All photos courtesy of the main man Waffle at Waffle Collectibles who looks like he's lifted them from wingsworld :)
Aeroclassics this month joins the trio of existing model makers that are producing 737 MAX-8s. It's an interesting move and the first time since the end of 737NG production in 2016 that Aeroclassics has had a non-Airbus modern mould. Certainly it provides them with a great opportunity to boost sales given that they consistently produce a much greater range of models for the non-Asian market than anybody else. As Andrew himself has pointed out the Air Canada MAX has been announced by Gemini Jets but Aeroclassics have beaten them to the marketplace.
Here are the initial set of MAXs:
How does the mould look? It's hard to say for certain but although it lacks aerials (as you'd expect from Aeroclassics) it does have have a satnav dome. The advent of this mould will bring a lot of competition in as it goes up against the excellent JC Wings/Gemini and Panda moulds and the lacklustre Phoenix effort.
This month also brings a selection of US centric A321neos of Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines. They all look very nice but are outside my collection criteria:
Douglas Classic Jets
In my classic loving opinion the real wins this month are some excellent classics Douglas and McDonnell Douglas jets. I have had a quick quality check of the ones I'll be buying and they appear mistake free so hopefully this means AC are back on form. I'll be getting 5 at least. The Ariana Afghan has in particular been a major hole in the history of the DC-10 in 1:400 scale.
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