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Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 10-01-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Air France declares MAYDAY! Lands in Goose Bay Canada; after engine blowout!

A few things to "take on board" here.

The plane F-HPJE is Airbus MSN 052 (F-WWAN) which first flew back in May 2010 making it around 7.3 years old.

The Engines are GP7270 made by Engine...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-15-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Who likes scale models more than the real thing?

G'day,

I feel like you nowadays, as I can no longer fly due to ill health, I tend to focus all my time on models only. Sucks to 1:1 models... LOL

For your want of models to compliment your...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-15-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Dragon Wings Space Space Shuttle Endeavour

While it is clearly not "impossible" it is impractable to model a space shuttle in all forms of wheel/gear assemblies. Unless you back to the 1970s/1980s Ertl diecast examples of folding gear (See...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 09-10-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Fun Survey (the child in you)

G'day,

I might have the answer to the best of both worlds... My 11yo daughter has been collecting Matchbox planes for several years now, so I do get to play with her and her planes on a regular...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-02-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Comparing A320s - 1/400 Scale Detailed Mould Review

A quick google shows that the underside antenna is indeed off-centre.

https://cs2.gtaall.com/screenshots/4dc09/2014-08/original/47f81fdaa55629e55386c5433b8d979edbe064df/210261-9.jpg

However...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-01-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: 1/400 raw vehicles GSE cast

G'day,

Great photos of the 1/400 scale models that you have painted. There are several options available for modellers now-a-days with many options including shapeways
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-01-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: What have I bought?

G'day,

No need to panic too much, the model is made by Sub-brand Apollo (Which is/was owned by Witty Wings). It is also listed in the database here:
Apollo 1:400 Pan American World Airways B...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-30-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Airbus house colours 1/400.

G'day Paul and others...

I'm probably that bunny on here that collects Airbus Corporate house livery jets. I originally started out just collecting one of each in 1990s colours. The only one...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-28-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By make.me.laugh
Post from New Member "Viperfritz" In search for the best brand for 1:72ers

This is a Post from New Member "Viperfritz" In search for the best brand for 1:72ers --- Recopied here by the moderator after it was quarantined by the site due to it being a First post by a new...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-23-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: JC Wings 1:400 Air New Zealand Boeing 767-300 ZK-NCG

G'day,

I just received mine in the post today and it honestly puts alot of my other Air New Zealand Boeing 767's to shame. It IS supurb. Just Wow...

Lou
Forum: General Squawk Talk 08-04-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Boeing 787 Dreamliner draws its own outline with flight path on 17-hour test flig

G'day,

Looks totally awesome... For the full story check out this link:

Boeing 787 Dreamliner draws its own outline with flight path on 17-hour test flight...
Forum: 1:400 Models 08-02-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
For Sale 1/400 collection
Views: 410
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: 1/400 collection

G'day New Member - JetJunkie (great name btw)...

Interested to see your lists on UPS and USAF

Happy to have a PM or you can email me at
[email protected]

Cheers Lou
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-27-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Some Little Aussiejets - Four 717s and a Fokker

The Royal Fokker has been sold to Alliance Airlines in Australia.

Absolutely stunning to see the B 717's of QantasLink and Jetstar... It's these small planes which tempt me most to switch to 1:200...
Forum: Site Issues and Support Section 07-27-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: This is a test of photobucket replacement

G'day Robertjon5,

If you or any member clicks the mouse tab on the thumbnail it opens up and fills the page. So don't panic, full size pics have always been available simply by clicking on any...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-23-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: A question about BB400 Lufthansa o/c B747s

G'day,

I checked the DAC/Wings900 database and it shows the outline as described on the model you bought, a rather heavier blue outline around the tail logo.

BigBird400 1:400 Lufthansa B...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-17-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Are they Legit ?

G'day,

They are also on Facebook and do post regularly there.

https://www.facebook.com/mhhaviationcollectibles/
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-04-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,329
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Pan Am 727 Catch Me if you Can

Indeed... why would Dragon Wings release a B727-200 as the aircraft for the movie? As the Advanced 200 series wasn't released till 1970 and the movie is set in the 1960s...

