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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-02-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,584
Posted By fordxgt
Re: NEW Inflights for October 2020

I really wish they staggered the release of these engine testbeds because I'd like to get them all but that will put a major dent in the wallet. If I had to guess, I'd say the RR will be the hottest...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-21-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,132
Posted By fordxgt
Re: B777-300 vs B777-300ER

Most likely uses the same fuselage mould but the wings/engines from 777-200. I have many 777-300ERs and one 777-300.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-18-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,974
Posted By fordxgt
Re: August JC Wings Announcement

I have to agree with what crownvic said. Remember that these are limited quantity collectibles and often will sell out (especially in the 1:200 scale). There are several models I didn't pre-order and...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-15-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,974
Posted By fordxgt
Re: August JC Wings Announcement

The prices I've seen on the Q300 are insane! Nearly as much as an A320!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-14-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,974
Posted By fordxgt
Re: August JC Wings Announcement

I've been waiting for an NZ Q300 for a long time!



Glad to see a Tigerair Australia although I wish it was VNO or VNP which I flew in 2017
Forum: STS: Military Model Aircraft 08-12-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By fordxgt
Re: 1/200 Fighters...

Just received my models from John and everything was in great condition and expertly packed up.
Forum: 1:200 Models 08-12-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
For Sale 1/200 Airliners
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Posted By fordxgt
Re: 1/200 Airliners

Just received my models from John and everything was in great condition and expertly packed up.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 08-10-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Formula 1 - 2020 Season

I just started watching F1 this year after a friend and the F1 video games got me into it. I have taken a liking to Lando Norris and can't wait for him to be joined by Ricciardo next year and for...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-24-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Pan Am Board Game

I've played it twice and really like it! Be prepared to be thoroughly confused playing your first time. It doesn't click until about halfway through the game.

I would recommend watching this video...
Forum: Site Issues and Support Section 06-22-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By fordxgt
Re: MyCollection From W900 to DAC. How?

I think many people on these forums use https://www.diecastmodelaircraft.com/database
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-29-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,115
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Do you have a rare model? Please share yours

I can attest to this. It took me 3 years of searching to get my hands on one!

Speaking of Air New Zealand, I have a ANZ Pacific Wave 777-200ER made by Sovereign Models that DiMA says there were...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-27-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 749
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Aircraft Types You've Flown On?

I wish I had some tri-jets

Airbus
A319
A320
A321
A321neo
A330-200
A330-300
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-15-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By fordxgt
Re: AA retires five aircraft types

Unfortunately all remaining AA 757 are grounded
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-08-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By fordxgt
Still No Boeing House Color 737NG in 1:200

Here we are in 2020. Gemini and JC have nice 737NG moulds. Inflight finally has a nice 737NG mould. We've had 737-100 and 737 MAX 8 in Boeing House Colors. Heck, there is even the Boeing 737 BBJ in...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-01-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By fordxgt
Re: AA retires five aircraft types

When I heard they were retiring I was going to try to fly on each one one last time but everything deteriorated so fast I didn't get a chance to. Looks like my last flights were
757: EGE-DFW in 2015...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-26-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,459
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Aero Classics AC2ZKNZF Air New Zealand

Thank you all! I wasn’t having much luck with Googling it but I was able to order through Jetcollector!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-25-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,459
Posted By fordxgt
Does anyone know where these are in stock? Eztoys...

Does anyone know where these are in stock? Eztoys sold out before I had a chance to preorder.
Forum: 1:200 Models 04-21-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Phoenix Air New Zealand 777-300ER ZK-OKO Smaug

Thanks! It ended up being eBay. I woke up a few mornings ago and saw a notification that someone had listed one and I immediately did the "Buy it now" option for $210 plus shipping. I did triple...
Forum: 1:200 Models 04-20-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Phoenix Air New Zealand 777-300ER ZK-OKO Smaug

Finally after years of searching and waiting, I have acquired this model!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-20-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Inflight and Gemini A321 nose comparison

Can you compare the APU exhaust too? I have been very disappointed with a the lack of a APU exhause hole in the tailcone on some A320 family models. There is plenty of room to do it and they have...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 03-03-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By fordxgt
Market Size of the Diecast Hobby

TLDR - Why do you think diecast cars/trucks are so much more popular than airplanes and do you collect both?

Sorry in advance for the long post!

