Last month I ended up getting 6 of the July releases and overall I was happy with them all but this month surpasses July and I have been 'forced' to go for 7 of the new set. Here's what has just been announced:
Three of the models are ones that were released in small numbers previously through a few retailers who failed to follow instructions correctly. They feature two of Aeroclassics finest moulds - the stretch DC-8 and the DC-10. All three look excellent:
This month the 727-100 continues to get new releases and Aeroclassics focuses on two airlines it has had affection for TAP Air Portugal and TAESA. Both look impressive and I can't resist that yellow top on the TAESA:
The three 737-200 offerings span three continents and some sought after airline/aircraft combinations. The FedEx is an alternative to the old SMA release, one of the models affected by Zinc Rot. The Indian Airlines release complements the A300 from the start of the year and the Argentinean is the first release of a 400 scale model in this scheme. All three will be joining my fleet.
A Whistle-Pig and a NEO
Finishing up the release set are a long sought after FH-227 and a NEO. The only Air New England release to date was a 2001 Generation One FH-227 so it is great to see the superb modern Aeroclassics mould getting a run-out in this scheme too. The Philippines is of the least interest to me but has also been produced in very small numbers.
As you can tell I'm quite excited about this release set and as of only 1 hour after they were posted on the aeroclassicsdirect website the TAESA and Philippines have already sold out. Presumably some will be available from other sellers like Ezytoys but I suggest you get in quickly!
I'm Richard Stretton, an aviation enthusiast and major collector of 400 scale model aircraft. This blog discusses ongoing events in the world of 400 scale.
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