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      Post #30225, posted on 11-04-2009 GMT-5 hours    
      I am interested in collecting 1/400 scale airlines & would like to know who amkes the best quality in this scale, regardless of price. I recently bought a Dragon Wings Braniff 727-200 series-the fuselage & wings are nice, but the tail is a really cheap looking piece of plastic.
      I have similiar Braniff aircraft from Jet-X and Gemini jets and they seem better. What about Aero Classics? Any opinions on this are most wecome.

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      Post #31505, posted on 02-21-2010 GMT-5 hours    
      Jet-X use Dragon Wings molds. If you want the less toy like look of metal, Gemini and Aeroclassics are it. Aeroclassics molds generally have the best detail.

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      Post #34233, posted on 10-04-2010 GMT-5 hours    
      This question is impossible to answer simply---just like plastic kits, it varies mold-by-mold. Personally, I think Dragon's 727 is the best by far. All other lack the "kink" at the top of the leading edge of the fin, and most have engine/alignment/nose issues.

      PS--JX no longer uses Dragon's molds.

      Aeroclassics--best detail? Sure, scribing many fine lines onto the wings may be the most detailed, but is that really a plus when the overall shape is completely wrong? (talking about their 727s here).

      Again--MOLD by MOLD. Dragon makes the very best and the very worst. Aeroclassics makes the very best and the very worst---and so does Gemini.