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Submitting a plane-model for review.

Hello Everybody

First of all Thank you so much to everyone who have helped by updating and helping the W900/DAC team by creating the largest Online Database for Aviation models.
We are super-delighted to notice that there has been an increase of submitted models trough our submit-model feature onsite. However there are some that don't know quite what to fill in on those drop-lists/lineboxes.

So therefore I'm posting this thread as sticky to guide our helpers to correctly fill in the submission forms.
Please read the following guidelines:

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Submit a Model
Allows you submit a model to the database that either hasn’t been added yet as no one may know about it, or to add it because you would like to see in the database.
Submitted models are reviewed by the Wings900 team and you must be a registered user to use this feature.

Model ID (Formerly: Wings900 File Number)
Previously each model in the database had a "Wings900 File Number", a unique eight digit number given to each model. This has been changed to Model ID, the number ranging from 1 to the highest number is now through the 15000s.
If there are any problems with a specific model, or if there is incorrect data, please reference it using this number. In addition, if you are submitting photos please include this ID number either in the file name or in the submission for processing.
This number helps us easily locate this model to answer any and all questions, and you can use this file number for your communication with other collectors.

Airline
Wings900 uses the AeroTransport Databank as a reference for airline names. If an airline name cannot be found under the main drop down listing and a model exists, type in the name (partial or full) into the remarks field.
Aircraft
Exact type of the aircraft including the manufacturers customer coding. Almost all aircraft will have their "aircraft" coding. There will be a handful of examples without it, however the majority of these will be fantasy models.
Example: Malaysia Airlines 747-400 would be a B 747-4H6.

Model Manufacturer
All manufactures names are mentioned in the drop down menu. There are no additional manufactures.
Scale
Model scale as given by the manufacturer.

Part Number
All models officially sold have a part number. Promotion, samples, specials, unlicensed releases and industry models may come without this number. We have done our best to locate these numbers.
If you know of a number and do not see it in the database, e-mail us at [email protected] with the file number of the model and we will adjust accordingly.

Example: Certain Cathay Pacific models can only be bought through Cathay and do not carry any manufacturer number. If the model does not have a manufacturer number, we indicate 000000. If a model is a sample produced by Herpa it will come with a 0. If a model number exists and information is not provided it will include NA or XX in the remaining part of the part number.

Year Released
This is the closest and best estimate to when the model first appeared on the market and/or annoucement. Most Herpa releases are by annoucement while other manufactures are by market date.

Year Discontinued
Once the model is either updated, or the limited production has ceased, the model is considered to be discontinued. Models made with limited runs such as Seattle Model Aircraft Company and Aeroclassics are considered discontinued the same month the model is released.
Note: Herpa models may have been continued in an updated or changed version, if the model has been updated it will not say discontinued until the last and final version has been declared by Herpa. You will notice an Updated Model in the "Reason" Category.

Reason Model Discontinued
If we know why a model was discontinued, it is indicated here.

Aircraft Registration
This is only available when the registration is printed on the model. Some airlines do not want a registration printed, so there is only a generic model released. The database will try and bring engine and customer codes as close to the possible release as possible. Some models without registrations may not be fully accurate.

Number and type of engines
When we do know the registration, the exact number and type of engines the model shows is given. Some models do have incorrect engines mounted, here you can check which engine it should be correctly.

Remarks
Here you find all important information regarding this model. If there are any special features such as names, special liveries, or inaccuracies it will be announced here.

Pictures
Most of the pictures have been taken by Wings900, retailers, and collectors. No pictures may be used for any use without the written permission from Wings900. Please respect the Copyright .
If you have photos of models that are missing in the database: kindly send them our way to one of these email: [email protected]
Alternative way of submitting photos: W900 Registered members can also post missing model photos on this database thread: Wings900 Forums - Model Photos for Wings900 Database

Click here for a list of missing images:
Models missing photos in the Wings900 Database


Units produced
Manufactures usually list how many models are produced of a select model. We do publish this figures to our best knowledge, however there can be some inaccuracies especially without the knowledge from the unlicensced manufactures.

Window Code
The printing of the window line on models can be different.
W1 indicates that windows which are closed or plugged on the actual aircraft are printed as an outline.
W2 indicates that plugged windows are left away and a blank space is added. The window line represents exactly the aircraft as flown at this time
W3 indicates that there is a continuous window line printed regardless of the actual aircraft configuration. Please note that sometimes on a W3 window line one or two windows are "missing", this means the real aircraft does never have a window there.

