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Forum: 1:400 Models 01-14-2020, 03:46 PM
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Posted By DavidUK
Dragon 1:400 A380 display stand only, U.K.

Iíve just bought a DW 55839 1:400 A380 MSN 004 in Airbus test livery with green primer, but it didnít have the display stand.
Iíve got loads of spare Dragon 1/400th stands (mostly broken, with the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-10-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,017
Posted By DavidUK
Re: My SST Collection

Good photos, good collection, thanks for sharing, especially the Tupolevs.

In 1/200 my Gemini G-BOAF and Herpa 144S share a shelf with an XB-70, whose canards look comical but I still love it, and...
Forum: 1:500 Scale Model Aircraft 07-03-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By DavidUK
Re:Would you like more factory primer-colour model

If a model were just spray-painted in primer alone, I doubt that anyone would buy them.
But looking at the attached photos of the original planes compared with the models, it looks as though as...
Forum: 1:500 Scale Model Aircraft 07-03-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By DavidUK
Question Would you like more factory primer-colour models?

Iím pleased with my 3 attached 1/400th models in factory primer colours (FPC), especially the Xian Y-20 Kunpeng. I now prefer 1/500th as they take up less space, but Iíve only got one FPC, the 747...
Forum: 1:500 Scale Model Aircraft 06-15-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Who prints an @ symbol on CX 1/500 747 bellies

Thanks, that would make sense; they came with little black display stands that are identical to older-generation Herpa stands.

So that's another gap filled in the spreadsheet, just leaving 1/400th...
Forum: 1:500 Scale Model Aircraft 06-15-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Who prints an @ symbol on CX 1/500 747 bellies

Thank you, I found a couple of Netmodels Jumbos on Ebay with the @ underneath.
I'm glad that I can fill in a couple of gaps in my rather OCD spreadsheet.
I was particularly interested in the...
Forum: 1:500 Scale Model Aircraft 06-14-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By DavidUK
Smile Who prints an @ symbol on CX 1/500 747 bellies?

Iíve just bought a set of two 1/500th Cathay Pacific 747s in eightiesí livery, a -400 VR-HOO, and a -400F VR-HUH, and Iím not sure who theyíre made by. The seller said Herpa or Hogan, but I donít...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-20-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Do any 1:400 737s have flat-bottomed nacelles?

Great moulds; I hadn't come across NG before, thank you.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-18-2018, 06:42 PM
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Posted By DavidUK
Do any 1:400 737s have flat-bottomed nacelles?

I'm particularly looking for a 1/400th 737-700W (or 1/300th) with an all-white nose (e.g. AeroMexico) and with engine nacelles that are flat-bottomed, like the one on the left-hand side in the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-23-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Has your Gemini 200 Concorde got a nose probe?

By missing I meant that in the past I have lost more than one pitot tube on other aircraft and I wondered if I'd done the same with my G2 Concorde without realising. Yesterday I had to move all my...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-22-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By DavidUK
Arrow Has your Gemini 200 Concorde got a nose probe?

After a year of sitting next to my desk, Iíve just decided that my 1/200th Concorde looks incomplete without a life-like pitot tube in the nose probe. Iíve got Geminiís 1/200th model G2BAW665 of...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-21-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,017
Posted By DavidUK
Re: My SST Collection

Aviaction, that would indeed be a challenging but amazing paint job.

I thought that the YakAir model might be a good starting point; Iíve noticed that the original is basically the French...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-20-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,017
Posted By DavidUK
Re: My SST Collection

Great collections, guys.
Iíve now got 11 SSTs (almost as many as my 747s) and Iím trying to collect Concorde in all the authentic liveries that were genuinely used.
The next one Iím after is this...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-20-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,393
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Concorde 001 002 - the prototypes

I love these models!
And I love the shape and livery of 001/002.
Have you ever seen die-cast models of either in any scale?
I'd love to have a 1:200, or because they're so rare, I'd buy pretty...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-28-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,017
Posted By DavidUK
Re: My SST Collection

Well at the moment Iím trying to reduce my spending on models; I can no longer afford the time, money and space, but itís so addictive!

