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Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models Yesterday, 11:40 PM
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Posted By Skythings
Re: Boeing 747 refinish.

Thats very nice Tony. Looks good. Not many of those around.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 07-06-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 196
Posted By Skythings
Re: My recent Pacmin find :)

Very nice model. Great find.

I must say Air Canada hit a home run with this new livery. Everything in-between the 1960's black nose colours and this new livery was ugly. Editorial rant...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-28-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By Skythings
Re: 1/200 Boeing Airliner Prototypes in House Colo

That is totally lame. What kind of a butthead would do that? :([/QUOTE]

Thank you for the sympathy- but the situation made it easy for them. I was moving my whole house from one rural area to...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-27-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By Skythings
Re: 1/200 Boeing Airliner Prototypes in House Colo

About 35 years ago I visited the Boeing Factory in Seattle and of course arrived on the only day there were no tours. The nice lady opened up the gift shop for me and I purchased two models in...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-21-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By Skythings
Re: 1/100 Westway Models refinish from old Lufthan

Fantastic job! A ton of work in fumes over a tub, fine sand and paint and I imagine weeks to do it. Then to find a clean room to apply the decals with steady hands and a great eye. I have a...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-20-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Skythings
Re: A Home Run Today - Kijiji Find

I would love to see some of those pictures you took in the Westburne livery. Did you get any pictures of the interior? If so I would love to possibly use them on my website for the model if you...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-18-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Skythings
Re: A Home Run Today - Kijiji Find

Thanks Neil. Crazy how some people travel. No carbon footprint back then.
I bet those were pretty lavish interiors. I've seen pictures of a B747SP corporate airplane with a throne and I'm not...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-18-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Skythings
A Home Run Today - Kijiji Find

Several years back I fine tuned my collecting focus to models of aircraft which I used to work around, fly on, or actually flew, or simply just dreamed of flying someday. Many are airlines I...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 05-18-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Skythings
Re: Finally CP Air DC 10 by Fratelli Cesana, arriv

Nice CP Air DC-10. ooh77. I have the same model and have always enjoyed it with the exception of the stand. My feelings are the vertical post on these models are too tall. Puts some leverage...
Forum: STS: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-27-2019, 01:08 PM
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Views: 64
Posted By Skythings
Vintage Topping F-86 Sabre with Rare Stand

The first F-86 Sabre aircraft assembled in Canada was known as the CL-13 Sabre Mk-1. It bore the RCAF serial number 19101 and was marked CK-R for testing. It basically was an F-86A-5-NA since it...
Forum: STS: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-27-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 69
Posted By Skythings
Several Air Jet Advance Models For Sale eBay

Please check out my eBay auctions which are ending tomorrow (Sunday April 28th)

Air Canada DC-8 Cargo
Air Canada B767
Air Canada L1011
Canadian Pacifique DC-10
CP Air B747
CP Air DC-8
CP...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-25-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By Skythings
Re: Lh europa jet delivery

My model airplane collection will likely always be in play, but I am getting very confident where I am now. Now that my eye is wandering, this is what I have started to take a shine with. They...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-21-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Skythings
Re: Looking for an Air Jet Advance Stand

I just put ten Air Jet Advance models up for sale on eBay this afternoon. $1.00 opening bid. You might get lucky on one or two of them.
...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-20-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Skythings
Re: Latest Addition - Air Canada DC-9

This week I received the reproduction stand for the DFM. A big thank you to several members on this forum who put me in touch with Gary Field who made the stand. Thank you to Gary who was first...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-19-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Skythings
Re: Pacmin United Boeing 737-222 - Needs Stand

Retroguy I think you are correct. Your Pacmin model has the control surface lines molded into the model where the Topping has decals. Craviola990's model has the molded control surface lines. ...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-19-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Skythings
Re: Pacmin United Boeing 737-222 - Needs Stand

Thats what I said myself Neil. I have two models similar and I have always believed they were made by Topping Models of Akron, Ohio. Topping models became Precise Models.

Pacific Western...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-18-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By Skythings
Re: Cessna Citation Xcel....

Those are nice stands and your display shelves are perfect. Heck you have room for a third tier with taller stands. Very nice!
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-17-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By Skythings
Re: Cessna Citation Xcel....

Nice model Retroguy. I think those stands were special order from PACMIN for Cessna. I also enjoy the corporate models.

This may seem strange but I literally have two real Citation Excel's I...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-15-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By Skythings
Re: Tca vanguard 1/48 scale

Very nice model. Nice to see you have the front air intakes on the nose. (caution wildlife on the runway) I especially like the etching of the propellor arc's. I have never seen that before....
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-14-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By Skythings
Re: Another new guy with a 1/72 DFM

FYI- There is a similar model currently on eBay. It is not in as nice of condition as yours and it is doing well. It does not have the original stand.
...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-12-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 408
Posted By Skythings
Re: Just another Learjet.......

Here is another picture that was published in National Geographic with a story on the Oilpatch in Calgary. This part of the article talked about all the oil company private aircraft. This was...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-12-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 408
Posted By Skythings
Re: Just another Learjet.......

That video brings back some memories. That Lear has the "Hush kit" installed for noise reduction.

Poor quality pictures from 1979 on the ramp at Executive Flight Centre Calgary.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-12-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 408
Posted By Skythings
Re: Just another Learjet.......

