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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-22-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By Patman252
Re: GARUDA INDONESIA 737 MAX 8 by JCW

The fixed gear kind of stinks but overall it looks great. I just got the shipping notification on mine. Unfortunately I'm going away so I'll have to have the Post Office hold it until next week....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-16-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,504
Posted By Patman252
Re: JC Wings summer sale at ezToys

There are some pretty good deals... especially when you factor in inflation over the 2 years we'll be waiting for the models... haha :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-04-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,754
Posted By Patman252
Re: Herpa Lufthansa 748 New Colors

I'm interested in picking up one of these.... how bad is the yellowing problem on Herpa's these days?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-04-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,671
Posted By Patman252
Re: Gemini 200 MAY 2018 Releases

Pretty interesting month. Looks like i'll probably get the Icelandair. PanAm and UPS are really nice too but my wallet and storage space can't handle a widebody right now unless it's something I want...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-01-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,749
Posted By Patman252
Re: CX B747-400 B-HUI & B-HUJ flaps down

Beautiful model... seeing it with flaps down is really stunning
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 04-27-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By Patman252
Re: Most Heroic Actions by Pilots

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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-27-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,952
Posted By Patman252
Re: Jc wings may releases

Ugh. So that means I could be waiting another 6 months then. I don't mind waiting a couple months if theyre using the pre-order to determine how many models to produce. But 6+ months is ridiculous....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-27-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,952
Posted By Patman252
Re: Jc wings may releases

Some interesting models this month but oh well... I won't be pre-ordering any more JCW models until they get their act together. I've been waiting 6 months for my last order.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 04-23-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By Patman252
Re: Most Heroic Actions by Pilots

Alright, I know its kind of a weird, morbid topic but I explained why the news coverage of the "hero pilot" of Southwest got me thinking about this. I don't need to explain it again.

And yes,...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 04-20-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By Patman252
Re: Most Heroic Actions by Pilots

Ah yes, one I didn't think of. There are a lot of these. I just did the ones I could think of
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 04-20-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By Patman252
Re: Most Heroic Actions by Pilots

I didn't know about the 41 degree bank. Yeah, I agree it would have been bad if it rolled over further.

Yes, supposedly the manufacturer either required or suggested yearly ultrasonic inspections...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 04-19-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By Patman252
Most Heroic Actions by Pilots

The Captain in the recent Southwest 737 incident is being hailed as a hero. She certainly did a great job, but this incident was far from the worst thing ever faced by pilots. It got me thinking:
Of...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-30-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Patman252
Re: 1:200 narrowbody stands

Yup... I used to think "I don't see why everyone complains about these tripod stands" *tripod stand breaks* "Ohhhh... now I understand"

I've broken a few... at least one broke before I even put a...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-02-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,893
Posted By Patman252
I'm interested in the Finnair, the EVA Air and...

I'm interested in the Finnair, the EVA Air and the Garuda, but I'll probably just pick one of them. Haven't decided yet
Forum: General Squawk Talk 11-29-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Patman252
Re: Flying in SouthwestAirlines103's 1:1 Scale Piper Cherokee 140

Thanks Greg.
And yeah, Dylan I'm a fan too. I like most of the vintage paint jobs better than the new ones.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 11-27-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Patman252
Flying in SouthwestAirlines103's 1:1 Scale Piper Cherokee 140

Greg (SWA103) and myself met on the forum and have gone flying a few times. The other day we flew from southern NJ up to New Hampshire and I thought you forum members might want to see some of the...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 11-26-2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By Patman252
Re: Boeing 797 takes a big step towards becoming reality!

I totally agree... the 757 was designed to be able to operate from shorter runways, and I suspect that the powerful engines and wing design may have come at the cost of fuel economy (I don't know...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 11-25-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Patman252
Re: No Need to Panic ! Just a loose frame

Yup.Not a big deal. Just good for clickbait journalism. I think there was a AA plane (757?) a few years ago that made the news when an interior wall panel came loose. The media likes to stoke fear in...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 11-25-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Patman252
Re: Guess the New Eastern Models will be worth more now

That's sad to hear. I wonder how much of this was due to their costs being too high.... 10 738s, 10 MAX's, 20 MRJ's, a $25 Million hangar... (I know the aircraft orders might not have been firm...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 11-23-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By Patman252
Ok first of all, relax... we agree more than you...

Ok first of all, relax... we agree more than you think! Yes the A350 doesn't have quite the same capacity as the 777X, but they're close enough to be competitors. Add to that the fact that the A350...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 11-22-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By Patman252
Re: Boeing 797 takes a big step towards becoming reality!

Awesome. I'm excited for this project and I think it will be very successful. Airbus has the lead in other markets (A320 NEO is generally considered better than the 737 MAX, and A350 has the jump on...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-16-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,605
Posted By Patman252
Re: Gemini Jets 2017 November Release

Agreed. I would buy all those (and the 727 referenced in the quoted post)... maybe not the L-1011 since I have the AV200 one. But the rest I would buy
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-14-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,605
Posted By Patman252
Agreed. Vote with your wallets! If classic models...

Agreed. Vote with your wallets! If classic models sell, we'll see more of them
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 11-06-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Patman252
Re: Most EXCELLENT Airlines awards for 2018!

I flew CX last year on a trip to Bali. Out of the 4 flights the service was truly phenomenal on 1 of them. The other 3 were great but not quite on the same level. I thought it was a great experience...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-03-2017, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By Patman252
Re: Aviogenex 727 too obscure for JC?

