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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By hkgdave
Re: YU Models CAAC Tu-154 1/400

I just received the China Southwest AL version in this release.

Bought from one of the remaining Aeroclassics approved US retailers and despite AK's protestations that it is not an Aeroclassics...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By hkgdave
Re: October JC400 Releases and Future Releases

I had no idea Iberia operated the 767. I see they only had two.
I obviously never went to where they went!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-21-2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By hkgdave
From Airliners.net 285660 Well that...

From Airliners.net
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Well that didn't work and I can't delete the post
Sorry folks!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-14-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Wishlist: Missing Local Service Airline Releas

Whilst I appreciate this thread is about US Local Service Airlines, since Air Ontario had been mentioned,
I'll risk drifting further from the subject with this Airliners.net photo just 'cos it's...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-10-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,800
Posted By hkgdave
Re: October 2020 Aeroclassics release chart

This one has reg N650TW,
Wasn't one with reg N605TW released in 2019?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-08-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Il-18 HA-MOA

Wonderful. Very skilful work.
I too remember them at Heathrow. Must have seen 'MOA a few times.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-03-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,600
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Aeroclassics Club Model for 2020

Did you miss the Air Canada Tristar C-FTND in hybrid Air Lanka livery earlier this year?
That was a stunning model. I believe there are still a few available.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-17-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,877
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Aeroclassics new releases

What, so they can add them to their "Store Closing. Liquidation Sale"? :rolleyes:
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-10-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,877
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Aeroclassics new releases

https://www.400scalehangar.net/forums/showthread.php?66041-Club-Model-53
Forum: General Squawk Talk 09-10-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Formula 1 - 2020 Season

There's a nice Gulf Air A330-200 in Bahrain F1 livery that you might like.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-02-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,083
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Gemini-Waffle and other unauthorized retailers

I've had nothing but great service from Waffle over many years. Most recent items arrived late last month (August).
Forum: 1:200 Models 08-17-2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Does the VA A320 actually exist in 1:200?

The model in the link you provide is not Virgin Australia. It is Virgin Atlantic with British registration G-OUZO.
Checking the DIMA database, the only one that is up-to-date, there is no Virgin...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 08-15-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Methods of payment help

Shouldn't it be up to the purchaser to decide whether he's willing to pay the shipping cost. If the model he's bid on or purchased is special enough to him then maybe he'd be willing to stump up...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 08-15-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Methods of payment help

Hi Mav, I've had dozens, probably hundreds of models mailed from the USA to me where I've lived at the time - Hong Kong, Oman, England and now Ireland. The only problems I've had have been with the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-14-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By hkgdave
Re: HYJL Wings August 2020 releases

No shortage of Xiamen B738s already but maybe they're all sold out.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-12-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,276
Posted By hkgdave
Re: NG Model - 1:400 August 2020 Release "Hints"

Highly likely in view of NG's release of the Sands Tristar but it could also be VP-BAT of Worldwide Aircraft Holdings (Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani - ex Emir of Qatar)

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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-09-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,974
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Airport scenes

The Druk Air ATR, is that a custom model?
Lovely composition.
Forum: Site Issues and Support Section 08-03-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Diecast Aircraft discord?

https://www.discord.diecastaircraft.cn (https://www.discord.diecastaircraft.aero)

You're welcome!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-30-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By hkgdave
Re: My 300th 1/400 model - Aeroclassics.....

An Air Niugini Fokker F-28 is an obvious choice too. Several of them spent over 20yrs in the fleet.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-28-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By hkgdave
Re: My 300th 1/400 model - Aeroclassics.....

Congratulations on reaching the landmark 300th model in your collection. Now on to the 400th!

You must've been asleep at the wheel back in July 2015 when the model was released. Here's the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-25-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Would you buy one of these? QANTAS DHC-8-200

Add Hamburg Airlines and Tyrolean Airways for me.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-23-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Any good classic movies you recommend?

"Priscilla Queen of the Desert"
Some stunning scenic shots of the Australian outback, some very funny moments, some great songs and a touching, heartwarming story overall.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-05-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By hkgdave
Re: People complaining about NG to make 1/500?

Some other brands dabbled in 1:500 scale iirc. BigBird, C&C, InFlight and NetModels come to mind.
I guess, 'cos they're no longer doing them, it wasn't much of a success. Or the companies folded!
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-05-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,655
Posted By hkgdave
Re: The History of 1:600 Schabaks

I have just one Schabak model: a BEA Viscount which I love because it's so tiny and because my Dad flew them and I got to ride with him on a London-Manchester-London flight. I was wedged in between...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-30-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By hkgdave
Re: DIMA forum and database

Well, lo and behold, when I checked just a moment ago, up popped the database and the forum also. Yay!
Thank you to the DIMA team.
I wonder if my post here moved things along. Probably not, just...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-30-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By hkgdave
Re: DIMA forum and database

I did not do a nslookup because, after googling it, the results were asking questions I didn't understand.

