If I admitted that I didn’t actually know I’d bought this and it turned up in the box from Amsterdam as something of a surprise would you believe me? It arrived with TF-MOM & DAD, The new livery Wizz A320 and several others. I couldn’t even remember looking at the model, never mind ordering it, […]Read more "Air Bridge Cargo 747-8HVF VQ-BLQ Phoenix 10600 2014"
SkyGreece cease I’ll be posting a review tomorrow of a 748, but in the meantime, the inevitably sad news that another hopeful has seemingly vanished. We’d never seen a model and nor were we likely to but it would have been pretty cool, with its Greek flag tail. SkyGreece is another of those start ups […]Read more "Gemini release, SkyGreece cease, Korean Air finally flies & JC Wings it"
I’ve always loved the UPS livery and my personal experience of UPS services has always been ultra-positive. I’ve collected a couple – I know some people have entire fleets of UPS and or Fedex, but it suits the RLSI Diorama to have no more than three or four of any one cargo line. So this […]Read more "UPS 767-34AF(ER) N344UP Gemini Jets GJUPS1470 2015"
When Phoenix first released the now old livery in November 2013, I missed out and bought it almost 12 months later (reviewed HERE), so this time I was quick on the draw to make sure I got myself the new livery. Russia’s illegal annexation of the Crimea and it’s support for anti-Ukraine regions that has […]Read more "Wizz Air A320-232 HA-LYQ Phoenix 11133 June/July 2015"
I love Cathay Pacific as an airline. It’s roots are as far back in the days of Imperialism and the British Empire as it’s possible to get. The Swire Group who own it are a long established company of British traders that go back into the Victorian era. It may not be obvious in this […]Read more "Cathay Pacific 777-300ER B-KQX “50th 777” Phoenix PH04071 July/August 2015"
Firstly, the ANA Star Wars announcement will thrill may fans of aviation and the films. My question is who is going to pay the not inconsiderable sum to licence Star Wars 1:400 models? I’m actually expecting that they won’t see the light of day because the cost will be excessive. Anyone trying to import illegal […]Read more "ANA expands its Star Wars offering"
If there’s a different livery and they happen to be in the OneWorld alliance (which as the smallest is hard to provide aircraft for), then it’s a model I usually want. S7 Airlines is poorly represented in general (despite being one of Russia’s most successful private airlines). So when JC Wings announced they were doing […]Read more "S7 Siberia Airlines A320-214 VP-BOL JC Wings XX4755 April/May 2015"
The search for a non-logojet 744 in Qantas livery was proving completely fruitless. They never seem to crop up and I’ve been looking for a year. Certain versions don’t sell well. This is one of them, the other, which some retailers can’t shift for cost price is the boxing kangaroo livery, which is horrible. The […]Read more "Qantas 747-400 VH-OEJ Gemini Jets GJQFA1440 “World Cup” Livery 2014"
I think I mentioned in the recent past that I’d chosen Gemini because they were best at reproducing colours. In fact I specifically said I chose to buy the Gemini Vietnam 787-9 because of this very fact. So what a joke to find not only is it the wrong colour, it’s the wrong colour by […]Read more "Vietnam Airlines 787-9 VN-A861 Gemini Jets GJHVN1478 July 2015"
One minute BA are decrying the need for sharklets on their A320’s and the next minute their retrofitting all of them as fast as they can lay their hands on them and buying new ones with them fitted. That’s very BA. These days you have to look at BA more in the context of IAG, […]Read more "British Airways A320 G-EUYV “sharklets” Gemini Jets GJBAW1410 July 2015"