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The biggest and smallest scales in my collection.

Postby pendulum19 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:21 pm

For Christmas, I got myself this 25-inch B787 toy (about 1:84 scale) which I found tucked in a corner shelf in an old department store in my hometown.

since it was a toy, I didn't expect much from it but I did admire its form and composition... except for the friction landing gear which I had to change. I also didn't like the original colors, so I painted the thing white.
Now I'm happy. So far, this is the biggest in my collection.

In the photo, I am putting it beside the smallest scale in my collection, a 1:1100 A380.

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This is the original color scheme I didn't like... beside it is an iPhone to show you its relative size.
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I'm very much interested with unusual scales in models or toys. I also got a good chance of getting this 1:950 (+/-) B747-100.
I just had to change the landing gear to something more proportionate.
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Re: The biggest and smallest scales in my collection.

Postby grwebster » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:28 pm

that 787 is quite nice, any idea who made it? Your redo is even nicer.
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Re: The biggest and smallest scales in my collection.

Postby bstewart9 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:33 pm

I have diecast Me-262's ranging in scale from 1:48 for Franklin Mint to 1:250 for a Paradair.

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The large one on the left is the Franklin Mint (1:48). To the back right is the Corgi Legends (1:72). The diorama is Diverse Images (1:144). Next to the Franklin Mint is a repaint of the Lintoy (1:100). In front of the diorama is the Dyna-Flite (1:144). To the right front of the diorama is the Hansa (1:200) and in front of the Franklin Mint wing is the Paradair (1:250).

I believe Admiral/Century 21 does a larger scale but it is plastic.

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Re: The biggest and smallest scales in my collection.

Postby grwebster » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:12 pm

21st Century did do a Me-262 in at least two versions and they are fabulous-1/18 scale I believe.... so much so you should break your rule about metal and get them. You won't regret it ....if you can find any that is....... I haven't seen them in a while.
The only 21st Century ones I ever bought was the Huey Gunship UH-1C which I flew in combat for a year in VN. I got three of them at first, one for each home, then I also bought one for each of my crew and they treasure it. They aren't sold any more but when they go on ebay they get prices 3 times what I paid 10 years ago. $150++
I am always tempted to get more of their other aircraft but those things are really big.
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Re: The biggest and smallest scales in my collection.

Postby pendulum19 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:56 am

grwebster wrote:that 787 is quite nice, any idea who made it? Your redo is even nicer.


Thank you!

This is one of those China-made products that don't come with a proper brand. The box says "Air Super 787" but that's just about it.

It's all white now, and I'm planning to apply the Philippine Airlines livery on it. I'm just having a hard time laying out the tail logo because this one's tail is a little tricky to work with. I do my own decals as I am not much of a painter. :-)
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The biggest and smallest scales in my collection.

Postby Tone » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:30 pm

When I was little, I had a REMCO brand motorized, scale model, white plastic United 727 with opening passenger doors that was HUGE ! ! ! If I still had it, it would be the largest toy, even larger than the Tin B-36D.
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Re: The biggest and smallest scales in my collection.

Postby pendulum19 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:20 pm

An update for the new year: Now in Philippine Airlines livery.

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Re: The biggest and smallest scales in my collection.

Postby grwebster » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:24 pm

well done.
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Re: The biggest and smallest scales in my collection.

Postby pendulum19 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:52 am

grwebster wrote:well done.


thanks!
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Re: The biggest and smallest scales in my collection.

Postby buzzard » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:20 pm

pendulum...how did you get the decals? Did you custom make them and print them out? Just curious!

Great looking plane btw! I love large scales.
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