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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-28-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,711
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: Nominations for 2020 1/200 model of the year

I'm curious . . . who made the AF CRJ-200? For some odd reason, this one must have slipped under my radar.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-28-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By Upkeep
Re: My humble little collection

Very crisp and tidy collection. Impressive for sure!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-21-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,711
Posted By Upkeep
Re: Nominations for 2020 1/200 model of the year

Exactly the same story with me. Zilch for 2020.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-21-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By Upkeep
Re: Air France B777-200 from Inflight

My reference is Inflight's website. They have done 772's, six to be exact, but not in AF livery. Whose moulds they are, I have no idea. They just have 'Inflight' tampo'd on them. I'll leave figuring...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-16-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: Air France B777-200 from Inflight

Both Gemini and Inflight have done a 777-200 (772). Only Gemini did one in AF livery, F-GSPX, as you noted. I have that one looking at me here.

Both firms did 773's as well, and but only Gemini...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-16-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By Upkeep
Cool Re: OLD Inflight 200 AER LINGUS B707

Wow! What a crisp 707! Some IF 707's are real lookers.:cool:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-16-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,046
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: InFlight200 Airbus A310-300 "Aeroflot"

Hmmm. Yeahhhh. That does look like a 'pass' to me (plus it is long gone anyhow). IF sure is hit'n'miss on the A310. Wow.:rolleyes:

Thanx for the heads-up, all the same. Most appreciated. ;)
...
Forum: 1:200 Models 12-14-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Upkeep
Re: WARNING..Reposting Old Threads

Why not just tank this part if it is so old AND causing issues?;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-14-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: How impressive is this?

That's pretty amazing! :cool:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-13-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,046
Posted By Upkeep
Cool Re: InFlight200 Airbus A310-300 "Aeroflot"

Looking at the Wardair one, I have to say Inflight captured the 'unique' nature of the livery very well. The general look of the mould is very commendable as well—finally.

So, will I add this to...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-11-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,429
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: Just stopping by to say hi

Nice to see you back for a visit, Kai! I remember your work quite well. They were very interesting days for sure. :D


Stay safe, stay well.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-09-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,990
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: Whats going on with insane Ebay “buy now” pric

Precisely my point as well.:cool:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-03-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,990
Posted By Upkeep
Re: Whats going on with insane Ebay “buy now” pric

Yes, eBay is a disaster. Now sales tax? Gimme a break. Not gonna happen.

Sadly, it appears as if they have a monopoly, so you either bite the bullet and make the purchase on release, or hope...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-01-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By Upkeep
Re: Concorde

I don't know who you had to kill to get that, but generally that one (F-WTSB) is a VERY hard one to find. At least it used to be. For some reason, it also is a hot favourite among collectors. I too...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-01-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By Upkeep
Cool Re: Concorde

Make no mistake—all the diecast Concordes are very elegant, and while there is a bit of variation in accuracy throughout the brands, they ALL can look superb in your collection.

A few years back,...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-29-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,682
Posted By Upkeep
Re: United Caravelle

I see it too.

http://www.aviationretaildirect.com/pre-orders/if210faf0619-inflight200-1-200-se-210-caravelle-iii-french-air-force-141-with-stand
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-29-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,076
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: Gemini Royal Air Force A330..Up close and pers

I have to agree completely. IMHO, Gemini is the master of 'surface detail' which goes a long way to bring magic to the model.:cool:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-29-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: NEW Western UK + Sky Classics Models

It is a curious idea you propose, Jean Pierre, which I too think would appeal to those who engage in DIY projects. I agree that this is something WM should consider as a sideline in addition to their...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-28-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: Too obscure for the market...?

I have to agree 100% with that. Sure, some releases have me shaking my head, but somebody out there is dying to get their hands on it. Thankfully, they got their wish. I've been there a few times as...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-24-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,835
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: broken rubber tires

Excellent idea for those non-standard sized wheels. I have to keep that in mind. :cool:
Forum: Custom Made Models 11-23-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: AIR FRANCE Latécoère 522

Quite a super job on that, Jean Pierre!!

I have to agree with Dooltd that the model actually 'looks' much larger. You've crafted a number if these unique aircraft—you should photograph the group...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-23-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,924
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: HM Weathering Advice Needed

I also highly recommend honing your techniques on a cheap model first. BUT I would recommend it being diecast, as that is the material you will be eventually working on. And remember—shine can always...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-17-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,733
Posted By Upkeep
Cool Re: Dreams Take Flight 787..JC200

That is one flash looking 787. Wow. Coool. :cool:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-17-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,950
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: Paint rash and bubbling

Raymond?! 100% reliable, and as good as it can get.


(Sorry—didn't realize this thread is 2 years old . . . ooops!)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-17-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: A newcomer to my AF fleet

Very impressive! I must pop over to the Custom section now.:cool:
Forum: Site Issues and Support Section 11-17-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,577
Posted By Upkeep
Exclamation Re: Site Slower?

