I have never noticed this issue, do you have an example? As far as I know DW never used someone elses mould for their 747's.4) Nose shape inconsistent
The nose shape of Dragons are tend to be hit or miss to me - some in my collection have really sharp nose while some are much rounder - you might want to check the nose shape one by one to confirm the status of the ones you'd like to purchase.
I have never noticed this issue, do you have an example? As far as I know DW never used someone elses mould for their 747's.
I agree with you, to my eyes it just seems to be the cockpit windows that are making the nose shape look different. If the example models were more simple liveries we might be able to see it more clearly. @KG3036_SS, could you provide another example of inconsistent nose shape with a different set of aircraft, preferably with simpler liveries? ThanksThey look almost identical to me though. Could be because of the colors and pattern of the SA + window cockpit of the Qantas being different.
Only mild criticism I'd chip in is a slightly excessive upper anhedral/flex on the wings of the 744 tooling, often leading to a slightly misaligned wing root join. The infamous plastic gears too, have not aged well. Great looking piece otherwise.This is good to hear. I am weighing up buying a Dragon Qantas 747-400 Wunala, and from this feedback, I think I will!
I have noticed slight variations on different units made out of the same mold. I once used three GJ Planet Airways 727-200s to do customs and when removing the original markings and applying decals I noticed one of them had a different nose profile. They might all be from the same mold but are individually sanded down, which leads to different end results.