Virgin Atlantic’s old colours still confuse model makersRead more "Virgin Atlantic 747-41R G-VWOW 1:400 Apollo Jan 2014 release"
A very close real life sister: This is a model of the now delisted Lufthansa 737-330 D-ABXZ named “Bad Mergentheim” (Bad is German for spa) during her days on the Lufthansa Express service, a short lived attempt at early day low cost competition. The reason I bought it was that I hand’t realised there were […]Read more "Lufthansa 737-330 D-ABXZ AeroClassics 1:400 Nov 2013 Release"
Decent packaging from Phoenix The aircraft is a model of a 787-9 which at the time of writing is dues to go into service with ANZ in the next few weeks. ANZ are the first to take delivery of the 787-9 and this one is painted in the new All Black scheme. The box is […]Read more "Air New Zealand 787-9 ZK-NZE 1:400 Phoenix Item:10936 May 2014 Release"
A good model that could have been greatRead more "Virgin Australia 777-3ZGER VH-VPE 1:400 Apollo A31089 May 2014 Relea"
Good, but not good enough for the moneyRead more "El Al Israel Airlines 737-958ER 4X-EHA Gemini Jets 1:400 GJELY1381 May 2014 Release"
Originally as I never purchased this new but from a fellow collector, I wasn’t going to review it but it’s such a small and frankly excellent little model it’s grown on me. I have a reputation for hammering Gemini for poor quality relative to the price they charge and it was an opportunity to point […]Read more "British Airways Saab 340B G-LGNB Gemini Jets 1:400 2013 Release GJLOG1116"
An all round excellent model from PhoenixRead more "Norwegian 787-8FZ EI-LNA 1:400 Phoenix Item:10906 March 2014 Release"
Top marks for a top modelRead more "El Al Israel Airlines 737-8Q8W 4X-EKP Witty Wings 1:400 WT4738003 2013 Release"
commercial acceptability rather than excellenceRead more "The Gemini Jets KLM E-190 Review May 2014"
Virgin Atlantic 747-443 G-VROM Apollo A13064 1:400 January 2014 Release The model is of G-VROM, one of a group that Virgin Atlantic acquired relatively cheaply from Boeing when Alitalia cancelled its order. She was delivered pretty much straight into a declining market and Virgin didn’t know what to do with her. She was leased from […]Read more "Virgin Atlantic G-VROM 1:400 Apollo Dec 2013 release"