Ren's model feast thread !

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Well folks it's official... I'm addicted to these little suckers. Here's the latest three in the collection...

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Excellent models, Allen.

I have also had a fair few arrive in the post lately, but have misplaced the digital camera so cannot post any photos!

My Thai Airways MD-11 (Dragon Wings) arrived from Bangkok in good time and is a nice little piece. With postage, that cost about £16.

My C-17 (Gemini Jets), Thai Airways 777-200 and Airbus A300 (Dragon Wings) arrived from somewhere in the USA as well. The Thai 777-200 is the biggest load of crap ever... very very tacky indeed! The others, especially the A300, are great.

This morning, I received my Dragon Wings United Airlines 747-200 in the orange, red and blue colour scheme. Brand new from ebay at the pricely sum of £4.99! Excellent quality model with which I am most impressed!

Still waiting on my Lauda Air 777-200 which cost me about £5.50 from ebay. MAde by Gemini Jets, so must be a good one!

Finally...(!!) I am waiting for my top notch Thai Airways 747-400 in the Star Alliance colours. I saved only a few pounds on the RRP, but am still chuffed with my purchase anyway!

That's it for now though!

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Speaking of models... is anybody planning to go to the Luchtvaart Hobby Shop summer festival on Friday 21 May? Looks like there might be a few bargains to be had there.

I'm not, but it sounds interesting. :)

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You've got me started now too, Alan...

My first Gemini arrived last week
http://www.geminijets.com/pics/GJROY140.jpg

And these two should currently be winging their way towards me, too...
http://i1.ebayimg.com/02/i/01/c6/bb/09_1_b.JPG
http://www.geminijets.com/pics/GJBAW025B.jpg

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You've got me started now too, Alan...

My first Gemini arrived last week
http://www.geminijets.com/pics/GJROY140.jpg

And these two should currently be winging their way towards me, too...
http://i1.ebayimg.com/02/i/01/c6/bb/09_1_b.JPG
http://www.geminijets.com/pics/GJBAW025B.jpg


Good to see you started off with a proper aircraft :)

Nice collection you've got started :DD

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Dunno what's happened to my Gemini BA 757, it's been a month since I bought it on e-bay ?

How d'ya like this one Sandy... ? :eek:

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Great, great models.

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they are all great models. However me personally i go for the 1:500 Herpa Wings and i think they are great. You clearly all have good taste

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If i were you Ren i'd chase that one up.A month seems a long time wherever it's coming from ?

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If i were you Ren i'd chase that one up.A month seems a long time wherever it's coming from ?

It's coming from Hong Kong, I'll chase it up on Monday I think, having checked the seller's feedback it seems he's had two other lost in the post complaints and doesn't seem too bothered about replying to queries. :eek:

Those three models pictured at the top came from a dealer in Taiwan some 6 days after I ordered them ! :cool:

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Great models guys..... I love the Royal 757 Bhoy.

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It's coming from Hong Kong, I'll chase it up on Monday I think, having checked the seller's feedback it seems he's had two other lost in the post complaints and doesn't seem too bothered about replying to queries. :eek:

Those three models pictured at the top came from a dealer in Taiwan some 6 days after I ordered them ! :cool:

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Hi,

Like I said with my models, my Thai MD-11 came from Bangkok and got to me almost 2 weeks to the day after winning it on ebay. A couple of months back, I also got a batch of models from New York. I paid on the Friday and they were with me on the Monday!

Also, as for the 1/500 Herpa models, I have seven. I would recommend Star Jets and Big Bird models for your collection - both are excellent. I don't rate Herpa too highly, simply because their models are tat. My Thai 747-400 was brand new and it looks not much like a 747 (!!), the wheels are not like the real mccoy and the wing is very loose.

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ok, now I'm back home, I've finally managed to get hold of a digicam...

Here's my lineup as it stands today...

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British Airways Concorde G-BOAG
Swissair A319-112 HB-IPV
Air France Concorde F-BVFB
Vietnam Airlines 777-200ER VN-A141
Royal 757-236 C-GRYK

Currently on the way in the Post should be Air New Zealand 747-400 All Blacks, and preordered is British Airways 737-436 Blue Poole.

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Dunno what's happened to my Gemini BA 757, it's been a month since I bought it on e-bay ?

How d'ya like this one Sandy... ? :eek:


Now thats one cool model :D
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That United DC-10 you have pictured.. I have just bought a 747-100 in those colours, made by Dragon Wings. Cost me a mere £4.04 and it's brand new. At that price, you can't leave it!

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That United DC-10 you have pictured.. I have just bought a 747-100 in those colours, made by Dragon Wings. Cost me a mere £4.04 and it's brand new. At that price, you can't leave it!

Like this one perchance.... ? :D

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Like this one perchance.... ? :D

Yes indeed, that's the one! How much did you pay for it?

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Yes indeed, that's the one! How much did you pay for it?

About £11 all in on e-bay. There's a DW 727 available too in that livery. ;)

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Got some more yesterday, the long lost BA 757 from e-bay finally turned up. Must have been caught up in the West Drayton ATC fiasco (lol)... G-BPEJ

I also a Cargolux 744F and a Caledonian Tristar from a very good dealer in Ontario, Canada called www.thresholdaviation.net. The prices there are excellent thanks to the Canadian Dollar exchange rate and the guys are very friendly and helpful too...

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Ugh! that BA 757 looks rotten. The Blue is FAR FAR to bright.

Mind you, that cally tristar is absolutely stunning!!