Now the 767-200 mould is out and Aeroclassics have started pumping out releases it seems like an appropriate time to take a look at what they might turn their hand to. In my opinion there have been two perfectly good earlier moulds for the type and they have already plucked a lot of the obvious low hanging fruit. To that end I’m not too keen to go over already released candidates unless there is a good specific reason to do so. That still leaves plenty of fertile ground anyway and hopefully Aeroclassics agree with me.
2019 is already proving to be a year of serious competition in 1:400 scale and whether some of the new and updated moulds is a direct reaction to the arrival of NG Models or a natural progression is a little hard to say. This however is the third direct head to head assault on NG Models by JC Wings showing that they at least are not willing to cede market share to NG.
A new year brings another selection of excellent releases from Aeroclassics continuing the theme of late 2018 with the new moulds (737 MAX-9, 757-200 and 767-200) in action as well as the Douglas family of aircraft. 2019 brings the return of propliners as well, which is most welcome. Aircraft this month come from airlines of Canada, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama and the USA.
Recently Panda Models have presumably leveraged their existing 737-700 mould to produce its shorter stablemate the series 600. The type was thoroughly unloved and therefore the number of operators of the type was limited. Panda have already made 5 737-600s covering SAS and Air China but there is a small group of further series 600s that can, and ought, to be made.