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Forum: Airport Creations 11-18-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Adrian
Re: Terminals

Here is my Heathrow Terminal 2 model. I built up the basic shape with blocks of balsa wood, then cladded them with plastkard sheets cut to size. Finally covered it with brick printed paper and...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-18-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By Adrian
Re: NEW 1/200 TRIDENTS Coming from ARD!

...and the Comet wng shape was completely wrong!!!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-15-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,085
Posted By Adrian
Re: Aeroclassics November releases

Not delayed in the UK - ARD have already received these!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-15-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By Adrian
Re: ARD …And their special AN124 models

Nice, but where would you put them?:eek:
Forum: Airliner Shows & Conventions 11-15-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 841
Posted By Adrian
Re: Heathrow Fair Pics…

Thanks to everyone for a great show - extremely busy and well attended by traders and punters. Good to meet Russell (Crown Vic), Alex, Robertjon, Mike (modelman) and others. Sorry I was too busy...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-02-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,600
Posted By Adrian
Re: JAL Collection Overview & Continuing Reviews

I am trying to find the De Agostini All Nippon delivery colours B727-100, but can only find one at a silly price!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-27-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Adrian
Re: New JCW moulds: An-24 and An-26

Great news and among my holy grail wants. With the fuselage longer aft of the wing than in front, just hope they are not tail-sitters!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-20-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,968
Posted By Adrian
Re: Aeroclassics Aeroflot CCCP-85000

No issues with the model for me - I just don't like the price, but do understand shipping prices are killing this hobby
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-19-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,968
Posted By Adrian
Re: Aeroclassics Aeroflot CCCP-85000

I have got to that stage also, Al, and can no longer justify £50 ($70) for a 1/400 scale model. Our gas prices are scheduled to go sky high in the New Year and you have to proritise our expenses.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-15-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,968
Posted By Adrian
Re: Aeroclassics Aeroflot CCCP-85000

Like the Aeroclassics Comet and Caravelle moulds, it's a 'one size fits all' and I will overlook the issues raised by some above, as this model completes my Aeroflot Tu-154 history fleet and would...
Forum: Manufacturers 10-13-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,101
Posted By Adrian
Re: Panda 400 Wishlist

More Tu-134s please - MALEV, BALKAN, CSA
Forum: STS: Military Model Aircraft 09-28-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By Adrian
Corgi 1/72 scale 74 Squadron RAF Lighting F.1A

I have a rare and much sought after 1/72 Corgi English Electric Lightning F.1A of No.74 Squadron "The Tigers" Aerobatic Team for sale.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265328758737
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-28-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Adrian
Re: Mixed or Sorted Collection?

My collection is sorted alphabetically by country, then by airline showing the changes in livery & type by date.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-15-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,136
Posted By Adrian
Re: Another British Airways A320 scheme

How can you be sure just from a drawing done the day after it was revealed?:rolleyes:
Forum: Airliner Shows & Conventions 09-15-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,095
Posted By Adrian
Heathrow aircraft enthusiast's fair-14 november 21

A heads up - the next UK Aviation Fair will be the Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair on Sunday November 14, 2021.

I will be there signing my updated edition of my Heathrow Airport book at a...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 09-15-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Adrian
Re: Lufthansa VW Bus with Figures Schuco

Why pay so much more for this made by Schuco, when Corgi made exactly the same model in 1/43 without the figures? There's one here for just £9.99.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293946441994
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-07-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,136
Posted By Adrian
Another British Airways A320 scheme

Just out of the paint shop is this British Airways Airbus A320neo, G-TTNA, in a " BA Better World" blue scheme highlighting climate change. Today there is a press launch at Heathrow for this...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-31-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By Adrian
Re: Gemini and the new 744 "flaps down" mould

Sorry, but adding gimmics just pushes the price up. Don't need rolling gear, aerials or flaps down to enjoy my collection!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-29-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,639
Posted By Adrian
Re: Panda Models - Tu-134s and A321 Available

There shoudn't be any gap at all between the first and second 'C', as actually the first C runs right through the wing strake and doesn't avoid it. See here.
Forum: Manufacturers 08-26-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,162
Posted By Adrian
Re: Gemini Jets 400 Wishlist

This DHL Convair 580 would be great!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-21-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By Adrian
Re: British Airways/Airtours 737-200 Aeroclassics

Excellent - thanks for posting these pics. Can't wait to add these to my BA collection.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-15-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,632
Posted By Adrian
Re: Aeroclassics - August Releases?

All the BA Landor 737s are up on E.Bay by a US seller SHARK selling them at $95.99!!!:eek: Avoid this seller, as I'm sure there are plenty to go around at the correct price! Very pleased to see...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-13-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,632
Posted By Adrian
Re: Aeroclassics - August Releases?

