Re: Sample Ansett BAe146-200A
I received an example of this ‘Rare bird’ today; so rare in fact, that it’s never been included in the Wings900 Database to date. In correcting this omission, I’ve added details tonight and these should hopefully appear over the next few days.
The outer box presents as a very generic ‘BAe 146-200’ offering with illustrations depicting an aircraft adorned in ‘BAe House Colours’ of the period (overall white fuselage with Orange/Red/Blue ‘Pinstripe’ cheatline ‘fanning out’ across the Vertical Stabilizer). As may be expected of a Production Sample specimen, no Serial Number appears on the outer box, and the model itself is devoid of any manufacturer ID markings.
Unsurprisingly, certain details differ from series production examples: Wingtip Beacon lights are omitted as are fuselage ‘Reds’ (although this seems something of a commonplace oversight with most current 146/RJ mainstream offerings, dependent upon manufacturer and livery). Curiously, in addition to outer upper wing control surfaces, inner wing aileron clusters are also painted silver - a feature deleted from all series production model examples in subsequent liveries.
Nonetheless, this is a beautiful and very interesting addition to any collection; in general details are excellent, albeit evidence from the finish standard suggests this being a transient stage of the model’s pre-market development. It should prove an interesting comparison between this pre-production sample and Jet-X’s latest 146 offering of the same airframe (JXL182A – VH-JJP) in the later Ansett WA livery - when the latter arrives with me by post in the next week or so.
Last edited by bluestar735; 07-20-2012 at 05:20 PM.