For over a decade the Boeing 727-200 Advanced was the aircraft of choice, if you didn’t want a widebody, within the USA and in many other parts of the world. Even into the late 1980s and early 90s it still formed a large chunk of the global fleet and so not surprisingly there is plenty of scope for 727s in 1:400 scale even though lots have been made already. Nowadays it falls only to Aeroclassics to regularly produce the venerable trijet so what easy pickings are left?
NG Models have just finished releasing an excellent batch of 757s and CRJs from their September announcements, which have been almost universally praised, but why rest on your laurels? It seems there are plenty of other great models to be made using the 757 and October's announcements has another 9! Plus this month the first of the new 787s are ready for roll out.
The new Aeroclassics have just been announced alongside some models from Blue Box. The latter include a new 767-200 mould and although Andrew says it isn't by Aeroclassics, almost all the retailers disagree. I'll not comment any further and let you decide where it comes from, after all it is the models themselves I'm more interested in. Let's see what we've got this month.
The manufacturers view modern widebodies as akin to a cashcow so I guess it is no surprise that NG Models are also interested in competing in this space. Certainly Phoenix and Gemini are vulnerable but given the recent attacks from the latter one can only imagine how they'll react to this move. And does 1:400 really need another 787 anyway?