Wizz Air A320-232 UR-WUC Phoenix 10825 1:400 November 2013 This is a model released in late 2013 of the East European ULCC Wizz Air’s Ukrainian based companies A320-232. The airline is also based in Poland and Hungary. When trouble started brewing in the Ukraine in late 2013 & early 2014, Wizz, conscious that the area […]Read more "Wizz Air A320-232 UR-WUC Phoenix 10825 1:400 November 2013"
This model is of TAP Portugal’s A330-200 CS-TON (named ‘Joao XXI’ after a dead pope) in service since February 2008. TAP (Transportes Aéreos Portugueses) models are few and far between and tend to sell for a great deal of money second hand. At £27 (US$42.50) it seemed high time to get one before this airline, […]Read more "TAP Portugal A330-202 CS-TON JC Wings XX4621 November 2014 Release 1:400"
This model is of China Airlines (Republic of China, based in Taipei, Taiwan) first 773, leased from GECAS and is part of a major fleet overhaul for the airline as it moves from older aircraft types like the 744 to twin engined and more efficient aircraft. This includes 773’s and the Airbus A350. Delivered on […]Read more "China Airlines 777-36N(ER) B-18051 Phoenix Item:10997 October 2014 Release in 1:400"
It wouldn’t be fair to review this very neat little model acquired from E-Bay for just £12, it’s already 5 years old or more. I’ve been after one for a while. Alitalia small aircraft suitable for RLSI are few and far between and I love the look of the ERJ-145’s. There’s something of the executive […]Read more "Alitalia ERJ-145LR I-EXMB JC Wings 1:400 2009 Release"
The aircraft is a model of a 787-8 recently having entered into service with Kenya Airways, probably the most ambitious of Africa’s airlines after Ethiopian. It’s the first Black African airline into RLSI and long over due. There was the option to have had a 777-300ER but it was too big for a small market […]Read more "Kenya Airways 787-8 5Y-KZA 1:400 Phoenix Item:10949 June 2014 Release"
Air China 747-8i B-2485 1:400 Phoenix 10994 October 2014 Release This model is on my compulsory list – all passenger versions of the 748i are. With Lufthansa having slashed its order from 25 to 19 and then declared they were only suitable for ten years of service, few others have taken them on. Korean Air […]Read more "Air China 747-8i B-2485 1:400 Phoenix 10994 October 2014 Release"
Monarch A300-600 G-MAJS 1:400 Phoenix 11003 October 2014 Release Having seen this aircraft arrive at BHX on its last ever commercial flight earlier this year, it was a bit of a must have model. It was the last A300-600 in European passenger service and despite its age the current livery sat well enough to make […]Read more "Monarch A300-600 G-MAJS 1:400 Phoenix 11003 October 2014 Release"
I’d pretty much decided there would be no more 744’s added to the collection unless they were very very special (like BA’s last one, or a definite last flight). I’d dithered as I often do over spending £34 on something and while I liked it I sort of passed it by. Then I ordered the […]Read more "Corsair International 747-422 F-GTUI 1:400 Phoenix 10892 October 2014 Release"
In all honesty these were an impulse buy. I had no plans for them when deciding to rebuild the diorama and was slightly dubious, but decided to oder 4 – they come in packs of 2 at £10 ($15.88 USD) each pack. They could work well for the edge of the roadway to the East […]Read more "Herpa 1:500 Apron Boarding Station 520553 (used on a 1:400 diorama)"
If you’ve ever looked for 1:400 airport accessories you’ll know how rare they are. Herpa make tiny handfuls of very expensive airports accessories items from time to time that, well frankly, simply defy belief in terms of what they actually cost to make. The Herpa 1:400 airport bus set of 4 cost a whopping £17.50 […]Read more "Herpa 1:500 Floodlights 520171 airport accessories (used on a 1:400 scale diorama)"