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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-25-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 144
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Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Do we need more administrators ?

I disagree. Even CV himself admits that he reverts to 'grumpy old man status' occasionally. And he is known to go after certain members also.


just my 2 cents.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-24-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,518
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Ikea vittsjo

LOVE your avatar! GREAT photo shopping there!


An Aircoupe with a shock wave. Way too funny.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-24-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: February 1-200 JC Wings releases

Sorry. Typo. I meant 777-300ER. But I think you are still right.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-23-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: February 1-200 JC Wings releases

Still waiting for a 'nose job' and revised cockpit window printing. Accurate scale sized GE-90-115Bs wouldn't hurt either. Maybe this will be the month. We haven't seen many or any 777-200ERs...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-22-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,308
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Pan American Boeing 707-121 Inflight 200

Very disappointed with release for 2 reasons, nose and tail. The nose shouldn't be that long or pointy, and the tail should be shorter and thicker.


I'm particularly disappointed with the tail. ...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-20-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,131
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: What is UP with JC/Gemini A340-500 window line

I think the window line is high because the bottom of the pax doors on most commercial jets, Airbus included, line up pretty much with the center of the nose and the passenger windows line up near...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-20-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Hows the quality of JC Wings? Looking to add

Actually, Boeing makes the wings and wing box first, like Inflight, then lowers the completed center section of the fuselage onto the wing box, then joins the nose and tail sections onto the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-19-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,131
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: What is UP with JC/Gemini A340-500 window line

Okay, here goes.



The problem with many JCW/GJ molds is that the nose on the mold is too high in relation to the fuselage. This is true for their Airbus molds, as well as their 777-300ER...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-18-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: IF united tulip 747-400 re-release

You may be right. JCW usually include finger prints in the paint and dust under the paint at no extra charge!! What a deal. And I suppose cockpit windows really should be almost the same size as...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-18-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-17-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: IF united tulip 747-400 re-release

Agreed. I'm all in for this one.



To be honest, I don't see much difference between IF and JCW 747s. I like the wing sweep on the Inflight model's wings better, as well as the nose wheel...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-02-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,364
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Customer service @ Eztoys

My thoughts too. They are usually only at the shipping location Monday through Friday. Must have been putting in some overtime to respond to emails during the Holidays.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-01-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Wish List--Lufthansa A340-600 Flaps Down

Agree with you on the LH A340-600. That would be nice. If someone does make one, the only problem for me is whether to keep my Phoenix model.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-30-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,711
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: FIRST PIC: JCW A380 ANA Flying Honu - Lani Liv

I'll 'treat' this once again as JCW rushing models to the market in an attempt to be first, rather than taking the time to be accurate. Not the first time this has happened and not the last either. ...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-29-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,711
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: FIRST PIC: JCW A380 ANA Flying Honu - Lani Liv

Make that 4 of us. Beyond butt ugly!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-21-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,426
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: JC Wings December Release Announcement

Haven't seen a 777-300ER from JCW or Gemini lately. Wonder if they are redoing/upgrading their mold (hopefully) before releasing more models.



A "refresh" of the nose, cockpit window...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-16-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,364
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Customer service @ Eztoys

Ditto for me.



Kam and Zena have always been great to deal with. They are also my 'go to' retailers. Everyone makes mistakes, but Eztoys has always been easy to deal with for me. The very...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-04-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Network Aviation's Qantaslink A320-232 by IF

Beautiful pics Steve. Thanks for taking the time to post.


Only comment on the model is: Now THAT is what an A320 series aircraft is supposed to look like! Beautiful model there.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-02-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,394
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Iran..take a peek...

GREAT collections. Lots of rare aircraft models there.
Thanks everyone for sharing.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-02-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: KLM Asia Boeing 777-300 (new colors)

Welcome back. It is always good to have another KLM collector active on the forum.


The crooked cheatline, along with the slightly high nose and smallish cockpit windows do give this model a...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-01-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: B777-300ER Mould

Amen to that!!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-01-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: B777-300ER Mould

Ditto to you. You act like it is personal. It isn't. It is just a model. But still, you defend the JCW mold at all costs, even if most of what you cite just isn't true, like your reputation or...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-21-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: B777-300ER Mould

I coiuldn't have said it better myself. Completely agree, except for the 747 mold. There I think I like the JCW?GJ mold better. Just a personal preference. Definitely like the Inflight mold for...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-19-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,391
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Gemini 200 dreamlifter!!

Although the model looks like a great idea, the color mismatch between the tail section and the fuselage would bother me too much to enjoy the model.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-31-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,182
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Retroguys Diecast Junk Revisited...

