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Forum: 1:400 Models 06-21-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By fazeman
Re: Delta 747-100 widget

If Jskycruiser744 falls through, I have the Gemini Jets Delta Air Lines 747-132 N9896 (GJDAL038) for sale. Send a pm if interested.
Forum: Airport Creations 06-18-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,806
Posted By fazeman
Re: 1/200 Commuter Tarmac American Eagle

I'm happy to note that Davies included the "Delta Connection - All Part of the Family" on pages 106/107 in the book you mentioned published in 1990. By that same year, Delta had code-sharing...
Forum: Airport Creations 06-17-2016, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,806
Posted By fazeman
Re: 1/200 Commuter Tarmac American Eagle

Beautiful aircraft and layout. I'm currently reading Commuter Airlines of the United States by R.E.G. Davies and I.E. Quastler (1995) and it's one hell of an eye opening read.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-17-2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,038
Posted By fazeman
Re: Northwest airlines founded 90 years ago

Thanks T7. The Gemini terminal is pretty awesome but for the '70s, I wished I had the talent and patience to construct the pier type terminals. I admire those who have created pier types and posted...
Forum: 1:400 Models 06-02-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By fazeman
Re: Delta 747-100 widget

Are you looking to buy the Gemini Jets Delta Air Lines 747-132 N9896(GJDAL038)? I have one.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-24-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By fazeman
Re: Do all MD-11's have blue nostrils?

Neat discovery for me. Thanks.
Forum: 1:500 Scale Model Aircraft 05-24-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,794
Posted By fazeman
Re: 377 stratocruiser's 377 stratocruisers

I rarely venture into 500 scale, but I like your collection. Do you plan to complement your fleet with NWA? Have to wonder what it was like flying in that aircraft.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-24-2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,038
Posted By fazeman
Re: Northwest airlines founded 90 years ago

Designer, Clarence K.M. Lee designed the most eye pleasing corporate symbol that came down NWA's pike. The contemporary derivative of Northwest's long-established red tail device, the "birth mark"...
Forum: Airport Creations 05-22-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,089
Posted By fazeman
Re: Architectural Study 1:500: LAX Tom Bradley Int'l Terminal

Your architectural work doesn't need background. The terminal is stunningly beautiful by itself.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-22-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,038
Posted By fazeman
Re: Northwest airlines founded 90 years ago

Hi Doug,

I'm happy to know that your NWA friend overcame his personal turbulence with alcohol and was able to fulfill his career with the red tail. I quit drinking in '97 after I received a DWI....
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-22-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,344
Posted By fazeman
Re: Who are 'Aviation 400'?

Thanks for your insight. I'll copy your posts, but it would be beneficial for DAC to add a sticky in the manufacturers forum regarding basic information of current and past manufacturers.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-21-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,344
Posted By fazeman
Re: Who are 'Aviation 400'?

Unlike early Big Birds with the moniker "400 Your Craftsman," Aviation 400 appears to be like a diecast industry trade organization. Their facebook page promotes all model releases. Of course, unlike...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-21-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,038
Posted By fazeman
Re: Northwest airlines founded 90 years ago

From my viewpoint, the final scheme was international in appearance. They shed the Northwest regional name and gave it the TWA treatment.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-20-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,038
Posted By fazeman
Re: Northwest airlines founded 90 years ago

Like you, I bought a holy grail which was an IF200 United DC-10 Saul Bass livery. Unfortunately, I couldn't live with the crooked cockpit window and sold it. I hope they fixed the cockpit problem...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-20-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,038
Posted By fazeman
Re: Northwest airlines founded 90 years ago

Thanks Yellow_Ribbon. I have four display cases each holding ten airlines. Two are international and the other two are U.S domestic for a total of forty airlines. The focus is from the late '60s to...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-19-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,038
Posted By fazeman
Re: Northwest airlines founded 90 years ago

Thanks T7. The bowling shoe scheme was the most balanced in defining colors on a large scale. When NWA went to their final scheme and there was still a mix of both, a ticket lady in Detroit told me...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-18-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,038
Posted By fazeman
Re: Northwest airlines founded 90 years ago

Because Northwest made so many pioneering, innovative and other interesting contributions to the aviation world, I'll name two that comes to mind.

1) The story of Northwest Airlines becoming the...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-17-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By fazeman
Re: KLM Question

My pleasure Tom. Hogan does a great job with their models.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-17-2016, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By fazeman
Re: KLM Question

Here is an old article from the Sun Sentinel:

- Break Out The Champagne

CFB REPORT - THOUGHT TALK AND SPECULATION

October 26, 1992

KLM ROYAL Dutch Airlines is naming one of its new Boeing...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-16-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By fazeman
Re: KLM Question

PH-BFO was named City of Orlando on its delivery date to KLM on 10/08/92.

During this period, KLM based the city name of their 747s on the relevance that the city had on its system. Back in 1989,...
Forum: Airport Creations 05-14-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By fazeman
Re: Ryanair set up (1/400)

A hot and humid day says the sky. And us passengers have got to sweat standing on the tarmac. Realistic!!! Great work!!!
Forum: Airport Creations 05-14-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,106
Posted By fazeman
Re: 1/200 San Diego

Beautiful creation of yours! No doubt, the conversation piece for family and friends.
Forum: Airport Creations 05-14-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,784
Posted By fazeman
Re: 1/400 GJ airport mats....

