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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-28-2019, 02:15 AM
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Posted By wu6fiend
Re: July InFlight 200 Pan Am release question....

This model looks to me like an identical copy of IF's "Clipper Defender" which I already own, so I won't be a buyer.

I keep hoping for IF to do a later '70s bold title Pan Am 747-121, which is...
Forum: Custom Made Models 04-19-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Questions re: custom Pan Am 747

Its finally done. I will post some photos shortly. Its very difficult to see the different seat colours in the different classes, but trust me they are there. The model kit (being 50-odd years old)...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-10-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,330
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Advice Please - What Should I Do???? UGH!!

I'm of two minds about this. Obviously, the outer sleeve and box are important, but are not the "be all, end all" to me that they are to some collectors. I don't display my boxes, they are in an...
Forum: Custom Made Models 04-03-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Questions re: custom Pan Am 747

Almost done, decals going on. She will be N735PA, "Clipper Spark of the Ocean". Livery will be late 1970s, bold Pan Am titles.
Forum: Custom Made Models 03-20-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Questions re: custom Pan Am 747

Just an update to this thread, the model is about 80% finished. Painting of seats, bulkheads and floors is almost done, engines and wings are assembled and painted, exterior and interior of fuselage...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-10-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,782
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Pan American Boeing 707-121 Inflight 200

Interesting release, what is the Inflight 200 stock number? It must be a brand new release. Can't seem to find it at my regular online retailers. Where did you get it?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-07-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,495
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: IF Pan Am 741 wind trials nose N732PA

She arrived, safe and sound from her transatlantic journey. I was a little worried, given that some collectors had reported the wind trials mast was broken off their models upon arrival, but mine is...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-07-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Alitalia 747-200

Very nice, I too have the "sans Team" logo version. Alitalia has a great livery, I love the way the cheat line sweeps up the tail, reminds me of Eastern.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-07-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Another Delta 747 release?

Yes, way back in Dec 2005. Reg was N9898. Just about any model, it seems, will be re-released, if you wait long enough.

Just look at what happened to the value of KLM 747s after they were...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-01-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,495
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: IF Pan Am 741 wind trials nose N732PA

I found one of these at a reasonable price, so ordered it today. The striped nose probe pushed me over the edge. It's definitely an eye catching model, and I like the story associated to the plane...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-24-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Even More Inflights...

Found the Pakistan 747-200 AP-BCO for a nice discount on Black Friday, along with a recent IF200 SAS 747-200 LN-AEO release. Ordered both.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 11-04-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Mystery 747 at Kona (KOA)

I think you are right! The Ironman competition was the next week (and in fact they were setting up the official tent in the entranceway to our hotel as we left), and the athletes were on their...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 11-04-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Mystery 747 at Kona (KOA)

Thanks for the reply. It was a -400, and upon second thought, I'm beginning to doubt my memory regarding the cheat line. I think the fuselage was actually completely white, with large Arabic...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 11-04-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By wu6fiend
Mystery 747 at Kona (KOA)

My wife and I were on holiday on the big island of Hawaii, and I noticed an unusual 747 parked in the private aircraft area of the airport. The entire week we were there (Sept 29-Oct 4, 2018), the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-04-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: AC 747-400 Inflight 200 ready !!! pic

I decided to pass on this one. I have the original livery (with the black anti glare below the cockpit windows) and the last livery already. I just can't get used to the location and size of the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-17-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,096
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: NW Cargo polished 747!

One of my favourites. Pre-ordered as soon as it was announced.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-12-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,465
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: NWA collection

Great collection, and very attractively displayed too!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-12-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,025
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: NEW Inflight 200 Releases

Just ordered N618US, she will be a nice companion to my other Northwest/Northwest Orient 747s. I've been waiting for that NW livery for a long time, I think it is my favourite.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-10-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Two New Northwest B747 Arrivals

I have the Northwest Orient one on order. It would be great if we could get a couple 747 models in the last NW livery, particularly Cargo.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-06-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Gemini200 Wardair "H.A. Doc Oakes: 747-200

I prefer the intro livery (different script on the tail), but I pre-ordered this one as soon as I heard about it. It's a terrific model, really looking forward to its arrival.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-06-2017, 12:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,136
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: New Inflight releases for july/august?

Lesley, the other Canadian 747 is:

Canadian Airlines Proud Wings Boeing 747-400 C-GMWW With Stand Inflight IF7440717 Scale 1:200

I pre-ordered mine from eztoys. I'm looking forward to...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-05-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,136
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: New Inflight releases for july/august?

They will look great together. I have preordered both.

Some nice, unusual releases there, which is terrific to see, after 2016's re-releases, and re-re-releases.

(Please, no more KLM 747s, I...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-05-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: My wishlist/model requests for second half of 2017

I agree with you wholeheartedly re: the NW Cargo. I'd love that one, and a passenger version of NW's last livery on the 747 too.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-21-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,116
Posted By wu6fiend
re: Inflight new release June-July 2017

I've waited for that one for a long, long time. Pre-ordered!

