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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-19-2020, 10:33 AM
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Posted By hiki08
Re: Dragon Wings Ansett 747-300

Those wingtips look better than the original! Didn't know you can file styrene to something so fine. From this distance, I couldn't tell the join either. Did you glue it across the width of the outer...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-19-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By hiki08
Re: Airbus A350: 2020 Detailed Mould Comparison

Doesn't seem mentioned, but I just received AV's new Cathay A350-1000 and they seem to have improved on the wheel hubs over their older ones. In their older iterations, including the China Southern...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-07-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By hiki08
Hmm looks like I'll need to add that old A320 to...

Hmm looks like I'll need to add that old A320 to my wish list now then!



Sad indeed, but confined not just to history books, but all those glorious models made of them too 🙂
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-06-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By hiki08
VH Tigerair in 1:400?

So some of you may have heard, Bain Capital who recently acquired Virgin Australia has decided to retire the Tigerair brand in Australia. Sadly, there's barely been any models made on the brand (4),...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-06-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By hiki08
Re: Recent dealings with NG models

Anyone know if Gemini will be any better? Got a mucked up A359 cockpit window paint job and retailer which posted it just said they were too tied up to do QC before posting. :envy:

p.s. I...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-05-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By hiki08
Re: PandaModel weibo (A330MRTT and news)

Apparently this person in the screencap was badmouthing Panda's boss, and their products. Conspiring with a retailer and a factory to suppress Panda. Not a pleasant story but then nothing...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-03-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By hiki08
Re: Question abt Aviation400 A350-900 Cathay Pacif

Thanks Richard. A very clear summary of the releases by AV. I did indeed see "WB" but thought it was a typo on a website. Didn't know AV went by WB codes as I've barely collected any AV400s.

This...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-02-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By hiki08
Re: My 300th 1/400 model - Aeroclassics.....

Congratulations on your 300th! What a beautiful model.

I don’t think I’ll venture into Australian as I’ve never taken it, but it looks such a classic. I do have fond memories of Ansett as they...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-02-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By hiki08
Re: Question abt Aviation400 A350-900 Cathay Pacif

Thanks Denny!

Kind of frustrating I just typed a reply but it seems lost in the aether.

That link of yours was a great read! And that LRV looks horrendous! Good to see the Cathay Paciic 777...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-02-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By hiki08
Re: JC Boeing Huse ciolors 777-9 - how long?

I've seen the product in the local market recently (Hong Kong) so it could be any time soon for other markets, hopefully!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-02-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By hiki08
Question abt Aviation400 A350-900 Cathay Pacifics

Hi all - I'm looking at acquiring a Cathay A350-900 and am undecided about which one to get. I have been interested in trying an Aviation 400 for it's highly revered mould/nose shape and the gimmicky...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-24-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By hiki08
Re: Farewell Qantas Jumbo - My Qantas 747 collecti

Great photo! Been seeing a few on the photos database webpages the past few days. Was there quite a crowd? What was it like? Would be happy to see any photos of the occasion.

Saw this beautiful...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-22-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By hiki08
Re: Qantas 747 leaves forever

What a great drawing. Saw this myself earlier as well.

Also something I found intriguing was their flyover above Sydney. If they didn't make that right turn at the yellow arrow and continued left...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-22-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By hiki08
Re: Farewell Qantas Jumbo - My Qantas 747 collecti

Excuse the double post - but since this thread is about the farewell of the Qantas jumbo, here's a post to commemorate 747's conclusion of 49 years of service with Qantas today with the departure of...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-20-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By hiki08
Re: Farewell Qantas Jumbo - My Qantas 747 collecti

I got it from a Japanese retailer. It's a Dragon Wings, and according to DIMA, it was a limited edition made specially for some model shop in Taiwan (with the number printed on its belly). I've been...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-19-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,261
Posted By hiki08
Re: Aeroclassics Air France 747-100

It looks like they've made a South African 747-200 for July too. I haven't broken an old Bigbird wing tip yet, but if I did I'm sure I'd be supporting the thicker one.

