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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-03-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By M404
Re: Air India Boeing 747-200 by Inflight200

Indeed, a real beauty and the "AI red" is spot on not like the JFox release of several years ago...the window details were one of the stand out features of the original design of the "Palace in the...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 03-04-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,071
Posted By M404
Re: New Hobby....Well sort of.

T'is a beautiful work of modern Italian automotive flair...Maserati's always made me wonder if they banked on Ferrari designs or Ferrari banked on theirs,,,both producers of beautiful machines
Forum: General Squawk Talk 03-04-2021, 04:10 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,071
Posted By M404
Re: New Hobby....Well sort of.

I had a neighbor in the 70's that had a GT500....he knew what a car nut I had become so he frequently put up with me hanging around his garage and help him with the general care (cleaning and...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-04-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,505
Posted By M404
Re: Advice on problems with ebay seller Buygonewor

Seems to be a tale of two retailers with same internet add??? I ordered a model from him not realizing it was in "pre-order" status....after several weeks of no shipping I asked him about the status...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 03-03-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By M404
Re: Package Intercept by USPS

I have used the "intercept" process once before with USPS and requested it in person at the local branch as they knew me due to my shipping volume....they were able to update their system and the...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 03-03-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,071
Posted By M404
Re: New Hobby....Well sort of.

and a MOPAR freak:
Forum: General Squawk Talk 03-03-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,071
Posted By M404
Re: New Hobby....Well sort of.

I have a few more of the Danbury Thunderbirds but I was a real big Mustang geek when I was a kid....many of my friends moms drove them and I was always hoping to get a ride home from school with one...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 03-03-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,071
Posted By M404
Re: New Hobby....Well sort of.

Very nice Euro collection there Neil. I was hoping you would have a few to share here. Who is the best quality manufacturer of diecast cars in Europe/UK? Here are a few more pics of some of my...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 03-02-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,071
Posted By M404
Re: New Hobby....Well sort of.

Thanks Neil...I have quite a few 1/18 and 1/24 diecast models and am restraining myself from cluttering up your post with pics of my models. Those PD Dodges of yours look pretty good...don't recall...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 03-01-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,071
Posted By M404
Re: New Hobby....Well sort of.

I too find myself deep into the diecast auto world as well....started with MATCHBOX and Corgi back in the 1960's and have not let off the gas since...Greenlight, ERTL, MiniChamps, Danbury mint are...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 02-28-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By M404
More than just models

Having worked in the airline industry for over 30yrs, my interest has eclipsed more than just collecting models. My collection also includes books, photos, e-vac cards and in-flight service items (as...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-04-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,647
Posted By M404
Re: New Gemini 200 releases

WOW...a CARIBAIR DC-9!!!! I was silently wondering when that FiestaJet would make it to the light of day (in any scale)...and as long as they are at it, lets put some thought into a TTA/TIA PamperJet...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-25-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,194
Posted By M404
Re: Herpa releases 05/06 2021

Being the retro fan I am, the BA V107, the IB Connie, the LH 747, the CSA IL18, SR DC4 and maybe the EL B707 are in the pick 'em up category
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-09-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,830
Posted By M404
Re: QANTAS 747-438ER flaps down by GJ

Currently awaiting it's arrival control handoff with much anticipation...the FD trucks standing by at the inner taxiway to issue their water cannon salute....searching the horizon, still not in sight...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 01-05-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,574
Posted By M404
Re: Peter V. Nelson TCA Connie!

I made an offer of $2700 2 days ago, the seller responded with $3500 but said he was willing to continue negotiating a final price and then, bam, sold it to someone else. I was glad he did as I was...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 12-08-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By M404
Re: 1/10 Pacmin Douglas DC-8!

Well I was going to buy a 1967 Mustang GT but maybe I'll change my mind now
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-14-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,691
Posted By M404
Re: 1:400 History - Big Bird 400 Your Craftsman

I too was fortunate enough to purchase most of the BB/AC 747 releases when they first hit the market...but the AVIANCA duo was one of the few I missed and while I'll bite the bullet for these two, I...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-11-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By M404
Re: It has been quite a while....

My diecast analyst says it is important to accept ones weaknesses and take personal responsibility for our need to collect diecast aircraft...only then can we become true collectors. Excellent choice...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-26-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,314
Posted By M404
Re: Trijets in my collection

Those TriStars were noisy coffee grinders on start up...and the smoke they belched had you running for the fire extinguishers until you had been around them a couple of times. Delta occupied the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-26-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By M404
Re: Braniff International Airways

Ah, the beauty of El Dorado...that was an awesome cheatline and tail scheme
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-26-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By M404
Re: Pan American DC-8

Congrats on the treasure find....I missed out on this release (and the SAS as well) and have ben searching for them ever since. At the start of my search several retailers still showed them on hand...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 09-17-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By M404
AA A320 Gate Guard

Found this large model standing guard at the PHX Admirals Club the other day...never noticed it before! Glad to see they made off the 6th flr at HDQ and into the marketing service that they were...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 08-27-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By M404
Re: PANAGRA DC7B by DFM

Thanks. She will stay in the somewhat worn but original "hangar find" she is in...there is enough of the old girls makeup left that I wont mind looking at her on a daily basis. I'll probably polish...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 08-27-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By M404
PANAGRA DC7B by DFM

