Increasingly, and a little annoyingly, it seems 400 scale releases are being made for specific retailers in specific localities. Don't get me wrong it's great that people can get models made but it's a pain when they aren't well publicised and/or almost impossible to get hold of. Here's a quick roundup of some models you may have missed from this year made exclusively for markets in Asia.
In recent times Asia has been a hotbed of exclusive releases for retailers and one of the most prolific has been the well known Malaysian store MyHobbyHouse, which continues to produce an interesting range of models from JC Wings, Panda and Phoenix for the Malaysian market. In this post I'll take a look at the latest and what they have coming up.
Fantasy releases are not usually my cup of tea but I just acquired one from a short series of them which are quite interesting. There aren't that many models made by brands, which partly illustrate the brand itself (the Schuco Concorde comes to mind) however for 4 years Panda Models produced an annual release celebrating themselves and Chinese New Year.
The Caravelle is back in 400 scale with Aeroclassics dusting off their mould for a new run of French built twinjets. The first month brought Iberia, Catair and Swissair but there's plenty more to be done even if just looking at the marks that the Aeroclassics mould can be used for. Here's a fairly comprehensive listing taking you from Europe to SE Asia, South America and beyond!