Boeing 747-100 747 TWA Trans World Airlines "Globe Map" 1/200 Scale Model by Hogan

$ 89.00


1:200 Scale  Plastic Snap-Fit – Boeing 747-100 TWA Globe Map  – Length:13.75"  Wingspan: 12.75"

This Hogan 747-100 has great details, from the wing panels to the color and markings on the fuselage and engines.

This model version does come with a display stand and can be attached to it displaying the airplane as in take off or landing. The model displayed resting on its landing gear or on the stand. The covers for the wheel wells are included so the model can be displayed as if it had its landing gear in the retracted position (inside). Attaching it to the stand will actually make the landing gear more visible.

The landing gear requires the user to attach/assemble it to the fuselage (the ones in the wings already come attached and they seem to be glued). The fitting on the fuselage landing gear is quite tight, and the parts need to go quite deep in order to achieve the proper level with the already attached landing gears in the wings. One has to be very careful not to exert too much pressure and break them. The landing gear itself is beautiful, from the photos you can see that they depict the real deal with all its parts and robustness. However, as robust and sturdy as the landing gear appears to be, remember that at the end they are tiny plastic pieces that can't take much stress (without breaking or bending) because of their size, they are indeed very fragile (and therefore the age recommendation of 14 rather than the usual 8 from other models). Even when indulging in role playing landings and take offs (we all do it, don't pretend you don't) one has to be very delicate with this model.

Things to notice in this line:

- Accurate landing gear

- Smooth rolling wheels on the landing gear (be sure to place it in a flat surface)

- Rubber tires and metallic looking wheels

- Accurate shaped fan blades inside the engines

This type of model is really not a toy, it is very fragile and something is bound to break if played with as a toy.