Photos provided from Waffle Collectibles the no 1 place for Aeroclassics
Aeroclassics has been making gradual incremental improvements to its more recent moulds and one of the things they resolved months back was the wing height issues with their MAX. It is still not my favourite mould but who else is going to produce this variety of models on it? This month Aeroclassics ignore the woes of the Boeing 737 MAX-8 with a quintet of MAXes.
One is actually the ET 737 that crashed and is a small run re-release. Apparently it is already sold out. The other four represent new MAX customers for Aeroclassics – the pick of which are the Fiji Airways and Cayman Airways. Now those are examples of how you do a livery in the 2010s.
This month we get just one previously unannounced 767 in the form of Egyptair’s Cleopatra. I'm not 100% certain but I think is also going to be joined by the pair of recalled 767s from two months ago, freshly remade, in the colours of Air Canada and Polynesian Airlines.
All of this month’s Airbuses represent recent livery changes for their respective airlines. There is an ex-Virgin America A319 wearing the full Chester, so to speak, plus the much-anticipated British Airways ‘heritage BEA Red-Square’ A319 also. The latter has already been seen in the UK having been on sale at the Gatwick Fair and through ARD.
Much more boring is the new Aer Lingus scheme. It’s tidy but tedious and sits on both the A320 and A330 in April’s releases. Even worse is the new Lufthansa scheme, which is incredibly underwhelming as liveries go (and it’s not like Lufthansa has ever excelled in that area).
Bringing up the rear is a single piston propliner. Following on from last month’s Delta C&S DC-6 we get the obvious Delta standard colours. Obvious it may be but it is also an important gap filled in the 1:400 scene (Gemini have done it on a radar nose DC-6 but the maingear was way too low).
This month represents a mini-breather for me since I don't collect modern aircraft outside of China. Even so with the re-release 767s there are 4 models I could easily buy and I admit a couple of the MAXes are tempting too.
I'm Richard Stretton: a fan of 1/400 scale model aircraft and airports. This blog reports work on my model airport dioramas and discussion of the model manufacturers output.