The spectacular growth of Airbus means that nowadays it is effectively a two horse race between it and Boeing for large jets, and this is obviously replicated in terms of releases in 1/400 scale. This is also the area of the scale with the most mould competition, with all three of the major mould makers active. The older European types and regionals also do get a look in still but the numbers made are much smaller and competition much less.
In Part 1 we looked at Boeing and in Part 2 we'll stay in the New World and look at all the other manufacturers there. These are mainly US but obviously with a sprinkling of those from Canada and Brasil. The same judging criteria applies as in the first part so with that in mind let's get into it.
One of the questions I hear most regularly from collectors looking for information is who has the best moulds for a given aircraft type in 1/400 scale? It can be a complex question to answer, however I have spent many years now collecting and researching this scale so in this post I will attempt to begin to answer the question.
Following the cat-astrophe Yesterday's Airlines has been reborn again. If Mk1 encompasses the many iterations of the original hobby room and Mk2 was the new house hangar then Mk3 is the first time that the majority of the collection has been gotten behind glass into display cabinets. Hopefully from here it'll be protected and kept free of dust. With the collection approaching 1300 units it has come just in time and after a few weeks of uncertainty I can get back to blog posts and box opening.
It's been a wild time at Yesterday's Airlines with some extreme highs and lows. Only 1 week after scoring the awesome 300+ collection from a chance contact (see my previous blog entry). the models suffered their most grievous damage ever thanks to the actions of a certain feline. But despite the losses I have managed to bounce back and the hangar is now fully re-equipped and ready for anything the pets can throw at it!