Supposed to be announced yesterday but looks like shipping delays again.:rolleyes:
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-27-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By Adrian
Re: Aeroclassics giving full throttle

Thank goodness my collection has just about reached saturation point, not many classics left to fill gaps. The price increases are killing this hobby!
Forum: 1:400 Models 07-27-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Adrian
Re: 21 Assorted models

How nice to see models listed at sensible starting prices! These deserve to sell well encouraging bidders.
I am looking for a Gemini RAF A400M Atlas, if you have one Robert?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-23-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,823
Posted By Adrian
Re: Panda Models - May Announcements 737-400s/Tu-1

You must be the only one then, as everyone seems pretty happy with them, including me. I'm sure your comments are just biast, associated with your views on Panda as 'thieves' and 'bottomfeeders'?
Forum: Custom Made Models 07-23-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,629
Posted By Adrian
Re: My first custom progress: Heavylift 727

I would suggest finding a photo of the actual aircraft and print it off on decal paper using a laser colour printer, sized to fit. Then cut out the tail logo and titles and you will have the actual...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-19-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,410
Posted By Adrian
Re: Aeroclassics July releases

Yes, lucky you! If no one requests a specific model, then it's a lottery if any non-requsted models are made and sold out. Surely better to make those that have many requests for a sure-fire sell...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-18-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By Adrian
Re: AN-225 Landed

Herpa have still failed to release this in 1/400 scale with the Buran shuttle. A complete missed opportunity!:rolleyes:
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-18-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,410
Posted By Adrian
Re: Aeroclassics July releases

Exactly, why do all those hybrid 737s just because it's easy to change the printing ? :rolleyes: Lots of major flag carriers schemes still not done on the 737-200 mould.
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 07-18-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Adrian
Re: Brekina Airport Vehicles

Very nice, I only knew about the Lufthansa ones. Do you have the Lufthansa VW Minibus?
Forum: Manufacturers 07-17-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,049
Posted By Adrian
Re: AeroClassics 400 Wishlist

So the Lockheed Electra mould is back in use and not only by El Aviador models. KLM leased this one to Air Ceylon, which would be a great addition.

Also lovely schemes for Falcon Cargo, Hunting...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-17-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,410
Posted By Adrian
Re: Aeroclassics July releases

..but not available in Europe:sad:

I would have had both if ARD had been sent some but not paying US shipping charges + our 20% customs import charge– a poor decision by Andrew, so all we get are...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-05-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By Adrian
Forum: Manufacturers 07-03-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,049
Posted By Adrian
Re: AeroClassics 400 Wishlist

A missing Caravelle in Air Algerie early and late scheme. Gorgeous!:cool:
Forum: Manufacturers 06-30-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,101
Posted By Adrian
Re: Panda 400 Wishlist

You're offering to sell them your Tu-104 mould perhaps, so we can see more from it?:D
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-23-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,818
Posted By Adrian
Re: What will the next "must have model" be?

Well Jim, I think the Tu-114 covers both aspects of the question going by the 'likes'. Even Andrew has ticked that, yet still fails to make it. He told me years ago that he was going to do a Tu-114...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-21-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,024
Posted By Adrian
Re: El Aviador Models 1/400

I wish they would get to use other Aeroclassics moulds to make these:



BAC One-Eleven - LANICA - both schemes.
IL-18 - CUBANA - both schemes
Handley Page Herald - Sadia & Trans Brasil
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-16-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,705
Posted By Adrian
Re: Gemini Jets History

Great interview - enjoyed listening to that, thanks Russell.
Forum: Manufacturers 06-12-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,344
Posted By Adrian
Re: Requests For Aeroclassics 1:400

Hi Kamran, looks like you are not keeping up as the Aeroclassics 707-400 mould is long gone, but in 2010 two lovely Air India 707s have since been made, 337B VT-DVA and 320C 'DVB on the 707-300 mould...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-12-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,692
Posted By Adrian
Re: June Aeroclassics?

Exactly like some a**hole in Liverpool called 'Wings400' has put them on E. Bay UK at £135.00 ....and Simonblack20 in Australia has them for $237.60 + $41.28 postage!!!! Pure greed and ruining the...
Forum: Manufacturers 06-09-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,344
Posted By Adrian
Re: Requests For Aeroclassics 1:400

These are still outstanding, some have been requested many times:

Boeing 707 – Uganda Airlines, Pakistan Int. (green/gold scheme); Pakistan Intl. (final scheme)

Boeing 727-100: Air Nauru,...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-03-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By Adrian
Re: AV400 Airbus A380 Resin Sample Mould Review

...and I'm sure all those that have purchased these are happy with them, with all saleable liveries already made.

Meanwhile the world of collectors still wait for a 1/400 Tupolev Tu-114, Antonov...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-28-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By Adrian
Re: It's Just Like Watching Peru

Lovely collection and schemes. I just have the red-top Aero Peru DC-8 to represent the country in my collection. Aero Peru never came to the UK alas.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-20-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,217
Posted By Adrian
Re: Aeroclassics May releases

Don't worry, you saved yourself the horrendous shipping charges plus 20% VAT import tax plus the £8 post office handling rip-off! Sure ARD will get them here in UK.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-16-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,790
Posted By Adrian
Re: Phantom's photo phread

Sorry, but a Braniff A380 is just one fantasy model too far! The others were 'what ifs', but a Braniff A380 was never going to happen!:rolleyes:
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-14-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,790
Posted By Adrian
Re: Phantom's photo phread

Alex, a big thank you for these comparison reviews, which have made me happily keeping my Herpa SAA 747SP, as the differerences are minimal.
As for the Interflug IL-62, I think the GJ version is...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-14-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By Adrian
Re: Transall anyone?

It won't happen! Herpa have lost the plot when it comes to 1/400 scale.

If they can't upscale their 1/500 Tu-114 to 1/400 or add a Buran shuttle to their 1/400 An-225, which are both no-brainers,...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-14-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Adrian
Re: Comparison: Qantas 747SP GJ & NG

Good comparison review Denny. Agree with all your findings and the NG cheatline is slightly too dark. The GJ version is more accurate that I'm happy with and won't be replacing.
Forum: Manufacturers 05-14-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,485
Posted By Adrian
Re: NG 400 Models Wishlist

Royal Air Force L.1011 TriStars to replace my Blue Box versions.
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