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  • Air NZ unveils Hobbit plane

    Very nice Air New Zealand is famous for their special liveries. Just waiting to see which company does the model. My guess right now would be Phoenix.

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    Air New Zealand's support of The Hobbit has gone sky high, with the
    national airline today unveiling its stunning flying billboard for the
    soon-to-be-released film.

    About 100 people gathered at an invite-only function at Air New
    Zealand's engineering department at Auckland International Airport this
    morning for the unveiling of the 777-300 aircraft which is emblazoned
    with artwork promoting the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

    The plane will fly to Los Angeles tonight, before making its way to London.

    It is expected to return to New Zealand by Wednesday so it can make
    an appearance during festivities in Wellington to celebrate the
    movie's premiere.

    ''This aircraft is going to excite passengers and fans of Sir Peter
    Jackson's award-winning cinema fantasies alike when it begins regular
    Air New Zealand services between Auckland, Los Angeles and London from
    this evening,'' Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe said.

    ''New Zealand is the home of Middle Earth and The Hobbit movies will
    be hugely important to New Zealand's tourism industry in the next
    couple of years as international tourists are inspired to come and see
    and experience for themselves the landscapes which have shaped the

    ''We are thrilled to see so many international visitors booked to
    travel to Wellington for the world premiere of The Hobbit: An
    Unexpected Journey. We want them to experience the magic of Middle
    Earth as soon as they set foot on this aircraft.''

    Warner Bros Pictures president of worldwide marketing Sue Kroll
    said: ''Air New Zealand has already proven their creativity and
    innovation with their delightful Middle-earth inspired safety video,
    and now this extraordinary aircraft wrap.

    ''We look forward to continuing to work with them in support of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the months ahead.''

    Heres a video...

    Ahead of Peter Jackson's upcoming Hobbit movie trilogy, Air New Zealand has unveiled a Hobbit-themed airliner.



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      Here are some pics.....



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        Here are some pics.....



        • #5
          Agreed - have a feeling Herpa might do one too but I hate the Herpa prices.


          • #6
            I agree with you Herpa might be the first to do but but I they would do it in 1:500 scale. I also agree with you on the pricing issue. Originally I would have said Dragon Wings but they do not seem to be in the picture these days.


            • #7
              Late to the party but.....<div></div>JC Wings have announced they are doing this model in 1/400 scale.<div>Already up for pre-order at some retailers.</div>


              • #8
                Now it is in 1/400 , I'm sure we won't wait long to have it in 1/200 but from who ??? JC Wings, Herpa , other ???



                • #9
                  Originally posted by Superbou View Post
                  Now it is in 1/400 , I'm sure we won't wait long to have it in 1/200 but from who ??? JC Wings, Herpa , other ??? Arnaud

                  i wouldn't be too choosy, i would take just about any 1/200 diecast or plastic. Which company has the best T7 mold?


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