During the parts of...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-01-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,192
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: BigBird 1:400 BA G-BNLK 'Water Dreaming'

Congratulations on finding this rare beastie for your collection. Great to see you're also having such a good time on DAC. Best of luck now in finding ALL the other BA's you're searching for. Yay!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-27-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By make.me.laugh
Gemini Jets July 2017 New Releases

These models should be available near the end of July 2017.
1/400

GJAFR1665 AIR FRANCE A380 NEW LIVERY F-HPJJ
GJAAY1659 ALLEGIANT A320-200(S) NEW LIVERY
GJBAW1667 BRITISH AIRWAYS CONCORDE...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-23-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: When it's NOT you turn to die

G'day,

I searched out the clip on youtube called "When it's NOT your turn to die and found this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBiPpiIVO9U

Problem was I also found this... shows the first...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-21-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By make.me.laugh
QANTAS B 787-9 Dreamliner Fleet Names Revealed

Qantas customers will take to the skies on Waltzing Matilda, Boomerang and Quokka as the airline today revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

Qantas Group CEO Alan...
Forum: Site Issues and Support Section 06-12-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By make.me.laugh
A new moderator

G'day,

occasionally I notice that someone else is moderating posts, usually those posts which ask questions about models?

Such as this link?...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-12-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Administrators?

Try "vs-Admin" is your best bet and good luck with the GIF.

Cheers Lou
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-10-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: 'Batman's' Adam West dies at 88.

Wow,

Shocked doesn't cover it. I got to meet him (and interview him) years ago. Tho honestly what a great age to get to..? And he was switched on till the very end. Makes me smile even now. What a...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-09-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: London terror attack

Sadly, once again it's just FAKE news...

Australian soccer chiefs on Thursday night sought to defuse growing outrage over what UK media has characterised as a Saudi Arabian snub for the memories...
Forum: Site Issues and Support Section 06-08-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Database Trade Available Issue

You can also send me a PM and a simple check will tell me whether that seller/member is still logging in regularly onto DAC/Wings900. Either way, I will happily PM you back with the answer.

Cheers...
Forum: Site Issues and Support Section 06-08-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Database Trade Available Issue

G'day,

Would actually be good to share the whole story there, Todd... How originally Gordon developed DAC and then sold it on to you guys at wings900. Then becoming an independent web site run by...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-06-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: 400 Scale Hanger URL Nolonger Accepted

G'day,

I'm finding no trouble in getting into the site, tho I do use an in-direct link...

AeroClassics - 400 Scale Hangar (http://www.400scalehangar.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=19)

If if...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-06-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: London terror attack

There is the deadly cult of IS, there is the cult of martyrdom, and the cult of fanatics but our real problem is the cult of celebrity. Those in the media, both real and fake, will now do their...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-05-2017, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,268
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Spare parts for Repairing your Models !

G'day,

This site often comes up on ebay:

Gemini Jets Replacement Landing Gear sets for 1/400 and 1/200 Scale Models

Gemini Jets Replacement Landing Gear sets for 1/400 and 1/200 Scale Models...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-05-2017, 02:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: IF200 Poor QC or something more sinister?

G'day,

It definitely is NOT zinc Rot, it is however very likely that it's Powdery Rot. This has already reared its head in both 1:200 and 1:400 scales of late and discussed at length.

Recent...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-04-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: London terror attack

Forum Rules in Part state:

You agree that you will not use this discussion forum to post any statement or photo which knowingly includes: false, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing,...
Forum: Site Issues and Support Section 06-03-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Why the noisy advertisments

What are you refering to here..? Where are you seeing (hearing) these adverts..?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-01-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Bad experience from Waffle Collectibles -- Damaged Models --

G'day,

Have to agree with Surinam Air 747, I've bought alot of models from overseas during the past 11 years and more often than I would like, they arrive via post with broken gears (like...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-01-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,739
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Hobby Master HA5306 MiG-23MF Red 149, Redzikowo AB, Slupsk, Poland

It was somewhat of a secret that models were being giving out to various members who "promoted" the wares. So... To continue that tradition on DAC I will admit to presenting the following fine models...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-30-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: 1:200 vs 1:400

G'day,

I must be probably the only collector who started with a large scale and progressively over time, kept moving to smaller scales.

