Model Aircraft Collections


#562

Getting a United 777-300ER (N50831) and a Delta A350-900 (N502DN) today! My dad happened to be in Vegas for the WSOP, and he went and got the models! He’s flying back tonight!


#563

Guys,

What’s better for a model airport? 1:400 or 1:500?


#564

I’d say 1:400. Many different types of companies, which means many different types of airliners, big and small. 1:500 really only has Herpa, while 1:400 has Gemini Jets, Phoenix, Aeroclassics, JCWings just to name a few


#565

That F-18s a doozy, so many small pieces especially in the Cockpit, unfortunately it was my first non snap together maddel, so I kinda gave up…

The other older plane is not that hard though…


#566

I have both they are really beautiful models! You won’t be disappointed! I am so happy with the UA 777 I might get the 1:200 version also.


#567

Oh, sorry, i meant 1:200


#568

Here’s a question for those of you out there who seem to be really into the models, to set up a basic airport with a few good aircraft, and maby one or two terminals, what do you think would be a good number (US) to start saving for, becuais it looks pretty expensive…

Just curious for a ball park, you don’t need to tell me exactly how much you spent… (I mean if you want to go for it, but you don’t need to)


#569

I went on Amazon or ebay and saved a bunch of planes in my cart and total it was 2000 usd i think


#570

Oh, 💩…

I need to teach a lot of swimming lessons…


#571

I aim for the most realistic models which generally means the parts are a lot smaller in size.

If you have a hard time I found using tweezers helpful when it comes to fine details.


#572

No, I was just young, so it probably wasn’t that bad, but I remember it being terrible, I just gave up on the cocpit, and painted it black 😂


#573

On the Gemini jets, does the landing gear retract?


#574

1:200 is very expensive and I mean VERY expensive. I would recommend using Eztoys or Airline Museum as they have prices that are quite low and hard to finds. But a good amount to save up for if you also want a few models would be around $700 or more depending on what aircraft you want to get.


#575

You can take the wheels out and replace them with flat pieces instead. The wheels are magnetic and so are the plates.


#576

That just made me sold on a Southwest 737 Max 8… Thanks Daniel!


#577

Your welcome! FYI the SWA 737max is awesome I have it in 1:200 the blades spin very well and the stand makes it look even better (if that’s possible) enjoy!


#578

And the wheels roll, correct?


#579

Yes they do in fact roll very well if I might add


#580

Just buy a 3d printer and print your own aiport/ the parts for it anyway!

A lot cheaper than two grand.

I have a 3D printer myself and enjoy printing out small model figurines so I can imagine being able to make parts for an airport!


#581

So, I’ve figured out the definite aircraft I’ll be getting.

An Air Belgium A340-300 1:200

A British Asia Airways Landor Livery 747-400 1:200

And a Swissair 747-300 also in 1:200

Possibly:

Air China “smiling China” 777 1:200

Virgin Atlantic Concorde 1:200