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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 01-16-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,624
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Gemini Jets 400 February Releases

That Dan Air HS748 is excellent!
Forum: Custom Made Models 12-17-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Hawkair Dash 8

Beautifully done! On C-FYDH, famous west coast artist, Roy Henry Vickers, designed the revised logo/livery for this unique Hawkair livery that was only applied to one aircraft. What a beautiful job...
Forum: Custom Made Models 12-12-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Hawkair Dash 8

Here are some further photos of it. ;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-12-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 789
Posted By DashSeven
Re: For those that collect models of planes they f

I started keeping a log 8 1/2 years ago. I missed recording the registration from one flight on an Air Canada Express/Jazz flight on a CRJ705 three years ago... actually, in both directions... and it...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-11-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Latest addition to my Canadian Charter fleet

Nice! What’s the registration?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-11-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 789
Posted By DashSeven
Re: For those that collect models of planes they f

I used to target only the registration... until I started to travel more often and wanted keepsakes of my trips. Just because they don’t make the exact registration I flew on doesn’t mean I can’t...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-11-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,545
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Gemini 200 December Releases

I can see the fifth passenger window lines up before the ‘E’ in DELTA on the real plane, but almost directly under it on the model. That said.. I don’t scrutinize my models that intensely and I would...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 12-06-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Wardair Pilots

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dtvT0L5I5IU/UmvqX325U_I/AAAAAAAAOs8/uzp3nQcS5tw/s1600/DSC00938.JPG
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 12-06-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Wardair Pilots

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/36/93/a8/3693a82ab7d4fce1381aa8458f8331f4.jpg
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-06-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Inflight new Releases Jan 2020!!!

I'll consider these two:
https://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-zfvgw8/x6l5d5a/products/27998/images/39900/Canadian__96060.1574788014.1280.720.jpg?c=2...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-28-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Inflight new Releases Jan 2020!!!

Air Transat is still in operation, so there may have been a push from them to get it out.
Forum: Custom Made Models 11-14-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Hawkair Dash 8

Oh man, am I ever excited for this to arrive in the mail! I worked for Hawkair and spent over a year out on the ramp slugging it out with bags on these birds. I met some great friends there too. This...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 11-11-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By DashSeven
Mobile Enhanced View

Is there a way to turn the horrid mobile “enhanced” view off permanently?? I hate every time the website asks, and it’s even worse when it just changes without me selecting it. It’s a garbage mode...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-06-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Hobbymaster February 2020 Releases

They definitely got their decals direct from here:
https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/4/5/6/1030456-41450-70-pristine.jpg
Apparently there is a photo of the actual plane in Geoffrey...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 11-06-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Air Canada Staff Move PacMin Models To New Off

As cool as they look on that little round table, I believe they should pick a better display spot. lol
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-05-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Switching from 1:200 to 1:400

Absolutely true. I suppose if the focus of your collection is all on heavies, it's not a bad plan.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-05-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Switching from 1:200 to 1:400

I've been selling off my 1/400 models. 1/200 is the only scale I find I can truly enjoy. And 1/72 for military.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-04-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Hobbymaster February 2020 Releases

Whoa. Big month! Nothing that falls into my collection criteria, but I really love that ghost camo on the F-16 aggressor. I'm also really happy to see the 1/72 P-40N return. The only one on this...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-02-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By DashSeven
Re: NG Model - 1:200 October 2019 Release Photogra

Zero interest in either. I guess that's why NG generally doesn't appeal to me. Their CRJ is nice though.
Forum: 1:200 Models 11-02-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Gemini 200 Pan Am Billboard 727 Northwest 747-

I'd say about 50% of the flights I take are on Dash 8s, ATRs or CRJs. I prefer to collect regional airliners and narrow bodies. The Dash 8 might actually be my favourite plane. The airline I work for...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-02-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Qantas Dash 8-300

The Air Inuit birds have a freighter conversion. It's pretty cool!...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-02-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Qantas Dash 8-300

The DHC5 was the Buffalo. The DHC4 Caribou had radial engines. I think you're right that the engines do look a bit oversized on this model. Overall, I think it looks pretty good though. Good call on...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-02-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Inflight200 November anoucements

I'm flying on a United A320 next Friday. If it happens to be in the new livery, then I'll need to add one to my collection. :)
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-02-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By DashSeven
Re: New Strategy in collecting

I did this. There were so many models available in 1/400 that simply weren't released in 1/200 and may never be. However, in the end, I ended up selling off my 1/400 collection. Even the models I...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-02-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By DashSeven
Re: NG Model - 1:200 October 2019 Release Photogra

I love the quality of NG Models, but I am usually underwhelmed by the aircraft they choose to release.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-02-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Inflight200 November anoucements

https://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-zfvgw8/x6l5d5a/products/27907/images/39677/Transat__96527.1572638828.1280.720.jpg?c=2
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-01-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Gemini200 KLM DC-3 (or where it went wrong)

It appears the cockpit windows got printed on an angle and are diving into the nose.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 10-31-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Canadian Atlantic Air Dash 8 Classic floor mod

I was wondering that too, due to the wing droop that’s apparent here. Regardless, it’s very cool and a great find!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-31-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By DashSeven
Re: 1/200 737 max 7?

