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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-29-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By B-huj
Re: Who made these CX models?

Best and safest place to go is http://www.cathaypacific.com/shop/cxcitement/search.html?numStartRecord=0&criteriaType=category&criteria=Collectibles
but unfortunately that model is sold out.
On...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-21-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,372
Posted By B-huj
Re: ARD - June 20th Visit...Pics !

I love the counter rotating props, the gun turret and the nose intake+exhaust, this is a thing of beauty.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-21-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,095
Posted By B-huj
Re: Gemini 1:200 C-17's - Your thoughts on these?

The GJ has two mistakes (we're talking about models after all):
1) engines are completely round, but should be flat at the bottom, a bit like the 737 engines but not so obvious....
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-16-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,786
Posted By B-huj
Re: Cx 747-8f

That is just one jacket put over the conventional box, I would not pay extra for that, unless I had been to the delivery ceremony, in which case I'd have gotten it for free anyway.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-09-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,786
Posted By B-huj
Re: Cx 747-8f

B-HLA 1/200 was HK$480 and 1/400 (also available a few days ago) was HK$ 380. All off the counter prices. No idea shipping when available online.
Need my help? I can get you the model(s) if you are...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-09-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,019
Posted By B-huj
Re: Herpa200 B52 who has it?

what closed doors? the preproduction pictures showed something with massive cockpit windshield frames, and it was corrected on the release. Unfortunately not everything gets fixed. It's up to the...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-09-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,786
Posted By B-huj
Re: Cx 747-8f

CX City in Lantau, still had about 4 copies of B-LJA on the shelves the day I bought mine. It's Cathay Pacific Cargo, so probably it's not going to be so readily available in the ticketing office...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-08-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,551
Posted By B-huj
Re: Why CX diecast model is packed with white box?

Not really, they will never know who to sue anyway. Brands, factories, companies, individuals...those are very vague concepts. The white box is not a must for unlicensed models either! There are...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-08-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,786
Posted By B-huj
Re: Cx 747-8f

1/200 LJA Hong Kong Trader and 1/200 LJB normal livery already available off the counter in CX offices. I already have the normal livery (sans reg # on wooden stand) so I bought a special livery....
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 12-15-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,786
Posted By B-huj
Re: Cx 747-8f

Moin, as I said I didn't measure the model but it looked between 3 and 4 meters long to me.
The "step" between the wings and the pylons is properly shaped for minimizing drag in the -8, the model is...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-15-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,454
Posted By B-huj
Re: 1/200 B747-8 diecast?

I am more interested in any model that has the wings not flexed because I like to display my models gears down. I am not sure the plastic ones available have that feature to date.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-15-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,615
Posted By B-huj
Re: P-3C Orion, Hogan vs IF200

anybody else noticed the nose cone shape is also much better in the Hogan?
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 12-15-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,786
Posted By B-huj
Re: Cx 747-8f

The model depicted here has decals or stickers for all markings (doors, windows, letters) excluding maybe the engines' "GEnx" logo.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 12-15-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,786
Posted By B-huj
Re: Cx 747-8f

more pictures of the model on display at Cathay Pacific offices in Hong Kong.
It was getting dark so pictures came out like this.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 12-15-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,786
Posted By B-huj
Re: Cx 747-8f

It is the same model.
The angle in the promotional picture is tricky, the plane is in closer to the camera than the people in the stage behind.
My pictures probably make it look small, I agree, but...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 12-15-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,786
Posted By B-huj
Re: Cx 747-8f

the model is freakin' huge, I think it's at least 1/20...(or 1/10) it's much bigger than that PIA model
I am sitting beside this thing while uploading these snap shots
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-27-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,495
Posted By B-huj
Re: Models shops in Frankfurt?

Thanks Rudi, did contact him this year as well, but he hasn't replied so far. A friend of mine was in transit in FRA last year, but it was too much trouble to do the transaction back then.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-27-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,495
Posted By B-huj
Re: Models shops in Frankfurt?

