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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Today, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Shades of Battleship Grey

Which has the correct gray? I'd say all of them are correct, except for that GJ CRJ-200. I regularly flew United in the 1990s and 2000s, and while there may have been a "correct" freshly painted...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: David & Goliath

:D:D:D You should return to Colorado! I've lived in many parts of the U.S., and Colorado is definitely my fav place to live!

Can't help you with the 1/400 CO B735. I've got the 1/200 version...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: David & Goliath

What, wait, what!! Maybe CO 747s and SF340s might be impossible, but Continental operating at DIA in any form unlikely? This was kind of a recent incident. Living in Colorado, we were watching the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: David & Goliath

Thought it was 30 September 2010. Flew on a CO 737-500 that day for a short hop from San Antonio to Houston after three miserable weeks of pre-deployment training. The only reason I remember that...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-11-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,286
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: NG Model - 1:400 April 2021 "Hints"

We usually see great photos of intact models from you. Too bad that we are seeing photos of disassembled and/or incorrectly assembled models from you here recently.

Harvey
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-10-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Gemini Jets - Talk to us

Thought the stabs are supposed to point down. Saw photos of the model with stabs pointed up, which definitely doesn't look right.

Harvey
Forum: 1:200 Models 05-10-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 57
Posted By C141*Lifter
Inflight 200 Lufthansa A340-300 D-AIGZ

Looking for the subject line A343. This is in the previous livery, NOT the current livery. I am NOT interested in D-AGIS with the soccer ball nose. PM me if you have D-AIGZ to sell. Thanks!
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-07-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Will there be a Avelo 737 Model?

Looks like a modified SAS.

Harvey
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-06-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,926
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Unboxing my new GJ vs the DAC Crowd

That's really impressive, FIVE THOUSAND+ models!!:eek: As a guy with just a little over 100 models, to me, your standards look like anything and everything produced!! :D

Harvey
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-06-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,706
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: HOT HOT HOT! Photos of the NG WN 737-700

Well, that AeroClassics B732 is obviously an accurately portrayed 13 years faded blue model. Wasn't it advertised as such? :D

Harvey
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-05-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: The Big 400 Scale Survey Pt1: Results

But you can't dispute the fact that the poll voters voted in the way that they did is a fact. :D Yes agreed, these are opinions, which I believe was the objective of the poll, no? Otherwise, we...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-05-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: The Big 400 Scale Survey Pt1: Results

It's a poll. Not a scientific study with carefully selected "qualified" people to answer. What are people liking right now on this forum? That's what it is. Maybe the forum owners can add an...
Forum: 1:400 Models 05-05-2021, 01:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 51
Posted By C141*Lifter
1/400 Models

My 1/400 scale collection is now reduced to about 80 units that I will keep for the foreseeable future. The 1/200 scale collection is slowly growing now. Here's what's listed:

- AeroClassics...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-04-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,006
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: April 2021 Aeroclassics?

Maybe this month? Still haven't seen an announcement for these. Are they an exclusive release to a store in Tacoma?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174754247436?hash=item28b02a330c:g:1YkAAOSwwk5gaP31
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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-04-2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,706
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: HOT HOT HOT! Photos of the NG WN 737-700

What issue? The colors on the NG SWA 737? If they are wrong, who the heck would buy it? People have to be crazy to buy a model with the wrong colors. So these models will just sit on retailers'...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-03-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: 1:400 History - Blue Box & Magic Models

Very good write up and appropriate conclusion of these brands. These models were coming out when I first started collecting in 2006. I do remember the unusual 7E7s all over eBay at the time, but my...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-03-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,706
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: HOT HOT HOT! Photos of the NG WN 737-700

LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL On cue just right after Crownvic's post!! Perfect!!

Harvey
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-03-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,761
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: The Big 400 Scale Survey

:eek: Man! Yeah, let's wait a good while before you ask THAT question! :D Now is definitely not the time to open such cans of worms! LOL

Harvey
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-03-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,926
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Unboxing my new GJ vs the DAC Frauds

Hard to tell whether you look back at those days fondly or if you are wary that it's becoming like that again. Agree that both this thread and the FrenjaminBanklin thread about the DC-9 and C-5 have...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-02-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,163
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: NG Model 1:400 April 2021 Release Photographs

Oh WOW!! D-AIKR and the UA 737 pre-ordered!

Hey NG, don't forget to put the UA battleship gray colors on the 757 too!

Harvey
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-02-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,926
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Unboxing my new GJ vs the DAC Frauds

If that were the case, your post would have ended with the second paragraph. Your conclusion about this forum has what to do with a GJ purchase? How can we join you in commenting about your...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-01-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,761
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: The Big 400 Scale Survey

Got ya. Thanks for doing this. And you're right about the Phoenix B744! Wouldn't want one even if it was free, but that's just me. I've got an earlier generation Phoenix B744, very acceptable. ...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-01-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,761
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: The Big 400 Scale Survey

I just filled out Pt 2. Not sure how useful the "How important is...." questions are. I mean, why would anyone score less than a 5 on any of those questions? If a good number of respondents scored...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-01-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,630
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Gemini Jets March releases

I'm guessing the original CR9 release will be in high demand again.

Harvey
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-30-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Gemini Jets Interflug IL-62M DDR-SEN

That is some cool history! Thanks for that!

