Delta Groove 1:400 Illuminated Runway Display Case A few weeks ago JC Wings released news that they were going to launch an innovative display case. I wrote about it on this blog. On a forum, someone mentioned these were Japanese in origin, made by Delta-Groove. The implication was obvious – another Chinese knock off with […]Read more "Delta Groove 1:400 Illuminated Runway Display Case"
Airport diorama vehicles are an interesting subject. Gemini has held an almost exclusive market share for these with its now very expensive plastic set that can retail anything between £17-26 ($26-40US) in the UK including tax. The thing is they are actually pretty rubbish – very dated to say the least, looking like something from […]Read more "Airport Diorama Vehicles by Orn Castings"
Well who do we think will come up with this one first? My money’s on Phoenix. This is the third of it’s type and collectors either love them or hate them it seems! Predecessors include 737-8K5 D-AHFM as the Haribo Bear and the Haribo Goldbären D-ATUD which is still available on eBay from time to […]Read more "Tui to introduce third Haribo logo jet: ‘Haribo Tropifrutti’"
I had to have a another one and it arrived today – No lectures on the culture of Scandinavia today either, go back and have a look at Norwegians “Greta Garbo” a couple of articles back for a fuller understanding of Norwegian’s livery philosophy. This one is quite different – Norwegian prides itself on having […]Read more "Norwegian 737-8JP LN-DYU “Jørn Utzon” “Wi-Fi” AeroClassics January 2015 Release"
Norwegian 737-86N LN-NOM “Greta Garbo” AeroClassics January 2015 Release Well here we go again – AeroClassics are the first to market with another livery, this time the 737-800 of Norwegian Air Shuttle. Phoenix did a really nice job on the 787-8 and again, I’m a little surprised Gemini or Phoenix didn’t get their finger out […]Read more "Norwegian 737-86N LN-NOM “Greta Garbo” AeroClassics January 2015 Release"
Qatar Airways A350-941 A7-ALA Phoenix 11009 December 2014 Release The first commercially delivered A350XWB to launch customer Qatar Airways went into service just a few days ago (January 2015) on the Doha-Frankfurt rotation, the first of some 800+ expected to be delivered over the coming decade and I suspect another few hundred more on top. […]Read more "Qatar Airways A350-941 A7-ALA Phoenix 11009 December 2014 Release"
Etihad 787-9 A6-BLA Gemini Jets GJETD1424 December 2014 Release The aircraft is a model of 787-9 A6-BLA of Etihad Airways which has just gone into service in the past few weeks. It and the A380 in the new livery mark a new chapter in the airlines expansion and global position as it fights for supremacy […]Read more "Etihad 787-9 A6-BLA Gemini Jets GJETD1424 December 2014 Release"
Etihad A380-861 A6-APA Gemini Jets GJETD1425 1:400 December 2014 I love A380’s – to me they are the pinnacle of aviation engineering at present. This aircraft has just gone into service with Etihad, fully equipped with some of the latest in high-end accommodation, including a three bedroomed suite with a butler for around $20,000 […]Read more "Etihad A380-861 A6-APA Gemini Jets GJETD1425 December 2014 Release"
A close fight in some areas but only one is a true winnerRead more "Gemini Jets v. Phoenix – The Comparison Test Virgin Atlantic 787-9 G-VNEW"
Not even vaguely “as good as it gets”Read more "Virgin Atlantic 787-9 G-VNEW Gemini Jets December 2014 Release GVIR1444"