I sent them an order, but would prefer not to pay for shipment...and since I will be in Germany for a few days, it would be perfect if I could just walk in a shop.
By the way, the sneaky model I am...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-27-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,495
Posted By B-huj
Re: Models shops in Frankfurt?

No, it's not the same livery but does not matter that much.
It still does not solve my problem: is it found in shops? is there any shop in Frankfurt?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-27-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,495
Posted By B-huj
Models shops in Frankfurt?

I don't post as often as I used to anymore, but keep lurking around.
Been hunting for a copy of the Conrad 1:50 Fraport push-back (here...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-27-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,147
Posted By B-huj
1/50 Frankfurt Airport push back Goldhofer, where?

https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/modeldatabase/detailview-8042.html

I am aware the model is again available in Frankfurt, but searched the airport website and found nothing about the Fluggi...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-17-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By B-huj
Re: Hogan A346

u can also check the cathay pacific version, sold at shop.cathaypacific.com
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-25-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,781
Posted By B-huj
Re: B-HIB Spirit of Hong Kong

I can't fathom why CX does not sell OC models themselves...they should because business is going to unlicensed models. On one hand they're so anal about copyright and on the other they are so lazy to...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-16-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,705
Posted By B-huj
Re: Cx 747 'spirit of hong kong'

it's a great model, more printed details than previous CX releases.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-13-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,186
Posted By B-huj
Re: Why no T-38s or F-5s

I know there is a 1/200 version of both in the works, I know, most people are thinking 1/72 when asking "why not?" but trust me, these 1/200 are worth every cent per square millimeter, they're...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-12-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,337
Posted By B-huj
Re: 1/200 C-17 Pictures

owners of this new release please do take a profile photo of the nose area, and if possible a size comparison with an airliner in the same scale. thanks!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-09-2010, 05:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,036
Posted By B-huj
Re: Red Falcon Diecast

In case any of us here hasn't heard about it yet, Red Falcon is indefinitely postponing the MiG-23 and pre-orders have been canceled.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-09-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,179
Posted By B-huj
Re: 1/72 F-15: Witty or new GeminiAces?

I know because I posted the pictures somewhere before. This was an early sample, I think they have it painted in dark gray already. I am waiting for the release of an accurate F-15, particularly a...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-09-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,385
Posted By B-huj
Re: 1:72 Hobby Master Lockheed F-22 Raptor

I collect 1/18 cars as well (my model collection is very wide) and I am not sure aircraft models are in a better position regarding quality control. Of my hundreds of aircraft (civil and military),...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-08-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,554
Posted By B-huj
Re: Hogan Concordes: Are we ready for Part 2?

1) if I am not wrong, prototypes were different, new tooling would be needed so it'd be more than "part 2"
2) it's all about license, and airlines are usually not interested in non-current liveries...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,568
Posted By B-huj
Re: Hogan Announces No More Landing Gear!

1.4% is sound evidence the line makes little business sense and the decision to phase it out is only natural. As gunship said, I don't think members of this forum can buy enough sets to keep the line...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-07-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,146
Posted By B-huj
Re: NEW RELEASE: 1:200 Herpa Lufthansa B 747-830

Read my post again, I didn't say anything about the customer.
Following your drift, it is silly to say "howdy, here's a piece of crap, stay tuned", and I agree it should work as a deterrent but...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-06-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,146
Posted By B-huj
Re: NEW RELEASE: 1:200 Herpa Lufthansa B 747-830

I am not sure how showing a crappy picture (photoshop, wrong scale or completely hand drawn for that matter) or a picture of the real aircraft (as is increasingly common on their brochures) helps...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-05-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,169
Posted By B-huj
Re: Herpa LH747 Confusion

Probably the models are not the same, there should have been a change of supplier...or am I wrong?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-05-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,735
Posted By B-huj
Re: Hogan qatar a340-600

