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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-11-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 36,895
Posted By Canopy
Re: Detailed 1:400 Scale Model Reviews

This was a fair and accurate assessment on your part. What a crap model. It took over a year to be released and when it did, it arrived with a ton of errors.
I had no second thoughts about promptly...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-18-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,463
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Model - 1:400 Latest Release Photographs

Wonderful photos, Doug. I really love the retro vibe that you accomplished in these shots.

Coincidentally, I'm also at a stage where I'm content with where my collection stands. My fleet reached...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-11-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,737
Posted By Canopy
Re: October Aeroclassics: Your guesses....

My guesses...

Air Canada Boeing B 767-200 C-FBEM

Air Canada Boeing B 767-200 C-GAUP

Ansett Australia Boeing B 767-200 VH-RME

Ansett Australia Boeing B 767-200 VH-RMF
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-09-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,535
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Model - 1:400 October 2019 Release

TWA TriStar will come my way. Also thinking of replacing my PHX ANZ 787 with this one but I'm perfectly okay with keeping it.

The Fuerza Aérea Mexicana 737 is the type of one off model I love to...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-07-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Canopy
Re: Block's Third Way: Air Holland

Wonderful write-up Rich. Love the story behind the rise and fall of Air Holland which is now represented through this lovely 757 model from NG model.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-08-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,948
Posted By Canopy
Re: The Gemini Tristar 500 - A Detailed Review

The thing that I can't stand is the complacency and complete disregard for the intelligence of the collector that has been demonstrated by both AC and Gemini of late.

Once NG came along they both...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-04-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,857
Posted By Canopy
Re: KLM 747 Released!

After the obnoxiously year long wait, I finally got mine. And I immediately sent it back!

I was not impressed with paint flaws, thick antennas, the high cheat line, and the dome being reproduced...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-01-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By Canopy
Re: NGModel Tristars.

And yet many continually bought subpar moulds. I don't blame them, up to this year there was never any urgency or response from established manufacturers to create a good TriStar. Collectors became...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-28-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,801
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Model - 1:400 August 2019 Release "Hints"

Really hoping for an Eastern TriStar this go-around. Everything else is just icing on the cake.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-27-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,688
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Model - 1:400 July 2019 Release Photographs

Yes, but you also paid a premium for the restocks since I see that he raised the prices on these since the initial releases.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-24-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,688
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Model - 1:400 July 2019 Release Photographs

crack·ing
/ˈkrakiNG/

INFORMAL•BRITISH
adjective INFORMAL•BRITISH
adjective: cracking, excellent.
"he is in cracking form to win this race"

Yeah, I should have probably used a different...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-24-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,688
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Model - 1:400 July 2019 Release Photographs

This is a cracking model and I look forward to many more TriStars from NG!

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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-22-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,688
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Model - 1:400 July 2019 Release Photographs

Nice Photos Jim! My deliveries will be arriving tomorrow and Saturday. I have both Delta 757s, the Delta TriStar and the United 738 on approach. I don't collect any Widget liveries but I just could...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-20-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By Canopy
Re: Updated Mould Review: Boeing 767-200s

Harvey, I would be interested in this model as it would slot right in with the rest of my UTA/Aéromaritime fleet. Still, I'm not completely sold on the AC B767 mold and am wary of the many errors...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-05-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,429
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Model - 1:400 L1011 Tristar Photographs

Great advice. It's things like this that are learned over time when dealing with such delicate pieces.

I use Elmer's all purpose white glue which is easy to clean up should there be an accident. I...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-05-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 36,895
Posted By Canopy
Re: Detailed 1:400 Scale Model Reviews

I suggest you make use of the ignore feature on this forum to keep the crazy out of your feed. Has worked wonders for me.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-05-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 36,895
Posted By Canopy
Re: Detailed 1:400 Scale Model Reviews

Thanks for your review Richard. I haven't ordered any NG L-1011s yet since I'm not interested in the liveries that have been released so far.

I am looking forward to future releases knowing full...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-01-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By Canopy
Re: Landor Associates Designed Airline Liveries

Learned something new today. Was not aware of how involved Landor was/is within the airline design industry. Great post!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-01-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By Canopy
Re: Came across this beauty in my collection!

I ended up acquiring both of your DC-8s as well as your 747 Freighter via a Waffle Collection Sale back when you unloaded a huge portion of your 1:400 models. It helped round out my UTA fleet,...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-29-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,302
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Model 1:400 July 2019 "Hints"

Amazing set of releases. I'm going to order both Delta 757's this go around. I look forward to seeing more 737-800s including ALASKA and DELTA current colors in the near future!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-22-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,060
Posted By Canopy
Re: Aeroclassics Announcement?

This is what I've seen so far.

AIR TANZANIA BOEING B 767-200 ET-AIZ

ANA ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS LOCKHEED L-1011-1/100 JA8501

BRITISH AIRWAYS LOCKHEED L-1011-500 G-BFCA

BRITISH AIRWAYS...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-01-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,039
Posted By Canopy
Re: PandaModel June New Release

Going for the Tampa Cargo A330 this go-around. I have a soft spot for freighters and this one looks lovely.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-01-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,859
Posted By Canopy
Re: Most difficult model for you to find?

