in charge of the companies themselves. All we ever get is...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-28-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,080
Posted By Grizz
Re: NG Models: Box' artwork

Does this really have to get into an AC v NG slanging match every time we have one of these threads? It's really starting to become tedious in the extreme. I asked Crownvic to reopen the thread...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-28-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,080
Posted By Grizz
Re: NG Models: Box' artwork

I love the way they're coming at this from a few angles. Firstly they incorporate aspects of the livery and logo in the box art and blend it in without taking the attention away from the picture of...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-28-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,727
Posted By Grizz
Re: New Inflight Releases for April 21

I'm not sure I know what the Inflight Concorde mould is like. Is it the same one as the fantasy BOAC concorde?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-28-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,932
Posted By Grizz
Re: Announcement: Two New NG Model Moulds

Blimey! Did not expect that. Nice to see them taking a chance on something completely different.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-28-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By Grizz
Re: No/5 Bomber Landed

I have the original 9 Sqn one WS-B, as it was similar to the ones my Gran helped build early in the war. Corgi have done a fantastic job on this mould, absolutely blown away by the geodetic frame...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-28-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,080
Posted By Grizz
Re: NG Models: Box' artwork

The polarisation of fanboys and haters everytime an NG thread comes along is getting a little boring now. I get it, Aeroclassics and Gemini have their formulaic boxes, which keep the brand on mark,...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-15-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,139
Posted By Grizz
Re: Boac vc-10

Just got an update from ARD and they said they've just got them in and the previous email was an error. So they're on their way!
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-03-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By Grizz
Re: need help, whose livery is this?

It's Aloha Airlines, no idea of the reg though.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-03-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,139
Posted By Grizz
Re: Boac vc-10

Just got an email saying the model was no longer available? Did anyone get this at all? Not a lot has got me excited diecast wise this last 12 months, but this model did.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-10-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By Grizz
Re: UK orders

Sounds like you've had a proper run of bad luck, but it sounds like they're all ebay purchases? It's always buyer beware and ask for more photos, especially if you don't live in the same country. As...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-06-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,365
Posted By Grizz
Re: NG - mould vs artwork

You joke, but when I was selling a load of models on ebay, several prospective buyers messaged and asked did I handle the models with gloves when taking the photos. There's certainly a section of...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-05-2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,365
Posted By Grizz
Re: NG - mould vs artwork

Whilst I'm firmly in that camp as well, maybe being this obsessed with fine detail is how EC enjoys his hobby. It doesn't do anything for you or I, but it does for him, so I say fill your boots EC....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-27-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By Grizz
Re: Why ACT like this here?

I hear ya, but it's a luxury I don't have in either money or display space! I have my themes which I thoroughly enjoy, but if I bought this, it would sit in the loft gathering dust.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-27-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By Grizz
Re: Why ACT like this here?

Having seen the real thing landing at Heathrow this year, the model is a superb rendition of it. Doesn't come under my collecting themes, but she's still a beautiful model.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-23-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,993
Posted By Grizz
Re: NG Models Next 3 New Moulds Are...

I'm glad loads of people are happy, but it's all a bit snoozeville for me. I'm not sure what I expected really, but happy to see other collectors really excited.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-22-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Grizz
Re: Corgi George Beurling AA31914.

I've never bought an HM 1/48 Spitfire, though I did purchase a few of their Fw190s and a solitary Hurricane. I guess the main considerations for scale are how much space do you have to display them...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-19-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Grizz
Re: Corgi George Beurling AA31914.

I've collected Corgi since it's inception, only recently tailed off due to no more room. The GJ Spits are lovely models and they've produced some marks that Corgi didn't do. The dihedral is similar...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-19-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Grizz
Re: Corgi George Beurling AA31914.

The Corgi Spitfires have very little dihedral. It is what it is, tbh it really doesn't detract from the models themselves, I've got loads of them and they look just fine in the cabinets.

The...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-13-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,236
Posted By Grizz
Re: Nitpickers Whiners and Complainers

There will always be those types of people in any hobby, but they have their place just like everyone else. Constructive criticism can be a force for good and produce more accurate models and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-07-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,006
Posted By Grizz
Re: New CORGI 2021 CATALOGUE

Nice to see the Beaufort finally, but I'm long past caring much about corgi anymore. I feel a little sad about that since they got me into collecting. Weird choice for the second Beaufighter release...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-15-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Grizz
Re: Croatia CRJ-1000 - a case for NG

I would love an Air Nostrum CRJ1000! Flew on one from Malaga to Madrid and absolutely loved it, what an ace plane to fly on!
Forum: Manufacturers 11-22-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,988
Posted By Grizz
Re: Hobbymaster customer service sucks !

Did you order the model direct from HM on pre-order? If you did then I'd expect the missing piece to be free of charge, but if it was through a 3rd party then I'd expect the charge from HM. Corgi are...
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