I’d be into that Jetlines bird. I’m not convinced we’ll ever see them though. They’ve gone through three rebrandings and multiple business models and they don’t even have a jet yet.
Forum: Diecast Airplane 10-31-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By DashSeven
Re: GeminiJets November Release Models

Already being discussed here:
https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/1-200-scale-model-aircraft/312490-gemini-200-november-releases.html

And here:...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-31-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,068
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Gemini 200 November Releases

I don’t have an A321 in my collection, but I have a few A319s and an A320. I don’t know if they are perfect, but they look pretty good to me. I seem to fly Alaska a fair amount, but have not ended up...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-31-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,068
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Gemini 200 November Releases

I don’t quite understand what’s boring about these releases. They look good to me. Here’s the artwork from their website:
https://www.geminijets.com/pics/G2EIN884.jpg...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-28-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 985
Posted By DashSeven
Re: 1/200 GeminiJets DHC-8-300 Wish List

At first glance, it looks like a decent tooling:
...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-28-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,351
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Dream Releases That May Never Be

Ooooh, speaking of 757s. This is one of the prettiest ones I can recall. They only had five of them and only operated for five years out of YVR and they flew to Palm Springs, Hilo, Honolulu, Maui,...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-26-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,086
Posted By DashSeven
Re: 747sp from NG?!

The only 747SP I recall seeing in person was when this bird visited Vancouver 5 or 6 years ago:
https://live.staticflickr.com/1937/31633113728_f6f138a6e2_b.jpg
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-26-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,086
Posted By DashSeven
Re: 747sp from NG?!

Agreed! Especially since I have just sold off the bulk of my 1/400 collection.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-26-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,086
Posted By DashSeven
Re: 747sp from NG?!

To be fair, I think the point was that there is still plenty of new ground out there for manufacturers to cover. That said, the classic airframes will always be the best money makers. 747s,...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 10-26-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Canada, eh?

It's actually been around for nearly seven years now. It was founded in December 2012.
Here's their website: Air Canada Rouge (https://flyrouge.com/ca/en/index.html)
Here's the Wikipedia page: Air...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-25-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,086
Posted By DashSeven
Re: 747sp from NG?!

It didn't take much searching to find a few pics:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e5/4d/08/e54d08f776b9eb036a7a7480b2aba80b.jpg
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-25-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,086
Posted By DashSeven
Re: 747sp from NG?!

I might start by reaching out to the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Also, I'm willing to bet that Boeing's got a few pics stashed away somewhere. ;)
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 10-25-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By DashSeven
Asking for advice from Pacmin collectors

Pacmin collectors! Please help a rookie understand. Are there different grades of Pacmin models? I'm asking because there are some tremendous price variations. I'm a long-time diecast guy, but I...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-25-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,351
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Dream Releases That May Never Be

There are still Emirates models that haven’t been done yet?? I was certain manufacturers had gone through their whole fleet - registration by registration.

I’ve gotta say though, that’s a great...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-25-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By DashSeven
Re: GeminiJets/AirplaneShop JetBlue FDNY

I agree in the moulds... but what’s better about the Gemini printing? I think the colour is better (if this photo is truly an accurate representation of colour), but otherwise... I am certain the...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 10-25-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Pacmin 1:60 Scale Canadian North 737-200 Combi

Close... but not quite. This is the post-merger livery/branding as a few of the aircraft from each airline have already been through the paintshop:
...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 10-25-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Pacmin 100 Canadian North 737-300

My manager at my last job had a Pacmin Canadian North 737-200 on his desk. I've wanted to find a Canadian North Pacmin model ever since. Very nice find!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-25-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By DashSeven
Re: GeminiJets/AirplaneShop JetBlue FDNY

Aside from the colour, the Aeroclassics release looks much better. The shape of the engines, the lines on the fuselage where it meets the wings, the landing gear - particularly the nose gear, the...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 10-25-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Trans canada dc-8 1/100

What a gorgeous restoration! Beautiful work.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-24-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,103
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Herpa 1/200 DC4 KLM

This is probably the most exciting new 1/200 model I have seen in quite some time. Very cool! I'm thrilled to see some polished metal DC-4s.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 10-23-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By DashSeven
Re: In Flight Model Sales?

Alaska Airlines sells models through their online shop. Actually, they sell a lot of really great stuff in their shop: Alaska Airlines Company Store...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-23-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,351
Posted By DashSeven
Re: Dream Releases That May Never Be

When I worked at Hawkair, they had four Dash 8s. Three were -100s and one was a -300. The registrations were C-FCJE, C-FDNG, C-FYDH, and C-FIDL (their sole -300 series). At that time, YDH was painted...
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