Airbus A320 Inserts for the Beluga XL by JC Wings
Updated: April 2021
JC Wings definitely stole a march on NG Models when their Beluga XL came with an opening cargo hold and they have followed up this lead by releasing the perfect accessory to go with it - A320 fuselage sections, which fit inside the Beluga. Both 1:200 and 1:400 versions have been released but here I look at the 400 scale option.
The set comes in a nice flip-top opening box and contains two complete A320 forward fuselage sections. To make one set you attach the front and rear protective covers and lay the fuselage on the two cradles.
The detailing on the fuselage inserts is really nice and includes elements such as an empty forward nosegear bay and the usual highly detailed printing. Comparting to the standard JC Wings A320 mould you can see that the size and shape match nicely:
My only criticism of the set is that it is quite hard to get the fuselage to sit correctly on the cradle as it is just resting on it and does not attach to it in anyway. Once inside your Beluga XL however the set looks great:
Overall this small set adds real interest to your Beluga XL display and is characteristic of a company that wants to experiment and try new things in the scale. It has certainly livened up my Beluga XL display.
Check out my video review of the A320 inserts here: