Anyone collect Skymarks?

Read the forum code of contact

Profile picture for user cloud_9

Member for

15 years

Posts: 2,343

Hi all,

Just wondering if any fellow forum members collect Skymark models at all?

I have a begun to collect them, and have so far got 5 in total, ranging from a British Airways and Virgin Atlantic 747-400, a Flybe Dash8-Q400, a United 757-200 and a Spirit Airlines MD-80.

Does anyone know of any good shops/websites that I can buy more of the same type of models from...I paid 20 quid for the Flybe model, which i thought was rather expensive, but not sure where else I can get them from?

Original post
Profile picture for user bmi-star

Member for

16 years 6 months

Posts: 4,255

I sure do! I'll post a pic of my Ted, EZY and LS models later on for you!

Oh, and I get mine off Ebay, a quid or two cheaper there, but you pay for the quality thats for sure!

Profile picture for user Manston Airport

Member for

15 years 2 months

Posts: 4,721

Is there a website for these Models(Skymarks)?

James:cool:

Profile picture for user T5

Member for

20 years 8 months

Posts: 6,503

I have just a British Airways 747-400 by Skymarks. What I like about them is that they are only a tiny bit more than the Wooster snap-together models, yet the quality is a million times better, and they are solid!

Profile picture for user cloud_9

Member for

15 years

Posts: 2,343

I sure do! I'll post a pic of my Ted, EZY and LS models later on for you!

Oh, and I get mine off Ebay, a quid or two cheaper there, but you pay for the quality thats for sure!

Cheers for the advice about Ebay, I signed up to it ages ago but have never really used it. I have checked recently for models, but there didnt really seem to be many...:(

Btw, here's a couple of pics of my models for you to admire...

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/jon_davies/DCP_0829.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/jon_davies/DCP_0840.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/jon_davies/DCP_0836.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/jon_davies/DCP_0833.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/jon_davies/DCP_0842.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/jon_davies/DCP_0838.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/jon_davies/DCP_0832.jpg

As you can see I also got an EasyJet A319 as well, but I forgot to mention it my initial post...:o !

Enjoy!

Profile picture for user Manston Airport

Member for

15 years 2 months

Posts: 4,721

There you go James!

http://www.skymarksmodels.com/

Thanks mate:cool: Nice models Jon like the Flybe dash 8 400 and the Sprit Mad Dog. I see its all in dollars on the website.

James

Profile picture for user cloud_9

Member for

15 years

Posts: 2,343

I see its all in dollars on the website.

James

That's because they are an American company, although the models themselves are actually made in Taiwain if my memory serves me correct...;)

Prices in US$'s doesnt really offer any significant discount on £'s at the moment, probably because of the infavourable exchange rate...?

I tend to buy my models from my local Modelzone store, although the Spirit MD-80 and United 757 came from the main reception desk at Orlando's Executive Airport whilst I was over there on a school trip, and the Flybe one (my latest purchase!:D) came from The Aviation Experience gift shop at Birmingham International the other week!

One thing that did suprise me though was when I went to the Boeing factory in Seattle last year, I expected there be a whole range of the Skymarks models avaliable to buy (obviously only the Boeing types...:p), but there was only one Skymark model avaliable - the 777 in its 'Worldliner' livery...and the price was horribly expensive, so I decided not to part with my hard earned cash!

Profile picture for user Manston Airport

Member for

15 years 2 months

Posts: 4,721

That's because they are an American company, although the models themselves are actually made in Taiwain if my memory serves me correct...;)

Prices in US$'s doesnt really offer any significant discount on £'s at the moment, probably because of the infavourable exchange rate...?

I tend to buy my models from my local Modelzone store, although the Spirit MD-80 and United 757 came from the main reception desk at Orlando's Executive Airport whilst I was over there on a school trip, and the Flybe one (my latest purchase!:D) came from The Aviation Experience gift shop at Birmingham International the other week!

One thing that did suprise me though was when I went to the Boeing factory in Seattle last year, I expected there be a whole range of the Skymarks models avaliable to buy (obviously only the Boeing types...:p), but there was only one Skymark model avaliable - the 777 in its 'Worldliner' livery...and the price was horribly expensive, so I decided not to part with my hard earned cash!

Oh right cool :cool: I need to look in the Modelzone again but the near me is in bloody Bluewater :diablo:

James

Profile picture for user adamdowley

Member for

17 years 2 months

Posts: 1,381

I have two Skymarks models; DHL 757 (1:150) and a Virgin A340-600. I dont like the quality of the A340 model - the windows and titles on one side are in the wrong place so it looks nasty. The DHL model isnt bad.

If you are looking for some really stunning 1:200 scale models, try 200scale.net. They are based in the US and sell Hogan models - I have a JAL 777-300 and its beautiful. I'll get you a shot of it later.:)

Profile picture for user cloud_9

Member for

15 years

Posts: 2,343

I have two Skymarks models; DHL 757 (1:150) and a Virgin A340-600. I dont like the quality of the A340 model - the windows and titles on one side are in the wrong place so it looks nasty. The DHL model isnt bad.

I am glad you have said this Adam, because I recently bought the Virgin Atlantic 747-400 model (see my pic in previous post!) in favour of the A340 one because I notice the same issues that you have highlighted. Quite frankly I think the Virgin livery looks better on the 747 in general anyway, but maybe that is because I only get to see 747's at LGW when I am at work - only on very rare occasions do we have an A340 in!

If you are looking for some really stunning 1:200 scale models, try 200scale.net. They are based in the US and sell Hogan models - I have a JAL 777-300 and its beautiful. I'll get you a shot of it later.:)

Very good suggestion Adam, it promoted me to research into them a bit, and I have turned up quite a result, a very interesting website that sells a whole range of models (inc. Hogan and Skymarks), and their prices quite reasonable as well...here's the link: http://www.replicaminiatures.com/index.htm

The picture may have been removed from the home page by the time you read this, but doesnt the BA/Loganair DHC-6 Twotter just look stunning! :D :cool:

If you cant see the picture on the above link, click on this link: http://www.replicaminiatures.com/SKR303-Twin-Otter-X350opt.gif

Am seriously considering purchasing one for myself...decisions, decisions...lol. :rolleyes:

Profile picture for user cloud_9

Member for

15 years

Posts: 2,343

Does anyone have any recommendations about new models that you would like to see from Skymarks in the near future?

At present there are only two that I can think of...

1. Continental B757-200 (with winglets!)

2. Monarch A320/A321 in their current livery

...but I am sure that there are plenty more that I can think of for the future!

Any suggestions welcome.