U.S Airways 767-200, by Gemini Jets
Gemini Jets Part Number: GJUSA660
Manufacturer: Gemini Jets
There are always two things I think of when I see this final U.S Airways scheme. The first is the "Miracle on the Hudson." The second is the feeling that this scheme embodies the go-gett'em, hard working but professional attitude of so many working Americans. For each of them, there's U.S Airlines. Or at least there was. The box has a nice neat pin stripe down the front identical to the one each of its aircraft wore in this final look before the American Airlines buy-out. A very nice and well individualized box for this model.
Line Number 26843 was first seen at work when it entered service for USAir in March of 1993 according to airfleets.net
This aircraft served a long life filled with hard work and many trans-Atlantic flights. Its destiny seemed to be determined at the time U.S Airlines was absorbed by American and shortly after storing orders were given. This bird was last commonly seen resting in Victorville California and stripped of her titles in March of 2015.
There's no reason to really count rivets on a model from 2006. The model is effectively over a decade old. (Still no excuse for it falling apart!)
The nose of the aircraft is very accurate and the slope down to the front gear is correct. Perhaps Gemini was a little dramatic in making sure to capture the shorter fuselage of the 767-200 because compared to the real thing, most front end features seem a little smushed.
The length of the engine cowling is also a little questionable. To me, the cowling is too long and the engine core (secondary component after the cowling) is too long.
The only other complaint is the shape and angle or lack-thereof the main gear bay doors. Everything else seems to be in order. From the wings on back this is quite clearly a 767-200.