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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Today, 09:44 AM
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Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - 1:400 August 2020 Release "Hints"

Based upon what I'm seeing here--no time for reg hunting on Airliners.net--possibly only the N- 757 if it indeed is an American Airlines with no winglets, if it is the delivery livery.

No...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 10:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,176
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - 1:400 Latest Release Photographs

I normally don't check his FB page, so I missed that photo! He doesn't make reference to it at his website listing of new NG's, and it didn't come up on a search of his site. (I suspect they were...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-10-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,249
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: August 2020 Aeroclassics

Where are you located? JetCollector still has the PAL A321.

Jim
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-10-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,176
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - 1:400 Latest Release Photographs

Looking forward to receiving my ATA L-1011's.

Looking forward even more to the delayed TAP L-1011 being released.

Jim
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-10-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,401
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: New NG Models Mould Review: Boeing 747SP

Adrian, we understand that you want NG to make other types of aircraft. What is with your continued attacking their decision to make this mould?

I for one will pay USD $60 for NG-made 747SPs, but...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-04-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,401
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: New NG Models Mould Review: Boeing 747SP

Very much looking forward to NG's 747SP. 747's are my highest priority as a collector, especially from 1970 to about 2000. There has not been a definitive SP mould so far. I'll probably buy about any...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-28-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,249
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: August 2020 Aeroclassics

From Britannica: "The Pampas, also called the Pampa, Spanish La Pampa, vast plains extending westward across central Argentina from the Atlantic coast to the Andean foothills, bounded by the Gran...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-28-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,249
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: August 2020 Aeroclassics

I would LOVE all of these. But please lighten up the Northwest Orient red!

Some thoughts of mine:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7917/33210127628_3a6ac0df49.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SAEzVo)...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-27-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,249
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: August 2020 Aeroclassics

https://live.staticflickr.com/864/41705956271_e179b4c795.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26xpVMz)
United Airlines B747-122 N4717U (https://flic.kr/p/26xpVMz) by Rob Rindt...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-24-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Aeroclassics Iran Air 747-200

Iran Air 747-200.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50149820087_ed0b363880_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jpyWjt)
Aeroclassics Iran Air 747-200 EP-IAI 2010's Livery Front Angle...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-22-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,488
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: AeroClassics New Releases for July 2020

Back in DC and opened the package. I'm pleased to report that this AF and the Iran Air (the two I bought) have the creamy, crystal-like finish of old, and the lovely gray tones on the wings. Very...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-22-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,078
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Aeroclassics Air France 747-100

I second this request. Historic national carrier 747's are a great part of the hobby, and I snap them up. I'd throw in Cameroon Airlines, as well.

Jim
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-21-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,078
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Aeroclassics Air France 747-100

Swissair chocolate would be a sure buy for me!

Jim
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-15-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - 1:400 Missing May 2020 Photographs

I have. ATA L-1011 Runway livery.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50116376528_9fc4ea68c4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jmBwHo)
NG Models ATA American Trans Air L-1011-50 N186AT Runway Livery...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-14-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Hawaiin and TAP models,any released yet?

Waffle posted his new NG Models arrivals.

Both the LTU and the ATA L-1011's are showing on his list with pictures.....

....But NOT THE TAP!!! STILL SHOWING AS PRE-ORDER!! ARRRRGGGHH!!

Far...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-11-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,488
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: AeroClassics New Releases for July 2020

Romeomike--I'm not sure that anyone fully understands the situation with AC models. :confused: I'm in the USA, so what I do, is look at several USA retailers. So I look at AeroClassics Direct,...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-11-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,488
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: AeroClassics New Releases for July 2020

As of right now, JetCollector is out of PIA but still has two different Thai A300's and the Air Canada 727-100.

I preordered a PIA DC-10 and the Air Canada 727-100 some hours ago. Very happy to...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-10-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,573
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - 1:400 July 2020 "Hints"

A search of Airliners.net does find ATA -500's with N16XXX reg's. Not my first choice. Most of the L-1011's I want most are early 1970's and 1980's liveries. I'll be glad when those start appearing...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-10-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,832
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Something big is coming in 1/400 in July 2020.

The heck with that thinking!

Re-releases of hard-to-find models, please! Transpac is absolutely correct.

But let's be sure our moulds have the right parts. "BB Mk 3"'s BB-mould KLM...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-07-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,832
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Something big is coming in 1/400 in July 2020.

There are many 727-100s that can be done. A sampling:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7001/6582248877_5aeba86334.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/b2DKgB)
TF-FIE BOEING 727-100 ICELANDAIR...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-06-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,832
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Something big is coming in 1/400 in July 2020.

That was how I viewed AF's white-fuselage bar-code livery back in the 1980's. One major carrier having what we now call a Euro-white livery, was plenty. The smart bar code and big blue titles are...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-06-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,925
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Aeroclassics June 2020 releases

So....did anyone else's Condor DC-10 turn out to be this gorgeous bare-metal? I wanted the bare-metal more than the light gray, and here it is!
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-06-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 131,468
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

There are some Dragon Wings / JetX models I still want, because others haven't done them, and they are still lovely models, plastic wings / tails / stabs and all. Recently I scored this longtime...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-03-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,832
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Something big is coming in 1/400 in July 2020.

Yes, Alex, it would be vey good to see some models that were missed on this tooling. Some were done by Gemini or Dragon, others weren't done at all. Now we pray that Aeroclassics' factory gets the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-25-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,074
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - New 1:400 Boeing 747SP Mould

I'll wait to see the actual price before reacting.

