JC Wings Bombardier CS100 C-GWYD “withdrawn from Global sale following one large corporate purchase” Rumours abound at every level but the general theme seems to be that one big purchaser stepped in and took a huge slice of JC Wings production leaving little or nothing for other markets. The UK for one will NOT be […]Read more "JC Wings Bombardier CS100 “No longer available” before it’s even been on general release"
Air Canada A320-211 C-FFWI Velocity Models VM004 Launch Model with special box art January 2015 Velocity Models based in Las Vegas not far from their former paymasters at Gemini Jets are a welcome start up that aims to take the views of the collector and hobbyist seriously – in itself this is a major development. […]Read more "Air Canada A320-211 C-FFWI Velocity Models VM004 Launch Model with special box art January 2015"
Edit: since I wrote this a couple of weeks ago there has been an avalanche of A340-300 retirement announcements. Virgin Atlantic brought the October end forward to March and promptly took G-VELD out of service leaving just G-VSUN. Then Friday Cathay Pacific announced they were withdrawing all 11 of theirs by 2017 and that they […]Read more "The Long Dark Night of the A340…"
Now and again I design a couple of ads for RLSI’s diorama billboards, so here’s a selection for a Swiss campaign I thought I’d run. I’m more than a bit fond of San Francisco and with three airlines running their from RLSI, it was just an excuse to take a new photograph…..Read more "Swiss – simple but stylish – new posters for RLSI diorama billboards"
Thai Cargo 747-4D7BCF HS-TGJ JC Wings XX4318 2012 Release With another cargo 744 bargain on Ebay for just £20 ($30.85US) and no other bidders I just had to have it. Since the installation of dedicated cargo facilities at RLSI I just need a few more cargo variants to allow 2-3 different aircraft per day when […]Read more "Thai Cargo 747-4D7BCF HS-TGJ JC Wings XX4318 2012 Release"
JetBlue Airways (New York) has repainted its Airbus A320-232 N598JB (msn 2314) in a new 15th Anniversary special color scheme that features keywords that represents the values of the company. The pictured N598JB is now flying in the system emblazoned with the five founding values across the fuselage and a brand new name: Bluemanity! Flying […]Read more "jetBlue new logo jet, first spot of new easyJet livery and Swiss formation flying"
Velocity Models – a much anticipated launch if ever there was one – launched their website yesterday and a range of A320’s priced at £23.44 ($36US) – excluding delivery and taxes. There are some interesting choices that US collectors will be quite pleased with – the one UK representative is the now already outdated easyJet […]Read more "Velocity Models Launch with a range of A319/320’s"
Well here she is full side on finally – is it one for the collection?Read more "Lufthansa 748i Full Side-on Retro Livery"
Monarch A321 G-ZBAO Phoenix 11057 January 2015 Release I’m not going to mince words over this model. It’s crap. 1) Main Fuselage For one the yellow tail colour, the dark underbody base colour are totally wrong. They got it wrong on G-MAJS and just because it was wrong on that you’d think they might not be […]Read more "Monarch A321 G-ZBAO Phoenix 11057 January 2015 Release"
KLM 747-406BC PH-BFH “95th” Phoenix 11052 January 2015 Release KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij) – in English a translation that mens simply Royal Airlines, is one of the oldest in the world and something the Dutch are rightly proud of. There was much anguish over its merger with Air France but modern financial realities meant it […]Read more "KLM 747-406BC PH-BFH “95th” Phoenix 11052 January 2015 Release"