Latin classics always appear in high demand and until recently it has only been Aeroclassics that made them at all regularly. Now El Aviador is on the scene in 400 scale we can look forward to hopefully a lot more. Just recently there have been a selection of Peruvian releases and they have all sold like hot cakes. In fact, while people have zeroed in on that Gemini Delta CRJ I'd say it has been a lot harder to find a Faucett DC-8!
Getting the colours correct on model aircraft can be a major challenge, especially when the livery in question is historic. The United Battleship Grey scheme is perhaps the most problematic scheme to make. With NG Models recently joining the fray with their United 747SP I wanted to take a look at some of the different greys that have been used.
I own over 2,200 400 scale models and 252 of those are Gemini releases. On the whole they are decent models, however there is a worrying trend for a small number of Gemini's from relatively recently to show degradation over time. I was checking out my Qantas 747SP recently, as with the new NG Models versions upcoming I was considering selling it, and sadly I came across just this problem.
Panda Models are something of an enigma and they make at least as many models for others as they do under their own brand name. You're never sure when they'll announce new models or what they'll be but they have several excellent new moulds for narrowbodies that are crying out for usage and this month the four models announced are awesome.