Harvey
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-30-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,761
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: The Big 400 Scale Survey

I participated in this survey. Questions very much geared toward the collector. Does not require knowledge of how a freakin factory operates and the headaches associated with them. Unless...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-28-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,286
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: NG Model - 1:400 April 2021 "Hints"

Hey I think AeroClassics is on to something with their time between model announcements and release dates. Keep everything super secret all the way up to release, which is when the models are...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-27-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,587
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Jet Hut: The De Agostini Connection?

That actually did not cross my mind. But if that's the reason, I guess it's stay put in China. Other than Russia, what other country can thumb their nose at the copyright police?

Harvey
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-26-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,587
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Jet Hut: The De Agostini Connection?

What happened to the Jet-X MD-80 tooling? 1/400 AA and DL MD-80s by Jet-X are a couple of definite keepers that remain in my significantly downsized 1/400 collection. Need more of those MD-80s,...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-26-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,587
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Jet Hut: The De Agostini Connection?

So what keeps you and other diecast makers in China? Not being sarcastic here. If the main advantage of setting up shop in China has been gone for over a decade, is it superior skilled labor? ...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-26-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,587
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Jet Hut: The De Agostini Connection?

No no no. You're supposed to say, "I'll show you mine (shipping quote), if you show me yours" LOL

Come on now Jet-X, let's see the goods!! You garnered a "Best post" comment from one of the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-22-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,630
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Gemini Jets March releases

I was afraid someone would go there. But the reason you don't see diecast being made here in the U.S. is because it doesn't make sense to do so. Too much onerous regulations and high wages. I'm...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-22-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,587
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Jet Hut: The De Agostini Connection?

It really doesn't matter that you clarify this. And the fact that Richard wrote nice reviews for AeroClassics models in the past doesn't matter either. It's a broken record that the mods don't feel...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-22-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,630
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Gemini Jets March releases

No, the solution is to get out of China. Interesting insight, but the manufacturing scenario you describe doesn't sound like it's going to be sustainable or get any better there. Looks like the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-22-2021, 01:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,587
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Jet Hut: The De Agostini Connection?

That's just it though. My expectations are set and I'd rather upgrade, not downgrade. I'm not buying $5 Matchbox aircraft with the expectation that it's going to look like a Matchbox. I think Jet...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-22-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,587
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Jet Hut: The De Agostini Connection?

I think this brand is targeting entry-level collectors. There seems to be a lot of detail missing from these models. Some of those models look Schabak-like. Being used to the details included in...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-22-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,006
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: April 2021 Aeroclassics?

Alex, that's an excellent way of explaining your point using just photos. Thank you for that!

Harvey
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-22-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,630
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Gemini Jets March releases

What the heck is that!? GJ puts out a statement about how these are not toys and value appreciation blah blah blah and this is what you get? If collectors weren't throwing serious money at these...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-18-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 13,534
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: NG Model 1:400 February 2021 Release Photograp

Love both of the NG AA 737s that I got recently. But one of them did arrive like this. Easy fix, yes. Annoying and disappointing? Yes. If it was tiny antennas or engine separated, that's a...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-16-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,273
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Bruh this DL CRJ went for $1k

2 bidders retracted their bids on this today. What the heck is going on? Maybe I'm naïve and clueless, but what is achieved with playing such games?

Harvey
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-16-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 13,534
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: NG Model 1:400 February 2021 Release Photograp

I like your collection Doug. Probably because it kind of mirrors mine. Actually shed a good portion of my 1/400 collection (and still shedding) and I'm down to around a 100 now. But what remains...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-16-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,286
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: NG Model - 1:400 April 2021 "Hints"

I bet Crownvic will put them on the top shelf of his box collection!!LOL

Harvey
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-15-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,006
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: April 2021 Aeroclassics?

This is the only set that I see right now on eBay. They seem to pop up occasionally on eBay.
...
Forum: 1:400 Models 04-14-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By C141*Lifter
Some More 1/400s

Here's what's listed this round:


- AeroClassics Delta A320 N378NW

- AeroClassics Iberia DC-8-63 EC-BMY

- AeroClassics Vueling A321 EC-MGY

- AeroClassics JetBlue A320 N605JB Red Sox...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-13-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,006
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: April 2021 Aeroclassics?

There seem to be delays, but a mention about possibly this week. If you're into JAL DC-8s, two releases of the -61s (JA8048 and JA8061) are popping up on eBay in recent days. Too beautiful to pass...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-12-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,273
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Bruh this DL CRJ went for $1k

Could be that he has multiples of the same model. I've purchased from him on the second round after losing out on the first round before. No issues. But it could also be a case of relisting due to...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-12-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,273
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Bruh this DL CRJ went for $1k

Looks like $232 was a bargain.....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-NG-MODELS-1-400-SCALE-UNITED-LARGE-TITLES-SAUL-BASS-B757-222-N545UA/393237455318?hash=item5b8ec761d6:g:XB8AAOSwTb5gX4Ds

Harvey
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-09-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,286
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: NG Model - 1:400 April 2021 "Hints"

Lufthansa A333 will be coming my way for sure. Reg# D-AIKR is very personal to me.

I will wait to see photos of the UA B737. N16732 does not appear to have been repainted in the new livery yet. ...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-05-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,440
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Dragon wings C-130 mould

Even the Js are going too? They are still "pretty new". Will those be returned to the U.S., or will they be sold to other countries?



Many thanks for the clarification. Never really did...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 04-04-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,440
Posted By C141*Lifter
Re: Dragon wings C-130 mould

Were RAF Hercs all K models, with and without the refuel probe?

Harvey
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