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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-21-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By Big Al
Re: Gemini 400 September Release Announcement

If it's interactive it needs to be a new mould, it says **NEW MOULD**! in the listing.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-21-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By Big Al
Re: Gemini 400 September Release Announcement

Atlas Air for me, I take it this is based in the new JC Wings 744 tooling ?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-20-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Big Al
Re: ARD200 British Airways 747-200, G-BDXH 'Jakart

Arrived today, very pleased.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51495698791_2de84894a6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2msuVaH)IMG_20210920_122707 (https://flic.kr/p/2msuVaH) by Bi Al...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-18-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Big Al
The Panda A321Neo 'Boris Jet' G-XATW

Lovely addition to my RAF fleet, even if it is technically a commercial airliner in reality, contracted out to the UK Government. The NG rendition of the A330-MRTT is in the background.
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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-18-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,639
Views: 178,296
Posted By Big Al
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Nice haul of recent additions for me, including a few nice catches at the LGW Show last weekend. The Flybe exclusives, DW Swissair MD-81 and Panda A321 Neo 'Boris jet 2' being particularly pleasing....
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-18-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By Big Al
Re: Wings400.com FlyBe Embraer 170 & 195 Models

Mine have arrived, very nice additions to my UK regional collection. Maybe the Wings 400 guys could commission some Loganair fleet next ? :p
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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-18-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Big Al
Re: HPR-7 Herald BIA plus others

Loving the BIA, it was my first ever flight in 1971, even if I was about 12" tall at the time and don't remember it. Must try and find one myself.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-16-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Big Al
Re: ARD200 British Airways 747-200, G-BDXH 'Jakart

Ah brilliant, reassurance !

Incidentally, I was working on a Channel 4 game show a few months ago and one of the contestants revealed himself to be one of the BA cabin crew on that fateful night....
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-16-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By Big Al
Re: The Next Generation Panda has landed - triple

Looking good, my Interflug and Aeroflot Moscow '80 edition are enroute. Got the Koryo a couple of weeks ago. Was sent it instead of Cubana which was my order in the first place. But hey, it's a...
Forum: Airliner Shows & Conventions 09-16-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Big Al
Re: Heathrow aircraft enthusiast's fair-14 novembe

Won't make it unfortunately, too close to the LGW event. I wish they'd space these two out a bit more. The normal April date for LGW is awfully close to the Spring LHR show too. LGW is also in May...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-16-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Big Al
ARD200 British Airways 747-200, G-BDXH 'Jakarta'

I just received a payment request for this model, having pre-ordered it months ago. Having had a quick squint round the interweb for any new pictures, I can only find a couple of generic pics on the...
Forum: Airliner Shows & Conventions 09-13-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,152
Posted By Big Al
Re: LGW Enthusiasts Fair 12th September 2021

Ha, we must have been on the same bus then, as I was also on the 0940 and noted the one bloke being left behind. Was busy chatting to a fellow Scottish attendee and his wife that I know from a GLA...
Forum: Airliner Shows & Conventions 09-12-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,152
Posted By Big Al
Re: LGW Enthusiasts Fair 12th September 2021

Look out for the tall drink of water, sporting a BA shoulder bag. :)
Forum: Airliner Shows & Conventions 09-12-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,152
Posted By Big Al
Re: LGW Enthusiasts Fair 12th September 2021

Rise and shine time at the Gatwick Premier Inn. Off I go in search of the complementary transfer bus to the show. Nice flight down from Glasgow last night on easyJet A319, G-EZBC, one of the early...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-11-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Posted By Big Al
Re: Another British Airways A320 scheme

And an ARD200 edition too. They'll be coming thick and fast before you know it.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-10-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By Big Al
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-10-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Big Al
Re: BA Reveals Special Blue A320neo Livery

Here's a few shots I got today at a gloomy overcast GLA.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51441604322_5dc8a12fb9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mnHELs)PSX_20210910_121139...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-10-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Big Al
Re: BA Reveals Special Blue A320neo Livery

It's probably called 'pursuit of rarified life-green' by 'Emperor's New Clothes' design agency types in sharp muslin suits and designer glasses. :)
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-10-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Posted By Big Al
Re: Another British Airways A320 scheme

Here she comes, first non Heathrow UK destination at GLA/EGPF. Gloomy "climate" to welcome her down.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51442361381_5e908767b3_b.jpg...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-10-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,420
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG Models Boeing 757 Production

I haven't counted how many NG 757's I've got but it must be a similar amount to Richard ? I love the 757 generally and it's been my favourite "modern" era jet airliner since its arrival into service...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-09-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Posted By Big Al
Re: Another British Airways A320 scheme

Due at GLA 1155L. Hopefully the rain clears up a bit first.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-09-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Posted By Big Al
Re: Another British Airways A320 scheme

I said airliner dear boy "airliner". Although that said, and again here in Scotland, there is an ongoing research project between Loganair and Cranfield University aimed at battery powering a BN...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-08-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By Big Al
Re: NG TU204 Air Koryo

Well that's that sorted then. Hallelujah !
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-08-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By Big Al
Re: JC Wings 1:400 MH370 Malaysia 777-200ER 9M-MRO

Didn't the GJ edition come out before the incident though ?
Forum: Manufacturers 09-08-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,123
Posted By Big Al
Re: Suggestions for Aeroclassics Boeing 737-200s

Here's a 1:200 Britannia 737, G-BGYK "RJ Mitchell" (Spitfire designer). This was my first ever jet airliner flight, as a kid, 40 years ago in June 1981, when I was Wee Al.

