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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 05:41 PM
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Posted By doug seeley
Re: Need Help TWA L-1011 (Twin Globe) - Lockheed T

This may be what you're looking for... BB Trans World Airlines L-1011-100. Twin Globes. N31018. This is an 'OK' model, not half bad, but I imagine that New Generation Models will come up with their...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-25-2021, 10:04 PM
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Posted By doug seeley
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

No other diecast aircraft model maker puts their models in wooden boxes like HYJL Wings does (or did if they are now defuct). Harvey

It's an entomological problem. U.S.Customs were pulling the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-22-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Manufacturers monthly release shipping delays

And some of those ships surely have diecast model airliners on their manifests. Covid 19 is gumming up the works in unimaginable ways, Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-22-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By doug seeley
Re: NG Exclusive - Southwest "Maryland One" N214WN

Thanx - ezToys order placed. Doug
Forum: General Squawk Talk 09-20-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Taking photos and Depth of Field

1. "when I have to cram 30 pictures on a saturday afternoon speed has its part": Got it - once you establish a reliable technique,
run with it. That's knowing your equipment well.

2. 737...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 09-20-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Taking photos and Depth of Field

I'm preaching to the choir, here, and you guys probably already know your exposure basics, but here goes. I use manual focus for my
diecast airliner models, and what I do is choose an intermediate...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-19-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Pan American Convair CV-240-2

Thanks, Andrew. The Aeroclassics props are my favorites, all of 'em, classic Aeroclassics, Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-17-2021, 08:50 PM
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Views: 522
Posted By doug seeley
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-17-2021, 05:33 PM
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Posted By doug seeley
Pan American Convair CV-240-2

Pan American World Airways N90671 Convair (Consolidated Vultee Aircraft) CV-240-2 comes off the line at San Diego, sometime in 1948. The registration number of this aircraft would probably have been...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-14-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 40,314
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Detailed 1:400 Scale Model Reviews

I wish all 1:400 models were this 'inaccurate'. Meanwhile, I suffer through a much less accurate life. Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-13-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,117
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Zinc Rot Explained

It seems that not all models released in a particular run may be affected, and often the degree of rot varies among them - it's an inexact science. For your two, so far, so good... Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-13-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,117
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Zinc Rot Explained

Thanks again for this centralized list, Richard. It's a very small percentage of models that are affected, but some do show up for resale with a zinc rot condition described as 'normal wear'. This...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-12-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By doug seeley
Re: NG Models Boeing 757 Production

The airplane was a commercial success for Boeing: 1,050 B 757-200 various models were produced, as well as an additional 55 -300s with the last coming off the line October 22, 2004. Chris Loh of...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-09-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,848
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Aeroclassics - September releases?

OK, OK - mayhap Messrs. Klein and Warfle are a tad edgy, but when either of them make available a 1/400 die cast airliner that I want, personalities aside, I'm on it. Doug
Forum: General Squawk Talk 09-07-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By doug seeley
Images from eBay

I'm a leisurely plane-spotter with pix of my own on file, but when I see something of interest on the net, I go for it - here are a couple I bought on eBay. The first, a black and white print,...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-31-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Gemini and the new 744 "flaps down" mould

Fine for you, and enjoy your models. I can take or leave aerials and rolling gear. but flaps down and slats extended is where I'm at. Chocolate or vanilla? Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-31-2021, 06:42 AM
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Views: 178,967
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Found another pic from this flight, and it looks as if Lufthansa had not quite finished painting the plane before they sent it off to San Francisco. Over, Doug
Yo, Douggie - this ain't the same...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-27-2021, 03:09 PM
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Views: 178,967
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

What we have here is AeroClassics AC18034B, Lufthansa B 707-430 D-ABOD ‘Frankfurt’, 240 units released in 2003 - this is a fine model of an airplane that made the inaugural Lufthansa 707 flight...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-25-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,471
Posted By doug seeley
Re: NG Model 1:400 June/July 2021 Release Photogra

I second Jim's appreciation. Thanks, Alex, for your contributions, Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-19-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By doug seeley
Lufthansa B 737s & A320s

Bear with me, here - I have posted similar images previously, but these are slightly different, and hopefully slightly improved. I am attempting to photograph my entire collection with appropriate...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-16-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 178,967
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Very nice new 747 mould that, and fine presentation. Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-15-2021, 02:43 PM
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Views: 178,967
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Nice 'multimedia' post - you covered all angles. Well done, Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-15-2021, 09:57 AM
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Posted By doug seeley
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Dragon Wings Lives! Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-14-2021, 09:22 PM
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Views: 178,967
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Priced at $48. including Waffle's 10% discount, and he offered a USPS First Class shipping option for $6., with arrival in four days. That's a great deal, Thanks, Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-14-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,415
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Aeroclassics - August Releases?

Wrong thread, twice... Doh!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-14-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,415
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Aeroclassics - August Releases?