Iíd love to go to Sinsheim however; Iíd like to spend a week...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-28-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,017
Posted By DavidUK
Re: My SST Collection

Iíve never been able to decide which is my favourite/most iconic aircraft and/or Queen of the Skies. Comparing a 747 with Concorde is like comparing a fighter and bomber. If hypothetically, I were...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-20-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By DavidUK
Re: 1/250th diecast Convair B-58 Hustler

I agree Istari, the Hustler is really beautiful, but I wouldnít want to spend hours on end in the rear seats though. Iím not as excited today as I was yesterday about my B-58 model; although it was a...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-19-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By DavidUK
Smile 1/250th diecast Convair B-58 Hustler

I couldíve put this in the ĎOther Scalesí forum, but as a 1/200th collector, Iím interested to know what you think of 1:250s? I see them as a bit of a nuisance as Iíve been forced to buy them where...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-19-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,017
Posted By DavidUK
Re: My SST Collection

Yellow Ribbon, I think the Tu-144ís canards make it look more like it means business, but think that the shape of Concordeís wings, when viewed from the front when taking off, look more professional....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-17-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,017
Posted By DavidUK
Re: My SST Collection

Excellent pictures: the best Concorde in the best livery in a beautiful location.

Alpha Foxtrot is now in our local museum Ė aerospacebristol.org Ė and I visit her once every couple of weeks....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-15-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By DavidUK
Re: UK Review/testimonial planestore.co.uk/planecr

Thanks for letting me know: he's already replied to me this morning so I shall go ahead and buy from him.
It always surprises me a bit when people visit Bristol, but I suppose it is rather blessed...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-14-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By DavidUK
Question UK Review/testimonial planestore.co.uk/planecrazy?

Has anyone bought successfully from these websites before?
Iíve just stumbled upon them today for the first time ever and was wondering if theyíre genuine.
Thereís no address, just a mobile phone...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-08-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Cold war fighter jets smaller than 1:72?

Having just looked on their website, it looks like the models I was drooling over were the ĎSkyFameí range Ė are they the ones you've bought? I can see why theyíre some of your favourite; they were...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-08-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Cold war fighter jets smaller than 1:72?

Thanks for the helpful tips, Tigers and Epap.

To be honest, I had turned my nose up at Dinky before, but the more I look at them, the more I realise that as they're the only Buccaneers available,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-05-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By DavidUK
Arrow Cold war fighter jets smaller than 1:72?

Iím struggling to find die-cast Cold War fighters smaller than 1:72.
Iím particularly looking for a Blackburn/Hawker Buccaneer. DiMA only shows Corgi 1:72s, and theyíre so expensive, that Iíd...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-30-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Can you recommend a shop in England that buys

Thank you all for the tips; there's some useful advice here. I know Greg and ARD so shall start cataloguing and making plans.

The biggest difficulty will be deciding which models can go; I need to...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-29-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By DavidUK
Question Have you visited Airbus Hamburg AND Toulouse?

If you could only visit one, which do you think is better?
Iím thinking of Hamburg, because it looks like you can also tour the Airbus Defence and Space facility just an hour or so down the road in...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-29-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By DavidUK
Question Can you recommend a shop in England that buys diec

Iíve got probably around a few dozen 1:200s, maybe a hundred 1:400s, and some other scales, which are worth a few thousand pounds. Iím looking to sell about three-quarters of them to make space and...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-29-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By DavidUK
Question Can you recommend a shop in England that buys diec

Iíve got probably around a hundred 1:400s, and around fifty 1:200s and other scales, which are worth a few thousand pounds. Iím looking to sell about three-quarters of them to make space and raise...
Forum: What if ??? 03-02-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By DavidUK
Red face Which supersonic aircraft fly furthest over M1.5?

I canít find a resource which shows how far planes fly at maximum speed. Wikipedia shows maximum speed, maximum range, ferry range, combat range, but few planes have their maximum range listed when...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-20-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By DavidUK
Re: What 1/400th fighter jets have you got?

Thanks for the good photos, ve2nw Ė are they all models where youíve added your own landing gear?

And are you Zareh the TinTin fan per chance? Iím just guessing because of the text on your photos....
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-19-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By DavidUK
Re: What 1/400th fighter jets have you got?

Thanks guys for your helpful replies.

It's a shame the Dragon fighters can't be bought on their own, so I've ordered Tamiya set 1. I'm not a very patient modeller, but they only cost a few quid.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-17-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By DavidUK
Question What 1/400th fighter jets have you got?

Hi guys, Iím trying to get hold of some of these models in 1:400 diecast:
RAF Red Arrows, Typhoon, MiGs/Sukhois, F-35/104/22 or similar.
The best I can find is these F-15s which come with a Dragon...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-02-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By DavidUK
Re: What does Gemini 'Macs' mean?