Box code
Code for Aeroclassics packaging
Box Type Description
AC1 Standard box with square window on front. Comes in various sizes, designs and colors.
AC2 Standard without window. Sometimes with airplane picture or airline logo. Comes in various sizes, designs and colors.
AC3 "Canadian Style" cardboard box with square window on front and canadian airline logos printed around the window.
AC4 "Russian/Chinese Style" cardboard box with star shaped window and Aeroclassics titles on front.
AC5 Cardboard box with square window on front and "Aeroclassics made by 400 your craftsman" sticker.
AC6 Yellow-orange cardboard box with DC-9 shaped window and "Douglas DC-9" titles on front.
AC7 Light blue cardboard box with circular window on front and "Caravelle" titles on the rear side.
AC8 All-white cardboard box with "Aeroclassics" sticker for Aeroclassics first generation releases.
BC1 Beige-blue cardboard box with square window and "Aeroclassics" titles on front.

Code for BigBird400 packaging
Box Type Description
BB1 Standard cardboard box with airline logo and picture of the real aircraft on front.
BB2 Transparent plastic box with red "400 your craftsman" logo on front.
BB3 Special box for sets. Comes in various sizes, designs and shapes.

Code for Herpa packaging
Box Type Description
B1 Dark grey box with 5 Herpa Wings logos, "Wings" printed in red
B2 White box with two Herpa Wings logos, "Wings" printed in red
B3 White box with 4 Herpa Wings logos, "Wings" printed in black
B4 White box with 6 Herpa Wings logos, "Wings" printed in black, scale indicated
B5 Industry box for airlines or promotion models, color and design varies, some with windows
B6 White box for samples, aircraft type, airline and production date sometimes handwritten, sometimes typewriter sticker or computer sticker. Old boxes look handmade, new ones are printed with or without window
B7 White box without any printing
B8 Box for fantasy liveries or promotion liveries using fantasy designs, comes in all designs and colors
B9 Box for sets, comes in all various shapes and sizes
B10 Tin box.
B11 Box for herpa "Yesterday" series with silver background
B12 Box introduced in 2002 with Herpa's new corporate design. The Herpa logo no longer contains the word "wings". Aircraft specifications are located on the right side.
B13 Box introduced in 2002 with Herpa's new corporate design for its "Yesterday SerieS" models. Same design as a B12 box except in Silver.

Code for Dragon Wings packaging
Box Type Description
D1 Standard Box, in the original style. Revised in 2003
D2 Promotional or Corporate Box. No specific design is necessary.
D3 Non-Descript Box. Example: Blank B 747-400
D4 Standard grey box. Updated design for 2003.
D5 Tin Box Example: Lufthansa Super Constellation
D6 Plastic Box
D7 Tucano labeled box, used for joint Dragon Wings/Tucano releases
D8 Box for sets, comes in various shapes and sizes
D9 TOMY boxes, for exclusive TOMY releases
D10 Standard cardboard box slightly modified design to the D4 box. Released in 2004.

Code for Gemini Jets packaging
Box Type Description
G1 ]Standardard Grey Box, with open flap on front
G2 Standard Non-Grey Box, with open flap on front Example: Qantas A330, JetBlue A320
G3 Tin Box Example: SkyJets400 El Al 732
G4 Non-Descript Box, has no Gemini markings or front flap. Example: Air New Zealand "All Blacks" B 747-400
G5 Aeroclassics style box. Used for models released in co-operation with Aeroclassics, using an Aeroclassics mould.
G6 Standard Blue Box, with open flap front. Introduced in early 2005.

Code for Phoenix Models packaging
Box Type Description
P1 Transparent Plastic Box.
P2 Cardboard Box.

Code for Seattle Model Aircraft Company packaging
Box Type Description
SM1 Standard white cardboard box with square window and SMA logo on front.
SM2 Yellow-green cardboard box with square window on front.
SM3 Standard white cardboard box with circular window and SMA logo on front (DC-9 releases).
SM4 Special box for sets. Comes in various sizes, designs and colors.

Code for StarJets packaging
Box Type Description
S1 Standard Box
S2 Standard Box, but in special colors
S3 Tin Box
S4 Special Non-Descript Box.
S5 All White or Grey Box with minimal markings.
S6 Plastic Box With StarJets II Labeling.
Thank you for taking your time to read this, filling out the new model-forms and sending W900 database team the much-needed missing photos.

Cheers, sending your all a bunch of HI-FIVES!

Edit: I'll leave this thread open for questions or problems that may appear regarding submitting models.

Best regards:
-Jay
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