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Forum: Custom Made Models Yesterday, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Swissair 747-300

this has to be a custom! great work! imagine these kits came in 1/50!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft Yesterday, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By stratoliner
Re: British Airways 747-436 G-CIVY

I hate to always be the black sheep in every post by posting a negative comment but i feel perhaps there are others who might feel the same but may not want to say anything so i will speak up....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-04-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Air India Boeing 747-200 by Inflight200

the only minor flaw i see is the indian flag color should be safron and not red.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-02-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Help me restoring this Swissair MD-11 in 1/100

MSR777, mine is packed away but i have pics from another website.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-02-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By stratoliner
Re: color match continental airlines gold

hi, im not sure how that Pantone thing works. I just checked the website and saw a bunch of digital colors but then again colors on a computer screen can look similar to the actual color but may come...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-01-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Avianca in my Cabinet in the office

sweet collection. i was wondering how safe are these detolfs? i went to ikea to check them out and the main left and right glass frame wobbles so much i thought the glass would shatter if it...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-01-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Help me restoring this Swissair MD-11 in 1/100

Hey, are the main wings on this model detachable? I have the air india model and it is so nicely made that at first i wasnt even sure it was wood or resin.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-31-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By stratoliner
color match continental airlines gold

as you all know from my post couple weeks ago im refurbing a 1/72 conti 747. i tried using testors gold but it doesnt match. you can see where i spot tested just below the broken tail fin. the color...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-23-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By stratoliner
The after shots of phase 1. Restoration job done...

The after shots of phase 1. Restoration job done by previous owner has been cleaned up. will be touching up then polishing as well as fixing the mild crack. then will move on to the broken tail fin.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-19-2021, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Westway 747 cutaway-repair or refurbish

Hi, thank you, i might just leave it alone. there is a loose pilot in the cockpit and one loose seat on the right front fuselage. both are barely noticeable. i can fix the tail fin using styrene...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-18-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Westway 747 cutaway-repair or refurbish

thank you for your feedback. i am on the same page.

also i got a reply from westway and they said as the model is about 50yrs old they no longer have any parts for the model or the decals and...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-18-2021, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Westway 747 cutaway-repair or refurbish

Hi all thanks for the feedbacks. I am aware of how difficult it is to deal with westway. i too have had to send tons of emails to get one response from them. I have also heard of how others have had...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-16-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By stratoliner
So I just got this very rare Co 747 1/72. It has...

So I just got this very rare Co 747 1/72. It has some damage to the tail tip and some touchups by the horizontal stabs. The biggest issue is one seat is missing from the right forward fuselage. It...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 03-09-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By stratoliner
Im totally out of space and my 1/24 cutaway 747...

Im totally out of space and my 1/24 cutaway 747 will be taking to the skies real soon. im almost afraid to do it but have no choice as the tripod takes 4 ft of space all around the floor. i have...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-07-2021, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By stratoliner
Angry Re: Air India B777-300ER by JC Wings

Unfortunately mine had a fault! A paint chip dead center right on the nose! emailed the seller for a exchange.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-26-2021, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By stratoliner
Re: 747 Cutaway Saudi Arabian Airlines

Wow, dont touch it just as everyone says! This model is a 1/50 scale based on the comparison to the couch. There really isnt much damage to this model at all. An original model is always worth more...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-24-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Interesting DC-8 model on ebay

well than that or something similar will only cost you atleast $25,000 USD !:)
http://www.aviationmodels-online.com/for_sale/page_1/dc8_1.htm
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-18-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Interesting DC-8 model on ebay

This model has been on ebay for a very very long time! for the asking price of $5200 it will be on there permenaneltly unless someone is desperate enough to get it . I myself made an offer on it for...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 02-15-2021, 02:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,549
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Why EBAY Sucks...

There is no "technical error" on ebay and they have never corrected that 0 feedback bidder issue. I have had my settings to not allow 0 feedback bidders for the past 10+ years yet they still seem to...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-29-2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By stratoliner
Re: IF200 B747-400 AIR INDIA last livery

i sent you a PM. Would be great if you could respond to it. thanks
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-29-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By stratoliner
Re: IF200 B747-400 AIR INDIA last livery

The vanilla color is mildly excessive but the improper contrasting sun stripes were the nail in the coffin! The vanilla color would still be acceptable since technically the real plane is an off...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 01-02-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Pacmin Co 777 Peter Max (100)- latest acquisit

In my opinion the most creative Livery on a 777! Used to see this aircraft come into EWR from 1999 and a few years after i believe 2007 ish ! I think MAX paintings got more recognition and possibly...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 12-09-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By stratoliner
That is just fantastic!!!