Hi captrko and welcome to DAC. If you decide to go the foam route, purchase gatorboard for your mats. Gatorboard is made of a dense or rigid polystyrene foam core and is sandwiched with wood fiber...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-29-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,962
Posted By fazeman
Re: Smile On PSA: Pacific Southwest Airlines

We were fortunate to have had all the big players release something PSA.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-29-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,962
Posted By fazeman
Re: Smile On PSA: Pacific Southwest Airlines

By the beginning of deregulation, I had flown to airports like Denver's Stapleton, SLC, SEA and FAI but never to California. So I wasn't fortunate like you and others who had seen or flown PSA. Dylan...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-24-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By fazeman
Re: Eastern Airlines

I totally agree Doug. Eastern should have taken cues from the Golden Falcon scheme which flowed beautifully along the Connie's curves. Just curve the hockey stick toward the front where it would meet...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-21-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,845
Posted By fazeman
Re: Gemini announce Hekla Aurora 757

Thanks for the explanation Big Al. My first take on the Flugfélag Islands was of some group of islands around Iceland. Of course, that's what I get for not speaking in the Icelandic tongue.:D
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-21-2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,859
Posted By fazeman
Re: Decimal Point Disaster: Varig 254

Mike, it's wishful thinking from the frustration that events can go terribly wrong when we're under the control of someone who is not paying attention to the job at hand.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-20-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,859
Posted By fazeman
Re: Decimal Point Disaster: Varig 254

Kudos to you Richard! This is an excellent report of the accident and an incredible diorama of it. The story is sad but a brave one for those who survived.

It kind of makes me think that for...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-20-2016, 03:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,457
Posted By fazeman
Re: FlyDubai B738 Crashes in Russia

Considering the god awful weather conditions in the area, my gut instinct is that cool heads should have prevailed by diverting the plane like the others did.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-20-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By fazeman
Re: Eastern Airlines

You wrote an excellent account of the early New Mark years Richard. I did feel sorry for MacIntyre because Rickenbacker was in his way. But at least MacIntyre is credited for the development of the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-20-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,845
Posted By fazeman
Re: Gemini announce Hekla Aurora 757

I like Icelandair's color scheme. One source says the gold color was based on the airline's 50th anniversary in 1998. But I can't figure out the tail logo other than it looks like a modified "F" ???
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-20-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,535
Posted By fazeman
Re: Gemini April 2016 1/400 hints...

I love these hints but like crossword puzzles, I'm lousy at figuring out the answers.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-20-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By fazeman
Re: Frontier Airlines

I remember but it's the 1:400 I really want.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-20-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By fazeman
Re: Eastern Airlines

Even for a defunct airline, Eastern seems to rate very high for most individuals with fleets and in overall sales.

These shots are most of my white fleet with no room for the silver ones. I like...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-19-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,962
Posted By fazeman
Re: Smile On PSA: Pacific Southwest Airlines

Thanks Richard. I wanted to post my Hawaiian display on your Hawaiian Airlines DAC thread, but when I pressed the link, I got an Error 404 message.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 03-19-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By fazeman
Re: Main suspect for Paris Attacks is captured!!

I wished the French would reopen penal colonies for terrorists like the ones they had in French Guiana. Far worse than how the U.S. holds terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, a newly built FG facility...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-19-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,457
Posted By fazeman
FlyDubai B738 Crashes in Russia

A FlyDubai Boeing 738 crashed on approach to the airport in Rostov-on-Don. All 62 people aboard were killed.
It seems to me that the captain and or powers that be caused this senseless and tragic...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-19-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By fazeman
Eastern Airlines

Rapping up the 20th display in my domestics is Eastern Airlines. The background isn't finished but you get the Miami drift. Eastern is the largest fleet in my inventory with 38 models.
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-19-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By fazeman
Frontier Airlines

This Frontier display is Saul Bass AC and the early scheme by SMA. If the Convair 580 is ever released, I'll sell one of those Saul Bass 732s to make room for that venerable propliner.
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-19-2016, 12:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 662
Posted By fazeman
Hawaiian Airlines

Nearly winding up my second U.S. domestic display case is Hawaiian Airlines. Featured aircraft are the GJ L1011 and AC DC-8-63
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-18-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,962
Posted By fazeman
Re: Smile On PSA: Pacific Southwest Airlines

PSA is one of four displays I completed recently and thought it well to add to Richards enjoyable thread. The scene is dominated by the SoCal vibe. Steve (Gospodin) gave me the AC DC-9 when we met in...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-18-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 35,989
Posted By fazeman
Re: Pics From The Past: Share Your Photo Memories

I was researching local railroads in Norfolk, Va. and came across this little surprise. Considering this photo was taken next to Little Creek Amphibious Base and adjacent to ORF runway 5/23, I assume...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-03-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By fazeman
Re: Last Flight for First Boeing 727

If I get out to Museum of Flight this summer, I'll be happy that the plane is sitting outside. For such a large aircraft the outdoors usually provides plenty of room for taking pictures.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 03-03-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By fazeman
Re: Panamanian collectors?

Thanks for taking these pictures Dylan. The water-saving basins are easy to spot in both shots. Sweet pics of those Fûkers. I also like the logo's play on Panama's flag.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 03-03-2016, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By fazeman
Re: Panamanian collectors?

Dylan, I know this is off subject, but is there anyway you can take some photos of the Panama Canal's new extension and cop a brochure or pamphlet on this project?
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-03-2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By fazeman
Re: Last Flight for First Boeing 727

Truly a beautiful aircraft. Thanks for posting KLM4me.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-03-2016, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,520
Posted By fazeman
Re: 767 corroguard spray paint help

You may want to experiment with argent silver. Many factory '70s plastic car grills and wheels came in this color.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-29-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,344
Posted By fazeman
Re: Who buys collections?

I apologize to you Nick and I will wear the 'embarrassment crown' for a week.:o
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 02-27-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By fazeman
Last Flight for First Boeing 727

I wonder if you guys from the great state of Washington will be at Paine Field or Boeing Field International on Tuesday, March 1st. I read that the first Boeing 727 produced will make its last flight...
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