And don't forget all the black smoke.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-11-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Skythings
Re: New guy, help with some PACMIN identification?

You have some nice models there. Congratulations.

I have always loved the Hawaiian Airlines colours. I remember seeing the Hughes Airwest DC-9 and B-727 flying into the Calgary Airport...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-11-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 408
Posted By Skythings
Re: Just another Learjet.......

About 40 years back I used to work on the ramp at an executive facility and the Lear was my favourite aircraft. I got to know the pilots and any chance they could they invited me along to fly with...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-11-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By Skythings
Re: Tenshodo/Nemoto Model ?

Those are great models. Such incredible detail with inlets and antenna. What is the history of the company? aki you mentioned they are both still alive. I'm interested in knowing more about...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-03-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Skythings
Re: Latest Addition - Air Canada DC-9

Your right there for sure Neil. It is now my favourite model in my collection. I had never held one prior to this one. They are very substantial and a work of art for sure.

And thanks to all...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-02-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Skythings
Latest Addition - Air Canada DC-9

My latest addition just arrived today after two weeks stuck in Canadian Customs.

A fellow contacted me through my website a month or so back and offered me his Dad's old model which was found in a...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-28-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,584
Posted By Skythings
Re: Pacmin 1/60 727-100 Braniff 'Pucci' Repaint

Fantastic job! Now on to the next Braniff colour:)
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-28-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Skythings
Re: Looking For DFM or Reproduction Stand

We did not have that discussion. I will inquire with him. That would be my preference if that option is available. Thank you for the idea.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-27-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Skythings
Re: Looking For DFM or Reproduction Stand

Its on order- Thank you everyone.
Noel
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-25-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Skythings
Re: PWA L-188 Electra 1/46 scale aluminum casting.

Thats a gorgeous model Tony. Very well done. Excuse my ignorance as I do not restore models. The first image has the model completed painted with a primer paint. Then the model appears to be...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-24-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Skythings
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-24-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By Skythings
Re: Unusual KLM 747 MODEL on Ebay.

That is impressive Neil. The next best thing to having a cut-away model.

Do you have to keep it plugged in or is that a charger?
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-24-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Skythings
Looking For DFM or Reproduction Stand

I have acquired a 1/50th scale DFM DC-9 which is missing the original stand. I do have the round aluminum swivel mount attached to the model which then threads into the top of the missing stand. ...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-21-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By Skythings
Re: L-1011 enthusiast

Very nice models vwgoalie. It's good you are focused in your collection with L1011's. They were a good solid reliable airplane. I only had the chance to fly on an L1011 once in my life back in...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-13-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Skythings
Re: Pacmin 1:60 Scale Canadian North 737-200 Combi

Very nice model. Like everyone else I have always loved this livery. Here is a link to learn more about the artist who designed and painted this logo.

https://www.dawnomanart.com/about

It...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-09-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By Skythings
New Model - PACMIN Citation Ultra V

I picked this up recently 1/40 scale Pacific Miniatures Citation Ultra V.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-09-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Skythings
Re: Latest Addition Hawker Siddeley HS125

Just an update as I finished building a new stand today for the Hawker Siddeley HS125.

It's almost identical to the Dash 7 stand I built using the Herpa Pilatus metal stand mounted on an oak...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-03-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Skythings
Re: Trans Canada Airlines Vanguard-Tompkins

Nice model. Here are some pictures I had of that tail number.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-15-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Skythings
Re: Walkers Westway Canadian Pacific DC-8

Here is another image in my military files with the US Air Force F-104. Notice the DC-8 has a USA tail number. Likely during flight trials before delivery.

In the previous picture of the...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-15-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Skythings
Re: Walkers Westway Canadian Pacific DC-8

I checked my files and I couldn't find anything with both locations. Here is what I have.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-12-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Skythings
Re: Looking For Model - Have Story To Attach

I am so happy you posted the link. It certainly solved the mystery for me and I'm sure many others learned some interesting things about the aircraft and data plates. It was fun to think I may...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-10-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Skythings
Re: Looking For Model - Have Story To Attach

I was not able to view the eBay auction but I can see by the picture you attached that this is a very possible answer. This plate has brown glue on the reverse which makes very logical sense this...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-10-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Skythings
Re: Looking For Model - Have Story To Attach

These are gorgeous models. I think that ugly data plate attached to one of these would ruin it. I suspect if I could find one- I would have to take on the national debt of a small nation to afford...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-10-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Skythings
Re: Looking For Model - Have Story To Attach

Did some more research this morning with a different angle in mind.

Seems you can buy a B-17 data plate on Amazon. Looks new but very similar.
...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-10-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Skythings
Re: Looking For Model - Have Story To Attach

This looks like a great candidate for my model. It looks like they are readily available also. Thank you
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-10-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Skythings
Re: Looking For Model - Have Story To Attach

aki you are a great source of information on this matter. That is a very interesting thread. It certainly seems my data plate has some company. That deflates most of the air out of my mystery. ...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-10-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Skythings
Re: Looking For Model - Have Story To Attach

I was not aware reproduction plates were available until today. That picture of the 2nd plate from aki's post certainly is pointing that direction. It is doubtful my plate is authentic if it is...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-10-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Skythings
Re: Looking For Model - Have Story To Attach

You may be correct Doug- but it would be nice to have at least had them respond to my requests for information. Who know's if my messages made it to the historians at Boeing.

I have learned...
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