Thanks guys, I'd vote for Big Al's answer!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-02-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By DavidUK
Cool What does Gemini 'Macs' mean?

Mackintosh?
MacDonalds?
I've search on here and Googled it in vain.

Most of my mililtaries are 1/200ths or Dragon 400s, but both of the Gemini Macs that I've bought have had to be returned due...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-29-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,079
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Irisawa Diecast 1:200 Kawasaki C-1 QSTOL Asuka

Jean Pierre: Merci encore une fois, c'est trŤs intťressant. I'm just starting flying lessons and have just been reading about the effect of pitots on basic instruments, so that's very helpful. (And...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-27-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,079
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Irisawa Diecast 1:200 Kawasaki C-1 QSTOL Asuka

I love these rare models, Crownvic.

I paid a similar amount to you, but then Her Majesty's Customs got hold of it, then the Royal Mail usually double that amount by taking their cut, adding 50% to...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-27-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,079
Posted By DavidUK
Arrow Irisawa Diecast 1:200 Kawasaki C-1 QSTOL Asuka

I thought this would be one of those models that Iíd never be able to get. Like the Boeing YC-14 and Bristol Brabazon, I think that only one or two of these were ever built, and that therefore it...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Military Aviation 01-19-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Whatís the difference between X&X, X&Y planes

Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for, and very interesting.
And complicated!
Anyone know if there's something similar for the UK?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-18-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By DavidUK
Question Is my Gemini 727ís nose deformed?

A while ago I bought a Gemini National Air 727, as it was the only Boeing 7x7 model that I didnít have in 1/400th. A while later I saw a Gemini Dan Air 727 and bought that, as Iíve wanted any Dan Air...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Military Aviation 01-18-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By DavidUK
Question Whatís the difference between X&X and X&Y planes?

Firstly, I donít understand the difference between X+number, and X+letter+number:
ó examples of the former being the Bell X-1 or the Boeing X-37, all of which appear to be Xperimental and,
ó...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-18-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Is my Valkyrie broken?

Gold Leader: It was thanks to your excellent posts about Concorde and her sisters that I was able to get the Herpa Tu-144 that fitted my preferences, and then the Dragon Valkyrie which arrived...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-14-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By DavidUK
Question GSE steps for your 1/400, e.g. Herpa 1/500?

I'm interested in steps for my 1/400s. Most are 737-sized, with a few wide-bodies and some regionals too. What would you recommend as good value? They don't have to be amazingly accurate as my...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-11-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Fledgling Phoenix: The COMAC ARJ21

There are several Chinese websites that sell Chinese-made models, e.g. Panda, cheaper than Ebay, Amazon etc. Wingsworld.cn is another one. As they have a client-base of around a billion people, I...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-09-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Fledgling Phoenix: The COMAC ARJ21

Wow, that is really interesting to know, thank you, Richard.
I just Googled their shop and found the model below on the following link (as well as your model too):...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-09-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By DavidUK
Question Re: Fledgling Phoenix: The COMAC ARJ21

Thank you very much for this, Richard. I love anything thatís very new, like Comac, Mitsubishi, Irkut MC-21 etc. Iíve seen the attached ARJ21 in house livery by Panda which is a little pricey, but do...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-09-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 504
Posted By DavidUK
Question What scale is this Comac ARJ21?

These photos are from Ebay, link at the bottom of this post.

The listing says itís 20cm, 1:400. At 1:400, 20cm would make it larger than a 777. I told the seller that a 1:400 model would be about...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-07-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By DavidUK
Re: What are your smallest 1:400s?

Yes Adrian, Britten-Norman!
I don't think they're available in any die-cast or snap-fit scale, only build kits.
Aren't they the only British civil fixed-wing airframe manufacturer left?
I'd prefer...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-07-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By DavidUK
Re: Is my Valkyrie broken?

Oh my God guys, these are terrible stories, especially the $300 die-cast one!
My heart goes out to you but, um, I am slightly comforted at the same time.
If I get any reponse at all I shall ask for...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-06-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By DavidUK
Re: What are your smallest 1:400s?

Shame that die-cast Skyvans aren't available.
I can only find one photo online of Shorts all together, which is this photo of a Short 360, Short Skyvan and Short 330 at the 1982 Farnborough Airshow:...
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