Posted here on the wrong thread... Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-13-2021, 04:29 PM
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Views: 178,967
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Waffle Collectables for the classics, which I consider this Jet-X American Airlines B 727-023 '727 Astrojet' to be. Backdrop is a sketchy Washington National shot I took sometime in the 1960's. Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-13-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Gemini 400 August 2021 Releases

I have a confession - I'm 82, and if anything, I'm a bully...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-13-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Gemini 400 August 2021 Releases

Au contraire, mon frere. I believe you bought a bunch of 757 moulds from one of those bottomfeeders... n'est-ce pas? Over, Doug
Forum: General Squawk Talk 08-12-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Lufthansa Fleet Site

snowghost: "Could he've been pushed Doctor Winkel?" "Ving-kel." Best movie ever made, fer sure! Doug

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Forum: General Squawk Talk 08-12-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Lufthansa Fleet Site

Fine source, Jan. Thanks, Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-11-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,625
Posted By doug seeley
Re: NEW RELEASE: 1:400 Phoenix Models Thai Airways

Rick Tesar (L-1011-Heavy) died in Toronto on October 5, 2016. A great contributor to DA.C, and a real loss. Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-10-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,850
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Phantom's photo phread

Attached my photo of B-KPP holding for takeoff at Flughafen Frankfurt, August 31, 2019 on our last annual summer trip back to Germany, and who knows when we'll get back? Not a great shot, but what...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-06-2021, 10:21 AM
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Views: 178,967
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Really like your Phoenix 1/400 Ilyushin IL-96-300, and the 1:1 airplane - my favorite Russian airliner - beautiful airplane, BUT I ain't going there - not going to start building a Russian fleet -...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-05-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Panda Models Retailer Exclusives - Full Histor

Like landing an airliner in zero visibility, you have a knack for making sense from a baffling array of data - thanks. Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-01-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,850
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Phantom's photo phread

Thanks for Dragon Wings/New Generation Models L-1011 post, Alex. Dragon Wings models still hold up well in comparison, even if the gear are clunky by modern standards. but I do like the DW wings...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-28-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By doug seeley
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-28-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Zinc Rot filled model sold as in good conditio

I have purchased from this guy on eBay previously with NO problems, but it seems that zinc rot is the elephant on the table. Model manufacturers and in this case, hobbyists, refuse to acknowledge...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-25-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,879
Posted By doug seeley
Re: New A330-900neo tooling is awesome

"awesome" That's my awesomely awesome favorite word... Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-15-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,277
Posted By doug seeley
Re: aviation400 releases

Thank you, Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-15-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By doug seeley
Re: All Nippon's Flying Honu A380s

Looking good, Richard. Your runway diorama works well. But still not enthusiastic about this mould - those engine intakes are way out of scale, and remind me of the forgettable Magic Model A380,...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-15-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,277
Posted By doug seeley
Re: aviation400 releases

"...the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator. ;)"
Hijacking this thread, and if I might, what is your opinion of the latest MFS? I went through a number of versions of the earlier releases, and a...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-14-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Bezos donates $200M to Air & Space Museum

"Three employees of Parking Management Inc. (PMI) were arrested late Saturday afternoon on charges of stealing at least $400,000 of visitor parking fees collected at the Smithsonian Institution's...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-14-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By doug seeley
Re: All Nippon's Flying Honu A380s

Are you able to provide some pix? Would like to have a look at this livery in Phoenix. Doug
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-14-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By doug seeley
Bezos donates $200M to Air & Space Museum

What a guy! There could be no greater gift for us aviation fans. The two Air and Space Museums in Washington, D.C. are free - well almost, we pay with our taxes, and in this case, thankfully. Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-13-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By doug seeley
Re: All Nippon's Flying Honu A380s

The Phoenix mould is still the class leader, hands down. Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-12-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,117
Posted By doug seeley
Re: Zinc Rot Explained

I have dealt with this seller multiple times on eBay with no problems. This is an obvious case of zinc rot and should have been described as such. Doug
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-11-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By doug seeley
Re: JC Wings 777-9X "Folded Version" Debut

Too much detail for 1/400? Maybe - hard to get this detail correctly defined in 1/400. Not to worry Boeing - we're not compromising any 'trade secrets' here. 'If It Ain't Boeing, I Ain't Going' -...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-07-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By doug seeley
Re: The Phoenix, Qantas 747-200 VH-EBA release.

Hijacking this thread, came across this tidbit in my files, authorship and date uncertain, but it's a stark reality check for the value of older aircraft, the B 747-200 in particular:


"Stephen...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-03-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By doug seeley
Re: JC Wings (flaps up) white Boeing 747-400/Iberi

Big Al: "I must say that it was either easier than I was expecting, or those old childhood days skills were still lurking, deep within. Like riding the proverbial bicycle." Good analogy - I used...
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