Back to the 346: there aren't many models of this beautiful airframe! good catch, it's a corporate and not in production anymore...which brings me to the retail market down here in hong kong: yes,...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-05-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,146
Posted By B-huj
Re: NEW RELEASE: 1:200 Herpa Lufthansa B 747-830

Herpa should seriously re-think their game. 1) I don't expect the final release to look like this joke, but that does not mean this photo is just a bad photoshop...2) I don't expect the final release...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-02-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,812
Posted By B-huj
Re: 1/72 Dragon Wings F/A-18F... Opinions ???

the speedbrake is a huge eyesore and cannot be forgiven, if I have to pick between Dragon and Witty, I still take Witty. But when it comes to the legacy Hornet, I'd probably go the other way.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-28-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,083
Posted By B-huj
Re: Why metal fetish?

Steve, AFAIK Hogan and Herpa plastic wide-bodies all have spinning fan blades since about a decade ago, the same can't be said about Risesoon/Skymarks though, who have been catching up since about 4...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-27-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By B-huj
Re: Hogan 1:200 fragile landing gears

Kai, I know you were being sarcastic...my "good point" was addressed to your "manufacturers would have a nightmare on their hands with customer service and broken models".
I guess ppl have been...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-27-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,781
Posted By B-huj
Re: MIG-29! Witty or Corgy???

Shape aside, sometimes the lack of attention to differences between variants is appalling. We may complain some F-16 does not represent a certain block, but then they give us one Su-27 with Su-33...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-27-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By B-huj
Re: Hogan 1:200 fragile landing gears

good point Kai!

To answer Moin, I also had a nightmare with the MD-11, but broke a boogie on one of my 330's a while back while trying to get it into that "perfect" spot. And 1:200 Freak: I did...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-27-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,083
Posted By B-huj
Re: Why metal fetish?

There are quite a few prejudices from both sides. I always thought that collectors of diecast models and plastic have different ancestry: pewter soldiers and plastic assembly kits respectively??
...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-26-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By B-huj
Re: Hogan 1:200 fragile landing gears

maybe it's your big Shrek hands :D
I know your frustration, the A-330/340 landing gear is one of the thin ones: be extra careful where you push, and remember sometimes there isn't enough friction to...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-26-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,753
Posted By B-huj
Re: 1/200 Russian Beauties

the silly question: how do you dust them?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-26-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,083
Posted By B-huj
Re: Why metal fetish?

Interesting bit of info Moin, thanks.
DP: I am not directly trying to say that smaller runs mean cheaper costs, that does not seem to be right. Let's say that they don't make 10K units/run, but...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-25-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By B-huj
Re: Hogan Quality?

I thought there were no more "herpa counterparts" as both brands went their separate ways a while back??

A note on why CX and SQ models are more expensive on int'l retail: CX does not license...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-25-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,083
Posted By B-huj
Re: Why metal fetish?

Real aircraft are increasingly made of carbon fibers and other non-metallic materials, also, if reduced 200 times, I am not sure an airplane should weight as much as a diecast model...Does that make...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-24-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,781
Posted By B-huj
Re: MIG-29! Witty or Corgy???

Sorry, didn't mean to offend, I really cannot stand the Corgi MiG-29 for too many reasons. I settled with 1 Witty and still waiting for someone to make justice to such legendary aircraft. Same with...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-14-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,993
Posted By B-huj
Re: May releases for Gemini ACES & MACS

"retractable" is a huge overstatement, you actually plug or unplug different inserts.
I understand there are people who like models on a stand, but I don't like to look for missing pieces or fear...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-14-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,745
Posted By B-huj
Re: Hogan EVA AIR A330-200 "2010 TAIPEI INT'L FLORA EXPO"

when I first saw the model somewhere else, I thought it was the Hello Kitty thing again, but realized the characters had changed, these are FLOWERS, not dogs, no matter how canine they look like.
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