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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-02-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,023
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: "The Don" is back.

Very well said, but you forgot to add BA Landor scheme which is lo-o-o-o-o-ong overdue. I first flew with G-BIKP in 1986, when 1:400 collecting didn't even exist, and 29 years later a model has not...
Forum: Site Issues and Support Section 02-18-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Database - Airline Name

That seems to work for your collection only. Been unable to do it when using the database. :confused:
Any help?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-14-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,135
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Alitalia: Into the Jet Age

I appreciated it very much indeed, Richard!! Very accurate and detailed as usual, and it brings back memories of my childhood when the passion for the world of airlines blossomed. If you don't mind,...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-07-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,411
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: New Aero Classics!

...and also with a 1.5 meters shorter wingspan. I fear that on such a small model those differences are relevant.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-07-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,411
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: New Aero Classics!

Both Alitalia DC-6s look superb.

I-DIMO is the first 1/400 model ever produced in the AZ scheme of the 1950s. Hope it will sell well, so we might see in the future also the others that existed in...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 02-06-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,407
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: 10 Across in a B 777

10-abreast seating on a B777 for a 12 hour flight is an excruciating experience. It happened to me once (HKG-CDG), and will make sure it won't happen again.

This is why I am a fan of the A380 and...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-18-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,595
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: CSA: OK Jets

Enjoy!!! ;)
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-14-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,353
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: AeroClassics New Releases for January 2015

Maybe I can help in solving the case.


Alitalia wet-leased EI-ANL from Shannon Air in the beginning of 1965 as a cargo hauler to implement its services between Italy (mostly Milan and Turin) and...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 01-12-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,682
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Passenger refused flight over missing letter on airline ticket!

I think that the airline had all the right to refuse boarding for their onward journey with a wrong name printed on the ticket. But allowing them to depart was first the airline's mistake, as no one...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-14-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,441
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Aeroclassics SE-210 Caravelles

I endorse all your suggestions and requests as above, and wish to add Indian Airlines and Aerolineas Argentinas as other relevant Caravelle VI operators, though a bit more exotic.

On the other...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-14-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,441
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Aeroclassics SE-210 Caravelles

The history of the UTA Caravelles has several peculiarities indeed:


It was a medium range airliner owned and operated by a European airline which was not used on scheduled European services.
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-24-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,277
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Four engines for short haul: Britain's Most Successful Jet the BAE 146

I wonder why the following RJs, who were a fairly common sight everywhere in Europe during the '90s, have been completely overlooked so far:

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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-03-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,885
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Dakota Face-off: DC-3 Moulds in 1:400

There is a bonanza of DC-3 still to be made for all tastes and from any era or place!

I cannot think of a major airline of the Old World which did not have them in their fleet at some point. Even...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-12-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: My New Braniff 707-220

I am with you. Personally, I do not care excessively about extreme perfection and detail. I do not stare at each of my models in display at 5 inches from my nose - actually sometimes I do, and here...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,899
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: The Great Silver Fleet & Golden Falcons: My Rickenbacker Era Eastern Fleet

The "720" scheme - i.e. with full Fly Eastern Air Lines titles - appeared with the blue spear also on the Convair 440, on the DC-7B, on the Electra, and even on a handful of Martin 4-0-4s before they...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 08-28-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 853
Posted By tonycutrella
Another one bites the dust

Today I received an email whose self-explanatory content is hereby summarized:

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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-05-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,438
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

Personally, I would be a little more cautious in making such an adamant statement.



Post-war Dinky Toys cars and the like are now 60-70 y.o., were produced in tens of thousand units, and almost...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-04-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Gemini B.A LANDOR 757 G-APEJ

I think that who makes this beauty as first in 1:400 hits the jackpot. Manufacturers meditate!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-29-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,877
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: More Bananas: Airwest Fleet Update

And what about a DC-9-10 in AirWest colors? That would complete the fleet.LOL
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-26-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,438
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

I don't have this model, but I really fear the diagnosis is now almost certain. I will keep an eye on all my 737NGs. Sooner or later we should hear a voice from the desert...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-25-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,438
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: GJ Delta 737-900 (N801DZ) Cracking

Zinc rot is a random process where impurities are spread unevenly in the metal alloy, especially if their levels are very low. It may, and it has happened, that while some models will crumble others...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-19-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,982
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: RIP Malaysia Airlines 9M-MRD

In all truth, I am neither surprised nor bothered by those who sell. Rather, I am stunned and speecheless because there are people who buy!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-18-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,069
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: question to Aklein707

I strongly recommend you not to buy it for whatever reason, unless you can first examine it in person.

The SMA 732 United Mainiler is black-listed because of zinc pest. Mine was ok when I bought...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,682
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: It's a Write-Off - Destruction in my Classics Collection!

I also join the club and makes 4... Thank you for interesting stories, as usual.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-13-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,966
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Gemini Jets new releases July/August 2014.

I also think that several of us collectors sometimes just "want it all and want it now".

