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Desktop Model Airplanes

Discussion in 'Flight Control/Dispatch' started by nyk, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. nyk

    nyk Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know of a credible and good quality website were I can purchase model aircraft?
     
  2. Brett Spurgeon

    Brett Spurgeon Well-Known Member

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    Have you looked at http://www.airplaneshop.com/ ?
     
  3. nyk

    nyk Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I found a few others but some dont have phone numbers and I get weary about that.
    I used airlinemuseum.com and magellan models. I just dont want yo spend a fortune. Some charge a ton more for the same model and was wondering why such a price difference for the same model.
     
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    4EngineETOPS Well-Known Member

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    You could always save a picture of a model airplane and make it your desktop wallpaper. It would still be a desktop model airplane and not cost a dime.
     
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    Empennagie Active Member

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    I've used Flying Mule before and of course Amazon.
     
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    mrezee Living the dream!

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    It's a long shot, but depending on what city you're in, they sometimes have airline collectible sales events. They had one last year in MSP at a hotel near the airport and there were a few tables full of model airplanes and other historic aviation memorabilia.
     
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    MT Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what type of model. If you're looking for an executive 1:100 wood model then try airwaysgifts.com

    If you want 1:200 / 1:400 scale diecast models then use jetwaymodels.com
     
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    MAK49 Well-Known Member

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    Price differences come from model scale, rarity of aircraft molds or the airline and availability (sometimes they only make a certain amount), things like that. I’ve been converting what models I have to 1:200 scale and diecast, so they’re a little more spendy. I generally stick to Gemini Jets for those (just picked up an Atlas Air 747-8 recently). Military wise Hogan is good, and there’s a few others. Just all depends on what you’re looking for.
     

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