That is just fantastic!!!
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 12-09-2020, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Raise up Eastern L188 hockey stick

I just noticed how the port side cockpit skylight window decal is upside down! Ughhh what terrible quality control. Either that or the EA model shop had high school kids working on the decaling!
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 12-08-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Raise up Eastern L188 hockey stick

Thanks for the update. I did not know all that but i did notice the stand looked similar and the engine nacelles have a tinge of red underneath the paint.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 12-08-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By stratoliner
Raise up Eastern L188 hockey stick

Just arrived. All complete with original stand and just a few touchups. Looks awesome!
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 11-17-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By stratoliner
Re: DFM DC-8 Prototype

it seems there was a restoration attempt some time ago in the past. although complete with astand and nice undamaged metal, the decals are a turnoff. especially when almost 4000GBP ! Maybe if it was...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 10-20-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By stratoliner
This is definitely it! The holy grail! 1/10 DC9

Ummmm! Ummmmmm! dunno what to say...just dont know! Except 15K is a darn good price in my opinion!

http://www.aviationmodels-online.com/for_sale/page_1/DC9_1.htm
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-01-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,816
Posted By stratoliner
Re: NG Model - 1:400 October 2020 "Hints"

NG it would be amazing if you guys could do like a box set of the first 5 air india 747-200B models called the "5 Emperors" as its called on one of air india brochures. That would be sick! Or make...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 09-28-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By stratoliner
Re: My 'new' toys: 1/25 Continental 707 and MD-12

OMG! speechless! That Pacmin quality of 1/24 cutaways is among the best there ever will be!
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 09-28-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,869
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Pacmin 1/60 727-100 Braniff 'Pucci' Repaint

Just curious as to why there ae no underwing fairings on this Pacmin 727? I have two 1/60 pacmin 727 models from the 60's and 80's and they both have the fairings.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-28-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,328
Posted By stratoliner
Re: new delta l-1011 with frisbee faring from infl

A little off topic but considering how costly these models are, im curious as to the composition of these models. Recall the zinc rot of the 1/400 aeroclassics in the early 2000s? I hope that doesnt...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 09-28-2020, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By stratoliner
Re: DC-9 KLM Douglas Factory Model

They are all 1/50 scale and go perfectly with those 1/50 Corgi buses!
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 09-21-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Space Models Air Canada 767 cutaway floor mode

Such an incredible piece that 762! Why are you parting with such a holy grail of a collectible if i may ask? Also was this ever refinished in "new" livery(as i can see white paint overlay on the...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 08-28-2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By stratoliner
Re: PANAGRA DC7B by DFM

This is a fantastic model other than the tarnishing of the metal. Im sure the seller did not expect to get the original asking price of $3500 but its a tactic used by ebay sellers to over inflate...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-03-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,898
Posted By stratoliner
Re: NG Model please produce this

NG Model,

Air India and Air india express has several special color versions that would be awesome in 1/400 and or 1/200. The A319 and A320 in Air india "Gandhi " scheme is perfect since you...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 07-07-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Great FB Marketplace find

Great find! FB or CL are great places but its hard to find stuff on there as it doesnt search an entire area and you would have to target key words specifically to find certain items. Last week I...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-29-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,096
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Which is the story BEHIND your collection?

I along with most people, the reason being, its for the love of aviation! If i had unlimited finances and space i would get every model in existance. however, i initially started out trying to...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-27-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,080
Posted By stratoliner
Re: 1/24 American 747- interior lights replaced

Hi Airlineguy, these are the same photos i was referring to. again, can anyone explain why the model was painted gray?
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-27-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,080
Posted By stratoliner
Re: 1/24 American 747- interior lights replaced

Sure no problem! Im curios as to why the model is painted gray? I notice there is original silver paint underneath the gray. When i get a chance to refurbish the exterior, id like to put it back to...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-27-2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,080
Posted By stratoliner
Actually I managed to get to it. I'm eager to get...

Actually I managed to get to it. I'm eager to get the answers. So I was right: both sides are identical.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-27-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,080
Posted By stratoliner
Re: 1/24 American 747- interior lights replaced

hi, il have to move the model away from the wall and then try to get some images. it seems to be the same on the other side as well. il try again tomorrow to get more shots. Great discussion on...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-27-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,080
Posted By stratoliner
Hey there, is there any way you could take some...

Hey there, is there any way you could take some close up shots of the upper deck lounge area?

What you have here is an ultra ultra rare seating layout where AA was testing the upstairs stateroom...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-16-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Once you see this! Just see it!

Restored in-house! does that qualify as a professional restoration?
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-06-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,250
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Waffle collectibles ignorance

I havent bought anything from that seller in over a decade. Bought a 1/200 model TU154. when i received it the outer shipping box was perfect. as soon as i took the model box and opened it, you...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-04-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Personal Site w Cutaway models - Who Owns It ?

How do these people just go out and buy huge sections of real aircraft just like that? do they like talk to airline years in advance or something? Plus i imagine this is no ordinary frenchman. He...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 06-01-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By stratoliner
Personal Site w Cutaway models - Who Owns It ?

This site has most of the Large AF cutaways and solid models that you would find on Aviationmodelsonline website. Seems like they are located in a private mansion! Anyone know more details about it?...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 05-27-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,347
Posted By stratoliner
Re: PWA L-188 Electra 1/46 scale aluminum casting.

there is way to much pitting in the metal. how do you polish pits out of the metal without reducing its overal circumference? especially if you wanted to have partial bare metal.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 05-27-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,347
Posted By stratoliner
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 04-10-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By stratoliner
Re: Once you see this! Just see it!

Hi that is the exact one. i had these photos saved and would also like to know what is the status of the model but i have no idea. to rebuild those wings would be very costly i imagine?
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