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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-05-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: My BuyGoneWorldLimited experience

I had an experience with BuygoneWorld and it was disappointing. He seemed to have models on stock that were sold out everywhere. I also had the "this seller does not ship items to my location"...
Forum: Custom Made Models 06-03-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: KLM 747-200B PH-BUA flaps down 1/144

Thanks Aussiejets,

It is sprayed in three phases; first a cote of gloss black base. Than three different shades of metal: Alclad polished aluminium and the more shiny parts with Inspire Chrome...
Forum: Custom Made Models 05-30-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: KLM 747-200B PH-BUA flaps down 1/144

Thank you all for the nice comments. When you dive deep into details, you'll start to see all kind of flaws. Now the wings are completed, but when things are coming to and end one start to wonder how...
Forum: Custom Made Models 05-17-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: KLM 747-200B PH-BUA flaps down 1/144

To every one; thanks for the kind words! This project helps me through the period of being grounded, as in: 'no flying' and subsequent job insecurity...


I am looking forward to that Jean Pierre!...
Forum: Custom Made Models 05-17-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By Vintage Jet
KLM 747-200B PH-BUA flaps down 1/144

This is my most recent project: intended as a 'goodbye' to the 747 in KLM service, when it was due to leave next year. But than the world changed...and the KLM 747 (in passenger configuration) was...
Forum: Custom Made Models 04-23-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: AIR FRANCE Latécoère 521

Sorry for my delayed reaction on the long awaited 6 engines aircraft that you promised. Fantastic and very interesting model! A relevant contribution to aviation history. Thanks for sharing. A brief...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-23-2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: KLM's 737 fleet over the years

-800's PH-BXA through PH-BXN were delivered between feb 1999 and dec 2000.
-900's PH-BXO through PH-BXT were delivered between june 2001 and may 2004.
The livery with enlarged blue rooftop, the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-23-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: My AF B 747s in the Detolf cabinet.

Its a museum. A museum full of pieces of art and great craftsmanship.
A beautiful and almost exhaustive collection. To be honest it says more to me personally than a Vermeer or a Rembrand (Monet or...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-22-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: KLM's 737 fleet over the years

And, to continue on the dorsal fin matter: you can see it also on the Concorde! That brings me to an specific explanation of the function of the 'double sweep', as simply enlarging the vertical...
Forum: Custom Made Models 04-13-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 544
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: 1:200 TUI 757 diecast

Looks like a really neat job! I am curious about the result with decals attached.

stay safe, VJ
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-13-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: KLM Cityhopper fleet - first livery

a wooden F28 in scale 1/200? That is impressive! It makes me very curious...

cheers, VJ
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-10-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Photos: lots of props, no eurowhite.

Thank you! I do love the aircraft (the TWA and Delta Connies...).
But you really impress me with the cabinet. It is high on my wishlist to have a similar one. Do you build all elements yourself? It...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-09-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Photos: lots of props, no eurowhite.

Fantastic collection! It is completely my taste of aviation. Please show us more in detail. Its very worth it! Also big compliments for the nice cabinet. It it home made?
It is comforting to see...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-09-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,161
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: The end of an era, last flight KLM 747-400

The Queen is not yet defeated! We can safely say that, even though the operating costs are high, the Boeing 747 is an irreplaceable aircraft as a freighter. Even without the nose cargo door.
...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 04-09-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: KLM retire its 747 fleet at the end of this mo

Indeed! The Queen is not yet defeated.

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/klm-haalt-uitgefaseerde-boeing-747s-weer-van-stal



We all know that KLM already had plans...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-31-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: No tug? Push a 747 back by hand video!

Thats an interesting point you make snowghost. 'Powerback' is a procedure used by some turbo props and even some jets are certified to do so. In propeller aircraft, reverse is more efficient and does...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-29-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,161
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: The end of an era, last flight KLM 747-400

I posted this in the 1:1 section but not everyone who reads that.

KLM72Y: "Approach, do you have 30 seconds frequency for us?"

ATC: “KLM72Y, go ahead”

KLM72Y: “Dear spotters at Schiphol,...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-29-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: KLM retire its 747 fleet at the end of this mo

The Queen has completed 50 years of KLM service!

Sorry for the poor quality of the images. It was not allowed to take photographs near the airport fences due to strict corona measures. Luckily the...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-18-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Amsterdam Schiphol airport largely closed

It hurts, Really. It does.

VJ
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-17-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: KLM retire its 747 fleet at the end of this mo

Dear Jean Pierre and all other members: stay safe!

VJ
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-17-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: KLM retire its 747 fleet at the end of this mo

The whole situation is sad (understatement). This crisis has the potential to whipeout not only ourselves or our loved ones, but also the entire aviation industry as we know it.
KLM is in the...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-13-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: KLM retire its 747 fleet at the end of this mo

Thats for sure: there is no way back. To summarize our CEO's speech: KLM (actually the entire economy) hits an iceberg, we make water quickly and we have to bail! Shedding the last six 747s is just...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-13-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: KLM retire its 747 fleet at the end of this mo

Gents, this information, albeit in Dutch, is a message that comes directly from KLM's VP flight operations. He states: "The decision was made to definitively remove all 747's at the end of March". No...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-13-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By Vintage Jet
KLM retire its 747 fleet at the end of this month

Breaking news: A few minutes ago, it was officially announced that KLM will withdraw its last B747 at the end of March 2020. This is more than a year ahead of schedule. It is highly questionable...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-13-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,333
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Which B747 is your absolute favorite?

Breaking news: A few minutes ago, it was officially announced that KLM will withdraw its last B747 at the end of March 2020. This is more than a year ahead of schedule. It is highly questionable...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-19-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,333
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Which B747 is your absolute favorite?