I managed to snag this DFM DC7B on ebay the other day....I offered an amount that is a little high for one of these models in this shape, and I was pretty sure they would not accept, but hey,...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-11-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By M404
Re: AC200/Western Models july 2020 releases

I was just looking at a art print of an AOA "Connie" on my wall 3 days ago and was asking myself if anyone (WESTERN or AC200) would ever release a copy in 1/200....next thing I know here is a...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-07-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
Posted By M404
Re: My BuyGoneWorldLimited experience

Well this thread sure explains a lot about my "hit-or-miss" dealings with this guy/retailer. I ordered both a JAL DC10 and a JCW KLM 777 Orange Pride from him (thru ebay). After 2 months I asked...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-02-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By M404
Re: CORGI P-38 question

Thanks for the info and lead(s) Blues Boy
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-02-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By M404
Re: CORGI P-38 question

Thanks for the feedback....do you know if any diecast mfr released a chromed 1/72 P-38?
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-01-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By M404
CORGI P-38 question

Has CORGI released any "chromed" versions of their P-38? All I find are renderings or prototype photos that appear to painted silver.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-20-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By M404
Re: Swissair Coronado RaiseUp 1/50

B E A U T I F U L!!! I had one of those but some misguided notion of spacialization requirements and the limits there of dictated that something had to go....I have regretted it ever since as I feel...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-16-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By M404
Re: CPA L-188 Electra

Nice find....first mfr CX L-188 that I have seen in any scale. Thanks for sharing
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-15-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By M404
Re: Aeronaves De Mexico DC8-63

This one appears to be an original DFM....they switched to making resin composition marketing models with the intro of the stretch 8....I think they discovered that it was too costly or difficult to...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-14-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By M404
Re: Aeronaves De Mexico DC8-63

Another excellent model! Good to get these out of the hangar and into the air again...but don't let them sit out in the garage during the winter..they wont look like this good on the other end.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-14-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By M404
Re: Braniff 727-27C (QC)

Nice...really nice. Its a PACMIN and it looks to be in extremely good shape!
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-12-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By M404
Re: Solido 1/18 Air France Renault 4

Interesting subject matter for 1/18...like it
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-12-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By M404
Re: My 1/200 scale collection is now complete

I hear that all the time in the Diecast Collectors group therapy sessions....good luck!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-12-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By M404
Re: NEW Aeroclassics200

JetCollector and Adamjets (Viasa's for sure) and ??????
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-08-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By M404
Re: Ansett 727-277 VH-RMP

Tempting....I need a representative of the DELTA livery to go with the rest of my fleet of down-under aircraft
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-03-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By M404
Re: Personal Site w Cutaway models - Who Owns It ?

I used to know a collector that was involved in the movie production business that had his large collection displayed in an old European Village movie set from the 1930s that was frequently used for...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-03-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By M404
Re: Are all Herpa 1:200 heavy planes plastic??

I maybe wrong (its been a long time since I was involved in the manufacturing and fabrication process) but I think that the sellers/manufacturers of plastic models should refer to them as an...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-29-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,403
Posted By M404
Re: Aircraft Types You've Flown On?

[QUOTE=Adrian;2765558]Producing long lists are meaningless without some proof record. Do you all keep a detailed log of your flights or have photos?

Rather cynical view of this threads intent? ...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-29-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,403
Posted By M404
Re: Aircraft Types You've Flown On?

From the memorybank logbook....

COMMERCIAL

ATR (42 & 72)

Airbus:
A300
A310
A319
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-26-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By M404
Re: American Airlines Flight 191

Yep...ORD was my home for many years as an AA'er….ramp services, pax services, acrft mntc
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-25-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By M404
Re: American Airlines Flight 191

This crash had a terrible effect on those of us that were there that day...thank god I was not one of them. Almost all of the gate agents had a very long recovery (if you want to call it that)...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 05-24-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,516
Posted By M404
Re: PWA L-188 Electra 1/46 scale aluminum casting.

Just a guestimate....somewhere between $500 - $1000....kind of depends on how you intend to sell it....Evil BAY or direct sale,,,,and that PWA Electra resurrection is outstanding!!!
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 05-23-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,516
Posted By M404
Re: PWA L-188 Electra 1/46 scale aluminum casting.

It appears you got urself an aluminum DFM (Douglas Factory Models) DC-4 model in 1/50th scale....it looks like it originally was a Delta bird. Where did ya find that hiding?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-30-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By M404
Ac secret menu item

It appears that maybe there is a secret menu item on the April/May release schedule sponsored by a retailer that has partnered with AC on exclusive releases before.....Adamjets has 2 diff reg for a...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-18-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By M404
Re: How about some Caribbean fun?

Thanks Filip for leading this old horse to the well....I must have been asleep at the wheel when this conversation was had.....I touch base with this site several times a day and did not see/read...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-15-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By M404
Re: How about some Caribbean fun?

woah....did I miss an AC release? When did AK get this beauty to market? I have the GJ 1/250 version and 2 DFM 1/50th's but yet I still want one in 1/200 to go with my GJ 727
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 02-22-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By M404
Re: It Will Cost Air France €370 Million To Retire

Socialist government requirements....We don't care if you need it or not, order 10!
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