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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-12-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 947
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Regional Snapshots - What I Cannot Wait For

I'm jealous you got a ride on one of these - I scheduled a trip BNA-MWA in order to catch one and it got subbed with a 402 on both legs :sad:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-04-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,890
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Exorbitant prices on ebay

You should definitely open a case soon - I think Ebay only gives you a limited time to get your final value fees back. I say in my auctions that payment is expected within 5 days, and unless they...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-31-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,683
Posted By dennypayne
Re: NG New Moulds

I would love to see one of these - here's my crappy pictures of the one in Speyer - was cool to see it "in the flesh" so to speak.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50894302866_60471db11a.jpg...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-30-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,683
Posted By dennypayne
Re: NG New Moulds

Ugh - please no. We've got plenty of those and they've been done well. There's so much more that deserves to be done first.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-30-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By dennypayne
Re: New Guy Here

Welcome to the forums!

Since landing gear needs to support the weight of the model, I prefer using a two-part epoxy. The 1 minute version still gives you a moment to properly align before it sets,...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-29-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,643
Posted By dennypayne
Re: New Inflight + B model FEBRUARY 2020 announcem

I don't see that Gemini made a polished 763 without winglets yet, unless it's missing from the database. I'm picking up that, the Wizz A320, and the Swissair Coronado. Tempted by the Aerolineas...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-27-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By dennypayne
Re: In desperate need of your help

I was able to get some extra 777 landing gear through Aviation Megastore in NL before, so they might be another option for spares.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-27-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,173
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Herpa releases 05/06 2021

It figures that I just had a custom made of that Alrosa Tu-154 LOL since I flew it in 2018. I'll still probably pick it up anyway. Maybe the IL-18 too.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-25-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By dennypayne
Re: JC 747-400 Blank

I found that pure acetone from a hardware store works better than nail polish remover - the extra ingredients in the nail stuff seem to make it harder to remove the printing.

I'm pretty new to...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-21-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,864
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Inflight 1:200 Boeing 757, 767 with photos

It's the only one I'm missing from my "flown on" criteria (as far as AA goes). I'm still hoping to get my hands on a winglet version at some point.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-21-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Pre-orders

As a general rule, I don't pre-order JC or IF models anymore until I see shots of the actual models show up with some of the Chinese Ebay sellers. Then I can reasonably infer that other retailers...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-19-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Brand(s) recommendation for 1:200 in-flight mo

Just a note that new releases from Inflight200 brand (which also includes JFox, BBox, WB, and other sub-brands) mostly have stands and removable gear, but they didn't all before, so it's going to...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-19-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Is this 1:400 (and who made it?)

Yep I got a bunch of these acrylic risers that measure about 3x4 inches (this is a shot of my old shelves - currently building new ones in the new house).
...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-18-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By dennypayne
NG Model Delta Connection/ASA CRJ-100

Thank you NG for this superb model of N824AS! It's not often you can get a model with the exact registration of a plane you flew on, but I was aboard this particular CRJ from DFW-ATL on July 1, 2003....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-18-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,585
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Gemini 200 January Releases

For a while, the 1:200 generally preceded the 1:400 it seemed to me. I haven't noticed if that pattern has kept up as much lately though.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-18-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Tupolev Trijets: A Tu-154 Wishlist

I'd be all over the Alrosa's for sure, since they were the final operator of the type. I'd love to see RA-85757 in the new colors (which I flew on in 2018), and RA-85684 in the old colors as it wore...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-18-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,030
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Aeroclassics 2021 releases

Mine is fine, thankfully.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-17-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Is this 1:400 (and who made it?)

It never had an official name as far as I can tell, but everyone knows it as the Ron Allen scheme because it was tied to the worst CEO that Delta ever had. My stepdad was a Delta captain and went...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-17-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,395
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Which special livery aircraft have you flown o

I'm in the same boat with G-VIIU with Delftblue Daybreak. I also flew VIIB and VIIH but it looks like those went straight from Landor into the Union Flag scheme.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-17-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Inflight 200 B727 mould

No, it is still too narrow, judging by the recent Varig -100 that I have. They also still have a much more prominent seam at the wing than the GJ/JC mould. It's not horrible since it follows the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-15-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,395
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Which special livery aircraft have you flown o

Air New Zealand 772 All Blacks (ZK-OKH)
Alaska 734 N774AS Black (reverse) Scheme
Alaska 738 N565AS old colors with Lei around Chester
American 738 N837NN OneWorld
American Eagle ERJ-145 N698CB...
Forum: Manufacturers 01-14-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,648
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Aeroclassics 2021 wishlist

Well RA-85757 was in service longer than this one but it was in the same livery. I was lucky enough to fly on 85757 in October 2018, and 85684 had just been retired. 85757 just retired this year. But...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-14-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,734
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Bad new Inflight 200 747 Batch !!!

I was trying to help you, but will refrain from doing so anymore. :rolleyes:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-14-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,734
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Bad new Inflight 200 747 Batch !!!