Wow, there are numerous personal favorites in the B747 fleet! The more vintage, the better. At this moment I am working on 1/144 PH-BUA in the white top KLM livery (flaps extended, check the custom...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-07-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,306
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Corona virus causing China shipping delays ?

Thats it for sure! I've never been more happy to live in Europe right now and having the luxury just to wait for a wile. Poor people in the far east are in huge danger right now. We've ain't seen...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-01-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,271
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: GJ 763 suggestion...

Hear, hear! for the classic Martinair Holland 767-300. With polished belly please! That one is high on my list (as the MP A310 and MD82).
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-27-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: 737-300?

As for more Duchies (at the risk of repeating myself): Transavia's 1985-1995 'Nedlloyd Livery'!

https://modelbrouwers.nl/media/cache/49/d4/49d47950ba846d4db8f1f60b220b2817.jpg...
Forum: Custom Made Models 01-22-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Braniff JellyBean Concorde 1:200

that is a superbly executed livery! I've always loved Branniff's contradictory (and therefore contemporary) appearance.
I wonder if Concorde would have been able to fly supersonic with a dark...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-09-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,970
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Fokker F28 1:200!!!!

Thats for sure a thing Caravelle10B3! NLM Cityhopper (later KLM Cityhopper) flew from 1978 until 1996 with a constant fleet of 4 F28-4000's: PH-CHB, D, F and I. The latter crashed in 1981 and was...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-05-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,970
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Fokker F28 1:200!!!!

Fantastic news and a great start of the new year! I love the NLM livery. Build it in 1/144 last year...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-27-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,944
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: LTU Fleet

Beautiful LTU fleet! I do support the request for the polished belly of D-AERC, and if you are quick: there is still one available....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-23-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Aeroclassics december 2019 releases

Hi Jean Pierre and all other Connie-fans.

There are indeed two different airframes that served as Columbine:

- The aircraft with C/N2606 (tail number 48-614) is named "Columbine I" and is...
Forum: Custom Made Models 12-16-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Thai Boeing 747 Original Color in 1:200

Amazing nice job! You can be proud on the result. Compliments for this very fine livery. To be honest: I don't see anything special about the cockpit window.
It is that I pay attention now, but if...
Forum: Custom Made Models 12-16-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: The AF B 737-200s of the Caribbean network

That is a very nice B737 in this livery. The cockpit windows are not bad at all, especially given the scale (we all know some tempo printed models that are much worse...)



That must be...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-16-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Dewoitine D333

Beautiful! very interesting aircraft and a gem to find in 1/200. Compliments to Thijs and Jean Pierre.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-29-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Another New KLM LIVERY

Don't know for sure, but at the 100th birthday party there was almost no room for history. Instead, KLM is focusing on the future. 'Inclusiveness', 'sustainability', 'lean and agile' are the key...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-29-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Inflight KLM 747-400 'WORLD IS JUST A CLICK AW

Fantastic gem! I would like to see a B737-800 with the swan-banner. I flew a dozen of them in this livery. Rumor has it that that the text was taken off because at a distance passengers read the 'c'...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-29-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Another Air France B 737-200 ?

That is seniority and experience, dear JP! Excellent qualifications for both pilots and model builders. The work you share with us is highly appreciated!

Bien cordialement, VJ
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-24-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,561
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Best purchase 2019

My holy grail of 2019 was also a DC-8!

https://modelbrouwers.nl/media/cache/c3/26/c326c4492880e6c3479379c01b364614.jpg

Although the color blue does not exactly match the 70s / 80s era. They...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-07-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,349
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: What 1:200 model is impossible for you to find

If you are willing to pay the price, you can consider an pre-order?

FB009 | Sky Classics Flying Boats 1:200 | Short S.45 Solent 4 TEAL Tasman Empire Airways New Zealand ZK-AMO - Aviation Retail...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-07-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,349
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: What 1:200 model is impossible for you to find

This one is impossible to find. Most likely the production was limited to around 200 pieces.
...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-07-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,283
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Gemini200 KLM DC-3 (or where it went wrong)

A similar story applies to KLM and its fantastic livery.
When KLM (again) changed its livery during the sixties from the 'Balls and Stripes' (with diagonal lines and a red crown on the tail) to the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-03-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,893
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: KLM Posts

Yup, I know that one Marc. Built it myself ten years ago ;-)
The thing back then was that I had no exact map of the interior. Now I have much more information, only to find out that this probably...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-03-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,893
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: KLM Posts

Thats good for you my friend! Very nice pictures and I have to thank you for that, because I am building PH-BUA in 1/144 (white top) at...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-03-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,283
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Gemini200 KLM DC-3 (or where it went wrong)

Great model Marc! Impressive work. I'd rather aks you to to some custom work iso waiting for another Gemini ;-) Were did you get the decals from? You inspired me to give the orange one a try!
I...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-02-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,283
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Gemini200 KLM DC-3 (or where it went wrong)

True for sure! The mould of Gemini's DC-3 is very nice. And the additional items makes it kind of irresistible: the details of the engines, pitot tubes and even the beacon light. Therefore it is a...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-01-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,283
Posted By Vintage Jet
Re: Gemini200 KLM DC-3 (or where it went wrong)

@HTF200, thanks for the offer. Nevertheless she will first have to log some hours in my display case first ;-)

@Maarlandair, It might just be a matter of taste. Be careful though. In contrast to...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-01-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,283
Posted By Vintage Jet
Gemini200 KLM DC-3 (or where it went wrong)

Dear members,

I am usually very enthusiastic about models. Because I love airplanes.
But also because the models are of increasingly higher quality over the years. I mean: over the decades....
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