BEAUTIFUL models Rui!! That is quite a collection you have there. Looks like you kept many of the great ones. It is really nice to see your excellent photos on this forum again.



I started a...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-09-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Two Inflight200 Ansett Australia A320-211

Finally, A320s that actually look like A320s.


Very nice models Steve. Inflight may need to upgrade some of their molds, but I have to agree that their A320 mold in the best A320 out there right...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-06-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,178
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: DAC member: airlineguy..Really??

Very nice post. Thank you for being the voice of reason in a turbulent sea of posturing.


We would all do well to follow your kind words.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-04-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,808
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Gemini 200 Air Canada 777

Bomb air, the feeling is entirely mutual. And please, enjoy all the crappy models that you want, of any brand.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-04-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,808
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Gemini 200 Air Canada 777

Good for you! I do too. Anyone who can read already knows that by my post above. Half of my collection is JCW/GJ.



I just have a problem with inaccuracies in several of the current...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-03-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,808
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Gemini 200 Air Canada 777

You seem to know all the usual comments. They apply here too. Amazing that JCW/GJ hasn't done anything to improve their molds despite being left in the dust.


Also amazing that there is not one...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-03-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,808
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Gemini 200 Air Canada 777

You could put wings on a turd, label it Gemini and certain members would rant about how perfect it was. Eh, Alitalia?



Amazing how the forum moderators have not stopped rags on by a very few...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-17-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Best 787 mold?

If you like inflight models on stands, Pacmin models are very nice. The preference for 'ground configuration' models is my choice, but a preference that I realize isn't shared by everyone.;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-17-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Best 787 mold?

The only problem for me with Pacmin is no landing gear. I display most of my models on their landing gear without the stands.


Also not real crazy about the 'inflight' wings of the Pacmin model...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-14-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Best 787 mold?

I have both. I prefer the Inflight model mainly for landing gear and nose shape, and cockpit window printing.


JCW/GJ still has not fixed the main landing gear doors, which make the model look...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-13-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,023
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: JC Wings September Releases

And while you are at it. please take the time to tweak or update some of your older molds, like the 777 (nose and engines) and 787 (main landing gear doors).
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-02-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Inflight Condor B707 wrong tail color logo

The saw tooth leading edge and flaps configuration would still be wrong. And there is only one bend in the inboard trailing edge of the wing, not two. Inflight would really need a new wing for the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-01-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Inflight vs. JCW 737 Max8

Ok, now for the requested engine/strake/pylon pics.


Engines- engines on the JCW model look a little flat on the bottom, more like a CFM-56 than the Nextgen engines of the MAX8 . The Inflight...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-01-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Inflight vs. JCW 737 Max8

Oops! I just realized I forgot to post the close up pic of the JCW landing gear.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-01-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Inflight vs. JCW 737 Max8

I should be able to post a few more pics of those areas later today. The pylons are pretty close on both models. To me it looks like both manufacturers just modified their CRM-56 plyons instead of...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-01-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Inflight vs. JCW 737 Max8

You're welcome. i remembered your request for pictures when I was posting this thread. Glad you found this helpful.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-31-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Inflight vs. JCW 737 Max8

Great minds think alike. I decided the same thing after receiving this model.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-31-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Inflight vs. JCW 737 Max8

I think I changed my mind about the nose shapes. I think the Inflight is overall slightly better. You may not agree.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-31-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Inflight vs. JCW 737 Max8

I picked up both models in the last week, and I have to say they are pretty close in detail and molding, although I wouldn't be honest if aI didn't also say I have a slight preference for the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-27-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: 737-8 MAX Inflight vs Gemini

Eztoys. they come in in a shipment next week.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-27-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: 737-8 MAX Inflight vs Gemini

I'll have the Southwest model next week, so if no one posts a review before then I'll do one next week.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-25-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Ana b787-8?

Some of the ogres are gone. Some still remain.
GREAT to see you posting again!!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-23-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,795
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Gemini 200 September releases

I would be interested in BOTH 777-300ERs IF and only IF the mold has been updated. I'm not really interested in the current mold, mainly because of nose and engine shape.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-27-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Help with tail heavy JCW 747

Glad to help and happy that was the problem. Figured I would pass the information along since someone here on the forum posted the fix when I first had the same problem.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-27-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: Help with tail heavy JCW 747

You could also check the wing mounted landing gear. they fit in either wing, but if you put them in the wrong side, the model sits slightly nose high like yours is doing. Look for the small notch...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-19-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Charlie Alpha
Re: SAA A340-300 "Siyanqoba"

Not in my criteria, but a beautiful model anyway.
Congrats. Looks like a fine addition to your fleet.
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