Curious what are stitching...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-19-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By hiki08
Re: Farewell Qantas Jumbo - My Qantas 747 collecti

That's quite an amazing collection of Qantas 747s! I just got my hands on one (just one, VH-OED) to commemorate what in my mind was quite an era of the 747 with Qantas.

While I've certainly flown...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-15-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,813
Posted By hiki08
Re: NG Model - 1:400 July 2020 "Hints"

The R2D2 jet would be pretty exciting.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-10-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,813
Posted By hiki08
Re: NG Model - 1:400 July 2020 "Hints"

I guess the 787 JA8XXX could also be an ANA, or perhaps the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Torch Relay jet which JC Wings and Phoenix have both done. Hope not - otherwise I really wonder why different brands...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-24-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By hiki08
That was lucky. Maybe should take them out to do...

That was lucky. Maybe should take them out to do up a list? I've been keeping a spreadsheet of my purchases to keep things in tabs. Also part of the satisfaction of seeing what's collected and where...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-23-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By hiki08
Re: Two new 747's

Thanks! No worries, I'm not looking to purchase this one since I already have a VR-HOP with the same livery by Dreamjets. If anyone needs one posted from Hong Kong, let me know as I've seen one or...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-23-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By hiki08
Re: The History of 1:400 Models Pt2: 2001-2008

This was a good read. Great to see you found the connection of Dreamjets (to Gemini)! It's helpful for me to know :)

Think it might be a typo here? "also likely put paid"
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-23-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By hiki08
Re: Two new 747's

Was this $100 AUD? Just curious the pricing it's going for - I've got a Dreamjets which I've been quite happy with it (other than being not as described and arrived with a repaired landing gear). I...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-17-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,496
Posted By hiki08
Re: NG Model - New 1:400 Boeing 747SP Mould

That mindset will probably be what gets me through to having at least one SP. Didn't see much SPs at all IRL and whenever I do, I cringe at the awkward stocky shape. It's like biting into a...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-12-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,496
Posted By hiki08
Re: NG Model - New 1:400 Boeing 747SP Mould

Posted more times than I could count, but I'd +1 the United Airlines Saul Bass livery (any version works for me).
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-12-2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By hiki08
Re: JC400 JUNE Releases / Future Releases

Wow, that Ansett is tempting - though I've never actually seen it IRL. Hoping they could remake the classic final 1990s livery with their new mould whenever that comes out.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-11-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By hiki08
Geez Denny, it's only you me and Richard here on...

Geez Denny, it's only you me and Richard here on this thread so far! (Tongue in cheek)

I agree with your statement but with the caveat that what "matters" is strictly limited to mean purposeful...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-11-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,931
Posted By hiki08
Oh wow haha. Well I think there was only one heat...

Oh wow haha. Well I think there was only one heat source all along for that roast. That storage of yours but - it's larger than my wardrobe! And as one person had pointed out - what the storage of...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-11-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By hiki08
Re: Introduction to Collecting 1:400

Great intro and handy resources list.

As for models database, is Wings900 not worth a mention? I believe DIMA and Waffles is somehow tied and they have a lot, but I sometimes find what's...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-11-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,931
Posted By hiki08
Re: Brand vs. Brand

Oh wow really, that's new to me. I know there's dodge going on sometimes but didn't know the choice of boxes for JC was because of this. It just felt more uniform and tidy to keep them all in...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-10-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By hiki08
Haha just what I was expecting you'd say. I agree...

Haha just what I was expecting you'd say. I agree the comments about brands is probably not something that everyone would (should) agree with but that's his opinion and I'll respect that. With your...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-10-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By hiki08
Re: Who is the Best? I hate that question.

