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My airliner production line 2011

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Hi all, here is some of my builds from 2011, all are in 1/144 scale

Virgin Atlantic A380

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Air Canada A380

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Emirates A380-900 conversion

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Qatar B777-300ER

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Virgin Atlantic Concorde

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Etihad Formula one A340-600 conversion

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The 3 A380's together so you see the size difference with the 900

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Thanks for looking and merry Christmas and a happy new year

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The Grand Prix Etihad & the Virgin Concorde are both stunners. I bet Branson would love the Concorde to hang from his bedroom ceiling :D

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Great stuff all round - those rich metallic reds are particularly gorgeous! :)

Cliff

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Well done Chris - good work

Andy

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That's some production line Chris, is there a competition between you and TomP ? LOL

My fav's are the Concorde and F1 A340 - simply stunning. Only if Mr Branson would have such desires for the Concorde !

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All very cool. I love the longer version of the A380. Nice one.

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I love airliners =)

cool finish!

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I don't love airliners usually but must admit that these are very smart. Your Formula One bird is a stunner.

Thanks Don

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Woody37 wrote:

Only if Mr Branson would have such desires for the Concorde !

I seem to remember that he did try to get hold of them at the time but was not allowed to for some reason.

Wouldn't mind doing that scheme in 1/72 scale!

David.

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I seem to remember that he did try to get hold of them at the time but was not allowed to for some reason.

It was probably the same reason as always - his ego collided with reality... again. Fortunately he never had the opportunity to get his grubby hands on Concorde and devalue it.

Chris, all credit for your lovely finishes, and active imagination! :lol:

Al

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Fortunately he never had the opportunity to get his grubby hands on Concorde and devalue it.

Al

We couldnt possibly allow common folk to fly on Concorde.

Please read aloud with a Kenneth Williams accent. :tease:

Chris

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My understanding was that BA wouldn't sell it as Mr Branson wanted to fly charter/scheduled to the US. However the premium market, which Concorde commanded, BA wanted to transfer to their normal 747/777 fleet. If they had sold the aircraft to him that would have put that revenue stream at risk.

Which is why the remaining BA concordes were given away and /or allowed to rot by removing fluids from the aircaft. I understand the Air France is the best preserved example as in theorey has had hydraulic/electric power supplied on a regular basis which preserves the seals on the systems.

There is a thread on another avaiation forum about the possibility of getting concorde flying again, the consensus (by BA/AF concorde engineers) was that it was doable but not on any BA fleet remnants without a major financial input to the point of rebuilding the aircraft. Spares etc are a problem now. But (a big but) the business case is very weak and inevitably corners would be cut. I would point you at the accident report for the Thunder City EE Lightning which crashed in South Africa killing the pilot, the cause was maintenance not being done to a sufficent standard. No single thing but a build up of causes which by themselves didn't seem to matter, a chilling read if you have an hour to spare. http://www.caa.co.za/resource%20center/accidents%20&%20incid/reports/2009/8706.pdf An accident waiting to happen............

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