Well, it must be somewhat obscure because me, a 30 year old American who is interested in airliners, hadn't heard of Aviogenex until now. That doesn't mean there wouldn't be demand for it... but.....
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 11-03-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Patman252
Re: Most EXCELLENT Airlines awards for 2018!

Is it just me or is CX slipping? I've heard anecdotal reports that they're not what they used to be. Hopefully they can step it up!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-11-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,264
Posted By Patman252
Re: Gemini 200 October Hints

1) Southwest 737-MAX
Center, middle) I agree it looks like a DC-9/MD-80 top cockpit window
Bottom Left) Turkish... 777-300ER or A350?
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 10-07-2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By Patman252
Re: I'm sleeping with a 1:1 Delta A350

Nice shots, everyone. How's the weather down there? That outdoor pool looks like a relaxing place to spot planes from.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-23-2017, 03:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,224
Posted By Patman252
Re: Southwest 737-300's gone in 10 more days

Yeah. It's interesting. I was going to suggest that as they acquire newer aircraft there is less downtime for maintenance so they can operate with fewer aircraft... but that doesn't add up. Your...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-23-2017, 03:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,467
Posted By Patman252
Re: Gemini is asking for 1:200 re-release suggestions

Yeah... I'd say it's a little of both. But I think most company Facebook pages just ask questions to boost activity so guys, don't hold your breath waiting for these re-releases. Then if they do...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-13-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,660
Posted By Patman252
Re: Has this forum become a begging/wishlist section?

The best thing any of us can do is vote with our wallets. If you want to see more vintage models, then buy vintage models when they come out. You want to see more modern jets or widebodies or...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-11-2017, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By Patman252
Re: August's 'As Real As It Gets' Dioramas in 1/200 Scale

awesome, I love these realistic scenes
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-10-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,898
Posted By Patman252
Re: September Gemini Jets

I'll probably be getting the Aer Lingus. Allegheny DC-9 is really cool too but I don't want it bad enough.
Overall not a bad month. You just can't please everyone.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 08-18-2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By Patman252
Bad couple days for Delta at JFK

Rough time for Delta. Apparently the taxiways and gates at JFK are real tight. Any pilots have any input on that?


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Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 08-02-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,000
Posted By Patman252
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-24-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Patman252
Re: Fra/eddf 2017

That Lufthansa 748 looks great. I really appreciate airlines doing vintage liveries because most of their passengers probably don't notice, or if they do, they think it's an old aircraft.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-23-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By Patman252
Re: Bravo to JetBlue for refusing to apologize for booting family off flight!

Good! I feel like we're hearing about more and more violent brawls and altercations onboard airliners these days. A lot of it has to do with people being generally unsophisticated. People used to be...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-18-2017, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Patman252
Re: L-1011 flies again!

Yeah I'd love to see one of those.
I flew on Delta L-1011s three times during the late nineties and really enjoyed them.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-17-2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Patman252
L-1011 flies again!

The Rare Lockheed L-1011 TriStar Returns to the Skies Once More : AirlineReporter (http://www.airlinereporter.com/2017/07/rare-lockheed-l-1011-tristar-returns-skies/)

THE RARE LOCKHEED L-1011...
Forum: 1:200 Models 05-11-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,044
Posted By Patman252
Re: New Gemini Release Arrivals

The Vietnam livery is nice. It caught my eye when I was at Hong Kong last year
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-20-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,748
Posted By Patman252
Re: Photos: Gemini 200 Trump 757-200

Just got mine today. I agree the box leaves a lot to be desired. Not only is it white but it has a cheap plastic insert instead of being all foam and doesn't have the nice box with the snap closure....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-29-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By Patman252
Re: Does GeminiJets include a stand with 1:200 models?

I have 3 Gemini narrowbodies and haven't found a stand yet that works. Ive broken them all. They just can't support the weight, especially on certain models that are heavy like the 727. The 727 model...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-27-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By Patman252
Re: Oldie but goodie, Delta Widget 757

Sigh... I'll just have to keep hoping. But yeah the 757 isn't as iconic in the widget livery as others like the 727 or L-1011, so I would agree the likelihood of a re-release is lower
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-22-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By Patman252
Re: Cardboard Airport

Haha thanks.... nah... Like I said, this was just for fun and I don't think I'll keep it around.

My ideal plan is construct a table-size airport layout combining 1-200 aircraft and model trains,...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-22-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By Patman252
Cardboard Airport

Alright... this might get me made fun of. It looks like a kid did it.. but..

The backstory is I currently have a tiny N-scale model railroad with beautiful scenery. And I would LOVE to do an...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-18-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Patman252
Re: Goodyear Blimp no more...

But... the fact that they already launched one new airship in 2014 and a new one is on the way means they're investing a lot of money into the future of the program. I think we'll see Goodyear...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-16-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,375
Posted By Patman252
Re: Gemini March 1/200

Aside from very sought after models like Trump 757 or Hudson River, what is the normal production run for the average model? Does it vary widely or does it stick close to around the same production...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-14-2017, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Patman252
Re: Cathay?

I jumped on that model because I flew on B-KQY last year and up until now I was only able to add B-KPM to my collection, which is in the new livery and not what I had flown on. My "planes I've flown...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-13-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Patman252
Re: Cathay?

Just ordered a 777-300ER through your ebay store.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-10-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,375
Posted By Patman252
Re: Gemini March 1/200

Exactly...

Trump 757 for me.

MAGA
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