For the purpose of this discussion, I will...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-03-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,358
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Collection update (Detolf Cases Added)

Can you show some more closeup pictures of this? It is definitely a lot cleaner than the clamp method and easier than welding additional bars in. Did you paint the new bars?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-03-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,358
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Collection update (Detolf Cases Added)

Very nice! It looks like a museum display!
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-27-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By fordxgt
Re: My Most Expensive Model Yet

Since I don't have my own 3D printer, I paid for someone else's time and materials. The print itself was a little over $300 and the hardware (nuts, bolts, washers, and 4 bearings) was $56. If you...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-27-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By fordxgt
My Most Expensive Model Yet

I just commissioned this cutaway engine model to be 3D printed and then assembled it myself. It measures approximately 16.5 inches long and 8 inches wide and the 777 in the picture is 1:200 scale so...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 01-31-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Source for finding Reg. Nos. of older flights

I used to use flightstats.com for this but they have since moved to a subscription model for all historical flight data for the low low cost of $25/mo :eek: whereas it used to be 100% free
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-27-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By fordxgt
Re: New Display Case

I swapped the incandescent bulb for a whiter brighter LED and it makes a world of difference and should be a lot cooler for the models. I forgot to take a picture so I'll post one later.





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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-17-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By fordxgt
Re: New Display Case

Thanks everyone, I am really pleased with it!



Oh yeah, there's a few missing, I'd love one of the Susan G. Komen 777 samples and the Veterans 757 as well!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-16-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By fordxgt
New Display Case

Found this in the clearance section of a local furniture store and one of the salesman said it was special ordered then cancelled so I got it for 1/4 of the original price. I was surprised my lady...
Forum: 1:200 Models 01-08-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By fordxgt
Forum: Diecast Airplane 12-11-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Future release GeminiJets 1:200 announcement

Although it shows as available to pre-order, I am getting this error for the UAL 727:

"The quantity requested of United Airlines B727-200 (1:200) is unavailable at this time."
Forum: General Squawk Talk 12-10-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,013
Posted By fordxgt
Re: 15% Off eBay Coupon

My apologies, I should have read the fine print. It says

"Who’s eligible for the Coupon?
By invitation only and applies to fordxgt; do not forward.

1. Shop for eligible items. (See below for...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 12-10-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,013
Posted By fordxgt
Re: 15% Off eBay Coupon

Strange, I tried it on a random model and it worked. Did you try on a buy it now or an auction?
Forum: General Squawk Talk 12-09-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,013
Posted By fordxgt
Re: 15% Off eBay Coupon

10% off site wide with code TENTREAT
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-14-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By fordxgt
Re: 727s with winglets x 2

I got the Amerijet already and am waiting for my ZeroG to arrive. I love these models so much! Both have fantastic liveries!





As far as winglets go, I tend to prefer them although they look...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-05-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,379
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Switching from 1:200 to 1:400

I appreciate everyone's feedback and it seems like the consensus is collect what you want but most lean towards 1:200 for the size and detail.



Now that you mention it, I do remember reading...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-04-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,379
Posted By fordxgt
Switching from 1:200 to 1:400

Has anyone sold off their 1:200 collection and downsized to 1:400?

I used to prefer 1:200 for their detail and better wing joints but today's 1:400 are very well made and there are a lot more...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-31-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,337
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Gemini 200 November Releases

Is it unusual for Gemini and JC Wings to produce the same model in the same livery?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-22-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,374
Posted By fordxgt
Re: 1/200 GeminiJets DHC-8-300 Wish List

+1 on the Air New Zealand new and old liveries! I'd buy one of each!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-17-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By fordxgt
Re: 727 inspiration for GJ

Sort of off-topic but why does Gemini always shy away from Boeing House colors? 99% of them are made by JC, IF, and Phoenix. I really want a 727-200 in the Boeing livery of the time
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-17-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By fordxgt
Re: JC 200 Future Releases November and Beyond

Easyjet is really underrepresented in 1:200. I would love A321neo G-UZMA
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-17-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By fordxgt
Re: JC 200 Future Releases November and Beyond

This oneworld 767 would be a good donor!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-16-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By fordxgt
Re: JC 200 Future Releases November and Beyond

Is this with winglets? Looks like it wore the oneworld livery before and after the winglet mod
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-01-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By fordxgt
Gemini AA 727-200 Astrojet

This is probably my new holy grail

https://i.imgur.com/ZAViwnO.png
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-19-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 870
Posted By fordxgt
Re: SAS new livery.

The stripe on the engine nacelle is so forward, it looks like the robbed the inlet cowl from another plane. They should either paint the entire nacelle the same color or move the stripe back like...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-11-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Cost of Developing a Mould

I would be interested to know the cost of a 1:400 mould vs a 1:200 mould for the same aircraft type.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-03-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,591
Posted By fordxgt
Re: JC Wings 1/200 IBERIA Boeing 727-200

Show them a picture of the JC Wings box art that clearly depicts a red I and a yellow B

https://gramha.net/media/2067546717498570364
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-03-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Southwest 737 Emergency Markings Question

Yeah, I know that at AA, there was a big effort to standardize all of the exterior markings drawings used for painting (each fleet type has its own drawing) so that they are as uniform as possible. I...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-03-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By fordxgt
Re: InFlight200 Amerijet 727-200F

https://i.imgur.com/YKGDW9P.jpg
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-03-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By fordxgt
Re: Gemini TWA 727-200 red stripe

I just put my order in! Lots of good 727 models coming soon!
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