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    Jets make a lotta noise, but they don't talk back! Pro Collector DC-8-556's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by connie freak View Post
    All the KLM 8's I saw had the windows printed too high. The Iberia just about crept in ok on that issue. So I got one of those.

    High window printing seems an issue with factories right down the line. The HM BEA viscount (early sceme) prepro pic shows the same problem. The giveaway is often the roof titling. I believe the general rule is that the titles are designed to be read when you're standing at ground level. If they appear to disappear over the roof something is amiss.

    Even on older propliners, when you were standing inside of them, the windows were always at the level between your groin and shoulder. When sitting they were not generally above your head. I remember hunching down when seated to get a full view straight out. So windows I think, should be firmly in the side and not working up to the roof.

    How's your KLM DC-8 ? This great shot from Agent shows the windows being more than half way up the fuselage. I think they should be only midway. And lower when compared to the windshield position.
    Mine is the same. I find it tolerable. You're quite right with your obsevations, but it is not a deal killer on this model. I'm not the 100% purist collecter, so I do have give and take with some, not all, models. I find nothing wrong with collecters that are seeking the 100% perfection in a model either. Heck, you guys keep the manufacturers on their toes
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    Senior Member Supreme Hangar Mechanic connie freak's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DC-8-556 View Post
    Mine is the same. I find it tolerable. You're quite right with your obsevations, but it is not a deal killer on this model. I'm not the 100% purist collecter, so I do have give and take with some, not all, models. I find nothing wrong with collecters that are seeking the 100% perfection in a model either. Heck, you guys keep the manufacturers on their toes
    Thanks for your comments. I don't know if our comments on here ever reach the notice of the manufacturers. And even it does reach them, do they really care ? If the IF200 (or any other manu for that matter) production run is all taken up anyway why should they worry about improving accuracy ? If crap sells they won't bother to get it right in the future.

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