"Hey Big Al, wouldn't...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-08-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Posted By Big Al
Re: Another British Airways A320 scheme

Hah, yes, sadly there is no truly "green' airliner flying as yet. But as alluded to earlier, this is really just some marketing spin tied into the November climate conference in Glasgow saying "Hey...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-07-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Posted By Big Al
Re: Another British Airways A320 scheme

Seems likely this is harmony with the global climate conference in Glasgow this November ? I shall expect to see it at GLA soon then.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-07-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Posted By Big Al
Re: Another British Airways A320 scheme

Most probably GJ first, but maybe Panda too.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-06-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,775
Posted By Big Al
Re: Aeroclassics - September releases?

Britannia 80's livery 732...come on ! LOL
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-06-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,775
Posted By Big Al
Re: Aeroclassics - September releases?

Zimbabwe Air Trident 2 !!!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-06-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 40,160
Posted By Big Al
Re: Detailed 1:400 Scale Model Reviews

I got all of these and would agree on most of the points raised in the review. They've boosted the 'least favourite livery' part of my overall BA collection just nicely however.

I am very much...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-03-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,532
Posted By Big Al
Re: May/June?? Aviation400 new releases!

Complete and utter scam, especially the taking money part. Register interest by all means, but...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-03-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Big Al
Re: For all the Britannia fans

Is this commonly available yet ? I can't find it on sale. And as a supplementary question, is the Maleth Aero/NHS/Virgin Atlantic scheme A340-600 available yet ?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-03-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By Big Al
Re: The Phoenix, Qantas 747-200 VH-EBA release.

That's one way of looking at it, but if you baked a tray of cookies and someone reached in through your kitchen window to help themselves, would you think of it as a compliment or theft ? I think...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-03-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By Big Al
Re: The Phoenix, Qantas 747-200 VH-EBA release.

Ah yes, thanks for pointing that out. A quick word shall be had.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-30-2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Big Al
Re: Wings400: Exclusive Flybe E-Jets

Hardly "ignored" with three different liveries produced on the Q400, a Bae 146 and the Loganair "Flybe franchise" Saab 340 too. With these Embraers inbound that's pretty much all bases covered in...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-27-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,414
Posted By Big Al
Re: Panda Models - Tu-134s and A321 Available

Which Chinese sites have these ? I've given up on Engtaobao now. No matter what I type in the search box, it only seems to able to conjur up 800 pairs of knock off Nike trainers!
Forum: Airliner Shows & Conventions 08-23-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,152
Posted By Big Al
Re: LGW Enthusiasts Fair 12th September 2021

As far as I know it's still on. Here's a link page That's me in the top picture with back to camera and vintage BA shoulder bag !

http://www.aircraftenthusiastfair.co.uk/id3.html
Forum: Airliner Shows & Conventions 08-23-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,152
Posted By Big Al
Re: LGW Enthusiasts Fair 12th September 2021

Well don't bump too hard, I'm prone to tipping...LOL
Forum: Airliner Shows & Conventions 08-22-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,152
Posted By Big Al
Re: LGW Enthusiasts Fair 12th September 2021

Let's hope so, I got flights from Glasgow booked and a hotel too at LGW. Unfortunately the early morning BA flight I used to get got canned.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-22-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Big Al
Re: British Airways/Airtours 737-200 Aeroclassics

Managing full frame depth of field on tiny subjects will always be difficult no matter what. I've got a full frame Lumix S5 with various f2.8 lenses, and a couple of Lumix bridge cameras (FZ1000 and...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-22-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Big Al
Re: British Airways/Airtours 737-200 Aeroclassics

Here's my pics, all four AC releases and the tonally different SMAC release of yesteryear...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51394670201_66084fc20c_b.jpg...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-21-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Big Al
Re: British Airways/Airtours 737-200 Aeroclassics

As far as I know the arrangement predates BA and goes back to the 1930's when the state airline carried mail for the state mail company. Neither are "state" anymore with the Royal Mail sold off by...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-21-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Big Al
Re: British Airways/Airtours 737-200 Aeroclassics

What size is the sensor in your camera and what aperture are you shooting at ?

Putting the models more side on to the lens will help, and shooting on a small sensor will even out the DOF more too....
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-16-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,277
Posted By Big Al
Re: Gemini Jets - 1:400 Future Releases

Maybe the GJ gurus are still trying to figure out if it's actually going to be a BA or a Comair example ? In other words a G reg or a ZS reg ? The ZS has of course been done already and as there is...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-15-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,344
Posted By Big Al
Re: Aeroclassics - August Releases?

The so called "bottom feeder" mould was suggested to NG via an off forum discussion between myself initially, then others and Lily of NG. At the time she asked me for a suggestion for a new mould...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-15-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,639
Views: 178,296
Posted By Big Al
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

The Threshold Aviation exclusive has arrived at last.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51380374865_db3064d453_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mhiRoa)IMG_20210813_122300 (https://flic.kr/p/2mhiRoa) by...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-15-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Big Al
Re: What is it with weird posts?

Spambots probably. Just ignore and let the mods deal with them.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-14-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,344
Posted By Big Al
Re: Aeroclassics - August Releases?

Or hybrid hybrid, half blue/half dove cowlings. LOL
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-14-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,344
Posted By Big Al
Re: Aeroclassics - August Releases?

All four BA Landor 737's ordered via ARD. And now to eat beans til September ! :eek::envy::p
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