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  1. Mule

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    Something different. My collection of 1:400 airplanes. Alaska Airlines 737's, MD-80's, Air Force One (VC-25A), Air Force Two (VC-32A), and Japanese E-767 AWACS.

    I like the Disney-themed Alaska Airlines 737.
     
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  3. SefacHotRodder

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    those air force ones are awesome
     
  4. Mule

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    The Air Force One 747 really dwarfs the others. I found a source for some old 727 Alaska Airlines models with different tail markings like Russian buildings, Totem poles, and a Prospector. Hope to get those next.

    I am trying to limit my catagories, because there are so many out there, but the Air Force airliners are really cool and I couldn't pass them up. The 747 is an Air Force plane and carries Air Force markings, but the 757 does not carry any Air Force markings, just US Government.
     
  5. vince308

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    Yeh, very nice..........

    BUT not really Ferrari related, Sorry

    FORZA FERRARI
     
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    That is true, but as a modeller at heart I hate to close down a nice thread like this. So how about if we bend it enough to make it Ferrari related (although this is now a repost):

    Below is a picture of the real Starfighter, which resides inside the Fiorano racetrack. I modified the 1/32 model to use it as a backdrop for my slot car track:
     
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  8. Mule

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    How about a 1:400 Qantas 747 "Formula One" with Schumacher on the side?
     
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    the starfighter is Ferrari related, the rest isn't...........or it must be the Piaggo plane or the Agusta helicopter or the shell plane or the first Baracca plane...

    forza Ferrari
     
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    Thanks Vince, those are great shots that turned this thread around. I also like that Quantas Schumacher plane, did you build that Mule?
     
  11. Mule

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    No, it is a 1:400 diecast. Quality and detail are much higher than any diecasr car I have seen (which is why I collect them). Hard to believe it is 1:400. A car in that scale would be 1/4 inch long.
     
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    Hehe. I build and collect manned rockets/space crafts in 1/144 scale. Had a hard time finding some cars to put next to them for size comparison.
     
  14. Mule

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    There are a few Shuttle aircraft in 1:400 scale. Some are on the back of the 747 transport. Dragon Wings brand.
     
  15. Jet-X

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    I see a few of our planes in there ;)

    (shameless plug) www.jet-x.com
     
  16. Mule

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    Great stuff. The MD-80's are Jet-X. Are you the owner of the company?
     
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    Si...
     
  18. Mule

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    You have a great company. Small world.
     
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    Thank you.

    I am into planes and automobiles...used to be into trains, but not anymore. But enough that I qualify for the title of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
     
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    I was lucky enough to see the 757 Air Force One in person last week. The president made a short visit to Long Island for a day and took the 757 instead of the big boy 747. The plane was flown into Republic in Farmingdale. Although not a big airport, it can handle the occasional jet of that size. Sorry I didn't have my camera though, because they parked the 757 about 150 feet from the public road. I got a nice long view as I passed by. The airport was crawling with cops, it was unreal. Very nice looking jet indeed.
     
  21. tifosi12

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    I was once inside one of the 747, that carries the Shuttle. It is hollow inside with reinforcements for the structure. You could race go karts in that hull.
     
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    Oh wow this is cool stuff!!

    Speaking of Brian's (Jet-x) company, here is a shot of just one of the many display cases full of the 1:400 models :)

    He has been generous enough to give me a few models and I can vouch for their quality!
     
  23. Mule

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    I have some catching up to do.
     
  24. Mule

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    And there is always a spare close by...This is in Anchorage.
     
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    Ok, we're drifting OT again...Here a shot of the Shuttle carrier 747 I took at EAFB:
     
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    thanks.......really Ferrari related............

    REMove
     

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