What to do with all the boxes is a question any major collector of scale models has to ask themselves sooner or later. With over 1,600 1:400 models nowadays the boxes are often the bane of my existence. I had had them all well organised but recent purchases have seen that organisation go out of the window and so this festive season it was time to come to grips once again with the box terror.
I buy a lot of 1:400 scale models but although I live in NZ I buy very few from New Zealand or Australia. Very rarely are they price competitive with China or the USA (even on shipping in the case of Australia). So it was a great pleasure to discover a new Australian source who has some rare models for sale at his eBay store.
If there's one thing I love in 1:400 scale it is an obscure national carrier release. Aeroclassics generally monopolise this part of my collection but there are a few other models out there from other manufacturers. One of the most sought after for me personally is the Magic Models Air Gabon Boeing 747-2Q2BM. A few weeks ago I was put onto the trail of one but it hasn't gone to plan.
There has been some big and potentially exciting news going on over at wings900, although since that site is barely alive I imagine few have noticed. There is a 'new' manufacturer who has gone onto the forum and announced they are making a new 757 in 1:400 scale. Even better they've backed up the talk with photos of a finished prototype. So who are they and what is going on?