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Old 17th September 2017, 20:59   #61
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Boeing 787-9 of Air France. Scale 1:200. Plastic model. About 13" long. Tail number F-HRBA. Range of 7000+ nm with a typical load of 280 pax. Total orders on hand 1278.

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The 787-9 maintains cabin pressure at around 5000' equivalent instead of the more usual 8000' that is standard in all other airliners. This leads to a lesser fatigue level for passengers.

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F-HRBA in real life. The small tail and the nose remind me of the de Havilland Comet.
Very nice, I also have an 787 Dreamliner on the way from Germany.

If don't mind can you tell us where you got it from and for how much ?
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Very nice, I also have an 787 Dreamliner on the way from Germany.

If don't mind can you tell us where you got it from and for how much ?
I got it as a complimentary from Air France as I sell services to them. They have a larger model too but I am not high enough in the pecking order for that.
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I have added quite a few recently, so much that I have had to order another bookshelf

Meanwhile my family thinks I have gone mad and the Mumbai customs has started charging 41% duty on parcels worth 37 Euros!
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I have added quite a few recently, so much that I have had to order another bookshelf

Meanwhile my family thinks I have gone mad and the Mumbai customs has started charging 41% duty on parcels worth 37 Euros!
Great collection Foxbat. Love that Air India 747-400.

I picked up a plastic 1:200 scale model of a Lufthansa A340-600 for Euro 24. There was a larger die-cast model for Euro 159 but that seemed a trifle expensive. I love the A340's looks and four engines. Sadly 4 engines are gradually going out of fashion as most twin engine aircraft are now qualified for 6 hour ETOPS (Extended range Twin engine Operational performance Standards) and twins are as you know better at fuel burn than 4 engines.
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Love those 4 big turbofans...
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And that marvelous Airbus wing planform....I find aircraft wings to be works of art...
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Sadly the A340-600 has not been a commercial success.
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Great collection Foxbat. Love that Air India 747-400.

I picked up a plastic 1:200 scale model of a Lufthansa A340-600 for Euro 24. There was a larger die-cast model for Euro 159 but that seemed a trifle expensive. I love the A340's looks and four engines. Sadly 4 engines are gradually going out of fashion as most twin engine aircraft are now qualified for 6 hour ETOPS (Extended range Twin engine Operational performance Standards) and twins are as you know better at fuel burn than 4 engines.
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Love those 4 big turbofans...
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And that marvelous Airbus wing planform....I find aircraft wings to be works of art...
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Sadly the A340-600 has not been a commercial success.
Nice choice! Looks like we have very similar taste, the A340-600 is probably my 2nd best favorite after the 747. I have ordered exactly the same one online from Germany, same scale, same airline, I guess yours is also a Limox model. However mine is the normal one and not the Bayern Munich Special Livery.

Here is the one I have ordered:

https://www.flightmemory.com/shop/ar...346_200_2.html

Did you buy it from the duty free shop at an airport in Germany?

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Looks like we have very similar taste, the A340-600 is probably my 2nd best favorite after the 747.
Yup. Dreamliner...Dreamliner; 747...747; A340-600 ...A340-600; Foxbat...Foxbat Some I wish to acquire are the Corgi WW-II propeller models - Lancaster, Mustang etc.

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I have ordered exactly the same one online from Germany, same scale, same airline, I guess yours is also a Limox model.
This one is Herpa snapfit series. Limox and Herpa are both up there in quality. I checked your web site link. What is the difference between their normal models and the ones marked premium. Thanks

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Yes. Munich airport, Lufthansa shop. I really like the airline both as a customer and as a vendor. For years I have been hoping to catch a Ju-52 Junkers model that Lufthansa used to sell. On the one occasion I spotted it in Frankfurt domestic side I did not have the time or luggage space.

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Yup. Dreamliner...Dreamliner; 747...747; A340-600 ...A340-600; Foxbat...Foxbat

What is the difference between their normal models and the ones marked premium. Thanks
The premium models are more detailed (rotating turbine fans, wipers on the windshields, fine printing etc.) and are better put together with better quality plastics and packaging.

You will realize the difference when you compare the two side by side.
If money is not a constraint and you are a avid collector (both are true I suspect ) I strongly suggest you go for the premium ones, sometimes you can find them on discount online.
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The premium models are more detailed (rotating turbine fans, wipers on the windshields, fine printing etc.) and are better put together with better quality plastics and packaging.
Thank you Foxbat this is useful. Which are the other sites you buy from. Sorry to be a pain.
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Thank you Foxbat this is useful. Which are the other sites you buy from. Sorry to be a pain.
I have used this to deliver to a US address:

http://www.diecastairplane.com/

Shipping is only $8 for the US for orders up to $50 and above $100 its free.
Sometimes they have great bargains, I got a Air India 787 which is $53 on ebay for $10!

This one I have not ordered from but it seems to be good:

https://www.scalemodelstore.com/

Only charge 10 Euros for shipping 5+ 1/200 planes to India.

This one I have ordered from multiple times:

https://www.flightmemory.com/shop/

The guy is very helpful and if there is anything wrong with the models he sends replacement parts.

Also note when you order from India from the last two websites you save 19% in VAT. But you do have to pay for shipping and customs (if your luck is bad like mine).

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I have used this...Also note when you order from India from the last two websites you save 19% in VAT. But you do have to pay for shipping and customs (if your luck is bad like mine).
Thank you very much for your swift and helpful reply.
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Added a 1:200 British Airways Concorde Call Sign "G-BOAF". This plane was built in 1979 (last one made) and withdrawn from use in 2003 (last one to fly also), currently at display at Bristol, England.

This is the first die cast metal model I have bought and it does have much better details than the plastic ones. Unfortunately some parts are plastic and don't fit well with the metal body.
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Here is the real G-BOAF before retirement:

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Now I need to get my hands on a decently priced Tupolev Tu-144 1:200 Scale. Any leads will be appreciated.

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Added a 1:200 British Airways Concorde Call Sign "G-BOAF". This plane was built in 1979 (last one made) and withdrawn from use in 2003 (last one to fly also), currently at display at Bristol, England.

This is the first die cast metal model I have bought and it does have much better details than the plastic ones.
Congratulations. In my eyes the Concorde was one of the most good looking commercial planes ever. At 12" long that is quite a piece of metal you have acquired. Thank you for sharing.
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You could try e-bay. Some Chinese toy makers have made scale models of the Tu-144.
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Congratulations. In my eyes the Concorde was one of the most good looking commercial planes ever. At 12" long that is quite a piece of metal you have acquired. Thank you for sharing.

You could try e-bay. Some Chinese toy makers have made scale models of the Tu-144.
Thanks, this was actually bought from ebay France (using Google translation ), shipping costs were 50% of the cost of the model!

Couldn't find any Tu-144 at a decent price, nothing less than 50-60 Euros.

Already tried Aliexpress, all the models are pretty expensive for this model.
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Added 5 more recently, all in 1:200 Scale. It seems I was lucky on my first online order from abroad when I didn't have to pay customs, after that each order has been charged 42% customs duty even on packages worth 35 Euros.

A Delta Airlines A350-900
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Emirates Boeing 777-300ER

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Edelweiss A330-300 ( A small Swiss Airline part of the Lufthansa Group)
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Indigo A320 Neo (Neo stands for New Engine Options, this version has winglets on the tips of the wing for reduced drag. Bought inflight and definitely worth Rs.1,200 after you check out the detailing and quality)
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Lufthansa A340-600 (Same one as Narayan had posted recently)
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