Yes, hopelessly slow. I trust Admin is aware of this?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-17-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,835
Posted By Upkeep
Talking Re: broken rubber tires

Yes, me too. But I've replaced the tires on most of mine with new repros as the originals were rock hard. But NEVER split. Of course, my DT airliners are fine, as they are steel. Perfect for those...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-12-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By Upkeep
Re: Dc-5

What a gorgeous piece of work! Wow.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-12-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,578
Posted By Upkeep
Talking Re: Gemini 200...Air Force One 748

Various shades of Beige.:D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-12-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Upkeep
Cool Re: Qantas DC4 by Herpa

The AA one really appeals to me. Wow! Sure looks the era, sure looks like a DC-4.:cool:

Very tempting!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-12-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,835
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: broken rubber tires

Ben,
You can get Hogan gear replacements and just rob the tires and refit onto your model. Caution: They could be a tight fit. I warmed some up in hot tap water and they went on easy enough.

Try...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-20-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,652
Posted By Upkeep
Re: IF200 American Convair 990 Astrojet

Oh yeah—that's coool! The livery really fits that design and times, alright!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-19-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By Upkeep
Re: Hobby Master Web Site

A second email address for collectors inputs could solve a possible problem. Just sayin'.;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-14-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By Upkeep
Cool Re: AC200/Western Models july 2020 releases

Wow! Those two Connies are particulary stunning, IMHO.:cool:

Hmmmmmmmmmm . . .
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-14-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,560
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: Waffle collectibles ignorance

I haven't bought anything from this guy for years now, thanks to how he treats his customers. A simple inquiry is treated like an act of war, and the he spits back his vile missives.

Other dealers...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-14-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,682
Posted By Upkeep
Talking Re: United Caravelle

They do continue continue to set NEW standards. Just not accurate ones.:D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-14-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: Which glue?

Well, I would use a slow setting thicker super glue found in model shops. That will give you a few minutes to confirm your straightness, and to adjust if necessary. I'd only use a dot or two IN THE...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-14-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,733
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs up Re: Herpa Premium.. I kindly ask you to look here.

Yes, I have to agree. I got a pair of glasses ordered from Paris sent DHL and they arrived in Toronto in 3 days. Impressed!:cool:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-25-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,450
Posted By Upkeep
Re: Aeroclassics DC-8 QC issue

But that's all this forum is—a place to discuss little model airplanes. Most Important Things are discussed in the forum three doors down the hall.;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-31-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By Upkeep
Cool Re: Private Aircraft

I almost completely forgot about the MD-220! I stumbled into it in a Popular Mechanics magazine article sometime in the very early 1960's. Never heard about it again after that. Anyhow, there's a...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-21-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Upkeep
Cool Re: Has this beautiful 707 ever been released?

Argh! A duplicate that I couldn't just delete.:rolleyes:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-21-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Upkeep
Cool Re: Has this beautiful 707 ever been released?

What a gorgeous livery.:cool: Especially when the gold accents 'pop' against that metallic anthracite-striped colour.


I think somebody (JCWings) did an L1011 in that livery an number of years...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-21-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By Upkeep
Talking Re: New A 310

With all due respect, I'll be patient and take 'accurate' later, than 'sloppy' immediately. These things are getting pricey, man!



;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-21-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,402
Posted By Upkeep
Talking Re: Other recent Inflight announcements

Oh wow . . . :D:D. Good job I could care less . . . almost got hit with a wet sock. :D (Stumbled in here on a wrong click) :D
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-06-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By Upkeep
Re: Is this dirt under paint or something serious?

Zinc rot doesn't usually show up in brand-new models. It's something that develops over time. At least, that's been my experience. But then, just crappy paint jobs can show up later. In either case,...
Forum: Site Issues and Support Section 05-05-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Upkeep
Re: How To Edit A Thread?

+2^

Same here. This place is unique, for sure. All I got back from my inquiries was lame excuses too. Hopeless. :rolleyes:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-30-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,450
Posted By Upkeep
Re: Aeroclassics DC-8 QC issue

I would have to agree. They immediately say 'DC-8' to me.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-30-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Upkeep
Cool Re: Air France Concorde Fleet

Absolutely SPECTACULAR grouping and photos. If I was to do mine, I'd only be able to do the Mercedes-Benz logo. :D

Nothing looks as good as Concorde. Especially today.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-30-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,450
Posted By Upkeep
Re: Aeroclassics DC-8 QC issue

In all fairness, it's kinda hard to see these 'live' in the shops that don't exist. All many of us have is dodgy, inconsistent photography. :confused:
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-29-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,450
Posted By Upkeep
Thumbs down Re: Aeroclassics DC-8 QC issue

Not anywhere as nasty as my little surprise.

I was dusting my AC200 CPA DC-8-43, and I noticed one of the engine & pylon assemblies was loose. A gentle wiggle confirmed it needed to be slid off,...
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