Phoenix releases for October ETA November 23rd – Fewer models better quality?

EDIT: Phoenix have now cancelled the Star Wars ANA 787-9 release following the action to prevent the JC Wings release by the Star Wars Copywrite owners Disney/Lucasfilm and ANA of Japan. 

Phoenix seem to have cut down the number of models a little this month and nobody will mid at all if it means better quality.

The highlights for me are the KLM 787-9 which looks like it will be stunning, and the Star Wars R2D2 ANA already allegedly released by JC Wings. I have ordered the Phoenix one as well because the JCW is late – still no sign of it globally, and I’m not even sure Phoenix will be able to deliver it either, copyright and licence issues have got to be a concern, it just isn’t like Disney/Lucasfilm to ignore these infringements, but lets live in a new hope.

EDIT: Having received three of the latest models from the September-October release I can only say they are in general, awful. Phoenix need to get a grip. If there is no improvement in the November models, they will be returned and no further Phoenix models ordered. Enough is enough.



The TAM A359 is interesting but it isn’t one I’m going to go for. TAM & LAN Chile have merged and next year plan on a full new livery to be revealed in February. I’d rather wait for that one.

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Xiamen starts services to Amsterdam Schipol, it’s a very neat livery if you like that sort of thing

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This is my favourite livery on an A380 but its not like it hasn’t already been done what three times now? Gemini, Witty and JCW have all done it before. The Witty is truly amazing.

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An Etihad 773 in the new livery, I’nm delighted its being made but won’t be getting it, I want the 748F in this livery next time please!

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The last highlight is G-XLEI – if you really want another BA A380 that is….

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There are other models of course, most of them derivative or Asian market items, but the highlights look good.