Just found the earlier thread from February which I read when I was first learning the ropes, titled "what are the best 1:400 brands?":...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-09-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,931
Posted By hiki08
Re: Brand vs. Brand

The quality of the mould is one thing, but I also place a lot of importance on accuracy of the printing and placement of the livery. I've been getting a lot of Asian carriers and the choice is...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-09-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By hiki08
Re: Who is the Best? I hate that question.

Great intro. In honesty it's not easy for new collectors to get a grasp of some of these things and what you've shared in the article would be very helpful to any new beginner.

This is coming...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-04-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,154
Posted By hiki08
That's a good point. But it's more about the...

That's a good point. But it's more about the quality of the brand in the past and no indication of the brand in the present and future. It seems to only affect a very small portion of the models of...
Forum: 1:400 Models 06-04-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By hiki08
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-04-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,154
Posted By hiki08
Re: CV880 - paint issue?

From all that I've read on forums and wiki, everyone suggests that zinc rot is not affected by storage conditions. I'm not great with chemistry and haven't looked into it in detail to know, but could...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-23-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,627
Posted By hiki08
Re: My most tragic loss yet - zinc rot

Haha, had a great laugh with those. Thanks Mark22, I'll vote yours the most informative of the three above :rolleyes:

I obviously know very little about geese, swan and KLM other than that they...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-23-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,627
Posted By hiki08
Re: My most tragic loss yet - zinc rot

It just says listing has ended. It seems like it was passed in without any purchasers?

Quite a crazy price... but with all rare things, it's about finding a buyer who cherishes it so much that...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-23-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,243
Posted By hiki08
Re: Announcement by NG

Good to hear. Really like your foam packaging NG, hoping to acquire more as the right liveries becomes available.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-21-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By hiki08
Re: What happened to these JC wings models?

On the topic of where certain JC Wings model had gone... anyone know if they're still going to release the Korean Air 747-8 '11th children paint contest'? I saw on a few online retailers saying it...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-20-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,813
Posted By hiki08
Re: Another one bites the zinc rot dust!

The loss is tragic. Especially on such an iconic (standard livery) version!



Actually... with some key model purchases, I probably wouldn't mind them building in the cost of replacing with an...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-12-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By hiki08
Re: A350 models

Just received a newsletter from Cathay today with a video of an A350 with a nice #missyoutoo special livery. I don't suppose the livery in the image in the email is real, would be quite a nice...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-11-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By hiki08
Re: Broken Landing Gear

Was just looking for a solution, and came across this recent thread.

I've just gotten a 2003 year Phoenix 767-300 through the mail with a snapped nose landing gear. I don't suppose Phoenix would...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-11-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,667
Posted By hiki08
Re: As the JC400 777 mould is the best available..

I was meant to attach a photo in my edit in the post above, but seems like I can't attach photos when I edit a post.

Here's a front image of a JC Wings 777-200 which I took. The 2 nose gear doors...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-11-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,667
Posted By hiki08
Re: As the JC400 777 mould is the best available..

Great read and beautiful photos.

One thing though when you say that Cathay may have the opportunity to return to something akin to normal operations... they just announced after your post that...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-11-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,154
Posted By hiki08
Re: CV880 - paint issue?

Thanks Doug.

Definitely true as to how people classify zinc rot, or other paint issues. Not sure how to resolve this other than to perhaps include a few photos in the first few posts showing what...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-11-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,154
Posted By hiki08
Re: Aeroclassics CV880 - zinc rot?

If there's sufficient interest, could we perhaps start a new thread dedicated to reporting of zinc rot affected 1:400 models and have it pinned? Ideally no discussion should take place in that thread...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-07-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,154
Posted By hiki08
Cheers. Seeing all the zinc rot photos are...

Cheers. Seeing all the zinc rot photos are saddening. I've seen plenty in my search, but wasn't sure what it would look like at the very beginning before cracks occur and the whole model...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-06-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,154
Posted By hiki08
Thanks both. Will take it as just a bit of paint...

Thanks both. Will take it as just a bit of paint unevenness then.
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