It was just a couple of weeks ago that I was surprised by the Panda announcement of their own Tupolev 204 but at the time it was reasonably clear the models themselves must be almost ready. That has turned out to be true and here are the first photos of the finished articles.
Usage of the Panda Models 737-300 remains rather disappointing as it has only recently been used for a handful of models and most of those have been Asian retailer exclusives. What have been ignored are the large number of European and American 737-300s available to be made. Back in April 2020 I did a wishlist for the Europeans and now I turn to the States.
About 6 months ago there were rumours of a falling out between Panda Models and NG Models - two companies that there hadn't previously been any obvious ties between. Most of this apparently happened on Chinese social media. Panda has now released its own Tu-204s as part of this month's release announcements, which is an interesting development.