Entering 'dima diecast model aircraft' into a search engine gave some results but...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-30-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By hkgdave
Re: DIMA forum and database

Hello Wolfgang
Thank you for your reply. It all sounds too technical for my ability. I have no idea what a 'nslookup' is! But if I understand you correctly, it may eventually fix itself. I will keep...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-30-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By hkgdave
DIMA forum and database

Is anybody else having difficulty in accessing the DIMA website?

Since Saturday (27Jun) for me it has got slower and slower to load a page. Then since Monday (yesterday) all I get is a 'time out'...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-19-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,491
Posted By hkgdave
Re: NG Model - New 1:400 Boeing 747SP Mould

So I was told by the Oman Gov't person who gave me the picture.
It was its first flight after the fitting of the comms fairing (the 'hump').
It was done, so I was told, at a Boeing facility. Was...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-19-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,491
Posted By hkgdave
Re: NG Model - New 1:400 Boeing 747SP Mould

I attach a photo I have of A4O-SO still in Braniff livery wearing its Omani registration and departing Wichita after installation of the 'hump' and all its enclosed equipment.
Date of photo approx...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-19-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,491
Posted By hkgdave
Re: NG Model - New 1:400 Boeing 747SP Mould

If it makes things easier, The Omanis had a second SP with registration A4O-SP which was removed from service when their -400 arrived. It did not have the 'hump' behind the upper deck.
It...
Forum: Site Issues and Support Section 06-15-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Members: Site Migration Coming Soon!

And so May becomes June, becomes......
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-14-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,088
Posted By hkgdave
Re: NG Model - 1:400 June 2020 "Hints"

Nope.
Air Seychelles, Air Transat, Air Holland, Air Finland
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-14-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,088
Posted By hkgdave
Re: NG Model - 1:400 June 2020 "Hints"

I would be patient. It could be a simple follow-on.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-14-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By hkgdave
Re: 1st gen Aeroclassics jellybeans

If weren't for different registrations, some of the colours would be difficult to distinguish from other similar ones.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-13-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,491
Posted By hkgdave
Re: NG Model - New 1:400 Boeing 747SP Mould

A4O-SO at Paris Orly August 2008. (My photo)
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-12-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Introduction to Collecting 1:400

I was always under the impression that the Wings900 db and the DAC db were the same since there was originally some kind of relationship between the two websites.
That may have stopped when the two...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-10-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,088
Posted By hkgdave
Re: NG Model - 1:400 June 2020 "Hints"

That would be wonderful. I had no idea that existed. I only remember their 737s
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-10-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,088
Posted By hkgdave
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-28-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,657
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Aeroflot TU-104 - New Release

A truly sad time for you Kamran. Sort your family troubles out before you worry about the model. We can wait a little longer for it.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-14-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,809
Posted By hkgdave
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-13-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By hkgdave
Re: The History of Aeroclassics Generation One

It would become a standard reference.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-13-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,937
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Overseas Purchases...Shipping Delays Anyone?

I have never had anything I've bought from a US retailer or eBay seller NOT arrive safely and in good time and undamaged when sent by USPS.

Over a period of almost twenty years I've had...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-11-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,937
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Overseas Purchases...Shipping Delays Anyone?

Two boxes from Hong Kong that I paid for around March12th still have not showed up.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-08-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By hkgdave
Re: The History of 1:400 Models Pt1: 1996-2001

This is going to be an interesting series Richard and will clarify the relationships and origins of some of the short-lived brands that appeared during that period. One that I recall, as I have quite...
Forum: Site Issues and Support Section 05-08-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By hkgdave
Re: How To Edit A Thread?

If you are going to copy & paste the original post, can't you just edit out the items that you have sold prior to posting it rather than adding 'SOLD' to them?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-21-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By hkgdave
Re: 787-10 United NG vs Gemini Jets Comparison

Where's a photo of the real thing to compare?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-20-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By hkgdave
Re: Best Virgin Atlantic livery Model out there!

https://samchui.com/2020/04/19/south-african-airways-near-collapse-plan-to-fire-all-staff/#.Xpy_fNMzbOQ




A346 'SNG got airborne from FRA 35mins ago on its return to JNB with flt number...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-18-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By hkgdave
Re: General question: CX models

I sure do Harvey. Either 1:500 scale engines or 1:400 A340 engines on a 1:400 A330. Disgraceful!
Herpa also did a large number of 1:500 models for CX too
Forum: General Squawk Talk 04-02-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By hkgdave
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