And, of course, since retailers can have discount codes, most? all? buyers will pay less than the list price.

Jim
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-22-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - 1:400 Missing May 2020 Photographs

Looking forward to my three L-1011's!

One detail to note: pictures of LTU D-AERV in this hybrid livery online, show red wheel hubs. Here's an example:
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 131,468
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Show your latest 1/400 purchase

Terrific NASA 747's and shuttles, Robertjon. I was in late elementary school or junior high when those flights started.

I still pursue my goal of more or less national and trunk carrier...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,074
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - New 1:400 Boeing 747SP Mould

I can hardly wait for NG's 747SP mould. I grew up loving the Queen of the Skies, in all her forms.

The Herpa and Gemini moulds are good, but not definitive. Their fat aerials are noticeable. I for...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,925
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Aeroclassics June 2020 releases

There are some great releases this month. No surprise they're selling. I have three DC-10's on the way.

Before the discussions of this model, I don't remember knowing that SAS put this livery on...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,925
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Aeroclassics June 2020 releases

The Surinam Airways DC-8-63 has been on my want list. I love national carriers, this is a livery I had wanted. So happy that Aeroclassics has made it. Thank you, Andrew!

Jim
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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-15-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,074
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - New 1:400 Boeing 747SP Mould

Me too. The cheatline looks much better than Euro-white.

Jim
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-12-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,925
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Aeroclassics June 2020 releases

This eBay seller has the Surinam and SAS DC-8's. I've bought from him before; his prices seem to be higher than they used to be.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_saslop=1&_sasl=pkmn2525&_sop=10
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-12-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,715
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - 1:400 June 2020 "Hints"

I'm not sure if livery revisions can be suggested at this point. If so.....

On the first BMI A330 that was issued, the color of the "BMI" titles was good, but it wasn't 'irridescent' enough. The...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-12-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,074
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - New 1:400 Boeing 747SP Mould

Here's how I do them.

Look up your aircraft on Flickr. Click on a photo thumbnail.

The photo will have three choices at lower right. A star (to fave), a curving up-to-right arrow (share) and a...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-11-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,074
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - New 1:400 Boeing 747SP Mould

747SP's I want to see made:

First and foremost, the Boeing House Livery!

https://live.staticflickr.com/8613/28707471182_77a0e7833e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KJMi2G)
N40135 747SP...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-11-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,715
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - 1:400 June 2020 "Hints"

747SP's I want to see made:

First and foremost, the Boeing House Livery!

https://live.staticflickr.com/8613/28707471182_77a0e7833e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KJMi2G)
N40135 747SP...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-11-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,715
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - 1:400 June 2020 "Hints"

That photo lacks the "LuxuryJet" title from early on in American's 757 history. See the photo I posted above.

Jim
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-11-2020, 01:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,715
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - 1:400 June 2020 "Hints"

Actually, I was thinking of American's delivery livery, with LuxuryJet titles and no winglets. This photo of N645AA, taken in 1991, is representative.

Jim
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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-11-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,925
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Aeroclassics June 2020 releases

Probably at least SAS, Condor, BA, Lufthansa, and Aloha for me. 70's, 80's, 90's classics on excellent classic AC moulds, always welcome!

Though for F-27 / FH-227, I'd like to see some USA...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-10-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,715
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - 1:400 June 2020 "Hints"

Looks like a cheap month for me, maybe not a single model.

No L-1011's? That knocks off some generally sure buys for me. And we're still waiting for the 747SP, which will mostly be sure buys for...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-09-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Who is the Best? I hate that question.

If asked that question, I would ask in reply, "What are you looking for?" Once I learn what aircraft types, period, airliners, someone is interested in, I could start discussing specific moulds and...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-06-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,422
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Gemini Jets 1/400 Releases

Unlike Aeroclassics, Gemini got the bowling shoe colors right--lighter, brighter. Too bad the oversized engines make it look like the NEO existed in the 90's. Still undecided.

Jim
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-05-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,918
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Tu-134

Wake me up when they make European Cold War / Warsaw Pact operators, preferably 1970's-1980's liveries.

Jim
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-04-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,170
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: NG Model - 1:400 May 2020 Release Photographs

Where are the L-1011's? They were what I ordered....

Jim
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-04-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: 1:400 History - Tucano Line

Thank you for doing more history, Rich. You're doing our hobby a big service.

For the most part, Tucano models haven't interested me. The Dragon moulds stand out in my mind, and I suspect I...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-30-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,664
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: 1:400 History - Dragon Wings

Thank you for writing this history, Rich, it is much appreciated!

When I got into 1:400 more seriously around 2011, and my judgment wasn't as well developed, I bought a lot of Dragon models. I've...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-29-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,746
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Aeroclassics May releases

Piedmont 727:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49946884398_4888e0f9ae_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j6CQBh)
Aeroclassics Piedmont 727-200 N558PS Front Angle (https://flic.kr/p/2j6CQBh) by...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-28-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,746
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Aeroclassics May releases

Yes!! I'll do some 'clamoring.' I very much want the Seaboard DC-8-63!

Jim
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-28-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,746
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Aeroclassics May releases

USAir Piedmont-hybrid 727-200. Thank you, Andrew!!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49946807152_f353b265e7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j6CrDs)
Aeroclassics USAir 727-200 N720US Piedmont Hybrid...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-27-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,211
Posted By BWI-ROCman
Re: Aeroflot TU-104 - New Release

I'm very sorry for your loss, Kamran.

I, too, look forward to an Aeroflot TU-104, and second Ty-114's request for smaller tires.

Jim
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