Most if not all Airlines in the world have fleets of aircraft that are in turn modeled both in type and livery. When I speak of type, I am referring to the make and model of the aircraft. The word Livery refers to the paint scheme. Commercial Airplane Models are appealing to the eye and sparks the imagination of those that look at them. The models are built in different scales as well as different materials.
I have discussed in other articles the differences in scale as well as materials (click the links to see the article). Your choices are not that many, but choosing the right model for the purpose is most important. If you would like to browse selections of models, you can do it in an article I wrote where I provide links that will take you to Amazon with the Keyword search already inserted.
Models not Toys
Depending on the materials used in the construction of the models will directly affect the durability of the model. Large models reflecting Commercial Airplanes are usually for display purposes. They may have been a gift of gratitude or just personal self-indulgence highlighting events that conjure up memories. They are not durable enough to be treated as a toy for an adolescent child.
The biggest concern for these large models is that of Dust and handling. In my article ‘Model Airplane Display Case’, I talk about the vulnerabilities that one needs to address if you want an expensive model to last the test of time. There are no guaranties when a model is in the hands of a child. They just will not survive.
Pre-built models are ‘turn key’. Nothing is needed other than a place for display. Display places’ could be on a credenza or in a display case designed to protect the model. But models also come in kits to be built by a modeling enthusiast. Models are available in different scales and in different materials. Kit models are built from numerous pieces and with workmanship, can be very difficult to discern from a solid one piece model.
The biggest disadvantage with kits is the time necessary to build them. Once finished, then the livery of the model must be put on taking on additional time. Hand painting and decal placement are not for the faint of heart. Very exacting and meticulous work is needed if you are going to have a beautiful model for display.
If you would like to learn more about Model Airplanes,
please look at the links below.
- Best Gift Giving Ideas – Airplane Models
- Executive Airplane Models – Large, Static, and Beautiful
- Large Scale Commercial Airplane Models
- Large Scale Airplane Models
- How to Clean a Model
- Large Scale Plastic Models
- Model Airplane Display Cases
Leave a comment below on your thoughts or if you have a story to tell about a model you have. Questions are welcome as well.