The two AC/Big Bird Air France 747-100s. I've seen them come up for sale a couple of times through the years on FleaBay, either damaged or @ $200 USD. Not gonna happen.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-01-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,242
Posted By Canopy
Re: Starting Out: My First 1:400s

Terrific subject Rich. My 1/400 collection began when I watched a review of a JCwings Air New Zealand Q400 on Youtube in 2014. I then ran into this forum which helped me gain insight into the hobby. ...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-15-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,277
Posted By Canopy
Re: Panda Model February Releases

The Austrian 600 duo is tempting. I have two of the SAS 600s and found the mould to be really nice.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-13-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Model - Dec 2018 1:400 Rel Icelandair 752W(

I see what you mean. That blue line inside the cockpit outline threw me off at first glance. I'm sure that this is a pre-production version and this will be corrected for delivery.

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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-06-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 171,043
Posted By Canopy
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Received these two SAS beauties for around $25USD each.

Dragon SAS MD-82 OY-KHE "Star Alliance"

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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-06-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,069
Posted By Canopy
Re: Panda Model DECEMBER 2018 Releases

Thank you for posting these photos, Jacob. I have just placed my order via Taobao and noticed that the A321s are selling for about $28USD. Not complaining but interesting that the 600s are $7 more.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-06-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By Canopy
Re: Short Stuff: A Boeing 737-600 Wishlist

I believe that you've covered the ones that may sell. Perhaps include a Tunisair in there?
A Malev 600 would certainly be a coveted model in my opinion.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-13-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By Canopy
Re: Super tanker 747-400

While we're on the topic of one-off airframes, I have always loved the 727 from Oil Spill Response. A models of this beauty would set off my collection!
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-12-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,601
Posted By Canopy
Re: AeroClassics December 2018 Releases

The Air Transat suffers from a flaw in that the blue in the vertical stabilizer should meet up with the cheat-line.

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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-12-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,601
Posted By Canopy
Re: AeroClassics December 2018 Releases

Indeed, she did, and I completely understand the fact that NG does not want to step on frail egos. But given that AC is willing to step into NG territory with this batch of releases, I don't see why...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-12-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,601
Posted By Canopy
Re: AeroClassics December 2018 Releases

The Delta 757 is indeed in 80s widget scheme. Interesting decision to go head to head with already released and announced 757s from NG. Maybe that will open the door for an Aeroperú 757 from NG in...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-12-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,324
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Models Beluga XL Sample First Pictures

NG Models continues to amaze! I look forward to adding a few of these to my collection.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-11-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 26,482
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Model: What to do in March & April 2019?

US Airways 757. Post America West Airlines merger.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-11-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,539
Posted By Canopy
Re: Gemini Jets December Releases

Not only oddly positioned, also a bit too small.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-10-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 26,482
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Model: What to do in March & April 2019?

Almost forgot to ask for these!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-10-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By Canopy
Re: Panda Model Recent News: A321 Pic, Ltd A340 &

I'll be honest, I was one of the many people on the forum to write-off Panda Model when they first started making waves in 2016. Yet they have proven themselves with high quality releases and a...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-08-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,069
Posted By Canopy
Re: Panda Model DECEMBER 2018 Releases

They are all over Taobao, that is where I pulled those illustrations from. Alternatively you can always wait for them to pop up on eBay from some of the same Chinese sellers found in Taobao.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-08-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,069
Posted By Canopy
Re: Panda Model DECEMBER 2018 Releases

Had been tempted to pre-order the Air New Zealand A321 from PHX, but now I will save my money for this Panda version. I may also get one of the Air China 600s as well.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-08-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,069
Posted By Canopy
Panda Model DECEMBER 2018 Releases

I don't know if these should be labeled as Dec releases since we probably won't see them until January. Anyhow, to the models...

A pair of EasyJet A321s

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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-07-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 26,482
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Model: What to do in March & April 2019?

757

AeroPerú

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Forum: General Squawk Talk 12-06-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Canopy
Re: Need a little help..!!

This Air China Max8 model was released last year, 2017, so the chance of a re-release is slim. Since then I haven't seen it up for sale on eBay or anywhere else for that matter. The other issue is...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-05-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,011
Posted By Canopy
Re: PandaModels October 2018 Releases

Finally received my Panda order!

Here are some quick shots of my SAS/Braathens 600s. Yes, the engines are a tad too orange but the mould itself is great imo, and Panda's quality shines again!
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-05-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,131
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Air Europe / British 757 G-BKRM

I can't wait for other liveries to follow so that I can check out this mould in person.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-04-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,131
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG Air Europe / British 757 G-BKRM

Def a no-brainer, but what about model of the year!?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-29-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By Canopy
Re: Custom Stands?

Jim, (BWI-ROCman) creates his own stands out of coat hangers. Maybe he will chime in to share how he does it if he sees this thread.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-28-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 233,803
Posted By Canopy
Re: New 757 mould by NG Model

NG, I know that one AeroPerú 757 has been made by AC already. As has been noted on here, many of us had some issues with that model. So would you consider creating one yourselves?

I have been...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-26-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By Canopy
Re: NG 757 Delays??????

You should be seeing the UNITED, AA and EA non 757 titles shipped by next week.

Maybe your EA non 757 titles is holding up the rest of your order?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-26-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,111
Posted By Canopy
Re: Out of Africa

Didn't those AC 737-200 models succumb to zinc rot many years ago?

There's a - 300 out there still available on dealer shelves.
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