I originally collected military models in 1:72, but they...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-26-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,521
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Calibre Wings F-14B Tomcat VF-103 Jolly Rogers, CA721401

I can categorically state that I received NO PM from skf requesting a change of title or removal of link text. I did receive several Reports from other members of the breach of DAC forum rules tho,...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-25-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,525
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: A Sad Day For Us All

It is absolutely awlful, heartbreaking and just plain beyond belief. Thankfully even in this overwhelming time, little miracles do happen. I read earlier today of a woman who only survived because...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-25-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,525
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: A Sad Day For Us All

Actually the rules are this way because this is a Diecast Aircraft Collectors site and not a religious or political site. You are more than welcome to discuss this over on Facebook among other...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-25-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,478
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: TOP GUN Part 2 is on approach! Tom Cruise has confirmed the sequel

Problem here is... it's been 30 years... and very rarely do re-makes or part 2 story lines cut-it with audiences anymore. Star Wars is about the only one to achieve this and even then we rarely talk...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-24-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,799
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Singapore Airlines to retire four A380s by 2018!

Qantas as yet haven't officially cancelled the order. The airline is seeking a plane which can fly 17,000+kms without needing a re-fuel, so they can go Sydney-London without stopping.

The A380...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-24-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,799
Posted By make.me.laugh
re: Singapore Airlines to retire four A380s by 2018!

It's not over just quite yet. Some Airlines are still placing orders for the A380. Tho I suspect not anywhere as many as Airbus had hoped for. Here is the link to the Airbus A380 production list,...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-24-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,525
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: A Sad Day For Us All

Actually, it is possible to express our sadness without venting outrage at the perpetrators. As an adult, you should be able to tell the difference between the two.

Those who do vent on DAC, will...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-24-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Most Underused Moulds in 1/400 Scale

First off...

Great reading and very inclusive.

Question...? How many of the moulds featured are for zamak zinc and how many for Aluminium?

I ask as many of the manufacturers now-a-days use...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-24-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: Sir Roger Moore has passed away. RIP Bond, James Bond!

Vale Roger Moore,

I always prefered him in "The Saint", probably because it was repeated ad nauseam on late night TV in the 1970s-80s on Australian television.

Brilliant opening theme, very...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-23-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,525
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: A Sad Day For Us All

Not sure why you brought this up..? I don't see anything you said taking shots at anyone. The statement posted by me was made towards ALL members.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-23-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,525
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: A Sad Day For Us All

Remember tho, ISIS take responsibility for ALL bombings.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack through its news agency Amaq, saying that one of its members had carried out the...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-23-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,525
Posted By make.me.laugh
Re: A Sad Day For Us All

Totally appalling and extremely heartbreaking and sad.

I suspect news will be breaking hourly on this tragic event.

Just Announced: British police have confirmed the name of the suspected...
Forum: STS: Other Scales & Antique Models 05-23-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By make.me.laugh
RULES AND REGULATIONS on SELLING / TRADING HERE ON DAC

This section is for personal individual use ONLY and NOT For Retailers or Online Businesses or e-bay Stores.
www.diecastaircraftforum.com (https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com) assumes absolutely NO...
Forum: STS: Military Model Aircraft 05-23-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 608
Posted By make.me.laugh
RULES AND REGULATIONS on SELLING / TRADING HERE ON DAC

This section is for personal individual use ONLY and NOT For Retailers or Online Businesses or e-bay Stores.
www.diecastaircraftforum.com (https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com) assumes absolutely NO...
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