I believe that even the best suggestion coming from a forum will take many months to become a real model by...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-09-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Worldcup 2014 Brazil - Semifinals

Yeap! In the end soccer players are just zillionaires earning their wealthy life in shorts by kicking around a ball. But this will not be forgotten easily. This is the worst defeat ever for Brazil in...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-30-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,382
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Air Ceylon: Sri-Lankan Shapeshifter

This was also leased sometimes in 1968 for their long-range flights, probably while the VC-10 was undergoing mainteinance:

http://airliners-airlines.de/fotoserien2/air_ceylon/hb_ich.jpg
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-30-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: TWA MD80's

This was already debated and it is a matter of conjectures. Gemini's business seems to be driven by airlines. Therefore, I do not see it that unlikely that sooner or later Delta and TWA MD-80s will...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-27-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,293
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: JC Wings July 2014 New Releases

Etihad Regional (fka Darwin Airlines) has dry-leased four ATR-72 for 2014 to strengthen their SAAB fleet. Three weeks ago I saw the one based in Palermo flying local services to the southern Italian...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-27-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: TWA MD80's

And three out of four Delta liveries!
And Alitalia in delivery colors!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-26-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,003
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Air India: Your Palace In The Sky

707s were not repainted, though they stayed in the fleet for many more years thereafter!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-21-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,101
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Mohawk Airlines: Route of the Air Chiefs

Very nice story and models, as usual.
I would have loved better, however, if the CV-440 would have been also made in the Indian Head livery to match the BAC jet and the Fokker.

<script...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,550
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: JC Wings Tu-114 possible?

I cannot make any judgement because I do not know the business plans of the manufacturers you cited, nor I am interested. I am only a customer and that's where my world ends. However, by common...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,550
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: JC Wings Tu-114 possible?

I find it hard to believe that forums are actually driving the market. I think it is quite a naive approach.

Forum users are definitely a sensible share. The reiterated, widespread, major requests...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-11-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 65,859
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Models hit by Zinc Plague/Bending Wings/Bubble Paints/Cracking Paints

Many collectors - including myself - have already tried many times to explain that there is no prevention from zinc plague. This disease is caused by impurities accidentally present in the metal...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-07-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,595
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: CSA: OK Jets

Despite of being on "the other side" after WW II, CSA can be considered a significant airline:


CSA could offer all-jet service from Prague to most European destinations already in mid-sixties,...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-05-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,809
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Gemini jets June releases

Fair enough. Let's see if you are right and GJ releases in the future:


a DC-10 in LH final colors
at least one of the CRJs. None exists except a JCW CRJ-200 in a special livery.
a Dash...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-03-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,932
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: JULY 2014 Gemini Jets HINTS

#5 is Lufthansa 727-100 or 737-300. A 727-200 would also be possible, but:


Gemini made it already many years ago
The subsequent hint about a separate 727-200 seems to indicate that this is...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-01-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,550
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: JC Wings Tu-114 possible?

Tu-114 + Tu 95 = Tu different molds!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-30-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,314
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: LANICA - Nicaragua's Flag Carrier

Well, actually it seems that not many are left of the stubby version. The only hot-seller I can think of would probably be VASP.

On the other hand, I agree 100% on the very limited use of the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-29-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,314
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: LANICA - Nicaragua's Flag Carrier

Thank you for another nice piece of history, this time on a very little known airline.

I wish AC had also released a LANICA BAC-111 in its delivery livery. It would have made a nice trio with...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-29-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,554
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Gemini Jets 787 ....always a sell out in 1/400

I think it is because they have made a correct marketing guess: collectors are willing to go the extra mile to get them.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-26-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,039
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Eastern DC-8-62

The DC-8-62 was the very long range version, and AFAIK only two US airlines ever flew the -62 originally: United and Braniff.

United used them mainly to serve non-stop the Hawaii from Chicago and...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-25-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,115
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Noon, Orient Paris, to Youth

Chapeau!
Congrats for both your knowledge and skill!!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-24-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,554
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Gemini Jets 787 ....always a sell out in 1/400

They know what they are doing ;)
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-21-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,342
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Some requests for Aeroclassics

I mean THIS:

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This is earlier than the BASS scheme ;)
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-21-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,342
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: Some requests for Aeroclassics

I think that classic CV-580s (Allegheny, Frontier, North Central) should sell like hot cakes.

Talking about missing (aero)-classics, no one has ever considered so far the following Boeing 727-200...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-12-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,489
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: AeroClassics New Releases for May 2014

No problem indeed!

IIRC, when I arrived in ATH on my maiden DC-10 flight it was already dark and couldn't see anyone waving on the observation deck. Too late to take pictures as well... ;)
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-12-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,489
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: AeroClassics New Releases for May 2014

Yep, but in general you do not ask for more food when you have got your main course just served...
Anyway, let's enjoy our meal!
;)
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-10-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,489
Posted By tonycutrella
Re: AeroClassics New Releases for May 2014

One of the best AC months for me and one of the worst for my wallet in a long time.

Incidentally, can some one explain me why on earth a thread of announcement for a wealth of new, mostly...
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