A few weeks ago I received my latest box from engtaobao, which had survived the attention of the Chinese postal service despite their best attempts. Nonetheless one of the models was missing something rather important. Thankfully NG are the decent sort of company to help out a collector and they included with the part an extra surprise too.
Is it a coincidence that after years of ignoring the type only a few months after NG Models debuted their killer 757 mould JC Wings updated Gemini’s old, but still decent mould, with new gears? I think not. An even greater sign of JC Wings battle readiness is that unlike the majority of their releases they have rapidly delivered two new 757s only a few months after they were announced.
At its heart my collection has always had a core of models representing the USA from the end of WW2 until the year 2000. However, in recent years the primary growth areas of my collection have been non-US and to a degree the older part of the collection has been a little ignored. It seems only right therefore that the final part of the redesign of my hangar space returns to where it all began – in the USA.
Sometimes it appears, to my wife at least, that I am constantly rearranging the layout of the Yesterday’s Airlines hangar space. This is partly true but mainly I’d like to think due to the slightly ad hoc way I come across new display cabinets rather than just my own internal mania. Anyway, since I last updated on the status of the hangar there have been two rearrangements and now the display space is looking topnotch.
In this part I take a look at the new cabinet that allowed me to reshape the storage of the Asian fleet and free up space in the benchtop cabinets.
Following on last month’s spread of alliance A321s HYJLwings continues to plough the same furrow but with a selection of more colourful examples. Yet again they do so by including a focus on Chinese examples but also by continuing an attraction to Lufthansa, which is also shared by Panda models.
I haven't been writing too much about Aeroclassics new releases of recent, for reasons many of you understand, however I still buy lots of their releases and this month is a bit special in that it is a really superb lineup. There are some great models in August's batch and it will be an expensive month for me.
Nowadays all of my collection is behind glass or plastic and theoretically protected from dust. However, the cabinets are not all airtight and also are in the garage, which can be damp. So, I really ought to clean the models more regularly than I do. Recently I noticed that the 1980/90s section of the cabinet was looking a bit poorly so it was time to get in and clean away. That gives me a chance to also look at that part of the collection.
I think 2018 has been a grand year for 1:400 scale. Not only have there been new and interesting releases from NG Models and HYJLwings but Aeroclassics has been more active than in years talking about new moulds. The only shame has been the ongoing issues for Retro Models. Anyway literally this morning I discovered some new and exciting news from JC Wings, which I am pleased to be able to reveal exclusively here at Yesterday's Airlines.