Now if only IF will do some latter livery NW and NW Cargo 747 models.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-18-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 31
Poll: Wardair 747
Views: 2,303
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Wardair 747

Great news! I'll be a buyer. Now if only we can get someone to make a Canadian Airline International 747.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-02-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: 747 and Concorde arrivals

Hmm, I might pick the El Al up. I didn't buy the previous El Al, due to the various issues with the model's accuracy (wrong shade of blue to start with), but this one looks pretty darn good.
Forum: Custom Made Models 02-02-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Questions re: custom Pan Am 747

Yes, thank you! I have actually been in correspondence with him, and he has kindly sent me a number of photos of the interior of Pan Am's 747s, which show exactly what I needed to see (the colours...
Forum: Custom Made Models 02-01-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Questions re: custom Pan Am 747

I will definitely post photos once the model is done. The scale is 1:144, and I'm using the old Revell SAS cutaway 747 model. I was going back and forth on what livery to use (original, bold, or...
Forum: Custom Made Models 02-01-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By wu6fiend
Questions re: custom Pan Am 747

I'm in the process of creating a custom Pan Am 747-121, which is actually a cut away model. The model will display the "Billboard" livery of the 1980s.

I have a couple of questions I need...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-23-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Herpa Canadian Airlines International 747 "Maxwell W. Ward"

One of the best 747 liveries, IMO. I would be a buyer in a heartbeat if IF or JC would release it in die cast. Manufacturers, are you listening?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-23-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,001
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: 747 Collection

Thanks! I have one -8 (Lufthansa), but since it shares the same livery as another "classic" already on display, I have returned it to its box. With regard to the SP, they interest me, but I have as...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-23-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,001
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: 747 Collection

Thanks for your kind words. I have another Detolf, but there is no room for it in this room, unless I radically change things around. My collecting pace has slowed dramatically, as the 747 releases...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-22-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,001
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: 747 Collection

I haven't updated this thread for a while. Thanks for your interest, and as requested, here are some photos, taken today. I have kept adding shelves as new models arrive, and I am almost maxed out....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-06-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,495
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: IF Pan Am 741 wind trials nose N732PA

I did hear back from Bundy's, and they confirm the probe is glued on, and shipped attached to the model in specially cut out packaging. Given that many IF200's arrive with their front landing gear...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-31-2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,495
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: IF Pan Am 741 wind trials nose N732PA

Mach25, very interesting information, thanks for posting. I never considered that IF would attempt to attach such a long probe to the nose via glue. Using that method, it is inevitable that the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-30-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,495
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: IF Pan Am 741 wind trials nose N732PA

Thanks for the links, Robert. I have purchased from Bundys before, and although there was an extended dispute with CBSA over the declared value of the model, it arrived safe and sound in the end.
...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-30-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,495
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: IF Pan Am 741 wind trials nose N732PA

Still no sign of this model at retailers, I wonder if it will actually ever be released?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-26-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,552
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Jetway Models.......New Owner?

I ordered from Nick and Adamjets for many years, so was very sorry to see both go. I will give Steve the benefit of the doubt, he has come through with one of my pre-orders that I made through Nick,...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-28-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,495
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: IF Pan Am 741 wind trials nose N732PA

The actual aircraft only wore that huge nose mast during flight trials/testing. It was delivered to Pan Am after that. It was the fifth 747 built, IIRC.

She was in service until 1986, and was...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-19-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,001
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: AeroClassics200 Pacific Western Airlines and Canadian Pacific Boeing 707s

Feb 1968 at YVR. Flight from Honolulu, attempting to land in poor visibility. Crashed into buildings and aircraft. One flight attendant and one person on the ground killed.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-19-2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,495
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: IF Pan Am 741 wind trials nose N732PA

I'm really curious to see how the nose probe attaches. Is it via magnet? Or is there a hole in the nose of the model, and the probe fits into that hole? I'm (obviously) tempted to buy this model...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-19-2016, 02:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,001
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: AeroClassics200 Pacific Western Airlines and Canadian Pacific Boeing 707s

We lived under the flightpath for Comox airport in the 1970s. Every afternoon, regular as clockwork, the PWA 737 would fly over our house, landing gear down, headed for the runway. When we would go...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-18-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,001
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: AeroClassics200 Pacific Western Airlines and Canadian Pacific Boeing 707s

Me too, I flew PWA lots of times, they were a great little airline!
Forum: General Squawk Talk 11-11-2016, 01:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: PSA 182 Sept 25 1978

It was not poor maintenance, but rather improper maintenance procedure that began the chain of events that led to the crash.

Mechanics at AA (and in fact several other airlines operating the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-11-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Jetway Models New Site

The website looks very much like a work in progress (I clicked on various things and got a lot of "no product" replies, and the boxes on the menu bar don't seem to do anything). Maybe the new owner...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-29-2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,668
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Review: InFlight200 Braniff 747 N601BN

I'll stick with my original IF release. I'm very happy with it, although I confess I do like the white tail and Braniff insignia on the tail on the new release.

For those who know the history of...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 10-20-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: My latest find...

Very cool! I flew PWA many times, they were a great airline.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-10-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,318
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: Some more Photos: Inflight SAS Boeing 747

Very nice. I love classic 747s. Another pre-order for me.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-10-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: 2 more 747 arrivals

I pre-ordered the Iran Air a couple of weeks ago, its a nice looking model. Looking forward to its arrival.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 08-10-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,714
Posted By wu6fiend
Re: My two new three holers Panam and UTA

I'd love to see some more photos of the Pan Am. I have that one on pre-order.
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