What BA models do you have?

Old Jul 10, 2020, 11:04 am
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Before I go mad and start buying a lot of models, do any of you experienced model collecting folk have any thoughts on the different companies/model types? I'm looking at probably getting a 747 1:200 model and notice there are two types: a Skymarks resin one that is about £60 and a diecast one which is about £150. Is it worth splashing our the extra for the diecast?
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Old Jul 11, 2020, 12:02 pm
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I thought that the BA World Tails were unique, one design, one aeroplane. So this photograph, posted by Jet Ranger attracted my attention.



It is a B767 with a Masanabo tail design. But I had flown on a B747 with that design so I thought that Jet Ranger's model displayed artistic licence! No, that B767 flew as did the B747 I experienced. In all there were 16 aircraft with this tail design or a very similar one also by the same artists. I have found photographs of the design on B765, B757 B747 and a CRJ200. The artists were Emmly and Martha Masanabo, twins from South Africa.
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Old Jul 11, 2020, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Greenpen
I thought that the BA World Tails were unique, one design, one aeroplane. So this photograph, posted by Jet Ranger attracted my attention.

It is a B767 with a Masanabo tail design. But I had flown on a B747 with that design so I thought that Jet Ranger's model displayed artistic licence! No, that B767 flew as did the B747 I experienced. In all there were 16 aircraft with this tail design or a very similar one also by the same artists. I have found photographs of the design on B765, B757 B747 and a CRJ200. The artists were Emmly and Martha Masanabo, twins from South Africa.
Thanks for that Greenpen - I always liked that World Tail and its interesting the different aircraft in the fleet it appeared on. Also good to know I didn’t randomly purchase an anomaly!
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Old Jul 11, 2020, 2:05 pm
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Airfix are due to re-release their 'Prototype Concorde' resplendent in BOAC livery as part of their Classic range sometime this year. For the record its not the prototype but nearer to the 'concept' as it was in the shops over three years before the prototype flew and clearly based on very early drawings.

Here is the link to it, if anyone fancies buying a box full of styrene nostalgia.

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/concord...pe-boac-1.html

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Here we are, looking a little sad for its age. Somewhere along the way the wheels have come off (which is not intended as a metaphor for BA itself ! ), and one forgets how small Concorde was, especially at 1:144 scale.

The livery that never was. Looks good though.


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Old Jul 11, 2020, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by tjcxx
Here we are, looking a little sad for its age. Somewhere along the way the wheels have come off (which is not intended as a metaphor for BA itself ! ), and one forgets how small Concorde was, especially at 1:144 scale.
The livery that never was. Looks good though.
The colour scheme on the nose would have to have been changed. The heat build up at extended Mach 2 flight would have likely been way above limits.
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Old Sep 12, 2023, 6:44 am
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new addition to my models - seemed appropriate considering how often BA allow me to enjoy them in real life



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Old Sep 12, 2023, 7:17 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA
new addition to my models - seemed appropriate considering how often BA allow me to enjoy them in real life



Do you carry it in your hand luggage as a Talisman… to ward off evil bus gates?
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Old Sep 12, 2023, 8:03 am
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A few of the BA’s in my collection:

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Old Sep 12, 2023, 8:06 am
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Originally Posted by TarquinMontague
A few of the BA’s in my collection:

A few ? 🙃
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Old Sep 12, 2023, 8:56 am
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This makes mine feel slightly less insane..

I’m on the 1:200 die cast Gemini, ARD, and some Phoenix. Limited gate space in my London flat…
  • 737-400s
  • 747-400s, including all the retro liveries
  • 767-300ER
  • 777s, including the G-YMML Shanghai lovery
  • 787s, all types
  • A350
  • A380s
and other non-BA generally those I’ve travelled on.

About 50 in total 😐😄
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Old Sep 12, 2023, 9:30 am
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