Perhaps English is not your first language, but






Are all quite hostile and negative remarks as is the overall tone of your posts. You seem to be responding with the same 'senseless...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-14-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,890
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Exorbitant prices on ebay

I think it was $3500 :eek: which was astonishing. I bought that model for $67 and I was tempted to list it after seeing that as well, but #1, it's a "flown on" example for me and #2, my stepdad was a...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-14-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Herpa Norwegian and Hogan British B789s

Too bad it won't be around much longer it seems:

Norwegian Air abandons long-haul flights
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-10-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By dennypayne
Re: 2020: The 400 Scale Year In Review - Part 2

The cockpit area is....pretty bad LOL I replaced as many as I could with the AC. Thankfully in this case it's mostly hidden by the blue cheatline.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-10-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By dennypayne
Re: 2020: The 400 Scale Year In Review - Part 2

Fair question, and I take your point that camera settings, lighting conditions, monitor settings, etc. etc. can all affect the look of colors, and that simply applying the exact shade while...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-08-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By dennypayne
Re: 2020: The 400 Scale Year In Review - Part 2

For me I would say it's:

Livery
Color Correctness
Nose shape/cockpit printing
Mould accuracy overall


Not sure how exactly to define 'quality.'
Forum: Manufacturers 01-07-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By dennypayne
Re: 1/400 Aeroclassics Boeing 727-100 wishlist

The Servivensa and Icelandair delivery that have been posted would be at the top of my list, but I'd pick up pretty much all of these suggestions. Maybe not the cargo birds as much, but they're still...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-06-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,587
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Inflight MARCH 2020 Releases

I can't believe no one is talking about AA Polished 757 :eek: yet! LOL

Finally maybe the insanity on the aftermarket pricing for the GJ one will abate (yes, I know that one has winglets and this...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-06-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,585
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Gemini 200 January Releases

Yep I'm in for those two as potential ones I may fly on in the future (particularly the United 789) and the Southwest Louisiana One will be cool with the flaps down (I used to live in Louisiana too).
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-06-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Pictures of the Gemini jets BCAL A310

Someone on the other thread said the bottom stripe should not be gold - I found it difficult to tell from the 1:1 pictures I was able to find, and I don't have my copy in hand to compare yet. It does...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-04-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,452
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Gemini Jets - 1:400 Future Releases

That would be covered in the 1:200 forum.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-03-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By dennypayne
Re: AC ATA 757 with defect

It's the rare 757 Beluga model LOL
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-03-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Doug's New Generation Models Lockheed L-1011s

You can't really compare the aircraft market from 50 years ago to today's. Back then 250 of anything was a respectable number, especially considering that widebodies had just been invented and there...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-02-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Doug's New Generation Models Lockheed L-1011s

My favorite livery (Delta Widget) on my favorite aircraft! What's not to like? :cool: I've definitely been impressed with this mould and will pretty much pick up anything released on it.

I did...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-31-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Display cabinets

I wholeheartedly agree with this award and there's a few spots where I am now contemplating extending my Detolfs upward in the same manner with these (most of the pictured stack are going up against...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-30-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By dennypayne
Re: 2000 € for an 1:400 model?

It's a sample - 1 of 6 made, so it is in fact rare, but I doubt it's that desirable. Like BPanio said, grab the Phoenix for $50, or get a custom done for a couple of hundred at the max (not exactly a...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-30-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Display cabinets

Yeah I'm a fan of the Detolfs - these just got delivered yesterday LOL - carrying them upstairs to the new plane room was fun :rolleyes:
...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-29-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By dennypayne
Re: NG Model - 1:200 December 2020 Release Photogr

Sweet! Another one for me to add to my "flown on" collection. :D
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-28-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,838
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Gemini400 December Releases

I don't think you can tell from that angle whether there's another gear leg behind that one or not. The picture from the other side on DiMA looks fine.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-28-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,129
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Nominations for 2020 1/400 model of the year

I'm gonna go with:

1. Panda Aeroflot Tu134
2. NG Models ANA 787-9 "R2-D2"
3. Gemini Southwest 737-700 "Tennessee One"
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-28-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By dennypayne
Re: LAST Ilyushin IL-62MGr Rada Airlines

Anton was probably there, right?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-28-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Southwest Airlines B 737-700 in four liveries.

Props to Southwest for remaining colorful for all these years. I've always enjoyed my flights with them - I just got my first flight in one of their -800's and first one in "Hot Dog on a Stick"...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-27-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By dennypayne
Re: LAST Ilyushin IL-62MGr Rada Airlines

Yes, Alrosa flew RA-85757 for the last time in passenger service a few months ago. I was lucky to get a ride on it in 2018.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4907/39804032233_d2803264c8_c.jpg...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-26-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,081
Posted By dennypayne
Re: GJ200 DEC Releases

I was a little startled by the picture too but honestly after hitting up images.google.com for British Caledonian A310 I have to say that it does appear that they seem to consistently have more of a...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-26-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By dennypayne
Re: All I wanted for Christmas was a .....

No models for me either but my wife surprised me with these which will take their place in the new model room. :D

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50764443077_46ca8748f7_z.jpg...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-26-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By dennypayne
Re: Southwest Airlines B 737 Desert Gold

There's at least 2 different colors of the desert gold besides the more metallic-looking retro birds. I started a thread at airliners.net (https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1433593)...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-22-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By dennypayne
Re: The A330-200 models

You could also use a small portion of 'blue tack' or 'sticky tack' as it's called sometimes. I found some that was white instead of the typical blue. Just put some under the nose gear. I've secured...
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