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GJ item no.GJBAW355
Photograph Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014
B777-200 British Airways Scotland (tartan)

Nice model with a few pimples and scuff marks, but well worth having.

However, sloppy work attaching the port nacelle gave a 1/16th inch gap between the leading edge of the pylon and the nacelle. See the larger view. I tried to fix the problem by removing the nacelle and pushing the engine further onto the pylon, but the engine was solidly glued in place and couldn't be budged.

Complain, complain, complain. For me, this just about ruins a perfectly good model. Too bad it isn't possible to return planes with errors like this directly to the manufacturer. That way the manufacturer could be held accountable for poor assembly.

Plastic mechanic. I fixed the problem using my trusty X-acto knife and a couple of sharp dental tools. I pulled the nacelle off, then cut repeatedly between the engine piece and the pylon. Cutting through the glue took about 15 minutes. After the engine finally popped off, I trimmed away all extra glue and plastic (see picture), then reattached with super-glue (see result).

GJ item no.GJAFL484
Photograph Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014
TU-154M Aeroflot

Good paint job, and the silver paint is fine-grained, without the "sparkle" look of many other silver paint jobs. This livery is decidedly old-fashioned; hopefully, GeminiJets will produce a TU-154M with Aeroflot's more current look.

GJ item no.GJUSA458
Photograph Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014
B737-400 USAir

Everything is good here, and the painted lettering over the silver upper-fuselage is well applied. The only downer is the silver itself, which shows fingerprints and has a tendency to corrode. Wear your white gloves when handling this one (you do have a pair, don't you?).

GJ item no.GJNWA407
Photograph Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014
B757-300 Northwest Airlines

Without a doubt a beautiful model with a perfect paint job and excellent assembly. The new NWA livery is a real winner, and all the models I've collected with the new livery are real jewels.

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