As for the gaps in the wings, you'll learn which molds are like that and which are not. Its not manufacturer specific. Every company has amazing molds that blow everything else out of the water, and yet they still have that one mold that is total crap. For example, I love the engine and wing detail on the 1/400 scale Herpa 737's. However, the nose of those is horrible. But I can live with it. It's all about what you can live with as a collector.
Thanks for you kind comment and tip. As I said, I'm learning. In many ways this collecting segment of an aviation hobby is similar to that of the kit builders. Kit builders run into the same kind of troubles when comparing kits of the same a/c from different manufacturers.
Here's another addition to the collection. This is a Dragonwings Air Canada A340-300.
While I understand the A340 had its detractors and the B777 ended its use, I believe proportionally the -300 is well balanced, especially for a wide-body, and "looks like an airliner should."
Again, I imagine that some my find the jetway coming from nowhere somewhat awkward, but it would block a nose view.
The mis-mash shows the model arriving at a Toronto gate. Before I retired I used to do these kind of photo combos as part of my job. Finding good photos of appropriate terminals at close to a useable angle isn't as easy as I thought.
UPS B767-300F N744UP (Three colors make a handsome livery)
UNITED B777-200ER N796UA (Looking like the workhorse she is)
AMERICAN B787-300 Dreamliner N820AL (Gotta love first time viewers reaction to the wings!)
DELTA B717/MD95 N922AT
This odd one out is a Southern Air Transport L 100-30 N907SJ (A handsome model of a bird few could call pretty. This one has a moveable cargo door not like the painted on door I've seen on C-130 reviews)
Again sorry for the plain photos. I'll post different shots later. Comments welcome.
I did find a B707-320 to finish out my initial goal of having a representative of each Boeing jet.
This is Gemini's American B707-320 Astrojet N8415.
According to some research I did the compressor hump on engine 4 shouldn't be on the model. American fan 707s didn't have compressors there. Engine 4 should look like engine 1. Anybody know for sure?
To start on Douglas birds, I've added Eastern DC-10-30 N390EA.
This model represents an interesting a/c. Eastern wasn't very successful with DC-10s and sold the three birds they had. This one was acquired by Continental Airlines in Sep-90 as N13067. This was the aircraft that lost a metal strip from engine 1 that caused the crash of the Air France Concorde in Paris.
I'm going to shoot and post a few miss-mash shots soon.